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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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)

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Abortion
    Gavin Newsom: Welcome women to CA from states without abortion.
    Dianne Feinstein: Trump's Supreme Court nominee could end Roe v. Wade.
    Kevin de Leon: 100% voting record from Planned Parenthood.
    John Chiang: Longtime ally for reproductive rights.
    Gavin Newsom: Opposes defunding Planned Parenthood.
    Lou Correa: Rated 71% by Planned Parenthood; moderately pro-choice.
    Ro Khanna: All women should have access to birth control and abortion.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Criticized raids earlier against anti-abortion activists.
    Travis Allen: Skipped vote on resolution for abortion rights.
    Kevin Faulconer: Pro-choice, pro-marriage equality, pro-gun control.
    Duf Sundheim: Right to abortion is a gating issues.
    Ted Lieu: 100% ratings from pro-choice groups.
    Steve Knight: Human life begins at conception.
    Neel Kashkari: Supports abortion rights.
    Neel Kashkari: Government out of our lives on abortion.
    Jerry Brown: Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions.
    Alex Padilla: Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions.
    Jimmy Gomez: Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions.
    Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on nurses performing non-surgical abortions.
    Kevin de Leon: Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions.
    Mimi Walters: Voted NO on nurses performing non-surgical abortions.
    Norma Torres: Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions.
    Rob Bonta: Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions.
    Steve Knight: Voted NO on nurses performing non-surgical abortions.
    Ted Lieu: Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: GOP rejects abortion in case of rape & incest.
    Gloria La Riva: Right to abortion regardless of ability to pay.
    Gloria La Riva: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
    Julia Brownley: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
    Bill Jones: Pro-life except in cases of rape, incest, or maternal health.
    Bill Jones: Oppose partial birth; support parental notification.
Budget & Economy
    James Bradley: Use tax incentives to stimulate small businesses.
    Gavin Newsom: $2.6 billion in grants to small businesses & nonprofits.
    Tom Steyer: Require Rainy Day budget stabilization in state constitution.
    Gavin Newsom: Opportunity zones worthy of bipartisan support.
    Delaine Eastin: Build an economy that works for everyone.
    Gavin Newsom: Government has role in economic growth.
    Kamala Harris: Prosecuted fewer foreclosure fraud cases than smaller states.
    Michael Eisen: We need to fight together in unison against all budget cuts.
    Michael Eisen: We need to fight together in unison against all budget cuts.
    Jimmy Panetta: Grow economy in a way that creates jobs & raises wages.
    Ro Khanna: Entrepreneurial Nation: programs to grow businesses.
    Jerry Brown: Investment in infrastructure makes long term economic sense.
    Pete Aguilar: Build economy that's fair to middle-class & small business.
    Mimi Walters: $17T debt is unsustainable; scale back government.
    Norma Torres: $2 billion in federal funds: Keep Your Home California.
    Steve Knight: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
    Jerry Brown: Ping-pong budgeting makes no sense.
    Jerry Brown: Follow advice from Book of Genesis: out away some surplus.
    Neel Kashkari: Ran program to bail out the nation's largest banks.
    Jerry Brown: $27B budget gap then; multibillion-dollar surplus now.
    Kamala Harris: Provide protections for homeowners in bank dealings.
    Kamala Harris: Provide protections for homeowners in bank dealings.
    Jerry Brown: Proposes balanced budget and $12.5 billion in cuts.
    Sam Granato: Balanced Budget Amendment leads to irresponsible tax policy.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Painful spending cuts & temporary tax increases were needed.
    Bill Jones: Concerned about higher federal spending.
    Bill Jones: Stop subsidizing the rest of the country.
Civil Rights
    Xavier Becerra: Protect transgender students and adults.
    Rob Bonta: Eliminate "gay panic" tactic for criminal defendants.
    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.
    Ro Khanna: Ensure full equality for LGBTQ Americans.
    Michael Eisen: Study gender bias in scientific publications.
    Jerry Brown: Ban "Redskins" for school or athletic team name or mascot.
    David Hadley: Ban "Redskins" for school or athletic team name or mascot.
    Rocky Chavez: Ban "Redskins" for school or athletic team name or mascot.
    Young Kim: Ban "Redskins" for school or athletic team name or mascot.
    Kevin de Leon: Ban "Redskins" for school or athletic team name or mascot.
    Rob Bonta: Ban "Redskins" for school or athletic team name or mascot.
    Duf Sundheim: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Loretta Sanchez: Met with Indian American group leaders upon entering race.
    Rocky Chavez: Moderate who supports gay marriage.
    Ted Lieu: Overturn the federal ban on same-sex marriage.
    Ted Lieu: Strengthen equal pay laws & diversity.
    Steve Knight: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
    Norma Torres: Recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.
    Alex Padilla: Eliminate "gay panic" tactic for criminal defendants.
    Jerry Brown: Eliminate "gay panic" tactic for criminal defendants.
    Jimmy Gomez: Eliminate "gay panic" tactic for criminal defendants.
    Kamala Harris: Eliminate "gay panic" tactic for criminal defendants.
    Lou Correa: Eliminate "gay panic" tactic for criminal defendants.
    Neel Kashkari: Supports gay marriage.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: LA's diversity program is "absolutely insufficient".
    Tom Del Beccaro: Keep Proposition 8; but open to debate on gay marriage.
    Jerry Brown: Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy.
    Kevin de Leon: Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy.
    Mimi Walters: Voted NO on prohibiting sexual orientation repair therapy.
    Norma Torres: Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy.
    Ted Lieu: Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy.
    David Valadao: Voted NO on prohibiting sexual orientation repair therapy.
    Steve Knight: Voted NO on prohibiting sexual orientation repair therapy.
