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Ken Buck on SenateMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose federal funding & protect the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports giving legal protection to unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Closed loophole that had let abusive fathers contact kids: Favors topic 2
Rated Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Don't-ask-don't-tell policy makes a lot of sense: Opposes topic 3
Prosecute the murder of transgender as a hate crime: Favors topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare lets identity thieves see our personal health data: Strongly Opposes topic 5
$500B savings in Medicare is heart of health care reform: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Government-run system infringes freedom & rations care: Strongly 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
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Give younger workers option to invest in separate retirement: Favors topic 6
Transferring Trust Fund to general fund will bankrupt system: Favors topic 6
No privatization; but private sector should run retirement: Strongly Favors topic 6
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Federal research, but no federal requirements or funding: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports less federal & more local control of education: Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: Strongly Favors topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fired for refusing to prosecute an unethical case: Opposes topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Blue Lives Matter: prosecute hate crimes against police: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated Don't compromise community safety with sentencing reform: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No federal database of gun owners: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Endless spending in Congress means higher taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: 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
Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
More Border Patrol; finish the fence: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure the border and say no to amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes continued funding of sanctuary cities: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports full implementation of current border security laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight for a strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
$515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars: Favors topic 15
Award research grants based on national interest: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Elected to House with pledge of 6-year term limit: Favors topic 16
Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits: Favors topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
No deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Afghanistan war ok; nation-building not ok: Opposes topic 17
Get out of the nation-building business in Afghanistan: Favors topic 17
Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Continue our traditional sources of energy: 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
Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps: Strongly Favors topic 19
Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Extend Bush tax cuts & cut spending to pay for it: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Small business can turn economy around with lower tax burden: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 20
Rated Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Ken Buck is a Hard-Core Conservative
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Other candidates' VoteMatch: Ken Buck on the issues:
CO Gubernatorial:
Bob Beauprez
Cary Kennedy
Cynthia Coffman
Donna Lynne
Doug Robinson
Ed Perlmutter
George Brauchler
Jared Polis
John Hickenlooper
Matthew Hess
Michael Bennet
Mike Johnston
Steve Barlock
Tom Tancredo
Victor Mitchell
Walker Stapleton
CO Senatorial:
Alice Madden
Andrew Romanoff
Angela Williams
Cory Gardner
Dan Baer
Darryl Glenn
Ellen Burnes
John Hickenlooper
John Walsh
Jon Keyser
Michael Bennet
Mike Johnston
Peg Littleton
Ryan Frazier
Tim Neville

Left office as of Jan. 2021:
AL:Jones(D,lost)
AZ:McSally(R,lost)
GA-2:Loeffler(R,lost)
GA-6:Perdue(R,lost)
CO:Gardner(R,lost)
KS:Roberts(R,retired)
NM:Udall(D,retired)
TN:Alexander(R,retired)
WY:Enzi(R,retired)

Took office as of Jan. 2021:
AL:Tuberville(R)
AZ:Kelly(D)
GA-2:Warnock(D)
GA-6:Ossoff(D)
CO:Hickenlooper(D)
KS:Marshall(R)
NM:Lujan(D)
TN:Hagerty(R)
WY:Lummis(R)
Senate races 2021-22:
AK: Incumbent Lisa Murkowski(R)
vs.Gov. Sarah Palin(? R)
AL: Incumbent Richard Shelby(R)
vs.State Rep. John Merrill(? R)
AR: Incumbent John Boozman(R)
vs.Candidate Dan Whitfield(D)
AZ: Incumbent Mark Kelly(D)
vs.State Sen. Kelli Ward(? R)
CA: Incumbent Alex Padilla(D)
vs.State Rep. Jerome Horton(D)
CO: Incumbent Michael Bennet(D)
vs.USAF Lt. Darryl Glenn(? R)
CT: Incumbent Richard Blumenthal(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
FL: Incumbent Marco Rubio(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Val Demings(? D)
GA: Incumbent Raphael Warnock(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
HI: Incumbent Brian Schatz(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
IA: Incumbent Chuck Grassley(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
ID: Incumbent Mike Crapo(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
IL: Incumbent Tammy Duckworth(D)
vs.U.S.Rep. Adam Kinzinger(? R)
IN: Incumbent Todd Young(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
KS: Incumbent Jerry Moran(R)
vs.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(? R)
KY: Incumbent Rand Paul(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
LA: Incumbent John Kennedy(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)

MD: Incumbent Chris Van Hollen(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
MO: Incumbent Roy Blunt(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NC: Incumbent Richard Burr(R,retiring)
vs.State Sen. Erica Smith(D)
vs.U.S.Rep. Mark Walker(R)
ND: Incumbent John Hoeven(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NH: Incumbent Maggie Hassan(D)
vs.Brig.Gen. Don Bolduc(R)
NV: Incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NY: Incumbent Chuck Schumer(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
OH: Incumbent Rob Portman(R,retiring)
vs.Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley(? D)
vs.State Rep. Dan Carter(? D)
vs.U.S.Rep. Tim Ryan(? D)
OK: Incumbent James Lankford(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
OR: Incumbent Ron Wyden(D)
vs.QAnon adherent Jo Rae Perkins(R)
PA: Incumbent Pat Toomey(R,retiring)
vs.HSBC whistleblower Everett Stern(R)
SC: Incumbent Tim Scott(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
SD: Incumbent John Thune(R)
vs.State Rep. Billie Sutton(? D)
UT: Incumbent Mike Lee(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
VT: Incumbent Patrick Leahy(D)
vs.Lt.Gov. David Zuckerman(? D)
WA: Incumbent Patty Murray(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
WI: Incumbent Ron Johnson(R)
vs.County Exec. Tom Nelson(D)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Campaign Finance
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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Retiring in 2022 election:
NC:Burr(R)
OH:Portman(R)
PA:Toomey(R)
Senators who ran for President in 2019-20:
CA:V.P.Harris(D)
CO:Bennet(D)
MA:Warren(D)
MN:Klobuchar(D)
NJ:Booker(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D)
VT:Sanders(D)
 

Page last updated: Feb 04, 2021