Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
from 2010-2013 Mayor's Office Websites (number of quotes indicated):
- Annise Parker (1) Texas Mayor of Houston
- Antonio Villaraigosa (3) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Bill de Blasio (28) New York Democratic primary candidate and NYC mayor
- Chris Coleman (6) Minnesota DFL
- Cory Booker (6) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
- Eric Garcetti (4) California Mayor of Los Angeles
- Jerry Sanders (4) California Mayor of San Diego
- Julian Castro (1) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
- Marty Walsh (11) Massachusetts Mayor of Boston
- Mike Bloomberg (1) New York Mayor of NYC
- Mike Rawlings (2) Texas Mayor of Dallas
- Pete Buttigieg (1) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
- Rudy Giuliani (1) New York Former Mayor of NYC
- Tommy Battle (2) Alabama Republican candidate for governor of Alabama
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Marty Walsh: More to be done for access to reproductive choices.
Bill de Blasio: Protect the right to choose.
Budget & Economy|
Annise Parker: Close $205M budget gap by cuts & fee increases.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Cut city spending to balance budget; keep essentials.
Jerry Sanders: Cut city payroll; increase city agency efficiency.
Cory Booker: Performance-based budgeting with no tax increases.
Marty Walsh: Care for our LGBTQ elders and support our LGBTQ youth.
Marty Walsh: Gender wage gap is still $10B per year in Boston.
Bill de Blasio: Co-sponsored the Gender Based Discrimination Protection law.
Bill de Blasio: Increase NYC usage of minority businesses from 3% to 10%.
Bill de Blasio: Preserve physical integrity of Industrial Business Zones.
Marty Walsh: More community policing & diversions for non-violent crimes.
Bill de Blasio: Stop-and-frisk disproportionately targets people of color.
Bill de Blasio: Invest in Shot Spotter technology: audio & video on streets.
Marty Walsh: Create an Office of Addiction Recovery Services.
Bill de Blasio: 50,000 arrests for marijuana possession unjust and wrong.
Marty Walsh: Further raise public confidence in Boston Public Schools.
Bill de Blasio: Stop closures & develop a minimum of 100 community schools.
Bill de Blasio: Create an early warning system before school failures.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Charter schools and competition to improve education.
Julian Castro: SERVE SA: 1,500 new volunteers to read in grade schools.
Mike Rawlings: Let families know they can depend on our public schools.
Mike Rawlings: Lobby for public school funding and initiatives.
Jerry Sanders: Implementing national standards in San Diego schools.
Chris Coleman: Close opportunity gap between "haves" & "have-nots".
Energy & Oil|
Marty Walsh: Reduce Boston's carbon emissions & mitigate climate change.
Bill de Blasio: No to fracking; yes to wind, solar, & geothermal.
Antonio Villaraigosa: GREEN LA: reach Kyoto targets and use renewables.
Jerry Sanders: Sustainable energy efficiency via CleanTECH San Diego.
Chris Coleman: Commit to sustainable urban living & urban reforestation.
Chris Coleman: Build vibrant places like Capital City Bikeway.
Marty Walsh: More programs in parks and green spaces.
Bill de Blasio: Increase bicycling to 6% of all NYC trips by 2020.
Bill de Blasio: SPARE pledge: Stop Polystyrene & Revitalize the Environment.
Jerry Sanders: Ensure water reliability via desalination and purchasing.
Mike Bloomberg: Partner with World Bank: reduce traffic fatalities worldwide.
Bill de Blasio: Battle corrupting influence of corporate money in politics.
Bill de Blasio: Citizens United is a body blow to our democracy.
Cory Booker: Make it harder for wealthy to influence politicians.
Bill de Blasio: Wall Street for Change: campaign to support gun divestment.
Eric Garcetti: Track record of leadership against gun˙violence.
Cory Booker: Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state.
Cory Booker: Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws.
Bill de Blasio: Wife runs ThriveNYC for mental health reform.
Tommy Battle: Co-Leader of free programs educating the public on obesity.
Chris Coleman: More access to appropriate treatments for mental health.
Bill de Blasio: Recruit & train nurses without need to go overseas.
Bill de Blasio: Enroll 600,000 more New Yorkers in ObamaCare by 2018.
Bill de Blasio: Train New Yorkers to fill 16,000 nursing positions.
Rudy Giuliani: 96,000 NYC children insured via HealthStat initiative.
Marty Walsh: Values the sacrifice of veterans & provide benefits.
Marty Walsh: More services via New Bostonians Office.
Bill de Blasio: Greater outreach and assistance to immigrant entrepreneurs.
Bill de Blasio: Created privately-funded the DREAM fellowship.
Bill de Blasio: Universal City ID for services for undocumented immigrants.
Bill de Blasio: Fight income inequality that creates Tale of Two Cities.
Tommy Battle: Dedication to creating jobs has his city leading the state.
Chris Coleman: Diversity is a strength of our workforce.
Bill de Blasio: Peg living wage to increases in the cost of living.
Eric Garcetti: Create one online portal for job seekers.
Cory Booker: Held over 100 Job Fairs to employ local residents.
Marty Walsh: Modern transportation system means less traffic congestion.
Bill de Blasio: Keep MTA fares affordable via payroll tax.
Bill de Blasio: Create public Wi-Fi hot zones & citywide broadband.
Eric Garcetti: Supports investment in public transportation.
Welfare & Poverty|
Bill de Blasio: 1990s: Regional director in Pres. Clinton's HUD.
Pete Buttigieg: 1000 Homes in 1000 Days: repair or demolish abandoned homes.
Bill de Blasio: Recognize & legalize basement apartments & granny flats.
Chris Coleman: City resources to prevent mortgage foreclosure.
Cory Booker: Force landlords to provide heat to residents.
The above quotations are from Mayoral websites.
Autobiographies and Biographies of Mayors:
- The Plan, by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Jan. 2009)
- America's Mayor, America's President?, by Robert Polner, May 2007
- The Thumpin', by Naftali Bendavid (about Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, D-IL), May 2007
- Leadership, by former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R, NY), Oct. 2002
- Bloomberg by Bloomberg, by Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I, NY), Aug. 2001
- Mayor's Main Page, full coverage of numerous mayors
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