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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)
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)

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


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    from 2018 House TX elections (number of quotes indicated):
  • Dan Crenshaw (2) Republican U.S. Rep Texas- 2
  • Sylvia Garcia (7) Democrat U.S. Rep Texas- 29
  • Van Taylor (10) Republican U.S. Rep Texas- 3
  • Will Hurd (1) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Texas- 23
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2018 TX House race news coverage:
  • TX-23: Rolling Stone, "Republican Congressman: Trump's Border Crisis Is a 'Myth'," by Andy Kroll, 1/18/19
  • TX-3: Texas Scorecard, "Taylor Reflects on Good Governance and How to Bring it to DC," by Saurabh Sharma, 12/21/2018
  • TX-29: Houston Chronicle, "Rep-elect Garcia gets another shot at 'Dreamer' legislation," by Kevin Diaz, 12/2/2018
  • TX-29: Houston Public Media, "Garcia Calls for Protecting, Expanding Affordable Health Care" by Andrew Schneider, 9/4/2018
  • TX-29: San Antonio Express-News, "Senate passes 'school choice' bill," by Bobby Cervantes, 3/30/2017
  • TX-3 & TX-29: Texas Tribune, "Senate Education Committee passes school choice legislation," by Aliyya Swaby, 3/23/2017
  • TX-29: KHOU 11, "Bill would make schools test water for lead," by Scott Noll, 3/9/2017
  • TX-3: Pew Trusts, "After Court Setbacks, Lawmakers Push for New Voting Restrictions," by Rebecca Beitsch, 2/28/2017
  • TX-3 & TX-29: Victoria Advocate, "Senator files bills on water rights" by Sara Sneath, 1/10/2017
  • TX-3: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "Texas lawmaker pushes majority rules in the oilfield," by Max B. Baker, 11/25/2016
  • TX-29: Texas Observer, "Religious Freedom is Only for Christians in Texas," by David R. Brockman, 11/1/2016
  • TX-29: Waco Tribune-Herald, "Hispanics need to think about health care enrollment," by Sylvia Garcia, 3/16/2014
  • TX-29: San Antonio Express-News, "Democrat Lucio followed faith, not party," by Kolten Parker, 7/19/2013
  • TX-3: USA Today, "Texas House passes 12 firearms bills on 'gun day'" 5/4/2013


    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
    Sylvia Garcia: Women capable of making own decision with doctor's advice.
    Sylvia Garcia: Against abortion, but respects a woman's right to one.
Education
    Van Taylor: Protecting public schools is critical for future success.
    Sylvia Garcia: Texas school choice bill grabs funding from public schools.
    Van Taylor: Vouchers decrease growth and help public schools in long run.
Energy & Oil
    Van Taylor: Allow energy producers easier oilfield access.
Environment
    Van Taylor: Bureaucratic hold up diminishes access to water resources.
Government Reform
    Van Taylor: Voter registration database would ensure citizenship status.
Gun Control
    Van Taylor: Proposed bill to allow gun license as form of ID.
Health Care
    Van Taylor: Market-based solutions drive down costs; increases access.
    Sylvia Garcia: Texas refusal to expand Medicaid was economically unwise.
Homeland Security
    Dan Crenshaw: What veterans need is a clear mission & resources to do it.
Immigration
    Van Taylor: America is nation of immigrants, but our system is broken.
    Will Hurd: Border wall is 3rd-century solution to 21st-century problem.
    Van Taylor: Break immigration issue into little pieces to find solutions.
    Sylvia Garcia: The DREAM Act cannot be combined with building border wall.
    Dan Crenshaw: Build a wall on some parts, but other security along river.
    Sylvia Garcia: Immigrants who meet requirements deserve path to citizenship.
Social Security
    Sylvia Garcia: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security must be preserved.
Tax Reform
    Van Taylor: Taxation cripples businesses, families and economic growth.


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  • Dan Crenshaw Republican U.S. Rep Texas- 2
  • Sylvia Garcia Democrat U.S. Rep Texas- 29
  • Van Taylor Republican U.S. Rep Texas- 3
  • Will Hurd Republican House Member U.S. Rep Texas- 23

The above quotations are from News coverage of `Blue Wave` 2018 House races in Texas.

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