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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 Texas political races in The Houston Chronicle

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    from The Houston Chronicle (number of quotes indicated):
  • Allen West (4) Texas Republican Challenger
  • Beto O`Rourke (2) Texas Democratic candidate for Governor; U.S. Rep
  • Bill Weld (1) Massachusetts Republican presidential primary challenger
  • Dan Crenshaw (1) Republican U.S. Rep Texas- 2
  • David Alameel (1) Democratic Senate Challenger Texas
  • Deirdre Gilbert (1) Texas Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Dirk Kempthorne (1) Idaho Former GOP Governor (1999-2006); and Cabinet Sec'y.
  • Don Huffines (1) Texas Republican challenger for Governor
  • Gary Johnson (1) New Mexico Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Greg Abbott (2) Texas Republican Governor
  • Julian Castro (2) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Lamar Alexander (1) Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2020) Tennessee
  • Lance Gooden (1) Republican U.S. Rep Texas- 5
  • Libertarian Party (1)
  • Lupe Valdez (3) Texas Democratic candidate for governor of Texas
  • Paul Sadler (1) Democratic Challenger Texas
  • Royce West (1) Democratic Senate challenger Texas
  • Sema Hernandez (1) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Texas
  • Sylvia Garcia (2) Democrat U.S. Rep Texas- 29
  • Ted Cruz (3) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Tony Sanchez (9) Democrat 2000 Challenger
  • Van Taylor (1) Republican U.S. Rep Texas- 3
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Articles in The Houston Chronicle:
  • (On 2022 TX Governor race: "5 things to know about Allen West, who is challenging Texas Gov. Greg Abbott," by Jeremy Wallace, July 6, 2021
  • (On Lupe Valdez): Houston Chronicle on 2018 Texas Gubernatorial race, 5/18/2018
  • (On Greg Abbott): Houston Chronicle on 2018 Texas Gubernatorial race, 9/5/2015
  • (On David Alameel): Houston Chronicle on 2014 Texas Senate race, 5/4/2014
  • (On Ted Cruz): Houston Chronicle op-ed by Sen. Ted Cruz, 5/7/2013
  • (On Paul Sadler & Ted Cruz): Houston Chronicle on 2012 Texas Senate debate, 10/3/2012
  • (On Julian Castro): Houston Chronicle, "State dinner for Korean President", 10/11/2011
  • (On Julian Castro): Gary Martin in Houston Chronicle, "Obama fiscal plan", 4/14/2011
  • (On Dirk Kempthorne): Kristen Hays in Houston Chronicle, "Offshore Lease Plan", 7/31/2008
  • (On Tony Sanchez): Clay Robison, The Houston Chronicle, 2/2/2002 * 4/7/2002
  • (On Tony Sanchez): Polly Ross Hughes, The Houston Chronicle, 4/5/2002
  • (On Tony Sanchez): R.G. Ratcliffe, The Houston Chronicle, 3/9, 3/16, 5/9, 5/15/2002
  • (On Lamar Alexander): The Houston Chronicle, 9/10/95, 9/10/1995

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Lamar Alexander: Opposed to Abortion, but VP need not be.
Civil Rights
    David Alameel: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Tony Sanchez: Accuses Morales of weakness on affirmative action.
    Beto O`Rourke: We must cut down on recidivism for non-violent offenders.
    Tony Sanchez: Spend money on education rather than prisons.
    Beto O`Rourke: End prohibition on marijuana, expunge records of possessors.
    Deirdre Gilbert: Invest in the state's education system.
    Tony Sanchez: Reimagine relationship between state and school.
    Tony Sanchez: Use Texas scholars to create new textbooks for schools.
    Tony Sanchez: Judge schools on quality of books & facilities.
Energy & Oil
    Lupe Valdez: Supporter of clean energy options in wind and solar.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Supports expanding oil and gas leases.
Foreign Policy
    Julian Castro: Sister city builds strong bonds to South Korea.
Free Trade
    Greg Abbott: Expand Texas' long-standing trade partnership with Mexico.
Government Reform
    Paul Sadler: It's crazy to think Democrats want dependency.
    Ted Cruz: Dems want to get as many Americans as possible dependent.
    Tony Sanchez: Protect consumers from excessive utility bills.
Gun Control
    Allen West: Supports permitless concealed carry of handguns.
    Dan Crenshaw: AR-15 good weapon to defend yourself in your home.
    Ted Cruz: Prosecute felons who try to illegally purchase guns.
    Ted Cruz: Target violent criminals with serious mental illnesses.
    Tony Sanchez: Sanchez opinions compatible with Texas State Rifle Assoc.
Health Care
    Allen West: Opposed TX governor for COVID restrictions & accommodations.
    Julian Castro: Americans should not be on their own for health care.
    Tony Sanchez: Sanction lawyers for “frivolous” medical malpractice suits.
Homeland Security
    Allen West: Accused of torturing Iraqi informant; firing gun near head.
    Sylvia Garcia: The DREAM Act cannot be combined with building border wall.
    Greg Abbott: Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws.
    Don Huffines: Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws.
    Royce West: Oppose local cooperation enforcing immigration laws.
    Sylvia Garcia: Oppose local cooperation enforcing immigration laws.
    Van Taylor: Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws.
    Lance Gooden: Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws.
    Lupe Valdez: Supports increasing minimum wage, making college affordable.
Principles & Values
    Allen West: Likened Democrats to Nazis, Socialists, Communists.
    Bill Weld: 2016 election: Johnson-Weld exceeded 3.6% of vote in MI & WI.
    Gary Johnson: 2016 support fell from 9% to 3% just before election.
    Libertarian Party: 2016's 3.24% nationally was highest for 3rd-party.
    Sema Hernandez: The time to break the Patriarchy is now.
    Lupe Valdez: Invest in expanded transportation infrastructure.

The above quotations are from Media coverage of Texas political races in The Houston Chronicle.

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