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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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2022 Florida Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage


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    from 2022 FL Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Annette Taddeo (11) Florida Democratic Challenger
  • Brian Moore (20) Florida Green Party candidate for Governor
  • Charlie Crist (3) Florida Democratic Governor Challenger
  • Nikki Fried (24) Florida Democratic Challenger
  • Rick Scott (2) Florida Republican Governor
  • Ron DeSantis (11) Florida Republican candidate for governor
  • Val Demings (1) Democratic Challenger Florida
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Florida Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • The Hill, "Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill signed into law," by Brooke Migdon, March 28, 2022
  • BayNews9 Spectrum News, "Florida Legislature approves record high $112 billion budget," by Mitch Perry, Mar. 14, 2022
  • Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "At rally, Florida Democrats rail against Gov. DeSantis," by Anthony Man, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Mar 13, 2022
  • On 2022 FL Gov: Politico, "Venezuela talks strike political nerve in Florida," by Sabrina Rodriguez, 03/09/2022
  • NBC News, "'Don't Say Gay' bill: Florida Senate passes controversial LGBTQ school measure," by Brooke Sopelsa, March 8, 2022
  • Citrus County Chronicle, "Lawmakers seek expanded pre-k program," Jan 12, 2022
  • The Sun Sentinel, "The importance of immigration rules in Build Back Better," by Annette Taddeo, Dec 15, 2021
  • On 2022 FL Gov: Axios, "DeSantis proposes Florida civilian military force that he'd control," by Oriana Gonzalez, Dec 3, 2021
  • Florida Politics, "Nikki Fried calls on Joe Ladapo to give Black farmers a break--then slams him," by Scott Powers, October 26, 2021
  • Florida Politics, "Nikki Fried calls on Gov. DeSantis to 'stop the extremism' putting school board members' lives at risk," by Anne Geggis, October 26, 2021
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS.gov), "Statement by Commissioner Nikki Fried on New Motion for Groveland Four Innocence," Oct 25, 2021
  • FloridaPolitics, "Annette Taddeo, Dan Daley bills would allow local governments to pass stricter gun laws," by Ryan Nicol, October 14, 2021
  • Treasure Coast News (TCPalm.com), "Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried brings Democratic gubernatorial campaign to Vero Beach," by Colleen Wixon, Oct. 12, 2021
  • FLsenate.gov Press Release, "Senator Taddeo and Representative Robinson File Bill to Let the Voters Decide on Medicaid Expansion at the Ballot Box," October 7, 2021
  • Tampa Bay Times, "Restore manatees' endangered status, says Nikki Fried," Oct. 6, 2021
  • Miami Herald, "DeSantis can't restrain his white-supremacist instincts, but maybe Florida voters will," by Fabiola Santiago, October 01, 2021
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS.gov), "Statement by Commissioner Nikki Fried on U.S. Senate Hearing on Negative Effects of Social Media on Mental Health," Sep 30, 2021
  • FOX News, "Hannity on Americans Held Hostage Day 46," September 29, 2021
  • WTSP-10 CBS-TV, "Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried blasts state DEP over gypsum stacks," by Eric Glasser, September 28, 2021
  • Florida Politics, "Ron DeSantis bobbles question about 'heartbeat' abortion bill," by A.G. Gancarski, September 22, 2021
  • WCTV-Tallahassee, "Governor Ron DeSantis announces $3.4 million is going to military spending in the state of Florida," by Nicolette Zangara, Sep. 15, 2021
  • News4Jax, "DeSantis defends $5,000 fines on businesses that ask for vaccine proof," by Travis Gibson, September 3, 2021
  • Florida Daily, "Ron DeSantis, Enterprise Florida Look to Boost Trade With Canada, Mexico," 07.06.20
  • WPTV Palm Beach NBC-5, "Could Florida's next governor be its first female? Nikki Fried thinks so," by Forrest Saunders, Jul 02, 2021
