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)
Kim Guadagno: Supports women's healthcare; pro-choice.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Supports ful range of reproductive services.
Budget & Economy|
Seth Kaper-Dale: Create state bank to invest in economy.
Jack Ciattarelli: 5% to 10% reduction in the state government workforce.
Kim Guadagno: Won't criticize Republican with Confederate flag.
Kim Guadagno: Comfortable with LGBT but won't criticize ban.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Panel to recommend reparations for African-Americans.
Phil Murphy: Strong advocate for equal treatment of LGBTQ community.
Donny DiFrancesco: Intolerance for racial profiling.
Seth Kaper-Dale: End estate tax and corporate welfare tax credits.
Kim Guadagno: Work with businesses to cut state regulations in half.
Jack Ciattarelli: 10-year phase out of the corporate business tax.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Use prison for training, not profit.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Provide prison inmates with vocational & job-related skills.
Phil Murphy: Focus on racial justice with marijuana legalization.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Legalize and tax recreational marijuana.
Kim Guadagno: Decriminalization, not legalization.
Joe Rullo: Make it a living hell for heroin dealers in NJ.
Phil Murphy: Opioid addiction is an illness, and it is treatable.
Jim McGreevey: Offer behavioral drug treatment to addicted inmates.
Jim McGreevey: Transition addicted inmates to outpatient drug treatment.
Steve Fulop: Transition addicted inmates to outpatient drug treatment.
Ray Lesniak: Ultimately we'll get legalization but wait for other states.
Ray Lesniak: Study legalization of recreational cannabis in other states.
Steve Fulop: Wait for other states to see pro's and con's of legalization.
Steve Fulop: Study legalization of recreational cannabis in other states.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Decriminalize marijuana; implement alternative sentencing.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Reform districting, moratorium on charter schools.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Cut college tuition, lower interest rates on loans.
Kim Guadagno: Merit pay for teachers; school choice for parents.
Jack Ciattarelli: Limit aid to overfunded school districts.
Joe Rullo: Stop saddling parents and students with Common Core.
Joe Rullo: Merge roles of school superintendents and administrators.
Phil Murphy: Tackle our higher education student debt problem head on.
Phil Murphy: Focus on STEM to make Silicon Valley in New Jersey.
Phil Murphy: Reignite NJ science hotbed by focusing on STEM sector.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Supports voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil|
Kim Guadagno: Favor wind turbines on Jersey coast.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Put NJ back on track on climate change.
Joe Rullo: Repeal the 23-cent gas tax.
Phil Murphy: Raise gas tax to renew Transportation Trust Fund.
Phil Murphy: It stinks, but raise the gas tax to fund transportation.
Steve Fulop: Gas tax is essentially a user fee for motorists.
Steve Fulop: Variable rate gas tax with automatic inflation increase.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Energy construction should look to future, not past.
Phil Murphy: Commit to protecting shores with long-term enviro plan.
Phil Murphy: Long-term planning via Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Chris Christie: Develop Liberty State Park to generate more revenue.
Stephen Sweeney: Stall development of Liberty State Park until Christie gone.
Steve Fulop: Stall development of Liberty State Park until Christie gone.
Ray Lesniak: Ban baiting of deer and bear during hunting.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Fund clean up of contaminated industrial sites.
Families & Children|
Seth Kaper-Dale: Address problems specific to LGBTQ community.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Earned paid sick leave is a must.
Phil Murphy: Ensure that all workers have the right to earned sick leave.
Steve Fulop: Require companies to grant paid sick leave.
Kim Guadagno: Keep restrictions on our relations with Cuba.
Phil Murphy: Former U.S. ambassador to Germany, appointed by Obama.
Phil Murphy: I don't owe the political insiders anything.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Limit PAC, party, and corporate campaign donations.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Supports gun control, but check laws for racial bias.
Joe Rullo: Goal is concealed carry without justifiable need.
Phil Murphy: Sensible gun safety regulations: taxes & training.
Ray Lesniak: Buy police weapons from socially responsible gun sellers.
Steve Fulop: Reward "socially responsible" gun distributors.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Supports licensing; background checks; and safety locks.
Kim Guadagno: Bring public insurance in line with private sector.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Health care a right, not a benefit.
Jack Ciattarelli: Discontinue ObamaCare Cadillac health insurance plans.
Steve Fulop: Partner with public health groups to fight urban disparities.
Steve Fulop: Combat health disparities that plague cities.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Help refugees, don't fear them.
Kim Guadagno: Head of the Military Growth Task Force.
Joe Rullo: Eliminate state income taxes on all veterans' pensions.
Phil Murphy: Create new NJ department responsible for veterans.
Steve Fulop: Denounced theory that Jersey City Muslims cheered 9/11.
Kim Guadagno: Against sanctuary state.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Fought deportation splitting families.
Joe Rullo: Eliminate sanctuary cities across NJ.
Steve Fulop: More outreach to involve immigrants in civic life.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Will work for $15 minimum wage.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Will protect union rights to organize & collectively bargain.
Kim Guadagno: Against minimum wage hike.
Phil Murphy: Partner with private sector to expand job training.
Phil Murphy: Close the wage gap: ban unequal pay for same work by women.
Phil Murphy: Raise minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Steve Fulop: Jersey City first to raise the minimum wage to $15.
Donny DiFrancesco: Develop a workplace basic skills program.
Chris Christie: Bridgegate FactCheck: Ft.Lee doesn't have 3 dedicated lanes.
Seth Kaper-Dale: State must ensure senior care.
Jack Ciattarelli: Limit retirement pensions for public retirees.
Phil Murphy: Evaluate state pension system for growing unfunded liability.
Kim Guadagno: Veto new tax increases.
Kim Guadagno: High state property taxes drive businesses to other states.
Joe Rullo: Reduce property taxes; repeal gas tax; veto new taxes.
Steve Fulop: No municipal tax increase for third year in a row.
Steve Fulop: We make government work well with no municipal tax increase.
Donny DiFrancesco: High property taxes obstruct high quality of life.
Kim Guadagno: Get NY tax dollars spent on bi-state transportation.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Infrastructure investment tied to environment.
Kim Guadagno: Infrastructure plan without gas tax or toll increases.
Welfare & Poverty|
Seth Kaper-Dale: Social justice for those who are last in society.
Seth Kaper-Dale: Led church on social justice issues.
Phil Murphy: More affordable housing; more Earned Income Tax Credit.
Chris Christie: Food stamps recipients must be in job training programs.
Ray Lesniak: Private donations for job training for SNAP recipients.