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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)

Book Reviews

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Legislative voting records for Florida House and Senate


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    from FL legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • Aaron Bean (8) Republican U.S. Rep Florida-4
  • ACLU (7)
  • Annette Taddeo (3) Florida Democratic Challenger
  • Byron Donalds (1) Republican U.S. Rep Florida-19
  • Carlos Lopez-Cantera (9) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
  • Darren Soto (5) Democrat U.S. Rep Florida-9
  • Greg Steube (11) Republican U.S. Rep Florida-17
  • Jared Moskowitz (3) Democrat U.S. Rep Florida-23
  • Jeb Bush (9) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Marco Rubio (4) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Matt Gaetz (5) Republican U.S. Rep Florida-1
  • Mike Haridopolos (4) Republican 2012 Senate primary challenger Florida
  • Rick Scott (10) Florida Republican Governor
  • Ron DeSantis (7) Florida Republican candidate for governor
  • Ross Spano (4) Republican U.S. Rep Florida-15
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Florida state legislative voting records, including these candidates:

  • FL-R Aaron Bean
    U.S. House of Representatives, CD-4, 2023 -
    President pro tempore of the Florida Senate, 2020-2022
    Member of the Florida Senate, 4th district, 2012-2022
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives, 12th district, 2000-2008

  • FL-D Jared Moskowitz
    U.S. House of Representatives, CD-23, since 2023
    Member of the Broward County Commission, 8th district, 2022
    Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, 2019 - 2021
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives, 97th district, 2012-2019

  • FL-D Annette Taddeo, 2022 candidate for governor
    Member of the Florida Senate, 40th district, since 2017

  • FL-R Byron Donalds   - Elected 2020 to U.S.House (R-FL-19)
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 80th district (2016-2020)

  • FL-R   Greg Steube   - Elected 2018 to U.S.House (R-FL-17)
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives (2010-2016)
    Member of the Florida Senate from the 23rd district (2016-2018)

  • FL-R   Ross Spano   - Elected 2018 to U.S.House (R-FL-15)
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 59th district (Nov.2012-2018)

  • FL-D Al Lawson - Elected 2016 to U.S. House
    Member of the Florida State Senate, District 6, 2002-2010
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives, 1982-2000

  • FL-R Matt Gaetz - Elected 2016 to U.S. House
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives, District 4, 2010 - 2016

  • FL-D Darren Soto - Elected 2016 to U.S. House
    Member of the Florida State Senate, District 14, 2012 - 2016

  • FL-R Carlos Lopez-Cantera - Lieutenant Governor of Florida & Senate Challenger
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 113th district 20042012

  • FL-R Marco Rubio - FL Senator & 2016 Republican Presidential candidate
    Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, 2006 2008
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 111th district 2000 2008

  • FL-R Mike Haridopolos - 2016 candidate for Governor
    Member of the Florida Senate from the 26th district 20032012
    Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 30th district 2000-2003

  • FL-D Charlie Crist U.S. Rep since 2017
    Governor 2007-2010
    State Attorney General, 20032007
    State Senate 1992-1998

