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)
| 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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
News coverage of 2018 House elections
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2018 House race news coverage:
- MO-4: White House press release, "Support For President Donald J. Trump's Actions On Trade," May 21, 2019
- WI-6: Lake Geneva News, "Congressman Bryan Steil fields Lake Geneva questions," March 20 2019
- NC-3: Raleigh News-Observer, "Walter Jones, dead at 76; worked to atone for his Iraq war vote," by Brian Murphy, Feb. 10, 2019
- MS-3: Fox News, "Trump's border wall would stop deadly drugs from entering our country," by Michael Guest, 2/19/2019
- IA-4: Politico.com, "Trio of Republicans face life in exile," by Melanie Zanona 02/04/2019
- IA-4: Huffington Post, "GOP Strips Rep. Steve King Of All Committee Assignments Over White Supremacist Views", by Nick Visser, 1/14/2019
- NC-9: CNN.com, "Emergency congressional hearing on potential fraud in NC House race," by E.Bradner, A.Levy, D.Griffin, C.Devine & K.Toropin, Dec. 5, 2018
- MS-3: Meridian Star, "Congressman-elect Michael Guest sets priorities: Farmers, infrastructure, healthcare, immigration," by Whitney Downard, 11/9/2018
- GA-6: Hollywood Reporter, "Gillibrand Talks 'Infuriating' Inaction on Gun Control," by Katie Kilkenny & Hilary Lewis, Nov. 08, 2018
- NC-9: Raleigh News & Observer, "Did Mark Harris really say he'd cut Social Security?", by Paul Specht, 11/1/2018
- IL-4: Chicago Sun-Times, “4th Congressional District Democratic nominee: Jesus Chuy Garcia”, Nov. 2018
- WI-1: Fox-6-Now, "5 takeaways from debate between candidates," Ben Handelman, Oct. 24, 2018
- WI-6: Wisconsin Public Radio, "Steil Promises To Protect Medicare, Social Security," by Elizabeth Dohms, October 23, 2018
- IN-4: Kokomo Perspective, “Indiana's 4th Congressional District : Jim Baird vs Tobi Beck,” October 22, 2018
- NM-1: Albuquerque Journal, "1st Congressional District candidate Debra Haaland," 10/20/2018
- MD-6: Hagerstown Herald-Mail, “General Election Q&A with David Trone,” October 18, 2018
- SD-0: Argus-Leader, “Editorial: Dusty Johnson deserves chance to bring vision to Congress,” October 12, 2018
- SD-0: Argus-Leader, “Here's where South Dakota's U.S. congressional candidates stand on key issues,” by Dana Ferguson, October 1, 2018
- IL-4: Chicago Tribune, “Editorial Board Questionnaires,” October 2018
- WI-1: Journal-Times, "Steil weighs in on health care, taxes, immigration," by Ricardo Torres, Sep 7, 2018
- MA-7: The Daily Beast, "Ayanna Pressley Ousts 20-Year Incumbent Michael Capuano in Massachusetts Primary Shocker," by Gideon Resnick, 09.04.18
- NM-1: NMPoliticalReport.com, "Candidate Q&A: Deb Haaland," by Margaret Wright, August 28, 2018
- MA-7: WGBH 89.7 FM Radio, "Capuano, Pressley Offer Differences In Final Congressional Debate," by Antonio Caban, August 15, 2018
- OH-12: This Week Community News, "Troy Balderson responds to the Dispatch Voters Guide," August 6, 2018
- IA-1: Atlantic Magazine, "For Abby Finkenauer, authenticity is everything," by Elaine Godfrey, July 29, 2018
- Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), "FCX Rock'N Voters,", 7/2/2018
- NM-1: The Story Exchange, "Haaland and a Millionaire Have the Same Two Cents on Tax Reform," by Carly LeMoine, June 26, 2018
- MS-3: Clarion Ledger, "Michael Guest, Whit Hughes; what's the difference?" by Geoff Pender, 6/22/2018
- MA-7: Lowell Sun, "Candidates agree on need for a multilateral, global partnership," by Chris Lisinski, June 6, 2018
- SD-0: South Dakota Public Broadcasting, “Dusty Johnson and His Candidacy for US House,” by Heather Benson, June 4, 2018
- SD-0: Rapid City Journal, “U.S. House candidate profiles: Dusty Johnson,” by Bob Mercer, June 3, 2018
- IA-3: Des Moines Register, "In Final Debate, 3rd District Democrats offer some new ideas", by William Petroski, 5/31/2018
- MS-3: Jackson Free Press, "Candidate Questionnaire: Michael Guest," 5/30/2018
- IA-3: Bleeding Heartland, "The Case for each Democrat running for Congress in IA-03", 5/17/2018
- ND-0: Grand Forks Herald, "Trade war would kill North Dakota's soybean industry," by April Baumgarten, 5/16/2018
- IA-3: Des Moines Register, "Three Takeaways on Cindy Axne", Author: William Petroski, Written: 5/1/2018
- AZ-8: Glendale Star, "Lesko and Tipirneni share political views,"by Carolyn Dryer, 4/19/18
- AZ-8: The Arizona Republic, "Lesko, Tipirneni contrast views in final CD8 joint appearance," by Ronald J. Hanson, 4/12/18
- IL-4: Windy City Media, “U.S. Rep. 4th District candidate Jesus Chuy Garcia: his experience,” by Matt Simonette, March 18, 2018
