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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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2021 Virginia Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage


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    from 2021 VA Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amanda Chase (15) Virginia Republican candidate for governor of Virginia
  • Jack Ciattarelli (2) New Jersey Republican Challenger
  • Jennifer Carroll Foy (25) Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jennifer McClellan (16) Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Justin Fairfax (5) Virginia Virginia Democratic Governor
  • Ken Cuccinelli (1) Virginia Republican Challenger
  • Kirk Cox (10) Virginia Republican candidate for Governor
  • Lee Carter (3) Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mark Herring (12) Virginia Democratic candidate for governor
  • Pete Snyder (10)
  • Ralph Northam (5) Virginia Democratic Governor
  • Terry McAuliffe (22) Virginia Democratic Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Virginia 2021 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • The Washington Post, "Republican contender for Va. governor says Trump should declare martial law," by Laura Vozzella, Dec. 15, 2020
  • WRIC-TV ABC-8 News, "Reversing course, Amanda Chase will seek GOP nomination for Virginia governor," by Dean Mirshahi, Dec 11, 2020
  • PolitiFact FactCheck, "Amanda Chase makes bogus claim of voting fraud in Virginia precinct," by Warren Fiske, December 9, 2020
  • Smith Mountain Eagle, "Republican candidate for Virginia governor Amanda Chase visits Smith Mountain Lake," by William Seidel, Nov 25, 2020
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Three fellow GOP senators rebuke Chase over her 'hate' statements about Virginia Democrats," by Andrew Cain, Nov 23, 2020
  • WSLS-10 News, "Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax announces bid for Virginia governor," by Associated Press, September 10, 2020
  • WHSV-3-TV & WWBT newsroom. "Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax proposes $30 billion plan to rebuild Virginia's aging schools," Jun. 18, 2020
  • CNN "State of the Union" interview of Ralph Northam, April 19, 2020
  • Press Releases from the Office of the Attorney General (Mark Herring), March 23-30, 2020
  • Virginia Mercury, "Fairfax calls for 'bolder and swifter actions' in state's response to COVID-19," by Graham Moomaw, March 19, 2020
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Controversial state Sen. Amanda Chase announces run for governor," by Justin Mattingly, 2/17/2020
  • Virginian-Pilot Op-Ed, "Justice reform a Virginia necessity," by Mark Herring, Nov 17, 2019
  • Rewire News, "Virginia's Abortion Landscape Could Change Drastically If Democrats Take Majorities," by Dennis Carter, 11/1/2019
  • Blue Virginia, "AG Mark Herring Reiterates Call for Marijuana Reform," July 18, 2019
  • The Dogwood Daily, "Virginia A.G. Mark Herring fights to get Blackjewel miners paid", by Davis Burroughs, 7/17/2019
  • Blue Virginia, "AG Mark Herring Defends Human Rights of Immigrant Children in Civil Detention," July 10, 2019
  • CBS Face the Nation, "ICE is ready to deport 1 million undocumented immigrants," by Camilo Montoya-Galvez, 7/7/19
  • NewsOne, "Fairfax and Northam put differences aside for gun control after Virginia Beach shooting," by Bruce C.T. Wright, 6/4/2019
  • Virginian-Pilot, "AG Mark Herring explains why he called for Northam's resignation," by Laura Vozzella, 3/5/19
  • NBC News, "Who is Justin Fairfax? The descendant of slaves is next in line for Virginia governor," by Alex Seitz-Wald, Feb. 2, 2019
  • The Hill, "Virginia's one, black statewide official is lone protester during Robert E. Lee Tribute," by Morgan Gstalter, 1/19/2019 The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, "Vogel-Fairfax in tight race for Lieutenant governor," by Scott Shenk, 10/29/2017
  • (More citations and excerpts to follow when available)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Remove politically motivated restrictions on abortion.
    Kirk Cox: Led fight against late term abortion legislation.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led fight for Reproductive Health Protection Act.
    Jennifer McClellan: Fight to protect, strengthen reproductive health continues.
    Terry McAuliffe: Permanently codify protections of Roe v. Wade.
    Terry McAuliffe: Vetoed anti-abortion laws; honored by Virginia NARAL.
    Amanda Chase: How can any human being in good conscience kill a baby?