  • Florida Politics, "Nikki Fried, Lori Berman slam Ashley Moody's failed Obamacare challenge," by A.G. Gancarski, June 17, 2021
  • FLgov.com press release, "Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Legislation to Protect Religious Freedom and Support Florida's Jewish Community," June 14, 2021
  • Associated Press, "Fla. governor signs bill requiring moment for school prayer," by Bobby Caina Calvan, June 14, 2021
  • Tallahassee Democrat, "Florida governor's race: GOP goes after Nikki Fried after she amends financial disclosures," by Jim Rosica, 6/6/21
  • Politico.com, "Florida's Nikki Fried jumps into 2022 race to challenge DeSantis," by Bruce Ritchie, 06/02/2021
  • Fox News, "DeSantis blasts Democrat Nikki Fried after she joins Florida governor race: 'She's a lockdown lobbyist'," by Evie Fordham, June 2, 2021
  • The Jewish Exponent, "Nikki Fried, Florida's Jewish Agricultural Commissioner, to Run for Governor," June 2, 2021
  • NYTimes.com, "Florida's Democratic agricultural commissioner, Nikki Fried, announces her bid for governor.," by Patricia Mazzei, June 1, 2021
  • CNN.com, "Nikki Fried, only statewide elected Democrat in Florida, enters race for governor," by Dan Merica, June 1, 2021
  • CBS12, "Fried calls DeSantis a 'dictator' for signing voter suppression bill," by Gary Detman, May 6, 2021
  • The Tampa Bay Times, "Charlie Crist declares another run for Florida governor: 'Stop the division and hate'," by Steve Contorno, 5/4/21
  • CNN Politics, "Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist announces another bid for Florida governor," by Veronica Stracqualursi, May 4, 2021
  • Bay News 9 Spectrum, "Charlie Crist makes it official: He's running for the Democratic nomination for governor," by Mitch Perry, May 04, 2021
  • The Tampa Bay Times: "What's next for Florida's Val Demings after a breakout 2020?," by Steve Contorno, Dec. 29, 2020
  • Politico blog: "Republicans rage as Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump," by Gary Fineout and Marc Caputo, 04/03/2020
  • (More race coverage soon in the coming months...)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Brian Moore: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Nikki Fried: Require half the legislature be female for new abortion laws.
    Ron DeSantis: Anti-choice on abortion; pro-choice on vaccinations.
    Annette Taddeo: Defends a woman's right to make choices about her own body.
Budget & Economy
    Brian Moore: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
    Annette Taddeo: Budget should help struggling families, not make it harder.
    Nikki Fried: We need to be bringing in new industries to our state.
Civil Rights
    Annette Taddeo: State must value everyone no matter their sexual orientation.
    Nikki Fried: Updated personnel policies to ban LGBTQ discrimination.
    Nikki Fried: Banning transgender kids in sports is peddling hate.
    Val Demings: To cops after George Floyd:"What in the hell are you doing?".
Crime
    Brian Moore: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Nikki Fried: Supported posthumous clemency for Groveland Four.
Drugs
    Brian Moore: Treat drug addiction and mental health on a massive scale.
    Nikki Fried: State should license black farmers for medical marijuana.
    Nikki Fried: As lobbyist, helped legalize smokable medical cannabis.
    Charlie Crist: Supports legalizing recreational marijuana.
Education
    Brian Moore: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
    Ron DeSantis: Don't sow doubts among children about gender identity.
    Annette Taddeo: Expand state's pre-K program to a full day.
    Ron DeSantis: Make sure people are not supporting critical race theory.
    Ron DeSantis: Signed bills to protect religious freedom in Florida.
Energy & Oil
    Brian Moore: Prioritize green energy.
    Nikki Fried: Proposed a state-federal partnership on carbon farming.
    Nikki Fried: Middle of the road policies got C-minus from Sierra Club.