- MA-3: Lowell Sun, "Trahan releases plan to fight for women," by Chris Lisinski, March 2, 2018
- IN-4: Kokomo Perspective, “Baird talks budget, immigration, common sense,” by Devin Zimmerman, February 24, 2018
- GA-5: CNBC, "Mnuchin asks Congress 'to look at' gun violence after shooting", by Jacob Pramuk, 2/15/2018
- MS-3: The Marshall Project, "Mississippi Moonlighting, Congressional hopeful, district attorney, debt collector," by Nicole Lewis, 2/7/2018
- AZ-8: The Arizona Republic, "Here's Where West Valley Candidates Stand on Climate Change," by Joshua Bowling, 1/30/2018
- IN-4: Times-Sentinel, “Congress hopeful Baird stops in Lebanon,” by Leeann Doerflein, December 6, 2017
- SD-0: Dakota War College, “Dusty Johnson gets specific on abortion position,” by Pat Powers, November 26, 2017
- IL-4: WTTW News, ”Chuy Garcia, Sole Cook County Commissioner, Iffy on Budget,” by Amanda Vinicky, November 17, 2017
- SC-1: WCBD Count-On-2 NBC News, "Joe Cunningham: tax hike will hurt middle class families in the Lowcountry", by Shawn Cabbagestalk, 11/16/2017
- KY-6: Bloomberg News, "Amy McGrath Has a Bracing Message for America," by Francis Wilkinson, 10/31/17
- TN-4: The Tennessean, "Trump's decision makes transgender people 'an enemy of the state'," by Jake Lowary and Jessica Bliss, 7/26/17
- MA-7: WGBH 89.7 FM Radio, "Ayanna Pressley Is Pushing For Equity in Marijuana Licensing," by Christina Beiene, 7/9/2017
- SD-0: Mitchell Republic, “Gov. Daugaard will endorse Dusty Johnson for U.S. House,” by Evan Hendershot, January 12, 2017
- ND-0: Billings Gazette, " North Dakota rejects changes to reflect gay marriage ruling," by James MacPherson, 1/10/2017
- IL-4: Chicago Tribune, “How to save our city,” by Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, March 13, 2015
- MI-3: Mother Jones magazine, "Will GOP Rebel Justin Amash Bring Down the NSA?", by Tim Murphy, 11/30/2013
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Michael Guest: Affirms dedication to pro-life policy; joins pro-life caucus.
David Trone: Fight for women's right to choose; he's 100% pro-choice.
Chris Pappas: Keep Planned Parenthood centers funded.
Deb Haaland: Backs women's right to make their own reproductive decisions.
Kevin Hern: All life is sacred and begins at conception.
Max Rose: Continue to fund Planned Parenthood.
Steve Watkins: Signed the National Right To Life Pledge.
Ben Cline: Life begins at conception.
Carol Miller: Life begins at conception; never allow abortion.
Chip Roy: Life begins at conception; don't fund Planned Parenthood.
Greg Steube: Life begins at conception; exception only for maternal life.
Jim Baird: Protect life at conception; only exception is maternal life.
John Rose: Life begins at conception; don't fund Planned Parenthood.
Kevin Hern: Life begins at conception; abortion only for maternal life.
Mark E. Green: Protect unborn except when maternal life at risk.
Mark Harris: Life begins at conception; no exceptions on taking life.
Michael Waltz: Life begins at conception; only exception is maternal life.
Pete Stauber: Life begins at conception.
Ron Wright: Life begins at conception; never allow abortion.
Ross Spano: Life begins at conception; exception only for maternal life.
Russ Fulcher: Life begins at conception; adoption instead of abortion.
Steve Watkins: Protect life from conception, except for rape & incest.
Ayanna Pressley: Abortion is a woman's right.
Debbie Lesko: Life begins at conception and must be protected.
Jim Baird: Right to life is fundamental & sacred; defending the unborn.
Lori Trahan: Guaranteed access to abortion; give women full choices.
Sylvia Garcia: A woman's choice should not be decided by politicians.
Veronica Escobar: Reproductive freedom means option to all options.
Dusty Johnson: Pro-life; taxpayer dollars should not fund abortions.
Amy McGrath: 100% pro-choice; it is a woman's right to choose.
Budget & Economy|
Andy Martin: Eliminate deficit spending.
Dusty Johnson: Supports the tax cut but wants to stop debt from growing.
Kevin Hern: Reduce business regulations; economic growth will follow.
Lauren Underwood: Investment in local infrastructure and small businesses.
Lori Trahan: Restore economic fairness to all, not just those at top.
Troy Balderson: Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.
Troy Balderson: Close Ohio's $8 billion budget deficit without raising taxes.
Carol Miller: Pass a balanced budget amendment to U.S. Constitution.
Greg Steube: Pass a balanced budget; then promote free market.
Jim Baird: Pass balanced budget; cut red tape; reduce regulations.
Kevin Hern: Pass a balanced budget; then cut spending.
Mark E. Green: Pass a balanced budget then get out of the way.
Mark Harris: Pass a balanced budget; ensure competition to drive growth.