    Travis Allen: Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy.
    Kamala Harris: Refused to defend Prop. 8 gay marriage ban.
    Julia Brownley: Supports affirmative action.
    Julia Brownley: Supports same-sex domestic partnerships & marriage.
    Carly Fiorina: Proud conservative vote for Proposition 8.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Expand civil right act to cover orientation & gender.
    Jerome Horton: Expand civil right act to cover orientation & gender.
    Mimi Walters: Don't expand civil right act to cover orientation & gender.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Keep gambling commission independent of tribes.
Corporations
    Kevin Faulconer: Get out the message: California is open for business.
    Tom Steyer: Supported 2012 income tax increase for multistate businesses.
    Delaine Eastin: Change corporate tax structure to fund education.
    Gloria La Riva: Corporations, banks and the Pentagon dominate society.
    Kamala Harris: Tough stance on mortgage lenders fell short.
    Ro Khanna: Flexibility on R&D taxes & startup businesses.
    Ro Khanna: Close loopholes that allow companies to avoid paying taxes.
    Travis Allen: Private business should take over public rest stops.
    Neel Kashkari: Corporate rate complexity encourages investment abroad.
    Carly Fiorina: Focus on supporting small family-owned businesses.
Crime
    Larry Elder: Police falsely accused of systemic racism, keep cash bail.
    Caitlyn Jenner: I am in favor of the death penalty.
    Caitlyn Jenner: Rehabilitate people in prison and bring them back safely.
    Caitlyn Jenner: I would use as many forces as I could to stop rioting.
    Kevin Faulconer: We didn't defund police, we hired more and kept us safe.
    Xavier Becerra: Committed to combatting sexual violence.
    Xavier Becerra: Eliminate bias in policing, reduce unnecessary force.
    Donald Trump: Think of the VICTIMS and keep the death penalty.
    Tom Steyer: More parole opportunities for convicted non-violent felons.
    Tom Steyer: Repeal the California death penalty.
    Gavin Newsom: Spared 737 people on California's death row.
    Gavin Newsom: Moratorium on the California death penalty.
    Gavin Newsom: Death penalty is ineffective, irreversible and immoral.
    Gavin Newsom: 2016: Respect state referendum on death penalty; 2019: Don't.
    Jerry Brown: Instead of new laws, consider the overall system.
    Doug Ose: Everywhere I see uncontrolled homelessness & nagging crime.
    Kevin de Leon: Gang violence plagues our neighborhoods.
    Delaine Eastin: Manage crime with improved education.
    Travis Allen: Protect victims, not criminals.
    Kamala Harris: Focus on helping non-violent young offenders.
    Kamala Harris: Defied pressure for death penalty for cop killer.
    Gavin Newsom: Criminal justice reform is crucial; repeal death penalty.
    John Chiang: Education & anti-poverty to fight crime.
    Jimmy Panetta: Supports alternatives but accepts mandatory minimums.
    Ro Khanna: Support alternatives to prison; oppose capital punishment.
    Jerry Brown: Improve criminal justice reporting; increase accountability.
    David Hadley: Improve criminal justice reporting; increase accountability.
    Jay Obernolte: Improve criminal justice reporting; increase accountability.
    Rocky Chavez: Improve criminal justice reporting; increase accountability.
    Travis Allen: Improve criminal justice reporting; increase accountability.
    Young Kim: Improve criminal justice reporting; increase accountability.
    Kevin de Leon: Improve criminal justice reporting; increase accountability.
    Rob Bonta: Improve criminal justice reporting; increase accountability.
    Kamala Harris: Improve criminal justice reporting; increase accountability.
    Kamala Harris: Don't require cops to wear body cameras.
    Kamala Harris: Acknowledge that certain communities distrust police.
    Norma Torres: Work with the community to combat crime.
    Jerry Brown: Major reductions in our prison population.
    Neel Kashkari: Don't release dangerous people onto the streets.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Reduced violent crime by 50%; increased size of LAPD.
    Jerry Brown: Curb prison spending through an historic realignment.
    Jared Huffman: Life-without-parole instead of capital punishment.
    Gloria La Riva: Opposes capital punishment; shut down most prisons.
    Julia Brownley: Opposes capital punishment.
    Julia Brownley: Alternative sentencing and separate juvenile courts.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Allow private prisons to compete, to spend less on prisons.
    Dick Mountjoy: No visitation for sex offenders with kids or grandkids.
    Bill Jones: Three Strikes is a worthy criminal justice reform.
    Kamala Harris: Personally opposed to death penalty; as DA, never pursued it.
Drugs
    John Chiang: Set up state bank for pot industry.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports marijuana legalization.
    Delaine Eastin: Supports legalization, but would tax more.
    Kevin de Leon: Not his issue, but supportive of legal pot.
    Gavin Newsom: Let California legalization continue.
    Steve Farley: Making marijuana business legitimate.
    Travis Allen: Opposed pot law barring state cooperation with Feds.
    Ed Perlmutter: Sponsored bill for pot business bank access.
    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.
    Kamala Harris: Recognize the war on drugs was a failure.
    Norma Torres: Food stamps for drug felons; immunity for reporting overdose.
    Jerry Brown: How many people can get stoned and still have a great state?
    Rob Astorino: War on drugs has disproportionately hurt minorities.
    Neel Kashkari: When you legalize something, you send a signal you approve.
    Jerry Brown: Vetoed prosecutor discretion on drugs; keep it a felony.
    Jerry Brown: Vetoed reducing drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
    Alex Padilla: Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
    Kevin de Leon: Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
    Mimi Walters: Voted NO on reducing possession from felony to misdemeanor.
    Norma Torres: Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
    Rob Bonta: Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
    Steve Knight: Voted NO on reducing possession from felony to misdemeanor.
