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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)
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)
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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    Ross Spano: Protect survivors of abortion procedures.
    Ron DeSantis: Reject loosening law on late term abortions.
    Bill Nelson: Supports a women's right to choose.
    Rick Scott: Abortion is wrong & Roe versus Wade should be overturned.
    Andrew Gillum: Decision should be made by women & their doctors.
    Ron DeSantis: Ban abortions after fetal heartbeat detected.
    Andrew Gillum: Defunding Planned Parenthood jeopardizes women's health.
    Philip Levine: Women have the right to be pro-choice, government keep out.
    Edward Janowski: Men imposing on pregnant women makes them breeding stock.
    Brian Mast: Defend life at every stage.
    Brian Mast: Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life.
    Darren Soto: Women have a right to control their own bodies.
    Francis Rooney: Cherish and respect life.
    John Rutherford: All life is sacred, period.
    Matt Gaetz: Roe v. Wade was a terrible decision.
    Matt Gaetz: Ban taxpayer-funded abortions under ObamaCare.
    Neal Dunn: Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life.
    Neal Dunn: Fight for the sanctity of life.
    Augustus Invictus: Leave abortion decisions to the states.
    Charlie Crist: 2006: I'm pro-life; 2014: That was for Republicans.
    George LeMieux: Pro-life; don't lose the values that make us special.
    Charlie Crist: Vetoed bill requiring ultrasound exams before abortions.
    Kendrick Meek: I have a 100% voting record on abortion, unlike Gov. Crist.
    Charlie Crist: Tea Party is too extreme on outlawing abortion.
    Alexander Snitker: Government must define when life begins & then protect it.
    Alexander Snitker: No federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Bernard DeCastro: Prohibit federal funds for elective abortions.
    Jeb Bush: Funded adoption counseling, but not abortion counseling.
    Jeb Bush: Prevent use of public funds for stem cell research.
    Mitt Romney: Would be delighted to sign federal ban on all abortions.
    Ron Paul: Get the federal government out of abortion decision.
    Rudy Giuliani: Would probably not sign federal ban on all abortions.
    Fred Thompson: Lobbied for Planned Parenthood,but always voted against them.
    Marco Rubio: Voted against funding stem cell research.
    Betty Castor: Abortion is a personal matter that should not be interfered.
    Mel Martinez: Opposed to abortion--life begins at conception.
    Betty Castor: Abortion should be rare, safe and legal.
    Jeb Bush: Restrict abortions to incest, rape, & health.
    Ronald Reagan: Abortion on demand must be outlawed.
Budget & Economy
    Charlie Crist: Worked to pass the American Rescue Plan.
    Marco Rubio: Paycheck Protection Program most effective relief program.
    Philip Levine: An economy that works for all Floridians.
    Andrew Gillum: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
    Edward Janowski: Stimulus is short-lived; reduce barriers to market growth.
    Adam Putnam: Don't make Florida into California & their debt.
    Al Lawson: We are still rebuilding from the Recession; focus on jobs.
    Brian Mast: Balance budget & overhaul federal spending caps.
    Francis Rooney: $20 trillion dollars national debt is a national disgrace.
    John Rutherford: Entrepreneurs create jobs--not the government.
    Matt Gaetz: Balance budget by cutting spending & reforming entitlements.
    Neal Dunn: Cut excessive regulation; rein in wasteful spending.
    Augustus Invictus: Fight for balanced budget & against Federal Reserve.
    David Jolly: Balance the budget: morally bound and for national security.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: As Lt. Governor: focus on job creation and tax reduction.
    David Jolly: We've doubled our national debt in the last 8 years.
    Carlos Curbelo: Chronic budget deficits threaten our economy & security.
    Ted Yoho: Keynesian economics is no way to stimulate the economy.
    Bill Nelson: Budget sequestration avoided national default.
    Mitt Romney: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were source of housing bubble.
    Newt Gingrich: We balanced the budget four times in the 1990s.
    Newt Gingrich: We balanced the budget four times in the 1990s.
    Ron Paul: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be auctioned off.
    George LeMieux: Balance budget by 2013, while extending Bush tax cuts.
    Rick Scott: 777 economic plan: 7 Steps to 700,000 Jobs in 7 Years.
    Charlie Crist: OpEd: As incumbent, blamed for Florida's weak economy.
    Kendrick Meek: Grow the economy rather than applying ideology.
    Charlie Crist: Supports economic stimulus and some parts of ObamaCare.
    Kendrick Meek: For economic stimulus, ObamaCare, & repealing Bush tax cuts.
    Jeff Greene: Everyone knew housing crash was coming; Congress did nothing.
    Charlie Crist: $8B stimulus funds saved or created 87,000 jobs in Florida.
    Marco Rubio: Oppose Obama stimulus package; it's bad for America.
    Jeb Bush: Florida budget grew by 27% during Bush's terms.
    Charlie Crist: Florida HOPE taskforce to help victims of housing crisis.
    John McCain: I’m well-versed in economics; I was at the Reagan Revolution.
    John McCain: Impose some fiscal discipline to revive the economy.
    John McCain: Will be able to reduce war costs & have a stable Middle East.
    John McCain: Reform insurance to cover violent weather patterns.
    John McCain: FactCheck: Said--then denied--he needed economics education.
    Mike Huckabee: Stimulus plan is $150B from China, to spend on Chinese goods.
    Mitt Romney: Make sure that we rein in spending.
    Mitt Romney: Support some kind of national catastrophic fund.
    Ron Paul: Economic stimulus ok, but not via spending & printing money.
    Ron Paul: Dollar crashing due to trillions spent on maintaining empire.
    Ron Paul: Waving a flag the whole time on spending.
    Rudy Giuliani: Get economy back on track based on growth principles.
    John McCain: Republicans have forgotten how to control spending.
    Mike Huckabee: To reduce spending, get rid of IRS & revamp DHS.
    Mitt Romney: Fundamentally change how Washington works, to reduce pork.
    Rudy Giuliani: Across-the-board spending cuts; zero out failing programs.
    Ron Paul: Maintain the value of the dollar, unlike Federal Reserve.
    Betty Castor: No tax cuts to the wealthy while we are facing huge deficits.
    Mel Martinez: Promote growth and job creation to reduce the deficit.
    Jeb Bush: Supports constitutional balanced budget amendment.
Civil Rights
    Nikki Fried: Banning transgender kids in sports is peddling hate.
    Val Demings: To cops after George Floyd:"What in the hell are you doing?".
    Augustus Invictus: Friends with white supremacists, but denies affiliation.
    Ron DeSantis: Backs bill impeding voting by ex-felons.
    Greg Steube: Trans women do not belong in women's sports.
    Philip Levine: History of being a fierce champion for LGBTQ rights.
    Andrew Gillum: Oppose discrimination based on gender identity.
    Andrew Gillum: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Edward Janowski: Focus on corporate benefits for same-sex couples.
    Andrew Gillum: Staunch supporter of LGBT rights.
    Andrew Gillum: Take down Confederate monuments.
    Darren Soto: Embrace our proud LGBT community.
    Marco Rubio: Men's bathrooms are for men & women's bathrooms for women.
    Augustus Invictus: Who one marries is not the concern of the Government.
    Pam Keith: Racists are sad aberrations, but they still exist.
    Greg Steube: Don't force agencies to adopt to gay couples.
    Ross Spano: Don't force agencies to adopt to gay couples.
    Jeb Bush: OpEd: "One Florida" scrapped affirmative action.
    Kendrick Meek: Sit-in to protest "One Florida" end of affirmative action.
    Gwen Graham: Fight to pass Paycheck Fairness Act.
    Charlie Crist: I support same-sex marriage.
    Rick Scott: I support traditional marriage.
    Charlie Crist: I left GOP because they bash Obama's race.
    Charlie Crist: 2010: Backed gay marriage ban; 2014: supports gay marriage.
    Rick Scott: $36 million for community-based disabled help.
    George LeMieux: Pro-family supporter of traditional marriage.
    Charlie Crist: Opposed gay adoption; then praised Court overturning ban.
    Al Franken: Apologized for comic routines that offended women.
