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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
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)
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)

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House delegation from Florida

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    from FL Congressional representatives, past and present (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Lawson (7) Democrat U.S. Rep Florida- 5
  • Brian Mast (15) Republican U.S. Rep Florida- 18
  • Carlos Curbelo (7) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Florida- 26
  • Darren Soto (9) Democrat U.S. Rep Florida- 9
  • Francis Rooney (11) Republican U.S. Rep Florida- 19
  • Gwen Graham (9) Florida Democratic candidate for Governor
  • John Rutherford (9) Republican U.S. Rep Florida- 4
  • Matt Gaetz (16) Republican U.S. Rep Florida- 1
  • Neal Dunn (11) Republican U.S. Rep Florida- 2
  • Val Demings (6) Democrat U.S. Rep Florida- 10
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Brian Mast: Defend life at every stage.
    Darren Soto: Women have a right to control their own bodies.
    Francis Rooney: Cherish and respect life.
    John Rutherford: All life is sacred, period.
    Matt Gaetz: Roe v. Wade was a terrible decision.
    Matt Gaetz: Ban taxpayer-funded abortions under ObamaCare.
    Neal Dunn: Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life.
    Neal Dunn: Fight for the sanctity of life.
Budget & Economy
    Al Lawson: We are still rebuilding from the Recession; focus on jobs.
    Brian Mast: Balance budget & overhaul federal spending caps.
    Francis Rooney: $20 trillion dollars national debt is a national disgrace.
    John Rutherford: Entrepreneurs create jobs--not the government.
    Matt Gaetz: Balance budget by cutting spending & reforming entitlements.
    Neal Dunn: Cut excessive regulation; rein in wasteful spending.
    Carlos Curbelo: Chronic budget deficits threaten our economy & security.
Civil Rights
    Darren Soto: Embrace our proud LGBT community.
    Gwen Graham: Fight to pass Paycheck Fairness Act.
    Gwen Graham: Line item veto to get rid of corporate handouts.
    Al Lawson: Smart justice for non-violent offenses: system isn't working.
    John Rutherford: Give law enforcement all tools and resources needed.
    Val Demings: Improve relationships between police & community.
    Al Lawson: College education needs to be attainable and affordable.
    Al Lawson: I believe in all options available in public education.
    Brian Mast: Replace Common Core with school choice.
    Matt Gaetz: Allow opt-out of Common Core; abolish Dept. of Education.
    Neal Dunn: Stopping Common Core is the first step.
    Val Demings: Equal access to quality education regardless of zip-code.
    Val Demings: College for all without facing crushing student loan debt.
    Gwen Graham: Invest in our public schools and Head Start.
Energy & Oil
    Brian Mast: Climate change regulations threaten economic growth.
    Darren Soto: Dramatically reduce our carbon emissions.
    Darren Soto: Named Champion of the Everglades by Audubon Florida.
    Francis Rooney: Stop release of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee.
    John Rutherford: Hand power back to our community from federal overreach.
    Matt Gaetz: Environmental regulations are job-killing overreach.
    Val Demings: Endorsed by League of Conservation Voters.
    Gwen Graham: Protect natural heritage & open space for future generations.
Families & Children
    Francis Rooney: Marriage is a sacrament ; protected by religious freedom.
    Neal Dunn: Protect traditional faith-based family values.
Foreign Policy
    Brian Mast: Aggressive NATO response to Russian expansionism.
    Carlos Curbelo: When the US shows weakness, bad actors become emboldened.
Free Trade
    Darren Soto: Free trade is a nice theory, but oppose NAFTA & TPP.
    Gwen Graham: End tax breaks for companies that ship job overseas.
Government Reform
    Francis Rooney: Pledges to serve no more than eight years in Congress.
Gun Control
    Brian Mast: Right to defend ourselves is God-given.
