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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)

Book Reviews

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News coverage of 2018 House elections


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    2018 House race news coverage:
  • MO-4: White House press release, "Support For President Donald J. Trump's Actions On Trade," May 21, 2019
  • WI-6: Lake Geneva News, "Congressman Bryan Steil fields Lake Geneva questions," March 20 2019
  • NC-3: Raleigh News-Observer, "Walter Jones, dead at 76; worked to atone for his Iraq war vote," by Brian Murphy, Feb. 10, 2019
  • MS-3: Fox News, "Trump's border wall would stop deadly drugs from entering our country," by Michael Guest, 2/19/2019
  • IA-4: Politico.com, "Trio of Republicans face life in exile," by Melanie Zanona 02/04/2019
  • IA-4: Huffington Post, "GOP Strips Rep. Steve King Of All Committee Assignments Over White Supremacist Views", by Nick Visser, 1/14/2019
  • NC-9: CNN.com, "Emergency congressional hearing on potential fraud in NC House race," by E.Bradner, A.Levy, D.Griffin, C.Devine & K.Toropin, Dec. 5, 2018
  • MS-3: Meridian Star, "Congressman-elect Michael Guest sets priorities: Farmers, infrastructure, healthcare, immigration," by Whitney Downard, 11/9/2018
  • GA-6: Hollywood Reporter, "Gillibrand Talks 'Infuriating' Inaction on Gun Control," by Katie Kilkenny & Hilary Lewis, Nov. 08, 2018
  • NC-9: Raleigh News & Observer, "Did Mark Harris really say he'd cut Social Security?", by Paul Specht, 11/1/2018
  • IL-4: Chicago Sun-Times, “4th Congressional District Democratic nominee: Jesus Chuy Garcia”, Nov. 2018
  • WI-1: Fox-6-Now, "5 takeaways from debate between candidates," Ben Handelman, Oct. 24, 2018
  • WI-6: Wisconsin Public Radio, "Steil Promises To Protect Medicare, Social Security," by Elizabeth Dohms, October 23, 2018
  • IN-4: Kokomo Perspective, “Indiana's 4th Congressional District : Jim Baird vs Tobi Beck,” October 22, 2018
  • NM-1: Albuquerque Journal, "1st Congressional District candidate Debra Haaland," 10/20/2018
  • MD-6: Hagerstown Herald-Mail, “General Election Q&A with David Trone,” October 18, 2018
  • SD-0: Argus-Leader, “Editorial: Dusty Johnson deserves chance to bring vision to Congress,” October 12, 2018
  • SD-0: Argus-Leader, “Here's where South Dakota's U.S. congressional candidates stand on key issues,” by Dana Ferguson, October 1, 2018
  • IL-4: Chicago Tribune, “Editorial Board Questionnaires,” October 2018
  • WI-1: Journal-Times, "Steil weighs in on health care, taxes, immigration," by Ricardo Torres, Sep 7, 2018
  • MA-7: The Daily Beast, "Ayanna Pressley Ousts 20-Year Incumbent Michael Capuano in Massachusetts Primary Shocker," by Gideon Resnick, 09.04.18
  • NM-1: NMPoliticalReport.com, "Candidate Q&A: Deb Haaland," by Margaret Wright, August 28, 2018
  • MA-7: WGBH 89.7 FM Radio, "Capuano, Pressley Offer Differences In Final Congressional Debate," by Antonio Caban, August 15, 2018
  • OH-12: This Week Community News, "Troy Balderson responds to the Dispatch Voters Guide," August 6, 2018
  • IA-1: Atlantic Magazine, "For Abby Finkenauer, authenticity is everything," by Elaine Godfrey, July 29, 2018
  • Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), "FCX Rock'N Voters,", 7/2/2018
  • NM-1: The Story Exchange, "Haaland and a Millionaire Have the Same Two Cents on Tax Reform," by Carly LeMoine, June 26, 2018
  • MS-3: Clarion Ledger, "Michael Guest, Whit Hughes; what's the difference?" by Geoff Pender, 6/22/2018
  • MA-7: Lowell Sun, "Candidates agree on need for a multilateral, global partnership," by Chris Lisinski, June 6, 2018
  • SD-0: South Dakota Public Broadcasting, “Dusty Johnson and His Candidacy for US House,” by Heather Benson, June 4, 2018
  • SD-0: Rapid City Journal, “U.S. House candidate profiles: Dusty Johnson,” by Bob Mercer, June 3, 2018
  • IA-3: Des Moines Register, "In Final Debate, 3rd District Democrats offer some new ideas", by William Petroski, 5/31/2018
  • MS-3: Jackson Free Press, "Candidate Questionnaire: Michael Guest," 5/30/2018
  • IA-3: Bleeding Heartland, "The Case for each Democrat running for Congress in IA-03", 5/17/2018
  • ND-0: Grand Forks Herald, "Trade war would kill North Dakota's soybean industry," by April Baumgarten, 5/16/2018
  • IA-3: Des Moines Register, "Three Takeaways on Cindy Axne", Author: William Petroski, Written: 5/1/2018
  • AZ-8: Glendale Star, "Lesko and Tipirneni share political views,"by Carolyn Dryer, 4/19/18
  • AZ-8: The Arizona Republic, "Lesko, Tipirneni contrast views in final CD8 joint appearance," by Ronald J. Hanson, 4/12/18
  • IL-4: Windy City Media, “U.S. Rep. 4th District candidate Jesus Chuy Garcia: his experience,” by Matt Simonette, March 18, 2018
  • MA-3: Lowell Sun, "Trahan releases plan to fight for women," by Chris Lisinski, March 2, 2018