Environment
    Brian Moore: Support the EPA.
    Nikki Fried: Initiated a plan to phase out the use of Styrofoam products.
    Nikki Fried: Asks that manatees again be listed as "endangered" species.
    Nikki Fried: State needs to deal with potentially polluting gypsum stacks.
Families & Children
    Brian Moore: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
Foreign Policy
    Brian Moore: Oppose this false notion of American exceptionalism.
    Annette Taddeo: Even if oil were free, don't go to Maduro regime for help.
    Nikki Fried: I am supporting the American-Israeli relationship.
Free Trade
    Brian Moore: Free˙trade˙causes global inequalities & job loss.
    Ron DeSantis: Expands program to engage new international markets.
    Nikki Fried: Opposed Trump trade deal, foreign produce dumping.
Government Reform
    Brian Moore: Make voter registration easier.
    Annette Taddeo: Republican legislature has suppressed voters' rights.
    Nikki Fried: Republicans engage in voter suppression.
    Nikki Fried: Been transparent on finances including past filing mistakes.
    Nikki Fried: Would reverse restrictions on voting rights.
    Charlie Crist: Criticized restrictive elections bill & anti-riot bill.
Gun Control
    Brian Moore: No absolute right to gun ownership.
    Annette Taddeo: Allow municipalities to pass stricter gun regulations.
    Nikki Fried: Supports common-sense gun violence prevention reforms.
    Nikki Fried: Holds medical marijuana card and concealed-weapons permit.
Health Care
    Brian Moore: Opposes ObamaCare because it allows private sector.
    Annette Taddeo: Override governor; let voters decide on Medicaid expansion.
    Ron DeSantis: Supports $5000 fines for businesses demanding vaccine proof.
    Nikki Fried: Criticized Florida AG for joining anti-ACA lawsuit.
Homeland Security
    Brian Moore: Oppose expanding the military.
    Annette Taddeo: Opposes DeSantis plan to have state military force.
    Ron DeSantis: $3.4 million in state spending to support military.
Immigration
    Brian Moore: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Annette Taddeo: Documented & undocumented immigrants contribute.
    Ron DeSantis: End catch and release, finish the border wall.
    Ron DeSantis: Pull over drivers suspected of transporting immigrants.
    Nikki Fried: Fought against Florida ban on "sanctuary cities".
Jobs
    Brian Moore: Legally require hiring more women/minorities.
    Rick Scott: Designed unemployment system with maximum $275/week benefit.
    Ron DeSantis: Oversaw unemployment system with maximum $275/week benefit.
Principles & Values
    Brian Moore: Keep God out of the public sphere.
    Nikki Fried: We've got to learn again how to respect one another.
    Ron DeSantis: Compels schools to have moment of silence for prayer.
    Nikki Fried: We can build a state that gives power back to you.
    Charlie Crist: We need to stop the division and hate; bring state together.
    Annette Taddeo: Father was kidnapped by a Marxist terrorist group.
Social Security
    Brian Moore: Don't privatize Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Brian Moore: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Rick Scott: Saved business more than $2.3 billion in unemployment taxes.
Technology
    Nikki Fried: Protect children from unsafe products, such as social media.
War & Peace
    Brian Moore: Avoid foreign entanglements & regime change abroad.


The above quotations are from 2022 Florida Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
Next election in 2022;
FL: Incumbent Ron DeSantis(R)
vs.Former Gov.Charlie Crist(D)
vs.Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried(D)
vs.Annette Taddeo(D,withdrew)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Florida gubernatorial debate,
Gwen Graham (D)
Andrew Gillum (D)
Adam Putnam (R)
Mike Huckabee (R)
vs.Ron DeSantis(R)
vs.Philip Levine(D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Florida gubernatorial debate
Former challengers:
Crist(D,2014); Meek(D,2014);
McCollum(R,2010); Davis(D,2006);
Reno(D,2002); Moore(S,2008).

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