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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
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)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Texas

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Texas (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barbara Radnofsky (5) Democratic challenger (2006) Texas
  • Beto O`Rourke (24) Democratic Challenger for TX Senator Texas
  • David Alameel (14) Democratic Senate Challenger Texas
  • David Dewhurst (13) Texas Republican Lt. Governor
  • Emily Sanchez (24) Green Party Senate challenger Texas
  • John Cornyn (12) Republican Sr Senator Texas
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison (5) Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) Texas
  • Paul Sadler (6) Democratic Challenger Texas
  • Rick Noriega (6) Democratic Senate Challenger (2008) Texas
  • Scott Jameson (4) Libertarian Challenger (2008) Texas
  • Steve Stockman (13) Republican challenger (Lost primary) Texas
  • Ted Cruz (33) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Tom Leppert (6) Former Republican Challenger (2012) Texas
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Beto O`Rourke: Trust women to make their own decisions.
    Ted Cruz: No exceptions for rape or incest; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Emily Sanchez: Supports abortion as a woman's right.
    David Alameel: Always fight to protect Roe v. Wade.
    John Cornyn: Endorsed by Texas Right to Life.
    Steve Stockman: AdWatch: If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted.
    David Dewhurst: Pushed the sonogram bill with pro-life advocates.
    David Dewhurst: Proud of defunding Planned Parenthood.
    Tom Leppert: Companies can deny insuring birth control.
    Ted Cruz: Companies can deny insuring birth control.
Budget & Economy
    Ted Cruz: Choose individual liberty over more & more spending.
    Beto O`Rourke: Promote antitrust & regulations that promote competition.
    Emily Sanchez: Federal stimulus as better than market-led recovery.
    John Cornyn: We've had 17 federal shutdowns since 1976; Obama is AWOL.
    David Dewhurst: Cut $14B in state spending last year; cut 10.2% since 2003.
    John Cornyn: Inaction on $700B bailout is unacceptable leadership.
    John Cornyn: Voting for $700B bailout demonstrates leadership.
    Rick Noriega: Voting for $700B bailout demonstrates herd mentality.
Civil Rights
    Emily Sanchez: Supports affirmative action.
    Emily Sanchez: Supports same-sex marriage.
    David Alameel: Demand equal pay for equal work between men and women.
    David Alameel: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Ted Cruz: Opposes gay pride parades and opposes gay marriage.
    Tom Leppert: Marched in gay pride parade, but opposes gay marriage.
    Beto O`Rourke: Protect consumers from predatory financial behavior.
    Ted Cruz: Free businesses from the CFPB's regulatory blockades.
    Emily Sanchez: The Occupy Movement woke me up and gave me hope.
    David Alameel: Big corporations & executives should pay fair share in taxes.
    David Dewhurst: I formed a business from scratch; bring that to government.
    David Dewhurst: I formed a business from scratch; bring that to government.
    Tom Leppert: I'm a career businessman; I've actually created jobs.
    Emily Sanchez: Opposes stricter punishment to reduce crime.
    Steve Stockman: Admits being jailed in 1970s, but suing group for saying so.
    Beto O`Rourke: Long-time advocate for marijuana legalization.
    Ted Cruz: Opposed to marijuana legalization, but let states choose.
    Emily Sanchez: Legalize marijuana.
    John Cornyn: Legal pot causes similar attitudes to other illegal drugs.
    Steve Stockman: AdWatch: Arrested for drug possession in 1977.
    Beto O`Rourke: Vouchers funnel public school $ into private schools.
    Ted Cruz: Private school vouchers is civil rights issue of our time.
    Emily Sanchez: Supports parents choosing schools via vouchers.
    David Alameel: Quality education for ALL children, not just privileged few.
Energy & Oil
    Beto O`Rourke: Unprecedented action to build clean energy economy.
    Ted Cruz: Paris Accord destroys $3 trillion in American GDP by 2040.
    Beto O`Rourke: Incentivize renewable energy.
    Emily Sanchez: Supports prioritizing green energy.
    Emily Sanchez: Fracking is running rampant & endangers our air & water.
    Beto O`Rourke: Ensure EPA's funding & independence.
    Ted Cruz: EPA ran amok under Obama.
