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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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Legislative voting records for Oregon House and Senate


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    from OR legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • ACLU (1)
  • Christine Drazen (3)
  • Cliff Bentz (4) Republican U.S. Rep Oregon-2
  • Jason Conger (5) Republican Challenger Oregon
  • Jeff Merkley (4) Democratic Jr Senator Oregon
  • John Kitzhaber (4) Oregon Democratic Governor (resigned 2015)
  • Kate Brown (12) Oregon Democratic Governor
  • Knute Buehler (4) Oregon Republican candidate for governor
  • Ted Kulongoski (2) Oregon Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • Tina Kotek (17) Oregon Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Tobias Read (12) Oregon Democratic Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Oregon state legislative voting records, including these candidates: OR-I Betsy Johnson, 2022 candidate for governor Member of the Oregon Senate, 16th district, 2005 2021 (as Democrat) Member of the Oregon House of Representatives, 2001 2005 (as Democrat)

  • OR-R Christine Drazan, 2022 candidate for governor
    Minority Leader of Oregon House of Representatives, 2019 2021
    Member of the Oregon House of Representatives, 39th district, 2019 2021

  • OR-D - Tobias Read - Candidate for Governor 2022
    Treasurer since 2017
    Oregon House of Representatives, 27th district, 2007-2016

  • OR-D - Tina Kotek - 2022 Candidate for Governor
    Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, since 2013
    Majority Leader of the Oregon House of Representatives, 2011-2012
    Member of the Oregon House of Representatives, 44th district, since 2007

  • OR-R - Cliff Bentz - Elected 2020 to U.S. House OR-2 district
    Member of the Oregon Senate district OR-30, 2018-19
    Member of the Oregon House district OR-60, 2008-2017

  • OR-R - Knute Buehler - 2020 candidate for U.S. House OR-2 district
    2018 Oregon Republican candidate for governor
    Member of the Oregon House of Representatives, 54th district, 2015-2018

  • OR-R Ted Kulongoski , Oregon Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
    Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Oregon, Jan. 4, 1997-June 18, 2001
    4th Attorney General of Oregon, Jan. 4, 1993-Jan. 4, 1997

  • OR-D Kate Brown - Governor since 2015
    Member of the Oregon Senate from the 21st district In office January 13, 1997 January 2, 2009

  • OR-R Jason Conger - 2014 Senate Challenger Oregon
    Member of the Oregon House of Representatives from the 54th district 2011 2015

  • OR-D Jeff Merkley - U.S. Senator from Oregon
    64th Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives 2007 2009
    Member of the Oregon House of Representatives from the 47th district 1999 2009

