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AK: Sullivan(R,incumbent) vs.Gross(I) vs.Blatchford(D)
AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Sessions(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Merrill(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Harrington(L) vs.Whitfield(I) vs.Mahony(D)
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DE: Coons(D,incumbent) vs.Scarane(D) vs.Witzke(R) vs.DeMartino(R)
GA-2: Isakson(R,resigned) Loeffler(R,appointed) vs.Collins(R) vs.Tarver(D) vs.Warnock(D) vs.Carter(D) vs.Lieberman(D) vs.Grayson(R) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Stovall(I)
GA-6: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Ossoff(D) vs.Hazel(L) vs.Tomlinson(D) vs.Terry(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Greenfield(D) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D) vs.Franken(D)
ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Jordan(D) vs.Harris(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Curran(R) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
KS: Roberts(R,retiring) vs.Marshall(R) vs.Bollier(D) vs.LaTurner(R) vs.Wagle(R) vs.Kobach(R) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Grissom(D)
KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.McGrath(D) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D) vs.Tobin(D) vs.Booker(D)
LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs.Perkins(D) vs.Pierce(D)
MA: Markey(D,incumbent) vs.O`Connor(R) vs.Ayyadurai(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Liss-Riordan(D)
ME: Collins(R,incumbent) vs.Gideon(D) vs.Sweet(D) vs.Rice(D)
MI: Peters(D,incumbent) vs.James(R) vs.Squier(G)
MN: Smith(D,incumbent) vs.Lewis(R) vs.Overby(G) vs.Carlson(D)
MS: Hyde-Smith(R,incumbent) vs.Espy(D) vs.Bohren(D)
MT: Daines(R,incumbent) vs.Bullock(D) vs.Collins(D) vs.Driscoll(R) vs.Mues(D) vs.Geise(L)
NC: Tillis(R,incumbent) vs.Cunningham(D) vs.E.Smith(D) vs.S.Smith(R) vs.Tucker(R) vs.Mansfield(D)
NE: Sasse(R,incumbent) vs.Janicek(R)
NH: Shaheen(D,incumbent) vs.Messner(R) vs.Martin(D) vs.Bolduc(R) vs.O'Brien(R)
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Michael Franken on Abortion
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  • Codify Roe v. Wade; fully fund Planned Parenthood. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Budget & Economy
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  • Invest in infrastructure on scale of building of interstates. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Civil Rights
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  • Ignored "Don't Ask Don't Tell" as admiral; protected sailors. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Corporations
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  • S&L "debacle" cost his parents much of their life savings. (Apr 2020)
Michael Franken on Crime
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Michael Franken on Drugs
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Michael Franken on Education
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  • Free community college; decrease interest on student loans. (May 2020)
  • Increase teacher pay; improve rural education; expand pre-K. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Energy & Oil
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  • Addressing climate change is a national security imperative. (May 2020)
  • Expand public transportation & electric charging stations. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Michael Franken on Families & Children
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Michael Franken on Foreign Policy
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Michael Franken on Free Trade
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  • Farmers want markets not bailouts; end foolish trade war. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Government Reform
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  • Post office must be fully funded & protected from politics. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Gun Control
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  • Background check; assault weapon ban; restrict magazine size. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Health Care
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  • Improve ObamaCare; add Medicare public option. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Homeland Security
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Michael Franken on Immigration
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  • Pathway to citizenship; expand worker visa program. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Jobs
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  • Endorses a federal ban on right to work laws. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Principles & Values
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  • Probity of character transcends all. (Feb 2020)
Michael Franken on Social Security
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  • Reform tax cap; raise benefits; no privatization. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Tax Reform
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  • Eliminate loopholes used by wealthy & corporations. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on Technology
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  • High speed internet access for rural and depressed areas. (May 2020)
Michael Franken on War & Peace
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  • Foreign aid to one country can impact entire region. (Apr 2020)
Michael Franken on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Codify Roe v. Wade; fully fund Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ignored "Don't Ask Don't Tell" as admiral; protected sailors: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Improve ObamaCare; add Medicare public option: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reform tax cap; raise benefits; no privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increase teacher pay; improve rural education; expand pre-K: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Background check; assault weapon ban; restrict magazine size: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate loopholes used by wealthy & corporations: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pathway to citizenship; expand worker visa program: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Farmers want markets not bailouts; end foolish trade war: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Foreign aid to one country can impact entire region: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Addressing climate change is a national security imperative: Strongly Favors topic 18
Expand public transportation & electric charging stations: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Michael Franken is a Moderate Liberal
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