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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion is complex issue; we must reduce the number of them: Neutral on topic 1
Barbarians of our age have murdered millions of the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks: Opposes topic 1
Consensus that life begins at conception; so no abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, but understands that woman's right is the law: Favors topic 1
Expand birth control exemption for faith-based organizations: Opposes topic 1
Opposed Sotomayor nomination based on her Roe support: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No right to privacy, that resulted in the Roe v. Wade: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Require ultrasounds before performing abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Voted against funding stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Supports giving legal protection to unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protect infant survivors of abortion: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted against Paycheck Fairness Act (equal pay for women): Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes Paycheck Fairness: don't require equal pay for women: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Incentivize foreign language curriculum in elementary school: Favors topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Men's bathrooms are for men & women's bathrooms for women: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Balance gay anti-discrimination with religious rights: Favors topic 3
Defining marriage does not demean a class of people: Strongly Opposes topic 3
I believe in historical marriage, but ok if states redefine: Opposes topic 3
Leave gay marriage to states, but keep DOMA: Opposes topic 3
No gay couples as foster parents; no social experimentation: Opposes topic 3
No evidence to change policy of don't ask, don't tell: Opposes topic 3
Collect DNA of those convicted of sexually deviant behavior: Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA): Opposes topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Theistic evolution: science and faith are not incompatible: Favors topic 4
Silent on voluntary school prayer: Neutral on topic 4
We cannot keep God out of our lives, even in public realm: Strongly Favors topic 4
Acknowledge God in everything we do & everywhere we go: Favors topic 4
Communities & churches once took care of neighbors: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Let people decide how to spend health care dollars: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Medicare's hospice care let my father die with dignity: Favors topic 5
Expand prescription benefits to low-income seniors: Favors topic 5
Launch a marketplace of affordable health insurance: Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reduce debt to save key programs like Social Security: Opposes topic 6
No benefits changes for my mom and others of her generation: Opposes topic 6
Benefits have to be less generous to save Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Raise retirement age for those now under 55: Opposes topic 6
Tough choices include raising retirement age & reducing COLA: Opposes topic 6
Rated 7% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No national school board; end Department of Education: Favors topic 7
Empower parents to overcome disastrous public system: Strongly Favors topic 7
Presided over $2.3B cut to Florida public education: Favors topic 7
Supports No Child Left Behind Opportunity Scholarships: Favors topic 7
Voted for more scholarships for private schools: Favors topic 7
More options for student and parent choice in education: Favors topic 7
A+ Plan for Education: charters and choice: Favors topic 7
$4,500 voucher saves state $10,000 in per-student cost: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports less federal & more local control of education: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fix environment with free market, not government mandates: Strongly Favors topic 8
Utilize toll revenues to widen & improve expressways: Favors topic 8
Increase funding for making homes hurricane-resistant: Favors topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Black Lives Matter is a legitimate issue: Opposes topic 9
Toughen laws against prostitution & sex trafficking: Favors topic 9
Mandatory life sentence for repeat sex offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Endless death row appeals hinder justice: Strongly Favors topic 9
Halt illegal activities at strip clubs & porn websites: Favors topic 9
Increase criminal penalties for identity theft: Favors topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
Rated 45% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Bad idea to arm teachers against school shootings: Opposes topic 10
Ban bump stocks; limit magazine size; more background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
New gun laws are ineffective, so don't pass them: Strongly Favors topic 10
Deal with gun violence, but do it constitutionally: Favors topic 10
As Speaker, failed to push law allowing guns at work: Opposes topic 10
2nd Amendment is a cornerstone of our democracy: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated B+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2007: Replace all property taxes by adding 2.5% to sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
End double-taxes: capital gains; dividends; & inheritance: Strongly Opposes topic 11
We need new taxpayers, not new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Address market uncertainty by making Bush cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Capital gains tax is double taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate taxes on capital gains; lower corporate tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Simplify our tax code; reduce the tax burden: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supermajority vote for any tax increases: Opposes topic 11
Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Child separation policy at border is simply un-American: Favors topic 12
Children are trafficked into US illegally by criminal groups: Opposes topic 12
My parents immigrated on family connections; but stop that: Opposes topic 12
If we don't know who you are, you don't get into America: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Bar any company abusing H1 visas from future visas: Favors topic 12
Human trafficking law & deferred action caused border crisis: Opposes topic 12
Give kids of illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates: Favors topic 12
AZ anti-immigrant law demands papers like "police state": Favors topic 12
Legal status, but not citizenship, to migrant's children: Opposes topic 12
AZ law may unreasonably single out some citizens: Favors topic 12
Don't count illegal immigrants in the 2010 census: Opposes topic 12
No amnesty in any form, not even back-of-the-line: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Oppose amnesty in any reform: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Amnesty means no consequences; I was never for that: Opposes topic 12
2013 lessons: do necessities first; then get to citizenship: Favors topic 12
No green card for 10 years for current illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Comprehensive immigration reform is politically infeasible: Opposes topic 12
Green cards after 10 years; secure border; & e-Verify: Favors topic 12
GOP DREAM Act: visas for going to college or military: Favors topic 12
Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports full implementation of current border security laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Terminate national emergency at the Southern border: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Bring back American car-manufacturing via high automation: Favors topic 13
Instead of trade war against Mexico, bring jobs home: Opposes topic 13
Continue reducing barriers to free and fair trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank: Opposes topic 13
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Engage with Putin, but recognize he supports zero sum games: Opposes topic 14
Plenty of crescent moons in Arlington National Cemetery: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Three main threats: Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Russia: Opposes topic 14
World is safer when America is the strongest military power: Strongly Favors topic 14
I believe God has blessed our country: Strongly Favors topic 14
Trade with Cuba won't translate into political freedom: Favors topic 14
Only America can stand up to world totalitarianism: Strongly Favors topic 14
9/11 about people who hate what America stands for: Strongly Favors topic 14
America needs a foreign policy of engaging abroad: Opposes topic 14
Promote democracy via engagement abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Foreign aid spreads positive influence around the world: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap: Favors topic 14
Sponsored bill supporting Israeli settlements on West Bank: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Modernize all three legs of the nuclear triad: Strongly Favors topic 15
We're eviscerating our military in dangerous times: Strongly Favors topic 15
Empower V.A. to care more about vets than bureaucrats: Favors topic 15
Freeze spending for everything but defense at 2008 levels: Strongly Favors topic 15
Increased military investment demonstrates leadership: Strongly Favors topic 15
Safer place when America is strongest country in the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
2003: Anonymous contributors; 2004: backed down & disclosed: Opposes topic 16
Reduce paid petition business in citizen initiative process: Favors topic 16
Allow transferring surplus campaign funds to other campaigns: Opposes topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits: No opin. on topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Imminent, credible threat obliges president to act: Opposes topic 17
Selling arms to Saudi Arabia gives us leverage over them: Opposes topic 17
Khashoggi: stop Saudi arms sales & reduce Yemen involvement: Favors topic 17
North Korea's nukes are about prestige, not about diplomacy: Opposes topic 17
We cannot live in a world where North Korea can nuke us: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Pre-conditions for Iran: end enrichment & ballistic missiles: Opposes topic 17
Tough sanctions against Russia for Ukraine aggression: Opposes topic 17
We need a long-term commitment to Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Against ISIS, either they win, or we win: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Declare war on ISIS, fight via Sunni tribes and Kurds: Strongly Opposes topic 17
ISIS hates our way of life; either they win or we win: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Confront and defeat ISIL now, or we will have to do so later: Strongly Favors topic 17
I voted against the president's inadequate Syria strategy: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Do not leave it to Russia to get rid of ISIS: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boots on ground in Syria; coordinate with Kurds: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Theocratic ayatollahs should never possess nuclear weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Keep sanctions against Iran instead of Obama's nuke deal: Opposes topic 17
Opposes nuclear deal with Iran; but supported deal in 2012: Opposes topic 17
