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)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| 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)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Drew Edmondson: No state in women's decisions regarding reproduction.
Kevin Stitt: Ban abortions except rape, incest or to save life of mother.
Mary Fallin: Signed two pro-life bills later struck down by Supreme Court.
Mick Cornett: Ban abortions except rape, incest or to save life of mother.
Kevin Stitt: Human life begins at conception.
Chris Powell: Leave decision to states or the people themselves.
Joe Maldonado: You own your body; not the Government.
Connie Johnson: Advocate for women's reproductive freedom in State Senate.
Gary Richardson: Life is a beautiful gift from our Father who created us.
Drew Edmondson: Supports abortion rights for women, part of his platform.
Joe Dorman: Pro-life.
Budget & Economy|
Kevin Stitt: Cut waste, rather than new taxes, for growth.
Kevin Stitt: Create a level playing field for competition.
Kevin Stitt: State budget needs audits and line-item budgeting.
Mick Cornett: History of developing budget based on needs of the community.
Chris Powell: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
Joe Maldonado: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
Connie Johnson: Revenue is part of the problem.
Gary Jones: Cut budget without losing core services.
Gary Richardson: Curb wasteful spending in our state government.
Joe Dorman: Prosperity requires more than making irresponsible cuts.
Chris Powell: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
Joe Maldonado: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
Mick Cornett: Wants local government to have diversity; represent everyone.
Dan Boren: Code Talker Recognition Act: recognize WWII Native Americans.
Gary Richardson: End special tax breaks encouraged by lobbyists.
Mick Cornett: Accepts donations from corporations doing city business.
Chris Powell: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Joe Maldonado: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Mary Fallin: No life sentences for juveniles.
Gary Richardson: Alternatives cost less than imprisonment.
Kevin Stitt: Keep violent offenders behind bars, with fair sentencing.
Mick Cornett: If prison recidivism rates get reduced so will incarceration.
Drew Edmondson: Remove profit motive from the prison system.
Gary Richardson: Opposed to private prisons; focus on justice, not jail.
Mary Fallin: Supports death penalty even after botched lethal injection.
Mary Fallin: 2011: OK to experiment with drugs used in lethal injection.
Mary Fallin: Murder is about video games & broken families, not guns.
Chris Powell: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Joe Maldonado: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Drew Edmondson: Backs new drug law making possession of drugs a misdeameanor.
Connie Johnson: Strong proponent of legalizing medical marijuana.
Gary Richardson: If people vote to legalize medical marijuana, I'll honor it.
Kevin Stitt: Supports legalizing medical marijuana if strictly medicinal.
Connie Johnson: Ending the war on drugs would improve criminal justice.
Connie Johnson: Fund programs to combat opioid epidemic.
Connie Johnson: Advocate for decriminalized and medical marijuana.
Joe Dorman: No stance on marijuana legalization nor medical marijuana.
Joe Dorman: Legalize marijuana, based on Genesis 1:29.
Mary Fallin: Legal marijuana provides no substantial benefit.
Drew Edmondson: $300M more for education and healthcare systems.
Kevin Stitt: Give priority to funding schools; pay teachers more.
Kevin Stitt: Schools are bloated with administration & too many districts.
Mick Cornett: Says teachers deserve raises that equal the regional average.
Tom Coburn: Schools are bloated with administration & too many districts.
Chris Powell: Strongly oppose vouchers for school choice.
Joe Maldonado: No vouchers for school choice.
Connie Johnson: Support public education, not vouchers.
Gary Richardson: A child's zip code shouldn't determine quality of education.
Joe Dorman: I will continue to be a champion for public education.
Mary Fallin: Build schools with tornado safe rooms.
Energy & Oil|
Mick Cornett: Move away from the oil and gas industry.
Chris Powell: All energy production should treated equally before the law.
Joe Maldonado: Freer market will allow energy that is greener.
Mick Cornett: Recognizes energy's role in workforce, sees future in wind.
Chris Powell: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Joe Maldonado: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Mick Cornett: Great value in the EPA's "brownfields" cleaning up program.
Drew Edmondson: As AG, created the Environmental Protection Unit.
Families & Children|
Kevin Stitt: Vaccination should be between a parent & their pediatrician.
