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Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harm’s Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

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2018 California Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2018 CA Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Antonio Villaraigosa (8) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Delaine Eastin (12) California Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Gavin Newsom (17) California Democratic Challenger
  • John Chiang (8) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • John Cox (3) California Republican candidate for California Governor
  • Steve Farley (4) Arizona Democratic candidate for Arizona Governor
  • Travis Allen (11) California Republican candidate for California Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    California 2018 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • San Francisco Chronicle, “Newsom catches it from all sides in debate,” by Joe Garofoli and John Wildermuth, 5/8/18
  • The Independent Voter Project (IVP), "Voter Guide governor candidate statements," 3/20/18
  • Sacramento Bee, “Former Republican congressman--and big Trump backer--moves to replace Jerry Brown,”, by Christopher Cadelago, Jan.5, 2018
  • Turlock Journal, "Gubernatorial candidate touts education platform at Stan State," by Eric Escalante, Nov. 17, 2017
  • L.A. Times, "Villaraigosa hopes to increase voter turnout in Latino community," by Michael Livingston, Nov. 16, 2017
  • The Press Democrat, "Treasurer proposes banking strategies for cannabis industry," by Julie Johnson, Nov. 7, 2017
  • Los Angeles Times, "Cox calls for repeal of California's Environmental Quality Act," by Seema Mehta, Nov. 2, 2017
  • Los Angeles Times, "Eastin says Dreamers trusted us with their lives," by Phil Willon, Sept. 5, 2017
  • NBC News, "Could John Chiang Be California's First Asian-American Governor?," by Traci G. Lee, Aug 23 2017
  • The Ceres Courier, "Newsom brings gubernatorial campaign to area," by Jeff Benziger, August 2, 2017
  • The Union, "Newsom feels spreading the wealth is a basic belief," by Thomas D. Elias, July 31, 2017
  • The Sacramento Bee, "Affirmative action divided California Democrats," by Christopher Cadelago, July 27, 2017
  • Modesto Bee, "Newsom talks health care & taxes in Salida," by John Holland, July 26, 2017
  • Voice of San Diego, "Stops and Starts for Police Accountability Measures," by Sara Libby, July 14, 2017
  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "Chiang promises frugality," by Beau Yarbrough, July 13, 2017
  • Los Angeles Times, “Former Republican assemblyman joins race to be California's next governor,” by Seema Mehta, Jul 05, 2017
  • Los Angeles Times, "Newsom blasts NRA recruitment video," by Seema Mehta, June 30, 2017
  • Orange County Register, "Chiang talks Senate health care bill, education," by Brian Whitehead, June 23, 2017
  • Los Angeles Times, "Travis Allen, conservative and controversial Orange County lawmaker," by Phil Willon, June 22, 2017
  • The Press Democrat, "Newsom touts California's green economy," by Martin Espinoza, June 10, 2017
  • GlobalNewsWride.com, "CalSTRS Takes Action to Divest of All Non-U.S. Thermal Coal Holdings," June 8, 2017
  • Los Angeles Times, "California could be a 'sanctuary state' from federal pot laws," by Patrick McGreevy, June 1, 2017
  • U.S. News & World Report, "Candidates Back Criminal Justice Reforms," by Jonathan J. Cooper, April 4, 2017
  • The Sacramento Bee, "Candidates share views on criminal justice changes," by Christopher Cadelago, April 04, 2017
  • San Francisco Chronicle (SFgate.com), "Vote to block Planned Parenthood money", March 30, 2017
  • Ukiah Daily Journal, "Eastin talks issues in Ukiah," by John Winters, 3/7/17
  • Los Angeles Times, "Newsom asks for cooperation on marijuana regulation," by Patrick McGreevy, Feb. 24, 2017
  • Sacramento Bee, "Capitol Alert," by Christopher Cadelago, Feb. 1, 2017
  • Sacramento Bee, "Antonio Villaraigosa talks about inequality and Mexican heritage," by Christopher Cadelago, Feb. 1, 2017
  • Billboard magazine, "The Reefer Revolution: Gavin Newsom Explains Passing Prop 64," by K.M. McFarland, Jan. 19, 2017
  • Sacramento Bee, "California should not be a Scrooge when it comes to educating", by Delaine Eastin, December 22, 2016
  • L.A. Times, "Villaraigosa endorses marijuana legalization initiative," by Patrick McGreevy, Oct. 31, 2016
  • California Family Council, "Assembly Passes Resolution Honoring Abortion," January 20, 2016