    Alexander Snitker: Open gays ok in military; don't define marriage.
    Alexander Snitker: End affirmative action programs.
    Bernard DeCastro: Define marriage as one man and one woman.
    Charlie Crist: Lifetime member of NAACP.
    Rudy Giuliani: Comfortable with trying to reach voters in Spanish.
    Mitt Romney: MA Constitution, by John Adams, has no same-sex marriage.
    Ron Paul: Protect all voluntary associations; don’t define marriage.
    Rudy Giuliani: No Marriage Amendment needed now, but maybe if DOMA fails.
    Betty Castor: Support basic protections for gay couples, but not marriage.
    Mel Martinez: Support the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
    Andy Martin: Discontinue affirmative action programs.
    Bill Nelson: Favors requiring companies to hire more women & minorities.
    Jeb Bush: Provide licensure exams in Spanish, for free.
    Lois Frankel: Affirmative action in state hiring and college.
    Jeb Bush: Supports Affirmative Action; against quotas.
    Jeb Bush: No hate-crimes status for gays; no gay marriage.
    Ronald Reagan: Supports constitutional amendment to allow prayer in schools.
    Andrew Gillum: Trump tax cuts gave billions to our richest corporations.
    Philip Levine: Stop special interest tax breaks in Tallahassee.
    Andrew Gillum: Raise corporate taxes from 5.5% to 7.75%.
    Andrew Gillum: 90% of businesses pay no corporate income tax, & too little.
    Adam Putnam: Cut regulations & taxes for farms & businesses.
    Andrew Gillum: Corporate tax cuts can create jobs, support training.
    Rick Scott: Fighting for Florida's Future: cut the commercial lease tax.
    Brian Mast: Tax businesses less, to spur job creation.
    Rick Scott: Do away with commercial lease tax.
    Gwen Graham: Line item veto to get rid of corporate handouts.
    Rick Scott: Eliminate thousands of regulations on job creators.
    Rick Scott: Remove the sales tax on manufacturing equipment.
    Marco Rubio: Businesses need certainty to commit to hiring new workers.
    Rick Scott: Phase out Florida's Business Income Tax over 7 Years.
    Jeff Greene: Sold $21M of condos to CA dealer now facing charges.
    Marco Rubio: Work across the aisle to make America more business-friendly.
    John McCain: Cut corporate income taxes to keep jobs here.
    Mitt Romney: Key to economic stimulus: get companies to buy more stuff.
    Marco Rubio: Loser pays, to discourage frivolous lawsuits.
    Jeb Bush: Repeal the mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists.
    Charlie Crist: Reimagine law enforcement; restore trust with police.
    Ron DeSantis: Opposes insane fantasy of defunding law enforcement.
    Val Demings: Support police but we also have to deal with social ills.
    Philip Levine: Top-down & bottom-up audit of the Department of Corrections.
    Ron DeSantis: Don't restore voting rights to former felons.
    Andrew Gillum: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Edward Janowski: Enforce existing sentences; eliminate other crimes.
    Andrew Gillum: Ban the box: re-entry of returning citizens into job market.
    Andrew Gillum: Restorative justice programs to reduce teen recidivism.
    Al Lawson: Smart justice for non-violent offenses: system isn't working.
    Brian Mast: Supports capital punishment & mandatory minimums.
    John Rutherford: Give law enforcement all tools and resources needed.
    Val Demings: Improve relationships between police & community.
    Val Demings: Police work should be about building communities.
    Rick Scott: Let's Keep Florida Safe: focus on reductions in crime.
    Rick Scott: Signs death warrant for murderer.
    Ted Yoho: Support capital punishment.
    George LeMieux: Argued in favor of death penalty in Supreme Court case.
    Alexander Snitker: Supports capital punishment.
    Alexander Snitker: Job-training, substance-abuse, & early-release for prisoners.
    Charlie Crist: Chain-Gang Charlie: reinstitute prison chain gangs.
    Jeb Bush: Symbol of crime needs a human face on it.
    Jeb Bush: Passed Habitual Offender Accountability Act.
    Bernard DeCastro: Founded gospel-based Florida Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition.
    Charlie Crist: Supports 10-20-Life and Stop Turning Out Prisoners program.
    Mitt Romney: To reduce black on black crime, get more moms and dads.
    Marco Rubio: Toughen laws against prostitution & sex trafficking.
    Marco Rubio: Collect DNA of those convicted of sexually deviant behavior.
    Jeb Bush: Adopted Three-Strike Violent Felony Offender Act.
    Jeb Bush: 10-20-Life: Increase mandatory minimum sentences.
    Lois Frankel: Death penalty but also alternative sentencing.
    Jeb Bush: Build more prisons; private contracts OK.
    Jeb Bush: Alternative sentencing & rehabiliation acceptable.
    Jeb Bush: Supports death penalty.
    Jeb Bush: Stricter penalties for drug, sex, & gun offenses.
    Nikki Fried: Advocated for medical marijuana & legalization.
    Charlie Crist: Supports legalizing recreational marijuana.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Focus on opioids rather than marijuana.
    Andrew Gillum: legalize marijuana, and tax it.
    Ron DeSantis: No recreational marijuana; let voters decide medical usage.
    Philip Levine: Combat the opioid epidemic by expanding Medicaid.
    Andrew Gillum: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Edward Janowski: Ridiculous to consider marijuana a gateway drug.
    Andrew Gillum: Focus on opioid epidemic as medical issue.
    Marco Rubio: Prove medical benefits to FDA before legalizing marijuana.
    Patrick Murphy: Let states decide marijuana legalization.
    Alan Grayson: Exempt high-CBD/low-THC medical marijuana from Drug War.
    Patrick Murphy: Protect people complying with state marijuana laws from feds.
    Augustus Invictus: Abolishing the DEA is a start to end war on drugs.
    Adam Putnam: Opposes marijuana legalization as a gateway drug.
    Rick Scott: OpEd: Requiring drug testing for welfare is unconstitutional.
    ACLU: Oppose mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Rick Scott: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Rick Scott: Random drug testing of state employees.
    Darren Soto: Oppose mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Mike Haridopolos: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Random drug testing of state employees.
    Greg Steube: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Greg Steube: Random drug testing of state employees.
    Matt Gaetz: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Rick Scott: Drug courts & alternatives to incarceration.
    Al Franken: Admitted drug use during days as TV comedian.
    Al Franken: Wrote two movies about drug addiction and its horrors.
    Mike Ciresi: 2007: acknowledged past marijuana dabbling.
    Norm Coleman: Opposed to legalizing marijuana despite past usage.
    Alexander Snitker: No mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs.
    Bernard DeCastro: Convicted of drug related crimes & pardoned after 10 years.
    Jeb Bush: Funding to reduce teen substance abuse and tobacco use.
    Jeb Bush: Create a prescription drug tracking system to prevent abuse.
    Jeb Bush: Mandatory prison sentences for drug offenses.
    Andy Martin: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana; end War on Drugs.
    Ron DeSantis: COVID: other states not opening schools a policy blunder.
    Ron DeSantis: Rejects education cuts, launched civics initiative.
    Val Demings: We need to focus more on our children graduating high school.
    Ron DeSantis: Boost teacher's minimum salary to $47,500.
    Ron DeSantis: Parents should have public school choice.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Keep college graduates in Florida after graduation.
    Ron DeSantis: Invest in higher ed; focus on job skills.
    Ron DeSantis: Prioritize attracting and retaining great teachers.
    Ron DeSantis: Expand Tax Credit Scholarships for school choice.
    Andrew Gillum: $1 billion Fair Share investment in public schools.
    Andrew Gillum: Make college debt-free for nurses & teachers.
    Philip Levine: Invest in public schools; stop funds to private/charters.
    Ron DeSantis: Expand both charters & vouchers.
    Ron DeSantis: Fund training for high schoolers who enter workforce.
    Andrew Gillum: $1B on education: set minimum teacher salary at $50,000.
    Ron DeSantis: Expand voucher and charters; stop Common Core.
    Andrew Gillum: End punitive high-stakes testing regime.
    Andrew Gillum: Debt-free college in exchange for 4 years' work in Florida.