Mark Harris: Public/private partnerships to bring economic development.
Michael Waltz: Pass a balanced budget; focus on limited government.
Ron Wright: Pass a balanced budget then get out of the way.
Ross Spano: Pass a balanced budget, then low taxes & low regulations.
Russ Fulcher: Pass a balanced budget; then ensure open market.
Russ Fulcher: Passing $21T in debt to our children is irresponsible.
Steve Watkins: Pass a balanced budget; preserve capitalism & free market.
Ayanna Pressley: Federal projects can spur economic growth.
Jim Baird: A balanced budget is possible; cut government spending.
Jim Baird: Supports GOP principles of small government & lean spending.
Chuy Garcia: Budget shouldn't be based solely on cuts.
Justin Amash: Wants major cuts of government programs.
Republican Party: Remove Rep. from committees for "white supremacist" comments.
Rashida Tlaib: Will propose new Civil Rights Act, Justice for All.
Chrissy Houlahan: Inspired by 2017 Women's March to run for Congress.
Deb Haaland: Justice, dignity and safety for all the marginalized.
Dusty Johnson: Our Constitution is a pillar of American exceptionalism.
Kevin Hern: Marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman.
Lori Trahan: Close the pay gap: give women equal pay for equal work.
Steve Watkins: Sexual misconduct allegations are "destruction politics".
Ayanna Pressley: I support the cause & tactic of NFL players taking a knee.
Michael Capuano: NFL players taking a knee is divisive, but I support protest.
Rashida Tlaib: Title IX creates incentives to ignore gender discrimination.
Ayanna Pressley: The LGBTQ community should be treated as equals.
Chuy Garcia: Strong history of supporting & protecting LGBT community.
Amy McGrath: Agrees with Supreme Court upholding same sex marriage.
David Trone: Repeal the GOP tax cut given to big corporations.
Abby Finkenauer: Oppose massive corporate giveaways to out-of-state companies.
Bryan Steil: Reduce government red tape & its influence on business.
Chris Pappas: Look out for the middle class and mainstream businesses.
Deb Haaland: A society where all get an equal shot starts with tax reform.
Denver Riggleman: Limit use of eminent domain, to protect private property.
Elaine Luria: Expand opportunity and potential of small businesses.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Support small businesses; foster innovation.
Dino Rossi: Small business tax cuts lead to good-paying jobs.
Kevin Hern: I am a job creator; I employ over 700 Oklahomans.
Mark E. Green: Big government kills small businesses.
Mark Harris: Continue to lower corporate tax rates.
Russ Fulcher: Simpler, lower taxes for small businesses.
Steve Watkins: Encourage corporations to keep jobs within our nation.
Ayanna Pressley: No one on Wall Street is bigger than the law.
David Trone: History of working with ACLU to help reform justice system.
Carol Miller: Supports the death penalty.
David Trone: Criminal justice system discriminates against minorities.
Greg Steube: Supports the death penalty.
Jim Baird: Supports the death penalty.
Kevin Hern: Supports the death penalty.
Mark E. Green: Supports the death penalty.
Mark Harris: Supports the death penalty.
Michael Waltz: Supports the death penalty.
Ron Wright: Supports the death penalty.
Ross Spano: Supports the death penalty.
Russ Fulcher: Supports the death penalty.
Steve Watkins: Supports the death penalty.
Ayanna Pressley: Supports message & action of NFL players kneeling in protest.
Michael Capuano: Supports message but not action of NFL players kneeling.
Ayanna Pressley: High minority incarceration rate is modern day slavery.
Michael Capuano: Criminal justice system is institutional racism.
Michael Guest: Involved with Court debt collecting company.
Abigail Spanberger: Remove marijuana from federal Controlled Substances list.
Bryan Steil: Research & analyze marijuana before decriminalizing.
Michael Guest: Prosecuted drug dealers and tried to stop flow of drugs.
David Trone: We can't accept government's response to fight opioid crisis.
Deb Haaland: Addiction counseling/treatment centers need full funding.
Lori Trahan: Substance abuse culture must change: promote rehabilitation.
David Trone: Every day we don't act on opioid crisis, more people die.
Troy Balderson: More financial resources to treat the addicted.
Amy Mcgrath: Medical marijuana can help PTSD and addiction.
Debbie Lesko: Legalization of pot will only hurt our children.
Cindy Axne: Supports decriminalization, not necessarily legalization.
Ben Cline: Medicinal marijuana is better alternative to opioids.
Jim Baird: Work with stakeholders to create drug treatment tactics.
Ayanna Pressley: When pot is legalized, licensing needs to be fair.
Bryan Steil: U. Wisc. Board should address technical skills gap.
Cindy Axne: All-day kindergarten for ALL kids, not just the lucky half.
Jahana Hayes: Advocate for college accessibility and more career readiness.
Cindy Axne: Invest in STEM in schools, then trade schools OR college.
David Trone: Recruit, train, and retain high quality teachers.
Chuy Garcia: Non-discriminatory funding for schools; low cost college.
Angie Craig: Career-training program as alternative to college.
Bryan Steil: Reduce federal government involvement in education.
Colin Allred: Quality education for all children.
Deb Haaland: Calls for big, smart investments in public education now.