  • IN-4: Kokomo Perspective, “Baird talks budget, immigration, common sense,” by Devin Zimmerman, February 24, 2018
  • GA-5: CNBC, "Mnuchin asks Congress 'to look at' gun violence after shooting", by Jacob Pramuk, 2/15/2018
  • MS-3: The Marshall Project, "Mississippi Moonlighting, Congressional hopeful, district attorney, debt collector," by Nicole Lewis, 2/7/2018
  • AZ-8: The Arizona Republic, "Here's Where West Valley Candidates Stand on Climate Change," by Joshua Bowling, 1/30/2018
  • IN-4: Times-Sentinel, “Congress hopeful Baird stops in Lebanon,” by Leeann Doerflein, December 6, 2017
  • SD-0: Dakota War College, “Dusty Johnson gets specific on abortion position,” by Pat Powers, November 26, 2017
  • IL-4: WTTW News, ”Chuy Garcia, Sole Cook County Commissioner, Iffy on Budget,” by Amanda Vinicky, November 17, 2017
  • SC-1: WCBD Count-On-2 NBC News, "Joe Cunningham: tax hike will hurt middle class families in the Lowcountry", by Shawn Cabbagestalk, 11/16/2017
  • KY-6: Bloomberg News, "Amy McGrath Has a Bracing Message for America," by Francis Wilkinson, 10/31/17
  • TN-4: The Tennessean, "Trump's decision makes transgender people 'an enemy of the state'," by Jake Lowary and Jessica Bliss, 7/26/17
  • MA-7: WGBH 89.7 FM Radio, "Ayanna Pressley Is Pushing For Equity in Marijuana Licensing," by Christina Beiene, 7/9/2017
  • SD-0: Mitchell Republic, “Gov. Daugaard will endorse Dusty Johnson for U.S. House,” by Evan Hendershot, January 12, 2017
  • ND-0: Billings Gazette, " North Dakota rejects changes to reflect gay marriage ruling," by James MacPherson, 1/10/2017
  • IL-4: Chicago Tribune, “How to save our city,” by Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, March 13, 2015
  • MI-3: Mother Jones magazine, "Will GOP Rebel Justin Amash Bring Down the NSA?", by Tim Murphy, 11/30/2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Michael Guest: Affirms dedication to pro-life policy; joins pro-life caucus.
    David Trone: Fight for women's right to choose; he's 100% pro-choice.
    Chris Pappas: Keep Planned Parenthood centers funded.
    Deb Haaland: Backs women's right to make their own reproductive decisions.
    Kevin Hern: All life is sacred and begins at conception.
    Max Rose: Continue to fund Planned Parenthood.
    Steve Watkins: Signed the National Right To Life Pledge.
    Ben Cline: Life begins at conception.
    Carol Miller: Life begins at conception; never allow abortion.
    Chip Roy: Life begins at conception; don't fund Planned Parenthood.
    Greg Steube: Life begins at conception; exception only for maternal life.
    Jim Baird: Protect life at conception; only exception is maternal life.
    John Rose: Life begins at conception; don't fund Planned Parenthood.
    Kevin Hern: Life begins at conception; abortion only for maternal life.
    Mark E. Green: Protect unborn except when maternal life at risk.
    Mark Harris: Life begins at conception; no exceptions on taking life.
    Michael Waltz: Life begins at conception; only exception is maternal life.
    Pete Stauber: Life begins at conception.
    Ron Wright: Life begins at conception; never allow abortion.
    Ross Spano: Life begins at conception; exception only for maternal life.
    Russ Fulcher: Life begins at conception; adoption instead of abortion.
    Steve Watkins: Protect life from conception, except for rape & incest.
    Ayanna Pressley: Abortion is a woman's right.
    Debbie Lesko: Life begins at conception and must be protected.
    Jim Baird: Right to life is fundamental & sacred; defending the unborn.
    Lori Trahan: Guaranteed access to abortion; give women full choices.
    Sylvia Garcia: A woman's choice should not be decided by politicians.
    Veronica Escobar: Reproductive freedom means option to all options.
    Dusty Johnson: Pro-life; taxpayer dollars should not fund abortions.
    Amy McGrath: 100% pro-choice; it is a woman's right to choose.
Budget & Economy
    Andy Martin: Eliminate deficit spending.
    Dusty Johnson: Supports the tax cut but wants to stop debt from growing.
    Kevin Hern: Reduce business regulations; economic growth will follow.
    Lauren Underwood: Investment in local infrastructure and small businesses.
    Lori Trahan: Restore economic fairness to all, not just those at top.
    Troy Balderson: Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.
    Troy Balderson: Close Ohio's $8 billion budget deficit without raising taxes.
    Carol Miller: Pass a balanced budget amendment to U.S. Constitution.
    Greg Steube: Pass a balanced budget; then promote free market.
    Jim Baird: Pass balanced budget; cut red tape; reduce regulations.
    Kevin Hern: Pass a balanced budget; then cut spending.
    Mark E. Green: Pass a balanced budget then get out of the way.
    Mark Harris: Pass a balanced budget; ensure competition to drive growth.
    Mark Harris: Public/private partnerships to bring economic development.