    Philip Levine: Replace high-stakes testing with more comprehensive scoring.
    Andrew Gillum: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
    Edward Janowski: Vouchers are regularly abused due to lack of oversight.
    Adam Putnam: More emphasis on technical training, not college.
    Adam Putnam: Parental control of education, not state or federal.
    Adam Putnam: Urges veto of school choice bill.
    Al Lawson: College education needs to be attainable and affordable.
    Al Lawson: I believe in all options available in public education.
    Brian Mast: Replace Common Core with school choice.
    Matt Gaetz: Allow opt-out of Common Core; abolish Dept. of Education.
    Neal Dunn: Stopping Common Core is the first step.
    Val Demings: Equal access to quality education regardless of zip-code.
    Val Demings: College for all without facing crushing student loan debt.
    Patrick Murphy: Quality public education is best way to grow middle class.
    Augustus Invictus: Enemy of Common Core and No Child Left Behind.
    Gwen Graham: Invest in our public schools and Head Start.
    Rick Scott: $80M for state colleges; hold the line on tuition at $10K.
    Rick Scott: Eliminated tenure; with performance pay, give $2,500 raise.
    Ted Yoho: Department of Education should be eliminated over 3-5 years.
    Rick Scott: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Rick Scott: $10M for vouchers for private schools for poor kids.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: $10M for vouchers for private schools for poor kids.
    Greg Steube: $10M for vouchers for private schools for poor kids.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Allow non-compulsory student-led prayer in school.
    Greg Steube: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Matt Gaetz: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    ACLU: Against school prayer even if called "inspirational message".
    Darren Soto: Against school prayer even if called "inspirational message".
    Mike Haridopolos: Allow students to deliver inspirational messages.
    Rick Scott: Increase the number of charter schools.
    Jeb Bush: Guarantee college admission for top 20% of high school grads.
    Jeb Bush: Catholic Conference sought more voucher accountability.
    Jeb Bush: 60% of FCAT-passed schools failed to meet NCLB standards.
    Fred Thompson: Voted for No Child Left Behind, but critics were right.
    Fred Thompson: Allow states to experiment with vouchers & charter schools.
    Rudy Giuliani: Empower parents to decide parochial, charter, or home school.
    Rudy Giuliani: NYC public school system dysfunctional & should be blown up.
    Marco Rubio: Voted for more scholarships for private schools.
    Marco Rubio: Incentivize foreign language curriculum in elementary school.
    Marco Rubio: Prepare students for the Global Marketplace.
    Marco Rubio: More options for student and parent choice in education.
    Jeb Bush: Voluntary universal Pre-K: fund 9,600 pre-school teachers.
    Jeb Bush: A+ Plan: Make "F" schools disappear; make more "A" schools.
    Jeb Bush: Push for gains among minority and disadvantaged students.
    Jeb Bush: Social promotion doesn't do our kids any favors.
    Andy Martin: Supports vouchers for public, private or religious schools.
    Jeb Bush: Restrict grade inflation by imposing minimum standards.
    Hillary Clinton: Solemn vow never to abandon our public schools.
    Hillary Clinton: Hold kids to high standards, starting at home.
    Hillary Clinton: Address teacher shortage with salary increases.
    Hillary Clinton: Teachers need more peer consulting & more recognition.
    Hillary Clinton: Social promotion cheats our children.
    Hillary Clinton: More after-school; smaller classes.
    Hillary Clinton: Reduce size of schools; and modernize.
    Hillary Clinton: Read to young kids 20-30 minutes daily.
    Hillary Clinton: Entire school staff should focus on school safety.
    Hillary Clinton: Vouchers will not improve our public schools.
    Hillary Clinton: Let’s build up our schools-not tear them down.
    Hillary Clinton: Charter schools provide choice within public system.
    Jeb Bush: More funding for schools; merit pay for teachers.
    Jeb Bush: Focus on abstinence; end social promotion.
    Jeb Bush: Supports charter schools & vouchers.
Energy & Oil
    Nikki Fried: Middle of the road policies got C-minus from Sierra Club.
    Andrew Gillum: Withdrawal from Paris Climate accord is reckless.
    Philip Levine: Against offshore drilling; invest instead in solar energy.
    Philip Levine: Effectively tackled challenges of climate change in Miami.
    Ron DeSantis: No carbon tax; no wind energy subsidy.
    Philip Levine: $24M project to mitigate sea-rise in Miami Beach.
    Andrew Gillum: Make Florida world leader in rooftop solar energy production.
    Andrew Gillum: Transition Florida to clean energy as rapidly as possible.
    Edward Janowski: Strong supporter of green energy.
    Andrew Gillum: Climate change is a real; transition to clean energy.
    Adam Putnam: Florida positioned to be˙oil˙hub˙for energy independence.
    Brian Mast: Climate change regulations threaten economic growth.
    Brian Mast: Regulate fracking; acknowledge climate change.
    Darren Soto: Dramatically reduce our carbon emissions.
    Augustus Invictus: Find alternatives to dependence on foreign energy sources.
    David Jolly: I support offshore drilling, but not off Florida's coasts.
    Charlie Crist: I'm not a scientists, but I can use my brain & talk to one.
    Rick Scott: I'm not a scientist, so I have no proposal on climate change.
    Ron DeSantis: No delay on Keystone pipeline for security & safety study.
    Ted Yoho: Department of Energy needs to be eliminated.
    Rick Scott: Repeal Florida's cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases.
    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.
    Jeff Greene: Ban offshore oil drilling.
    Charlie Crist: Open to cap-and-trade plan for carbon emissions.
    Charlie Crist: $200M package for solar, wind, & biofuel from citrus.
    John McCain: In favor of cap-and-trade.
    Rudy Giuliani: Support the technologies that improve alternative energy use.
    Tim Mahoney: Invest in alternative energy technologies.
    Marco Rubio: Tax incentives for energy-efficient appliances.
    Betty Castor: We won’t solve this problem with more drilling.
    Mel Martinez: Allow exploration in areas that support drilling.
    Jeb Bush: Eliminate automobile emissions testing.
    Ron DeSantis: Create Resilient Florida program to deal with flooding.
    Rocky De La Fuente: We bear responsibility as stewards of our planet.
    Ron DeSantis: Must be bold in tackling Florida's water problems.
    Andrew Gillum: Redirect freshwater flow, with pollution standards.
    Ron DeSantis: Deal with Red Tide: clean the water; build a reservoir.
    Rick Scott: OpEd: Protestors blame Scott for red tide algae bloom.
    Rick Scott: Repealed mandatory septic tank inspection & cut state DEP.
    Rick Scott: Emergency $9M to cope with red tide algae bloom.
    Ron DeSantis: Stop Lake Okeechobee discharges that caused algae crisis.
    Bill Nelson: Lake Okeechobee water is murky, but it's a state issue.
    Rick Scott: Lake Okeechobee water is murky, but it's a federal issue.
    Andrew Gillum: Properly fund Florida Forever and Everglades restorations.
    Andrew Gillum: EPA has critical role in protecting us from toxic pollution.
    Edward Janowski: Rein in EPA along with other bureaucracies.
    Andrew Gillum: EPA protects our families from corporate toxic pollution.
    Adam Putnam: Unravel the EPA mess; it kills jobs & increases costs.
    Brian Mast: Repair infrastructure surrounding Lake Okeechobee.
    Darren Soto: Named Champion of the Everglades by Audubon Florida.
    Francis Rooney: Stop release of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee.
    John Rutherford: Hand power back to our community from federal overreach.
    Matt Gaetz: Environmental regulations are job-killing overreach.
    Val Demings: Endorsed by League of Conservation Voters.
    Patrick Murphy: Vital to Florida's future that we protect our environment.
    Augustus Invictus: Respecting environment over business is a must.
    Gwen Graham: Protect natural heritage & open space for future generations.
    Rick Scott: Break tourism records while protecting our environment.
    Rick Scott: Lay off DEP staff; environmental compliance & no enforcement.
    Connie Mack IV: Criticizes agricultural tax breaks for grazing land.
    Rick Scott: Base environmental policy on sound science, not politics.
