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AL: Doug Jones(D) vs.Arnold Mooney(R) vs.Bradley Byrne(R) vs.Jeff Sessions(R) vs.John Merrill(R) vs.John Rogers(D) vs.Roy Moore(R) vs.Tommy Tuberville(R)
AK: Dan Sullivan(R) vs.Al Gross(I)
AZ: Martha McSally(R) vs.Mark Kelly(D)
AR: Tom Cotton(R) vs.Josh Mahony(D) vs.Dan Whitfield(I) vs.Ricky Dale Harrington(L)
CO: Cory Gardner(R) vs.Alice Madden(D) vs.Andrew Romanoff(D) vs.Angela Williams(D) vs.Dan Baer(D) vs.Ellen Burnes(D) vs.John Hickenlooper(D) vs.John Walsh(D) vs.Mike Johnston(D)
DE: Chris Coons(D) vs.Jessica Scarane(D)
GA-2: Kelly Loeffler(R) vs.Doug Collins(R) vs.Jason Carter(D) vs.Matt Lieberman(D) vs.Michelle Nunn(D) vs.Tom Price(R)
GA-6: David Perdue(R) vs.Jon Ossoff(D) vs.Ted Terry(D) vs.Teresa Tomlinson(D)
ID: Jim Risch(R) vs.Nancy Harris(D) vs.Paulette Jordan(D)
IL: Richard Durbin(D) vs.Anne Stava-Murray(D) vs.Mark Curran(R)
IA: Joni Ernst(R) vs.Eddie Mauro(D) vs.Kimberly Graham(D) vs.Theresa Greenfield(D)
KS: Pat Roberts(R) vs.Barbara Bollier(D) vs.Barry Grissom(D) vs.Dave Lindstrom(R) vs.Jake LaTurner(R) vs.Kris Kobach(R) vs.Roger Marshall(R) vs.Susan Wagle(R)
KY: Mitch McConnell(R) vs.Amy McGrath(D) vs.C. Wesley Morgan(R) vs.Steven Cox(D)
LA: Bill Cassidy(R) vs.Antoine Pierce(D)
ME: Susan Collins(R) vs.Betsy Sweet(D) vs.Sara Gideon(D) vs.Susan Rice(D)
MA: Ed Markey(D) vs.Allen Waters(R) vs.Joe Kennedy III(D) vs.Shannon Liss-Riordan(D) vs.Shiva Ayyadurai(R)
MI: Gary Peters(D) vs.John James(D)
MN: Tina Smith(D) vs.Jason Lewis(R) vs.Steve Carlson(D) vs.Paula Overby(G)
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MT: Steve Daines(R) vs.Wilmot Collins(D)
NE: Ben Sasse(R) vs.Chris Janicek(R)
NH: Jeanne Shaheen(D) vs.Andy Martin(D) vs.Bill O`Brien(R) vs.Don Bolduc(R)
NJ: Cory Booker(D) vs.Hirsh Singh(R) vs.Stuart Meissner(R)
NM: Ben Ray Lujan(D) vs.Gavin Clarkson(R) vs.Maggie Toulouse Oliver(D) vs.Mick Rich(R) vs.Tom Udall(D)
NC: Thom Tillis(R) vs.Cal Cunningham(D) vs.Eric Mansfield(D) vs.Erica Smith(D) vs.Garland Tucker(R) vs.Sandy Smith(R)
OK: James Inhofe(R) vs.Mike Workman(D)
OR: Jeff Merkley(D) vs.Paul Romero(R)
RI: Jack Reed(D) vs.Allen Waters(R)
SC: Lindsey Graham(R) vs.Gloria Bromell Tinubu(D) vs.Jaime Harrison(D)
SD: Mike Rounds(I) vs.Daniel Ahlers(D) vs.Scyller Borglum(R)
TN: Lamar Alexander(R,retiring) vs.Bill Hagerty(R) vs.James Mackler(D) vs.Manny Sethi(R)
TX: John Cornyn(R) vs.Chris Bell(D) vs.Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez(D) vs.MJ Hegar(D) vs.Royce West(D) vs.Sema Hernandez(D)
VA: Mark Warner(D) vs.Daniel Gade(R) vs.Scott Taylor(R)
WV: Shelley Moore Capito(R) vs.Paula Jean Swearengin(D) vs.Richard Ojeda(D)
WY: Michael Enzi(R, retiring) vs.Cynthia Lummis(R) vs.Yana Ludwig(D)



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MN-6: Klobuchar(D) vs.Newberger(R) vs.Overby(G)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs.Petersen(R) vs.Monetti(R) vs.Hawley(R) vs.Earl(D)
MS-2: Hyde-Smith(R) vs.Espy(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.McDaniel(R)
MS-6: Wicker(R) vs.Bohren(D) vs.Baria(D)
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UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs. Romney(R) vs.Wilson(D) vs.Bowden(L)
VA: Kaine(D) vs.Freitas(R) vs.Stewart(R)
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WA: Cantwell(D) vs.Ferguson(D) vs.Hutchison(R) vs.Luke(L) vs.Strider(L)
WI: Baldwin(D) vs.Vukmir(R)
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R) vs.Jenkins(R) vs.Blankenship(I) vs.Morrisey(R) vs.Swearengin(D)
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Mike Rounds on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • OpEd: Rounds insufficiently zealous against abortion. (Nov 2014)
  • Abortion is wrong; reconsider Roe v. Wade. (Nov 2006)
  • Protect life under all circumstances; no embryo research. (Oct 2002)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Jan 2017)
Mike Rounds on Budget & Economy
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  • Don't promise everything then borrow it from next generation. (Aug 2014)
Mike Rounds on Civil Rights
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  • Legal contracts for gay couples, but not marriage. (Aug 2014)
  • Marriage should be between a man and a woman. (Nov 2006)
  • No affirmative action in state contracts nor colleges. (Nov 1998)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Mar 2018)
Mike Rounds on Corporations
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  • $75M in Future Fund grants to support entrepreneurialism. (Mar 2014)
Mike Rounds on Crime
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  • End parole for repeat violent felons. (Nov 1998)
Mike Rounds on Drugs
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  • Never send the message that marijuana is OK. (Nov 2006)
  • Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Mike Rounds on Education
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  • Voted for to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. (Feb 2017)
  • Provide a quality education for our children. (Nov 2006)
  • Internet sales tax to raise education funding. (Oct 2002)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
Mike Rounds on Energy & Oil
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  • Tax energy exploration on federal land instead of gas tax. (Aug 2014)
  • Incentives for more wind and coal-fired power. (Nov 2006)
  • Create coalition to open markets to ethanol. (Aug 2002)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Mike Rounds on Environment
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  • Rein in the Environmental Protection Agency. (Aug 2014)
  • Determine environmental regulations by cost/benefit analysis. (Nov 1998)
  • Allow private landowners to issue bounties for coyotes. (Nov 1998)
Mike Rounds on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Rounds on Foreign Policy