    Emily Sanchez: Federal regulation for clean air and water.
    Emily Sanchez: The Earth sustains all life processes.
    Rick Noriega: Reports for National Guard duty for Hurricane Ike response.
Families & Children
    Ted Cruz: Amendment to define marriage as between man & a woman.
Foreign Policy
    Beto O`Rourke: Invest in improving Northern Triangle of Central America.
    Emily Sanchez: Supports maintaining U.S. sovereignty from the U.N.
Free Trade
    Beto O`Rourke: Tariffs on China will devastate our economy.
    Ted Cruz: Supports tariffs; opposes bailouts to those hurt by them.
    Emily Sanchez: Opposes expanding free trade.
    Ted Cruz: Defended Chinese company on intellectual property theft.
Government Reform
    Beto O`Rourke: End secret spending flooding American elections.
    Beto O`Rourke: Empower communities by ending gerrymandering.
    Ted Cruz: Disclosing campaign spending violates free speech.
    Ted Cruz: Political gerrymandering is legitimate, unless racial.
    Beto O`Rourke: Committed to personal term limit for serving in Congress.
    Emily Sanchez: Opposes stricter enforcement of voting rights.
    John Cornyn: Create anti-Tea Party PACs to counter Super PACs.
    Paul Sadler: It's crazy to think Democrats want dependency.
    Ted Cruz: Dems want to get as many Americans as possible dependent.
    Rick Noriega: Legislative escape tp Okla. protected Voting Rights Act.
Gun Control
    Beto O`Rourke: Universal background checks; ban assault weapons.
    Ted Cruz: Led fight not to ban assault weapons.
    Beto O`Rourke: Supports common sense gun laws.
    Emily Sanchez: Opposes an absolute right to gun ownership.
    Steve Stockman: The best gun lubricant around is Liberal Tears.
    Steve Stockman: 1993: Opposed federal raid on the Branch Davidian compound.
    Steve Stockman: AR-15 giveaway: the perfect Mother's Day gift.
    Steve Stockman: Consider impeachment for Obama's unilateral gun controls.
    John Cornyn: Focus on mental illness, not on background checks.
Health Care
    Beto O`Rourke: Improve ObamaCare, including public option.
    Ted Cruz: ObamaCare caused millions to lose their jobs.
    Emily Sanchez: Supports expanding ObamaCare.
    Steve Stockman: Supported Sen. Ted Cruz's fight to stop ObamaCare.
    Steve Stockman: Challenge incumbent because he supported ObamaCare.
    John Cornyn: End Congress' carve-out exemption from ObamaCare penalties.
    Paul Sadler: Keep ObamaCare benefits for young adults & elderly.
    Ted Cruz: Vow to repeal ObamaCare.
    Ted Cruz: Throw my body in front of a train to stop ObamaCare.
    John Cornyn: Donít expand CHIP nationally until all Texans are covered.
    Rick Noriega: Enroll all Texas kids in CHIP and other government plans.
    Barbara Radnofsky: Donít criminalize Medicare negotiating for drug prices.
    Kay Bailey Hutchison: Rx Plan has private companies competing to lower drug prices.
    Scott Jameson: Supports universal mandatory health insurance.
Homeland Security
    Emily Sanchez: Opposes expanding the armed forces.
    David Dewhurst: No blanket cuts to military, but trim back some spending.
    Ted Cruz: Enforce the law but also keep families together.
    Beto O`Rourke: DREAMers are as American as my kids.
    Ted Cruz: No path to citizenship to DREAMers or anyone else.
    Emily Sanchez: Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship.
    David Alameel: Supports the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform.
    Steve Stockman: Opposes comprehensive immigration bill, and no negotiation.
    Paul Sadler: Path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas.
    Ted Cruz: No path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas.
    David Dewhurst: Limit police power to ask detainees about immigration status.
    Ted Cruz: Give police more power to ask about immigration status.
    Paul Sadler: Pathway to citizenship for children of illegal immigrants.
    Tom Leppert: No border wall.
    David Dewhurst: Boots on the ground, plus a wall.
    Ted Cruz: Boots on the ground, plus a wall.
    David Dewhurst: No amnesty & no tuition for illegals; go home and re-apply.