No mistake to invade Iraq in 2003; we thought Iraq had WMDs: Strongly Opposes topic 17
New Iranian leader is more moderate but still supports nukes: Opposes topic 17
Military action should be on the table in Iran & Syria: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports intervention in Libya & tougher sanctions on Syria: Opposes topic 17
2007 troop surge was the right thing to do: Opposes topic 17
Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
No nuclear deal with Iran without Congressional input: Opposes topic 17
Hold Assad accountable for slaughter of civilians: Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Climate change is reality, but we're a country, not a planet: Opposes topic 18
Address rising sea levels by using natural gas & nuclear: Opposes topic 18
Solar panels are not realistic; focus on mitigation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let ethanol program expire: Opposes topic 18
Addressing global warming would destroy our economy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Climate is always changing; it's not from human activity: Opposes topic 18
Human activity is not causing climate change: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Grow our energy industry, not "clean energy" like Solyndra: Strongly Opposes topic 18
I dislike cap-&-trade, but it is inevitable as national law: Favors topic 18
Cap-and-trade scheme destroys jobs: Opposes topic 18
Explore ANWR & outer continental shelf: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Tax incentives for energy-efficient appliances: Favors topic 18
Loans to public institutions for energy efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Florida has obvious advantages in solar energy: Favors topic 18
Let hybrid drivers use HOV lanes & discount parking: Favors topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Opposes passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Prove medical benefits to FDA before legalizing marijuana: Favors topic 19
Medical marijuana could be OK, but not recreational use: Favors topic 19
No responsible way to recreationally use marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
There is no responsible way to recreationally use marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Enforce federal laws even where states have legalized pot: Strongly Favors topic 19
Enforce federal law even in states with legal pot: Strongly Favors topic 19
Teach students skills to avoid gangs, violence, & drugs: Favors topic 19
Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Increased child tax credit plus paid family leave: Favors topic 20
Tax, borrow, & spend is not the way out of the recession: Strongly Opposes topic 20
No one should pay higher taxes in recession, not even top 2%: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Extend Bush tax cuts, even for high earners: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Oppose Obama stimulus package; it's bad for America: Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20

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MN:Franken(D,resigned)
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MS:Cochran(R,resigned)
ND:Heitkamp(D,lost)
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AZ:McSally(R)
FL:Scott(R)
IN:Braun(R)
MN:Smith(D,2018)
MO:Hawley(R)
MS:Hyde-Smith(R,2018)
ND:Cramer(R)
NV:Rosen(D)
TN:Blackburn(R)
UT:Romney(R)
Senate races 2019-20:
AK: Sullivan(R,incumbent) vs.Gross(I)
AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Sessions(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Mooney(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Byrne(R) vs.Merrill(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Mahony(D) vs.Whitfield(I) vs.Harrington(L)
AZ: McSally(R,incumbent) vs.Kelly(D)
CO: Gardner(R,incumbent) vs.Hickenlooper(D) vs.Madden(D) vs.Baer(D) vs.Walsh(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Romanoff(D) vs.Burnes(D) vs.Williams(D)
DE: Coons(D,incumbent) vs.Scarane(D)
GA-2: Isakson(R,resigned) Loeffler(R,appointed) vs.Lieberman(D) vs.Collins(R) vs.Carter(D)
GA-6: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Tomlinson(D) vs.Ossoff(D) vs.Terry(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D) vs.Greenfield(D)
ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Harris(D) vs.Jordan(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Curran(R) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
KS: Roberts(R,retiring) vs.LaTurner(R) vs.Wagle(R) vs.Kobach(R) vs.Bollier(D) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Grissom(D) vs.Marshall(R)
KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.McGrath(D) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D) vs.Tobin(D)
LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs.Pierce(D)

MA: Markey(D,incumbent) vs.Liss-Riordan(D) vs.Ayyadurai(R) vs.Kennedy(D)
ME: Collins(R,incumbent) vs.Sweet(D) vs.Gideon(D) vs.Rice(D)
MI: Peters(D,incumbent) vs.James(R)
MN: Smith(D,incumbent) vs.Carlson(D) vs.Lewis(R) vs.Overby(g)
MS: Hyde-Smith(R,incumbent) vs.Espy(D) vs.Bohren(D)
MT: Daines(R,incumbent) vs.Collins(D) vs.Bullock(D)
NC: Tillis(R,incumbent) vs.E.Smith(D) vs.S.Smith(R) vs.Cunningham(D) vs.Tucker(R) vs.Mansfield(D)
NE: Sasse(R,incumbent) vs.Janicek(R)
NH: Shaheen(D,incumbent) vs.Martin(D) vs.Bolduc(R) vs.O'Brien(f)
NJ: Booker(D,incumbent) vs.Singh(R) vs.Meissner(R)
NM: Udall(D,retiring) vs.Clarkson(R) vs.Oliver(D) vs.Lujan(D) vs.Rich(R)
OK: Inhofe(R,incumbent) vs.Workman(D)
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RI: Reed(D,incumbent) vs.Waters(R)
SC: Graham(R,incumbent) vs.Tinubu(D) vs.Harrison(D)
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VA: Warner(D,incumbent) vs.Taylor(R) vs.Gade(R)
WV: Capito(R,incumbent) vs.Swearengin(D) vs.Ojeda(D)
WY: Enzi(R,incumbent) vs.Ludwig(D) vs.Lummis(R)
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