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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)

Book Reviews

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

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    from 2020 House TX elections (number of quotes indicated):
  • August Pfluger (10) Republican U.S. Rep Texas-11
  • Beth Van Duyne (3) Republican U.S. Rep Texas-24
  • Colin Allred (4) Democrat U.S. Rep Texas- 32
  • Eddie Bernice Johnson (4) Democrat U.S. Rep Texas-30
  • Pete Sessions (3) Republican U.S. Rep Texas-17
  • Ronny Jackson (4) Republican U.S. Rep Texas-13
  • Tony Gonzales (3) Republican U.S. Rep Texas-23
  • Troy Nehls (7) Republican U.S. Rep Texas-22
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2020 House race coverage: Texas Red Wave:
  • TX-6: Boston Globe, "Ellzey wins US House seat over Trump-backed rival," 7/27/2021
  • TX-6: Texas Tribune, "State representative Jake Ellzey faces mounting opposition from his right in special election," by Patrick Svitek, 4/20/2021
  • TX-11: Midland Reporter-Telegraph (MRT.com), "Top Congressmen turn up heat on administration's energy policies," by Mella McEwen, 2/10/2021
  • TX-11: KLTV, "Texas Representative: Biden's climate change plan disastrous to fossil fuel industry," by Jillian Angeline, 2/3/2021
  • TX-24: The Texas Tribune, "Beth Van Duyne could be the GOP's antidote to high-profile progressives when she joins Congress," by Alex Samuels, 12/17/2020
  • TX-23: The Jewish Insider, "Tony Gonzales talks Texas, the Hispanic vote and plans for his first term," by Marc Rod, 11/5/2020
  • TX-4: Texarkana Gazette, "Election 2020: Texas 4th Congressional District: Pat Fallon," 10/23/2020
  • TX-30, TX-32: ScienceDebate.org surveys, 10/9/2020
  • TX-13, TX-17, TX-23, and TX-24: iVoterGuide on Texas House races, downloaded October 2020
  • TX-13: Forbes magazine, "Ex-White House Doc Ronny Jackson, once derailed by misconduct allegations," by Andrew Solender, 7/14/2020
  • TX-11: Odessa American, "Pfluger Poised for Congress," by Bob Campbell, 4/21/2020
  • TX-11: Texas Scorecard, "Congressional District 11 Candidate Interview: August Pfluger," by Matt Stringer, 2/20/2020
  • TX-22: Fox News 26 Houston, "Fort Bend County Sheriff says 'no' to ICE Plan," by Stephen Morgan, 8/2/2017

    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)
    August Pfluger: Affirms commitment to pro-life policies.
Budget & Economy
    Tony Gonzales: Supports Balanced Budget amendment.
    August Pfluger: Americans are innovators, against over-regulation.
Civil Rights
    August Pfluger: Stifling House rules mandate diverse staff.
    August Pfluger: The government must not dictate attitudes towards gender.
    Ronny Jackson: Left's identity politics bigger threat than racism.
    Troy Nehls: Criminal justice reform is job opportunities for ex-inmates.
    Troy Nehls: Strong support for public schools and education.
    Beth Van Duyne: Create ways for employers to help solve student debt.
    Colin Allred: Empower students and teachers with public school funding.
    Eddie Bernice Johnson: STEM education is key to retaining U.S. leadership globally.
    Pete Sessions: Supports school vouchers for religious institutions.
Energy & Oil
    August Pfluger: Our country needs drilling and oil to survive.
    Troy Nehls: Ban on fossil fuels would be a travesty to economy.
    Colin Allred: Supports Paris Climate Accord, EPA, and green energy.
    Eddie Bernice Johnson: Has net-zero carbon emission goal for U.S.
Free Trade
    August Pfluger: Saudi oil dump is wrong, even though key anti-ISIS ally.
Gun Control
    August Pfluger: Second amendment protects us against government tyranny.
Health Care
    Troy Nehls: Give Americans more health care choices.
    Colin Allred: Defend ACA, expand Medicaid, lower Medicare age.
    Eddie Bernice Johnson: ACA is an important step in giving all access to good care.
    Ronny Jackson: Protect Americans from socialist healthcare plans.
    Colin Allred: Supports DREAMers and path to citizenship.
    Eddie Bernice Johnson: Give business the freedom to hire skilled foreign workers.
    Ronny Jackson: Immigration is a national security issue.
    Troy Nehls: Build the wall and keep illegals out.
    August Pfluger: Biden's climate plan will kill jobs.
    August Pfluger: We don't need bailouts; we need to get back to work.
    Troy Nehls: Help small businesses with less regulations.
Principles & Values
    Tony Gonzales: Conservative but will work with all House members.
    Beth Van Duyne: Want my children to be safe and proud of our country.
    Tony Gonzales: Judeo-Christian values are the cornerstone of our republic.
    Ronny Jackson: Says Obama spying on Trump is national security issue.
    August Pfluger: Running to fight socialism and support rural voices.
    Troy Nehls: Supports Trump and objected to counting of electoral votes.
Social Security
    Beth Van Duyne: Independent retirement savings should be long-term goal.
    Pete Sessions: Allow private retirement accounts with guaranteed interest.
Welfare & Poverty
    Pete Sessions: Eliminate programs with no work requirement for individuals.

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