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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
10th Democratic Debate, Feb. 25 2020, between South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday
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from 10th Democratic Primary Debate - moderated by CBSN, CBC, and Twitter (number of quotes indicated):
- Amy Klobuchar (5) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
- Bernie Sanders (3) Democratic Presidential candidate
- Elizabeth Warren (6) Massachusetts Senator
- Joe Biden (4) Democratic V.P.
- Mike Bloomberg (8) New York Mayor of NYC
- Pete Buttigieg (3) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
- Tom Steyer (2) Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Debate sponsored by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, partnered with Twitter:
This is the 10th Democratic presidential primary debate, on February 25 at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
This debate took place on the eve of the South Carolina primary,
leading up to Super Tuesday on March 3 (there were no additional debates in between).
- We present below the delegate totals from Super Tuesday primaries in 14 states.
- Biden has taken the lead in delegates (the only number that matters). He stands at 628, or 31% of the total delegates needed to secure the nomination.
- Sanders, in second with 556, fell to second place, with 28% of the delegate total needed.
- Bloomberg withdrew after a poor showing (he did get 57 delegates, including a win in American Samoa, solidly placing him in fourth place in delegate count).
- Warren withdrew after coming in 3rd place in her home state of Massachusetts, and 3rd or below everywhere else (falling to 4th place in delegate count).
- We also list below the PLEO "Superdelegates", who will mostly vote for the establishment frontrunner (Biden). Counting those, Biden is halfway to the nomination.
- Sanders' only hope is a huge turnaround next Tuesday and the following Tuesday, which seems very unlikely, given that the demographics match states Biden already won.
- The only question remaining is whether Sanders will stick it out until he is mathematically eliminated (which could be "never", causing a "brokered convention", where the superdelegates decide the nominee, which would mean Biden anyway).
- Bottom line: It's over; Biden has won the nomination.
--Jesse Gordon, OnTheIssues editor, March 4, 2020 (delegate totals updated thru March 15)
|Super Tuesday delegate counts: ||AL ||AR ||AS ||CA ||CO ||MA ||ME ||MN ||NC ||OK ||TN ||TX ||UT ||VA ||VT ||Super Tuesday Total ||Prior delegates ||Grand Total |
|Joe Biden ||44 ||17 || ||169 ||14 ||37 ||11 ||38 ||67 ||21 ||36 ||111 ||5 ||67 ||5 ||642 ||54 ||696 |
|Michael Bloomberg ||0 ||5 ||4 ||13 ||11 || || || ||4 ||2 ||5 ||10 ||3 || || ||57 ||0 ||57 |
|Pete Buttigieg || || || ||0 || || || || || || || || || || || ||0 ||26 ||26 |
|Tulsi Gabbard || || ||2 || || || || || || || || || || || || ||2 ||0 ||2 |
|Bernie Sanders ||8 ||9 || ||220 ||23 ||29 ||9 ||27 ||37 ||13 ||22 ||102 ||13 ||31 ||11 ||554 ||60 ||614 |
|Elizabeth Warren || || || ||13 ||10 ||25 ||4 ||10 ||2 ||1 ||1 ||5 ||3 ||1 || ||75 ||8 ||83 |
|PLEOs ("Superdelegates") ||8 ||5 ||5 ||80 ||21 ||23 ||8 ||16 ||13 ||6 ||9 ||32 ||11 ||25 ||8 ||270 ||38 ||308 |
|TOTAL Dem (1,991 to win) ||60 ||36 ||11 ||495 ||79 ||114 ||32 ||91 ||123 ||43 ||73 ||260 ||35 ||124 ||24 ||1600 ||186 ||1786 |
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Tom Steyer: I've worked to end private prisons in my state.
Mike Bloomberg: Decriminalize possession, but wait on pot & kids.
Mike Bloomberg: Charter schools worked in NYC, but not everywhere.
Pete Buttigieg: Teachers shouldn't have to pay their own classroom expenses.
Families & Children|
Elizabeth Warren: I experienced pregnancy discrimination; let's fix it.
Mike Bloomberg: NYC teachers don't experience pregnancy discrimination.
Joe Biden: Meet with North Korea and China together.
Mike Bloomberg: Only solution is to split up Israel and Palestine.
Amy Klobuchar: Push for voting rights for African-Americans.