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    ACLU: Apply health equity: barriers affect low-income minorities.
    Kate Brown: Enacted requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Cliff Bentz: Opposed requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Knute Buehler: Opposed requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Tina Kotek: Supported requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Jeff Merkley: Public funding for stem cell research.
    Tina Kotek: Public funding for stem cell research.
    Tobias Read: Public funding for stem cell research.
Civil Rights
    Kate Brown: Ban the LGBTQ Panic Defense for second degree murder.
    Christine Drazen: Ban the LGBTQ Panic Defense for second degree murder.
    Tina Kotek: Ban the LGBTQ Panic Defense for second degree murder.
    Kate Brown: Let transgendered privately change name/sex on vital records.
    Cliff Bentz: Disallow transgender change name/sex to be private.
    Knute Buehler: Let transgendered privately change name/sex on vital records.
    Tina Kotek: Let transgendered privately change name/sex on vital records.
    Jeff Merkley: Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right.
    Ted Kulongoski: Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right.
    Tina Kotek: Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right.
    Tobias Read: Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right.
Crime
    Kate Brown: Ban use of chokeholds by police with few exceptions.
    Christine Drazen: Ban use of chokeholds by police with few exceptions.
    Tina Kotek: Ban use of chokeholds by police with few exceptions.
    John Kitzhaber: Reduce sentences for non-violent offenses.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses.
    Tina Kotek: Voted YES on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses.
    Tobias Read: Voted YES on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses.
    Jeff Merkley: Mandatory minimum sentence for some 1st-degree sex offenders.
Drugs
    Christine Drazen: Oppose marijuana trade between states when federal laws end.
    Cliff Bentz: Oppose marijuana trade between states when federal laws end.
    Kate Brown: Support marijuana trade between states when federal laws end.
    Tina Kotek: Support marijuana trade between states when federal laws end.
    Kate Brown: Liberalize recreational marijuana use but regulate it.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on retail medical marijuana establishments.
    Tina Kotek: Voted YES on retail medical marijuana establishments.
    Tobias Read: Voted YES on retail medical marijuana establishments.
Energy & Oil
    Kate Brown: Wean Oregon off coal and boost renewable sources.
    Tina Kotek: Wean Oregon off coal and boost renewable sources.
    Tobias Read: Wean Oregon off coal and boost renewable sources.
    Kate Brown: Clean fuel bill critical; we are seeing a warming planet.
    Tina Kotek: Voted YES to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    Tobias Read: Voted YES to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    John Kitzhaber: Voted YES on electronic energy efficiency standards.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on electronic energy efficiency standards.
    Tina Kotek: Voted YES on electronic energy efficiency standards.
    Tobias Read: Voted YES on electronic energy efficiency standards.
    Ted Kulongoski: Require 1.5% solar energy technology in public construction.
    Kate Brown: Require 1.5% solar energy technology in public construction.
    Tina Kotek: Require 1.5% solar energy technology in public construction.
    Tobias Read: Require 1.5% solar energy technology in public construction.
Environment
    John Kitzhaber: Prohibit motorized mining in riverbeds.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds.
    Tina Kotek: Voted YES on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds.
    Tobias Read: Voted YES on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds.
Gun Control
    Kate Brown: Supports IP43 assault weapon ban and IP44 safe storage rules.
    Knute Buehler: Opposes gun control proposals as intruding on basic freedoms.
    Kate Brown: Require more background checks on gun sales.
    Tina Kotek: Require criminal background checks for gun purchases.
    Tobias Read: Require background checks for most gun transactions.
    Cliff Bentz: No background checks for private gun transactions.
    Knute Buehler: No background checks for private gun transactions.
Immigration
    Kate Brown: Expand state college aid to undocumented students.
    Tina Kotek: Expand state college aid to undocumented students.
    Tobias Read: Expand state college aid to undocumented students.
    John Kitzhaber: Voted YES on driver's licenses for non-resident aliens.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on drivers licenses for non-resident aliens.
    Tina Kotek: Voted YES on driver's licenses for non-resident aliens.
    Tobias Read: Voted YES on driver's licenses for non-resident aliens.
    Jeff Merkley: Rated 90% by Oregonians for Immigration Reform.


The above quotations are from Legislative voting records for Oregon House and Senate.

Legislative voting records in each state: 50 states

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Legislation citations (from news media or state archives):
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Tensions on display as Oregon lawmakers conclude hectic special session in 1 day," by Dirk VanderHart and Lauren Dake, Aug. 11, 2020
  • Basic Rights Oregon, "Oregon is the 14th State to Ban the LGBTQ Panic Defense," December 15th, 2020
  • SB582: Craft Cannabis Alliance , "Oregon Senate Passes Licensed Interstate Transfer Bill," May 15, 2019
  • Oregon H 3700: ACLU analysis, "Reproductive Health Equity Act," 8/15/2017
  • HB2673: NBC News, "Oregon Governor Signs Transgender Equity Bill Into Law," June 1, 2017
  • The Bend Bulletin on Oregon IP43 & IP44, on Gun Control, (Kate Brown & Knute Buehler), 2/24/2017
  • The Oregonian on SB-1598 & HB-4014, on recreational marijuana, (Kate Brown), 3/7/2016
  • The Oregonian on Oregon SB 9, on immigrant college aid, (Kate Brown), 7/22/2015
  • SB941: Wall Street Journal on Oregon SB-941, on background checks on gun sales, (Kate Brown), 5/11/2015
  • SB941: The Oregonian, "Kate Brown signs background check bill as gun violence groups claim landmark victory," by Jeff Mapes, May 11, 2015
  • Oregon.gov press release on SB324, on Clean fuel, (Kate Brown), 3/12/2015
  • Oregon HB 2620, on solar energy, (Kate Brown & Ted Kulongoski), 6/11/2007

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