    Michael Waltz: Pass a balanced budget; focus on limited government.
    Ron Wright: Pass a balanced budget then get out of the way.
    Ross Spano: Pass a balanced budget, then low taxes & low regulations.
    Russ Fulcher: Pass a balanced budget; then ensure open market.
    Russ Fulcher: Passing $21T in debt to our children is irresponsible.
    Steve Watkins: Pass a balanced budget; preserve capitalism & free market.
    Ayanna Pressley: Federal projects can spur economic growth.
    Jim Baird: A balanced budget is possible; cut government spending.
    Jim Baird: Supports GOP principles of small government & lean spending.
    Chuy Garcia: Budget shouldn't be based solely on cuts.
    Justin Amash: Wants major cuts of government programs.
Civil Rights
    Republican Party: Remove Rep. from committees for "white supremacist" comments.
    Rashida Tlaib: Will propose new Civil Rights Act, Justice for All.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Inspired by 2017 Women's March to run for Congress.
    Deb Haaland: Justice, dignity and safety for all the marginalized.
    Dusty Johnson: Our Constitution is a pillar of American exceptionalism.
    Kevin Hern: Marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman.
    Lori Trahan: Close the pay gap: give women equal pay for equal work.
    Steve Watkins: Sexual misconduct allegations are "destruction politics".
    Ayanna Pressley: I support the cause & tactic of NFL players taking a knee.
    Michael Capuano: NFL players taking a knee is divisive, but I support protest.
    Rashida Tlaib: Title IX creates incentives to ignore gender discrimination.
    Ayanna Pressley: The LGBTQ community should be treated as equals.
    Chuy Garcia: Strong history of supporting & protecting LGBT community.
    Amy McGrath: Agrees with Supreme Court upholding same sex marriage.
Corporations
    David Trone: Repeal the GOP tax cut given to big corporations.
    Abby Finkenauer: Oppose massive corporate giveaways to out-of-state companies.
    Bryan Steil: Reduce government red tape & its influence on business.
    Chris Pappas: Look out for the middle class and mainstream businesses.
    Deb Haaland: A society where all get an equal shot starts with tax reform.
    Denver Riggleman: Limit use of eminent domain, to protect private property.
    Elaine Luria: Expand opportunity and potential of small businesses.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Support small businesses; foster innovation.
    Dino Rossi: Small business tax cuts lead to good-paying jobs.
    Kevin Hern: I am a job creator; I employ over 700 Oklahomans.
    Mark E. Green: Big government kills small businesses.
    Mark Harris: Continue to lower corporate tax rates.
    Russ Fulcher: Simpler, lower taxes for small businesses.
    Steve Watkins: Encourage corporations to keep jobs within our nation.
    Ayanna Pressley: No one on Wall Street is bigger than the law.
Crime
    David Trone: History of working with ACLU to help reform justice system.
    Carol Miller: Supports the death penalty.
    David Trone: Criminal justice system discriminates against minorities.
    Greg Steube: Supports the death penalty.
    Jim Baird: Supports the death penalty.
    Kevin Hern: Supports the death penalty.
    Mark E. Green: Supports the death penalty.
    Mark Harris: Supports the death penalty.
    Michael Waltz: Supports the death penalty.
    Ron Wright: Supports the death penalty.
    Ross Spano: Supports the death penalty.
    Russ Fulcher: Supports the death penalty.
    Steve Watkins: Supports the death penalty.
    Ayanna Pressley: Supports message & action of NFL players kneeling in protest.
    Michael Capuano: Supports message but not action of NFL players kneeling.
    Ayanna Pressley: High minority incarceration rate is modern day slavery.
    Michael Capuano: Criminal justice system is institutional racism.
    Michael Guest: Involved with Court debt collecting company.
Drugs
    Abigail Spanberger: Remove marijuana from federal Controlled Substances list.
    Bryan Steil: Research & analyze marijuana before decriminalizing.
    Michael Guest: Prosecuted drug dealers and tried to stop flow of drugs.
    David Trone: We can't accept government's response to fight opioid crisis.
    Deb Haaland: Addiction counseling/treatment centers need full funding.
    Lori Trahan: Substance abuse culture must change: promote rehabilitation.
    David Trone: Every day we don't act on opioid crisis, more people die.
    Troy Balderson: More financial resources to treat the addicted.
    Amy Mcgrath: Medical marijuana can help PTSD and addiction.
    Debbie Lesko: Legalization of pot will only hurt our children.
    Cindy Axne: Supports decriminalization, not necessarily legalization.
    Ben Cline: Medicinal marijuana is better alternative to opioids.
    Jim Baird: Work with stakeholders to create drug treatment tactics.
    Ayanna Pressley: When pot is legalized, licensing needs to be fair.
Education
    Bryan Steil: U. Wisc. Board should address technical skills gap.
    Cindy Axne: All-day kindergarten for ALL kids, not just the lucky half.
    Jahana Hayes: Advocate for college accessibility and more career readiness.
    Cindy Axne: Invest in STEM in schools, then trade schools OR college.
    David Trone: Recruit, train, and retain high quality teachers.
    Chuy Garcia: Non-discriminatory funding for schools; low cost college.
    Angie Craig: Career-training program as alternative to college.
    Bryan Steil: Reduce federal government involvement in education.
    Colin Allred: Quality education for all children.
    Deb Haaland: Calls for big, smart investments in public education now.
