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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)
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)
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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2023 Louisiana Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2023 LA Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Buddy Roemer (1) Republican (Former LA Governor)
  • Jeff Landry (16) Louisiana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • John Schroder (12) Louisiana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mitch Landrieu (5) Louisiana Potential 2023 candidate for governor
  • Sharon Hewitt (14) Louisiana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Shawn Wilson (14) Louisiana Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Louisiana 2023 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune, "Candidates clash on insurance, LGBTQ+ issues at Louisiana governor's race debate," by Tyler Bridges and James Finn, Sep 28, 2023, (Link)
  • Louisiana Radio Network, "Marijuana Policy Project releases voter guide to educate citizens on where candidates stand on cannabis issues," by Jeff Palermo, Sep 19, 2023, (Link)
  • Louisiana Radio Network, "Candidates for governor weigh in on abortion and if voters should have final say on the issue," by Brooke Thorington, Sep 10, 2023 , (Link)
  • Baton Rouge Proud, "Race for Governor, Shawn Wilson: Only Democrat looks to fight through partisanship," by Shannon Heckt, Sep 1, 2023, (Link)
  • Baton Rouge Proud, "Race for Governor, John Schroder: Louisiana needs a CEO with experience to tackle budget, education, crime," by Shannon Heckt, Aug 28, 2023, (Link)
  • Baton Rouge Proud, "Race for Governor, Sharon Hewitt: Only woman candidate says engineering skills will help Louisiana," by Shannon Heckt, Aug 14, 2023, (Link)
  • WWNO 89.9 FM, "Where the 7 gubernatorial candidates stand on Louisiana issues," by Molly Ryan, August 7, 2023, (Link)
  • Louisiana Illuminator, "Louisiana governor candidates pressed for stances at PAR forum," by Greg Larose, April 27, 2023, (Link)
  • Louisiana Illuminator, "On abortion, Democratic candidate Shawn Wilson is to the left of recent Louisiana governors," by Julie O'Donoghue, March 14, 2023, (Link)
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune NOLA.com, "Ex-highway chief Shawn Wilson is 1st Democrat in governor's race: 'I'm a bridge builder'," by Tyler Bridges, Mar 6, 2023, (Link)
  • Bossier Press-Tribune, "Shawn Wilson Announces Campaign for Governor," March 6, 2023, (Link)
  • 2023_LA_Gov: Twitter postings by Brandon Presley, @BrandonPresley, Feb. 20 to March 1, 2023, (Link)
  • Louisiana Radio Network, "AG rules doctors can recommend medical marijuana via telemedicine visit," by Brooke Thorington, Jan 9, 2023, (Link)
  • The Advocate, "Inside John Schroder's 'crusade' against ESG: National groups, Fox News and former Trump pick," by Sam Karlin, Dec 5, 2022, (Link)
  • AASHTO Journal (American Associations of State Highway and Transportation Officials), "Louisiana DOTD's Wilson: 'Remain Committed To Equity'," November 10, 2022, (Link)
  • Minden Press-Herald, "Biden's Latest Disastrous Immigration Policy: Attorney General Jeff Landry Fights Back, Apr 29, 2022, (Link)
  • Bossier Press-Tribune, "AG Jeff Landry Leads 25-State Coalition Against Biden's Continued Attack on American Energy," February 28, 2022, (Link)
  • Louisiana Illuminator, "Louisiana bond commission pulls bank from refinancing deal over gun policy," by Julie O'Donoghue, November 18, 2021, (Link)
  • Press release, "ACLU of Louisiana Condemns Attorney General Landry for Attacking LGBTQ Rights at the U.S. Supreme Court," August 30, 2019, (Link)
  • Bayou Brief, "State Sen. Sharon Hewitt Deceptively Edits Video Testimony to Smear Medicaid Recipients," by Lamar White, Jr., May 2, 2018, (Link)
  • The Times-Picayune (NOLA.com), "'We will get prayer back in our schools,' Attorney General Jeff Landry says," by Julia O'Donoghue, Sept 23, 2017, (Link)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Buddy Roemer: Vetoed abortion bill because no exception for rape & incest.
    Mitch Landrieu: Opposed anti-abortion measure including criminal prosecution.
    Shawn Wilson: Personally opposes but won't impose his beliefs on others.
    Jeff Landry: A fearless champion for Louisiana's right-to-life laws.
    John Schroder: Opposes state ballot initiative to override abortion ban.
    Sharon Hewitt: A leader in passing the state's strict abortion ban.
    Shawn Wilson: Study impact of abortion laws on our medical schools.
Budget & Economy
    Shawn Wilson: Made the largest infrastructure investment in state history.
    John Schroder: State government should operate based on what it can afford.
    Sharon Hewitt: One of the best ways to ignite the economy is build things.
    Shawn Wilson: Fully fund "Insure Louisiana Incentive Fund" .
Civil Rights
    Mitch Landrieu: First Louisiana big city mayor to support same-sex marriage.
