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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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2018 Florida Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2018 FL Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Adam Putnam (16) Florida Republican candidate for Florida Governor
  • Andrew Gillum (68) Florida Democratic candidate for governor of Florida
  • Gwen Graham (1) Florida Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Philip Levine (18) Florida Democratic candidate for governor of Florida
  • Rick Scott (1) Florida Republican Governor
  • Ron DeSantis (20) Florida Republican candidate for governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Florida 2018 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Politico.com, "Republicans rage as Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump," by Gary Fineout and Marc Caputo, 04/03/2020
  • CNN.com, "FL governor makes it more difficult for ex-felons to vote, by Veronica Stracqualursi, May 8, 2019
  • Politico.com, "Gillum to launch Florida voter-registration campaign to trip up Trump," by Gary Fineout, 03/20/2019
  • CampusElect.org 2018 Florida Governor Guide (DeSantis & Gillum), 11/1/2018
  • CNN, "Candidate says Medicare for all requires corporate tax increase," by Maegan Vazquez, Sep.2, 2018
  • Orlando Sentinel, "Florida governor's race: Where DeSantis & Gillum stand," by Gray Rohrer, 8/31/18
  • Tampa Bay Times, "Who is Philip Levine?", by Steve Contorno, Aug 22, 2018
  • Miami Herald, "A voters' guide to the candidates running for Florida governor," by Langston Taylor, Aug. 12, 2018
  • Tampa Bay Times, "2018 Florida voter guide," by Langston Taylor, Jul. 26, 2018
  • WLM, "Education, Housing, Women's Rights Among Audience Questions," by Lily Oppenheimer, June 12, 2018
  • The Metro, "Florida governor signs gun-safety bill after school shooting," by Jonathan Allen, March 09, 2018
  • WCTV, "Gillum meets with faith leaders over lunch," by Mariel Carbone, Aug 30, 2017
  • Florida Politics, "Putnam urges education focus on today's jobs," by Scott Powers, Aug. 23, 2017
  • Palm Beach Post, "Putnam pitches land deals to protect state's military bases," by Jim Turner, Aug. 8, 2017
  • Tallahassee Democrat op-ed, "When will we ask, 'How are the children?'," by Andrew Gillum, July 29, 2017
  • Florida Politics op-ed, "Andrew Gillum: Florida must take reins," July 27, 2017
  • Politico.com, "Gillum fends off questions about use of city email," by Matt Dixon, 5/31/2017
  • Politico.com, "Train wreck education bill," by Marc Caputo and Jessica Bakeman, 5/24/2017
  • Florida Today, "Tallahassee mayor: Florida governor candidate," 4/18/2017
  • The Florida Squeeze, "Prevent the Californication of Florida," by Kartik Krishnaiyer, 4/16/2017
  • Tampa Bay Times, "Gwen Graham will have some explaining to do," by Adam C. Smith, April 4, 2017
  • Tallahassee Democrat, "Gillum running for governor in 2018," by Jeff Burlew, Feb. 28, 2017
  • Sunshine State News, "A New Twist on Abortion Debate," by Jim Saunders and Jim Turner, 2/9/17
  • Orlando Sentinel, "Op-ed by Adam Putnam," 1/4/17
  • FloridaPolitics.com, "Energy independence and transportation," by A.G. Gancarski, Dec. 15, 2016
  • Sunshine State News, "Trump poses conundrum," 4/2/16
  • WJXT-Channel 4, News4jax.com, "Offensive to American values," 12/8/15
  • FLchamber.com, "Agriculture commissioner Putnam", 10/1/2014
  • Miami Herald, "Gov. Rick Scott signs 94 bills into law," by Michael Van Sickler, 6/13/14

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Andrew Gillum: Decision should be made by women & their doctors.
    Ron DeSantis: Ban abortions after fetal heartbeat detected.
    Andrew Gillum: Defunding Planned Parenthood jeopardizes women's health.
    Philip Levine: Women have the right to be pro-choice, government keep out.
Budget & Economy
    Philip Levine: An economy that works for all Floridians.
    Andrew Gillum: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
    Adam Putnam: Don't make Florida into California & their debt.