    Haley Stevens: Tuition-free community college & union-led apprenticeships.
    Jeff Van Drew: Supports college affordability via bipartisan common ground.
    Lori Trahan: High quality public education is key to our economic future.
    Carol Miller: No tuition-free public college.
    Greg Steube: No tuition-free public college.
    Jim Baird: No tuition-free public college.
    Kevin Hern: No tuition-free public college.
    Mark E. Green: No tuition-free public college.
    Mark Harris: No tuition-free public college.
    Michael Waltz: No tuition-free public college.
    Ron Wright: No tuition-free public college.
    Ross Spano: No tuition-free public college.
    Russ Fulcher: No tuition-free public college.
    Steve Watkins: No tuition-free public college.
    Ayanna Pressley: Debt free college should be available for all.
    Cindy Axne: Education shouldn't be based in a lottery system.
Energy & Oil
    David Trone: Renewable solar energy is proven source; continue investment.
    Bryan Steil: Climate change is real; negotiate with India & China.
    Deb Haaland: Lead the way into renewable energy era, solar and wind.
    Chuy Garcia: Backs Clean Energy plan and investment in alternate sources.
    Carol Miller: Pro-coal and pro-Trump through and through.
    Donna Shalala: Climate change is a planetary challenge.
    Lori Trahan: Supports alternative energy source with no barriers to entry.
    Sean Casten: I support clean energy; they threaten science.
    Sharice Davids: Tax incentives to promote wind energy.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Climate change is one of biggest national security threats.
    Carol Miller: Expand our oil, coal, and natural gas production.
    David Trone: Invest in green technology to fight climate change.
    Debra Haaland: Climate change is #1 issue facing the world today.
    Greg Stanton: Invest more federal dollars into solar and wind.
    Greg Steube: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
    Jim Baird: Additional regulations needed to prevent climate change.
    Kevin Hern: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
    Lori Trahan: Invest in renewables; return to Paris Agreement.
    Mark E. Green: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
    Mark Harris: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
    Michael Waltz: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
    Ron Wright: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
    Ross Spano: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
    Russ Fulcher: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
    Russ Fulcher: Supports growing energy sector.
    Steve Watkins: Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility.
    Amy Mcgrath: Invest in renewable energy.
    Amy Mcgrath: Climate change is a fact we can no longer deny.
    Ayanna Pressley: We need to encourage renewable energy.
    Cindy Axne: Proponent of renewable energy investment and prioritization.
    Debbie Lesko: Most of global warming is not caused by humans.
Environment
    Jahana Hayes: Pro-actively protect natural assets, waterways, & open space.
    Andy Kim: Stop gutting the EPA.
    David Trone: Against proposal to cut EPA budget by $2.5B.
    Chuy Garcia: Looking backward for answers on environment won't work.
    Deb Haaland: Fight for access to clean water, air, and housing.
    Lori Trahan: Hold responsible those who pollute the biosphere.
    Kelly Armstrong: Designating "special places" is same as EPA over-regulation.
    Russ Fulcher: Transfer federal lands in Idaho to state & locals.
    Xochitl Torres Small: Keep public lands in federal control, so protect those lands.
    Ayanna Pressley: Empower the EPA; strengthen clean air & water laws.
    William Timmons: Develop alternative forms of energy such as solar and wind.
    Sylvia Garcia: Garcia consistently defended clean air and water in Texas.
    Sylvia Garcia: Must be proactive to ensure safe drinking water for children.
Families & Children
    Chrissy Houlahan: Voted for more resources for domestic violence victims.
    David Trone: Supports the Childcare for Working Families Act.
    Jahana Hayes: Supports gay marriage & equal constitutional rights.
    Deb Haaland: National 6-months paid family leave program.
    Kevin Hern: Fight to defend conservative family values.
    Lori Trahan: Put working/middle class families first, not corporations.
    Lori Trahan: Pass paid family leave and make it gender-neutral.
    Mikie Sherrill: Supports gay marriage.
    Mikie Sherrill: Supports gender-based pay regulations.
    Mikie Sherrill: Supports abortion rights.
    Ben Cline: Let businesses & groups act on their beliefs about marriage.
    Carol Miller: Let businesses & groups act on their beliefs about marriage.
    Greg Steube: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
    Jim Baird: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
    Kevin Hern: Marriages are sacrament between one man and one woman.
    Mark E. Green: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
    Mark Harris: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
    Michael Waltz: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
    Ron Wright: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
    Ross Spano: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
    Russ Fulcher: Marriages are one-man-one-woman; so are bathrooms.
    Steve Watkins: Marriage is one-man-one-woman; let businesses act on that.
    Ayanna Pressley: Paid family leave is a necessity.
Foreign Policy
    Carol Miller: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Greg Steube: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Jim Baird: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Kevin Hern: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Mark E. Green: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Mark Harris: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Michael Waltz: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Ron Wright: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Ross Spano: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Russ Fulcher: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Steve Watkins: Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations.
    Amy Mcgrath: America's role in the world is that of a unique leader.
    Lori Trahan: America must go back to being a leader; work with our allies.
Free Trade
    Vicky Hartzler: Supports lifting steel & aluminum tariffs.
    Andy Levin: Need trade policy to support workers, planet, not free trade.
    David Trone: Grow economy through fair trade agreements, not trade war.
    Antonio Delgado: Opposes outsourcing and unbeneficial trade agreements.
