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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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2022 Alabama Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2022 AL Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Kay Ivey (6) Alabama Republican Alabama Governor
  • Lynda Blanchard (7) Alabama Republican Challenger
  • Malika Sanders-Fortier (4) Alabama Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Stacy Lee George (1) Alabama Republican candidate for Alabama U. S. Governor
  • Tim James (20) Alabama Republican candidate for Governor
  • Yolanda Flowers (17)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Alabama Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • The Birmingham News, "Yolanda Flowers cites background in education, faith in Democratic race for governor," by Sarah Swetlik, Jun. 19, 2022
  • 1819 News, "Democratic candidate for governor draws on experience as educator," by Brandon Moseley, 1/31/22
  • Associated Press, "James opens gubernatorial campaign with evangelical appeal," January 12, 2022
  • 2022 Alabama Senate race: Lynda Blanchard switched races from Senate to Governor on 12/7/2021.
  • Montgomery Advertiser: "Gov. Kay Ivey names Will Califf manager of 2022 re-election campaign," by Brian Lyman, 10/6/21
  • CNN Politics, "Alabama governor defends plan to use Covid-19 relief funds to build prisons," by Chandelis Duster and Nick Valencia, September 29, 2021
  • Alabama Political Reporter, "Alabama Farmers Federation announces its 2022 endorsements," by Brandon Moseley, September 29, 2021
  • FOX News, "Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey blasts Facebook's removal of her campaign page: 'Big Tech has gotten out of hand'," by Brandon Gillespie, 9/28/21
  • Associated Press, "Critics say prison problems go beyond buildings," by Kim Chandler, September 26, 2021
  • Alabama Political Reporter, "Blanchard is praying about the governor's race," by Brandon Moseley, September 20, 2021
  • Yellowhammer News, "Lynda Blanchard rips Biden COVID policy: 'It's something you'd expect a tyrannical dictator to say'," by Jeff Poor, September 11, 2021
  • Alabama Today, "Lynda Blanchard may switch gears and run for governor," by Beth Cann, August 24, 2021
  • Alabama Political Reporter, "Vaccinations becomes an Alabama gubernatorial race issue," by Brandon Moseley, July 30, 2021
  • CBS42 Alabama News, "Gov. Kay Ivey announces re-election run for governor in 2022," by Peter Curi, Jun 2, 2021
  • Alabama Political Reporter, "Senate candidate Lynda Blanchard campaigns in Fayette," by Brandon Moseley, May 12, 2021
  • Alabama Political Reporter, "Bill would give Selma residents final say over renaming Edmund Pettus Bridge," by Micah Danney, January 19, 2021
  • Essence magazine, "Meet The Women Who Turned The Tide In Alabama," by Donna M. Owens, October 24, 2020
  • The Birmingham News (AL.com), "Rape, incest exceptions added to Alabama abortion bill," by Mike Cason, May. 08, 2019
  • Alabama Public Radio, "Daughter Takes Over Longest-Serving State Senator's Seat," February 18, 2019

