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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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2022 Texas Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2022 TX Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Allen West (18) Texas Republican Challenger
  • Beto O`Rourke (3) Texas Democratic candidate for Governor; U.S. Rep
  • Chad Prather (3) Texas Republican challenger for Governor
  • Deirdre Gilbert (16) Texas Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Don Huffines (3) Texas Republican challenger for Governor
  • George P. Bush (1) Texas Republican Texas Land Commissioner
  • Greg Abbott (10) Texas Republican Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Texas Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Texas Tribune, "Abbott, O'Rourke spar over immigration, abortion and Uvalde shooting in debate," by James Barragan, Sept. 30, 2022, (Link)
  • EIN Presswire, "Deirdre Gilbert, Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Files Lawsuit in Supreme Court," by Vedette Global, September 17, 2022
  • KETK, "Where do Texas gubernatorial candidates stand on the issue of the Border?," by Sharon Raissi, Michael Fowler & Cynthia Miranda, Feb 14, 2022
  • Houston Chronicle, "Here are the candidates vying for Texas governor in 2022," by Ariana Garcia, Nov. 29, 2021
  • Spectrum Local News, "Deirdre Gilbert hopes to break glass ceiling," by Shakari Briggs, Nov. 16, 2021
  • KXAN, "Meet Deirdre Gilbert, now independent Texas governor candidate," by Will DuPree, Nov 16, 2021
  • Spectrum News, "Deirdre Gilbert hopes to break glass ceiling in run for governor of Texas," by Shakari Briggs, Nov. 15, 2021
  • Texas Tribune, "Gov. Greg Abbott calls for stiffer penalty for illegal voting--weeks after he signed a bill lowering it," by Neelam Bohra, Sept. 30, 2021
  • FOX News Radio, "Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) Says Texas Would Be 'Honored' To Hire Any Border Patrol Agent Fired For Not Complying With Reported Biden Vaccine Mandate," Sep 29, 2021
  • KSAT-TV ABC-2, "Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill banning mail-order abortion drugs into law," Sept. 24, 2021
  • CNN Politics, "What's so wrong about Greg Abbott's rape comments," by Chris Cillizza, September 8, 2021
  • Texas Tribune, "Man bites dog, tries to make amends," by Ross Ramsey, Sept. 8, 2021
  • GLAAD Accountability Project ("Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination," on Allen West), 7/29/21
  • Houston Chronicle, "5 things to know about Allen West, who is challenging Texas Gov. Greg Abbott," by Jeremy Wallace, July 6, 2021
  • The Texan, "Allen West Enters Heated GOP Gubernatorial Race," by Brad Johnson, July 4, 2021
  • Dallas Morning News, "Texas GOP chairman Allen West challenges incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott in governor's race," by Robert T. Garrett, Jul 4, 2021
  • Texas Tribune, "Allen West resigns as chair of Texas Republican Party, says he's mulling statewide run," by Patrick Svitek, June 4, 2021
  • BlazeTV, The Chad Prather Show, "I will take the aliens over this INSANITY," May 21, 2021
  • Houston Public Media KERA News, "Who Is Don Huffines? Former State Senator Challenges Gov. Greg Abbott," by Elizabeth Myong, May 11, 2021
  • Houston Press, "Abbott Gets First Real Right-Wing Challenge As Patrick Secures Trump's Vote of Confidence," by Schaefer Edwards, May 11, 2021
  • Dallas Morning News, "Former state Sen. Don Huffines announces he'll challenge Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022 GOP primary," by Robert T. Garrett and Gromer Jeffers Jr., May 10, 2021
  • The Texan, "Conservative Humorist Chad Prather Launches Campaign for Texas Governor," by Daniel Friend, March 26, 2021
  • CNBC: "Texas governor says companies moving headquarters to the state has turned into a 'tidal wave'," by Kevin Stankiewicz, Dec 11, 2020
  • Austin American-Statesman, "Be wary of people like Allen West and their interpretations," by Ken Herman, 12/11/20
  • Texas Monthly, "How Did a Florida Man Become the Face of the Texas Republican Party?," by Christopher Hooks, December 2020
  • Texas Tribune, "Who will challenge Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022?," by Patrick Svitek, Nov. 23, 2020
  • USA Today, "Are abortions considered essential surgery during coronavirus crisis?," by Doug Stanglin, Giacomo Bologna, & Alissa Zhu, March 25, 2020
  • Texas Tribune, "The latest battle of the Alamo pits Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick against Land Commissioner George P. Bush," by Stacy Fernandez, Dec. 18, 2019
  • ThinkProgress.org, "Rep. Allen West's 15 Most Outrageous Statements," by Zachary Bernstein, Feb 16, 2012

