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AL: Doug Jones(D) vs.Arnold Mooney(R) vs.Bradley Byrne(R) vs.Jeff Sessions(R) vs.John Merrill(R) vs.John Rogers(D) vs.Roy Moore(R) vs.Tommy Tuberville(R)
AK: Dan Sullivan(R) vs.Al Gross(I)
AZ: Martha McSally(R) vs.Mark Kelly(D)
AR: Tom Cotton(R) vs.Josh Mahony(D) vs.Dan Whitfield(I) vs.Ricky Dale Harrington(L)
CO: Cory Gardner(R) vs.Alice Madden(D) vs.Andrew Romanoff(D) vs.Angela Williams(D) vs.Dan Baer(D) vs.Ellen Burnes(D) vs.John Hickenlooper(D) vs.John Walsh(D) vs.Mike Johnston(D)
DE: Chris Coons(D) vs.Jessica Scarane(D)
GA-2: Kelly Loeffler(R) vs.Doug Collins(R) vs.Jason Carter(D) vs.Matt Lieberman(D) vs.Michelle Nunn(D) vs.Tom Price(R)
GA-6: David Perdue(R) vs.Jon Ossoff(D) vs.Ted Terry(D) vs.Teresa Tomlinson(D)
ID: Jim Risch(R) vs.Nancy Harris(D) vs.Paulette Jordan(D)
IL: Richard Durbin(D) vs.Anne Stava-Murray(D) vs.Mark Curran(R)
IA: Joni Ernst(R) vs.Eddie Mauro(D) vs.Kimberly Graham(D) vs.Theresa Greenfield(D)
KS: Pat Roberts(R) vs.Barbara Bollier(D) vs.Barry Grissom(D) vs.Dave Lindstrom(R) vs.Jake LaTurner(R) vs.Kris Kobach(R) vs.Roger Marshall(R) vs.Susan Wagle(R)
KY: Mitch McConnell(R) vs.Amy McGrath(D) vs.C. Wesley Morgan(R) vs.Steven Cox(D)
LA: Bill Cassidy(R) vs.Antoine Pierce(D)
ME: Susan Collins(R) vs.Betsy Sweet(D) vs.Sara Gideon(D) vs.Susan Rice(D)
MA: Ed Markey(D) vs.Allen Waters(R) vs.Joe Kennedy III(D) vs.Shannon Liss-Riordan(D) vs.Shiva Ayyadurai(R)
MI: Gary Peters(D) vs.John James(D)
MN: Tina Smith(D) vs.Jason Lewis(R) vs.Steve Carlson(D) vs.Paula Overby(G)
MS: Cindy Hyde-Smith(R) vs.Jensen Bohren(D) vs.Mike Espy(D)
MT: Steve Daines(R) vs.Wilmot Collins(D)
NE: Ben Sasse(R) vs.Chris Janicek(R)
NH: Jeanne Shaheen(D) vs.Andy Martin(D) vs.Bill O`Brien(R) vs.Don Bolduc(R)
NJ: Cory Booker(D) vs.Hirsh Singh(R) vs.Stuart Meissner(R)
NM: Ben Ray Lujan(D) vs.Gavin Clarkson(R) vs.Maggie Toulouse Oliver(D) vs.Mick Rich(R) vs.Tom Udall(D)
NC: Thom Tillis(R) vs.Cal Cunningham(D) vs.Eric Mansfield(D) vs.Erica Smith(D) vs.Garland Tucker(R) vs.Sandy Smith(R)
OK: James Inhofe(R) vs.Mike Workman(D)
OR: Jeff Merkley(D) vs.Paul Romero(R)
RI: Jack Reed(D) vs.Allen Waters(R)
SC: Lindsey Graham(R) vs.Gloria Bromell Tinubu(D) vs.Jaime Harrison(D)
SD: Mike Rounds(I) vs.Daniel Ahlers(D) vs.Scyller Borglum(R)
TN: Lamar Alexander(R,retiring) vs.Bill Hagerty(R) vs.James Mackler(D) vs.Manny Sethi(R)
TX: John Cornyn(R) vs.Chris Bell(D) vs.Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez(D) vs.MJ Hegar(D) vs.Royce West(D) vs.Sema Hernandez(D)
VA: Mark Warner(D) vs.Daniel Gade(R) vs.Scott Taylor(R)
WV: Shelley Moore Capito(R) vs.Paula Jean Swearengin(D) vs.Richard Ojeda(D)
WY: Michael Enzi(R, retiring) vs.Cynthia Lummis(R) vs.Yana Ludwig(D)

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CT: Murphy(D) vs.Adams(D) vs.Corey(R)
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MN-6: Klobuchar(D) vs.Newberger(R) vs.Overby(G)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs.Petersen(R) vs.Monetti(R) vs.Hawley(R) vs.Earl(D)
MS-2: Hyde-Smith(R) vs.Espy(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.McDaniel(R)
MS-6: Wicker(R) vs.Bohren(D) vs.Baria(D)
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UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs. Romney(R) vs.Wilson(D) vs.Bowden(L)
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WI: Baldwin(D) vs.Vukmir(R)
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Denny Heck on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2014)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
Denny Heck on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Denny Heck on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Feb 2015)
Denny Heck on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Denny Heck on Crime
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  • Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
Denny Heck on Drugs
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  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Apr 2015)
Denny Heck on Education
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  • Oppose efforts to control our schools from Washington. (Nov 2012)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Oppose private and religious school voucher programs. (Oct 2015)
Denny Heck on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Denny Heck on Environment
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  • Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Denny Heck on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Denny Heck on Foreign Policy
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  • $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola. (Aug 2014)
  • Trump withheld $391M in authorized aid to Ukraine. (Dec 2019)
Denny Heck on Free Trade
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  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Jun 2013)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Denny Heck on Government Reform
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  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Feb 2014)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Jan 2017)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • No separate contribution limits for party activities. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Sep 2018)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Russia interfered with 2016 election, not Ukraine. (Dec 2019)
Denny Heck on Gun Control
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  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
Denny Heck on Health Care
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  • Common-sense solutions to extend the solvency of Medicare. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
  • GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster". (Feb 2015)
Denny Heck on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Denny Heck on Immigration
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  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Mar 2019)
Denny Heck on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Dec 2013)
Denny Heck on Principles & Values
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  • Religious freedom means no religious registry. (May 2016)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
  • Impeachment is remedy for personal interests over country. (Dec 2019)
Denny Heck on Social Security
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  • Fix program without privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Denny Heck on Tax Reform
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  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Denny Heck on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
Denny Heck on War & Peace
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  • Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
Denny Heck on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (May 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Common-sense solutions to extend the solvency of Medicare: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fix program without privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Neutral on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Oppose efforts to control our schools from Washington: Favors topic 7
Oppose efforts to control our schools from Washington: Strongly Favors topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports an income tax increase: Favors topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola: Opposes topic 14
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Full disclosure of campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
No separate contribution limits for party activities: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Denny Heck is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive
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