Budget & Economy
    Pete Snyder: Formed private fund for forgivable loans during pandemic.
    Lee Carter: Put economic power into the hands of working people.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Expand tax credit to spur investment in new products.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Proposed state funding for job training.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Increase unemployment benefits to mirror nearby states.
    Jennifer McClellan: Extend time for people to pay mortgage & avoid foreclosure.
    Terry McAuliffe: Targeted investments partnering with schools, businesses.
    Terry McAuliffe: Provide small businesses access to capital.
Civil Rights
    Jennifer McClellan: Racial justice is about more than criminal justice reform.
    Pete Snyder: Left is pushing transgender bathrooms in our schools.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Increase state buying from women/minority owned businesses.
    Kirk Cox: Enacted a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led fight to get Virginia to ratify Equal Rights Amendment.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led on Virginia Values Act, banning LGBTQ discrimination.
    Kirk Cox: Voted against banning LGBTQ panic defense.
    Terry McAuliffe: Vetoed multiple bills shielding discriminating groups.
    Terry McAuliffe: Tackle inequities by lifting up every Black Virginian.
    Mark Herring: Governor should resign after wearing blackface, but not me.
    Ralph Northam: Outed for blackface photo in 1984 medical school yearbook.
Corporations
    Pete Snyder: Wall Street, big government rig system to protect profits.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Require banks to direct more funds to small businesses.
Crime
    Lee Carter: Rethink what policing means, reduce size of police.
    Terry McAuliffe: I'd like to see every police officer have a body camera.
    Terry McAuliffe: We have racist criminal justice system.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Prohibit police using chokeholds; address bail reform.
    Kirk Cox: Invest $50 million for law enforcement salaries.
    Jennifer McClellan: System focuses on punishment rather than rehabilitation.
    Terry McAuliffe: Shift from military-style equipment to support services.
    Amanda Chase: We've never fully funded our law enforcement.
    Mark Herring: Reform cash bail; more diversity in judiciary.
    Mark Herring: More resources for public safety and law enforcement.
Drugs
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Introduced legislation to legalize marijuana.
    Mark Herring: Marijuana criminalization doesn't work; expunge records.
    Mark Herring: Cannabis reform: decriminalization marijuana possession.
    Mark Herring: Crack down on dealers & traffickers who profit off addiction.
Education
    Pete Snyder: COVID: Open schools, allow students sports and spectators.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Restructure funding formulas so schools get what they need.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Recruit more teachers of color.
    Kirk Cox: Froze college tuition for first time since age of disco.
    Jennifer McClellan: Invest in early childhood educators: compensation, training.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led the fight to fully fund Virginia public schools.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Expand early childhood education to lower age brackets.
    Terry McAuliffe: Wants more diversity among teachers, provide scholarships.
    Terry McAuliffe: $2 billion to boost teacher pay, expand internet access.
    Terry McAuliffe: Address school segregation; expand pre-school availability.
    Ralph Northam: $30 billion to rebuild, reimagine all K-12 schools in state.
Energy & Oil
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Tax credit for commercial buildings that go green.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Expand training for workers interested in solar careers.
    Jennifer McClellan: Ensure environmental justice policies underlie decisions.
    Jennifer McClellan: Worked to pass the Virginia Clean Economy Act.
    Terry McAuliffe: Facilitate development of new clean energy technologies.
    Terry McAuliffe: Facilitate development of new clean energy technologies.
Families & Children
    Jennifer McClellan: Fought to establish paid family and medical leave.
    Mark Herring: Innovative tech to protect children & catch perpetrators.
Government Reform
    Jennifer McClellan: Worked to create Virginia Voting Rights Act.
    Justin Fairfax: Opponents accepted "false" accusation, no due process.
    Lee Carter: Little to no oversight by legislature over executive branch.
    Pete Snyder: For photo ID at polls; witnesses for absentee ballots.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Limit state political contributions to federal limits.
    Amanda Chase: If Trump not made president, declare martial law.
    Amanda Chase: Introduced term limits to stop career politicians.
    Amanda Chase: Prefers gubernatorial primary to nominating convention.
    Amanda Chase: Admits no proof of her claim of overvoting in Virginia.