Haley Stevens: Tuition-free community college & union-led apprenticeships.
Jeff Van Drew: Supports college affordability via bipartisan common ground.
Lori Trahan: High quality public education is key to our economic future.
Carol Miller: No tuition-free public college.
Greg Steube: No tuition-free public college.
Jim Baird: No tuition-free public college.
Kevin Hern: No tuition-free public college.
Mark E. Green: No tuition-free public college.
Mark Harris: No tuition-free public college.
Michael Waltz: No tuition-free public college.
Ron Wright: No tuition-free public college.
Ross Spano: No tuition-free public college.
Russ Fulcher: No tuition-free public college.
Steve Watkins: No tuition-free public college.
Ayanna Pressley: Debt free college should be available for all.
Cindy Axne: Education shouldn't be based in a lottery system.
Energy & Oil|
David Trone: Renewable solar energy is proven source; continue investment.
Bryan Steil: Climate change is real; negotiate with India & China.
Deb Haaland: Lead the way into renewable energy era, solar and wind.
Chuy Garcia: Backs Clean Energy plan and investment in alternate sources.
Carol Miller: Pro-coal and pro-Trump through and through.
Donna Shalala: Climate change is a planetary challenge.
Lori Trahan: Supports alternative energy source with no barriers to entry.
Sean Casten: I support clean energy; they threaten science.
Sharice Davids: Tax incentives to promote wind energy.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Climate change is one of biggest national security threats.
Carol Miller: Expand our oil, coal, and natural gas production.
David Trone: Invest in green technology to fight climate change.
Debra Haaland: Climate change is #1 issue facing the world today.
Greg Stanton: Invest more federal dollars into solar and wind.
Greg Steube: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
Jim Baird: Additional regulations needed to prevent climate change.
Kevin Hern: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
Lori Trahan: Invest in renewables; return to Paris Agreement.
Mark E. Green: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
Mark Harris: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
Michael Waltz: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
Ron Wright: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
Ross Spano: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
Russ Fulcher: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
Russ Fulcher: Supports growing energy sector.
Steve Watkins: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
Amy Mcgrath: Invest in renewable energy.
Amy Mcgrath: Climate change is a fact we can no longer deny.
Ayanna Pressley: We need to encourage renewable energy.
Cindy Axne: Proponent of renewable energy investment and prioritization.
Debbie Lesko: Most of global warming is not caused by humans.
Jahana Hayes: Pro-actively protect natural assets, waterways, & open space.
Andy Kim: Stop gutting the EPA.
David Trone: Against proposal to cut EPA budget by $2.5B.
Chuy Garcia: Looking backward for answers on environment won't work.
Deb Haaland: Fight for access to clean water, air, and housing.
Lori Trahan: Hold responsible those who pollute the biosphere.
Kelly Armstrong: Designating "special places" is same as EPA over-regulation.
Russ Fulcher: Transfer federal lands in Idaho to state & locals.
Xochitl Torres Small: Keep public lands in federal control, so protect those lands.
Ayanna Pressley: Empower the EPA; strengthen clean air & water laws.
William Timmons: Develop alternative forms of energy such as solar and wind.
Sylvia Garcia: Garcia consistently defended clean air and water in Texas.
Sylvia Garcia: Must be proactive to ensure safe drinking water for children.
Families & Children|
Chrissy Houlahan: Voted for more resources for domestic violence victims.
David Trone: Supports the Childcare for Working Families Act.
Jahana Hayes: Supports gay marriage & equal constitutional rights.
Deb Haaland: National 6-months paid family leave program.
Kevin Hern: Fight to defend conservative family values.
Lori Trahan: Put working/middle class families first, not corporations.
Lori Trahan: Pass paid family leave and make it gender-neutral.
Mikie Sherrill: Supports gay marriage.
Mikie Sherrill: Supports gender-based pay regulations.
Mikie Sherrill: Supports abortion rights.
Ben Cline: Let businesses & groups act on their beliefs about marriage.
Carol Miller: Let businesses & groups act on their beliefs about marriage.
Greg Steube: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
Jim Baird: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
Kevin Hern: Marriages are sacrament between one man and one woman.
Mark E. Green: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
Mark Harris: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
Michael Waltz: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
Ron Wright: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
Ross Spano: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
Russ Fulcher: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
Steve Watkins: Marriage is one-man-one-woman; let businesses act on that.
Ayanna Pressley: Paid family leave is a necessity.
Carol Miller: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
Greg Steube: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
Jim Baird: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
Kevin Hern: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
Mark E. Green: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
Mark Harris: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
Michael Waltz: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
Ron Wright: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
Ross Spano: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
Russ Fulcher: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
Steve Watkins: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
Amy Mcgrath: America's role in the world is that of a unique leader.
Lori Trahan: America must go back to being a leader; work with our allies.
Vicky Hartzler: Supports lifting steel & aluminum tariffs.
Andy Levin: Need trade policy to support workers, planet, not free trade.
David Trone: Grow economy through fair trade agreements, not trade war.
Antonio Delgado: Opposes outsourcing and unbeneficial trade agreements.
Carol Miller: America first: End trade deals that send jobs overseas.
Dino Rossi: Opposed to tariffs; strengthen trade with allies.
