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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 Texas Senatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2024 TX Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Colin Allred (12) Democrat U.S. Rep Texas-32
  • David Costello (1)
  • Roland Gutierrez (13)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2024 Texas Senate debates and race coverage:
  • Dallas Morning News, "Texas Democrats running for U.S. Senate differ on Israel, health care, border security," by Joseph Morton, Jan 26, 2024, (Link)
  • Press release, "Sens. Cruz, Scott, Rep. Moolenaar Lead National School Choice Week Resolution," by Sen. Ted Cruz, 01.25.2024, (Link)
  • Texas Tribune, "Democrats Colin Allred, Roland Gutierrez draw distinctions on key issues as they target Sen. Ted Cruz in 2024," by Patrick Svitek & Matthew Choi, Aug. 9, 2023, (Link)
  • WFAA News, "Ted Cruz faces a new 2024 challenger. Second Texas Democrat announces campaign for US Senate," by Jason Whitely & Natalie Haddad, July 10, 2023, (Link)
  • Texas Monthly, "Before Uvalde, Roland Gutierrez Was Just Another State Senator. Now He’s Challenging Ted Cruz," by Christopher Hooks, July 10, 2023, (Link)
  • The Texan, "Allred Runs to the Middle Early in U.S. Senate Bid, Labels Cruz 'Extreme'," by Brad Johnson, July 3, 2023, (Link)
  • FOX4News, "Texas: The Issue Is--Congressman Colin Allred discusses challenging Ted Cruz for Senate seat," by Steven Dial, June 25, 2023, (Link)
  • KERA News, "North Texas Rep. Colin Allred on climate policy, China, Ukraine and resetting US-Africa relations," by Christopher Connelly, June 13, 2023, (Link)
  • San Antonio Report, "State Sen. Roland Gutierrez becomes latest to oppose proposed Hill Country wastewater plant," by Lindsey Carnett, June 5, 2023, (Link)
  • Texas Tribune, "State budget writers strike deal on $321.3 billion two-year spending proposal," by Karen Brooks Harper & Joshua Fechter, May 25, 2023, (Link)
  • Texas Tribune, "Clash of styles as Colin Allred prepares to challenge Ted Cruz in 2024 race," by Matthew Choi, May 11, 2023, (Link)
  • NBC-DFW news-5, "New Bill to Boost Police Officer Salaries in Small Cities," by Julie Fine, February 23, 2023, (Link)
  • Texas Tribune, "After fumbled Uvalde shooting response, Texas senator wants to make it easier to sue law enforcement officers," by Alex Nguyen, Jan. 24, 2023, (Link)
  • Al Jazeera, "Texas: Democrat walkout blocks passage of voting restriction law," 31 May 2021, (Link)
  • Spectrum News, "North Texas Democrat Pushes for More Diversity at Texas Capitol," by Karina Kling, Feb. 04, 2021, (Link)
  • Facebook posting by Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez, September 17, 2020, (Link)
  • Stonewall Democrats of Dallas: "Questionnaire responses by Carl Sherman," January 17, 2020, (Link)
  • Texas Right to Life Press Release, "Pro-Life Scorecard for the 86th Texas Legislature," 11/1/2019, (Link)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    David Costello: Total Pro-Life Score: 0% by Texas Right to Life.
Budget & Economy
    Roland Gutierrez: Voted against state budget because no teacher pay raise.
Civil Rights
    Roland Gutierrez: Endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign.
    Roland Gutierrez: Filed bill to end qualified immunity for police officers.
    Roland Gutierrez: State senate platform included legalizing marijuana.
Energy & Oil
    Colin Allred: Be aggressive on carbon recapture, but tell people the truth.
    Colin Allred: Incentives instead of punishment to lower carbon emissions.
    Roland Gutierrez: Motivate oil companies to invest in renewable resources.
    Roland Gutierrez: Opposes wastewater plant that would contaminate aquifer.
Families & Children
    Colin Allred: Was the first member of Congress to take paternity leave.
Foreign Policy
    Colin Allred: Biden did a good job in uniting free world against Russia.
    Roland Gutierrez: We must fight to maintain democracy in Ukraine, elsewhere.
Free Trade
    Colin Allred: Helping African nations makes them stable trading partners.
Government Reform
    Colin Allred: Address voting rights & campaign finance but not term limits.
    Roland Gutierrez: Supports term limits for members of Congress.
Gun Control
    Colin Allred: For raising age to buy semi-automatic file to 21.
    Colin Allred: What gun safety measures can realistically pass the Senate?
    Roland Gutierrez: Been a leading voice in state senate on gun violence.
    Roland Gutierrez: For universal background checks, red flag laws.
Health Care
    Colin Allred: No single-payer, but public option for Medicare.
    Roland Gutierrez: Established the Warrior Resiliency Center to treat PTSD .
    Roland Gutierrez: Health care a universal right; for Medicare for All.
    Colin Allred: Process people at the border faster, system is broken.
    Colin Allred: E-verify paired with pathways to citizenship .
    Roland Gutierrez: Against border wall; for pathway to permanent residency.
Principles & Values
    Colin Allred: Grew up with US as leader of the free world, and we are.

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

Sen. Cruz up for re-election in 2024; contenders:
TX: Ted Cruz(R,incumbent)
vs.David Costello(D)
vs.Roland Gutierrez(D)
vs.Carl Sherman(D)
vs.Colin Allred(D)
Former Senators & Senate races:
2020 Texas Senate debates: John Cornyn(R) vs.Chris Bell(D) vs.Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez(D) vs.MJ Hegar(D) vs.Royce West(D) vs.Sema Hernandez(D)
2018 Texas Senate debates: Cruz(R) vs.O`Rourke(D) vs. Bush?(R)
2014 Texas Senate debates, Cornyn vs. Alameel
2012 Texas Senate debates, Cruz vs. Dewhurst vs. Sadler
2008 Texas Senate debate, Cornyn vs. Noriega
2006 Texas Senate debate, Jameson vs. Hutchison vs. Radnofsky

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