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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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2016 Florida Senate race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2016 FL Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alan Grayson (3) Democratic Senate candidate Florida
  • Ann Kirkpatrick (1) Democratic Senate candidate Arizona
  • Augustus Invictus (15) Republican Candidate for U.S. Senator (withdrew Dec. 2017) Florida
  • Carlos Lopez-Cantera (6) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
  • David Jolly (8) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
  • Marco Rubio (3) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Pam Keith (4) Democratic Senate candidate Florida
  • Patrick Murphy (13) Democratic Senate candidate Florida
  • Rocky De La Fuente (5) Alliance / Reform Party primary challenger
  • Ron DeSantis (2) Florida Republican candidate for governor
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    Florida Senate debates and race coverage:
  • CBS Face the Nation, interview of Marco Rubio, 1/5/20
  • Miami Herald, "Ex-senate candidate Augustus Invictus arrested on kidnapping warrant," by Colleen Wright, 1/1/20
  • Ballotpedia.org, "Roque De La Fuente," review of 2016 website, www.rocky2016.com, 2019
  • Tampa Bay Times, "Libertarian primary, Invictus v. Stanton", by Steve Bousquet, October 7, 2016
  • Liberty hangout, "Docket No. 1776, Federal Government v. Augustus Sol Invictus," by TJ Roberts, May 28, 2016
  • The Libertarian Republic, "Controversial Libertarian Senate Candidate," by Elias J. Atienza, April 1, 2016
  • Washington Times, "Murphy Challenges Rubio to Support Gun Control," by Terrance Harris, August 4, 2016
  • Marijuana.com, "Key Senate Races for Marijuana Reform," by Tom Angell on June 13th, 2016
  • Rise Miami News, "Pam Keith: The Fresh Face in the Florida Senate Race," Aug. 13, 2015
  • Politico.com, "Libertarian Party drama: Goat sacrifice & eugenics," by Marc Caputo, 10/1/2015
  • Tampa Bay Times, "PolitiFact Florida: Carlos Lopez-Cantera and an Arizona-style immigration law", by Amy Sherman, July 26, 2015
  • Tampa Bay Times, "Pam Keith: the U.S. Senate candidate you haven't heard of," by Kirby Wilson, July 21, 2015
  • PolitiFact Florida, "Jolly's years as a lobbyist fed attacks during the 2014 special election", July 20, 2015
  • Breitbart.com, "Cantera announces Senate run", by Javier Manjarres, July 18, 2015
  • Miami Herald, "Campaign for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat", by Patricia Mazzei, July 15, 2015
  • Sunshine State News, "Why African-Americans in Florida Should Never Vote for Patrick Murphy", by Leslie Wimes, May 25, 2015
  • Miami New Times, "National Democratic Party Endorses Patrick Murphy for Senate", by Kyle Munzenrieder, May 4, 2015
  • Project Vote Smart group ratings for Carlos Lopez-Cantera (2006-12)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Augustus Invictus: Leave abortion decisions to the states.
Budget & Economy
    Augustus Invictus: Fight for balanced budget & against Federal Reserve.
    David Jolly: Balance the budget: morally bound and for national security.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: As Lt. Governor: focus on job creation and tax reduction.
    David Jolly: We've doubled our national debt in the last 8 years.
Civil Rights
    Augustus Invictus: Friends with white supremacists, but denies affiliation.
    Marco Rubio: Men's bathrooms are for men & women's bathrooms for women.
    Augustus Invictus: Who one marries is not the concern of the Government.
    Pam Keith: Racists are sad aberrations, but they still exist.
    Marco Rubio: Prove medical benefits to FDA before legalizing marijuana.
    Patrick Murphy: Let states decide marijuana legalization.
    Alan Grayson: Exempt high-CBD/low-THC medical marijuana from Drug War.
    Patrick Murphy: Protect people complying with state marijuana laws from feds.
    Augustus Invictus: Abolishing the DEA is a start to end war on drugs.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Keep college graduates in Florida after graduation.
    Patrick Murphy: Quality public education is best way to grow middle class.
    Augustus Invictus: Enemy of Common Core and No Child Left Behind.
Energy & Oil
    Augustus Invictus: Find alternatives to dependence on foreign energy sources.
    David Jolly: I support offshore drilling, but not off Florida's coasts.
    Ron DeSantis: No delay on Keystone pipeline for security & safety study.
    Rocky De La Fuente: We bear responsibility as stewards of our planet.
    Patrick Murphy: Vital to Florida's future that we protect our environment.
    Augustus Invictus: Respecting environment over business is a must.
Families & Children
    Augustus Invictus: Healthy relations between men and women: opposes deviancy.
Foreign Policy
    Pam Keith: Don't live by fear; we're the most bad-ass nation.
    Pam Keith: Born in Turkey; lived outside US for 9 years.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Defend democracy in Cuba, Venezuela, & Israel.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: After Cuban "normalization," more beatings & more oppression.
    David Jolly: Help create stability in regions where there is none.
Free Trade
    David Jolly: Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
    Ron DeSantis: No to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
    Patrick Murphy: Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
Government Reform
    David Jolly: OpEd AdWatch: Worked for lobbyists associated with Pakistan.
Gun Control
    Patrick Murphy: Expand background checks; bar people on watch lists.
    Augustus Invictus: Wants restoration of the Second Amendment.
    Patrick Murphy: No civilian access to military-style assault weapons.
    Patrick Murphy: More background checks: close the terrorist gun loophole.
Health Care
    Patrick Murphy: We can improve ObamaCare, but it has hugely positive impact.
Homeland Security
    Rocky De La Fuente: Address broken VA hospital system.
    Augustus Invictus: Non-interventionism & no unconditional support to Israel.
    Pam Keith: My military service exposed me to issues that we face.
    Patrick Murphy: Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed.
    Alan Grayson: Opposed $607 billion national defense bill.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed.
    Alan Grayson: Allow administrative amnesty to some illegal aliens.
    Rocky De La Fuente: We have a rich history of embracing immigrants.
    Augustus Invictus: Screen immigrants for status and ISIS connections.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: FactCheck: Supports E-Verify, but not racial profiling.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Create more jobs, and create higher paying jobs.
Principles & Values
    Augustus Invictus: Libertarians are the party of peace & party of principle.
    Patrick Murphy: OpEd: Angry black women should oppose party-choice Murphy.
    Patrick Murphy: Former Republican; FL's most conservative House Democrat.
Social Security
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare.
    David Jolly: FactCheck: Discuss private accounts & other options too.
    Augustus Invictus: Subsidies to ISPs are the internet's real problem.
War & Peace
    Marco Rubio: Imminent, credible threat obliges president to act.
    Patrick Murphy: Air strikes against ISIS but no ground troops.
    Augustus Invictus: Our foreign policies are interventionist.
    David Jolly: Cancel Obama's Iran agreement and keep sanctions.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: No nuclear deal with Iran; support preemptive strike.

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