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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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Media coverage of California political races in The San Francisco Chronicle

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    from The San Francisco Chronicle (number of quotes indicated):
  • David Dewhurst (3) Texas Republican Lt. Governor
  • Delaine Eastin (2) California Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Dianne Feinstein (1) Democratic Sr Senator California
  • Elizabeth Emken (2) Republican Challenger California
  • Eric Holcomb (1) Indiana Republican candidate for Governor
  • Gavin Newsom (2) California Democratic Challenger
  • John Chiang (1) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • John Cox (2) California Republican candidate for California Governor
  • John Kasich (1) Ohio Republican Ohio Governor
  • John Roberts (1) Republican Appointee to Supreme Court
  • Kevin Faulconer (3) California Republican candidate for governor
  • Kevin Paffrath (2) California Democratic candidate for governor
  • Mark Meuser (2) Republican Senate Challenger California
  • Mary Fallin (3) Oklahoma Republican Governor
  • Neel Kashkari (4) California Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Orrin Hatch (3) Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2018) Utah
  • Ralph Nader (8) Green
  • Scott Howell (2) Democratic Challenger Utah
  • Shane Osborn (1) Republican Senate Challenger Nebraska
  • Ted Cruz (2) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Tom Steyer (3) Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
  • Travis Allen (1) California Republican candidate for California Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Articles from The San Francisco Chronicle:
  • The San Francisco Chronicle, "Alex Padilla is coasting into the general election. Here's what we know about Mark Meuser, his Senate challenger," by Tal Kopan, June 8, 2022
  • On 2021 CA recall race: "Maybe-future California governor Kevin Paffrath got mad at me over a joke, so I interviewed him," by Drew Magary, Aug. 24, 2021
  • On 2021 CA Recall: "Pandemic Exit Interviews: Gavin Newsom opponent Kevin Faulconer on what he'd have done differently," by Eric Ting, March 24, 2021
  • (On Mary Fallin): San Francisco Chronicle on 2018 Oklahoma governor race, 5/12/2018
  • (On Delaine Eastin, Gavin Newsom, John Chiang, John Cox & Travis Allen): San Francisco Chronicle on 2018 California governor race, 5/8/2018
  • (On CA AB 182): San Francisco Chronicle (SFGate.com), "Gov. Brown vetoes bill to expand California's Voting Rights Act," by Bob Egelko, Oct. 2, 2014
  • (On Neel Kashkari): San Francisco Chronicle on 2014 California governor race, 11/14/2013
  • (On Orrin Hatch & Scott Howell): San Francisco Chronicle on 2012 Utah Senate debate, 10/18/2012
  • (On Dianne Feinstein & Elizabeth Emken): San Francisco Chronicle on 2012 CA Senate debate, 10/10/2012
  • (On David Dewhurst & Ted Cruz): San Francisco Chronicle on 2012 Texas Senate debates, 6/22/2012
  • (On John Kasich): San Francisco Chronicle, “Pennyless in L.A.”, 4/4/99, 4/4/1999
  • (On Ralph Nader): San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday Interview, p. 3/Z1, 10/13/1996
  • (On John Roberts): Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 7/21/2005
  • (On Shane Osborn): Edward Walsh in San Francisco Chronicle, 4/13/2001

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Mark Meuser: Against abortion; it's a state's rights issue.
    Gavin Newsom: Opposes defunding Planned Parenthood.
    Neel Kashkari: Government out of our lives on abortion.
    John Kasich: Pro-life except rape & incest; supports litmus test.
Budget & Economy
    Kevin Faulconer: COVID: important that we save both lives and livelihoods.
Civil Rights
    Eric Holcomb: Calls for resignation of Indiana AG over harassment charge.
    Ralph Nader: Supports impenetrable protection of privacy.
    Ralph Nader: Differentiate discriminatory justice from indiscriminate.
    Delaine Eastin: Change corporate tax structure to fund education.
    Ralph Nader: DOT: Focus on safety and mass transit.
    Mary Fallin: No life sentences for juveniles.
    Neel Kashkari: Don't release dangerous people onto the streets.
    Kevin Paffrath: State bungled legalized cannabis; 80% of sales still illegal.
    Neel Kashkari: When you legalize something, you send a signal you approve.
    Kevin Faulconer: Take a firm stance with teachers unions over COVID closures.
    Ralph Nader: Focus on civic & consumer education.
Energy & Oil
    Neel Kashkari: Climate change compelling, but do fracking & Monterey shale.
    Delaine Eastin: Don't give up on a clean environment; not on my watch.
Families & Children
    Mary Fallin: Disallow adoptions in LGBT homes.
Free Trade
    Elizabeth Emken: Free trade is a defining and great characteristic of US.
    Ralph Nader: NAFTA failures: $50B Mexico bailout; 400,000 exported jobs.
Government Reform
    Mark Meuser: Time to start reining in the unelected bureaucrats.
    Ralph Nader: Focus on anti-trust enforcement to help small business.
Gun Control
    Mary Fallin: Veto constitutional carry: No handguns without a permit.
Health Care
    Orrin Hatch: ObamaCare is an "atrocious" act; repeal & replace.
    Scott Howell: Improve ObamaCare rather than kill it.
Homeland Security
    David Dewhurst: No blanket cuts to military, but trim back some spending.
    Gavin Newsom: Border wall is just rhetoric; celebrate diversity.
    John Cox: Border wall needs to be built, to keep out MS-13.
    David Dewhurst: Limit police power to ask detainees about immigration status.
    Ted Cruz: Give police more power to ask about immigration status.
Principles & Values
    Kevin Faulconer: Strive to govern by being as inclusive as possible.
    Tom Steyer: Republicans did not lose Congress for impeaching Clinton.
    Tom Steyer: Nixon only lost support once impeachment hearings began.
    Tom Steyer: Mueller report says Trump obstructed justice.
    Orrin Hatch: I work with both Republicans and Democrats, out of necessity.
    Orrin Hatch: 36 years of seniority means I can finally enact change.
    Scott Howell: Electing the same people get the same results.
    Dianne Feinstein: OpEd: Feinstein refusing to debate is a democracy dodge.
    Elizabeth Emken: Feinstein is arrogant and dismissive for not debating.
    John Roberts: An establishment lawyer, with no all-encompassing philosophy.
    Shane Osborn: Piloted crippled aircraft to China after midair collision.
Tax Reform
    Ralph Nader: Focus on under-taxation of corporations, not income tax.
    Ralph Nader: Against flat tax; keep progressivity.
    John Chiang: More private money for high-speed rail project.
    John Cox: High-speed rail project is corrupt; ax it.
    Travis Allen: High-speed rail project is corrupt; ax it.
War & Peace
    David Dewhurst: More combat troops were needed in Iraq, and for longer.
    Ted Cruz: Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan went on too long.
Welfare & Poverty
    Kevin Paffrath: Current system traps people into poverty programs.

The above quotations are from Media coverage of California political races in The San Francisco Chronicle.

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