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Mark DeSaulnier on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
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)
Recruit women & minorities for STEM teaching: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow student sports choice based on gender identity: Strongly Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Move forward with Obama's agenda of protecting Medicare: Favors topic 5
Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
End brinkmanship & protect Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Replace school achievement testing with progress testing: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Expand BART & Caldecott Tunnel: Opposes topic 8
$48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Tighten up the parole system and oversight of sex offenders: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restricting guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restricting guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
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
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Allow bilingual education in public schools: Favors topic 12
Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants: Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals: Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals: Favors topic 12
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: 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
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots: Opposes topic 16
Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: 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)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Advance renewable energy; make US a leader in innovation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes Keystone XL: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes Keystone XL: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor: Opposes topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
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AZ-1: Kirkpatrick(D,ran for Senate)
CA-4: Hahn(D,ran for County)
CA-46:Sanchez(D,ran for Senate)
DE-0: Carney(D,ran for Governor)
HI-1: Takai(D,deceased)
IL-8: Duckworth(D,ran for Senate)
IL-18:Schock(R,resigned)
IN-3: Stutzman(R,ran for Senate)
IN-9: Young(R,ran for Senate)
LA-3: Boustany(R,ran for Senate)
LA-4: Fleming(R,ran for Senate)
MD-4: Edwards(D,ran for Senate)
MD-8: Van Hollen(D,ran for Senate)
MS-1: Nunnelee(R,deceased)
NV-3: Heck(R,ran for Senate)
NY-11:Grimm(R,resigned)
OH-8: Boehner(R,resigned)
Newly-elected Democrats taking office Jan.2017:
AZ-1:O`Halleran(D)
CA-17:Khanna(D)
CA-20:Panetta(D)
CA-24:Carbajal(D)
CA-44:Barragan(D)
CA-46:Correa(D)
DE-0:Rochester(D)
FL-5:Lawson(D)
FL-7:Murphy(D)
FL-9:Soto(D)
FL-10:Demings(D)
FL-13:Crist(D)
HI-1:Hanabusa(D)
IL-10:Schneider(D)
IL-8:Krishnamoorthi(D)
MD-4:Brown(D)
MD-8:Raskin(D)
NH-1:Shea-Porter(D)
NJ-5:Gottheimer(D)
NV-3:Rosen(D)
NV-4:Kihuen(D)
NY-3:Suozzi(D)
NY-13:Espaillat(D)
PA-2:Evans(D)
TX-15:Gonzalez(D)
VA-4:McEachin(D)
WA-7:Jayapal(D)
Newly-elected Republicans taking office Jan.2017:
AZ-5:Biggs(R)
FL-1:Gaetz(R)
FL-2:Dunn(R)
FL-18:Mast(R)
FL-19:Rooney(R)
FL-4:Rutherford(R)
GA-3:Ferguson(R)
IN-3:Banks(R)
IN-9:Hollingsworth(R)
KS-1:Marshall(R)
KY-1:Comer(R)
MI-1:Bergman(R)
MI-10:Mitchell(R)
MN-2:Lewis(R)
NC-13:Budd(R)
NE-2:Bacon(R)
NY-19:Faso(R)
NY-22:Tenney(R)
PA-8:Fitzpatrick(R)
TN-8:Kustoff(R)
TX-19:Arrington(R)
VA-2:Taylor(R)
VA-5:Garrett(R)
WI-8:Gallagher(R)
WY-0:Cheney(R)
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