    Ted Lieu: Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
    Jimmy Gomez: Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
    Rocky Chavez: Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor.
    Travis Allen: Voted NO on reducing possession from felony to misdemeanor.
    Julia Brownley: Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Interstate commerce laws do not apply to personal marijuana.
    Sandra Day O`Connor: Interstate commerce laws do not apply to personal marijuana.
Education
    Larry Elder: Won't support schools that indoctrinate children with hate.
    Larry Elder: Will fight for school choice, charter schools.
    James Bradley: Pro school choice including charters schools, homeschooling.
    John Cox: COVID: Let parents utilize open private or public schools.
    Alex Padilla: Expanded after school programs; reduced class sizes.
    Gavin Newsom: College without crushing debt for every young person.
    Kevin de Leon: Invest budget in education, from childcare thru college.
    Kevin de Leon: Support for public schools; against vouchers.
    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.
    Ro Khanna: More funding for K-12, pre-K, STEM & STEAM.
    Ro Khanna: More federal grants & more local students for UC.
    Ro Khanna: Make college affordable; prepare students for 21st century.
    Salud Carbajal: Lower interest rates for government-backed student loans.
    Kamala Harris: Ensure access to a high quality public education.
    Jerry Brown: Increase funding for schools and target tough students.
    Jerry Brown: Reduce centralized control of local education.
    Rocky Chavez: Supports charter schools, and founded one in Oceanside.
    Pete Aguilar: Improve public education at all levels.
    ACLU: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Jerry Brown: Allow bilingual education in public schools.
    Jerry Brown: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Neel Kashkari: Side with poor kids, not union bosses.
    Kevin de Leon: Allow bilingual education in public schools.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Allow bilingual education in public schools.
    Mimi Walters: Voted NO on bilingual education in public schools.
    Norma Torres: Allow bilingual education in public schools.
    Rob Bonta: Allow bilingual education in public schools.
    Steve Knight: Voted NO on bilingual education in public schools.
    Ted Lieu: Allow bilingual education in public schools.
    Jimmy Gomez: Allow bilingual education in public schools.
    Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on bilingual education in public schools.
    Travis Allen: Voted NO on bilingual education in public schools.
    Rocky Chavez: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Travis Allen: For suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Alex Padilla: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Lou Correa: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Mark DeSaulnier: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Norma Torres: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Rob Bonta: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Steve Knight: For suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Ted Lieu: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Jerry Brown: No government-imposed standards for public schools.
    Jerry Brown: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
    Jimmy Gomez: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
    Rocky Chavez: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
    Travis Allen: Voted NO on progress testing instead of achievement testing.
    Kevin de Leon: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
    Norma Torres: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
    Rob Bonta: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
    Ted Lieu: Replace school achievement testing with progress testing.
    Mimi Walters: NO on replacing achievement testing with progress testing.
    Jerry Brown: Allow student sports choice based on gender identity.
    Alex Padilla: Allow student sports choice based on gender identity.
    Kevin de Leon: Allow student sports choice based on gender identity.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Allow student sports choice based on gender identity.
    Mimi Walters: Voted NO on student sports choice based on gender identity.
    Rob Bonta: Allow student sports choice based on gender identity.
    Steve Knight: Voted NO on student sports choice based on gender identity.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Mayoral control of 22 poorly performing schools.
    Jimmy Gomez: Allow student sports choice based on gender identity.
    Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on student sports choice based on gender identity.
    Travis Allen: Voted NO on student sports choice based on gender identity.
    Jerry Brown: Consider subsidiarity: central authority only if local fails.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Police in the schools, every day, but not all day.
    Jerry Brown: Vetoed considering demographics in college admissions.
    Jerry Brown: Let people vote to avoid cutting schools & colleges.
    Gloria La Riva: Guaranteed free education from pre-K through college.
    Julia Brownley: Supports charter schools.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Until now, children were trapped in low-performing schools.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Maintain foster care past 18 if finishing high school.
    Jerome Horton: Maintain foster care past 18 if finishing high school.
    Mimi Walters: Don't maintain foster care past 18 if finishing high school.
    Dan Quayle: “Students’ rights” wrongly undermines school discipline.
    Dan Quayle: Mentioning God in classrooms should not be illegal.
Energy & Oil
    Larry Elder: Against radicals for whom climate change is a religion.
    James Bradley: Short term oil exploration; alternative energy incentives.
    Caitlyn Jenner: Skeptical of state goal of zero emissions by 2045.
    Gavin Newsom: New cars & trucks in California to be zero-emission by 2035.
    Alex Padilla: Got state agency to increase use of renewable energy.
    Alex Padilla: 2006: for solar power, modernizing electrical grid.
    Tom Steyer: Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
    Kevin de Leon: Leading the way on renewable energy.
    Kevin de Leon: Extend California's cap-and-trade.
    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.
    Michael Eisen: Base climate change policy on science, not politics.
    Jerry Brown: No climate deniers: the science is clear; the danger is real.
    Jimmy Panetta: Regulate fracking; address climate change.
    Ro Khanna: Environmental threat means opportunities for green energy.
    Ro Khanna: Expand tax credits for solar power & plug-in hybrids.
    Salud Carbajal: Tackle carbon pollution as strategy to combat climate change.
    Kamala Harris: Innovate smart solutions to climate change.
    Pete Aguilar: Encourage green building and climate-friendly purchasing.
    Mimi Walters: Support new domestic oil and natural gas, including Keystone.
    Ted Lieu: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions; end fracking.
    Steve Knight: No opinion on federally subsidizing wind & solar.
    Jerry Brown: Charge Ahead: 1,000,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2023.