    Jeb Bush: Florida Forever: $1B for environmental land purchases.
    Jeb Bush: Everglades are "crown jewel" of Florida environmental legacy.
    Jeb Bush: Acceler8: $1.5B plan for Everglades restoration.
    Jeb Bush: Declined results of state survey to limit urban sprawl.
    Marco Rubio: Partner with private companies for transportation system.
    Marco Rubio: Hurricane Savings Accounts for homeowners' insurance.
    Jeb Bush: New marine sanctuary to protect the Florida Keys.
    Al Gore: Ban oil and gas drilling off Florida coast.
    Jeb Bush: Restrict Eminent Domain; most severe of all govt powers.
    Jeb Bush: Let industries “self-audit”; compensate for “takings”.
Families & Children
    Augustus Invictus: Healthy relations between men and women: opposes deviancy.
    Andrew Gillum: Invited same-sex couples to get married in Tallahassee.
    Ron DeSantis: Protect faith-based noncooperation with gay marriage.
    Francis Rooney: Marriage is a sacrament ; protected by religious freedom.
    Neal Dunn: Protect traditional faith-based family values.
    Rick Scott: $1.5 million for safe houses against human trafficking.
    Mike Huckabee: Understand the totality of the American family.
    Rudy Giuliani: Conservative record:I drove pornography out of Times Square.
    Marco Rubio: Parental notification for social networking website use.
    Jeb Bush: No Place Like Home initiative: find families for DCF kids.
    Jeb Bush: Increase KidCare; increase developmentally disabled services.
    Hillary Clinton: Send message: It is the job of children to learn.
    Hillary Clinton: Early-warning hotlines for homicidal & suicidal students.
Foreign Policy
    Nikki Fried: I am supporting the American-Israeli relationship.
    Ron DeSantis: Oppose socialist president of Venezuela; support opposition.
    Ron DeSantis: Pro-Israel; take action against boycott.
    Andrew Gillum: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Edward Janowski: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Brian Mast: Aggressive NATO response to Russian expansionism.
    Pam Keith: Don't live by fear; we're the most bad-ass nation.
    Pam Keith: Born in Turkey; lived outside US for 9 years.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Defend democracy in Cuba, Venezuela, & Israel.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: After Cuban "normalization," more beatings & more oppression.
    David Jolly: Help create stability in regions where there is none.
    Carlos Curbelo: When the US shows weakness, bad actors become emboldened.
    Rick Scott: Cuba's Castros are terrorists; don't travel there.
    Charlie Crist: Lift the Cuban embargo; it has failed for 50 years.
    Bill Nelson: Keep the Cuban embargo, but let family members travel.
    Connie Mack IV: Keep the Cuban embargo until Cuba is a free democracy.
    Mitt Romney: Critical time for American century vs. European socialism.
    Newt Gingrich: I supported Helms-Burton to isolate the Castro regime.
    Rick Santorum: Stand up for our friends in Latin America, not leftists.
    Rick Santorum: Keep embargo on Cuba--the heart of cancer in Latin America.
    Rick Santorum: Self-determination on statehood for Puerto Rico.
    Ron Paul: In Latin America, standing up for allies has meant military.
    Jeff Greene: 2007: Visited Cuba to repair yacht & support synagogues.
    Ron Paul: Stronger national defense by changing our foreign policy.
    Mike Huckabee: Law of the Sea Treaty gives away our sovereignty.
    Betty Castor: Bush’s travel restrictions to Cuba are wrong.
Free Trade
    Andrew Gillum: Trump's tariffs threaten Florida's workers, farmers.
    Ron DeSantis: Trump's tariffs will get concessions from China.
    Andrew Gillum: Support free trade with restrictions.
    Edward Janowski: Trade deals not balanced for US but favor global economy.
    Darren Soto: Free trade is a nice theory, but oppose NAFTA & TPP.
    David Jolly: Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
    Ron DeSantis: No to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
    Patrick Murphy: Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
    Gwen Graham: End tax breaks for companies that ship job overseas.
    Ron Paul: Free trade helps all of Latin America, even Cuba.
    Alexander Snitker: No free trade agreements; free trade with all nations.
    Rudy Giuliani: China is a great opportunity and a great caution for the US.
    Duncan Hunter: Let’s buy American this Christmas season.
    Tom Tancredo: Voted NO on permanent normalized trade relations with China.
    Tim Mahoney: Do not lowre our standards in international trade agreements.
    Andy Martin: Opposes NAFTA, GATT, and WTO.
Government Reform
    Nikki Fried: Been transparent on finances including past filing mistakes.
    Nikki Fried: Would reverse restrictions on voting rights.
    Charlie Crist: Extend voting hours across the state for all.
    Charlie Crist: Criticized restrictive elections bill & anti-riot bill.
    Ron DeSantis: No to ballot harvesting and private groups spending money.
    Val Demings: Members of extremist groups shouldn't be in police, military.
    Andrew Gillum: Bring it Home Florida: voter registration drive for 2020.
    Democratic Party: $2M to register 200,000 Florida non-voters.
    Mike Bloomberg: Fund voter registration in FL, WI, OH, MI, and PA.
    Bill Nelson: Require ads to disclose funders.
    Rick Scott: Political donations exercise the right to free speech.
    Andrew Gillum: Campaign funded by many small donors plus two billionaires.
    Bill Nelson: Russians penetrating our elections, but details classified.
    Andrew Gillum: Make voter registration easier.
    Edward Janowski: Voter ID system to end election fraud.
    Andrew Gillum: Limit corporate money in campaigns.
    Brian Mast: Regulate "dark money" indirect campaign contributions.
    Francis Rooney: Pledges to serve no more than eight years in Congress.
    David Jolly: OpEd AdWatch: Worked for lobbyists associated with Pakistan.
    Ted Yoho: Regulate campaign contributions.
    George LeMieux: Opposed thousands of earmarks during time in Senate.
    Mike Haridopolos: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Rick Scott: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Darren Soto: Keep early voting and easy third party registration.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Greg Steube: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Matt Gaetz: Reduce early voting; stricter third party registration.
    Rick Scott: Free speech includes financially supporting candidates.
    Rick Scott: Reducing Tallahassee's unnecessary costs.
    Kendrick Meek: Sought earmarks for blighted area which benefited a donor.
    Kendrick Meek: Drafted 70 bills in Congress; some got merged into law.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: More disclosure of campaign contributions & fundraising.
    Jeb Bush: Legislative term limits strengthened Bush's executive power.
    Jeb Bush: OpEd: Foundation for Florida's Future hides campaign donors.
    Jeb Bush: Refused to fund state agency requests for specific services.
    Jeb Bush: Mature society can empty government buildings of workers.
    Jeb Bush: Judges should respect primacy of Legislature & Executive.
    Jeb Bush: Asked judicial candidates: Are you a God-fearing churchgoer?
    Jeb Bush: 2004: Purged felons list from eligible voters.
    Jeb Bush: 2005: Achieved goal of restraining growth in spending.
    John McCain: More sunshine on the Working Group on Financial Markets.
    John McCain: FactCheck: $35B in pork meant $484 per child, not $1000.
    Mitt Romney: Use my own money in a campaign to try and change the US.
    Mitt Romney: Not concerned about voters on his campaign self-contribution.
    Fred Thompson: Tort reform ok for liability lawsuits; leave rest to states.
    Rudy Giuliani: Supports tort reform like “loser pays” rule.
    Tim Mahoney: Clean up corruption: No gifts. No meals. No trips.
    Marco Rubio: Reduce paid petition business in citizen initiative process.
    Marco Rubio: Allow transferring surplus campaign funds to other campaigns.
    Doris Haddock: We need fair voting, good candidates, and good citizens.
    Jeb Bush: Keep legislation small and focused: no mammoth “train” bills.
    Andy Martin: State campaign funding for complying with spending limits.
    Jeb Bush: Privatize & outsource govt; fee holidays for contractors.
    Jeb Bush: No campaign spending limits; no public financing.
    Lois Frankel: Limit campaign contributions and campaign spending.
Gun Control
    Nikki Fried: Kicked the NRA out of weapons license permitting.