Gun Control
    Jennifer McClellan: Opposed allowing concealed carry permits from other states.
    Terry McAuliffe: Got stiffer gun laws against domestic violence offenders.
    Terry McAuliffe: Promises to ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines.
    Kirk Cox: Second Amendment is a foundational God-given right.
    Jennifer McClellan: For universal background checks, red flag laws.
    Terry McAuliffe: Fight for common sense solutions to preventing gun violence.
    Amanda Chase: Keep kids safe with armed police at each school.
    Amanda Chase: I don't leave my house without carrying a firearm, ever.
    Ralph Northam: Appreciate thoughts & prayers but need commonsense gun laws.
    Amanda Chase: Running for governor to uphold right to carry arms.
    Pete Snyder: Our 2nd Amendment right is sacred.
Health Care
    Justin Fairfax: Cast tiebreaking vote for Medicaid expansion.
    Kirk Cox: Raised over $2 million for breast cancer awareness.
    Jennifer McClellan: Helped expand Medicaid coverage to over 400,000 Virginians.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Lower prescription costs; stop pharma price gouging.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Ensure doulas are covered by Medicaid.
    Jack Ciattarelli: OpEd: Youngkin opposed to ACA and expanding access.
    Terry McAuliffe: Bring PPE & pharmaceutical manufacturing to Virginia.
    Amanda Chase: Allow insurance across state lines; no surprise billing.
    Amanda Chase: Has fought against Medicaid expansion in Virginia.
    Ralph Northam: Expand Medicare, address racial disparities of pandemic.
    Mark Herring: No more political games with preexisting conditions.
    Justin Fairfax: COVID: urged bold and swift actions in response to pandemic.
    Pete Snyder: Medicaid expansion bad for taxpayers, those pushed into it.
Homeland Security
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: One of the first African-American women to graduate from VMI.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Restore programs that help veterans enter the workforce.
    Kirk Cox: Introduced over 120 bills for veterans and their families.
Immigration
    Pete Snyder: I'll enforce the law and deport violent criminals.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Supported driver's licenses for undocumented residents.
    Mark Herring: Children held at border in inhumane conditions.
    Ken Cuccinelli: Politicians interfere with efforts of ICE to do their job.
Jobs
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Sponsored bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
    Terry McAuliffe: Everyone should have access to paid sick days.
    Mark Herring: Repay miners who remain unpaid due to mine bankruptcy.
Principles & Values
    Pete Snyder: Discrepancies in IRS filing for non-profit on money raised.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: I don't have to empathize, because I understand.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: If you have been blessed, then be a blessing to others.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Almost died after childbirth: motivated run for governor.
    Amanda Chase: Put "In God We Trust" in public schools.
    Amanda Chase: Describes herself as Donald Trump in heels.
    Amanda Chase: Rebuked by Republicans for claim Democrats hate white people.
    Terry McAuliffe: Would accomplish more with Democrats controlling legislature.
    Justin Fairfax: Denies two allegations of sexual assault.
    Ralph Northam: Now is not the time for divisiveness, time for leadership.
    Justin Fairfax: Had ancestor's manumission documents at swearing in.
Tax Reform
    Pete Snyder: I will oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.
    Kirk Cox: Give it back: for return extra revenues to taxpayers.
    Amanda Chase: Help business by opposing tax increases, cutting red tape.
Technology
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Integrate technology and coding into course curriculum.
    Kirk Cox: Social media platforms hare unfairly targeting conservatives.
    Jack Ciattarelli: No need to lay fiber to get statewide broadband.
    Terry McAuliffe: Invest in broadband infrastructure and access.
War & Peace
    Mark Herring: Fights taking military construction money for border wall.
Welfare & Poverty
    Terry McAuliffe: Strong safety net including affordable housing.


The above quotations are from 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage. Next election in 2021; challengers:
2021 Virginia Gubernatorial debate
Ralph Northam(D)
vs.Mark Herring(D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2017 Virginia gubernatorial debate,
Northam(D)
vs.Perriello(D)
vs.Wittman(R)
vs.Gillespie(R)
vs.Stewart(R)
2013 Virginia gubernatorial debates
2009 Virginia gubernatorial debates
Former contenders:
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R,2013);
Creigh Deeds (D,2009)

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