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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)
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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)
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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)
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SC: Scott(R) vs.Dixon(D)
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VT: Leahy(D) vs.Milne(R)
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Brenda Lawrence on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports abortion rights. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports abortion rights. (Sep 2014)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Apr 2015)
Brenda Lawrence on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brenda Lawrence on Civil Rights
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  • Supports Lily Ledbetter law and pay equity for women. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2014)
Brenda Lawrence on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brenda Lawrence on Crime
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  • Support local police & strong public safety policies. (Nov 2012)
Brenda Lawrence on Drugs
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  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Brenda Lawrence on Education
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  • Refinance college loans to reduce student debt. (Oct 2014)
  • Community's job is to ensure children's education. (Nov 2012)
Brenda Lawrence on Energy & Oil
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Brenda Lawrence on Environment
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  • Protect the Great Lakes, and clean air. (Nov 2012)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2014)
Brenda Lawrence on Families & Children
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Brenda Lawrence on Foreign Policy
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  • Develop realistic working relationships with other countries. (Nov 2012)
  • Support the DREAM Act & a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2012)
Brenda Lawrence on Free Trade
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  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Brenda Lawrence on Government Reform
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  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
Brenda Lawrence on Gun Control
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Brenda Lawrence on Health Care
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Brenda Lawrence on Homeland Security
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Brenda Lawrence on Immigration
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  • Opposes deportation of illlegals. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes deportation of illlegals. (Sep 2014)
Brenda Lawrence on Jobs
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  • Paid sick leave helps women & minorities most. (Oct 2014)
  • Fight to raise minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. (Oct 2014)
Brenda Lawrence on Principles & Values
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  • Religious freedom means no religious registry. (May 2016)
Brenda Lawrence on Social Security
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  • No more scare tactics on Social Security. (Nov 2012)
Brenda Lawrence on Tax Reform
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Brenda Lawrence on Technology
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Brenda Lawrence on War & Peace
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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)
Supports abortion rights: Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights: Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Paid sick leave helps women & minorities most: Favors topic 2
Supports Lily Ledbetter law and pay equity for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly 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
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No more scare tactics on Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Refinance college loans to reduce student debt: Opposes topic 7
Community's job is to ensure children's education: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect the Great Lakes, and clean air: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support local police & strong public safety policies: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports tax increases: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support the DREAM Act & a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals: Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Develop realistic working relationships with other countries: Opposes topic 14
No opinion 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)
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight to raise minimum wage to $10.10 an hour: Strongly Favors topic 20

Brenda Lawrence is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive.
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