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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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)
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)

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News coverage of `Blue Wave` 2018 House races in Florida


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    from 2018 House FL elections (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alan Grayson (2) Democratic Senate candidate Florida
  • Darren Soto (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Florida- 9
  • Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (2) Democrat U.S. Rep Florida- 26
  • Donna Shalala (4) Democrat U.S. Rep Florida- 27
  • Greg Steube (33) Republican U.S. Rep Florida- 17
  • Mario Diaz-Balart (1) Republican U.S. Rep Florida-25
  • Matt Gaetz (1) Republican U.S. Rep Florida- 1
  • Michael Waltz (30) Republican U.S. Rep Florida- 6
  • Ross Spano (33) Republican U.S. Rep Florida- 15
  • Ted Deutch (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Florida-21
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2018 Florida House race news coverage:
  • FL-9: Orlando Sentinel, "EPA's Clean Water Act rollbacks must be stopped," by Jenna Stevens and Darren Soto, May 07, 2020
  • FL-1: The Motley Fool e-zine, "Marijuana Industry's Inclusion in Future Coronavirus Relief Packages," by Eric Volkman, Apr 18, 2020
  • FL-22: The Jewish News, "The Truth About TruNews," by Berl Falbaum, 03/02/2020
  • FL-25: Washington Blade, "House votes to defund trans military ban in rebuke to Trump," by Chris Johnson, June 18, 2019
  • FL-26, Floridian Press, "Mucarsel-Powell, Scott tackle costs of prescription drugs," by Javier Manjarres, 06/17/2019
  • FL-27: University of Miami News, “On home turf, Shalala stays focused on policy,” by Maya Bell, 3/20/2019
  • FL-27: The New Tropic, “Voter guide: November 2018 Midterm Elections,” 10/22/2018
  • FL-27: WJCT Public Media, “Politics In The Sunshine Economy,” by Tom Hudson, 10/2/2018
  • FL-6: Florida Daily, "Can a Green Beret 'Waltz' into Congress in Northeast Florida?," by Mike Synan, Sept. 9, 2018
  • FL-6: The Daily Commercial (Leesburg), "GOP candidate decries 'carpetbaggers' in race for Congress," by Mark Harper, August 2, 2018
  • FL-6: Daytona Beach News-Journal, "Congressional candidates' stances on semiautomatic weapons," by Mark Harper, Feb. 16, 2018