Greg Stanton: Bolstering export-based trade solved Great Recession.
Joe Neguse: Trade wars punish U.S. exporters & trickle down to consumers.
Kim Schrier: Labor & environmental standards: fair trade, not free trade.
Debbie Lesko: Free trade needs to be fair trade.
Debbie Lesko: Investment in education should be done locally.
Michael Guest: Believer in free trade, but supports circumstantial tariffs.
Amy McGrath: No reason for tariffs against NATO allies.
Cindy Axne: ND soybean farmers need open trade with China, not tariffs.
Andy Levin: Supports election reform & overturning Citizens United.
Gerry Connolly: Investigate election fraud in NC-9 district race.
Andy Kim: Disapproves of partisan redistricting and voter suppression.
Andy Martin: Term limits on members of congress & federal judges.
David Trone: Citizen's United must be overturned; we need transparency.
Conor Lamb: Does not accept contributions from corporate PACs.
Dean Phillips: Doesn't accept money from federal lobbyists or PACs.
Deb Haaland: Won't take PAC money; will fight to overturn Citizens United.
Deb Haaland: Fight for government transparency and accountability.
Dusty Johnson: End out-of-control bureaucracies that rule by regulation.
Elissa Slotkin: Doesn't accept corporate contributions to her campaign.
Kevin Hern: Put an end to the typical behaviors of career politicians.
Lori Trahan: Ambitious campaign finance and voting reform plan.
Pete Stauber: Rightsize the federal government via less spending.
Ben McAdams: End Citizens United: disallow corporate money in politics.
Ed Case: Enact far-reaching campaign spending & lobbying reforms.
Jim Baird: End the political class' grip on power in Washington.
Joe Neguse: Ensure every voter's voice, despite Russian interference.
Kendra Horn: Matching grants to expand early voting opportunities.
Mark Harris: Sanctity of ballot box is essential; Federal guidelines ok.
Mark Harris: More disclosure & less regulation of campaign finance.
Amy Mcgrath: Decisions like Citizens United hurt America.
Chuy Garcia: Implement financial and performance audits.
Jahana Hayes: Constituents want gun control, and Hayes will work on it.
Lucy McBath: Son was killed as a result of gun violence.
David Trone: Work with both parties to pass common sense gun control.
Chuy Garcia: Controls on guns are in the bounds of Constitution.
Dusty Johnson: Funding for mental health services to lower gun violence.
Carol Miller: Pro-Second Amendment and pro-Trump through and through.
Deb Haaland: We need 100% background checks, & close gun show loophole.
Denver Riggleman: Enforce constitutional rules on Second Amendment.
Jason Crow: People demand action now, not NRA donations.
Jennifer Wexton: Mandatory background checks on gun purchases.
Kevin Hern: Pro 2nd Amendment; fight for gun rights for everyone.
Lori Trahan: Comprehensive background checks; no concealed carry.
Pete Stauber: Never concerned about a law-abiding citizen with a handgun.
Steve Watkins: Firm believer in the Second Amendment.
Troy Balderson: Strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment; high ratings from NRA.
Ann Kirkpatrick: More background checks; end ban on gun violence research.
Ben McAdams: Ban bump stocks; close the gun show/internet loopholes.
Carol Miller: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
Debra Haaland: Ban assault weapons; we need national buy-back program.
Greg Steube: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
Jim Baird: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
John Rose: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
Kevin Hern: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
Lori Trahan: Common-sense gun reform; ban assault weapons.
Mark E. Green: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
Mark Harris: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
Mark Harris: Outcry for gun laws is misguided & won't reduce gun violence.
Michael Waltz: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
Ron Wright: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
Ross Spano: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
Russ Fulcher: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
Steve Watkins: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
Xochitl Torres Small: Common sense gun laws like universal background checks.
Amy Mcgrath: Gun regulation is a necessity.
Ayanna Pressley: Gun control needs to be implemented now.
Debbie Lesko: The second amendment provides an essential right.
John Lewis: Set aside federal funds to address gun violence.
Bryan Steil: Protect individuals with pre-existing conditions.
Cindy Axne: Protect Medicare Advantage program for Iowa seniors.
Mark E. Green: Vaccines may be causing autism; CDC mismanaged data.
Chuy Garcia: Supports single-payer system, based on Medicare.
David Trone: Close Medicaid coverage gap and expand it into all 50 states.
Jim Baird: ObamaCare needs reform and conservative approach.
Dusty Johnson: Give states access to waivers; test out healthcare models.
Antonio Delgado: Universal healthcare coverage through a public option.
Chris Pappas: Expand Medicaid, Medicare, and ObamaCare.
Dean Phillips: Offer Medicare as a public option.
Deb Haaland: We need Medicare for All, a national public health insurance.
Donna Shalala: Implemented CHIP (child healthcare) as Clinton's HHS Sec'y.
Elissa Slotkin: Support ObamaCare's coverage of pre-existing conditions.
Haley Stevens: Add public insurance option to ObamaCare.
Jason Crow: Supports universal healthcare and affordable housing.
Jennifer Wexton: Healthcare is a right; supports expanding Medicaid.
Joe Cunningham: Negotiate with drug companies to lower Rx prices.
Kevin Hern: Replace ObamaCare with free-market driven healthcare.
