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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)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Louisiana



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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Louisiana (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Cassidy (5) Republican Challenger Louisiana
  • Charles Boustany (3) Louisiana U.S. Trade Representative
  • Charles Melancon (14) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. Louisiana
  • David Vitter (14) Louisiana Republican 2015 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Foster Campbell (18) Democratic candidate for Senate Louisiana
  • John Fleming (7) Republican Senate candidate Louisiana
  • John Neely Kennedy (15) Louisiana Republican candidate for governor
  • Joseph Cao (2) Republican Senate challenger Louisiana
  • Mary Landrieu (10) Democratic Sr Senator Louisiana
  • Rob Maness (6) Republican Challenger Louisiana
  • Thomas Clements (20) Libertarian candidate for Senate Louisiana
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Thomas Clements: Supreme Court has ruled on abortion.
Budget & Economy
    John Neely Kennedy: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal responsibility.
    Charles Melancon: Stimulus package will avoid God-awful recession like 1980s.
    Charles Melancon: TARP package will avoid depression from doing nothing.
    David Vitter: Stimulus package won't lead to significant job creation.
    David Vitter: TARP package will expand power & role of federal government.
    John Neely Kennedy: Be concerned about economy, but not scared.
    Mary Landrieu: Opposed $700 billion bailout; not enough taxpayer safeguards.
Civil Rights
    Foster Campbell: Oppose same-sex marriage, but respect Supreme Court ruling.
    Thomas Clements: Support Equal Rights Amendment.
    Thomas Clements: Get government out of marriage business.
    Charles Melancon: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fights women's discrimination.
    David Vitter: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a trial lawyer bonanza.
Corporations
    Thomas Clements: Eliminate corporate tax to create jobs & avoid more debt.
    Charles Melancon: Supported $30 billion small-business lending fund.
    David Vitter: Small Business Tax and Lending Bill is a government bailout.
    John Neely Kennedy: Disallow bank getting so big that its failure wrecks economy.
Crime
    Foster Campbell: Death penalty yes; alternatives yes; mandatory minimums no.
    Thomas Clements: Unconstitutionally strict punishment is˙a problem.
Drugs
    Thomas Clements: Marijuana is a benefit to people's health.
    Charles Boustany: Consistently votes against marijuana reform.
    John Fleming: OpEd: One of few remaining "reefer madness" legislators.
Education
    Foster Campbell: Fight for public schools with $1 billion Excellence Fund.
    Thomas Clements: Supports homeschooling and vouchers.
Energy & Oil
    Foster Campbell: Build Keystone pipeline; no farcking regulation for now.
    Foster Campbell: Regulate greenhouse gases; incentivize reducing emissions.
    Thomas Clements: No cap and trade; no taxing carbon emissions.
    Bill Cassidy: Don't pick winners & losers in energy market.
    Charles Melancon: Congressional trip to Antarctica to study global warming.
    Charles Melancon: Funnel BP oil-leak penalties into coastal restoration.
    Mary Landrieu: Proud of expanding oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
    John Neely Kennedy: Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase.
    John Neely Kennedy: More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR.
    Mary Landrieu: Member of bipartisan “Gang of 10” for comprehensive oil plan.
    Mary Landrieu: Voted against allowing exploration in oil shale in Colorado.
    Foster Campbell: Charge 6.25% oil refining tax and wipe out income tax.
Environment
    Thomas Clements: States should deal with water quality not federal EPA.
    Rob Maness: Reject Katrina aid bill if pork-laden with other projects.
    David Vitter: Introduced bill to extend National Flood Insurance Program.
    John Neely Kennedy: Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection.
Families & Children
    David Vitter: Prostitute was "serious sin" but made me a better family man.
Foreign Policy
    Foster Campbell: Keep allies involved, but heed advice of military experts.
    Foster Campbell: U.S. should remain in the United Nations.
    John Neely Kennedy: Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values.
    Thomas Clements: Foreign aid spending only to protect US interests.
    John Fleming: Defund the Syrian refugee influx.
Free Trade
    Charles Boustany: 2013: Supported TPP; 2016: too many concessions.
    Foster Campbell: TPP is skewed to the advantage of big business.
    John Fleming: TPP means open season on American jobs.
    John Neely Kennedy: TPP lacks safeguards against currency manipulation.
    Joseph Cao: No trade deal with Vietnam due to human rights abuses.