    Jimmy Gomez: Charge Ahead: 1,000,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2023.
    Lou Correa: Charge Ahead: 1,000,000 zero-emission vehicles by 2023.
    Rob Astorino: Open the Monterey Shale to fracking for shale oil.
    Neel Kashkari: Climate change compelling, but do fracking & Monterey shale.
    Jerry Brown: Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed.
    Rob Bonta: $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
    Rob Bonta: $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
    Alex Padilla: Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed.
    Kevin de Leon: Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed.
    Mimi Walters: Voted NO on scientific study on fracking.
    Norma Torres: Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed.
    Rob Bonta: Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed.
    Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on scientific study on fracking.
    Steve Knight: Voted NO on scientific study on fracking.
    Ted Lieu: Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed.
    Travis Allen: Voted NO on awaiting scientific study before ok to fracking.
    Jimmy Gomez: Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed.
    Jerry Brown: CO2 emissions could warm planet by 7 degrees.
    Alan Lowenthal: Restrict offshore drilling; regulate greenhouse gases.
    Gloria La Riva: International and domestic rules to reduce climate change.
    Julia Brownley: Switch from traditional energy to alternatives.
    Carly Fiorina: Use every source, including nuclear and clean coal.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
    Jerome Horton: Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
    Mimi Walters: Don't cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
    Ted Lieu: Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
Environment
    Xavier Becerra: Oppose efforts to roll back environmental protections.
    Tom Steyer: Ban single-use plastic bags.
    Tom Steyer: Regulate confinement of farm animals more humanely.
    Gavin Newsom: The water we drink & the air we breathe hang in the balance.
    Delaine Eastin: Don't give up on a clean environment; not on my watch.
    Jerry Brown: Deal with pollution at local level.
    John Cox: Environmental regs crush business.
    Gavin Newsom: Pro-active on energy and resource management.
    Kamala Harris: Prosecuted polluters for illegal dumping and air pollution.
    Michael Eisen: EPA needs to be more transparent and avoid using hidden data.
    Michael Eisen: EPA needs to be more transparent and avoid using hidden data.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Modernize CEQA to allow new construction projects.
    Ro Khanna: Promote open space and sustainable agriculture.
    Salud Carbajal: Preserve huge open spaces for future generations to enjoy.
    Jerry Brown: CA out front in addressing climate change.
    Jerry Brown: Eliminate pre-1977 exemption on sale of rhino horn & ivory.
    Kamala Harris: Civil business penalties should go to protect public health.
    David Hadley: Eliminate pre-1977 exemption on sale of rhino horn & ivory.
    Jay Obernolte: Keep pre-1977 exemption on sale of rhino horn & ivory.
    Travis Allen: Eliminate pre-1977 exemption on sale of rhino horn & ivory.
    Young Kim: Keep pre-1977 exemption on sale of rhino horn & ivory.
    Kevin de Leon: Eliminate pre-1977 exemption on sale of rhino horn & ivory.
    Rob Bonta: Eliminate pre-1977 exemption on sale of rhino horn & ivory.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Farmers bear the brunt of a plethora of regulations.
    Pete Aguilar: Fight for more sustainable development.
    Ted Lieu: Expand resources for water recycling.
    Alex Padilla: Ban single-use plastic bags.
    Jerry Brown: Ban single-use plastic bags.
    Kevin de Leon: Ban single-use plastic bags.
    Lou Correa: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Ban single-use plastic bags.
    Mimi Walters: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
    Norma Torres: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
    Rocky Chavez: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
    Steve Knight: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
    Ted Lieu: Ban single-use plastic bags.
    Travis Allen: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
    Jerry Brown: Establish new regional groundwater sustainability agency.
    Jimmy Gomez: Establish new regional groundwater sustainability agency.
    Jimmy Gomez: Establish new regional groundwater sustainability agency.
    Lou Correa: Establish new regional groundwater sustainability agency.
    Rob Bonta: Establish new regional groundwater sustainability agency.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Increase water supplies rather than fining citizens.
    Jerry Brown: $25B for water-shortage farmland.
    Rob Astorino: I love our natural beauty, but we need to find balance.
    Jerry Brown: $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
    Jimmy Gomez: $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
    Kevin de Leon: $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
    Mark DeSaulnier: $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
    Mimi Walters: Voted NO on $48M for hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
    Norma Torres: $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
    Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on $48M for hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
    Steve Knight: Voted NO on $48M for hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
    Ted Lieu: $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
    Travis Allen: Voted NO on $48M for hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Added 669 acres of open space & 1,549 miles of bikeways.
    Jerry Brown: $14B to build tunnels and restore San Joaquin Delta habitat.
    Jerry Brown: Banned shark fin harvesting to protect sharks and ocean.
    Gloria La Riva: Increase fuel efficiency standards; and don't build nukes.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: $11B for water bonds to invest in future water flow.
    Bill Jones: Supports the ban on drilling oil off the California coast.
Families & Children
    Gavin Newsom: Increase child care subsidies; add to paid family leave.
    Kevin de Leon: Yes Means Yes: affirmative consent standard at colleges.
    Kamala Harris: Punish parents of chronically truant kids.
    Jerry Brown: Enacted assisted suicide law.
    Jerry Brown: Teach about dating and sexual violence in sex ed class.
    Jerry Brown: Require car seats for children under 2 years old.
    David Hadley: Don't teach about relationship violence in sex ed class.
    Jay Obernolte: Don't teach about relationship violence in sex ed class.
    Kevin de Leon: Supported assisted suicide law.
    Rob Bonta: Supported assisted suicide law.
    Rocky Chavez: Teach about dating and sexual violence in sex ed class.
    Travis Allen: Don't teach about relationship violence in sex ed class.