Lauren Underwood: Every family has a right to quality, affordable healthcare.
Lori Trahan: Defend & expand ObamaCare; as a right, not a privilege.
Max Rose: Public option with all-payer rate-setting nationwide.
Mikie Sherrill: Congress should stop efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Pete Stauber: ObamaCare was a disaster.
Sharice Davids: Expand Medicaid; enable Medicare to negotiate drug prices.
Steven Horsford: Counter Trump and GOP healthcare policies.
Troy Balderson: Repeal and replace ObamaCare, once and for all.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Expand eligibility for individuals to buy into Medicare.
Ben McAdams: Fix problems with ObamaCare; protect Medicare and CHIP.
Carol Miller: Repeal ObamaCare and eliminate the bureaucracy.
David Trone: ObamaCare made progress; now expand to all.
Debra Haaland: Fight Big Pharma for cheaper prescription drugs.
Dino Rossi: Replace ObamaCare with more competition in the marketplace.
Greg Stanton: Expand ObamaCare and access to quality and affordable.
Greg Steube: Health insurance via free market, not via government.
Jim Baird: Repeal ObamaCare & replace with free market driven system.
Joe Neguse: Fix ObamaCare, then champion Medicare-for-All.
Kevin Hern: We must repeal ObamaCare; more HSAs and elf-insurance.
Kim Schrier: Restore ObamaCare reinsurance; then Medicare-for-All.
Mark E. Green: Repeal ObamaCare; put back free market principles.
Mark Harris: Market-based and patient driven reform.
Mark Harris: Health insurance is not a government responsibility.
Mark Harris: More prevention; avoid using emergency room for primary care.
Michael Waltz: Health insurance is not a government responsibility.
Michael Waltz: Health insurance is not a government responsibility.
Ron Wright: Health insurance across state lines, not from Washington.
Ross Spano: Insurance across state lines & via business associations.
Russ Fulcher: Health insurance is not a government responsibility.
Russ Fulcher: Choice & competition instead of ObamaCare mandates.
Steve Watkins: Health insurance via true free-market approach.
Xochitl Torres Small: Make affordable healthcare accessible to everyone.
Amy Mcgrath: ObamaCare has taken the US a step in the right direction.
Ayanna Pressley: Obamacare should be further implemented.
Debbie Lesko: Obamacare is not the answer.
Walter Beaman Jones: Coined "freedom fries" for Iraq War; but later opposed war.
David Trone: Veterans deserve aid; empty thank you's aren't helping them.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Reform the VA to improve care for veterans.
Deb Haaland: The Veterans deserve good health care and help finding jobs.
Dusty Johnson: Advocate for veterans; keep promises to heroes.
Elaine Luria: Navy vet to represent district with largest navy base.
Tom Malinowski: Opposed Bush administration's policy allowing torture.
Troy Balderson: Veterans owed care, support and services on their return.
Carol Miller: Peace maintained via a strong military.
Greg Steube: Peace maintained via a strong military.
Jim Baird: Peace maintained via a strong military.
Kevin Hern: Peace maintained via a strong military.
Mark E. Green: Peace maintained via a strong military.
Mark Harris: Peace maintained via a strong military.
Michael Waltz: Peace maintained via a strong military.
Ron Wright: Peace maintained via a strong military.
Ross Spano: Peace maintained via a strong military.
Russ Fulcher: Peace maintained via a strong military.
Steve Watkins: Peace maintained via a strong military.
Debbie Lesko: The military should have the best equipment around.
Jim Baird: Helped create Indiana Military Veteran Legislative Day.
Scott DesJarlais: Prohibit transgender people from serving in the military.
Justin Amash: Led fight in House against domestic NSA surveillance.
Bryan Steil: Two-step approach: border security, then immigration reform.
Chrissy Houlahan: Fix immigration and give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
Michael Guest: Modernize system to make it easier to legally enter country.
Chuy Garcia: ICE should treat immigrants humanely or be cancelled.
David Trone: Advocate for immigrants; supports pathway to citizenship.
Chuy Garcia: Cost of a "wall" for Mexico is not a good use of tax dollars.
Carol Miller: Cut the bull; build the wall.
Deb Haaland: Immigration reform: stop deportation, protect DREAMers.
Dusty Johnson: Enforce border security law; plus merit-based immigration.
Kevin Hern: Enforce existing immigration laws & secure the borders.
Lori Trahan: Work to fix broken immigration system & protect rights.
Troy Balderson: Build wall to keep out illegals: deport those here.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship rather than deportation.
Ben Cline: Build the border wall.
Ben McAdams: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
Carol Miller: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
David Trone: Oppose mass deportations & travel bans; support DACA & TPS.
Debra Haaland: I oppose deportations and bans that rip families apart.
Dino Rossi: Don't deport DREAMers; improve the guest worker program.
Greg Stanton: Clean DREAM Act, then comprehensive reform.
Greg Steube: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
Jim Baird: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
Joe Neguse: Clean DREAM Act, then comprehensive reform.
John Rose: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
Kendra Horn: Border wall is a medieval solution to a 21st Century problem.
Kendra Horn: Don't deport DREAMers; make DACA permanent.