Joe Biden: Put a black woman on the Supreme Court.
Pete Buttigieg: 21st century voting rights: core of Frederick Douglass plan.
Tom Steyer: Russian election interference is cyberwarfare.
Amy Klobuchar: Medicare-for-All costs $60T & kicks off 149M from insurance.
Bernie Sanders: Medicare-for-All will save Americans $450B per year.
Bernie Sanders: Debt forgiveness for doctors & nurses in under-served areas.
Bernie Sanders: International cooperation on coronavirus, and full funding.
Joe Biden: Work with China, in China, on coronavirus.
Mike Bloomberg: NYC life expectancy grew 3 years during my 12 years as mayor.
Elizabeth Warren: We need a strong military AND a strong State Department.
Mike Bloomberg: We've stopped making weapons for the last war; good job.
Amy Klobuchar: Let foreign medical students stay as rural doctors.
Amy Klobuchar: Union protection of mine workers.
Principles & Values|
Elizabeth Warren: My motto is Mathew 25, about the "least of these".
War & Peace|
Elizabeth Warren: No military intervention in Syria because no military answer.
Elizabeth Warren: We need to not cut-and-run on our allies.
Mike Bloomberg: Keep troops in places abroad where terrorists congregate.
Pete Buttigieg: I stand with the people of Idlib against Syrian dictator.
Welfare & Poverty|
Amy Klobuchar: One size doesn't fit all, for rural poverty.
Elizabeth Warren: My housing plan deals with the after-effects of red-lining.
Joe Biden: I fought red-lining and now I fight race-based home pricing.
Mike Bloomberg: I fought against red-lining in communities.
The above quotations are from 10th Democratic Debate, Feb. 25 2020, between South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday.
Debates and Surveys in the 2020 Democratic Primary:
Surveys and other coverage of the Democratic Primary:
- 11th Democratic Debate, one-on-one between Biden and Sanders, March 15, 2020
- 10th Democratic Debate, between South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday, Feb. 25 2020
- Feb. 2020 Democratic Debate (9th Debate) on eve of the Nevada caucus, Feb. 19 2020
- February Democratic candidates debate in N.H., (Feb. 7, 2020)
- CNN New Hampshire Town Halls (Feb. 5-6, 2020)
- January Democratic candidates debate in Des Moines, (Jan. 14, 2020)
- December Democratic candidates debate at UCLA, (Dec. 19, 2019)
- November Democratic candidates debate in Atlanta, (Nov. 20, 2019)
- October Democratic candidates debate in Ohio, (Oct. 15, 2019)
- CNN LGBT Town Hall (Oct. 10, 2019)
- Business Insider Republican candidates debate, (Sept. 24, 2019)
- September Democratic candidates debate in Houston, (Sept. 12, 2019)
- CNN Climate Town Hall (Sept. 4, 2019)
- July Democratic candidates debate in Detroit (July 30-31, 2019)
- June Democratic candidates debate in Miami, (June 26-27, 2019)
- CNN Town Halls (April-May, 2019)
- Survey of 2020 Presidential campaign websites
- Politico 2020Dems Presidential survey
- NPR Morning Edition 2020 Presidential survey
- CNN Kfile, investigative reporting on presidential contenders
- Jacobin Magazine, socialist perspectives on presidential contenders
- CNN Town Halls, with presidential contenders
- Fox Town Halls, with presidential contenders
- 2020 Presidential Hopefuls by OnTheIssues.org
Books by 2020 Presidential hopefuls:
- The Truths We Hold, by Kamala Harris (2019)
- Shortest Way Home, by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
- The Mueller Report, investigation and commentary (2019)
- From the Ground Up, by Howard Schultz (2019)
- Where We Go From Here, by Bernie Sanders (2018)
- The Right Answer, by John Delaney (2018)
- An Unlikely Journey, by Julian Castro (2018)
- Healing the Soul of America, by Marianne Williamson (2018)
- Promise Me, Dad, by Joe Biden (2017)
- This Fight Is Our Fight by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
- The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston (2017)
- United, by Cory Booker (2016)
- The Opposite of Woe, by John Hickenlooper (2016)
- The Senator Next Door, by Amy Klobuchar (2015)
- Off the Sidelines, Kirsten Gillibrand (2014)
- Dealing Death and Drugs, by Beto O'Rourke (2011)
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