Mary Fallin: Disallow adoptions in LGBT homes.
Chris Powell: Neutral on American Exceptionalism.
Joe Maldonado: Libertarian way instead of American Exceptionalism.
Chris Powell: Support free trade.
Joe Maldonado: Support and expand free trade.
Chris Powell: No opinion on making voter registration easier.
Joe Maldonado: Make elections and voting fair.
Drew Edmondson: Blames revenue shortfall on corporate donors and lobbyists.
Kevin Stitt: Step Up Oklahoma: Fix broken government; level playing field.
Gary Jones: Increased audits despite budget cuts.
Kevin Stitt: NRA member who will fight for 2nd Amendment rights.
Chris Powell: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Joe Maldonado: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Mary Fallin: Veto constitutional carry: No handguns without a permit.
Mick Cornett: Supports 2nd Amendment; enforce laws already on the books.
Gary Richardson: Completely supportive of the Second Amendment.
Drew Edmondson: Long history of being an advocate of the Second Amendment.
Drew Edmondson: Expand Medicaid to address the state's high uninsured rate.
Kevin Stitt: Make Medicaid a trampoline, not a hammock.
Mick Cornett: Wants personal responsibility part of a healthcare approach.
Chris Powell: Oppose ObamaCare.
Joe Maldonado: Expand ObamaCare.
Connie Johnson: Get mental health department up to speed by 2020.
Gary Richardson: Government has a role to play in mental health care.
Connie Johnson: Expand Medicaid.
Joe Dorman: Drop the partisan games & Invest in rural telemedicine.
Drew Edmondson: Services for veterans instead of for corporate donors.
Chris Powell: Don't expand the military.
Joe Maldonado: Don't expand the military.
Mick Cornett: Praises nonprofits efforts finding housing for homeless vets.
Kevin Stitt: Supports border protection; opposes sanctuary cities.
Chris Powell: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Joe Maldonado: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Drew Edmondson: Don't back federal government deporting DREAMers.
Mick Cornett: Says the term "sanctuary cities" is a manipulative label.
Kevin Stitt: Reduce barriers on occupations; increase worker freedom.
Mick Cornett: History of creating jobs and bringing in new industry.
Chris Powell: Strongly oppose affirmative action.
Joe Maldonado: Oppose affirmative action.
Connie Johnson: Higher minimum wage plus business incubators.
Joe Dorman: Minimum wage affects older workers, not just young singles.
Mary Fallin: Prohibit cities from increasing the minimum wage.
Principles & Values|
Drew Edmondson: Condemned with IFFY award for running "Issue-Free" campaign.
Mick Cornett: God and church are main components of his value system.
Chris Powell: Protect freedom to not have religiosity forced upon.
Joe Maldonado: Keep God in the public sphere.
Gary Richardson: Got 14% of the vote as Independent in 2002 Governor's race.
Gary Richardson: Freedom to work & worship free of government interference.
Chris Powell: Privatize Social Security but accommodate those in system.
Joe Maldonado: Opportunity to opt out of Social Security.
Kevin Stitt: Trump tax cuts leveled playing field to compete globally.
Kevin Stitt: Signed Oklahoma Taxpayer Platform.
Kevin Stitt: Shift Oklahoma's tax structure to focus on consumption.
Tom Coburn: Shift Oklahoma's tax structure to focus on consumption.
Chris Powell: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
Joe Maldonado: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
Scott Inman: Don't balance the budget on the backs of the middle class.
Gary Jones: Taxes must go up but with budget cuts.
Gary Richardson: Smaller government, less taxes, and eliminate waste.
Joe Dorman: End tax giveaways to those who really don't need a tax break.
Mary Fallin: Tax cuts if fiscally possible and politically possible.
Kevin Stitt: Repair neglected infrastructure with long term plan.
Mick Cornett: Rebuilding roads and bridges creates jobs & grows economy.
Drew Edmondson: Use tobacco settlement to fund school technology.
Gary Richardson: Eliminate the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
Gary Richardson: Dismantle the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
Joe Dorman: Build storm shelters via local school district funding.
War & Peace|
Chris Powell: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Joe Maldonado: Avoid foreign entanglements.