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)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| 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)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Andrew Gillum: Defunding Planned Parenthood jeopardizes women's health.
Philip Levine: Women have the right to be pro-choice, government keep out.
Charlie Crist: 2006: I'm pro-life; 2014: That was for Republicans.
Budget & Economy|
Philip Levine: An economy that works for all Floridians.
Andrew Gillum: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
Adam Putnam: Don't make Florida into California & their debt.
Rick Scott: 777 economic plan: 7 Steps to 700,000 Jobs in 7 Years.
Jeb Bush: Supports constitutional balanced budget amendment.
Philip Levine: History of being a fierce champion for LGBTQ rights.
Andrew Gillum: Oppose discrimination based on gender identity.
Andrew Gillum: Supports same-sex marriage.
Andrew Gillum: Staunch supporter of LGBT rights.
Andrew Gillum: Take down Confederate monuments.
Charlie Crist: I support same-sex marriage.
Rick Scott: I support traditional marriage.
Charlie Crist: I left GOP because they bash Obama's race.
Charlie Crist: 2010: Backed gay marriage ban; 2014: supports gay marriage.
Philip Levine: Stop special interest tax breaks in Tallahassee.
Andrew Gillum: Raise corporate taxes from 5.5% to 7.75%.
Andrew Gillum: 90% of businesses pay no corporate income tax, & too little.
Adam Putnam: Cut regulations & taxes for farms & businesses.
Andrew Gillum: Corporate tax cuts can create jobs, support training.
Philip Levine: Top-down & bottom-up audit of the Department of Corrections.
Andrew Gillum: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Andrew Gillum: Ban the box: re-entry of returning citizens into job market.
Andrew Gillum: Restorative justice programs to reduce teen recidivism.
Rick Scott: Let's Keep Florida Safe: focus on reductions in crime.
Rick Scott: Signs death warrant for murderer.
Philip Levine: Combat the opioid epidemic by expanding Medicaid.
Andrew Gillum: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Andrew Gillum: Focus on opioid epidemic as medical issue.
Adam Putnam: Opposes marijuana legalization as a gateway drug.
Rick Scott: OpEd: Requiring drug testing for welfare is unconstitutional.
Rick Scott: Drug courts & alternatives to incarceration.
Philip Levine: Invest in public schools; stop funds to private/charters.
Andrew Gillum: $1B on education: set minimum teacher salary at $50,000.
Ron DeSantis: Expand voucher and charters; stop Common Core.
Andrew Gillum: End punitive high-stakes testing regime.
Andrew Gillum: Debt-free college in exchange for 4 years' work in Florida.
Philip Levine: Replace high-stakes testing with more comprehensive scoring.
Andrew Gillum: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
Adam Putnam: More emphasis on technical training, not college.
Adam Putnam: Parental control of education, not state or federal.
Adam Putnam: Urges veto of school choice bill.
Energy & Oil|
Philip Levine: Against offshore drilling; invest instead in solar energy.
Philip Levine: Effectively tackled challenges of climate change in Miami.
Philip Levine: $24M project to mitigate sea-rise in Miami Beach.
Andrew Gillum: Make Florida world leader in rooftop solar energy production.
Andrew Gillum: Transition Florida to clean energy as rapidly as possible.
Andrew Gillum: Climate change is a real; transition to clean energy.
Adam Putnam: Florida positioned to be˙oil˙hub˙for energy independence.
Charlie Crist: I'm not a scientists, but I can use my brain & talk to one.
Rick Scott: I'm not a scientist, so I have no proposal on climate change.
Ron DeSantis: Stop Lake Okeechobee discharges that caused algae crisis.
Andrew Gillum: Properly fund Florida Forever and Everglades restorations.
Andrew Gillum: EPA has critical role in protecting us from toxic pollution.
Andrew Gillum: EPA protects our families from corporate toxic pollution.
Adam Putnam: Unravel the EPA mess; it kills jobs & increases costs.
Rick Scott: Lay off DEP staff; environmental compliance & no enforcement.
Rick Scott: Base environmental policy on sound science, not politics.
Andrew Gillum: Support American Exceptionalism.
Rick Scott: Cuba's Castros are terrorists; don't travel there.
Charlie Crist: Lift the Cuban embargo; it has failed for 50 years.
