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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)
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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2020 Texas Senatorial race: debates and news coverage


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    from 2020 TX Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Chris Bell (2) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Texas
  • Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez (28) Democratic Senate challenger Texas
  • John Cornyn (3) Republican Sr Senator Texas
  • MJ Hegar (2) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Texas
  • Royce West (23) Democratic Senate challenger Texas
  • Ted Cruz (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
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    Texas 2020 Senatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Fox-24 KPEJ YourBasin.com, "Sema Hernandez campaigns on issues 'other candidates will not touch'," by John Thomas, Dec 23, 2019
  • The Texas Tribune, "Democratic U.S. Senate candidates seek to ,get down to business'," by Patrick Svitek, Dec. 13, 2019
  • KVUE-TV ABC, "Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, Candidate for U.S. Senate," by Ashley Goudeau, December 1, 2019
  • KXAN-TV NBC, "Here's a closer look at Royce West's U.S. Senate campaign," by Mason Carroll, Nov 17, 2019
  • KXAN-TV NBC, "Meet Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, a Texas candidate for U.S. Senate," by Mason Carroll, Nov 10, 2019
  • Dallas Morning News, "MJ Hegar rivals reject Beto O'Rourke's call for mandatory buybacks," by Todd J. Gillman, 10/30/19
  • Dallas Morning News, "Get U.S. troops out of the way if Turkey plans to 'ethnically cleanse the Kurds'," by Todd Gillman, 1023/19
  • Dallas Morning News, "Here's what the Democrats hoping to unseat Sen. Cornyn said at a Frisco forum," by Gromer Jeffers, 9/5/19
  • The Texas Tribune, "New disclosures show Texas Sen. Royce West making big bucks from government contracts," by Jay Root, 9/5/19
  • Dallas Morning News , "Activist Ramirez joins crowded Democratic race for Senate seat," by Gromer Jeffers Jr., Aug 12, 2019
  • The Dallas Morning News, "Dallas' Royce West says his record sets him apart," by Rebekah Allen, Jul 28, 2019
  • Dallas Morning News, "Hegar wants to use campaign funds on childcare as she runs," by Todd J. Gillman, 6/15/2019
  • Press release, "Peters, Cornyn Project Safe Neighborhoods Bill to Reduce Violent Crime Headed to President's Desk," June 7, 2018
  • ProgressiveArmy.com, "Sema Hernandez on Her Future in Texas Politics," by Geoff Campbell, 3/29/2018
  • Houston Chronicle, "Q&A: Sema Hernandez," by Olivia P. Tallet, March 2, 2018

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Women, not politicians, should decide reproductive rights.
    Royce West: A woman has the right to make decisions about her body.
    Royce West: Pro-choice, but voted for parental consent.
Budget & Economy
    Royce West: End predatory lending practices.
Civil Rights
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Defend LGBTQ+ Rights, supports protective laws.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Combat White Supremacy and hate crimes.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Pass Voting Rights Advancement Act, make elections a holiday.
    Royce West: Every person should have access to the voting booth.
    Royce West: Pass Equality Act; end trans-phobic policies.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Real democracy a threat to people in power.
Corporations
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Increase funding for Small Business Administration.
Crime
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Abolish mandatory minimums & private for-profit prisons.
    Royce West: Total reform needed at all levels of the judiciary.
    Royce West: Reexamine the use of deadly force by police.
    Royce West: Now for reform, in 1995 for 14- year-olds tried as adults.
    John Cornyn: Co-wrote bill for data-driven cooperation to fight crime.
Drugs
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Supports the legalization of marijuana.
Education
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Make Universal Childcare and Pre-K a guaranteed right.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Cancel student debt; make public universities tuition free.
    Royce West: Offer debt relief & free tuition for low income students.
    Royce West: Investing in public schools a top priority.
    Royce West: Free community college, not sure about student debt.
Energy & Oil
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Rejoin Paris Climate Accord.
    Royce West: Reengage in Paris Climate Accords.
Families & Children
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Paid Parental Leave keeps families healthy and happy.
    John Cornyn: Supports using campaign funds for candidate child care.
    MJ Hegar: Asked FEC to allow campaign funds for candidate child care.
Free Trade
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Smart trade policy protects workers, not just businesses.
Government Reform
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: No corporate PAC money, but other PACs ok.
    Royce West: Government contracts raise issues of conflicts of interest.
Gun Control
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Advocates for gun legislation majority of Americans support.
    Royce West: We must regulate deadly weapons.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Ban assault style weapons, pass background checks.
    MJ Hegar: Ban assault weapons, but no mandatory buyback.
    Chris Bell: Universal background checks; buyback assault weapons.
    Chris Bell: Ban assault weapons, with mandatory buyback.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: We all want background checks & ban on weapons of war.
    Royce West: We can legislate on guns when we turn Texas blue.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Ban assault weapons, with mandatory buyback.
Health Care
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Supports Medicare for All.
    Royce West: Fought to expand Medicaid.
    Royce West: Imperative that mental health services be included.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Every person should be able to go to a doctor.
    Royce West: Expand Medicaid in Texas to cover all uninsured.
    Royce West: Not Medicare-for-All, but health care for all.
Immigration
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Legalize status of DREAMers, other hardworking immigrants.
    Royce West: Must address humanitarian crisis at the border.
    Royce West: We've got to find a way to keep DREAMers in the country.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Fight for the rights of immigrant families.
    Royce West: Putting kids in cages makes "my blood boil".
Jobs
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Raise minimum wage to $15 and tie it to inflation.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Get equal pay for women through Paycheck Fairness Act.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Expand right to unionize; fully fund Labor agencies.
    Royce West: Fully supports $15 minimum wage.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Higher pay and safer conditions for workers.
Principles & Values
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Every single family wants the best for their children.
Social Security
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Supports Social Security 2100 Act.
War & Peace
    John Cornyn: Get US away from ethnic cleansing of Kurds by Turks.
    Ted Cruz: Turkey's incursion into Syria is totally unacceptable.


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