    Nikki Fried: Holds medical marijuana card and concealed-weapons permit.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Prohibit assault weapons; prohibit bump stocks.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Allow open carry in all public places and schools.
    Andrew Gillum: Universal background checks & assault weapon ban.
    Andrew Gillum: Voting rights to former felons: they deserve a second chance.
    Philip Levine: We need gun control reform with a common sense approach.
    Ron DeSantis: Concealed carry statewide; open-carry on campuses.
    Andrew Gillum: Prohibit bump stocks and assault weapons.
    Ron DeSantis: Allow carrying guns openly and on college campuses.
    Andrew Gillum: No right to guns for domestic abusers or mentally ill.
    Edward Janowski: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Rick Scott: Don't ban AR-15s; fully automatic weapons already illegal.
    Rick Scott: Raise the legal age to buy all guns to 21 years old.
    Rick Scott: Enacted new gun control after high school shooting.
    Rick Scott: 21-year-old age requirement & 3-day wait on gun purchases.
    Byron Donalds: Voted NO on new gun control after high school shooting.
    Ross Spano: Voted NO on new gun control after high school shooting.
    Greg Steube: Voted NO on new gun control after high school shooting.
    Andrew Gillum: Favors strong gun laws.
    Adam Putnam: Expanded concealed weapon licenses program; largest in US.
    Andrew Gillum: Operation Safe Neighborhood: community crime watch.
    Brian Mast: Right to defend ourselves is God-given.
    Darren Soto: Stand up to the gun lobby.
    Francis Rooney: Protect and defend the Second Amendment.
    John Rutherford: Work hard for concealed carry & open carry.
    Matt Gaetz: Supports open carry and Stand-Your-Ground.
    Matt Gaetz: One of the most pro-gun members of the Florida Legislature.
    Neal Dunn: Protect the 2nd Amendment.
    Patrick Murphy: Expand background checks; bar people on watch lists.
    Augustus Invictus: Wants restoration of the Second Amendment.
    Patrick Murphy: No civilian access to military-style assault weapons.
    Patrick Murphy: More background checks: close the terrorist gun loophole.
    Val Demings: Biden's measured, evidence-based orders will save lives.
    George LeMieux: Staunch believer in Second Amendment right to bear arms.
    Rick Scott: A-rating from the NRA.
    Jeb Bush: Stand-your-ground bill: Deadly force OK when threatened.
    Mitt Romney: Support the 2nd Amendment AND the assault weapon ban.
    Duncan Hunter: Bearing arms is a tradition of the American soldier.
    John McCain: I know how to use guns; but I don’t own one.
    Rudy Giuliani: Government can impose reasonable regulations on guns.
    Jeb Bush: Violent gun crime rate is down by more than 25%.
    Jeb Bush: Use a Gun and You’re Done.
    Hillary Clinton: Don’t water down sensible gun control legislation.
    Jeb Bush: Concealed carry OK; supports instant background check.
Health Care
    Ron DeSantis: COVID: We will not close schools, jobs, businesses.
    Ron DeSantis: Against Medicare-for-all; keep private insurance.
    Andrew Gillum: Expand Medicaid in Florida; work toward Medicare-for-All.
    Philip Levine: Expand Medicaid; give healthcare access to everyone.
    Ron DeSantis: Repeal ObamaCare; health care isn't a right.
    Andrew Gillum: Medicare-for-All, paid $1B restoration of corporate tax cuts.
    Andrew Gillum: Medicare for all: universal health care is a right.
    Ron DeSantis: No right to health care; that's just a bureaucratic right.
    Andrew Gillum: Extend Medicaid to one million Floridians.
    Andrew Gillum: Expand ObamaCare; Medicare for Al.
    Edward Janowski: Dismantle ObamaCare, for personal sovereignty & cost too.
    Andrew Gillum: Healthcare should be a fundamental right.
    Gwen Graham: Apply ObamaCare to full-time workers, not 30 hours per week.
    Brian Mast: Repeal and defund ObamaCare.
    Darren Soto: Supports ObamaCare Medicaid expansion in Florida.
    Francis Rooney: Fight to end the disaster known as ObamaCare.
    John Rutherford: ObamaCare is too big, too complex, & too burdensome.
    Matt Gaetz: Replace ObamaCare with a fiscally responsible system.
    Neal Dunn: Full and immediate repeal of ObamaCare.
    Patrick Murphy: We can improve ObamaCare, but it has hugely positive impact.
    Carlos Curbelo: ObamaCare increases costs; empower patients instead.
    Gwen Graham: Quality rural healthcare is vital; fix ObamaCare.
    Charlie Crist: 2007 & 2010: opposed ObamaCare; now supports fixing it.
    Charlie Crist: AdWatch: unwavering support of ObamaCare.
    Rick Scott: AdWatch: "Let's Get to Work" opposing ObamaCare.
    Connie Mack IV: ObamaCare cuts $700 billion out of your Medicare.
    Connie Mack IV: Repeal ObamaCare but preserve pre-existing condition rule.
    George LeMieux: ObamaCare makes broken healthcare system even worse.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Amend state constitution to block ObamaCare in Florida.
    Greg Steube: Amend state constitution to block ObamaCare in Florida.
    Mike Haridopolos: Amend state constitution to block ObamaCare in Florida.
    Jeff Greene: Supports Obamacare.
    Charlie Crist: Cover Florida: 6,000 uninsured given peace of mind.
    Charlie Crist: Get waste & fraud out of Medicare so program will survive.
    Marco Rubio: Provide alternatives to employer-based insurance system.
    Jeb Bush: Move Medicaid from "defined benefit" to defined contribution.
    Jeb Bush: Provide risk-adjusted premiums (insurance vouchers).
    Jeb Bush: Slashed every request for adult mental health.
    Jeb Bush: OpEd: Medicaid reforms won't cover chronic conditions.
    Mitt Romney: Get everyone some form of catastrophic health coverage.
    Duncan Hunter: Romney’s plan has 1,000 mandates; drives up cost by 35%.
    Fred Thompson: Less benefits for high-income Medicare beneficiaries.
    John McCain: Give individuals $2500 refundable tax credits for healthcare.
    Mike Huckabee: We don’t have a healthcare system; it’s a healthcare maze.
    Mitt Romney: Let states create their own private, market-based insurance.
    Mitt Romney: Removing most mandates drove down premium cost by half.
    Ron Paul: Insurance companies & gov’t make healthcare unaffordable.
    Ron Paul: Transfer funds from debt & empire-building to healthcare.
    Ron Paul: Socialized medicine won’t work; nor managed care.
    Rudy Giuliani: Medicare and Medicaid need a private solution.
    Tom Tancredo: Greater individual opportunity for health savings accounts.
    Tim Mahoney: Prescription Drug plan for seniors, not drug manufacturers.
    Marco Rubio: Launch a marketplace of affordable health insurance.
    Betty Castor: Fight for a meaningful prescription drug plan.
    Mel Martinez: Support Bush’s plan to provide prescription drug benefits.
    Betty Castor: Expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Jeb Bush: KidCare and Medikids: expand to 1.6M kids and then even more.
    Jeb Bush: Leave research funding to feds, not state.
    Jeb Bush: No physician-assisted suicide.
Homeland Security
    Charlie Crist: Led effort to ensure veterans had access to COVID vaccine.
    Deb Haaland: Close child care gaps for military families.
    Michael Waltz: Close child care gaps for military families.
    Bernie Sanders: Shouldn't rely on China for our prescription drugs.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Address broken VA hospital system.
    Philip Levine: Military veterans should receive the benefits they deserve.
    Michael Waltz: Top priority is to increase service to country without draft.
    Andrew Gillum: Opposes expanding the military.
    Edward Janowski: Expand military to provide jobs and education.
    Adam Putnam: Use conservation money to protect military bases.
    Adam Putnam: Make Florida the most military friendly & vet friendly state.
    Rick Scott: $6 million for counterterrorism and police equipment.
    Al Lawson: Ensure that veteran benefits are protected.
    Brian Mast: Treat every veteran as the most important vet ever.
    Brian Mast: Maintain world's most prepared strongest military.
    Brian Mast: Don't cut defense to balance budget.
