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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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2024 California Senatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2024 CA Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Adam Schiff (5) Democrat U.S. Rep California-28
  • Barbara Lee (5) Democrat U.S. Rep California-13
  • Katie Porter (7) Democrat U.S. Rep California-45
  • Laphonza Butler (3)
  • Steve Garvey (14)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2024 California Senate debates and race coverage:
  • CA Senate 2024: VoteLibertarian.us press release: "Issue: Drug War", by Gail Lightfoot, downloaded 2/2/2024, (Link)
  • FOX News, "MLB great Steve Garvey looks to revive 'heartbeat' of California 'for all the people' with Senate run," by Kyle Morris, December 31, 2023, (Link)
  • FOX 40, "At Steve Garvey's home and on a campaign swing, a clearer picture of his policy positions," by Eytan Wallace & Sergio Robles, Dec 23, 2023, (Link)
  • Cal Matters News, "Steve Garvey starts campaigning for U.S. Senate, sort of," by Lynn La, December 21, 2023, (Link)
  • Orange County Register, "Steve Garvey: Time to restore moral integrity to Congress, Supreme Court," by Steve Garvey, December 12, 2023, (Link)
  • Associated Press: 2024_CA_Senate, "Californians vote to protect abortion in state constitution," by Janie Har, November 9, 2022, (Link)
  • KRON TV-4 News, "Garvey's moderate positions on key issues set him apart from fellow GOP contenders," by Alex Baker, Nov 8, 2023, (Link)
  • Newsmax: "Fmr Baseball MVP Steve Garvey Joins California US Senate Race," 10 October 2023, (Link)
  • KQED Science News, "Sen. Laphonza Butler Is an Expert in Labor Issues. But What About Climate?," by Dana Cronin, Oct 4, 2023, (Link)
  • VOX, "Who is Laphonza Butler, California's new senator?," by Nicole Narea, Oct 2, 2023, (Link)
  • Human Rights Campaign press release, "HRC Hails Appointment of Laphonza Butler to Fill Dianne Feinstein's Senate Seat," by Delphine Luneau, October 2, 2023, (Link)
  • Democracy Now, "Rep. Barbara Lee on Cutting the Military Budget, Abortion Rights & Why She's Running for Senate," March 10, 2023, (Link)
  • Washington Blade, "Adam Schiff discusses Senate run and new bill protecting trans youth," by Christopher Kane, February 9, 2023, (Link)
  • Los Angeles Times, "Where do Rep. Katie Porter and Scott Baugh stand on abortion, inflation, immigration?", by Hannah Fry, Oct. 20, 2022, (Link)
  • The Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal, "Schiff Introducing Legislation to Keep Illegal Firearms Out of Our Communities," July 7, 2022, (Link)
  • Los Angeles Blade, "Katie Porter campaigning as a progressive Democrat in Orange County," by Karen Ocamb, October 25, 2018, (Link)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Barbara Lee: Pro-choice; shared story of her own pre-Roe abortion .
    Katie Porter: Voted for legislation to create statutory right to abortion.
    Laphonza Butler: President of Emily's List, backing pro-choice candidates.
    Steve Garvey: No nationwide ban; uphold the voice of the people.
Civil Rights
    Adam Schiff: Introduced PERIOD Act to protect trans student athletes.
    Katie Porter: Trump administration tried to erase transgender people .
    Laphonza Butler: First Black lesbian to represent California in the Senate.
    Steve Garvey: The best way to deter crime is to enforce our laws.
    Steve Garvey: Ensure that those locked up are not immediately freed.
    Barbara Lee: Co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.
    Steve Garvey: Provide parents with more choices; reward great teachers.
Energy & Oil
    Adam Schiff: I was an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.
    Steve Garvey: State ban on sale of gas-powered cars by 2035 not realistic.
Foreign Policy
    Steve Garvey: Important to work close with our allies against threats.
Government Reform
    Adam Schiff: Need to pass historic voting rights protection legislation.
    Katie Porter: Only House Democrat to oppose return of earmarks.
    Steve Garvey: Get government out of the way of small businesses.
Gun Control
    Adam Schiff: Better & faster data tracking gun trafficking.
    Barbara Lee: Banning assault weapons a crucial and long-overdue action.
    Katie Porter: Ban assault weapons, strengthen background checks.
    Steve Garvey: Supports very stringent background checks on gun sales.
Health Care
    Katie Porter: Replace Affordable Care Act with something like Medicare.
Homeland Security
    Barbara Lee: We need to cut defense budget by at least $100 billion.
    Katie Porter: Voted against defense budget higher than what was requested.
    Steve Garvey: Modernize our military; achieve peace through strength.
    Steve Garvey: Wants to complete the wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
    Laphonza Butler: Was labor organizer; led fight for $15 minimum wage in CA.
Principles & Values
    Steve Garvey: Holds MLB NL record for consecutive games played (1,207).
    Steve Garvey: Politicians need to take a more civil approach to politics.
Social Security
    Katie Porter: Increase benefits, improve adjustments for inflation.
    Steve Garvey: Let's cut back on these entitlements; stop printing money.
Tax Reform
    Adam Schiff: We need to ensure that the wealthy pay their fair share.
    Steve Garvey: Career politicians increased taxes and fees, raised costs.
Welfare & Poverty
    Barbara Lee: Ending poverty is a moral and economic imperative .

The above quotations are from 2024 California Senatorial race: debates and news coverage.

2024 California Senate debate:
Special election 2024 to replace Dianne Feinstein (deceased Sept. 29, 2023):
Laphonza Butler(D,interim appointee retiring)
vs.Gail Lightfoot(L)
vs.Steve Garvey(R)
vs.Barbara Lee(D)
vs.Katie Porter(D)
vs.Adam Schiff(D)
Former Senators & Senate races:
2022 California Senate debate: Appointed Incumbent Alex Padilla(D)
vs.Mark Meuser(R,nominee)
vs.State Rep. Jerome Horton(D,withdrew)
vs.House nominee James Bradley(R,lost primary)
vs.Candidate for San Diego city council 2020 Lily Zhou(R,lost primary)
2018 California Senate debate: Feinstein(D) vs.de Leon(D) vs.Sanchez(D) vs.Eisen(I)
2016 California Senate debates, Sanchez vs.Harris
2012 California Senate debate, Feinstein, Taitz, and Emken
2010 California Senate debate, Fiorina vs. Boxer

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