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Following are the bill sponsorships, open letters, and public writings used to indicate candidates' stances on the issues. Votes which include "VoteMatch Usage" are scored as VoteMatch quiz responses. Those without a VoteMatch usage are included only on each candidate's main issues page.
Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-1
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) Pro-choice, according to PVS survey or (2) Pro-life, according to PVS survey Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 51
Republicans: 36
Independents: 0
18CC-1b
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) CC:Publicly fund abortions or (2) CC:De-fund Planned Parenthood Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 64
Republicans: 41
Independents: 2
18CC-1c
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) CC:Parental notification for abortions by minors or (2) CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 44
Republicans: 34
Independents: 2

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-20
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus or (2) PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 49
Republicans: 25
Independents: 0
18CC-20
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) CC:Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment or (2) CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 33
Republicans: 33
Independents: 2

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18CC-3
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) CC:Protect sexual preference as a civil right or (2) CC:Sexual preference is not a protected right Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 29
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-11b
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) PVS:Lower corporate taxes promote economic growth or (2) PVS:Lower corporate taxes don't promote economic growth Participating counts on VoteMatch question 26. Democrats: 44
Republicans: 29
Independents: 0

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18CC-9
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) CC:Social services for rehabilitated felons or (2) CC:No social services for rehabilitated felons Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-19
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) PVS:Support recreational marijuana or (2) PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 21
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-7
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) PVS:Federal education standards in all states or (2) PVS:States decide standards, not federal government Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 31
Republicans: 26
Independents: 0
18CC-7
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) CC:Vouchers for private schools or (2) CC:No vouchers for private schools Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 29
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-18a
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar or (2) PVS:Don't fund renewable energy like wind and solar Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 53
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0
18PVS-18b
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions or (2) PVS:Don't regulate greenhouse gas emissions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 42
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-14
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) PVS:No nuclear weapons for hostile governments or (2) PVS:Don't use military to prevent nuclear proliferation Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
18CC-17
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) CC:Keep alliance with Israel or (2) CC:Don't keep alliance with Israel Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 24
Republicans: 30
Independents: 2

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-16
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations or (2) PVS:Don't regulate campaign donations from corporations Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 46
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0
18CC-16
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) CC:Campaign donations are free speech or (2) CC:Campaign donations are not free speech Participating counts on VoteMatch question 26. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
18CC-1a
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) CC:Appoint strict Constitutionalist judges or (2) CC:Oppose strict Constitutionalist judges Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 25
Republicans: 24
Independents: 2

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-10
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) Support gun-control, according to PVS survey or (2) Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 52
Republicans: 35
Independents: 0
18CC-10
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey or (2) Unrestricted right to bear arms, according to CC survey Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 63
Republicans: 44
Independents: 2

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-5
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey or (2) Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 51
Republicans: 31
Independents: 0
18CC-5
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) Repeal healthcare mandate, according to CC survey or (2) Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 65
Republicans: 41
Independents: 2

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-15
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) PVS:Cut defense to balance budget or (2) PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 16
Republicans: 29
Independents: 0

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-12a
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) Supports border wall, according to CC survey or (2) Opposes border wall, according to CC survey Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 29
Republicans: 27
Independents: 0
18PVS-12b
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter or (2) PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 45
Republicans: 27
Independents: 0
18CC-12
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) Supports border infrastructure, according to CC survey or (2) Opposes more border security, according to CC survey Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 23
Republicans: 21
Independents: 2

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-11a
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget or (2) PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 44
Republicans: 34
Independents: 0
18CC-11a
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent or (2) CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 62
Republicans: 43
Independents: 2
18CC-11b
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) CC:Elimination the Death Tax or (2) CC:Keep the inhertiance tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 25
Republicans: 23
Independents: 1

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18CC-15
on Jul 1, 2018
(1) CC:Secure the grid against terrorism or (2) CC:No additional spending on securing the grid Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 11
Republicans: 33
Independents: 1

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
18PVS-17
on Aug 1, 2018
(1) PVS:Air support and more intervention in Mideast or (2) PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 18
Republicans: 16
Independents: 0


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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