Andrew Gillum: Support free trade with restrictions.
Andrew Gillum: Make voter registration easier.
Andrew Gillum: Limit corporate money in campaigns.
Rick Scott: Free speech includes financially supporting candidates.
Jeb Bush: No campaign spending limits; no public financing.
Philip Levine: We need gun control reform with a common sense approach.
Andrew Gillum: Prohibit bump stocks and assault weapons.
Ron DeSantis: Allow carrying guns openly and on college campuses.
Andrew Gillum: No right to guns for domestic abusers or mentally ill.
Rick Scott: 21-year-old age requirement & 3-day wait on gun purchases.
Andrew Gillum: Favors strong gun laws.
Adam Putnam: Expanded concealed weapon licenses program; largest in US.
Andrew Gillum: Operation Safe Neighborhood: community crime watch.
Philip Levine: Expand Medicaid; give healthcare access to everyone.
Andrew Gillum: Medicare-for-All, paid $1B restoration of corporate tax cuts.
Andrew Gillum: Medicare for all: universal health care is a right.
Ron DeSantis: No right to health care; that's just a bureaucratic right.
Andrew Gillum: Extend Medicaid to one million Floridians.
Andrew Gillum: Expand ObamaCare; Medicare for Al.
Andrew Gillum: Healthcare should be a fundamental right.
Gwen Graham: Apply ObamaCare to full-time workers, not 30 hours per week.
Charlie Crist: 2007 & 2010: opposed ObamaCare; now supports fixing it.
Charlie Crist: AdWatch: unwavering support of ObamaCare.
Rick Scott: AdWatch: "Let's Get to Work" opposing ObamaCare.
Jeb Bush: No physician-assisted suicide.
Philip Levine: Military veterans should receive the benefits they deserve.
Andrew Gillum: Opposes expanding the military.
Adam Putnam: Use conservation money to protect military bases.
Adam Putnam: Make Florida the most military friendly & vet friendly state.
Philip Levine: Fully supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.
Andrew Gillum: Protect borders without criminalizing undocumented people.
Ron DeSantis: Supports E-Verify; opposes sanctuary cities.
Andrew Gillum: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Adam Putnam: Don't let illegal aliens vote for anything.
Andrew Gillum: Protect Dreamers from end of DACA.
Adam Putnam: Opposed anti-immigrant laws that might affect workers.
Adam Putnam: Muslim ban is offensive to American values.
Rick Scott: In-state tuition for illegals, as part of tuition cap deal.
Philip Levine: For raising minimum wage; let local communities decide rate.
Andrew Gillum: Legally require hiring more women & minorities.
Rick Scott: Opposed increasing the minimum wage.
Rick Scott: FactCheck: Yes, unemployment up; but stimulus has helped.
Charlie Crist: Minimum wage increase good; living wage better.
Principles & Values|
Andrew Gillum: Keep God in the public sphere.
Andrew Gillum: Religious-political dialogue good.
Andrew Gillum: Served a decade on City Commission and as Tallahassee mayor.
Rick Scott: FanGate: Refused to debate if opponent allowed to use a fan.
Charlie Crist: I stand for fairness and trying to treat people right.
Andrew Gillum: Fight any attempt to privatize Social Security.
Philip Levine: Level the playing field; rich will pay their fair share.
Andrew Gillum: Economy should works for all, not just those at the top.
Adam Putnam: Amend constitution to make tax hikes harder.
Adam Putnam: Opposes a "kayak tax" on non-motorized boats.
Charlie Crist: 2009: temporary $25 average car fee increase.
Rick Scott: $500 million in automobile fee & tax relief.
Philip Levine: Infrastructure must be modernized to meet 21st century needs.
Andrew Gillum: Greater emphasis on light rail and mass transit.
Andrew Gillum: Digital Harmony Project: computers & internet for schoolkids.
Adam Putnam: Get Fed money for infrastructure for roads.
War & Peace|
Andrew Gillum: America should be world's human rights champion.
Welfare & Poverty|
Andrew Gillum: Address income inequality; remake an innovation economy.
Andrew Gillum: Public/private program gets youth on right track.
Adam Putnam: Weeding out fraudulent charities.
Rick Scott: Require drug testing for receiving welfare.