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Yolanda Flowers: Don't ban abortion but provide counseling for a real choice.
    Tim James: Supports a human life amendment to the Constitution.
    Malika Sanders-Fortier: I believe in human rights of unborn children and of women.
Budget & Economy
    Yolanda Flowers: Invest in community job training and workforce development.
    Yolanda Flowers: Lottery can fund infrastructure, accessible broadband.
    Tim James: Cut programs, transition government jobs to private sector.
    Yolanda Flowers: Supports state lottery to fund schools, roads, highways.
    Kay Ivey: Wants to use $400 million of COVID relief to build prisons.
Civil Rights
    Lynda Blanchard: Don't pit color against color; we are all the same.
    Malika Sanders-Fortier: There's unfinished business of the Civil Rights Movement.
Crime
    Yolanda Flowers: Private prisons have corrupted Alabama's justice system.
    Yolanda Flowers: Hire police, prison guards who are psychologically suited.
    Stacy Lee George: Call in National Guard to get state prisons under control.
    Kay Ivey: Rehabilitate prisoners; don't just warehouse them.
Drugs
    Yolanda Flowers: We must revisit fair sentencing and petty drug offenses.
    Tim James: Repeal medical marijuana law, perfect recipe for fraud/abuse.
    Lynda Blanchard: Oldest son died from drugs; led her to help Alabama children.
Education
    Yolanda Flowers: Funding for public schools is crucial, use money lottery.
    Yolanda Flowers: Schools must be desegregated & become more diverse.
    Tim James: Supports school choice including funding for church schools.
    Tim James: Permanently ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory.
    Yolanda Flowers: Supports school choice if parents feel child learns better.
    Lynda Blanchard: Choice move to good school or pay for private not right.
Families & Children
    Tim James: Traditional marriage/family is foundation for a free society.
Foreign Policy
    Tim James: Alabama supported Israel years before 1948 founding.
Government Reform
    Tim James: Eliminate unnecessary regulations unduly burdening business.
    Tim James: Require proof of citizenship & photo ID in order to vote.
Gun Control
    Yolanda Flowers: Supports gun rights, but raise age for owners to 21.
    Tim James: If Feds overstep on this issue, we will not submit.
    Yolanda Flowers: Opposes permitless concealed carry of guns.
Health Care
    Yolanda Flowers: Healthcare is a right, we must create a comprehensive plan.
    Tim James: Stand against federal tyranny of vaccine mandates.
    Kay Ivey: Opposes vaccine mandates in spite of more than 14,000 deaths.
    Kay Ivey: Accused by opponents of shaming the unvaccinated.
    Lynda Blanchard: Socialistic medicine will not work in America.
    Malika Sanders-Fortier: State should expand Medicaid under Affordable Care Act.
Immigration
    Tim James: Building the wall remains more important than ever.
Jobs
    Yolanda Flowers: Raise minimum wage to $15/hr., people deserve a living wage.
    Tim James: We support Alabama as a "Right to Work" state.
    Yolanda Flowers: Every high school needs to have a vocational side to them.
Local Issues
    Tim James: Opposes allowing casinos to open in Alabama.
Principles & Values
    Yolanda Flowers: My campaign is based on the word of God.
    Tim James: Tim owns his faith in Christ as the foundation of his life.
    Tim James: Faith in God first, family second in all policy decisions.
    Tim James: Faith-based organizations can participate in public programs.
    Tim James: Condemn activist judges who allow desecration of the flag.
    Tim James: God granted America authority amongst nations.
    Kay Ivey: Alabama Farmers Federation's PAC endorses Ivey.
    Lynda Blanchard: May God paint this country red with the blood of Jesus.
    Lynda Blanchard: Praying about changing from senate to governor's race.
    Malika Sanders-Fortier: Bridge renaming bill gives us time to seek the will of God.
Tax Reform
    Tim James: Repeal 2019 gas tax, eliminate grocery sales tax.
    Lynda Blanchard: Slovenians can't live with 50% taxes, we don't want that.
Technology
    Kay Ivey: Slams Facebook for temporary removal of campaign page.
Welfare & Poverty
    Yolanda Flowers: Support Medicaid expansion for working poor, rural hospitals.


The above quotations are from 2022 Alabama Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
Gov. Ivey up for re-election in 2022:
2022 Gubernatorial debate
Incumbent Kay Ivey (R)
vs.Yolanda Flowers (D nominee)
vs.Malika Sanders-Fortier (D, lost runoff) vs.Chris Countryman (D, failed to qualify)
vs.Stacy Lee George (R, lost primary)
vs.Tim James (R, lost primary)
vs.Lynda Blanchard (R, lost primary)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Alabama gubernatorial debate,
Ivey vs.Countryman (D) vs.Carrington (R) vs.Battle (R) vs.Maddox(D) vs.Lee George(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Alabama gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: U.S.Rep. Parker Griffith (D)

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