Civil Rights
    Ron DeSantis: Backs bill impeding voting by ex-felons.
    Philip Levine: History of being a fierce champion for LGBTQ rights.
    Andrew Gillum: Oppose discrimination based on gender identity.
    Andrew Gillum: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Andrew Gillum: Staunch supporter of LGBT rights.
    Andrew Gillum: Take down Confederate monuments.
    Andrew Gillum: Trump tax cuts gave billions to our richest corporations.
    Philip Levine: Stop special interest tax breaks in Tallahassee.
    Andrew Gillum: Raise corporate taxes from 5.5% to 7.75%.
    Andrew Gillum: 90% of businesses pay no corporate income tax, & too little.
    Adam Putnam: Cut regulations & taxes for farms & businesses.
    Andrew Gillum: Corporate tax cuts can create jobs, support training.
    Philip Levine: Top-down & bottom-up audit of the Department of Corrections.
    Ron DeSantis: Don't restore voting rights to former felons.
    Andrew Gillum: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Andrew Gillum: Ban the box: re-entry of returning citizens into job market.
    Andrew Gillum: Restorative justice programs to reduce teen recidivism.
    Andrew Gillum: legalize marijuana, and tax it.
    Ron DeSantis: No recreational marijuana; let voters decide medical usage.
    Philip Levine: Combat the opioid epidemic by expanding Medicaid.
    Andrew Gillum: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Andrew Gillum: Focus on opioid epidemic as medical issue.
    Adam Putnam: Opposes marijuana legalization as a gateway drug.
    Andrew Gillum: $1 billion Fair Share investment in public schools.
    Andrew Gillum: Make college debt-free for nurses & teachers.
    Philip Levine: Invest in public schools; stop funds to private/charters.
    Ron DeSantis: Expand both charters & vouchers.
    Ron DeSantis: Fund training for high schoolers who enter workforce.
    Andrew Gillum: $1B on education: set minimum teacher salary at $50,000.
    Ron DeSantis: Expand voucher and charters; stop Common Core.
    Andrew Gillum: End punitive high-stakes testing regime.
    Andrew Gillum: Debt-free college in exchange for 4 years' work in Florida.
    Philip Levine: Replace high-stakes testing with more comprehensive scoring.
    Andrew Gillum: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
    Adam Putnam: More emphasis on technical training, not college.
    Adam Putnam: Parental control of education, not state or federal.
    Adam Putnam: Urges veto of school choice bill.
Energy & Oil
    Andrew Gillum: Withdrawal from Paris Climate accord is reckless.
    Philip Levine: Against offshore drilling; invest instead in solar energy.
    Philip Levine: Effectively tackled challenges of climate change in Miami.
    Ron DeSantis: No carbon tax; no wind energy subsidy.
    Philip Levine: $24M project to mitigate sea-rise in Miami Beach.
    Andrew Gillum: Make Florida world leader in rooftop solar energy production.
    Andrew Gillum: Transition Florida to clean energy as rapidly as possible.
    Andrew Gillum: Climate change is a real; transition to clean energy.
    Adam Putnam: Florida positioned to be˙oil˙hub˙for energy independence.
    Andrew Gillum: Redirect freshwater flow, with pollution standards.
    Ron DeSantis: Deal with Red Tide: clean the water; build a reservoir.
    Ron DeSantis: Stop Lake Okeechobee discharges that caused algae crisis.
    Andrew Gillum: Properly fund Florida Forever and Everglades restorations.
    Andrew Gillum: EPA has critical role in protecting us from toxic pollution.
    Andrew Gillum: EPA protects our families from corporate toxic pollution.
    Adam Putnam: Unravel the EPA mess; it kills jobs & increases costs.
Families & Children
    Andrew Gillum: Invited same-sex couples to get married in Tallahassee.
    Ron DeSantis: Protect faith-based noncooperation with gay marriage.
Foreign Policy
    Andrew Gillum: Support American Exceptionalism.
Free Trade
    Andrew Gillum: Trump's tariffs threaten Florida's workers, farmers.
    Ron DeSantis: Trump's tariffs will get concessions from China.
