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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)

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2020 Louisiana Senatorial race: debates and news coverage


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    from 2020 LA Senatorial race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Adrian Perkins (17) Democratic nominee for Senate Louisiana
  • Antoine Pierce (19) Democratic Senate challenger Louisiana
  • Bill Cassidy (11) Republican Senator Louisiana
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    Louisiana 2020 Senatorial debates and race coverage:
  • KTAL/KMSS Baton Rouge Proud, "Shreveport mayor, NAACP react to DDA handling of incidents involving racism," Jun 29, 2020
  • The Baton Rouge Advocate, "George Floyd protests swell despite coronavirus concerns," by Terry L. Jones and Blake Paterson, Jun 6, 2020
  • The Shreveport Times, "Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins talks race and moving forward," by Deborah Bayliss, June 4, 2020
  • The ArkLaTex Homepage, "Mayor Perkins to hold 2nd online Interfaith Prayer Service," Apr 21, 2020
  • Big Easy Magazine, "No, Sen. Cassidy, Louisiana's Racial Disparities in Healthcare Aren't Just a Distraction," by Antoine Pierce, April 10, 2020
  • Big Easy Magazine, "Antoine Pierce Pledges to Serve All Louisianans in the US Senate," by Jenn Bentley, March 4, 2020
  • The Loyola Maroon, "Candidates take on Bill Cassidy for Louisiana Senate," by Janae Sterling, February 12, 2020
  • KTBS-TV ABC-3, "Shreveport looks at new funding avenues for consent decree," by P K Cannon, Dec 20, 2019
  • DemCast USA, "Meet the Candidate: Antoine Pierce (Louisiana)," November 19, 2019
  • ePRnews.com, "Pierce says the GOP-backed Healthcare Senate Plan is out of touch," Sept. 17, 2019
  • The New Orleans Times-Picayune, "Several mayors in Louisiana sign letter urging Congress to act on 'critical' gun bill vote," Aug 8, 2019
  • Harvard Law Today, "A Home Victory," by Lewis Rice, July 30, 2019
  • WLTX News-19, "Robert Caslen picked as new University of South Carolina president," July 19, 2019
  • KTBS-TV ABC-3, "Judge temporarily stops mayor's face mask mandate; 4 businesses seek injunction," by Vickie Welborn & Jeff Beimfohr, Jul 11, 2020
  • ABC-TV-10, "Stockton mayor leading coalition of 11 U.S. city mayors pushing for Universal Basic Income," by Kristopher Hooks, June 30, 2020
  • KTBS-TV ABC-3, "Shreveport mayor holds special meeting on reducing gun violence in city," Jun 26, 2019
  • The New York Post, "Sam Cooke gets apology for racism that inspired 'Change Is Gonna Come'," by Rob Bailey-Millado, June 24, 2019
  • Mother Jones newsmagazine, "Why It Matters That a City Council in Louisiana Repealed a Ban on Saggy Pants," by Laura Thompson, June 13, 2019
  • Big Easy Magazine, "The fullness of equality for women has not been realized," by Jenn Bentley, 4/10/19
  • Press release, "Improve Tax Cut Law, Lower Taxes on Gold Star Families," by Bill Cassidy, 05.08.19
  • Press release, "Life & Family Values," by Bill Cassidy, M.D., 04.03.19
  • Wired magazine, "Hey, Tech: You'd Do Well to Stop Ignoring Smaller Cities," by Adrian Perkins, 7.12.2017
  • WDSU-6 News, "Cassidy: Religious Freedom Acts help protect First Amendment," Apr 1, 2015
  • Family Research Council (FRC Action PAC), "Tony Perkins Endorses Bill Cassidy for U.S. Senate," 11/7/2014
  • Vote-USA.org Louisiana Senate Guide (Bill Cassidy), 10/22/2014
  • Wall Street Journal, "Louisiana Races," 1/1/2012
  • Business Report, "Cassidy says he objects to content, not size, of stimulus bill," February 5, 2009
  • Legal Lines with Locke Meredith, "Cassidy Discusses Current Issues Facing Our Nation," Show #99

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Antoine Pierce: Protect women's rights & autonomy.
    Bill Cassidy: Religion plays vital role; this includes protecting unborn.
Budget & Economy
    Bill Cassidy: Stop out-of-control spending & end earmarks.
    Bill Cassidy: Stimulus bill includes extraneous items.
    Bill Cassidy: Stimulus package opposed; will hurt economy.
Civil Rights
    Adrian Perkins: Racism is one of the heaviest issues in our community.
    Adrian Perkins: Supported welcoming environment for LGBTQ West Point cadets.
    Adrian Perkins: Business district must demonstrate black lives do matter.
    Antoine Pierce: Protests on race & police: risk lives to save lives.
    Antoine Pierce: End voter suppression policies & Citizens United.
    Antoine Pierce: Supports ratification of Equal Rights Amendment.
    Bill Cassidy: Feds should not get involved in state action on religion.
    Bill Cassidy: Laws preventing religious discrimination are "intimidation".
Corporations
    Bill Cassidy: Opposed Obama stimulus; supported Bush's bank bailout.
Crime
    Adrian Perkins: Police should have guard-in mindset, not military mindset.
    Antoine Pierce: Pass criminal justice reform.
    Adrian Perkins: Repealed "saggy pants" law targeting people of color.
Drugs
    Antoine Pierce: Favors recreational & medical marijuana legalization.
Education
    Antoine Pierce: College graduates should not have to drown in debt.
    Antoine Pierce: Support universal pre-K.
Energy & Oil
    Antoine Pierce: Subsidize renewable energy sources.
Environment
    Adrian Perkins: Renegotiate EPA consent decree that nearly tripled in cost.
    Bill Cassidy: Top priority is coastal restoration.
Gun Control
    Adrian Perkins: Urge Senate to act on gun safety legislation.
    Adrian Perkins: Focus on reducing number of illegal guns in city.
    Bill Cassidy: Our 2nd Amendment freedom is in danger.
Health Care
    Adrian Perkins: COVID19: Mandatory mask order, penalties for non-compliance.
    Antoine Pierce: Need to address the structural racism in healthcare system.
    Bill Cassidy: Coronavirus racial disparity not result of systemic racism.
    Antoine Pierce: Supports Medicare for All.
    Antoine Pierce: For universal coverage; no limits on preexisting conditions.
    Antoine Pierce: Supports Medicare-for-All with option for private insurance.
Jobs
    Antoine Pierce: Higher minimum wage; strengthen unions.
    Antoine Pierce: Raise the minimum wage.
    Antoine Pierce: Repeal Right to Work.
Principles & Values
    Adrian Perkins: Welcomes pastors praying during protest over police violence.
    Adrian Perkins: Family taught me faith and hard work leads to accomplishment.
    Adrian Perkins: Bring Louisiana values of service, honesty, courage to DC.
    Adrian Perkins: Awarded Sam Cooke apology; posthumous Key to the City.
    Adrian Perkins: Hosted online interfaith prayer service.
    Antoine Pierce: Running because I have a heart for humanity.
    Antoine Pierce: Community organizer who understands real challenges.
    Adrian Perkins: Launched run for mayor while at Harvard Law School.
Tax Reform
    Antoine Pierce: Tax cuts for poor & middle class.
    Bill Cassidy: Co-sponsored tax simplification for Gold Star families.
Technology
    Adrian Perkins: Test technology innovations in smaller cities.
Welfare & Poverty
    Adrian Perkins: Supports UBI as "Mayors for a Guaranteed Income".


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