    Carol Miller: America first: End trade deals that send jobs overseas.
    Dino Rossi: Opposed to tariffs; strengthen trade with allies.
    Greg Stanton: Bolstering export-based trade solved Great Recession.
    Joe Neguse: Trade wars punish U.S. exporters & trickle down to consumers.
    Kim Schrier: Labor & environmental standards: fair trade, not free trade.
    Debbie Lesko: Free trade needs to be fair trade.
    Debbie Lesko: Investment in education should be done locally.
    Michael Guest: Believer in free trade, but supports circumstantial tariffs.
    Amy McGrath: No reason for tariffs against NATO allies.
    Cindy Axne: ND soybean farmers need open trade with China, not tariffs.
Government Reform
    Andy Levin: Supports election reform & overturning Citizens United.
    Gerry Connolly: Investigate election fraud in NC-9 district race.
    Andy Kim: Disapproves of partisan redistricting and voter suppression.
    Andy Martin: Term limits on members of congress & federal judges.
    David Trone: Citizen's United must be overturned; we need transparency.
    Conor Lamb: Does not accept contributions from corporate PACs.
    Dean Phillips: Doesn't accept money from federal lobbyists or PACs.
    Deb Haaland: Won't take PAC money; will fight to overturn Citizens United.
    Deb Haaland: Fight for government transparency and accountability.
    Dusty Johnson: End out-of-control bureaucracies that rule by regulation.
    Elissa Slotkin: Doesn't accept corporate contributions to her campaign.
    Kevin Hern: Put an end to the typical behaviors of career politicians.
    Lori Trahan: Ambitious campaign finance and voting reform plan.
    Pete Stauber: Rightsize the federal government via less spending.
    Ben McAdams: End Citizens United: disallow corporate money in politics.
    Ed Case: Enact far-reaching campaign spending & lobbying reforms.
    Jim Baird: End the political class' grip on power in Washington.
    Joe Neguse: Ensure every voter's voice, despite Russian interference.
    Kendra Horn: Matching grants to expand early voting opportunities.
    Mark Harris: Sanctity of ballot box is essential; Federal guidelines ok.
    Mark Harris: More disclosure & less regulation of campaign finance.
    Amy Mcgrath: Decisions like Citizens United hurt America.
    Chuy Garcia: Implement financial and performance audits.
Gun Control
    Jahana Hayes: Constituents want gun control, and Hayes will work on it.
    Lucy McBath: Son was killed as a result of gun violence.
    David Trone: Work with both parties to pass common sense gun control.
    Chuy Garcia: Controls on guns are in the bounds of Constitution.
    Dusty Johnson: Funding for mental health services to lower gun violence.
    Carol Miller: Pro-Second Amendment and pro-Trump through and through.
    Deb Haaland: We need 100% background checks, & close gun show loophole.
    Denver Riggleman: Enforce constitutional rules on Second Amendment.
    Jason Crow: People demand action now, not NRA donations.
    Jennifer Wexton: Mandatory background checks on gun purchases.
    Kevin Hern: Pro 2nd Amendment; fight for gun rights for everyone.
    Lori Trahan: Comprehensive background checks; no concealed carry.
    Pete Stauber: Never concerned about a law-abiding citizen with a handgun.
    Steve Watkins: Firm believer in the Second Amendment.
    Troy Balderson: Strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment; high ratings from NRA.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: More background checks; end ban on gun violence research.
    Ben McAdams: Ban bump stocks; close the gun show/internet loopholes.
    Carol Miller: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Debra Haaland: Ban assault weapons; we need national buy-back program.
    Greg Steube: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Jim Baird: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    John Rose: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Kevin Hern: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Lori Trahan: Common-sense gun reform; ban assault weapons.
    Mark E. Green: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Mark Harris: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Mark Harris: Outcry for gun laws is misguided & won't reduce gun violence.
    Michael Waltz: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Ron Wright: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Ross Spano: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Russ Fulcher: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Steve Watkins: More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety.
    Xochitl Torres Small: Common sense gun laws like universal background checks.
    Amy Mcgrath: Gun regulation is a necessity.
    Ayanna Pressley: Gun control needs to be implemented now.
    Debbie Lesko: The second amendment provides an essential right.
    John Lewis: Set aside federal funds to address gun violence.
Health Care
    Bryan Steil: Protect individuals with pre-existing conditions.
    Cindy Axne: Protect Medicare Advantage program for Iowa seniors.
    Mark E. Green: Vaccines may be causing autism; CDC mismanaged data.
    Chuy Garcia: Supports single-payer system, based on Medicare.
    David Trone: Close Medicaid coverage gap and expand it into all 50 states.
    Jim Baird: ObamaCare needs reform and conservative approach.
    Dusty Johnson: Give states access to waivers; test out healthcare models.
    Antonio Delgado: Universal healthcare coverage through a public option.
    Chris Pappas: Expand Medicaid, Medicare, and ObamaCare.
    Dean Phillips: Offer Medicare as a public option.
    Deb Haaland: We need Medicare for All, a national public health insurance.
    Donna Shalala: Implemented CHIP (child healthcare) as Clinton's HHS Sec'y.
    Elissa Slotkin: Support ObamaCare's coverage of pre-existing conditions.
    Haley Stevens: Add public insurance option to ObamaCare.
    Jason Crow: Supports universal healthcare and affordable housing.
    Jennifer Wexton: Healthcare is a right; supports expanding Medicaid.