    Jeff Landry: Supports Supreme Court case over firing of LGBTQ employees .
    John Schroder: If legislature approves anti-LGBTQ laws, he would sign them.
    Sharon Hewitt: Supported the state's version of the Don't Say Gay bill.
    Shawn Wilson: Supported veto of state's Don't Say Gay bill.
    Jeff Landry: Will work to hold predatory insurance companies accountable.
    John Schroder: Against financial firms investing on governance strategies.
    Jeff Landry: Real leaders need to step in against mayors & "woke" DA's.
    John Schroder: Close loopholes that allow violent criminals to walk free.
    Sharon Hewitt: Establish Truth in Sentencing task force to clarify process.
    Shawn Wilson: Continue common-sense reforms that reduce crime & recidivism.
    Jeff Landry: Allows recommending marijuana via telemedicine visit.
    Sharon Hewitt: Greatly increase the penalties for fentanyl dealers .
    Sharon Hewitt: Received F from Marijuana Policy Project, against legalizing.
    Shawn Wilson: Act urgently to deal with out-of-control opioid addiction.
    Jeff Landry: Throwing more money at a broken system is not the answer.
    John Schroder: Reform public education to ensure control is at local level.
    Sharon Hewitt: Curriculum should focus on education not indoctrination.
    Shawn Wilson: Expand access to high-quality early care and education.
Energy & Oil
    Jeff Landry: Fighting to unleash Louisiana's oil and gas production.
    John Schroder: Allow oil and gas sectors to lead the energy transformation.
    Sharon Hewitt: Support traditional fossil fuels while diversifying energy.
    Shawn Wilson: Louisiana can become the supply chain for renewable energy .
Government Reform
    Jeff Landry: Over-regulation imposes hefty costs upon small businesses.
    Jeff Landry: It is not the government's job to entice people to vote.
    John Schroder: Remove regulatory barriers keeping businesses from growing.
    John Schroder: Demand transparency in all government activity.
    Sharon Hewitt: We need LESS government in our lives, not more.
    Sharon Hewitt: Led discriminatory Congressional redistricting effort.
Gun Control
    Shawn Wilson: Gun owner, favor s universal background checks .
    Jeff Landry: Tireless advocate for our constitutional right to bear arms.
    John Schroder: Will only do business with banks that support gun rights.
    Sharon Hewitt: I support the right of citizens to carry a concealed gun.
Health Care
    Jeff Landry: Fought mandatory COVID vaccines for schoolchildren.
    John Schroder: Would not commit to retaining expanded Medicaid coverage.
    Sharon Hewitt: Can't pay for Medicaid for those not meeting requirements.
    Shawn Wilson: Preserve Medicaid expansion; strengthen Medicaid services.
    Mitch Landrieu: Backs police policy of not questioning immigration status.
    Jeff Landry: Biden prioritizes non-citizens over American citizens.
    Shawn Wilson: Urged staying committed to diversity, equity, inclusion.
Principles & Values
    Mitch Landrieu: Called for removal of Confederate monuments in Louisiana.
    Shawn Wilson: A man of faith: served as tither and church trustee.
    Jeff Landry: High time for the Biden Administration to put America first.
    Jeff Landry: We are winning and we will get God back into this country.
    Sharon Hewitt: Together I know that we can put Louisiana first!
Tax Reform
    Jeff Landry: Your family should keep more of your hard-earned money.
    John Schroder: Reduce high state tax rates, return more cash to Louisianans.
    Sharon Hewitt: Simplify tax system on the way to zero state income tax.
    Shawn Wilson: Expand refundable child and early childhood tax credits.
    Mitch Landrieu: Biden's senior advisor to coordinate infrastructure law.
    Jeff Landry: Inability to access the internet is a growing problem.

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  • Buddy Roemer Republican (Former LA Governor)
  • Jeff Landry Louisiana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • John Schroder Louisiana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mitch Landrieu Louisiana Potential 2023 candidate for governor
  • Sharon Hewitt Louisiana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Shawn Wilson Louisiana Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger

The above quotations are from 2023 Louisiana Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage. Next election 2023; contenders:
LA 2023 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Biden Adviser Cedric Richmond(? D)
vs.former Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu(? D)
vs.Senator John Neely Kennedy(? R)
vs.Senator Bill Cassidy(? R)
Past gubernatorial races:
2019 Louisiana gubernatorial debate:
John Bel Edwards(D)
vs.Ralph Abraham(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2015 Louisiana Gubernatorial debates:
House Minority Leader John Bel Edwards (D, won)
Senator David Vitter (R, lost runoff)
Secretary of State Jay Dardenne (R, lost Oct. 2015 primary)

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