    Special coverage of "Blue Wave" states:
  • CA: 7 new House members including 6 Democrats and 5 Democratic takeovers
  • FL: 5 new House members including 2 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MI: 5 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MN: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers (and 1 Republican takeover!)
  • NJ: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • NY: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • PA: 7 new House members including 4 Democrats and 4 Democratic takeovers (with statewide redistricting)
  • TX: 10 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • VA: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • Endorsements: Organizational endorsements of new House members, from groups that focus on one issue
  • All other states: 51 new House members including 17 Democratic takeovers
    Conclusion: the "Blue Wave" means Democrats took over Congress but the rest is media hype.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Greg Steube: As a Christian, I am strongly pro-Life.
    Greg Steube: A rating from Florida Right to Life.
    Ross Spano: Protect survivors of abortion procedures.
    Ross Spano: Not one cent of taxes to fund abortion.
    Greg Steube: Life begins at conception; exception only for maternal life.
    Michael Waltz: Life begins at conception; only exception is maternal life.
    Ross Spano: Life begins at conception; exception only for maternal life.
Budget & Economy
    Greg Steube: Remove regulatory red tape hindering small business.
    Greg Steube: Pass a balanced budget; then promote free market.
    Michael Waltz: Pass a balanced budget; focus on limited government.
    Ross Spano: Pass a balanced budget, then low taxes & low regulations.
Civil Rights
    Mario Diaz-Balart: Allow transgender people in the military.
    Ross Spano: Equality Act (overruling Bathroom Bill) is bad for freedom.
    Greg Steube: Trans women do not belong in women's sports.
Corporations
    Ross Spano: Red tape & taxes killing small business.
Crime
    Greg Steube: Introduced bill to improve detection & prevention of threats.
    Greg Steube: Supports the death penalty.
    Michael Waltz: Supports the death penalty.
    Ross Spano: Supports the death penalty.
    Michael Waltz: Endorsed by Police Chief and County Sheriff.
Drugs
    Greg Steube: Reschedule marijuana to allow further research.
    Matt Gaetz: Relief for marijuana industry, including SBA assistance.
    Greg Steube: Veterans who use marijuana are entitled to VA.
Education
    Greg Steube: Education should be left to the states.
    Michael Waltz: School choice means access to a quality school.
    Ross Spano: More school choice; reintroduce vocational education.
    Michael Waltz: Education will be a top priority; wants the best for kids.
    Greg Steube: No tuition-free public college.
    Michael Waltz: No tuition-free public college.
    Ross Spano: No tuition-free public college.
Energy & Oil
    Ross Spano: OpEd: Spano against progress on climate change.
    Michael Waltz: We need to deal with the effects of warming Earth.
    Greg Steube: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
    Michael Waltz: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
    Ross Spano: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
Environment
    Darren Soto: Called on EPA to maintain & strengthen Clean Water Act.
    Donna Shalala: Agrees with the proponents and goals of the Green New Deal.
Families & Children
    Greg Steube: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
    Michael Waltz: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
    Ross Spano: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
Foreign Policy
    Greg Steube: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Michael Waltz: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Ross Spano: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Alan Grayson: Visited 180 countries, and every country in Latin America.
Free Trade
    Donna Shalala: Trump tariffs are hurting Miami companies.
Government Reform
    Greg Steube: Small business should have a say in regulatory process.
Gun Control
    Greg Steube: Fervent supporter of the 2nd Amendment.
    Greg Steube: More pro-gun bills than any Florida legislator.
    Greg Steube: Gun Free zones leave Floridians defenseless.
    Ross Spano: Background checks infringe Second Amendment.
    Ross Spano: NRA congratulates Spano on re-election & pro-gun record.
    Greg Steube: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Michael Waltz: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Ross Spano: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Michael Waltz: Gun-free zones create soft targets; more security at schools.
Health Care
    Greg Steube: ObamaCare is biggest problem in healthcare industry today.
    Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: TERM Act: lower prescription drug costs.
    Ross Spano: ObamaCare a failure: repeal and replace.
    Ross Spano: Vets should be able to take VA benefits to any provider.
    Donna Shalala: Defend & improve ACA; create "Medicare Option for All".
    Michael Waltz: Work to find the answers to lower cost of healthcare.
    Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: Make sure every American can afford their healthcare.
    Greg Steube: Health insurance via free market, not via government.
    Michael Waltz: Health insurance is not a government responsibility.
    Michael Waltz: Health insurance is not a government responsibility.
    Ross Spano: Insurance across state lines & via business associations.
    Greg Steube: Opposes Affordable Care Act insurance mandate.
Homeland Security
    Greg Steube: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Michael Waltz: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Michael Waltz: Top priority is to increase service to country without draft.
    Ross Spano: Peace maintained via a strong military.
Immigration
    Greg Steube: Secure border; ban sanctuary cities.
    Ross Spano: Secure borders; stop illegal immigration.
    Ross Spano: Pathway toward citizenship; but not automatic amnesty.
    Michael Waltz: Work on responsible plan to secure our border.
    Greg Steube: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Michael Waltz: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Ross Spano: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
Jobs
    Michael Waltz: Key to good jobs is to reduce regulations & keep taxes low.
    Greg Steube: Livable income is not a government responsibility.
    Michael Waltz: De-regulating reduces unemployment, not "Livable income".
    Ross Spano: Low taxes reduce unemployment, not "livable income".
Principles & Values
    Ted Deutch: Question White House credentials for anti-Semitic website.
    Ross Spano: His priorities, in order: God, his family and his country.
    Greg Steube: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    Michael Waltz: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    Ross Spano: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
Social Security
    Ross Spano: Don't change benefits for those at, near retirement.
    Ross Spano: Keep Promise to our seniors; don't change benefits.
    Greg Steube: Privatize Social Security for future generations.
    Michael Waltz: Raise retirement age; adjust benefit formula.
    Ross Spano: Self-directed, defined contribution retirement plan.
    Michael Waltz: Go after entitlements, but others besides Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Michael Waltz: Fight to lower taxes and reduce regulations.
    Greg Steube: Lower taxes on businesses; flat tax to replace tax code.
    Michael Waltz: Supports FairTax.
    Ross Spano: I believe in a fair, flat, consumption tax.
Technology
    Donna Shalala: SMART plan: More federal funds for rapid transit buses.
War & Peace
    Greg Steube: Supports lower taxes for veterans.
    Greg Steube: Congressional approval slows action on Iran.
    Ross Spano: US withdrawal from Syria creates instability.
    Ross Spano: Maintain funding for military training & equipment.
    Michael Waltz: Don't let ISIS reconstitute; stay in Syria & Iraq.
    Michael Waltz: National security adviser to Vice President Cheney.
    Greg Steube: Help defend Israel; sanctions against terrorist states.
    Michael Waltz: Help defend Israel; undermine ideology of radical Islam.
    Ross Spano: Help defend Israel; eliminate radical Islamic terrorists.
    Alan Grayson: Sued those who profited illegally from the war in Iraq.


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