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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)
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)
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)

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News coverage of `Red Wave` 2020 House races in California

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    from 2020 House CA elections (number of quotes indicated):
  • Anna Eshoo (4) Democrat U.S. Rep California-18
  • Barbara Lee (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California-13
  • Ben Sasse (2) Republican Jr Senator Nebraska
  • Christy Smith (4) Democrat U.S. Rep California-25
  • Jared Huffman (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California-2
  • Josh Harder (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California- 10
  • Kamala Harris (1) California Democratic nominee for Vice President; California Senator
  • Katie Porter (3) Democrat U.S. Rep California- 45
  • Kevin McCarthy (1) Republican U.S. Rep California-23
  • Lauren Boebert (1) Republican U.S. Rep Colorado-3
  • Michelle Steel (10) Republican U.S. Rep California-48
  • Mike Garcia (7) Republican U.S. Rep California-25
  • Mike Levin (3) Democrat U.S. Rep California- 49
  • Nancy Pelosi (3) Democrat U.S. Rep California-12
  • Sara Jacobs (6) Democrat U.S. Rep California-53
  • TJ Cox (4) Democrat U.S. Rep California-21
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2020 House race coverage:
  • CA-12: Breitbart blog, "FBI Stonewalling on Chinese Spy Ties," by Kristina Wong, 12/16/2020
  • CA-21: Legistorm, "Rep TJ Cox applauds passage of senate companion to his Methamphetamine Response Act," 11/17/2020
  • CA-53: The San Diego Tribune, "At 31, San Diego's Sara Jacobs will be the youngest California representative in Congress," by Andrew Dyer, 11/4/2020
  • CA-18, CA-25, and others:ScienceDebate.org questionnaire, Anna Eshoo and others, November 2020
  • CA-21: The Hanford Sentinel, "Meet the Candidates: TJ Cox," by Noe Garcia, 10/29/2020
  • CA-12: Sacramento Bee, "Nancy Pelosi defends marijuana's COVID-19 potential," by Summer Lin, July 31, 2020
  • HRC press release, "Human Rights Campaign Endorses 40 House, 5 Senate Pro-Equality Leaders," May 18, 2020
  • CA-45: Salon.com, "Fox News host tries to grill Democratic Rep. Katie Porter, gets schooled," by Bob Brigham, April 26, 2020
  • CA-21: KGET.com, "Former Rep TJ Cox launches new PAC aimed at registering Central Valley voters, addresses political future," by Eytan Wallance, 4/19/2021
  • CA-45: The Motley Fool e-zine, "Marijuana Industry's Inclusion in Future Coronavirus Relief Packages," by Eric Volkman, Apr 18, 2020
  • CA-2: Minnesota Reformer, "Families of kids with disabilities struggle with distance learning," by Rilyn Eischens, April 15, 2020
  • CA-12: CNN 2020 "State of the Union" interview of Gov. Mike DeWine, Pete Ricketts, and Nancy Pelosi, March 29, 2020
  • CA-49: The Hill e-zine, "Democrat presses top Trump official on rollback of safety regulations," by Rachel Frazin, 03/10/20
  • CA-53: The San Diego Tribune, "Jacobs is heavily invested in banks, drugmakers," by Jeff McDonald, 2/27/2020
  • CA-49: San Diego Union Tribune, "Q&A: Mike Levin, candidate for the 49th Congressional District," Jan. 30, 2020

