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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Classify contraception as preventive care & no moral issue: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public funding for abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep federal funding for family planning clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Born-Alive Survivors bill tries to illegalize abortion: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposition to homosexuality is an outdated views of society: Strongly Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Opposes banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Against higher taxes & banning employer-based insurance: Favors topic 5
Medicare for 35M; private insurance for the other 295M: Favors topic 5
Public option better than Medicare for All: Strongly Favors topic 5
Public option rather than Medicare-for-All: Strongly Favors topic 5
Prefers public option to Medicare for All: Strongly Favors topic 5
Make public plan optional; others can keep private insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Single payer would lead to massive tax increase: Opposes topic 5
Help seniors on Medicare; speed up drug approval: Favors topic 5
$500B savings in Medicare is heart of health care reform: Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate: Opposes topic 5
Opposes repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate income cap for payroll taxes: Favors topic 6
Optional personal retirement accounts ARE privatization: Opposes topic 6
Preserve the integrity of entitlement programs: Opposes topic 6
Strongly opposes privatizing or reducing benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 90% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposes less federal or more local control of education: Opposes topic 7
Professional development grants for elementary principals: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
We passed Montreal Protocol and reversed ozone loss: Opposes topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sponsor of bipartisan First Step reform bill: Opposes topic 9
Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Background checks work in Colorado, should work nationally: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Support a ban on assault weapons: Favors topic 10
People support background checks, GOP Senate won't allow it: Opposes topic 10
Colorado experience shows gun control can work: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales: Opposes topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated C+ by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights: Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on right to bear arms: Opposes topic 10
Co-sponsored background check for every firearm sale: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Obama-Biden sequester made Bush tax cuts permanent: Favors topic 11
Tax cuts for families; sponsored American Family Act: Favors topic 11
Transparency on paying for tax cuts and spending programs: Favors topic 11
Target tax cuts to struggling middle class families: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports more federal taxes & keeping marriage penalty: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports increasing income tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Kids belong in classrooms not cages: Strongly Favors topic 12
Don't decriminalize border; it's Trump's nativist hostility: Opposes topic 12
Family separation more like Holocaust than Statue of Liberty: Favors topic 12
Path to citizenship for DREAMers; oppose family separation: Favors topic 12
Trump is anti-immigrant; immigrants are a positive force: Favors topic 12
Path to citizenship for millions living in the shadows: Strongly Favors topic 12
Our borders not secure; create a path to citizenship: Favors topic 12
Supports continued funding of sanctuary cities: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes full implementation of current border security laws: Strongly Favors topic 12
Terminate national emergency at the Southern border: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Chinese trade practices unfair, but tariffs not the answer: Favors topic 13
Trump's tariffs have harmed farmers: Favors topic 13
Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets: Favors topic 13
Declare Turkish rebar subject to anti-dumping duties: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 63% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Change corruption in DC; restore relationships with allies: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Most Democrats are not socialists and should say so: Favors topic 14
America is a unique place for refugees to succeed: No opin. on topic 14
Diplomatic tools to invest in stability before crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
$5T spent in Mideast could've fixed all our infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Boost the defense budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Increase military size & strength for new types of conflict: Strongly Favors topic 15
Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Mandate paper ballots: Favors topic 16
Overcome structural corruption in voting rights: Strongly Favors topic 16
Citizens United has taken America down a dangerous road: Strongly Favors topic 16
Federal review voting of discriminatory state voting changes: Favors topic 16
Constitutional amendment tooverturn Citizens United: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks: Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill for election holiday & easier voting access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Keep the troops deployed abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Commit to bring home troops from Afghanistan in July 2011: Strongly Favors topic 17
Afghan exit after al-Qaida groups destroyed in Pakistan: Opposes topic 17
Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Transition to renewable energy in a ways that create jobs: Favors topic 18
Build Keystone pipeline, or oil will be transported by rail: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Climate change is major issue; but not Green New Deal: Favors topic 18
Permanent tax incentives to spur renewable energy growth: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Opposes topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports medical and recreational marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Marijuana Justice Act: decriminalize pot & expunge records: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Sponsored bill to end Federal ban on marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Let states experiment with marijuana; address racial issues: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Sponsored bill for TV ads to prevent teenage meth use: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Real problems if we don't address income inequality: Strongly Favors topic 20
Everybody should have a share in our prosperity: Favors topic 20
Stimulus bill avoided Depression; now we need infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 20
Stimulus bill limited because recession worse than expected: Opposes topic 20
Open to compromise on temporarily extending Bush tax cuts: Opposes topic 20
$300B lending fund for small business; plus $12B tax cut: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated 71% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record: Neutral on topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Michael Bennet is a Hard-Core Liberal
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Left office as of Jan. 2019:
AZ:Flake(R,retired)
FL:Nelson(D,lost)
IN:Donnelly(D,lost)
MN:Franken(D,resigned)
MO:McCaskill(D,lost)
MS:Cochran(R,resigned)
ND:Heitkamp(D,lost)
NV:Heller(R,lost)
TN:Corker(R,retired)
UT:Hatch(R,retired)