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  • Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel. (Jan 2015)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Mike Rounds on Free Trade
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  • Bound under state commitment to CAFTA. (Aug 2005)
  • Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank. (Oct 2015)
  • Reauthorize the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program. (Sep 2007)
Mike Rounds on Government Reform
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  • America is not broken, but Washington is. (Nov 2014)
  • Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending. (Nov 1998)
Mike Rounds on Gun Control
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  • Pro 2nd Amendment Rights. (Nov 2006)
  • Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry. (Apr 2018)
Mike Rounds on Health Care
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  • Co-sponsored bill to repeal "Cadillac Tax" on healthcare. (Jul 2019)
  • Remove medical devices tax & payment advisory board. (Nov 2014)
  • Shut down ObamaCare but don't shut down government. (Sep 2013)
  • Healthcare to all citizens isnít governmentís responsibility. (Nov 1998)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Mike Rounds on Homeland Security
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  • Primary federal responsibility is funding armed forces. (Oct 2014)
  • Saved Ellsworth Air Force Base from closure in 2005. (Sep 2013)
  • No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad. (Feb 2015)
Mike Rounds on Immigration
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  • Border security first, then a limited path to citizenship. (Jun 2013)
  • ICE performs vital functions that protect American families. (Jul 2018)
Mike Rounds on Jobs
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Mike Rounds on Principles & Values
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Mike Rounds on Social Security
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  • Entitlements insolvent but no changes for current recipients. (Oct 2014)
Mike Rounds on Tax Reform
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  • Tax code too complex; broaden base and lower rates. (Aug 2019)
  • Supports states collecting tax for online sales. (Sep 2018)
  • Opposed to Personal Income Tax. (Nov 2006)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Mike Rounds on Technology
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  • Proposes joint cybersecurity effort with Israel. (Jul 2019)
Mike Rounds on War & Peace
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Mike Rounds on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Launched several initiatives to develop economy. (Sep 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion is wrong; reconsider Roe v. Wade: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protect life under all circumstances; no embryo research: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action in state contracts nor colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Legal contracts for gay couples, but not marriage: Favors topic 3
Marriage should be between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
OpEd: Rounds insufficiently zealous against abortion: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Remove medical devices tax & payment advisory board: Opposes topic 5
Shut down ObamaCare but don't shut down government: Opposes topic 5
Healthcare to all citizens isnít governmentís responsibility: Opposes topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Entitlements insolvent but no changes for current recipients: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted for to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education: Favors topic 7
Provide a quality education for our children: Opposes topic 7
Participate in federal program Race to the Top: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rein in the Environmental Protection Agency: Strongly Favors topic 8
Allow private landowners to issue bounties for coyotes: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
End parole for repeat violent felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pro 2nd Amendment Rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Tax code too complex; broaden base and lower rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Co-sponsored bill to repeal "Cadillac Tax" on healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports states collecting tax for online sales: Neutral on topic 11
Opposed to Personal Income Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Internet sales tax to raise education funding: Favors topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Border security first, then a limited path to citizenship: Favors topic 12
ICE performs vital functions that protect American families: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Bound under state commitment to CAFTA: Favors topic 13
Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank: Opposes topic 13
Reauthorize the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly 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)
Proposes joint cybersecurity effort with Israel: Favors topic 15
Primary federal responsibility is funding armed forces: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Tax energy exploration on federal land instead of gas tax: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Incentives for more wind and coal-fired power: Opposes topic 18
Create coalition to open markets to ethanol: Favors topic 18
Determine environmental regulations by cost/benefit analysis: Opposes topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Never send the message that marijuana is OK: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't promise everything then borrow it from next generation: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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