    Ted Cruz: Triple the size of the Border Patrol.
    John Cornyn: More secure documents needed to enforce immigration laws.
    Rick Noriega: Immigration system is broken; deport undocumented workers.
    Beto O`Rourke: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $15.
    Ted Cruz: Raising minimum wage costs jobs for the most vulnerable.
    David Alameel: Raise minimum wage so families can work with dignity.
    David Alameel: End tax breaks for sending jobs overseas.
    Tom Leppert: I have created thousands of jobs; we need that in DC.
Principles & Values
    Beto O`Rourke: Supports Congress term limits; leaving House after 6 years.
    Emily Sanchez: Opposes keeping God in the public sphere.
    Emily Sanchez: Spicybrown for Senate: Top of Green Party ticket.
    David Alameel: Defeated LaRouche Democrat in primary.
    Steve Stockman: Lost campaigns in 1990 and 1992 before winning in 1994.
    David Dewhurst: PAC ad: "Shattered Vision" calls Cruz a false conservative.
    Ted Cruz: OpEd: His law firm donated $200,000 to Obama's campaign.
    Rick Noriega: Served in Afghanistan as Lt. Colonel in Army National Guard.
    John Cornyn: Criticizes Noriega for campaigning during Hurricane Ike.
Social Security
    Emily Sanchez: Opposes privatizing Social Security.
    David Alameel: Vows to NEVER cut or privatize Social Security and Medicare.
    David Alameel: Vows to NEVER cut Social Security and Medicare.
    Ted Cruz: Raise retirement age; cap increases to inflation rate.
    Barbara Radnofsky: Privatization is a terrible idea.
    Kay Bailey Hutchison: Reform Social Security now, while itís still easy.
    Scott Jameson: Replace entitlements with market alternatives.
Tax Reform
    Beto O`Rourke: GOP tax plan helps rich & hurts middle class.
    Emily Sanchez: Supports higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Paul Sadler: Allow tax cuts to expire for nation's wealthiest residents.
    Paul Sadler: Allow tax cuts to expire for nation's wealthiest residents.
    David Dewhurst: State income tax would pass over my dead, cold body.
    David Dewhurst: I favor a fairer and flatter tax.
    Ted Cruz: Permanent Washington elite protects the tax code.
    Tom Leppert: Flat tax is an opportunity to expand the base.
    Beto O`Rourke: Stimulus spending invests in areas like infrastructure.
    Beto O`Rourke: Rolling back net neutrality hurts democracy.
    Ted Cruz: Net neutrality puts government in charge of internet.
    Steve Stockman: Accepts Bitcoin donations as an alternative to fiat currency.
War & Peace
    Beto O`Rourke: Nuclear treaty was best path to prevent Iranian nukes.
    Ted Cruz: Nuke treaty didn't sufficiently rein in Iran's nuke program.
    Ted Cruz: SWIFT: commit to maintain ongoing sanctions against Iran.
    Beto O`Rourke: We need to think before acting in Mideast.
    Emily Sanchez: Supports staying out of Iran.
    David Alameel: time for us to bring the troops & funding home.
    John Cornyn: No ransom to North Korea on nukes; we've tried that before.
    David Dewhurst: More combat troops were needed in Iraq, and for longer.
    Ted Cruz: Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan went on too long.
    Barbara Radnofsky: US presence destabilizes Iraq; leaving causes stability.
    Barbara Radnofsky: Partition of Iraq will increase terrorism.
    Barbara Radnofsky: Secret CIA papers at time of war vote skeptical of WMD info.
    Kay Bailey Hutchison: Need ideas like option for semi-autonomous regions.
    Kay Bailey Hutchison: I canít think of anything worse than cut-and-run.
    Kay Bailey Hutchison: Would have voted against war if current WMD info were known.
    Scott Jameson: No immediate withdrawal from Iraq.
    Scott Jameson: Iraq war should not be funded as an emergency.
Welfare & Poverty
    David Alameel: I don't see upward mobility for the middle class.
    David Alameel: I started out very very poor, and I don't forget it.
    Steve Stockman: 1990s: Homeless in Fort Worth's Water Gardens park.

The above quotations are from Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Texas.

Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
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OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

U.S. House of Representatives winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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