    Francis Rooney: Voice for American strength, so our enemies know to fear us.
    John Rutherford: We must return to a peace-through-strength military.
    Matt Gaetz: $3 million to fund "Building Homes for Heroes.
    Matt Gaetz: Oppose any automatic cuts to defense spending.
    Neal Dunn: Help veterans with housing and health care issues.
    Augustus Invictus: Non-interventionism & no unconditional support to Israel.
    Pam Keith: My military service exposed me to issues that we face.
    Patrick Murphy: Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed.
    Alan Grayson: Opposed $607 billion national defense bill.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed.
    Gwen Graham: Encourage military to private sector transitions.
    Rick Scott: Florida has one of country's largest veteran populations.
    Connie Mack IV: Budget sequestration guts our military.
    George LeMieux: World peace comes when America is unrivaled militarily.
    Al Franken: 2005: Coleman should've held hearings on post-war corruption.
    Bernard DeCastro: Reduce deployed nuclear weapons of both the US and Russia.
    Charlie Crist: Military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy has worked.
    Marco Rubio: No evidence to change policy of don't ask, don't tell.
    Mitt Romney: Add 100,000 to the military without a draft.
    John McCain: Waterboarding is torture; we’re not going to torture people.
    Mitt Romney: Not wise for us to describe our interrogation techniques.
    Rudy Giuliani: Remain on offense against Islamic terrorism.
    John McCain: Consult lawyers on war decisions; no half-cocked war basis.
    Mitt Romney: Lawyers are the last people to ask about war decisions.
    Betty Castor: Support the all volunteer military, not a military draft.
    Mel Martinez: Volunteers for military service make a draft unnecessary.
    Jeb Bush: Make Florida the most military-friendly state in the nation.
    Jeb Bush: Threat from 9/11 is unprecedented for our generation.
    Jeb Bush: $17M for new programs for terrorism response.
    Ronald Reagan: No nuclear freeze due to danger from the “evil empire”.
    Alan Grayson: Allow administrative amnesty to some illegal aliens.
    Rocky De La Fuente: We have a rich history of embracing immigrants.
    Ron DeSantis: No sanctuary cities in Florida.
    Andrew Gillum: DACA is unconstitutional; opposes any path to citizenship.
    Philip Levine: Fully supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.
    Ron DeSantis: DACA is unconstitutional; opposes any path to citizenship.
    Andrew Gillum: Protect borders without criminalizing undocumented people.
    Ron DeSantis: Supports E-Verify; opposes sanctuary cities.
    Andrew Gillum: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Edward Janowski: Pathway to citizenship for some, to work thru quagmire.
    Adam Putnam: Don't let illegal aliens vote for anything.
    Andrew Gillum: Protect Dreamers from end of DACA.
    Brian Mast: We need a high wall with a wide gate.
    Darren Soto: DREAMers pay in-state tuition & have pathway to citizenship.
    Francis Rooney: Controls our borders, immediately.
    John Rutherford: First and foremost, strengthen wall along southern border.
    Matt Gaetz: Secure the border and enforce our laws.
    Neal Dunn: Stop debating; stop amnesty; stop illegal immigration.
    Adam Putnam: Opposed anti-immigrant laws that might affect workers.
    Adam Putnam: Muslim ban is offensive to American values.
    Augustus Invictus: Screen immigrants for status and ISIS connections.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: FactCheck: Supports E-Verify, but not racial profiling.
    Carlos Curbelo: US has duty to secure its borders; with guest worker program.
    Rick Scott: In-state tuition for illegals, as part of tuition cap deal.
    Ted Yoho: First, secure the borders; then a path to citizenship.
    Bill Nelson: Path to citizenship with fines & English proficiency.
    Connie Mack IV: No amnesty for illegal immigrants.
    Marco Rubio: GOP DREAM Act: visas for going to college or military.
    Mitt Romney: Enforce employment laws; illegal immigrants will self-deport.
    Mitt Romney: English should be the official language of the US.
    Newt Gingrich: Use American Express & Visa to verify immigration laws.
    Newt Gingrich: Romney's "self-deportation" is an Obama-level fantasy.
    Newt Gingrich: Not speaking English traps people into not getting jobs.
    Rick Santorum: We need immigration; but we need respect of the law.
    George LeMieux: Secure our borders to be secure as a nation.
    Alexander Snitker: Legal immigrants ok; no pathway for illegal immigrants.
    Bernard DeCastro: Increase family reunification visas.
    Marco Rubio: AZ law may unreasonably single out some citizens.
    Marco Rubio: Don't count illegal immigrants in the 2010 census.
    Charlie Crist: Seal borders; enforce laws; send illegals to back of line.
    Marco Rubio: Allow children of illegals to pay in-state college tuition.
    Marco Rubio: No amnesty in any form, not even back-of-the-line.
    Bernard DeCastro: Supports a strong immigration policy.
    Rudy Giuliani: A special policy for Cuban immigrants fleeing Castro.
    Rudy Giuliani: Support tamper-proof ID card and path to citizenship.
    Fred Thompson: Pledges to veto any immigration bill that involves amnesty.
    John McCain: Illegal immigrants are God’s children as well.
    Mitt Romney: Illegal immigrants shouldn’t get tuition break in schools.
    Rudy Giuliani: BorderStat & virtual fence: just stop people from coming in.
    Tom Tancredo: I’m not going to aid any more immigration.
    Fred Thompson: Voted for law to abolish sanctuary cities.
    Rudy Giuliani: Sanctuary city policy helped make NYC most legal city in US.
    Tim Mahoney: Secure our borders & enforce immigration laws.
    Betty Castor: Expedite citizenship for legal immigrants on active duty.
    Mel Martinez: Strongly oppose amnesty for illegal aliens.
    Andy Martin: Support official English; decrease immigration numbers.
    Val Demings: Look at hiring standards, police should reflect diversity.
    Rick Scott: Designed unemployment system with maximum $275/week benefit.
    Ron DeSantis: Oversaw unemployment system with maximum $275/week benefit.
    Ron DeSantis: No depressed wages for Floridians due to cheap foreign labor.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Create more jobs, and create higher paying jobs.
    Andrew Gillum: Supports state $15 minimum wage.
    Philip Levine: For raising minimum wage; let local communities decide rate.
    Andrew Gillum: Legally require hiring more women & minorities.
    Edward Janowski: No affirmative action; no quotas.
    Val Demings: Retain good-paying jobs offering livable wages.
    Rick Scott: State should support early-stage businesses to create jobs.
    Gwen Graham: Raise the minimum wage; ensure paid sick time.
    Rick Scott: Opposed increasing the minimum wage.
    Rick Scott: FactCheck: Yes, unemployment up; but stimulus has helped.
    Charlie Crist: Minimum wage increase good; living wage better.
    Rick Scott: High unemployment compensation deters job creation.
    Al Franken: 2005: Fined $25,000 for failing to insure workers.
    Rick Scott: 7 Steps; 700,000 jobs; 7 years.
    Jeff Greene: We have a jobs crisis, not a job problem.
    Jeb Bush: Job growth during Bush terms, but very low wage jobs.
    Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Cut unemployment substantially, but not in half.
    Jeb Bush: Operation Paycheck: stimulus for 33,000 construction jobs.
Local Issues
    Ron DeSantis: Occupational licensing too often hinders upward mobility.
Principles & Values
    Nikki Fried: We can build a state that gives power back to you.
    Charlie Crist: This is a moment for inclusion rather than exclusion.
    Charlie Crist: We need to stop the division and hate; bring state together.
    Ron DeSantis: Florida sun a beacon of light for those yearning for freedom.
    Val Demings: Being unified nation doesn't mean giving up beliefs.
    Val Demings: Would be first Black woman elected as FL Governor or Senator.
    Andrew Gillum: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Edward Janowski: Keep "God" on public buildings, as done historically.
    Andrew Gillum: Religious-political dialogue good.
    Andrew Gillum: Served a decade on City Commission and as Tallahassee mayor.
    Francis Rooney: I will do all I can to defend Christian values.
    Francis Rooney: Man's greed & corruption necessitate separation of powers.