Took office as of Jan. 2019:
AZ:McSally(R)
FL:Scott(R)
IN:Braun(R)
MN:Smith(D,2018)
MO:Hawley(R)
MS:Hyde-Smith(R,2018)
ND:Cramer(R)
NV:Rosen(D)
TN:Blackburn(R)
UT:Romney(R)
Senate races 2019-20:
AK: Sullivan(R,incumbent) vs.Gross(I)
AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Sessions(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Mooney(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Byrne(R) vs.Merrill(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Mahony(D) vs.Whitfield(I) vs.Harrington(L)
AZ: McSally(R,incumbent) vs.Kelly(D)
CO: Gardner(R,incumbent) vs.Hickenlooper(D) vs.Madden(D) vs.Baer(D) vs.Walsh(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Romanoff(D) vs.Burnes(D) vs.Williams(D)
DE: Coons(D,incumbent) vs.Scarane(D)
GA-2: Isakson(R,resigned) Loeffler(R,appointed) vs.Lieberman(D) vs.Collins(R) vs.Carter(D)
GA-6: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Tomlinson(D) vs.Ossoff(D) vs.Terry(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D) vs.Greenfield(D)
ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Harris(D) vs.Jordan(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Curran(R) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
KS: Roberts(R,retiring) vs.LaTurner(R) vs.Wagle(R) vs.Kobach(R) vs.Bollier(D) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Grissom(D) vs.Marshall(R)
KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.McGrath(D) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D) vs.Tobin(D)
LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs.Pierce(D)

MA: Markey(D,incumbent) vs.Liss-Riordan(D) vs.Ayyadurai(R) vs.Kennedy(D)
ME: Collins(R,incumbent) vs.Sweet(D) vs.Gideon(D) vs.Rice(D)
MI: Peters(D,incumbent) vs.James(R)
MN: Smith(D,incumbent) vs.Carlson(D) vs.Lewis(R) vs.Overby(g)
MS: Hyde-Smith(R,incumbent) vs.Espy(D) vs.Bohren(D)
MT: Daines(R,incumbent) vs.Collins(D) vs.Bullock(D)
NC: Tillis(R,incumbent) vs.E.Smith(D) vs.S.Smith(R) vs.Cunningham(D) vs.Tucker(R) vs.Mansfield(D)
NE: Sasse(R,incumbent) vs.Janicek(R)
NH: Shaheen(D,incumbent) vs.Martin(D) vs.Bolduc(R) vs.O'Brien(f)
NJ: Booker(D,incumbent) vs.Singh(R) vs.Meissner(R)
NM: Udall(D,retiring) vs.Clarkson(R) vs.Oliver(D) vs.Lujan(D) vs.Rich(R)
OK: Inhofe(R,incumbent) vs.Workman(D)
OR: Merkley(D,incumbent) vs.Romero(R)
RI: Reed(D,incumbent) vs.Waters(R)
SC: Graham(R,incumbent) vs.Tinubu(D) vs.Harrison(D)
SD: Rounds(R,incumbent) vs.Borglum(R) vs.Ahlers(D)
TN: Alexander(R,incumbent) vs.Sethi(R) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Hagerty(R)
TX: Cornyn(R,incumbent) vs.Hegar(D) vs.Hernandez(D) vs.Bell(D) vs.Ramirez(D) vs.West(D)
VA: Warner(D,incumbent) vs.Taylor(R) vs.Gade(R)
WV: Capito(R,incumbent) vs.Swearengin(D) vs.Ojeda(D)
WY: Enzi(R,incumbent) vs.Ludwig(D) vs.Lummis(R)
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Retiring in 2020 election:
KS:Roberts(R)
NM:Udall(D)
Senators running for President in 2019-20:
CA:Harris(D)
CO:Bennet(D)
MA:Warren(D)
MN:Klobuchar(D)
NJ:Booker(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D)
VT:Sanders(D)

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Page last updated: Apr 03, 2020