    Darren Soto: Stand up to the gun lobby.
    Francis Rooney: Protect and defend the Second Amendment.
    John Rutherford: Work hard for concealed carry & open carry.
    Matt Gaetz: Supports open carry and Stand-Your-Ground.
    Matt Gaetz: One of the most pro-gun members of the Florida Legislature.
    Neal Dunn: Protect the 2nd Amendment.
Health Care
    Brian Mast: Repeal and defund ObamaCare.
    Darren Soto: Supports ObamaCare Medicaid expansion in Florida.
    Francis Rooney: Fight to end the disaster known as ObamaCare.
    John Rutherford: ObamaCare is too big, too complex, & too burdensome.
    Matt Gaetz: Replace ObamaCare with a fiscally responsible system.
    Neal Dunn: Full and immediate repeal of ObamaCare.
    Carlos Curbelo: ObamaCare increases costs; empower patients instead.
    Gwen Graham: Quality rural healthcare is vital; fix ObamaCare.
Homeland Security
    Al Lawson: Ensure that veteran benefits are protected.
    Brian Mast: Treat every veteran as the most important vet ever.
    Brian Mast: Maintain world's most prepared strongest military.
    Francis Rooney: Voice for American strength, so our enemies know to fear us.
    John Rutherford: We must return to a peace-through-strength military.
    Matt Gaetz: $3 million to fund "Building Homes for Heroes.
    Matt Gaetz: Oppose any automatic cuts to defense spending.
    Neal Dunn: Help veterans with housing and health care issues.
    Gwen Graham: Encourage military to private sector transitions.
    Brian Mast: We need a high wall with a wide gate.
    Darren Soto: DREAMers pay in-state tuition & have pathway to citizenship.
    Francis Rooney: Controls our borders, immediately.
    John Rutherford: First and foremost, strengthen wall along southern border.
    Matt Gaetz: Secure the border and enforce our laws.
    Neal Dunn: Stop debating; stop amnesty; stop illegal immigration.
    Carlos Curbelo: US has duty to secure its borders; with guest worker program.
    Val Demings: Retain good-paying jobs offering livable wages.
    Gwen Graham: Raise the minimum wage; ensure paid sick time.
Principles & Values
    Francis Rooney: I will do all I can to defend Christian values.
    Francis Rooney: Man's greed & corruption necessitate separation of powers.
    Matt Gaetz: America is unique because we know our rights come from God.
    Matt Gaetz: Bible is instructions from God; we are to follow faithfully.
    Neal Dunn: Describes himself as a very conservative Catholic.
Social Security
    Al Lawson: Strengthen & secure Social Security.
    Brian Mast: Update system to protect future generations.
    Darren Soto: Strengthen and expand Social Security; don't cut it.
    Matt Gaetz: Keep our promises but pass reforms for long-term solvency.
    Val Demings: Protect Medicare and Social Security for our seniors.
    Carlos Curbelo: Trust Fund runs out in 2021; Medicare runs out in 2026.
    Gwen Graham: I refuse to support any budget with plans like privatization.
Tax Reform
    Brian Mast: Lower the tax burden & stimulate the economy.
    John Rutherford: Keep the government off our backs & out of our wallets.
    Matt Gaetz: Voted to repeal 4,000 regulations and to cut taxes 50 times.
    Carlos Curbelo: Lower marginal tax rates for all Americans & corporations.
    Al Lawson: Investing in infrastructure is investing in America's future.
    Brian Mast: 100% against All Aboard Florida: no more trains.
War & Peace
    Brian Mast: Defeat global jihadists who threaten our very way of life.
    Brian Mast: Renew Iranian sanctions after Obama's Iran Deal.
    Matt Gaetz: Meet force with force against ISIS.
    Neal Dunn: Terrorism must be confronted in the Middle East.
    Carlos Curbelo: Russia & Mideast: Peace is only achieved through strength.

The above quotations are from House delegation from Florida.

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

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Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

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Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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