    Joe Cunningham: Negotiate with drug companies to lower Rx prices.
    Kevin Hern: Replace ObamaCare with free-market driven healthcare.
    Lauren Underwood: Every family has a right to quality, affordable healthcare.
    Lori Trahan: Defend & expand ObamaCare; as a right, not a privilege.
    Max Rose: Public option with all-payer rate-setting nationwide.
    Mikie Sherrill: Congress should stop efforts to repeal Obamacare.
    Pete Stauber: ObamaCare was a disaster.
    Sharice Davids: Expand Medicaid; enable Medicare to negotiate drug prices.
    Steven Horsford: Counter Trump and GOP healthcare policies.
    Troy Balderson: Repeal and replace ObamaCare, once and for all.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Expand eligibility for individuals to buy into Medicare.
    Ben McAdams: Fix problems with ObamaCare; protect Medicare and CHIP.
    Carol Miller: Repeal ObamaCare and eliminate the bureaucracy.
    David Trone: ObamaCare made progress; now expand to all.
    Debra Haaland: Fight Big Pharma for cheaper prescription drugs.
    Dino Rossi: Replace ObamaCare with more competition in the marketplace.
    Greg Stanton: Expand ObamaCare and access to quality and affordable.
    Greg Steube: Health insurance via free market, not via government.
    Jim Baird: Repeal ObamaCare & replace with free market driven system.
    Joe Neguse: Fix ObamaCare, then champion Medicare-for-All.
    Kevin Hern: We must repeal ObamaCare; more HSAs and elf-insurance.
    Kim Schrier: Restore ObamaCare reinsurance; then Medicare-for-All.
    Mark E. Green: Repeal ObamaCare; put back free market principles.
    Mark Harris: Market-based and patient driven reform.
    Mark Harris: Health insurance is not a government responsibility.
    Mark Harris: More prevention; avoid using emergency room for primary care.
    Michael Waltz: Health insurance is not a government responsibility.
    Michael Waltz: Health insurance is not a government responsibility.
    Ron Wright: Health insurance across state lines, not from Washington.
    Ross Spano: Insurance across state lines & via business associations.
    Russ Fulcher: Health insurance is not a government responsibility.
    Russ Fulcher: Choice & competition instead of ObamaCare mandates.
    Steve Watkins: Health insurance via true free-market approach.
    Xochitl Torres Small: Make affordable healthcare accessible to everyone.
    Amy Mcgrath: ObamaCare has taken the US a step in the right direction.
    Ayanna Pressley: Obamacare should be further implemented.
    Debbie Lesko: Obamacare is not the answer.
Homeland Security
    Walter Beaman Jones: Coined "freedom fries" for Iraq War; but later opposed war.
    David Trone: Veterans deserve aid; empty thank you's aren't helping them.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Reform the VA to improve care for veterans.
    Deb Haaland: The Veterans deserve good health care and help finding jobs.
    Dusty Johnson: Advocate for veterans; keep promises to heroes.
    Elaine Luria: Navy vet to represent district with largest navy base.
    Tom Malinowski: Opposed Bush administration's policy allowing torture.
    Troy Balderson: Veterans owed care, support and services on their return.
    Carol Miller: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Greg Steube: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Jim Baird: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Kevin Hern: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Mark E. Green: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Mark Harris: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Michael Waltz: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Ron Wright: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Ross Spano: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Russ Fulcher: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Steve Watkins: Peace maintained via a strong military.
    Debbie Lesko: The military should have the best equipment around.
    Jim Baird: Helped create Indiana Military Veteran Legislative Day.
    Scott DesJarlais: Prohibit transgender people from serving in the military.
    Justin Amash: Led fight in House against domestic NSA surveillance.
Immigration
    Bryan Steil: Two-step approach: border security, then immigration reform.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Fix immigration and give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
    Michael Guest: Modernize system to make it easier to legally enter country.
    Chuy Garcia: ICE should treat immigrants humanely or be cancelled.
    David Trone: Advocate for immigrants; supports pathway to citizenship.
    Chuy Garcia: Cost of a "wall" for Mexico is not a good use of tax dollars.
    Carol Miller: Cut the bull; build the wall.
    Deb Haaland: Immigration reform: stop deportation, protect DREAMers.
    Dusty Johnson: Enforce border security law; plus merit-based immigration.
    Kevin Hern: Enforce existing immigration laws & secure the borders.
    Lori Trahan: Work to fix broken immigration system & protect rights.
    Troy Balderson: Build wall to keep out illegals: deport those here.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship rather than deportation.
    Ben Cline: Build the border wall.
    Ben McAdams: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
    Carol Miller: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    David Trone: Oppose mass deportations & travel bans; support DACA & TPS.
    Debra Haaland: I oppose deportations and bans that rip families apart.
    Dino Rossi: Don't deport DREAMers; improve the guest worker program.
    Greg Stanton: Clean DREAM Act, then comprehensive reform.
    Greg Steube: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Jim Baird: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Joe Neguse: Clean DREAM Act, then comprehensive reform.
    John Rose: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Kendra Horn: Border wall is a medieval solution to a 21st Century problem.
    Kendra Horn: Don't deport DREAMers; make DACA permanent.
    Kevin Hern: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Kim Schrier: Restore DACA and DAPA; then comprehensive reform.
    Lori Trahan: Fulfill promises made to DREAMers; then comprehensive reform.
