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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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
Gubernatorial candidates from California



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    from Past and present Governor candidates from California (number of quotes indicated):
  • Antonio Villaraigosa (22) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • David Hadley (1) California Republican candidate for Governor
  • Delaine Eastin (12) California Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Doug Ose (1) California Republican candidate for Governor
  • Ed Perlmutter (1) Colorado Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Gavin Newsom (18) California Democratic Challenger
  • Gloria La Riva (1) California Party for Socialism and Liberation
  • Hilda Solis (1) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jerry Brown (22) California Democratic Governor
  • John Chiang (9) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • John Cox (7) California Republican candidate for California Governor
  • Kevin de Leon (1) Democratic candidate for California U.S. Senator California
  • Neel Kashkari (17) California Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Rob Astorino (3) New York Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Steve Farley (4) Arizona Democratic candidate for Arizona Governor
  • Travis Allen (11) California Republican candidate for California Governor
  • Zoltan Istvan (1) California Transhumanist Party nominee for Governor
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    John Chiang: Longtime ally for reproductive rights.
    Gavin Newsom: Opposes defunding Planned Parenthood.
    Travis Allen: Skipped vote on resolution for abortion rights.
    Neel Kashkari: Supports abortion rights.
    Neel Kashkari: Government out of our lives on abortion.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: GOP rejects abortion in case of rape & incest.
Budget & Economy
    Delaine Eastin: Build an economy that works for everyone.
    Gavin Newsom: Government has role in economic growth.
    Jerry Brown: Ping-pong budgeting makes no sense.
    Neel Kashkari: Ran program to bail out the nation's largest banks.
    Jerry Brown: $27B budget gap then; multibillion-dollar surplus now.
    Jerry Brown: Proposes balanced budget and $12.5 billion in cuts.
Civil Rights
    Gavin Newsom: Supports affirmative action.
    John Chiang: Outspoken in support of gay rights.
    Delaine Eastin: Protect equal rights for all.
    Steve Farley: Race should be a consideration, not only one.
    Gavin Newsom: Early supporter for gay marriage.
    John Chiang: Supports affirmative action.
    Neel Kashkari: Supports gay marriage.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: LA's diversity program is "absolutely insufficient".
Corporations
    Delaine Eastin: Change corporate tax structure to fund education.
    Gloria La Riva: Corporations, banks and the Pentagon dominate society.
    Travis Allen: Private business should take over public rest stops.
    Neel Kashkari: Corporate rate complexity encourages investment abroad.
Crime
    Doug Ose: Everywhere I see uncontrolled homelessness & nagging crime.
    Delaine Eastin: Manage crime with improved education.
    Travis Allen: Protect victims, not criminals.
    Gavin Newsom: Criminal justice reform is crucial; repeal death penalty.
    John Chiang: Education & anti-poverty to fight crime.
    Neel Kashkari: Don't release dangerous people onto the streets.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Reduced violent crime by 50%; increased size of LAPD.
Drugs
    John Chiang: Set up state bank for pot industry.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports marijuana legalization.
    Delaine Eastin: Supports legalization, but would tax more.
    Gavin Newsom: Let California legalization continue.
    Steve Farley: Making marijuana business legitimate.
    Travis Allen: Opposed pot law barring state cooperation with Feds.
    Ed Perlmutter: Sponsored bill for pot business bank access.
    Gavin Newsom: Pushed Proposition 64, legalizing adult use of marijuana.
    Gavin Newsom: I'm not pro-pot, but anti-prohibition; opposed 2010 Prop 19.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Pro-legalization with safeguards.
    Jerry Brown: How many people can get stoned and still have a great state?
    Rob Astorino: War on drugs has disproportionately hurt minorities.
    Neel Kashkari: When you legalize something, you send a signal you approve.
    Jerry Brown: Vetoed prosecutor discretion on drugs; keep it a felony.
Education
    Travis Allen: Parental control, not bureaucrats.
    Steve Farley: Need to rebuild educational system.
    Delaine Eastin: Parental choice but no vouchers.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Stop making excuses for lack of success in schools.
    Delaine Eastin: In 1960s we invested in community colleges.
    Delaine Eastin: Expand "First 5" to include mandatory kindergarten.
    Neel Kashkari: Side with poor kids, not union bosses.
    Jerry Brown: No government-imposed standards for public schools.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Mayoral control of 22 poorly performing schools.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Police in the schools, every day, but not all day.
    Jerry Brown: Vetoed considering demographics in college admissions.
Energy & Oil
    Delaine Eastin: Fight climate change, protect natural resources.
    Gavin Newsom: California leads the way on green energy.
    Steve Farley: Coal is the fuel of the past.
    Rob Astorino: Open the Monterey Shale to fracking for shale oil.
    Neel Kashkari: Climate change compelling, but do fracking & Monterey shale.
Environment
    Delaine Eastin: Don't give up on a clean environment; not on my watch.
    John Cox: Environmental regs crush business.
    Gavin Newsom: Pro-active on energy and resource management.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Modernize CEQA to allow new construction projects.
    Jerry Brown: $25B for water-shortage farmland.
