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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)

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Vice Presidential possibilities for 2020


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    from 2020 Vice Presidential prospects (number of quotes indicated):
  • Beto O`Rourke (3) Texas Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from TX
  • Joe Sestak (3) Democratic candidate for President; Navy Admiral
  • Julian Castro (3) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Kamala Harris (6) California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (5) New York Democratic candidate for President; New York Senator
  • Michael Bennet (1) Colorado Democratic candidate for President; Colorado Senator
  • Mike Pence (3) Indiana Republican Vice President
  • Stacey Abrams (1) Georgia Democratic nominee for Georgia Governor
  • Steve Bullock (2) Montana Democratic Montana Governor
  • Tim Ryan (2) Ohio Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from OH-13
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
This collection of excerpts comes from articles about and interviews of 2020 Democratic vice-presidential prospects. Often candidates stay in the presidential race, long after they can no longer hope for the presidential nomination, to position themselves for consideration for the vice presidency.

    News coverage and interviews during 2019-2020, for the 2020 vice-presidential contenders (sources for issue excerpts):
  • Space.com, "Vice President Pence urges NASA on moon-Mars goal," by Mike Wall, 2/19/2020
  • CBS Face the Nation, interview of Vice President Mike Pence, October 27, 2019
  • CNN State of the Union, interview of Rep. Tim Ryan, August 25, 2019
  • ABC This Week, interview of Stacey Abrams, August 18, 2019
  • ABC This Week, interview of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, August 18, 2019
  • Fox News Sunday, interview of Gov. Steve Bullock, Aug 18, 2019
  • NBC Meet the Press, interview of Rep. Beto O`Rourke, Aug 18, 2019
  • CBS Face the Nation, interview of Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Michael Bennet, Aug 11, 2019
  • NBC Meet the Press, interview of Sen. Kamala Harris, Aug 11, 2019
  • The National Review, "Joe Sestak: The Most Interesting Democrat You Forgot Was Running," by Jim Geraghty, August 6, 2019
  • CBS Face the Nation, interview of Rep. Beto O`Rourke, Aug 4, 2019
  • NBC Meet the Press, interview of Secretary Julian Castro, Aug 4, 2019
  • ABC This Week, interview of Secretary Julian Castro, August 4, 2019
  • Breitbart.com, "Joe Sestak on 'Undocumented' Immigrants: 'We Need Them'," by Robert Kraychik, 16 Jul 2019
  • Detroit Free Press, "Kamala Harris takes on President Trump in Detroit speech to NAACP," by Kathleen Gray, May 5, 2019
  • Washington Post, "It's Time for Congress to Establish the Space Force," by Mike Pence, March 4, 2019

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    Stacey Abrams: Voter suppression is rigging the game.
    Kamala Harris: Must speak the truth about racism & other forms of hate.
    Kamala Harris: Russian election interference exploited racial divide.
Crime
    Julian Castro: We must do something about "toxic brew of white nationalism".
Foreign Policy
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Israel went in wrong direction barring Congressional visit.
Free Trade
    Beto O`Rourke: Enforce high standards for labor, environment, human rights.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: NAFTA 2.0 is a disaster; trade war harms producers.
    Steve Bullock: Farmers want trade, they don't want aid.
Government Reform
    Kamala Harris: New voting rights act; make Election Day a holiday.
Gun Control
    Tim Ryan: Supports universal background checks.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Machine gun registration is framework for assault weapons.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Senate would pass gun laws if allowed to vote.
    Michael Bennet: Background checks work in Colorado, should work nationally.
    Julian Castro: The answer to mass shooting is not more guns.
Homeland Security
    Kirsten Gillibrand: White supremacists are domestic terrorists.
Immigration
    Steve Bullock: Immigration should not be used to rip country apart.
    Kamala Harris: Hold companies liable for hiring non-citizens, not workers.
    Joe Sestak: Illegal immigrants should pay fine; get to back of the line.
    Joe Sestak: Immigration "of all types" helps our economy.
    Joe Sestak: Support economic development to stem tide of refugees.
Principles & Values
    Beto O`Rourke: Deliver on issues but address threat Trump is to democracy.
    Beto O`Rourke: Trump espouses racism & division, but problem predates him.
    Julian Castro: President should bring people together, not divide.
Tax Reform
    Kamala Harris: Tax break for people unable to pay unexpected expense.
Technology
    Mike Pence: Send pioneers to Mars, by any means necessary.
    Tim Ryan: Chief manufacturing officer will move US on green technology.
    Kamala Harris: We're very vulnerable to cyber threats.
    Mike Pence: Adversaries have weaponized space; solution is Space Force.
War & Peace
    Mike Pence: Grateful Trump is always focused on safety of troops.


    Click for quotations from other sources by:
  • Beto O`Rourke Texas Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from TX
  • Joe Sestak Democratic candidate for President; Navy Admiral
  • Julian Castro Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Kamala Harris California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Kirsten Gillibrand New York Democratic candidate for President; New York Senator
  • Michael Bennet Colorado Democratic candidate for President; Colorado Senator
  • Mike Pence Indiana Republican Vice President
  • Stacey Abrams Georgia Democratic nominee for Georgia Governor
  • Steve Bullock Montana Democratic Montana Governor
  • Tim Ryan Ohio Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from OH-13

The above quotations are from Vice Presidential possibilities for 2020.

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