    Matt Gaetz: America is unique because we know our rights come from God.
    Matt Gaetz: Bible is instructions from God; we are to follow faithfully.
    Neal Dunn: Describes himself as a very conservative Catholic.
    Augustus Invictus: Libertarians are the party of peace & party of principle.
    Val Demings: Seeing VP Harris sworn in demonstrated American promise.
    Patrick Murphy: OpEd: Angry black women should oppose party-choice Murphy.
    Patrick Murphy: Former Republican; FL's most conservative House Democrat.
    Rick Scott: FanGate: Refused to debate if opponent allowed to use a fan.
    Charlie Crist: I stand for fairness and trying to treat people right.
    Rick Scott: As newlyweds, opened a donut shop with wife and their moms.
    Connie Mack IV: GOP debates only help Democrats.
    Connie Mack IV: Son of Senator; husband of Congresswoman.
    George LeMieux: Kept his promise not run for re-election after appointment.
    George LeMieux: Judeo-Christian values make us exceptional as a nation.
    Charlie Crist: I would have left GOP anyway; they're too extreme.
    Charlie Crist: We need open-mindedness in a Senator, not ideology.
    Al Franken: Spent $20M on campaign; more for Great Minnesota Recount.
    Al Franken: Recount: What do we want? Patience! When do we want it? Now!
    Al Franken: OpEd: Franken should have beaten Coleman easily in blue MN.
    Al Franken: Decided to take on Coleman when he berated Paul Wellstone.
    Al Franken: 2005: Formed progressive Midwest Values PAC.
    Al Franken: Response to attack ad "Angry Al":why isn't Coleman outraged?
    Al Gore: 2000: Urged to recount all FL; focused on just 4 counties.
    Christine Gregoire: 2004 recount battle determined by absentee ballots.
    Mary Landrieu: 1996-97: ten-month investigation over voting irregularities.
    Norm Coleman: If I were 725 votes down, I'd say 'We need to heal'.
    Norm Coleman: I'm a 99% improvement over Paul Wellstone.
    Norm Coleman: 2002: Hand-picked by Vice President Dick Cheney.
    Norm Coleman: Attack ad: evaded questions about $75K donation through wife.
    Paul Wellstone: Died 12 days before likely re-election.
    Jeff Greene: Ran as Republican for Congress in California in 1982.
    Marco Rubio: Fundraised via "Floridians for Conservative Leadership".
    Marco Rubio: Repaid Florida GOP for overspending on party credit card.
    Marco Rubio: Home purchases funded by very GOP-friendly bank boards.
    Marco Rubio: As Speaker, passed 57 of "100 Innovative Ideas".
    Charlie Crist: In Rubio's $600,000 slush fund only $4000 went to candidates.
    Charlie Crist: Problem solving requires consensus, and sometimes concession.
    Marco Rubio: Without America, the world would be a worse place.
    Marco Rubio: $600,000 fund was not taxpayer money, & is fully accounted.
    Marco Rubio: Attended 15-20 Tea Party events; but not formally vetted.
    Marco Rubio: Are Floridians better off than they were four years ago? No!
    Bob Smith: Only one in this race with real-world experience.
    Marco Rubio: God does not love America more than Belgium.
    Jeb Bush: Bush family name is a detriment that limits career choices.
    Mel Martinez: Call to public service strong, but call to family stronger.
    John McCain: FactCheck: Won NH & SC via independents, but lost GOP vote.
    Mike Huckabee: Ought to be able to respect people who don’t have any faith.
    Mike Huckabee: People should deal with the use of faith in my campaign.
    Mitt Romney: Don’t think religion figuring into this race.
    Ron Paul: The Republicans don’t act like Republicans anymore.
    Mike Huckabee: Jesus was too smart to ever run for public office.
    Mike Huckabee: I believe the Bible is the word of revelation.
    Mitt Romney: Bible is the word of God; I don’t disagree with Bible.
    Rudy Giuliani: Bible is greatest book ever written, but it’s allegorical.
    Fred Thompson: Giuliani sides with Hillary on abortion, guns. & immigration.
    Fred Thompson: Consistent since reading “Conscience of a Conservative”.
    Fred Thompson: Free markets, free people, free enterprise.
    John McCain: I didn’t manage for profit, I led for patriotism.
    John McCain: Romney is conning people about conservatism of his record.
    Mitt Romney: Acting like Hillary won’t keep Hillary out of White House.
    Mitt Romney: Proud of his accomplishments in fighting the Liberal Lion.
    George W. Bush: Declares victory; names transition team.
    Joseph Lieberman: If every vote counts, then count every vote.
    Al Gore: Offer to Bush: Hand count, then meet to show unity.
    George W. Bush: Election principles: be fair, accurate, & conclusive.
    Jeb Bush: Priorities: public education & public safety.
Social Security
    Rocky De La Fuente: Social Security is broke.
    Ross Spano: Keep Promise to our seniors; don't change benefits.
    Andrew Gillum: Fight any attempt to privatize Social Security.
    Edward Janowski: Privatizing is idiotic; it puts profits before people.
    Al Lawson: Strengthen & secure Social Security.
    Brian Mast: Update system to protect future generations.
    Darren Soto: Strengthen and expand Social Security; don't cut it.
    Matt Gaetz: Keep our promises but pass reforms for long-term solvency.
    Val Demings: Protect Medicare and Social Security for our seniors.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare.
    David Jolly: FactCheck: Discuss private accounts & other options too.
    Carlos Curbelo: Trust Fund runs out in 2021; Medicare runs out in 2026.
    Gwen Graham: I refuse to support any budget with plans like privatization.
    Ted Yoho: Option of 100% privatization.
    Jeff Greene: Maintain current retirement age.
    Charlie Crist: Reducing COLA is unfair to seniors living on fixed income.
    Marco Rubio: Raise retirement age for those now under 55.
    Charlie Crist: Focus on waste & fraud, not retirement age & COLA.
    Marco Rubio: Tough choices include raising retirement age & reducing COLA.
    Charlie Crist: Don't raise retirement age; don't adjust COLA.
    Marco Rubio: Hard choices for people under 40, to avoid runaway growth.
    Marco Rubio: Keep raising the retirement age on the table.
    Marco Rubio: Keep cost-of-living adjustment on the table.
    Jeb Bush: Privatization became administration's fundamental philosophy.
    Jeb Bush: Social service benefits via private & faith-based companies.
    Mike Huckabee: Will try to fix Social Security with FairTax.
    Mitt Romney: Will try to fix Social Security without raising taxes.
    Ron Paul: Abolish Social Security, but not overnight.
    Ron Paul: Let people get out of Social Security; it’s a failure.
    Duncan Hunter: Address entitlement programs with trade policy.
    Fred Thompson: Present mandatory spending cycle is unsustainable.
    John McCain: We need personal savings accounts.
    Mike Huckabee: Personalization of retirement funds, not privatization.
    Mitt Romney: Private accounts work better than extending retirement age.
    Ron Paul: Allow young people to get out of the system.
    Rudy Giuliani: Get a consensus behind private accounts.
    Tom Tancredo: Give people the ability to control their own money.
    Tim Mahoney: Preserve Social Security.
    Betty Castor: Oppose privatizing Social Security and retirement age change.
    Mel Martinez: Social Security is a sacred promise but plan future solvency.
    Betty Castor: Privatizing Social Security will reduce benefits.
    Betty Castor: Oppose investing Social Security in the stock market.
    Mel Martinez: Allow people to invest in a private account.
    Al Gore: Won’t break Social Security promises to seniors.
    Andy Martin: Allow individual investment of payroll tax.
    George W. Bush: Set aside $2.4T for seniors as well as younger workers.
Tax Reform
    Rick Scott: Saved business more than $2.3 billion in unemployment taxes.
    Ron DeSantis: Must remain a low-tax state with no income tax.
    Andrew Gillum: Trump tax cuts put billions into richest coffers.
    Ron DeSantis: Tax cuts help US companies compete with foreign businesses.
    Ron DeSantis: Keep Florida a low-tax state; super-majority to raise taxes.
    Philip Levine: Level the playing field; rich will pay their fair share.
