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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)

2018 Senate Races

(winners marked) AL(2017):
Strange(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Jones(D)
AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R) vs.Sinema(D) vs.Abboud(D) vs.McSally(R) vs.Arpaio(R) vs.Marks(L)
CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(D) vs. Sanchez?(D) vs. Garcetti?(D) vs.de_Leon(D)
CT: Murphy(D) vs.Adams(D) vs.Corey(R)
DE: Carper(D) vs.Arlett(R) vs.Boyce(R) vs.Truono(R) vs.Janowski(I)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Lopez-Cantera(R) vs.Scott(R) vs.Janowski(I) vs.Invictus(R)
HI: Hirono(D) vs.McDermott(R) vs.Pirkowski(D) vs.Curtis(R)
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R) vs.Messer(R) vs.Rokita(R) vs.Braun(R) vs.Straw(P)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(I) vs.Waters(R) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Diehl(R) vs.Wellman(R) vs.Kingston(R)
MD: Cardin(D) vs.Vohra(L) vs.Manning(D) vs.Faddis(R) vs.Campbell(R)
ME: King(I) vs.Brakey(R) vs.Lyons(L) vs.Ringelstein(D)
MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R) vs.Young(R) vs.Squier(G) vs.James(R)
MN-2: Franken(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Housley(R)
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)
MT: Tester(D) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Rosendale(R)
ND: Heitkamp(D) vs.Peyer(D) vs.Campbell(R) vs.Cramer(R)
NE: Fischer(R) vs.Raybould(D)
NJ: Menendez(D) vs.Pezzullo(R) vs.Hugin(R) vs.Sabrin(L)
NM: Heinrich(D) vs.Rich(R) vs. Sanchez?(R) vs.Johnson(L)
NV: Heller(R) vs.Tarkanian(R) vs.Rosen(D)
NY: Gillibrand(D) vs.Webber(R) vs.Farley(R) vs.Noren(D)
OH: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R) vs.Renacci(R) vs.Gibbons(R)
PA: Casey(D) vs.Barletta(R) vs.Christiana(R) vs.Saccone(R)
RI: Whitehouse(D) vs.Flanders(R) vs.Nardolillo(R)
TN: Corker(R) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Crim(D) vs.Blackburn(R) vs.Bredesen(D) vs.Fincher(R)
TX: Cruz(R) vs.O`Rourke(D)
UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs. Romney(R) vs.Wilson(D) vs.Bowden(L)
VA: Kaine(D) vs.Freitas(R) vs.Stewart(R)
VT: Sanders(I) vs. Giordano(D) vs.MacGovern(D) vs.Milne(D) vs.Paige(R) vs.Zupan(R)
WA: Cantwell(D) vs.Ferguson(D) vs.Hutchison(R) vs.Luke(L) vs.Strider(L)
WI: Baldwin(D) vs.Vukmir(R)
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R) vs.Jenkins(R) vs.Blankenship(I) vs.Morrisey(R) vs.Swearengin(D)
WY: Barrasso(R) vs.Trauner(D)
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(The following members of the 115th Congress are resigning to take Cabinet positions):
Becerra(D-CA-34)
Price(R-GA-6)
Pompeo(R-KS-4)
Zinke(R-MT-0)
Mulvaney(R-SC-5)

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Ron Estes on Abortion
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  • Lead the fight to protect the unborn. (Apr 2017)
  • Strong advocate for the unborn. (Mar 2017)
  • Pro-life, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Feb 2019)
Ron Estes on Budget & Economy
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  • Returned $113M in unclaimed property, including tax refunds. (Apr 2017)
  • Support a balanced budget amendment. (Apr 2017)
  • We returned $65 million to Kansans to help grow the economy. (Oct 2014)
  • PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending. (Aug 2018)
Ron Estes on Civil Rights
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  • Kansas ABLE: tax-free savings for people with disabilities. (Apr 2017)
Ron Estes on Corporations
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  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
Ron Estes on Crime
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  • Support the safety of law enforcement officers. (Mar 2017)
Ron Estes on Drugs
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Ron Estes on Education
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  • Oppose government telling us how to educate our children. (Apr 2017)
  • More visibility for Learning Quest college savings program. (Apr 2017)
Ron Estes on Energy & Oil
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  • PVS:Don't regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (Aug 2018)
Ron Estes on Environment
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  • Fight the intrusive arm of the EPA. (Apr 2017)
Ron Estes on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ron Estes on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ron Estes on Free Trade
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Ron Estes on Government Reform
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  • Five-year ban on members of Congress working as lobbyists. (Apr 2017)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
Ron Estes on Gun Control
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  • Support the rights of gun owners, sportsmen, and hunters. (Apr 2017)
  • Support for concealed carry reciprocity. (Mar 2017)
  • Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Ron Estes on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare must be repealed. (Apr 2017)
  • Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Ron Estes on Homeland Security
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  • No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad. (Dec 2015)
  • Keep detainees in Guantanamo, not Leavenworth. (Dec 2015)
  • PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Ron Estes on Immigration
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  • Securing the Southern border must be our first priority. (Apr 2017)
  • Supports border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Ron Estes on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ron Estes on Principles & Values
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  • Won special election with national GOP support. (Apr 2017)
Ron Estes on Social Security
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Ron Estes on Tax Reform
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  • Simplified, fairer, flatter tax code grows the economy. (Apr 2017)
  • PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Ron Estes on Technology
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Ron Estes on War & Peace
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  • Take the fight to ISIS and exit the disastrous Iran deal. (Apr 2017)
  • PVS:Air support and more intervention in Mideast. (Aug 2018)
  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
Ron Estes on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Lead the fight to protect the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strong advocate for the unborn: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-life, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Kansas ABLE: tax-free savings for people with disabilities: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare must be repealed: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose government telling us how to educate our children: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight the intrusive arm of the EPA: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support the safety of law enforcement officers: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support the rights of gun owners, sportsmen, and hunters: Strongly Favors topic 10
Support for concealed carry reciprocity: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Simplified, fairer, flatter tax code grows the economy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Securing the Southern border must be our first priority: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports border wall, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 12
PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Keep detainees in Guantanamo, not Leavenworth: Favors topic 15
PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Five-year ban on members of Congress working as lobbyists: Favors topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Take the fight to ISIS and exit the disastrous Iran deal: Strongly Opposes topic 17
PVS:Air support and more intervention in Mideast: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Don't regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Returned $113M in unclaimed property, including tax refunds: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Support a balanced budget amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 20
We returned $65 million to Kansans to help grow the economy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Ron Estes is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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