    Special coverage of "Red Wave" states:
  • CA: 7 new House members including 1 Democrat hold & 2 Republican holds; and 3 Republican takeovers + 1 SPEL takeover
  • FL: 5 new House members, including 2 Republican holds and 3 Republican takeovers
  • NY: 5 new House members including 3 Democrat holds & 1 Republican hold; and 1 Republican takeover + 1 SPEL hold
  • TX: 7 new House members, all 7 Republican holds.
  • All other states: 52 new House members including 10 Republican takeovers and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • Endorsements: Organizational endorsements of new House members, from groups that focus on one issue
  • 2021 House incumbents: continuing coverage of the 117th Congress
    Conclusion: the "Red Wave" means Republicans made some gains in Congress when they were expected to lose seats.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Michelle Steel: Promotes business-friendly climate, free market principles.
    Christy Smith: COVID: Help seniors with job info, maybe direct cash.
    Mike Garcia: COVID: help businesses & unemployed.
Civil Rights
    Michelle Steel: Calls for stop to hate crimes against Asians.
    Sara Jacobs: Fight against AAPI hate crimes.
    Christy Smith: Endorsed by Human Rights Campaign for LGBTQ+ Equality.
    Josh Harder: Achieve LGBTQ equality across the country.
    Katie Porter: Fight to achieve true equality for the LGBTQ community.
    TJ Cox: Fight to achieve true equality for the LGBTQ community.
    Mike Garcia: Illegal pot farms lead to crime and threats.
    TJ Cox: Meth is a common drug in Central Valley; need to fight it.
    Anna Eshoo: Allow medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
    Nancy Pelosi: Defended pro-marijuana position in COVID bill.
    Katie Porter: Relief for marijuana industry, including SBA assistance.
    Michelle Steel: Parents should be able to choose their kids' schools.
    Jared Huffman: Remote special ed financial strain for school districts.
Energy & Oil
    Michelle Steel: Keep energy prices down and invest in renewables.
    Sara Jacobs: Climate change is a big priority for millennial lawmakers.
    Kamala Harris: California fires show climate crisis is public health crisis.
    Mike Levin: You can protect environment and grow the economy.
    Michelle Steel: Protect beaches for human use.
    Mike Levin: Challenged easing of safety testing regulations.
Families & Children
    Sara Jacobs: COVID relief must help small business, families, kids.
Foreign Policy
    Mike Garcia: Condemn Hamas attacks on Israel, our ally.
    Michelle Steel: Support NATO, allies and Israel with Jerusalem capital.
    Sara Jacobs: U.S. needs to rebuild connections with allied countries.
    Ben Sasse: Authoritarianism vs. democracy is struggle of our time.
Free Trade
    Katie Porter: Global economy is big reason for US economic engine.
Government Reform
    Sara Jacobs: Will not accept corporate PAC money.
    Anna Eshoo: Advocate for strong privacy laws to avoid online abuse.
    Nancy Pelosi: We don't accept Trump dismissing oversight provisions.
Gun Control
    Lauren Boebert: Pro-2A, Pro-Constitution, Anti-Socialism.
Health Care
    Michelle Steel: Opposes single payer, government health care.
    Anna Eshoo: Ban direct-to-consumer TV ads for prescription drugs.
    Christy Smith: Tie prescription prices to world prices; cap increases.
    Mike Garcia: Maintain integrity of Medicare; against Medicare for All.
    Nancy Pelosi: President's denial ultimately cost American lives.
Homeland Security
    Kevin McCarthy: FBI should brief Congress on member linked to suspected spy.
    Michelle Steel: Supports border wall to keep drugs and gangs out.
Principles & Values
    Mike Garcia: Support conservatives because liberals cannot govern CA.
    TJ Cox: Register more voters, especially younger, BIPOC, women.
    Barbara Lee: Representation matters:providing lenses others don't have.
Social Security
    Christy Smith: Keep Social Security out of conversations about deficits.
    Mike Garcia: A contract that we absolutely must honor.
Tax Reform
    Mike Garcia: Lower taxes instead of Governor giving people cash.
    Michelle Steel: Will fight to lower taxes and attempts to raise gas tax.
    Mike Levin: 2017 tax cuts added $2 trillion to debt over ten years.
    Michelle Steel: Infrastructure projects should not be overly regulated.
    Anna Eshoo: Promotes research & bills to better youth & maternal health.
War & Peace
    Ben Sasse: Withdrawal from Iran deal problematic on many levels.
Welfare & Poverty
    TJ Cox: Central Valley is neglected; fight for opportunity there.
    Sara Jacobs: Change system that favors some and leaves others behind.

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