    Rob Astorino: I love our natural beauty, but we need to find balance.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Added 669 acres of open space & 1,549 miles of bikeways.
    Jerry Brown: Banned shark fin harvesting to protect sharks and ocean.
Government Reform
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Increase voter turnout among Latinos & all demographics.
    Gavin Newsom: Campaigned to boost student registration.
    John Cox: Smaller districts better against special interests.
    Travis Allen: Sponsored voter ID law.
Gun Control
    Gavin Newsom: Supports background checks.
    Travis Allen: Gun laws hurt the innocent.
    Jerry Brown: Include semiautomatic pistols in unsafe handgun law.
    Neel Kashkari: Require background checks before all firearms sales.
    Jerry Brown: Ban hunting with lead bullets; but detachable magazines OK.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports Life Act: restrict ammunition, licenses, & weapons.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Ban sales of assault weapons and Saturday night specials.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Health Care
    Delaine Eastin: Provide universal healthcare for all.
    Gavin Newsom: Supports HealthySF: available to all uninsured residents.
    John Chiang: Fix Obamacare instead of repeal.
    Neel Kashkari: Fix ObamaCare's fundamental flaws, or replace it completely.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Healthcare.gov problems caused loss of confidence in Feds.
    Jerry Brown: Insurance companies must cover maternity leave & services.
Homeland Security
    Gavin Newsom: Don't gut programs to pay for military buildup.
    Jerry Brown: Governor's Military Council: avoid DOD budget cuts.
Immigration
    Gavin Newsom: Border wall is just rhetoric; celebrate diversity.
    John Cox: Border wall needs to be built, to keep out MS-13.
    John Cox: Sanctuary State law puts our families at risk.
    Delaine Eastin: Supports Dreamers against deportation.
    Travis Allen: Sanctuary cities protect criminals.
    Gavin Newsom: Sanctuary cities build trust.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Latino heritage is part of our American heritage.
    John Chiang: Muslim immigration ban forsakes American values.
    John Chiang: Chinese Exclusion Act wrong then; Muslim exclusion wrong now.
    Neel Kashkari: Sensible immigration reform needed, but not open borders.
    Hilda Solis: Supports "Fast for Families" in favor of immigration reform.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Immigration reform is an economic and moral imperative.
    Neel Kashkari: Expand visa programs for highly skilled workers.
    Jerry Brown: Supports state aid to illegals' children and DREAM Act.
Jobs
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Union organizer but disagrees with teachers unions.
    Jerry Brown: Extend unemployment benefits federally.
Principles & Values
    David Hadley: Social moderate and fiscal conservative.
    Zoltan Istvan: I'm pro-choice, pro-small business, and secular.
    Gavin Newsom: Strict separation of church and state.
    Jerry Brown: Proclaim May 2 as California "Day of Prayer".
Social Security
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Safeguard the hard-earned pensions of employees.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Entitlement reform must be part of reining in debt.
    Jerry Brown: Cap benefits & increase retirement age.
    Neel Kashkari: Index for inflation; increase retirement age; means-testing.
    Neel Kashkari: We must cut entitlements, to avoid national insolvency.
Tax Reform
    John Cox: Roll back tide of tax increases & job killing regulations.
    John Cox: California is over-taxed and over-regulated.
    Travis Allen: California must cut taxes.
    Gavin Newsom: Supports tax hikes for public good.
Technology
    John Chiang: More private money for high-speed rail project.
    John Cox: High-speed rail project is corrupt; ax it.
    Travis Allen: High-speed rail project is corrupt; ax it.
    Kevin de Leon: Preserve net neutrality in California, if Feds won't.
    Travis Allen: Fix roads with existing funds, not new taxes.
    Neel Kashkari: Day one, high-speed rail train is dead.
    Jerry Brown: 32-year quest to build nation's first high-speed rail line.
    Jerry Brown: Pay for high-speed rail project with cap-and-trade revenue.
    Jerry Brown: Supports high speed rail in CA to create jobs, ease traffic.
War & Peace
    Antonio Villaraigosa: End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar.
    Jerry Brown: World assured of America's resolve in combating terrorism.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jerry Brown: 1977: Visited tenement & prison to see 1st-hand.
    Neel Kashkari: With $40 & no job, economy hasn't improved since 2011.


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  • Antonio Villaraigosa California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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  • Delaine Eastin California Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Doug Ose California Republican candidate for Governor
  • Ed Perlmutter Colorado Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Gavin Newsom California Democratic Challenger
  • Gloria La Riva California Party for Socialism and Liberation
  • Hilda Solis California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jerry Brown California Democratic Governor
  • John Chiang California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • John Cox California Republican candidate for California Governor
  • Kevin de Leon Democratic candidate for California U.S. Senator California
  • Neel Kashkari California Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Rob Astorino New York Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Steve Farley Arizona Democratic candidate for Arizona Governor
  • Travis Allen California Republican candidate for California Governor
  • Zoltan Istvan California Transhumanist Party nominee for Governor

The above quotations are from Winners and Losers
Gubernatorial candidates from California.

Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

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

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