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AK: Murkowski(R) vs.Metcalfe(D) vs.Miller(L) vs.Stevens(L) vs.Lamb(R)
AL: Shelby(R) vs.Crumpton(D) vs.Bowman(R)
AR: Boozman(R) vs.Eldridge(D) vs.Gilbert(L)
AZ: McCain(R) vs.Kirkpatrick(D) vs.Mealer(I) vs.Ward(R)
CA: Harris(D) vs.Sanchez(D) vs.Chavez(R) vs.Del Beccaro(R) vs.Sundheim(R) vs.Brannon(R)
CO: Bennet(D) vs.Glenn(R) vs.Neville(R) vs.Frazier(R) vs.Keyser(R) vs.Littleton(R)
CT: Blumenthal(D) vs.Carter(R) vs.Orchulli(R) vs.Kudlow(R) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Rubio(R) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Grayson(D) vs.Keith(D) vs.DeSantis(R) vs.Cantera(R)
GA: Isakson(R) vs.Barksdale(D) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Barrow(D) vs.Grayson(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Carroll(R) vs.Pirkowski(R) vs.Cavasso(R)
IA: Grassley(R) vs.Judge(D) vs.Fiegen(D) vs.Hogg(D) vs.Krause(D)
ID: Crapo(R) vs.Sturgill(D) vs.Pro-Life(C) vs.LaRocco(D)
IL: Kirk(R)
vs.Duckworth(D) vs.Harris(D) vs.Zopp(D)
IN: Bayh(D)
vs.Young(R) vs.Stutzman(R) vs.Hill(D) vs.Holcomb(R) vs.Bosma(R)
KS: Moran(R) vs.Wiesner(D) vs.Orman(I)
KY: Paul(R) vs.Gray(D) vs.Conway(D)
LA: (runoff Dec. 10) Kennedy(D) vs.Campbell(D) vs.Fleming(R) vs.Boustany(R) vs.Maness(R) vs.Cao(R) vs.Clements(L)
MD: Van Hollen(D) vs.Szeliga(R) vs.Flowers(G) vs.Douglas(R) vs.Steele(R)
MO: Blunt(R) vs.Kander(D)
NC: Burr(R) vs.Ross(D) vs.Haugh(L) vs.Brannon(R) vs.Rey(D) vs.Wright(R)
ND: Hoeven(R) vs.Glassheim(D) vs.Marquette(L)
NH: Ayotte(R)
vs. Hassan(D) vs.Rubens(R)
NV: Cortez-Masto(D) vs.Heck(R) vs.Angle(R)
NY: Schumer(D) vs.Long(R)
OH: Portman(R) vs.Strickland(D) vs.Sittenfeld(D)
OK: Lankford(R) vs.Workman(D) vs.Johnson(D)
OR: Wyden(D) vs.Callahan(R) vs.Stine(D)
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SC: Scott(R) vs.Dixon(D)
SD: Thune(R) vs.Williams(D)
UT: Lee(R) vs.Snow(D) vs.Swinton(D)
VT: Leahy(D) vs.Milne(R)
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Price(R-GA-6)
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Brian Mast on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Defend life at every stage. (Nov 2016)
  • Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes public funding for abortion services. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Budget & Economy
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  • Balance budget & overhaul federal spending caps. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports constitutional amendment for balanced budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes federal spending to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Civil Rights
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  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Corporations
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  • Tax businesses less, to spur job creation. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Crime
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  • Supports capital punishment & mandatory minimums. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Drugs
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  • Supports mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Education
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  • Replace Common Core with school choice. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports vouchers to let parents choose public or private school. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes states adopting federal education standards. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Energy & Oil
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  • Climate change regulations threaten economic growth. (Nov 2016)
  • Regulate fracking; acknowledge climate change. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports building the Keystone XL pipeline. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes federally developing renewable energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes regulation of greenhouse gas emission. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Environment
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  • Repair infrastructure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Mast on Foreign Policy
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  • Aggressive NATO response to Russian expansionism. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports standing with the nation of israel. (Nov 2016)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Brian Mast on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Mast on Government Reform
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  • Regulate "dark money" indirect campaign contributions. (Nov 2016)
  • Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits. (Jan 2017)
Brian Mast on Gun Control
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  • Right to defend ourselves is God-given. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Health Care
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  • Repeal and defund ObamaCare. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports repealing mandated health insurance. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Homeland Security
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  • Treat every veteran as the most important vet ever. (Nov 2016)
  • Maintain world's most prepared strongest military. (Nov 2016)
  • Don't cut defense to balance budget. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Immigration
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  • We need a high wall with a wide gate. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports illegals returning to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Mast on Principles & Values
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Brian Mast on Social Security
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  • Update system to protect future generations. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports diverting some FICA into personal accounts. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Tax Reform
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  • Lower the tax burden & stimulate the economy. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports eliminating the death tax. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on Technology
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  • 100% against All Aboard Florida: no more trains. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast on War & Peace
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  • Defeat global jihadists who threaten our very way of life. (Nov 2016)
  • Renew Iranian sanctions after Obama's Iran Deal. (Nov 2016)
  • ISIS is simply evil; such people need to be erased. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support. (Nov 2016)
Brian Mast 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 Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defend life at every stage: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life: Opposes topic 1
Opposes public funding for abortion services: Strongly Opposes 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)
Supports same-sex marriage: 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 Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal and defund ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Update system to protect future generations: Favors topic 6
Supports diverting some FICA into personal accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace Common Core with school choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports vouchers to let parents choose public or private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes states adopting federal education standards: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(0 points on Social scale)
Repair infrastructure surrounding Lake Okeechobee: Strongly Opposes topic 8
100% against All Aboard Florida: no more trains: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports capital punishment & mandatory minimums: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Right to defend ourselves is God-given: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun-control legislation: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax businesses less, to spur job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower the tax burden & stimulate the economy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing income tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
We need a high wall with a wide gate: Opposes topic 12
Supports illegals returning to country of origin: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Aggressive NATO response to Russian expansionism: Favors topic 14
Supports standing with the nation of israel: Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Treat every veteran as the most important vet ever: Strongly Favors topic 15
Maintain world's most prepared strongest military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Don't cut defense to balance budget: Favors topic 15
Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Regulate "dark money" indirect campaign contributions: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
Defeat global jihadists who threaten our very way of life: Strongly Favors topic 17
Renew Iranian sanctions after Obama's Iran Deal: Strongly Favors topic 17
ISIS is simply evil; such people need to be erased: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Climate change regulations threaten economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Regulate fracking; acknowledge climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports building the Keystone XL pipeline: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes federally developing renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulation of greenhouse gas emission: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Balance budget & overhaul federal spending caps: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports constitutional amendment for balanced budget: Favors topic 20
Opposes federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Brian Mast is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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