Meet the Candidates 2020
Each book gives an unbiased, political insider’s analysis of each contender.
Be the informed voter. With a guide in hand, you’ll have clear, concise information on each candidate, such as:
Meet the Authors
Scott Dworkin is the co-founder and lead investigator of the Democratic Coalition in addition to his duties hosting the Dworkin Report podcast. His 2016 Dworkin Report helped uncover the Trump-Russia affair well before Special Counsel Mueller’s probe began. He served as a deputy director for both the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee and 2012 Democratic National Convention and was a senior advisor on both the Draft Biden and Run Warren Run campaigns. He has worked on campaigns and with organizations in all 50 states and was named to the Campaigns & Elections magazine’s 2011 class of Rising Stars. Find him at DworkinReport.com, scottdworkin.org, and on Twitter @funder.
Grant Stern is a radio broadcaster, producer of the Dworkin Report podcast, professional mortgage broker, and the Editor at Large of WashingtonPress.com, an Occupy Democrats publication where he is one of the website’s original group of writers and sole investigative journalist. He also writes original content at TheSternFacts.com.
Meet the Candidates
The Meet the Candidates 2020 series is the informed voter’s guide to making a decision in the 2020 Democratic primary and presidential election. Each book gives an unbiased, political insider’s analysis of each contender, featuring: candidate interviews; an introduction by campaign adviser, Democratic Coalition co-founder, and Dworkin Report host Scott Dworkin; and compilation and writing by Occupy Democrats Editor at Large Grant Stern.
In a few hours of reading, you’ll understand their defining characteristics, credentials, campaign issues, challenges, presidential chances, and everything else you need to know to decide who should challenge Donald Trump. Whether it’s for Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, Cory Booker, or another, Meet the Candidates is what you need to make an informed vote for president in 2020.
With a book for each candidate, you can pick and choose, mix and match, or read up on your favorite.
Meet the Publisher
Skyhorse Publishing, one of the fastest-growing independent book publishers in the United States, was launched in September 2006 by Tony Lyons, former president and publisher of the Lyons Press. The company has had forty-nine New York Times bestsellers and has over 9,000 titles in print.
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Get informed about the campaign issues and policies of Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren, the populist, progressive, definitively capitalist senator from Massachusetts.
Meet the Candidates 2020: Elizabeth Warren: A Voter’s Guide will help you decide quickly if Warren deserves your vote for the Democratic nomination and to take on Donald Trump for president of the United States. Warren’s strong economic background sets her apart; the senator from Massachusetts defines herself as a capitalist first and seeks to make capitalism more equitable for all. She has already proposed sweeping anti-corruption reforms, refused PAC donations to her campaign, and supports a tax on the super wealthy. Her background as a Harvard economist, author of The Two-Income Trap, and experience as an economic advisor to Barack Obama positions her well to make change happen.
Warren’s campaign also features popular Democratic talking points—rebuilding the middle class, ending corruption in Washington, making voting laws more democratic, bringing our troops home and stopping endless war—but it’s her experience that sets her apart. From working the campaign trial for Hillary Clinton to weathering President Trump’s refrain of “Pocahontas” in reference to her claimed Native American heritage, Meet the Candidates 2020: Elizabeth Warren: A Voter’s Guide is your complete handbook to Elizabeth Warren’s resumé, campaign, and what America would look like if she won the presidency in 2020.
What is “democratic socialism?" Educate yourself on Bernie Sanders, the liberal independent from Vermont and the 2016 underdog turned 2020 Democratic favorite.
Bernie Sanders shocked the establishment in 2016 with his self-described “political revolution,” mobilizing grassroots fundraising and campaigning to nearly secure the Democratic nomination over Hillary Clinton (even in the face of Democratic National Convention opposition). The Vermont senator and longest-serving independent in congressional history hopes to do the same with a better result in 2020. Meet the Candidates 2020: Bernie Sanders: A Voter’s Guide will help you decide if Sanders’s brand of democratic socialism is for you and if he is the right candidate to take on Donald Trump.