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Deirdre Gilbert: Life is life! We cannot choose!
    Greg Abbott: Abortions unnecessary except for woman's life or health.
    Greg Abbott: Bans mail-order abortion drugs.
    Greg Abbott: No abortions for rape, claims he'll "eliminate all rapists".
Budget & Economy
    Allen West: Was CEO of think tank that went bankrupt.
Civil Rights
    Allen West: Liberal women have been neutering American men.
    Allen West: Denounced "new religion" of same-sex marriage.
    Allen West: Gay marriage is an oxymoron.
    Allen West: We should be censoring American news agencies.
    Deirdre Gilbert: Include people from varied backgrounds for policy diversity.
    Deirdre Gilbert: Consistent Justice for All.
    Deirdre Gilbert: Diversity is not divisive: include different genders.
    George P. Bush: Redesign Alamo without statue of Mexican Pres. Santa Ana.
    Deirdre Gilbert: WE THE PEOPLE have been stripped of constitutional rights.
    Deirdre Gilbert: Community-based alternatives instead of mandatory minimums.
    Deirdre Gilbert: Invest in the state's education system.
    Don Huffines: Supports school choice and teaching creationism.
Energy & Oil
    Allen West: Opposes Green New Deal; protect petrochemical industry.
    Greg Abbott: Vetoed bill protecting dogs, then backtracked.
Government Reform
    Chad Prather: Texas should govern itself, not 2.5 million bureaucrats.
    Deirdre Gilbert: Texas has a 150 year history of voter suppression.
    Greg Abbott: No "heavy hand of regulation" attracts business to Texas.
    Greg Abbott: Increased penalty for illegal voting & 2020 election audit.
    Greg Abbott: Congratulated Biden 2020 victory, but supported state audit.
Gun Control
    Allen West: Supports permitless concealed carry of handguns.
    Beto O`Rourke: Supports red-flag laws for situations like Uvalde.
    Greg Abbott: No red-flag laws: they violate due process.
Health Care
    Allen West: Protested Governor's pandemic-related business closures.
    Allen West: Opposed TX governor for COVID restrictions & accommodations.
    Deirdre Gilbert: Should not punish people for refusing to get vaccinated.
    Deirdre Gilbert: Attention in healthcare laws for the least of us.
    Don Huffines: COVID: opposed mask mandate; Texas reopened too slowly.
    Greg Abbott: Texas will hire fired unvaccinated Border Patrol officers.
Homeland Security
    Allen West: Accused of torturing Iraqi informant; firing gun near head.
    Allen West: Texas's sovereignty threatened by Mexico.
    Deirdre Gilbert: No stance on border immigration.
    Beto O`Rourke: Orderly path for migrants, including guest worker program.
    Beto O`Rourke: Busing migrants ok if we coordinate with destination cities.
    Greg Abbott: $4 billion and 1000s of troops for border security.
    Deirdre Gilbert: Served as union representative in Houston schools.
Principles & Values
    Allen West: I don't serve Trump; I serve God, country and Texas.
    Allen West: Likened Democrats to Nazis, Socialists, Communists.
    Allen West: Branded Texas GOP with motto used by QAnon.
    Allen West: Religious coexistence "would give away our country".
    Allen West: 2020 election: Only one view of Constitution (pro-Trump).
    Chad Prather: COVID: Would prefer UFOs to masks and vaccines.
    Chad Prather: I'm going to help Texas secede from socialism that's coming.
    Deirdre Gilbert: Suing to get on ballot after rejected by state officials.
    Deirdre Gilbert: I believe that God has put me on the road for campaign.
    Don Huffines: Republican leaders can't be trusted; don't follow platform.
Social Security
    Allen West: Called Social Security "21st century slavery".
Tax Reform
    Allen West: Claims Texas tax system based on principles of Karl Marx.
    Deirdre Gilbert: One-sided power makes tax cuts for the wealthy permanent.
Welfare & Poverty
    Deirdre Gilbert: Responsibility to serve the citizenry: "ALL" and not "SOME".

The above quotations are from 2022 Texas Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
Next election in 2022; contenders:
TX 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Greg Abbott(R)
vs.Beto O'Rourke(D nominee)
vs.Deirdre Dickson-Gilbert(Independent)
vs.Chad Prather(R,lost primary)
vs.State Sen.Don Huffines(R,lost primary)
vs.U.S.Rep. Allen West(R,lost primary)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Texas gubernatorial debate,
Abbott(R) vs.White(D) vs.Glass(L) vs.Valdez(D)

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