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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)

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2019 Louisiana Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2019 LA Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Eddie Rispone (21) Louisiana Republican Gubernatorial candidate
  • John Bel Edwards (11) Louisiana Democratic Governor
  • John Neely Kennedy (1) Louisiana Republican candidate for governor
  • Ralph Abraham (10) Louisiana Republican challenger for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Louisiana 2019 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Bayou Brief, "Ralph Abraham's Pharmacies Dispensed Nearly 1.5 Million Doses of Opioids," by Lamar White, 8/28/19
  • The News-Star, "Where Louisiana's governor candidates stand on the issues," Oct. 8, 2019
  • Politico.com, "GOP squabbles as Louisiana governor nears reelection," by Daniel Strauss, 10/01/2019
  • 225 Magazine, "The Top Three Candidates for Governor: We Asked The Questions, They Answered," by Benjamin Leger, 9/30/19
  • Bayou Buzz, "Transcript of Louisiana Governor Race debate: Vaping, budget and corporate taxes," 23 September 2019
  • KLFY News, "Interview with governor candidate Eddie Rispone," by Lora Lavigne, Sep 18, 2019
  • Bayou Brief, "Rispone Supports Louisiana's Corrupt and Failing School Voucher Program," by Lamar White, June 20, 2019
  • The Times-Picayune, "5 things to know about the GOP candidates running for LA governor," by Julia O'Donoghue, 3/29/19
  • The Advocate, "Where do 3 Louisiana governor candidates stand on death penalty?" by Elizabeth Crisp, Mar 28, 2019
  • The Times-Picayune, "Where Republicans Eddie Rispone, Ralph Abraham differ," by Julia O'Donoghue, Mar 19, 2019
  • The Advocate, "5 takeaways from meet and greet with Eddie Rispone," by Elizabeth Crisp, Jan 8, 2019
  • America Magazine, "Profile: John Bel Edwards, pro-life Catholic", by Matt Malone, December 14, 2018
  • CampusElect.org 2019 Louisiana Governor Guide (Abraham, Edwards, & Rispone), 11/1/2018
  • The News-Star, "Edwards popular, but re-election risky," by Greg Hilburn, USA Today, March 1, 2018
  • The Hill, "Mulvaney says Trump's military parade could cost as much as $30 million," by Avery Anapol, 2/14/18
  • The News-Star, "Mayo, Abraham face off in 5th District debate," by Kaleb Causey, Nov. 20, 2014

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Eddie Rispone: Pro-life, pro-God, pro-family.
    John Bel Edwards: Signed one of country's most restrictive anti-abortion laws.
Budget & Economy
    Eddie Rispone: Balance budgets, and build up reserves.
    John Bel Edwards: We paid off billions of deficit; and we shouldn't go back.
    Eddie Rispone: No specifics on budget cuts; try to control spending.
    Eddie Rispone: Modernize criminal justice system; make it more efficient.
    Eddie Rispone: Religious objection to death penalty, and not a deterrent.
    Ralph Abraham: I favor the death penalty & I'm also favor enforcing it.
    John Bel Edwards: Reduce highest incarceration rate in the nation.
    John Bel Edwards: No executions until better lethal drugs found.
    Ralph Abraham: Opioids are less dangerous and more effective than marijuana.
    Eddie Rispone: Against legalizing marijuana; need info about medical use.
    Eddie Rispone: Work with schools & businesses to align education with jobs.
    Eddie Rispone: Expand school choice options to empower parents.
    Eddie Rispone: OpEd: Rispone supports vouchers to get his own tax break.
    Eddie Rispone: Allow use of tax dollars for Christian schools.
    Eddie Rispone: Let local boards give raises to individual teachers.
    Eddie Rispone: Supports Coastal Master Plan as essential.
Families & Children
    Eddie Rispone: Warning on flavored e-cigarettes, like regular cigarettes.
    Eddie Rispone: Talk to your kids to discourage e-cigarette use.
    John Bel Edwards: Ban flavorings in e-cigarettes that target teens.
    John Bel Edwards: People believe e-cigarettes are safer, but they're not.
    Ralph Abraham: I don't recommend vaping, but it's a personal choice.
    Ralph Abraham: Show kids pictures of e-cigarette-affected lungs.
Government Reform
    Eddie Rispone: Need to change process of funding infrastructure repair.
Gun Control
    Eddie Rispone: Opposes radical Left and their gun grabbing agenda.
    John Bel Edwards: We need to do a better job with our background checks.
Health Care
    Eddie Rispone: Problems with Medicaid expansion including fraud, abuse.
    Eddie Rispone: Medicaid expansion "bungled," and is unsustainable.
    Eddie Rispone: Temporarily freeze Medicaid enrollment in Louisiana.
    John Bel Edwards: Pro-life includes helping the poor get access to health care.
    Ralph Abraham: ObamaCare a daily dangerous debacle for working physicians.
    Ralph Abraham: No expansion of Medicaid, even if I make money on it.
Homeland Security
    John Bel Edwards: West Point grad; served 8 years in US Army.
    John Neely Kennedy: We don't need a military parade to show off American power.
    Ralph Abraham: No amnesty; seal the borders.
    Eddie Rispone: Raising minimum wage would hurt economy, contract jobs.
    Eddie Rispone: Lawsuit abuse is killing jobs because of insurance costs.
    Ralph Abraham: Women deserve equal pay.
Principles & Values
    John Bel Edwards: Faith plays a central role in his life and work.
    John Bel Edwards: Only Democratic governor in the Deep South.
Tax Reform
    Ralph Abraham: Taxes kill jobs and sales tax killed Louisiana's economy.
    Ralph Abraham: Tax code is outdated and it's leaking billions.

The above quotations are from 2019 Louisiana Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage. Next election 2023; past gubernatorial races:
2019 Louisiana gubernatorial debate:
John Bel Edwards(D)
vs.Ralph Abraham(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial debates:
House Minority Leader John Bel Edwards (D, won)
Senator David Vitter (R, lost runoff)
Secretary of State Jay Dardenne (R, lost Oct. 2015 primary)

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