A vocal critic of Donald Trump, Sanders advocates for sweeping reform: single-payer, universal health care, labor and economic inequality reform, taxes on the wealthy, the Green New Deal, marijuana legalization, free higher education. Sanders has had an undeniable influence on how campaigns are run and has moved the Democratic party to the left, but how will his liberal platforms play in a Democratic primary and against Trump in a general election? After reading Meet the Candidates 2020: Bernie Sanders: A Voter’s Guide you’ll be able to analyze those chances, explain his positions, and decide if they are what you believe is right for America.
Kamala Harris is already a contender to take on Donald Trump despite still refining her positions. Learn what makes the lawyer, legislator, and progressive Democrat a strong candidate.
Meet the Candidates 2020: Kamala Harris: A Voter’s Guide is your handbook to understanding the candidacy of Kamala Harris and deciding if she deserves your vote in the Democratic primary, and ultimately to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
The senator, former prosecutor, and attorney general from California has gained momentum after a strong national showing at the Kavanaugh hearings. She is a strong voice in the Senate, and serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget. While she is still refining her campaign stances, she has voiced support for gun control, the Green New Deal, lowering middle class taxes, DREAMers, net neutrality, and legalizing marijuana. Meet the Candidates 2020: Kamala Harris: A Voter’s Guide examines how her campaign will solidify, the type of leader she’ll be, and her chances versus Donald Trump in the general election.
A primer on the policies and candidacy of the Democratic senator from New Jersey, who has made social and racial justice his foundation. Is he the right Democrat to take on Trump?
Cory Booker, New Jersey senator and former mayor of Newark, has a voting record measured a third most liberal in his time in the Senate. Meet the Candidates 2020: Cory Booker: A Voter’s Guide helps you understand exactly how liberal Booker is, where on the spectrum Booker sits among Democratic contenders for the presidency, and whether his positions are worthy of your vote.
Booker, a voice for social progress and equality and a critic of President Trump, is campaigning on the platform of an end to the war on drugs and drug reform, single-payer healthcare, education reform, environmental reform and the Green New Deal, and criminal justice reform. He sits on the Committee on Environment and Public Works, Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, where he emerged as a strong voice in the Kavanaugh hearings.
Is Joe Biden the right Democrat to face Trump in 2020? Decide by reading this guide to his policies, accomplishments as vice president to Barack Obama, and complicated past as a Congressman.
Even before he decided to run, Joe Biden was the most popular Democratic candidate for president in 2020. On the heels of serving as vice president, and close friend, to Barack Obama, Biden’s resume and likability position the former Congressman from Delaware as the favorite for the nomination.
But Joe Biden’s legacy is much more complicated. He chaired the Foreign Relations and Senate Judiciary Committees, but his treatment of Anita Hill in the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings will be a black mark on his candidacy. He oversaw successful Great Recession relief and the Violence Against Women Act and ultimately received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but the racial statements from his past will reflect poorly when promoted by Republicans and fellow Democratic candidates. Meet the Candidates 2020: Joe Biden: A Voter’s Guide will explore these contradictions and help you decide if Biden is your choice for 2020.
Who is Pete Buttigieg? The mayor of South Bend, Indiana emerged from relative obscurity to become a serious contender for president of the United States of America. Is he the right foil for Donald Trump?
Mayor Pete Buttigieg has raised seven million dollars and captivated the nation in media and at town halls during his short time as candidate for president of the United States. He’s a veteran of the war in Afghanistan as a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve, a Harvard graduate and Rhodes scholar, well-liked by his South Bend constituents, and now a bestselling author with his recent book, Shortest Way Home. He’s also a 37-year old millennial and openly gay—no president has ever been either.
Meet the Candidates 2020: Pete Buttigieg: A Voter’s Guide is your handbook to understanding the man that Barack Obama christened the future of the Democratic Party. Buttigieg transcends expected labels: millennial and media savvy, but conversational or better in eight languages; a Harvard grad and corporate consultant who settled in the small town he grew up in; a progressive but not a revolutionary. From his revered decency to his standard progressive stances on the issues of the environment, gun control, LGBTQ rights, and immigration, this guide is your primer on Mayor Pete.