Kevin Hern: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
Kim Schrier: Restore DACA and DAPA; then comprehensive reform.
Lori Trahan: Fulfill promises made to DREAMers; then comprehensive reform.
Lori Trahan: No citizenship question on 2020 Census form.
Mark E. Green: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
Mark Harris: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
Mark Harris: Secure our borders by building a wall.
Michael Waltz: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
Ron Wright: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
Ross Spano: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
Russ Fulcher: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
Russ Fulcher: Secure the border; end chain migration.
Steve Watkins: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
Xochitl Torres Small: Target criminals rather than ripping apart families.
Ayanna Pressley: No compromise: no funding for border wall.
Ayanna Pressley: No funding in any bill for Trump's hate wall.
Ayanna Pressley: America needs to be immigrant friendly.
Debbie Lesko: The border needs to be secure like Trump says.
Deb Haaland: Homeland Security head should resign over family detention.
Lori Trahan: Homeland Security head should resign over child detention.
Michael Guest: Building wall halts flow of illegal drugs & migrants into US.
Jim Baird: Work with DACA recipients to find road to citizenship.
Chrissy Houlahan: Women should receive equal pay for equal work.
Kevin Hern: To maintain historically low unemployment, vote Republican.
Chuy Garcia: Education + training + funding = good paying jobs created.
David Trone: Fight for equal pay for women and paid family leave.
David Trone: Increase minimum wage; then tie to inflation.
Dean Phillips: Supports $15/hour minimum wage.
Deb Haaland: Pro-union; advocate for fair trade policies for unions.
Deb Haaland: $15/hr minimum wage and a federal job guarantee program.
Haley Stevens: Protect prevailing wage; support $15 federal minimum wage.
Greg Steube: Livable income is not a government responsibility.
Jim Baird: Livable income no; free market yes.
Kendra Horn: Strengthen the middle class by increasing wages.
Kevin Hern: No livable income; remove incentives of unemployment.
Mark E. Green: Rolling back regulations (like livable income) creates jobs.
Mark Harris: Job creators reduce unemployment, not "Livable income".
Michael Waltz: De-regulating reduces unemployment, not "Livable income".
Ron Wright: Livable income is not a government responsibility.
Ron Wright: Removing regulations (like livable income) creates jobs.
Ross Spano: Low taxes reduce unemployment, not "livable income".
Russ Fulcher: Robust growth reduces unemployment, not "livable income".
Steve Watkins: Livable income is not a government responsibility.
Abby Finkenauer: Opposed state bill reducing collective bargaining rights.
Ayanna Pressley: A higher Federal minimum wage is beneficial.
Principles & Values|
Walter Beaman Jones: Served in NC House as Democrat; then US House as Republican.
Steve King: Condemned on House floor for racist remarks.
Steve King: OpEd: ongoing white nationalist comments warrant resignation.
Steve King: When did "white nationalist" become offensive language?
Dan McCready: Lost 2018 election by 905 votes, but NC investigating fraud.
Mark Harris: Won 2018 election by 905 votes, but NC investigating fraud.
Lori Trahan: Fight to protect shared values.
Troy Balderson: Relies on his Christian faith to be his compass in life.
Carol Miller: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
Ed Case: Worked for three decades as attorney and law firm manager.
Ed Case: 1990s: Majority Leader of Hawaii State House.
Greg Steube: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
Jim Baird: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
John Rose: Religious liberty is at risk, but no Sharia in the U.S.
Kevin Hern: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
Mark E. Green: I am a Christian and seek to honor God in all I do.
Mark E. Green: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
Mark Harris: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
Michael Waltz: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
Ron Wright: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
Ross Spano: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
Russ Fulcher: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
Steve Watkins: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
Ayanna Pressley: Support progressive legislation with activist leadership.
Cindy Axne: Government out of church decision on contraception insurance.
Bryan Steil: No changes to seniors' rights of Medicare & Social Security.
Dan McCready: Protect Social Security and Medicare from privatization.
Cindy Axne: Will fight against social security privatization.
Mark Harris: Aim to keep Social Security solvent.
David Trone: Social Security works but needs cap raised on taxable wages.
Joe Cunningham: Promises to shield Medicare and Social Security from cuts.
Chuy Garcia: Social Security is essential but needs wage limits increased.
Dusty Johnson: Push back age on Social Security for younger citizens.
Abby Finkenauer: Never break trust of Social Security and Medicare.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Protect Social Security and Medicare.
Deb Haaland: Increase Social Security by ending the cap on taxable income.
Lori Trahan: Fight to keep Social Security uncut & safe for seniors.
Mikie Sherrill: Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
Tom Malinowski: Protect Social Security and Medicare.
Troy Balderson: Do nothing to cut Social Security and Medicare.
Carol Miller: We need to protect Social Security and Medicare for all.
Greg Steube: Privatize Social Security for future generations.
Jim Baird: Prioritize funding to protect future generations.
Kendra Horn: Commitment to keep promises on Social Security & Medicare.
Kevin Hern: Look at ways to privatize.
Lori Trahan: Raise payroll cap & contribution rate to ensure solvency.
Mark E. Green: Reform Soc.Sec. for future generations.
Mark Harris: Reverse death spiral with complete overhaul.
Michael Waltz: Raise retirement age; adjust benefit formula.
