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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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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Legislative voting records for Florida House and Senate


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    from FL legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • ACLU (2)
  • Byron Donalds (1) Republican U.S. Rep Florida-19
  • Carlos Lopez-Cantera (9) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
  • Darren Soto (3) Democrat U.S. Rep Florida- 9
  • Greg Steube (9) Republican U.S. Rep Florida- 17
  • Jeb Bush (9) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Marco Rubio (4) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Matt Gaetz (3) Republican U.S. Rep Florida- 1
  • Mike Haridopolos (4) Republican 2012 Senate primary challenger Florida
  • Rick Scott (8) Florida Republican Governor
  • Ross Spano (2) Republican U.S. Rep Florida- 15
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Florida state legislative voting records, including these candidates:

  • FL-R Byron Donalds   - Elected 2020 to U.S.House (R-FL-19)
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 80th district (2016-2020)

  • FL-R   Greg Steube   - Elected 2018 to U.S.House (R-FL-17)
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives (2010-2016)
    Member of the Florida Senate from the 23rd district (2016-2018)

  • FL-R   Ross Spano   - Elected 2018 to U.S.House (R-FL-15)
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 59th district (Nov.2012-2018)

  • FL-D Al Lawson - Elected 2016 to U.S. House
    Member of the Florida State Senate, District 6, 2002-2010
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives, 1982-2000

  • FL-R Matt Gaetz - Elected 2016 to U.S. House
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives, District 4, 2010 - 2016

  • FL-D Darren Soto - Elected 2016 to U.S. House
    Member of the Florida State Senate, District 14, 2012 - 2016

  • FL-R Carlos Lopez-Cantera - Lieutenant Governor of Florida & Senate Challenger
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 113th district 2004–2012

  • FL-R Marco Rubio - FL Senator & 2016 Republican Presidential candidate
    Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, 2006 – 2008
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 111th district 2000 – 2008

  • FL-R Mike Haridopolos - 2016 candidate for Governor
    Member of the Florida Senate from the 26th district 2003–2012
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 30th district 2000-2003

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Marco Rubio: Voted against funding stem cell research.
Civil Rights
    Greg Steube: Don't force agencies to adopt to gay couples.
    Ross Spano: Don't force agencies to adopt to gay couples.
    Jeb Bush: Provide licensure exams in Spanish, for free.
Corporations
    Jeb Bush: Repeal the mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists.
Crime
    Marco Rubio: Toughen laws against prostitution & sex trafficking.
Drugs
    ACLU: Oppose mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Rick Scott: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Rick Scott: Random drug testing of state employees.
    Darren Soto: Oppose mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Mike Haridopolos: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Random drug testing of state employees.
    Greg Steube: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Greg Steube: Random drug testing of state employees.
    Matt Gaetz: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
Education
    Rick Scott: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Rick Scott: $10M for vouchers for private schools for poor kids.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: $10M for vouchers for private schools for poor kids.
    Greg Steube: $10M for vouchers for private schools for poor kids.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Allow non-compulsory student-led prayer in school.
    Greg Steube: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Matt Gaetz: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    ACLU: Against school prayer even if called "inspirational message".
    Darren Soto: Against school prayer even if called "inspirational message".
    Mike Haridopolos: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Marco Rubio: Voted for more scholarships for private schools.
    Jeb Bush: Restrict grade inflation by imposing minimum standards.
Energy & Oil
    Rick Scott: Repeal Florida's cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Repeal Florida's cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases.
    Greg Steube: Repeal Florida's cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases.
    Jeb Bush: Eliminate automobile emissions testing.
Environment
    Jeb Bush: Restrict Eminent Domain; most severe of all govt powers.
Government Reform
    Mike Haridopolos: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Rick Scott: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Darren Soto: Keep early voting and easy third party registration.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Greg Steube: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Matt Gaetz: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: More disclosure of campaign contributions & fundraising.
    Marco Rubio: Allow transferring surplus campaign funds to other campaigns.
    Jeb Bush: Keep legislation small and focused: no mammoth “train” bills.
    Jeb Bush: Privatize & outsource govt; fee holidays for contractors.
Gun Control
    Rick Scott: Raise the legal age to buy all guns to 21 years old.
    Rick Scott: Enacted new gun control after high school shooting.
    Byron Donalds: Voted NO on new gun control after high school shooting.
    Ross Spano: Voted NO on new gun control after high school shooting.
    Greg Steube: Voted NO on new gun control after high school shooting.
Health Care
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Amend state constitution to block ObamaCare in Florida.
    Greg Steube: Amend state constitution to block ObamaCare in Florida.
    Mike Haridopolos: Amend state constitution to block ObamaCare in Florida.
    Jeb Bush: Leave research funding to feds, not state.
Tax Reform
    Jeb Bush: Don’t broaden county & city taxing authority.


The above quotations are from Legislative voting records for Florida House and Senate.

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Legislation citations (from news media or state archives):
  • SB7026: NRA-ILA, "Florida Urgent Now! Senate to take up Gun Control Bill," February 28, 2018
  • WJCT News Service on Florida HB 7111, on adopting by gay couples, (Steube & Spano), 4/9/2015
  • SB98 & HB 1205: ACLU Florida, "2012 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up," December 2012
  • Florida HB 859, on vouchers for private schools, 3/7/2012
  • Florida HB 1205, on random drug testing, 3/2/2012
  • Florida HB 4001, on cap-and-trade program, 3/1/2012
  • Lexology.com, "Florida governmental countdown - a wrap-up on issues from the 2011 Legislative Session," by Greenberg Traurig, May 10 2011
  • Florida SJR 2, on constitution vs. ObamaCare, 5/4/2011

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