    Young Kim: Don't teach about relationship violence in sex ed class.
    Kevin de Leon: Teach about dating and sexual violence in sex ed class.
    Rob Bonta: Teach about dating and sexual violence in sex ed class.
    David Hadley: Opposed assisted suicide law.
    Jay Obernolte: Opposed assisted suicide law.
    Rocky Chavez: Opposed assisted suicide law.
    Travis Allen: Opposed assisted suicide law.
    Young Kim: Opposed assisted suicide law.
    Kevin de Leon: Require car seats for children under 2 years old.
    Rob Bonta: Require car seats for children under 2 years old.
    David Hadley: Require car seats for children under 2 years old.
    Jay Obernolte: Against requiring car seats for children under 2.
    Rocky Chavez: Require car seats for children under 2 years old.
    Travis Allen: Against requiring car seats for children under 2.
    Young Kim: Against requiring car seats for children under 2.
    Dan Quayle: “Children’s rights” wrongly undermines parental authority.
Foreign Policy
    James Bradley: Bolster Israel; cut off funds to terrorists.
    Kamala Harris: The way to keep us safe is NOT to keep outsiders out.
    Kamala Harris: Distinguish Islamic religion from terrorism.
    Mimi Walters: US directly benefits from military aid to Israel.
    Gloria La Riva: Close all US bases abroad; and exit all war zones.
    Bill Jones: UN has not acted decisively during major conflicts.
Free Trade
    James Bradley: Negotiate trade agreements that put America first.
    Ro Khanna: Trade agreements fair to U.S. workers & environment.
    Kamala Harris: TPP doesn't offer sufficient worker protections.
    Loretta Sanchez: Opposes TPP; joined union protests against it.
    Duf Sundheim: Inclined to support Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
    Jerry Brown: Open CA trade and investment office in Shanghai.
    Carly Fiorina: Change rules about outsourcing; current climate forces it.
    Bill Jones: Fair trade with level playing field.
Government Reform
    James Bradley: Pro voter ID to eliminate documented rampant fraud.
    James Bradley: Party to suit challenging state election laws.
    Caitlyn Jenner: We need to have integrity in our election system.
    Gavin Newsom: Radically ramp up forest management efforts.
    John Cox: Replace Environmental Quality Act to allow building.
    Alex Padilla: Implemented same-day voter registration.
    Alex Padilla: Gave voter outreach money to consulting firm, not counties.
    Alex Padilla: Has focused on lowering barriers to voting.
    Alex Padilla: Supported allowing let 17-year-olds vote in primaries.
    Alex Padilla: Reducing city council districts an assault on voting rights.
    Alex Padilla: Vote by mail works in blue states and red states.
    Tom Steyer: Electoral College votes should reflect popular vote.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Increase voter turnout among Latinos & all demographics.
    Gavin Newsom: Campaigned to boost student registration.
    John Cox: Smaller districts better against special interests.
    Travis Allen: Sponsored voter ID law.
    Jimmy Panetta: Regulate "dark money" indirect campaign contributions.
    Lou Correa: Use double postage to ensure absentee vote is counted.
    Ro Khanna: Push back on Citizens United with online campaign disclosure.
    Ro Khanna: I never accept contributions from lobbyists or PACs.
    Jerry Brown: District-based elections OK even if protected class impaired.
    Gray Davis: 2002:˙Neighborhood districting for minority representation.
    Kamala Harris: Neighborhood districting increases minority representation.
    ACLU: Neighborhood districting increases minority representation.
    David Hadley: Prohibit district-based election if protected class impaired.
    Jay Obernolte: District-based elections OK even if protected class impaired.
    Rocky Chavez: District-based elections OK even if protected class impaired.
    Young Kim: District-based elections OK even if protected class impaired.
    Kevin de Leon: Prohibit district-based election if protected class impaired.
    Rob Bonta: Prohibit district-based election if protected class impaired.
    Steve Knight: Require photo ID for voting.
    Jerry Brown: Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
    Rob Bonta: Rob Bonta Voted YES on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
    Jimmy Gomez: Voted YES on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
    Kevin de Leon: Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Voted YES on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
    Mimi Walters: Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
    Norma Torres: Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
    Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
    Steve Knight: Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
    Ted Lieu: Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
    Travis Allen: Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots.
    Kevin de Leon: Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United.
    Mimi Walters: Voted NO on overturning Citizens United.
    Norma Torres: Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United.
    Rob Bonta: Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United.
    Steve Knight: Voted NO on overturning Citizens United.
    Ted Lieu: Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United.
    Jimmy Gomez: Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United.
    Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on overturning Citizens United.
    Travis Allen: Voted NO to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United.
    Alan Lowenthal: Regulate corporate & union campaign contributions.
    Jared Huffman: Ban "independent expenditures"; they're out of control.
    Gloria La Riva: Eliminate corporate campaign contributions.
    Julia Brownley: Limit campaign contributions and campaign spending.
    Julia Brownley: Lengthen term limits for state legislators.
    Bill Jones: Make government more open and responsive.
    Dan Quayle: Appoint judges who won’t push a political agenda.
Gun Control
    James Bradley: Citizens have moral, Constitutional right to self-protect.
    Alex Padilla: 2006: Stopped felons from possessing body armor.
    Kevin Faulconer: City gun storage law enacted without his signature.
    Kevin de Leon: Background checks for ammo dealers.
    Michael Eisen: Why are politicians reluctant to regulate guns?
    Michael Eisen: Shine light on politician's reluctance to regulate guns.
    Gavin Newsom: Supports background checks.
    Salud Carbajal: Keep guns away from those who pose a danger.
    Travis Allen: Gun laws hurt the innocent.
    Kamala Harris: No gun ownership for dangerous convicts or mentally ill.
