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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
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)

Book Reviews

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AdWatch: campaign advertisements 2010-2012


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    from 2010-2012 AdWatch (number of quotes indicated):
  • Claire McCaskill (1) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • David Dewhurst (2) Texas Republican Lt. Governor
  • Martha Coakley (2) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
  • Paul LePage (1) Maine Republican Governor candidate
  • Scott Brown (5) Previously MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Ted Cruz (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Todd Akin (1) Republican Challenger Missouri
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

Starting well before each election, candidates produce and air politicial advertisements. Since Citizens United took effect, PACs have produced many campaign ads too.

In modern campaigns, ads might be on TV, but also might be via email, web video, Tweets, or other social media.

Political pundit publications, such as The Hill and Rollcall, analyze campaign advertisements as well as campaign events (although at OnTheIssues we ignore their relentless coverage of polls; since we consider them irrelevant to normal voters and relevant only to pundits!)

OnTheIssues.org reviews those ads and analyses for relevant issue content, including opponents' responses when available. Sometimes we transcribe the ads from video or audio; sometimes we include commentary; all the time, we urge paying attention to the opponent of each advertiser too, to get the full story!

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Martha Coakley: AdWatch: Brown denied contraception to rape victims.
    Scott Brown: 2005: Conscience-based opt out of post-rape contraception.
    Scott Brown: Provide info about emergency contraception to rape victims.
Budget & Economy
    Scott Brown: AdWatch: $2 trillion spending spree puts us deeper in debt.
    Scott Brown: No new regulation of the financial markets.
Civil Rights
    Claire McCaskill: FactCheck: Akin's female staff are not paid as much as men.
    Todd Akin: No policy to pay female staff less than men (but he does).
Corporations
    Paul LePage: AdWatch 2010: only candidate from both business & government.
Free Trade
    David Dewhurst: Cruz defended Chinese on intellectual property theft.
    Ted Cruz: Dewhurst lying about defending Chinese intellectual property.
Principles & Values
    David Dewhurst: AdWatch: DuckingDewhurst.com drove "out-of-touch" narrative.
Tax Reform
    Martha Coakley: AdWatch: Get taxes up from more employment, not tax increase.
    Scott Brown: 15 percent across the board tax cut.


The above quotations are from AdWatch: campaign advertisements 2010-2012.

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