    Lori Trahan: No citizenship question on 2020 Census form.
    Mark E. Green: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Mark Harris: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Mark Harris: Secure our borders by building a wall.
    Michael Waltz: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Ron Wright: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Ross Spano: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Russ Fulcher: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Russ Fulcher: Secure the border; end chain migration.
    Steve Watkins: Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Xochitl Torres Small: Target criminals rather than ripping apart families.
    Ayanna Pressley: No compromise: no funding for border wall.
    Ayanna Pressley: No funding in any bill for Trump's hate wall.
    Ayanna Pressley: America needs to be immigrant friendly.
    Debbie Lesko: The border needs to be secure like Trump says.
    Deb Haaland: Homeland Security head should resign over family detention.
    Lori Trahan: Homeland Security head should resign over child detention.
    Michael Guest: Building wall halts flow of illegal drugs & migrants into US.
    Jim Baird: Work with DACA recipients to find road to citizenship.
Jobs
    Chrissy Houlahan: Women should receive equal pay for equal work.
    Kevin Hern: To maintain historically low unemployment, vote Republican.
    Chuy Garcia: Education + training + funding = good paying jobs created.
    David Trone: Fight for equal pay for women and paid family leave.
    David Trone: Increase minimum wage; then tie to inflation.
    Dean Phillips: Supports $15/hour minimum wage.
    Deb Haaland: Pro-union; advocate for fair trade policies for unions.
    Deb Haaland: $15/hr minimum wage and a federal job guarantee program.
    Haley Stevens: Protect prevailing wage; support $15 federal minimum wage.
    Greg Steube: Livable income is not a government responsibility.
    Jim Baird: Livable income no; free market yes.
    Kendra Horn: Strengthen the middle class by increasing wages.
    Kevin Hern: No livable income; remove incentives of unemployment.
    Mark E. Green: Rolling back regulations (like livable income) creates jobs.
    Mark Harris: Job creators reduce unemployment, not "Livable income".
    Michael Waltz: De-regulating reduces unemployment, not "Livable income".
    Ron Wright: Livable income is not a government responsibility.
    Ron Wright: Removing regulations (like livable income) creates jobs.
    Ross Spano: Low taxes reduce unemployment, not "livable income".
    Russ Fulcher: Robust growth reduces unemployment, not "livable income".
    Steve Watkins: Livable income is not a government responsibility.
    Abby Finkenauer: Opposed state bill reducing collective bargaining rights.
    Ayanna Pressley: A higher Federal minimum wage is beneficial.
Principles & Values
    Walter Beaman Jones: Served in NC House as Democrat; then US House as Republican.
    Steve King: Condemned on House floor for racist remarks.
    Steve King: OpEd: ongoing white nationalist comments warrant resignation.
    Steve King: When did "white nationalist" become offensive language?
    Dan McCready: Lost 2018 election by 905 votes, but NC investigating fraud.
    Mark Harris: Won 2018 election by 905 votes, but NC investigating fraud.
    Lori Trahan: Fight to protect shared values.
    Troy Balderson: Relies on his Christian faith to be his compass in life.
    Carol Miller: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    Ed Case: Worked for three decades as attorney and law firm manager.
    Ed Case: 1990s: Majority Leader of Hawaii State House.
    Greg Steube: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    Jim Baird: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    John Rose: Religious liberty is at risk, but no Sharia in the U.S.
    Kevin Hern: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    Mark E. Green: I am a Christian and seek to honor God in all I do.
    Mark E. Green: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    Mark Harris: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    Michael Waltz: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    Ron Wright: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    Ross Spano: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    Russ Fulcher: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    Steve Watkins: Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values.
    Ayanna Pressley: Support progressive legislation with activist leadership.
    Cindy Axne: Government out of church decision on contraception insurance.
Social Security
    Bryan Steil: No changes to seniors' rights of Medicare & Social Security.
    Dan McCready: Protect Social Security and Medicare from privatization.
    Cindy Axne: Will fight against social security privatization.
    Mark Harris: Aim to keep Social Security solvent.
    David Trone: Social Security works but needs cap raised on taxable wages.
    Joe Cunningham: Promises to shield Medicare and Social Security from cuts.
    Chuy Garcia: Social Security is essential but needs wage limits increased.
    Dusty Johnson: Push back age on Social Security for younger citizens.
    Abby Finkenauer: Never break trust of Social Security and Medicare.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Protect Social Security and Medicare.
    Deb Haaland: Increase Social Security by ending the cap on taxable income.
    Lori Trahan: Fight to keep Social Security uncut & safe for seniors.
    Mikie Sherrill: Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
    Tom Malinowski: Protect Social Security and Medicare.
    Troy Balderson: Do nothing to cut Social Security and Medicare.
    Carol Miller: We need to protect Social Security and Medicare for all.
    Greg Steube: Privatize Social Security for future generations.
    Jim Baird: Prioritize funding to protect future generations.
    Kendra Horn: Commitment to keep promises on Social Security & Medicare.
    Kevin Hern: Look at ways to privatize.
    Lori Trahan: Raise payroll cap & contribution rate to ensure solvency.
    Mark E. Green: Reform Soc.Sec. for future generations.
    Mark Harris: Reverse death spiral with complete overhaul.
    Michael Waltz: Raise retirement age; adjust benefit formula.
    Ron Wright: Raise retirement age; reduce benefit structure.