    Steve Knight: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
    Jerry Brown: Include semiautomatic pistols in unsafe handgun law.
    Neel Kashkari: Require background checks before all firearms sales.
    Jerry Brown: Ban hunting with lead bullets; but detachable magazines OK.
    Jerry Brown: Ban large-capacity kits, but veto other gun restrictions.
    Alex Padilla: Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles.
    Kevin de Leon: Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles.
    Mimi Walters: Voted NO on wider definition of assault rifles.
    Norma Torres: Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles.
    Rob Bonta: Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles.
    Steve Knight: Voted NO on wider definition of assault rifles.
    Ted Lieu: Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles.
    Jimmy Gomez: Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles.
    Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on wider definition of assault rifles.
    Travis Allen: Voted NO on wider definition of assault rifles.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports Life Act: restrict ammunition, licenses, & weapons.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Ban sales of assault weapons and Saturday night specials.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
    Jared Huffman: 2nd amendment right is not absolute.
    Gloria La Riva: Second Amendment guarantees individual gun ownership.
    Dan Quayle: Instant gun checks OK, but real issue is self-control.
Health Care
    James Bradley: Remove excess red tape; price controls on Big Pharma.
    James Bradley: Opposes taxpayer funding for transgender minors.
    Gavin Newsom: COVID: Science--not politics--drove our decisions.
    John Cox: Public-private partnership to get vaccinations done.
    Alex Padilla: 2006: Fought for universal health care.
    Xavier Becerra: Healthcare is a right, will fight for access to all services.
    Gavin Newsom: CalAIM: physical health & mental health inextricably linked.
    Tom Steyer: 2016: Increase cigarette tax by $2 per pack.
    Gavin Newsom: We will lead a massive expansion of health care.
    Xavier Becerra: 133M people with pre-existing conditions rely on ObamaCare.
    Kevin de Leon: For health care to be accessible, it must be affordable.
    Michael Eisen: Gutting Obamacare leaves those in need without healthcare.
    Michael Eisen: Gutting ObamaCare leaves people without health insurance.
    Delaine Eastin: Provide universal healthcare for all.
    Kamala Harris: Require pharmaceutical companies to allow generics.
    Gavin Newsom: Supports HealthySF: available to all uninsured residents.
    John Chiang: Fix Obamacare instead of repeal.
    Ro Khanna: ACA is a good start; improve ObamaCare.
    Jerry Brown: ACA wholeheartedly embraced in CA.
    Duf Sundheim: Some aspects of ObamaCare ok, but rest is a boondoggle.
    Mimi Walters: ObamaCare is a takeover of our health care system.
    Ted Lieu: No vouchers for Medicare; healthcare is a right.
    Steve Knight: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Neel Kashkari: Fix ObamaCare's fundamental flaws, or replace it completely.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Healthcare.gov problems caused loss of confidence in Feds.
    Kamala Harris: Companies should provide contraception under ObamaCare.
    Jerry Brown: Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
    Jimmy Gomez: Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
    Kevin de Leon: Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
    Mimi Walters: Voted NO on expanding Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
    Norma Torres: Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
    Rob Bonta: Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
    Steve Knight: Voted NO on expanding Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
    Ted Lieu: Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
    Travis Allen: Voted NO on expanding Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare.
    Jerry Brown: Get started on ObamaCare, then expand Medi-Cal.
    Tom Del Beccaro: More taxes & regulations loom with ObamaCare.
    Alan Lowenthal: KeepObamaCare; require purchasing insurance.
    Jerry Brown: Insurance companies must cover maternity leave & services.
    Gloria La Riva: Healthcare is a right; create single-payer system.
    Carly Fiorina: Start with medical malpractice reform & more competition.
    Bill Jones: Lawsuit abuse is responsible for health care costs.
Homeland Security
    James Bradley: Strive to guarantee healthcare and housing for all veterans.
    James Bradley: Protect American citizens from threats known or unknown.
    Darrel Issa: Crucial increases for missile defense and cyberwarfare.
    Gavin Newsom: Don't gut programs to pay for military buildup.
    Michael Eisen: No need for more military nor a border wall.
    Michael Eisen: No need for more military, stop taking from what we do need.
    Jimmy Panetta: Defense spending on the table to balance the budget.
    Ro Khanna: Right to be free from warrantless metadata collection.
    Ro Khanna: Expand support for service members & their family members.
    Ro Khanna: Control the ballooning of the Defense budget.
    Salud Carbajal: Make sure veterans receive the support they need.
    Kamala Harris: Champion a robust VA for our Veterans.
    Rocky Chavez: Block Syrian refugees until we upgrade our intel and vetting.
    Jerry Brown: Ban drone use for photography on private property.
    Rocky Chavez: Ban drone use for photography on private property.
    Young Kim: Ban drone use for photography on private property.
    Rocky Chavez: Focus on national security: prepared to deal with ISIS.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Terrorists believe in terrorism; we can't persuade them.
    Pete Aguilar: Increase job training for returning veterans.
    Mimi Walters: Fight to ensure veterans receive benefits.
    Ted Lieu: Condemn the NSA's unconstitutional phone spying.
    Ted Lieu: Active duty Air Force for 4 years & reserves for 14 years.
    Steve Knight: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
    Jerry Brown: Governor's Military Council: avoid DOD budget cuts.
    Jared Huffman: Reduce defense spending to balance the budget.
    Jared Huffman: Diplomacy and due process, instead of military action.
    Gloria La Riva: Eliminate military hardware &missile defense programs.
    Dick Mountjoy: Extend election time limit for overseas military voting.
    Bill Jones: Stop developing weapons for yesterday’s battles.
    Bill Jones: No more base closure in California.
Immigration
    Caitlyn Jenner: Path to citizenship for undocumented; deport "bad ones".