    Andrew Gillum: Economy should works for all, not just those at the top.
    Edward Janowski: Remove loopholes and establish a flat tax.
    Rick Scott: Supermajority for any tax increase.
    Adam Putnam: Amend constitution to make tax hikes harder.
    Adam Putnam: Opposes a "kayak tax" on non-motorized boats.
    Brian Mast: Lower the tax burden & stimulate the economy.
    John Rutherford: Keep the government off our backs & out of our wallets.
    Matt Gaetz: Voted to repeal 4,000 regulations and to cut taxes 50 times.
    Rick Scott: End sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment.
    Carlos Curbelo: Lower marginal tax rates for all Americans & corporations.
    Charlie Crist: 2009: temporary $25 average car fee increase.
    Rick Scott: $500 million in automobile fee & tax relief.
    Connie Mack IV: Litmus test: Voting for higher taxes means it's time to go.
    Charlie Crist: Best to extend all tax cuts; but compromise and push later.
    Kendrick Meek: Bush tax cuts killed surpluses; no more trickle-down.
    Marco Rubio: No one should pay higher taxes in recession, not even top 2%.
    Marco Rubio: Extend Bush tax cuts, even for high earners.
    Rick Scott: Reducing property tax by 1 mill saves $142 per homeowner.
    Jeff Greene: Repeal Bush tax cuts, exempting small business.
    Charlie Crist: Extend the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers.
    Marco Rubio: 2000: $4 surcharge to cruise tickets to fund Marlins stadium.
    Charlie Crist: Reduce the tax brackets to let private enterprise flourish.
    Charlie Crist: 2006: Pledged no taxes; 2009: $2.2B in fees on 16M people.
    Marco Rubio: Proposed to replace property taxes with state sales tax.
    Marco Rubio: Pledged to never raise taxes as state rep.
    Jeb Bush: Remove Intangibles Tax on stocks, bonds & dividends.
    John McCain: Romney raising fees a quarter-billion dollars is a tax hike.
    John McCain: Opposed to the Bush tax cuts as spending got out of control.
    John McCain: FactCheck: Against Bush tax cuts in 2003; for them in 2006.
    Mike Huckabee: FairTax will tax the average American much less.
    Mike Huckabee: FairTax and its prebate untax the poor and the elderly.
    Mike Huckabee: FactCheck: To be revenue-neutral, FairTax raises some taxes.
    Mike Huckabee: FactCheck: FairTax does not bring underground into economy.
    Mitt Romney: I support the Bush tax cuts.
    Rudy Giuliani: Reduce the capital gains tax, permanently.
    Duncan Hunter: Would be wrong to pledge never to raise taxes.
    John McCain: We need a simpler, fairer tax code, but not FairTax.
    Ron Paul: I have never voted for a tax increase; and never will.
    Tom Tancredo: Promise to oppose any efforts to raise taxes.
    Marco Rubio: Supermajority vote for any tax increases.
    Betty Castor: Tax cuts must reward people who work hard for a living.
    Mel Martinez: Make Bush’s tax cuts permanent for strong economic growth.
    Jeb Bush: Don’t broaden county & city taxing authority.
    Ron DeSantis: Floridians have a right to control their personal data.
    Ron DeSantis: Net neutrality was an FEC massive power grab.
    Andrew Gillum: Net neutrality protected FL communities & residents.
    Philip Levine: Infrastructure must be modernized to meet 21st century needs.
    Ron DeSantis: FCC requirement for net neutrality was a massive power grab.
    Andrew Gillum: Greater emphasis on light rail and mass transit.
    Andrew Gillum: Digital Harmony Project: computers & internet for schoolkids.
    Adam Putnam: Get Fed money for infrastructure for roads.
    Al Lawson: Investing in infrastructure is investing in America's future.
    Brian Mast: 100% against All Aboard Florida: no more trains.
    Augustus Invictus: Subsidies to ISPs are the internet's real problem.
    Mitt Romney: Focus manned space program on commercial products.
    Newt Gingrich: Get an American on the moon before the Chinese get there.
    Newt Gingrich: 6 or 7 private launches every day; permanent moon base.
    Rick Santorum: NASA programs sound good, but we need to cut programs.
    Ron Paul: Exploring the Moon and Mars are great, if done privately.
    Al Franken: 21st-century communication methods helped win recount.
    Norm Coleman: Paper pads to fight Franken's 21st-century communications.
    Kendrick Meek: Build high-speed rail to solve transportation problems.
    Jeb Bush: Increased transportation budget by 96% over 8 years.
    Mike Huckabee: $150B for highway infrastructure is better stimulus package.
    Marco Rubio: E-budget website for detailed, issue-level budget.
    Marco Rubio: Protect against identity theft with privacy opt-in.
    Jeb Bush: $24M for X-ray truck inspection & bioterrorism labs.
    Jeb Bush: $100M for Florida Technology Development Initiative.
    Hillary Clinton: Train teachers to use technology in classrooms.
War & Peace
    Marco Rubio: Imminent, credible threat obliges president to act.
    Greg Steube: Congressional approval slows action on Iran.
    Andrew Gillum: America should be world's human rights champion.
    Edward Janowski: Support UN action on disputes, instead of CIA decisions.
    Rick Scott: $1M for Homes for Heroes; $102M for active military & vets.
    Brian Mast: Defeat global jihadists who threaten our very way of life.
    Brian Mast: Renew Iranian sanctions after Obama's Iran Deal.
    Brian Mast: ISIS is simply evil; such people need to be erased.
    Matt Gaetz: Meet force with force against ISIS.
    Neal Dunn: Terrorism must be confronted in the Middle East.
    Patrick Murphy: Air strikes against ISIS but no ground troops.
    Augustus Invictus: Our foreign policies are interventionist.
    David Jolly: Cancel Obama's Iran agreement and keep sanctions.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: No nuclear deal with Iran; support preemptive strike.
    Carlos Curbelo: Russia & Mideast: Peace is only achieved through strength.
    Ted Yoho: Support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
    Ted Yoho: Defend if Iran attacks us, but no military prevention.
    George LeMieux: Withdraw troops but remain an engaged partner with Iraq.
    George LeMieux: Don't leave Afghanistan while there is still work to be done.
    Al Franken: Consistently opposed to Iraq War.
    Kendrick Meek: Get troops out of Iraq to pay for tax cuts.
    John McCain: The Iraq war was worth the price in blood and treasure.
    Mike Huckabee: Failing to find the WMDs doesn’t mean they weren’t there.
    Mitt Romney: It was the right decision to go into Iraq.
    Ron Paul: The Iraq war was not worth the price in blood and treasure.
    Rudy Giuliani: The Iraq war was worth the price in blood and treasure.
    John McCain: Help Maliki government move forward as rapidly as possible.
    John McCain: I would much rather lose a campaign than lose a war.
    Tim Mahoney: Win the peace in Iraq.
    Betty Castor: Would have let Bush use force in Iraq with given information.
    Mel Martinez: The decision to use force in Iraq was necessary.
    Betty Castor: Finish the job in Iraq, repair relations with other nations.
    Mel Martinez: Iraq was the right decision with or without WMD.
    Jeb Bush: God grants liberty only to ready to defend it.
Welfare & Poverty
    Andrew Gillum: Address income inequality; remake an innovation economy.
    Andrew Gillum: Public/private program gets youth on right track.
    Adam Putnam: Weeding out fraudulent charities.
    Rick Scott: People don't want handouts; they want their shot at success.
    Rick Scott: Require drug testing for receiving welfare.
    Jeb Bush: Proposed refusing federal money for welfare.
    Jeb Bush: Created Governor's Faith-Based Advisory Board.
    Bernard DeCastro: Served on Governor's Statewide Faith-Based Advisory Board.
    Betty Castor: Raising minimum wage will help.
    Mel Martinez: A buck an hour is not going to bring someone out of poverty.
    Jeb Bush: Welcome community and faith based organizations as partners.
    Lois Frankel: Training, transport, and childcare for welfare recipients.
    Jeb Bush: Limit welfare benefits; supports welfare-to-work.
    Jeb Bush: Help welfare recipients into workforce.

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