    Andrew Gillum: Support free trade with restrictions.
Government Reform
    Andrew Gillum: Campaign funded by many small donors plus two billionaires.
    Andrew Gillum: Make voter registration easier.
    Andrew Gillum: Limit corporate money in campaigns.
Gun Control
    Andrew Gillum: Universal background checks & assault weapon ban.
    Andrew Gillum: Voting rights to former felons: they deserve a second chance.
    Philip Levine: We need gun control reform with a common sense approach.
    Ron DeSantis: Concealed carry statewide; open-carry on campuses.
    Andrew Gillum: Prohibit bump stocks and assault weapons.
    Ron DeSantis: Allow carrying guns openly and on college campuses.
    Andrew Gillum: No right to guns for domestic abusers or mentally ill.
    Rick Scott: 21-year-old age requirement & 3-day wait on gun purchases.
    Andrew Gillum: Favors strong gun laws.
    Adam Putnam: Expanded concealed weapon licenses program; largest in US.
    Andrew Gillum: Operation Safe Neighborhood: community crime watch.
Health Care
    Andrew Gillum: Expand Medicaid in Florida; work toward Medicare-for-All.
    Philip Levine: Expand Medicaid; give healthcare access to everyone.
    Ron DeSantis: Repeal ObamaCare; health care isn't a right.
    Andrew Gillum: Medicare-for-All, paid $1B restoration of corporate tax cuts.
    Andrew Gillum: Medicare for all: universal health care is a right.
    Ron DeSantis: No right to health care; that's just a bureaucratic right.
    Andrew Gillum: Extend Medicaid to one million Floridians.
    Andrew Gillum: Expand ObamaCare; Medicare for Al.
    Andrew Gillum: Healthcare should be a fundamental right.
    Gwen Graham: Apply ObamaCare to full-time workers, not 30 hours per week.
Homeland Security
    Philip Levine: Military veterans should receive the benefits they deserve.
    Andrew Gillum: Opposes expanding the military.
    Adam Putnam: Use conservation money to protect military bases.
    Adam Putnam: Make Florida the most military friendly & vet friendly state.
    Andrew Gillum: DACA is unconstitutional; opposes any path to citizenship.
    Philip Levine: Fully supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.
    Ron DeSantis: DACA is unconstitutional; opposes any path to citizenship.
    Andrew Gillum: Protect borders without criminalizing undocumented people.
    Ron DeSantis: Supports E-Verify; opposes sanctuary cities.
    Andrew Gillum: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Andrew Gillum: Protect Dreamers from end of DACA.
    Adam Putnam: Opposed anti-immigrant laws that might affect workers.
    Adam Putnam: Muslim ban is offensive to American values.
    Andrew Gillum: Supports state $15 minimum wage.
    Philip Levine: For raising minimum wage; let local communities decide rate.
    Andrew Gillum: Legally require hiring more women & minorities.
Principles & Values
    Andrew Gillum: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Andrew Gillum: Religious-political dialogue good.
    Andrew Gillum: Served a decade on City Commission and as Tallahassee mayor.
Social Security
    Andrew Gillum: Fight any attempt to privatize Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Ron DeSantis: Keep Florida a low-tax state; super-majority to raise taxes.
    Philip Levine: Level the playing field; rich will pay their fair share.
    Andrew Gillum: Economy should works for all, not just those at the top.
    Adam Putnam: Opposes a "kayak tax" on non-motorized boats.
    Andrew Gillum: Net neutrality protected FL communities & residents.
    Philip Levine: Infrastructure must be modernized to meet 21st century needs.
    Ron DeSantis: FCC requirement for net neutrality was a massive power grab.
    Andrew Gillum: Greater emphasis on light rail and mass transit.
    Andrew Gillum: Digital Harmony Project: computers & internet for schoolkids.
    Adam Putnam: Get Fed money for infrastructure for roads.
War & Peace
    Andrew Gillum: America should be world's human rights champion.
Welfare & Poverty
    Andrew Gillum: Address income inequality; remake an innovation economy.
    Andrew Gillum: Public/private program gets youth on right track.
    Adam Putnam: Weeding out fraudulent charities.

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