    Caitlyn Jenner: I am pro-border protection & pro-ICE.
    Xavier Becerra: Support DACA, oppose Muslim ban and family separation.
    Alex Padilla: Battle over Prop. 187 led to involvement in politics.
    Tom Steyer: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    James Bradley: Opposes California's sanctuary state laws.
    Gavin Newsom: There is no border crisis; the wall is just xenophobia.
    Gavin Newsom: National Guard for crime on border, not immigration.
    Jerry Brown: National Guard for crime on border, not immigration.
    Kevin de Leon: Abolish ICE at "Abolish Ice Cream Social".
    Gavin Newsom: Border wall is just rhetoric; celebrate diversity.
    John Cox: Border wall needs to be built, to keep out MS-13.
    John Cox: Sanctuary State law puts our families at risk.
    Kevin Faulconer: DREAMers are living in only country they've ever known.
    Kevin de Leon: States shouldn't enforce immigration laws.
    Delaine Eastin: Supports Dreamers against deportation.
    Travis Allen: Sanctuary cities protect criminals.
    Gavin Newsom: Sanctuary cities build trust.
    Michael Eisen: Differentiate dangerous immigrants from those who integrate.
    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.
    Ro Khanna: Give DREAMers a pathway to citizenship.
    Loretta Sanchez: Refugees are not the enemy, today nor in our history.
    Rocky Chavez: We are home for the tired and oppressed, even Syrians.
    Duf Sundheim: Path to legal status without executive action.
    Kamala Harris: An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Expose crime and danger at the US-Mexico border.
    Pete Aguilar: We need comprehensive immigration reform.
    Mimi Walters: Border security is broken; but we need guest workers.
    Steve Knight: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Jerry Brown: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Kevin de Leon: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Lou Correa: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Mimi Walters: Only English language in public schools.
    Norma Torres: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Rocky Chavez: Only English language in public schools.
    Steve Knight: Only English language in public schools.
    Ted Lieu: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Travis Allen: Only English language in public schools.
    Neel Kashkari: Sensible immigration reform needed, but not open borders.
    Hilda Solis: Supports "Fast for Families" in favor of immigration reform.
    Jerry Brown: Allow driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
    Alex Padilla: Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
    Jimmy Gomez: Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
    Mimi Walters: Voted NO on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
    Norma Torres: Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
    Rob Bonta: Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
    Rocky Chavez: Voted NO on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
    Steve Knight: Voted NO on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
    Ted Lieu: Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
    Kevin de Leon: Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Immigration reform is an economic and moral imperative.
    Neel Kashkari: Expand visa programs for highly skilled workers.
    Jerry Brown: Supports state aid to illegals' children and DREAM Act.
    Julia Brownley: In-state tuition OK for illegal immigrants.
    Bill Jones: Support temporary work visas, but no shortcut to immigration.
    Bill Jones: Not even a suggestion of amnesty.
    Bill Jones: Oppose amnesty for undocumented immigrants.
Jobs
    Gavin Newsom: Californians are VIPs of GDP: 1 in 7 new jobs since 2010.
    Tom Steyer: Automatic deductions ok for political usage of union dues.
    Kevin de Leon: Raise minimum wage.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Union organizer but disagrees with teachers unions.
    Jerry Brown: Raised minimum wage and reduced unemployment.
    Ro Khanna: Make it easier to file equal-pay lawsuits.
    Ro Khanna: Raise the minimum wage to $15.
    Salud Carbajal: Raise minimum wage, so full time work is not poverty.
    Kevin Faulconer: Only one-sixth of staff are white, heterosexual males.
    Tom Del Beccaro: $15 mandated wages results in lower employment.
    Ted Lieu: Focus on job creation & raising the minimum wage.
    Jerry Brown: Extend unemployment benefits federally.
    Jerry Brown: Recover from Great Recession: GoBiz and Jobs Hiring Credit.
    Jerry Brown: Strip away regulations that prevent job creation.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: $500M jobs package, plus $10K homebuyer tax credits.
Local Issues
    Jerry Brown: Local Control Funding Formula: breakthrough in subsidiarity.
Principles & Values
    Larry Elder: Our government is what's ruining the Golden State.
    Larry Elder: My parents taught this great truth: Hard work wins.
    Caitlyn Jenner: I don't like labels, I'm kind of middle of the road.
    Caitlyn Jenner: Conservative on economy; progressive on social issues.
    Alex Padilla: Son of Mexican immigrants; taught him value of education.
    Alex Padilla: Became a teenage activist on crime, environmental racism.
    Alex Padilla: Dedicated to having as an inclusive democracy as possible.
    James Bradley: Cardi B's "WAP" made me want to pour holy water in my ears.
    Dianne Feinstein: Asked state Dems to not endorse, but they endorsed opponent.
    David Hadley: Social moderate and fiscal conservative.
    Zoltan Istvan: I'm pro-choice, pro-small business, and secular.
    Gavin Newsom: Strict separation of church and state.
    Michael Eisen: Ran and lost for Student Council and Genetics Board.
    Xavier Becerra: Appointed as California's first Latino attorney general.
    Kamala Harris: First Indian-American to serve in the U.S. Senate.
    Norma Torres: Elected to City Council, State Assembly, and State Senator.
    Steve Knight: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
    Jerry Brown: Proclaim May 2 as California "Day of Prayer".
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: It is time to return California to the people.
Social Security
    James Bradley: Increase funding for programs and care for the elderly.
    Darrel Issa: Rated 10% by ARA [Pro-privatization].
    Kevin de Leon: Secure Choice: first automatic IRA program.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Safeguard the hard-earned pensions of employees.
    Ro Khanna: Protect the retirement age; apply COLA increases.