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Ross Spano: Support 24 hour waiting period for abortion.
    Jared Moskowitz: Oppose 24 hour waiting period for abortion.
    Greg Steube: Support 24 hour waiting period for abortion.
    Matt Gaetz: Support 24 hour waiting period for abortion.
    Darren Soto: Oppose 24 hour waiting period for abortion.
    Aaron Bean: Support 24 hour waiting period for abortion.
    Rick Scott: Signed 24 hour waiting period for abortion.
    Marco Rubio: Voted against funding stem cell research.
    ACLU: Women often don't even know they're pregnant at six weeks.
    Ron DeSantis: Ban most abortions after six weeks instead of fifteen.
Civil Rights
    Greg Steube: Support "Pastor Protection Act" on gay marriage.
    Ross Spano: Support "Pastor Protection Act" on gay marriage.
    Matt Gaetz: Support "Pastor Protection Act" on gay marriage.
    Jared Moskowitz: Oppose "Pastor Protection Act" on gay marriage.
    Darren Soto: Oppose "Pastor Protection Act" on gay marriage.
    Aaron Bean: Support "Pastor Protection Act" on gay marriage.
    Rick Scott: Signed "Pastor Protection Act" on gay marriage.
    Greg Steube: Don't force agencies to adopt to gay couples.
    Jeb Bush: Provide licensure exams in Spanish, for free.
    Ross Spano: Don't force agencies to adopt to gay couples.
Corporations
    Jeb Bush: Repeal the mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists.
Crime
    Aaron Bean: Toughen laws against prostitution & sex trafficking.
    Marco Rubio: Toughen laws against prostitution & sex trafficking.
    ACLU: Require jury unanimity to impose capital punishment.
    Ron DeSantis: No need for jury unanimity to impose capital punishment.
Drugs
    ACLU: Oppose mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Random drug testing of state employees.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Darren Soto: Oppose mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Greg Steube: Random drug testing of state employees.
    Greg Steube: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Matt Gaetz: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Mike Haridopolos: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Rick Scott: Random drug testing of state employees.
    Rick Scott: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
Education
    Aaron Bean: Voted for more scholarships for private schools.
    Aaron Bean: Restrict teaching sexual orientation/gender identity.
    ACLU: Against school prayer even if called "inspirational message".
    Annette Taddeo: Don't restrict teaching sexual orientation/gender identity.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Allow non-compulsory student-led prayer in school.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: $10M for vouchers for private schools for poor kids.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Darren Soto: Against school prayer even if called "inspirational message".
    Greg Steube: $10M for vouchers for private schools for poor kids.
    Greg Steube: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Jeb Bush: Restrict grade inflation by imposing minimum standards.
    Marco Rubio: Voted for more scholarships for private schools.
    Matt Gaetz: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Mike Haridopolos: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Rick Scott: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Rick Scott: $10M for vouchers for private schools for poor kids.
    Ron DeSantis: Restrict teaching sexual orientation/gender identity.
    ACLU: School choice programs defund public schools.
    Ron DeSantis: Expands school choice program; ends financial requirements.
Energy & Oil
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Repeal Florida's cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases.
    Greg Steube: Repeal Florida's cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases.
    Jeb Bush: Eliminate automobile emissions testing.
    Rick Scott: Repeal Florida's cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases.
Environment
    Jeb Bush: Restrict Eminent Domain; most severe of all govt powers.
Government Reform
    Aaron Bean: Allow transferring surplus campaign funds to other campaigns.
    Aaron Bean: Enact restrictions on vote-by-mail.
    Annette Taddeo: Don't make vote-by-mail more difficult.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: More disclosure of campaign contributions & fundraising.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Darren Soto: Keep early voting and easy third party registration.
    Greg Steube: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Jeb Bush: Privatize & outsource govt; fee holidays for contractors.
    Jeb Bush: Keep legislation small and focused: no mammoth "train" bills.
    Marco Rubio: Allow transferring surplus campaign funds to other campaigns.
    Matt Gaetz: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Mike Haridopolos: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Rick Scott: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Ron DeSantis: Enact restrictions on vote-by-mail.
    ACLU: Stop intimidating ex-felons with election crimes.
    Ron DeSantis: Allow statewide prosecutor to investigate election crimes.
Gun Control
    Aaron Bean: Voted YES on new gun control after high school shooting.
    Jared Moskowitz: Voted YES on new gun control after high school shooting.
    Annette Taddeo: Voted NO on new gun control after high school shooting.
    Byron Donalds: Voted NO on new gun control after high school shooting.
    Greg Steube: Voted NO on new gun control after high school shooting.
    Rick Scott: Raise the legal age to buy all guns to 21 years old.
    Rick Scott: Enacted new gun control after high school shooting.
    Ross Spano: Voted NO on new gun control after high school shooting.
Health Care
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Amend state constitution to block ObamaCare in Florida.
    Greg Steube: Amend state constitution to block ObamaCare in Florida.
    Jeb Bush: Leave research funding to feds, not state.
    Mike Haridopolos: Amend state constitution to block ObamaCare in Florida.
Immigration
    ACLU: Challenge flying unauthorized aliens out-of-state.
    Ron DeSantis: Create program to transport unauthorized aliens within US.
Tax Reform
    Jeb Bush: Don't broaden county & city taxing authority.


The above quotations are from Legislative voting records for Florida House and Senate.

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Legislation citations (from news media or state archives):
  • FL HB 555/SB 450, ACLU-FL, "Expanding Death Penalty," signed 4/20/2023, (Link)
  • Press release on FL HB 555/SB 450, "Governor DeSantis Signs Bill to Ensure Justice in Capital Cases," 4/20/2023, (Link)
  • FL HB-1/SB202, ACLU-FL, "Defunding Public Education", signed 3/27/23, (Link)
  • Press release on FL HB-1/SB202, "Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Historic Legislation to Expand School Choice Options to All Florida Students", 3/27/23, (Link)
  • FL HB 7/SB 300, ACLU-FL, "HB-7/SB-300: banning Abortion After 6 Weeks", signed April 13, 2023, (Link)
  • Press release on FL HB 7/SB 300, "Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Heartbeat Protection Act," April 13, 2023, (Link)
  • FL SB 4-B, ACLU-FL, NAACP, LWV, et al, "Joint Opposition to House Bill 3B (Statewide Prosecutor)", Feb. 9, 2023, (Link)
  • FL HB 5B/SB 6B, ACLU-FL, "ACLU of Florida Written Testimony in Opposition to HB 5B/SB 6B (Human Transport Program)," Feb. 8, 2023, (Link)
  • Brennan Center, "Florida Enacts Sweeping Voter Suppression Law," by Eliza Sweren-Becker, April 30, 2021
  • NPR, "Florida's governor signs controversial law opponents dubbed 'Don't Say Gay'," by Jaclyn Diaz, March 28, 2022
  • SB7026: NRA-ILA, "Florida Urgent Now! Senate to take up Gun Control Bill," February 28, 2018
  • WJCT News Service on Florida HB 7111, on adopting by gay couples, (Steube & Spano), 4/9/2015
  • SB98 & HB 1205: ACLU Florida, "2012 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up," December 2012
  • Florida HB 859, on vouchers for private schools, 3/7/2012
  • Florida HB 1205, on random drug testing, 3/2/2012
  • Florida HB 4001, on cap-and-trade program, 3/1/2012
  • Lexology.com, "Florida governmental countdown - a wrap-up on issues from the 2011 Legislative Session," by Greenberg Traurig, May 10 2011
  • Florida SJR 2, on constitution vs. ObamaCare, 5/4/2011

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