    Rob Maness: Criticized TPP for its closed-door negotiations.
    Thomas Clements: No restrictions on trade, but no corporatism.
    Charles Boustany: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
    John Fleming: No to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
Government Reform
    Foster Campbell: 10 year ban on lobbying for ex-members of congress.
    Thomas Clements: Term limits for Congress; but voter ID too.
    John Neely Kennedy: No pay-for-play; campaign contributions notwithstanding.
    Mary Landrieu: I have delivered for Louisiana; send me back for more.
Gun Control
    Foster Campbell: Enforce the gun laws we already have on the books.
    Foster Campbell: Generally opposes additional gun control measures.
    Thomas Clements: Second Amendment is the law of the land.
    John Fleming: Perennial A rating from the NRA.
Health Care
    Thomas Clements: Cost is the only thing that has expanded under ObamaCare.
    John Fleming: If Supreme Court bans ObamaCare subsidies, let them die.
    Mary Landrieu: Mandatory quarantine for returning Ebola healthcare workers.
    Rob Maness: ObamaCare is hurting the folks it's trying to help.
    Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
    Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: propose ObamaCare-lite plan in state legislature.
    Mary Landrieu: Let consumers keep health plans, but only if told options.
    Charles Melancon: Supports kids on parents' insurance policies until age 26.
    David Vitter: Introduced legislation to repeal ObamaCare.
    Charles Melancon: Opposed healthcare bill because it didn't work for America.
    David Vitter: I fought ObamaCare & I'm still fighting it.
    Charles Melancon: ObamaCare costs too much & does too little for middle-class.
    David Vitter: ObamaCare injects government into private decisions.
    David Vitter: Pushed to allow re-importation of Rx drugs from Canada.
    David Vitter: Opposes SCHIP; it subsidizes wealthy states.
Homeland Security
    John Neely Kennedy: Increase size of the military; increase spending for defense.
    Thomas Clements: Why do we need military bases in the Phillipines?
Immigration
    Foster Campbell: No pathway to citizenship without exiting US first.
    Foster Campbell: Grant citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.
    Thomas Clements: Annex Mexico economically to avoid immigration issues.
    Rob Maness: Send unaccompanied minors back to their country of origin.
    Charles Melancon: I have been a staunch hawk on immigration.
    Charles Melancon: Supports SCHIP, despite insuring illegal immigrant kids.
    David Vitter: TV ad: Melancon puts out a welcome sign for illegal aliens.
Jobs
    Foster Campbell: Raise the federal minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    John Neely Kennedy: Belief in Jesus informs every decision I make.
    Thomas Clements: Why not keep God in the public sphere?
    Joseph Cao: First Vietnamese-American to serve in Congress.
    Rob Maness: Call out those who don't have interests of US & her citizens.
    John Neely Kennedy: I speak my mind, & some politicians call me a troublemaker.
    John Fleming: Passionate conservative: Obama doesn't share our values.
    Bill Cassidy: Agrees to one runoff debate; more if Obama visits.
    Bill Cassidy: No-show at Senate debate.
    Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: Receives ad money from billionaire Koch brothers.
    Rob Maness: Support Tea Party challenger for Senate Majority Leader.
    David Vitter: OpEd: robo-response to "Did you break the law" with DC Madam.
    Charles Melancon: OpEd: Vitter broke the law, and lied about it, with DC Madam.
    Charles Melancon: Ran based on Vitter's integrity issue from call-girl scandal.
    John Neely Kennedy: Ran for US Senate in 2004 as Democrat; & endorsed John Kerry.
Social Security
    Foster Campbell: I do not support privatization of Social Security.
    Thomas Clements: Privatize Social Security at birth for newborns today.
    John Neely Kennedy: Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts.
    Mary Landrieu: Credit immigrants for FICA paid while status was illegal.
Tax Reform
    Foster Campbell: Make sure the super-rich pay their fair share.
    Thomas Clements: Flat rate tax with across-the-board reduction.
    Charles Melancon: Tax increase on wealthiest taxpayers but not middle-class.
    David Vitter: Permanent extension of all Bush tax cuts.
    John Neely Kennedy: Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis.
War & Peace
    Foster Campbell: No American intervention in Iraq & Syria beyond air support.
    Thomas Clements: Help prevent genocide abroad, but not with U.S. lives.


The above quotations are from Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Louisiana.

Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

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U.S. House of Representatives winners and losers in each state:

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Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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