Ron Wright: Raise retirement age; reduce benefit structure.
Ross Spano: Self-directed, defined contribution retirement plan.
Russ Fulcher: People should not have to rely strictly on Social Security.
Steve Watkins: Develop changes that are sustainable for future.
Troy Balderson: Scaling back Social Security benefits is not an option.
Amy Mcgrath: Expand Social Security to include teachers.
Ayanna Pressley: Social Security is crucial and must not be cut.
David Trone: An equitable tax system means wealthy pay fair share.
Chuy Garcia: New tax reform bill gives away borrowed money to the wealthy.
Dusty Johnson: Tax Reform 2.0: take time to craft right policy.
Carol Miller: GOP tax cuts returned US to a competitive economy.
Kevin Hern: Wants simplified tax system, keep more money in your pockets.
Lori Trahan: Bring equity back to tax code; close loopholes for wealthy.
Troy Balderson: Road to good paying jobs is cutting taxes & keeping them low.
David Trone: Trump tax cuts worsen income inequality.
Greg Steube: Lower taxes on businesses; flat tax to replace tax code.
Jim Baird: Simple and fair taxes are a big win for the economy.
Kevin Hern: Repeal 16th Amendment; strategically move to Flat Tax system.
Mark E. Green: Make GOP tax cuts permanent: the Laffer Curve is true.
Michael Waltz: Supports FairTax.
Ron Wright: Simplify taxes, with lower rates, or FairTax.
Ross Spano: I believe in a fair, flat, consumption tax.
Steve Watkins: Make Trump tax cuts permanent.
Ayanna Pressley: Our tax code should relieve the 99%.
Debbie Lesko: I have never seen a tax I didn't want to cut.
Deb Haaland: New tax law helps the rich and leaves rest behind.
Amy McGrath: Don't pay for tax cuts for wealthy by undermining healthcare.
Michael Guest: Trump tax reform gave relief to job creators.
Joe Cunningham: Tax reform should benefit regular people, not wealthy.
Andy Kim: Greater investment in fast-growing STEM industries.
David Trone: Infrastructure 2.0 Act: set up bank to fund repairs.
Dusty Johnson: The path to solve climate change must involve technology.
Chuy Garcia: Supports a federal infrastructure program from federal funds.
Deb Haaland: Supports net neutrality and public internet infrastructure.
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: More infrastructure and transportation funding for Houston.
Lori Trahan: Unlock public funds for infrastructure upgrades.
Max Rose: More HOV lanes; better connection to citywide ferry.
Dino Rossi: Infrastructure should ensure earthquake readiness.
Greg Stanton: Invest in our crumbling infrastructure.
Jared Golden: Fix Maine's crumbling infrastructure.
Kim Schrier: Provide FEMA resources needed for earthquake preparedness.
Mark E. Green: Science has no morality; we need universal moral code.
Mark Harris: Local matching ensures that Feds fund right infrastructure.
Russ Fulcher: Robust cybersecurity, and defend intellectual property.
Russ Fulcher: Link usage taxes to infrastructure funding.
Ayanna Pressley: Spending on infrastructure will benefit Americans.
War & Peace|
Walter Beaman Jones: My 2001 pro-Iraq war vote helped kill 4,000 Americans.
Dan McCready: Mission & strategy needed before going to war.
David Trone: Strong advocate for our valued ally, the State of Israel.
Deb Haaland: Supports diplomacy over violence; force must be last resort.
Steve Watkins: Supports US military action in Syria.
Carol Miller: Help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
Greg Steube: Help defend Israel; sanctions against terrorist states.
Jim Baird: Help Israel and allies fight terrorism.
Kevin Hern: Help defend Israel; support Trump's travel ban.
Mark E. Green: Defend Israel & allies from radical Islamic terrorism.
Mark Harris: Help defend Israel; the enemy is Islamic Terrorism.
Michael Waltz: Help defend Israel; undermine ideology of radical Islam.
Ron Wright: Help defend Israel & allies from terrorism & radical Islam.
Ross Spano: Help defend Israel; eliminate radical Islamic terrorists.
Russ Fulcher: Help defend Israel; fight the terrorists overseas.
Steve Watkins: Help defend Israel; eradicate radical Islamic terror.
Dusty Johnson: Base foreign policy on "peace through strength".
Welfare & Poverty|
Colin Allred: Community organizations helped me rise from tough childhood.
Kevin Hern: Stop incentivizing dependency on government welfare.
Deb Haaland: Against federal work requirements for SNAP; will hurt kids.
Dusty Johnson: Making welfare recipients accountable can help them.
The above quotations are from News coverage of 2018 House elections.
Special coverage of "Blue Wave" states:
CA: 7 new House members including 6 Democrats and 5 Democratic takeovers
FL: 5 new House members including 2 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
MI: 5 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
MN: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers (and 1 Republican takeover!)
NJ: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
NY: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
PA: 7 new House members including 4 Democrats and 4 Democratic takeovers (with statewide redistricting)
TX: 10 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
VA: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
Endorsements: Organizational endorsements of new House members, from groups that focus on one issue
All other states: 51 new House members including 17 Democratic takeovers
Conclusion: the "Blue Wave" means Democrats took over Congress but the rest is media hype.