    Ross Spano: Self-directed, defined contribution retirement plan.
    Russ Fulcher: People should not have to rely strictly on Social Security.
    Steve Watkins: Develop changes that are sustainable for future.
    Troy Balderson: Scaling back Social Security benefits is not an option.
    Amy Mcgrath: Expand Social Security to include teachers.
    Ayanna Pressley: Social Security is crucial and must not be cut.
Tax Reform
    David Trone: An equitable tax system means wealthy pay fair share.
    Chuy Garcia: New tax reform bill gives away borrowed money to the wealthy.
    Dusty Johnson: Tax Reform 2.0: take time to craft right policy.
    Carol Miller: GOP tax cuts returned US to a competitive economy.
    Kevin Hern: Wants simplified tax system, keep more money in your pockets.
    Lori Trahan: Bring equity back to tax code; close loopholes for wealthy.
    Troy Balderson: Road to good paying jobs is cutting taxes & keeping them low.
    David Trone: Trump tax cuts worsen income inequality.
    Greg Steube: Lower taxes on businesses; flat tax to replace tax code.
    Jim Baird: Simple and fair taxes are a big win for the economy.
    Kevin Hern: Repeal 16th Amendment; strategically move to Flat Tax system.
    Mark E. Green: Make GOP tax cuts permanent: the Laffer Curve is true.
    Michael Waltz: Supports FairTax.
    Ron Wright: Simplify taxes, with lower rates, or FairTax.
    Ross Spano: I believe in a fair, flat, consumption tax.
    Steve Watkins: Make Trump tax cuts permanent.
    Ayanna Pressley: Our tax code should relieve the 99%.
    Debbie Lesko: I have never seen a tax I didn't want to cut.
    Deb Haaland: New tax law helps the rich and leaves rest behind.
    Amy McGrath: Don't pay for tax cuts for wealthy by undermining healthcare.
    Michael Guest: Trump tax reform gave relief to job creators.
    Joe Cunningham: Tax reform should benefit regular people, not wealthy.
Technology
    Andy Kim: Greater investment in fast-growing STEM industries.
    David Trone: Infrastructure 2.0 Act: set up bank to fund repairs.
    Dusty Johnson: The path to solve climate change must involve technology.
    Chuy Garcia: Supports a federal infrastructure program from federal funds.
    Deb Haaland: Supports net neutrality and public internet infrastructure.
    Lizzie Pannill Fletcher: More infrastructure and transportation funding for Houston.
    Lori Trahan: Unlock public funds for infrastructure upgrades.
    Max Rose: More HOV lanes; better connection to citywide ferry.
    Dino Rossi: Infrastructure should ensure earthquake readiness.
    Greg Stanton: Invest in our crumbling infrastructure.
    Jared Golden: Fix Maine's crumbling infrastructure.
    Kim Schrier: Provide FEMA resources needed for earthquake preparedness.
    Mark E. Green: Science has no morality; we need universal moral code.
    Mark Harris: Local matching ensures that Feds fund right infrastructure.
    Russ Fulcher: Robust cybersecurity, and defend intellectual property.
    Russ Fulcher: Link usage taxes to infrastructure funding.
    Ayanna Pressley: Spending on infrastructure will benefit Americans.
War & Peace
    Walter Beaman Jones: My 2001 pro-Iraq war vote helped kill 4,000 Americans.
    Dan McCready: Mission & strategy needed before going to war.
    David Trone: Strong advocate for our valued ally, the State of Israel.
    Deb Haaland: Supports diplomacy over violence; force must be last resort.
    Steve Watkins: Supports US military action in Syria.
    Carol Miller: Help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
    Greg Steube: Help defend Israel; sanctions against terrorist states.
    Jim Baird: Help Israel and allies fight terrorism.
    Kevin Hern: Help defend Israel; support Trump's travel ban.
    Mark E. Green: Defend Israel & allies from radical Islamic terrorism.
    Mark Harris: Help defend Israel; the enemy is Islamic Terrorism.
    Michael Waltz: Help defend Israel; undermine ideology of radical Islam.
    Ron Wright: Help defend Israel & allies from terrorism & radical Islam.
    Ross Spano: Help defend Israel; eliminate radical Islamic terrorists.
    Russ Fulcher: Help defend Israel; fight the terrorists overseas.
    Steve Watkins: Help defend Israel; eradicate radical Islamic terror.
    Dusty Johnson: Base foreign policy on "peace through strength".
Welfare & Poverty
    Colin Allred: Community organizations helped me rise from tough childhood.
    Kevin Hern: Stop incentivizing dependency on government welfare.
    Deb Haaland: Against federal work requirements for SNAP; will hurt kids.
    Dusty Johnson: Making welfare recipients accountable can help them.


The above quotations are from News coverage of 2018 House elections.


Special coverage of "Blue Wave" states:
  • CA: 7 new House members including 6 Democrats and 5 Democratic takeovers
  • FL: 5 new House members including 2 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MI: 5 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MN: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers (and 1 Republican takeover!)
  • NJ: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • NY: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • PA: 7 new House members including 4 Democrats and 4 Democratic takeovers (with statewide redistricting)
  • TX: 10 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • VA: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • Endorsements: Organizational endorsements of new House members, from groups that focus on one issue
  • All other states: 51 new House members including 17 Democratic takeovers
    Conclusion: the "Blue Wave" means Democrats took over Congress but the rest is media hype.

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