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Gavin Newsom: Opposes defunding Planned Parenthood.
    Travis Allen: Skipped vote on resolution for abortion rights.
Budget & Economy
    Delaine Eastin: Build an economy that works for everyone.
    Gavin Newsom: Government has role in economic growth.
Civil Rights
    Gavin Newsom: Supports affirmative action.
    John Chiang: Outspoken in support of gay rights.
    Delaine Eastin: Protect equal rights for all.
    Steve Farley: Race should be a consideration, not only one.
    Gavin Newsom: Early supporter for gay marriage.
    John Chiang: Supports affirmative action.
    Delaine Eastin: Change corporate tax structure to fund education.
    Travis Allen: Private business should take over public rest stops.
    Delaine Eastin: Manage crime with improved education.
    Travis Allen: Protect victims, not criminals.
    Gavin Newsom: Criminal justice reform is crucial; repeal death penalty.
    John Chiang: Education & anti-poverty to fight crime.
    John Chiang: Set up state bank for pot industry.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports marijuana legalization.
    Delaine Eastin: Supports legalization, but would tax more.
    Gavin Newsom: Let California legalization continue.
    Steve Farley: Making marijuana business legitimate.
    Travis Allen: Opposed pot law barring state cooperation with Feds.
    Gavin Newsom: Pushed Proposition 64, legalizing adult use of marijuana.
    Gavin Newsom: I'm not pro-pot, but anti-prohibition; opposed 2010 Prop 19.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Pro-legalization with safeguards.
    Travis Allen: Parental control, not bureaucrats.
    Steve Farley: Need to rebuild educational system.
    Delaine Eastin: Parental choice but no vouchers.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Stop making excuses for lack of success in schools.
    Delaine Eastin: In 1960s we invested in community colleges.
    Delaine Eastin: Expand "First 5" to include mandatory kindergarten.
Energy & Oil
    Delaine Eastin: Fight climate change, protect natural resources.
    Gavin Newsom: California leads the way on green energy.
    Steve Farley: Coal is the fuel of the past.
    Delaine Eastin: Don't give up on a clean environment; not on my watch.
    John Cox: Environmental regs crush business.
    Gavin Newsom: Pro-active on energy and resource management.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Modernize CEQA to allow new construction projects.
Government Reform
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Increase voter turnout among Latinos & all demographics.
    Travis Allen: Sponsored voter ID law.
Gun Control
    Gavin Newsom: Supports background checks.
    Travis Allen: Gun laws hurt the innocent.
Health Care
    Delaine Eastin: Provide universal healthcare for all.
    Gavin Newsom: Supports HealthySF: available to all uninsured residents.
    John Chiang: Fix Obamacare instead of repeal.
Homeland Security
    Gavin Newsom: Don't gut programs to pay for military buildup.
    Gavin Newsom: Border wall is just rhetoric; celebrate diversity.
    John Cox: Border wall needs to be built, to keep out MS-13.
    Delaine Eastin: Supports Dreamers against deportation.
    Travis Allen: Sanctuary cities protect criminals.
    Gavin Newsom: Sanctuary cities build trust.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Latino heritage is part of our American heritage.
    John Chiang: Muslim immigration ban forsakes American values.
    John Chiang: Chinese Exclusion Act wrong then; Muslim exclusion wrong now.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Union organizer but disagrees with teachers unions.
Principles & Values
    Gavin Newsom: Strict separation of church and state.
Social Security
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Safeguard the hard-earned pensions of employees.
Tax Reform
    Travis Allen: California must cut taxes.
    Gavin Newsom: Supports tax hikes for public good.
    John Chiang: More private money for high-speed rail project.
    John Cox: High-speed rail project is corrupt; ax it.
    Travis Allen: High-speed rail project is corrupt; ax it.
    Travis Allen: Fix roads with existing funds, not new taxes.

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  • John Chiang California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • John Cox California Republican candidate for California Governor
  • Steve Farley Arizona Democratic candidate for Arizona Governor
  • Travis Allen California Republican candidate for California Governor

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