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For me, Mayor Pete is the most relatable, down to earth candidate. He has done great things for the city of Great Bend and seems to really, truly care about people.
I enjoyed this audio. I think he did a good trouble of talking about his personal life and focusing on the issues.
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LoverofLit I just got this from the library! I'm finishing I Am Malala on Monday and then will be diving in. 1w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Up next for me in #ReadTheCandidates

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
A Fighting Chance | Elizabeth Warren
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@MelissaSue81 I enjoyed this one, I think it really benefited by being written years ago, before she was even remotely considering running for President. It made it more personal and honest, at least to me.

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A Fighting Chance | Elizabeth Warren
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😂 wow that seems incredibly prescient ...if only she knew what would pass as “just locker room talk” a few years after she wrote this 🙄

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audraelizabeth I'm ashamed that he is from my state. I personally have never voted for him and I'm glad i haven't. 2w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
A Fighting Chance | Elizabeth Warren
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manifestsanity Warren 2020! Nevertheless, she persists. 2w
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A Fighting Chance | Elizabeth Warren
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I love these finding her feet stories (the bad news from Dan stories) it‘s great to get a peek before she was running and/or familiar with Washington to see how she learned the ropes to navigate the quagmire that is inside Washington.

It‘s such a different feel than the other #ReadTheCandidates books I‘ve read, that are all looking back at their success on current issues, it‘s refreshing to hear her talk about the process, even when it‘s bad.

BarbaraTheBibliophage She feels like a “real person“ to me, unlike some more “career politicians“ on the list. I'm a WAY bigger fan since reading this book. 2w
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A Fighting Chance | Elizabeth Warren
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BarbaraTheBibliophage And this just pisses me off. Legislators are so afraid they don't know enough, that they trust the people giving them buckets of money. That's wrong on so many levels! 2w
AnneCecilie You read a lot of books that make me angry, but in a good way 😊 Is this a memoir? 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AnneCecilie Yes it is! It covers her up until she ran for Senate. It was published in 2014, so it‘s a little more involved than the other #ReadTheCandidates books I‘ve been trying to squeeze in this year. It‘s focus is more how she got sucked into politics from teaching, and the financial meltdown and what was done, both right & wrong. It‘s very enlightening! So make you mad, but you learn a lot! 2w
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AnneCecilie @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Then this seems like something I must check out. I‘m stacking 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AnneCecilie Sorry to grow your TBR pile, but I hope you learn lots too. 2w
AnneCecilie @Riveted_Reader_Melissa The ever growing tbr.... the curse of a reader 😉 There is no doubt in my mind that I will, I feel like I learn just from your excerpts 2w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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For anyone who‘s doing #readthecandidates here. A FB group is doing this too, and it‘s getting a lot of press. Here‘s the link if you‘re interested:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2020bookclub/?ref=share

Julsmarshall Ooh, thanks for the heads up! 2w
LoverofLit Thank you so much for thinking of me! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LoverofLit You‘re welcome. I just searched the hashtag to see who‘s using it! 🤪📚👊🏻 2w
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krayoncolorz Awesome! Thank you so much!! 2w
readtheworld What a great stack! So many of these are on my TBR 📚 2w
MelissaSue81 Very cool! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @readtheworld I agree. I'm not reading all of the ones who just have 1% in the polls. But definitely the folks who have better numbers and more chance to last longer. Next for me is the Klobuchar, based on this book club's order. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MelissaSue81 Isn't it? Started by the chair of the Iowa Democratic Committee. She thought maybe 12 people would join her. MSNBC picked it up and now she has gazillions of people in the club. 2w
krayoncolorz I requested to join a couple days ago. Does it take a long time to get in? 😄 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @krayoncolorz Same for me. I suspect they‘re overwhelmed. 2w
krayoncolorz @BarbaraTheBibliophage ah, thanks for letting me know! Got worried I answered the questions wrong 😂 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @krayoncolorz Maybe we both did ... 🤪 2w
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A Fighting Chance | Elizabeth Warren
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GlassAsDiamonds I‘m loving these quote pages (and they‘ve tipped me into buying the book when I was slightly on the shelf!) but full confession... my first thought was “OMG SHE UNDERLINED IN PEN” 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GlassAsDiamonds 😂I understand completely, rest assured it was all done with the app marking up the photo of the page, not the actual page! I‘ve been trying to #ReadTheCandidates and this one is my favorite so far, I think because it was written way before she was a candidate or even thinking of being one. 3w
GlassAsDiamonds @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 🤣🤣🤣🤣☺️☺️ It looks so real!! (I have a friend who *cannot* spoil TV or movies, drivers her husband and I crazy but I simply cannot underline in books in pen!!!). I‘m actually glad to hear it pre-dates her candidacy, somehow it makes me feel like it would be more honest? Not sure that even makes sense! Will look out for your review when you‘re done! 😊😊😊 3w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GlassAsDiamonds Yes, this book was published in 2014, and she actually has a bunch published about this subject that are even further back, because she‘s been studying it for years. 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GlassAsDiamonds I just used the Litsy photo editor when I added my photo. 3w
GlassAsDiamonds @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have no idea how you managed to get the lines so straight and looking so much like pen but... THATS A SKILL!!! 😂😂😂 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GlassAsDiamonds Lots of practice, plus I can just delete the lines and redraw when they go wonky until I get them right. 😉😂 3w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I‘ve been trying to get my #readthecandidates books from the library, when I didn‘t already have them on my shelves. But I had to break down and order these from Thriftbooks, since they weren‘t available from either of the two libraries I belong to. #bookhaul

Chrissyreadit Nice- I may try this. I did not know they had all written books. 3w
jillannjohn Thanks for sharing this list! 3w
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kspenmoll Thanks for posting this! 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ll have to do that for some too, right now I‘m working on some through interlibrary loan. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Let me know if you want me to send you any of these when I‘m finished. 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ok, I will. Thank you. 2w
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