    Ro Khanna: Scrap the cap: same rate for earnings over $250K.
    Salud Carbajal: Strongly oppose privatizing Social Security or Medicare.
    Kamala Harris: Oppose entitlement cuts; strengthen these safety nets.
    Jerry Brown: Moral obligation to fund pension obligations.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Eliminate cap on the payroll tax.
    Pete Aguilar: Fight tooth and nail to protect instead of privatize.
    John Chiang: Require disclosure from CalPERS & state pension systems.
    Mimi Walters: Keep our promise to America's seniors.
    Ted Lieu: No privatization; no chained CPI; raise payroll cap.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Entitlement reform must be part of reining in debt.
    Jerry Brown: Cap benefits & increase retirement age.
    Neel Kashkari: Index for inflation; increase retirement age; means-testing.
    Neel Kashkari: We must cut entitlements, to avoid national insolvency.
Tax Reform
    Kevin Faulconer: Incumbent backed higher taxes and destroyed jobs.
    Tom Steyer: Oppose legislative supermajority for raising fees & levies.
    Tom Steyer: Tax surcharge on personal incomes over $250,000.
    John Cox: Roll back tide of tax increases & job killing regulations.
    John Cox: California is over-taxed and over-regulated.
    Travis Allen: California must cut taxes.
    Gavin Newsom: Supports tax hikes for public good.
    Ro Khanna: Rewrite antiquated tax code that stacks the deck.
    Ro Khanna: Our tax policy benefits the top 1% of Americans.
    Kamala Harris: Expand EITC, Child Tax Credit, and R&D Tax Credit.
    Jerry Brown: California needs a larger Rainy Day Fund.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Personal & corporate flat tax: 15.5% federal and 6% state.
    Mimi Walters: Fight to reduce taxes & reckless spending.
    Jerry Brown: Only choice is raise taxes to deal with extreme difficulty.
    Gloria La Riva: Increase tax rate for high incomes; no tax below $50,000.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Our economy is 21st century & our tax system is 20th century.
    Carly Fiorina: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new or increased taxes.
    Bill Jones: Extend the Bush tax cuts.
    Bill Jones: Move beyond tax cuts to tax simplification.
Technology
    James Bradley: Phase out Federal transit program; repeal Davis-Bacon.
    James Bradley: Protect individual sovereignty and capitalism of content.
    Caitlyn Jenner: Spend money on desalinization plants, not high-speed rail.
    Alex Padilla: Bill created statewide Earthquake Early Warning System.
    Alex Padilla: Election security is ongoing effort, not once a generation.
    Alex Padilla: States run elections, Feds can standardize administration.
    Gavin Newsom: Scale back high-speed rail: Merced to Bakersfield only.
    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.
    Jerry Brown: California Waterfix: Modernized state water system.
    Kevin de Leon: Preserve net neutrality in California, if Feds won't.
    Kevin de Leon: Infrastructure investment overdue.
    Travis Allen: Fix roads with existing funds, not new taxes.
    Michael Eisen: Patents are destroying the soul of academic science.
    Michael Eisen: Government should be a partner, not just a funding source.
    Ro Khanna: $900M to extend BART to Silicon Valley.
    Rob Bonta: Ban drone use for photography on private property.
    David Hadley: Ban drone use for photography on private property.
    Jimmy Gomez: Ban drone use for photography on private property.
    Ted Lieu: Expand investment in R&D plus transportation infrastructure.
    Neel Kashkari: Day one, high-speed rail train is dead.
    Jerry Brown: 32-year quest to build nation's first high-speed rail line.
    Jerry Brown: Pay for high-speed rail project with cap-and-trade revenue.
    Jerry Brown: I signed high speed rail in 1982; finally done in 2013.
    Jerry Brown: Supports high speed rail in CA to create jobs, ease traffic.
    Jerry Brown: CA entrepreneurialism reaps benefit from Pacific Rim trade.
    Carly Fiorina: Post federal budgets on Internet for public comment.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Ban motorists from holding cell phones while driving.
    Jerome Horton: Ban motorists from holding cell phones while driving.
    Mimi Walters: Ban motorists from holding cell phones while driving.
    Ted Lieu: Ban motorists from holding cell phones while driving.
    Bill Jones: Championed updating water supply systems.
War & Peace
    Darrel Issa: Oppose irresponsible Iran nuke deal.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Nuke deal solidifies Iran conventional military gains.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Mideast was more stable with U.S. troops in Iraq.
    Mimi Walters: Thwart Iran's support of terrorism, and nuclear enrichment.
    Ted Lieu: Diplomacy with Iran ok, but it must never be based on trust.
    Jared Huffman: Timetable for Afghan withdrawal should be immediately!
    Antonio Villaraigosa: End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar.
    Jerry Brown: World assured of America's resolve in combating terrorism.
    Bill Jones: We are committed in Iraq and can’t leave the job half done.
    Bill Jones: Would have voted for the $87 billion spending on Iraq.
    Colin Powell: US need not choose between Israel & Arabs.
    Colin Powell: US has always stood with Israel; and will continue to do so.
Welfare & Poverty
    James Bradley: Funds for working families for affordable housing.
    Gavin Newsom: Nearly $2 billion to create more homeless housing.
    Gavin Newsom: Homelessness must be at the top of our agenda.
    Gavin Newsom: Right to Shelter: work with counties on homelessness.
    Duf Sundheim: Address the 8.9 million Californians living in poverty.
    Jerry Brown: 1977: Visited tenement & prison to see 1st-hand.
    Neel Kashkari: With $40 & no job, economy hasn't improved since 2011.
    Kamala Harris: Tenants not named in foreclosure can stop eviction process.


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