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2016 Senate Races

AK: Murkowski(R) vs.Metcalfe(D) vs.Miller(L) vs.Stevens(L) vs.Lamb(R)
AL: Shelby(R) vs.Crumpton(D) vs.Bowman(R)
AR: Boozman(R) vs.Eldridge(D) vs.Gilbert(L)
AZ: McCain(R) vs.Kirkpatrick(D) vs.Mealer(I) vs.Ward(R)
CA: Harris(D) vs.Sanchez(D) vs.Chavez(R) vs.Del Beccaro(R) vs.Sundheim(R) vs.Brannon(R)
CO: Bennet(D) vs.Glenn(R) vs.Neville(R) vs.Frazier(R) vs.Keyser(R) vs.Littleton(R)
CT: Blumenthal(D) vs.Carter(R) vs.Orchulli(R) vs.Kudlow(R) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Rubio(R) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Grayson(D) vs.Keith(D) vs.DeSantis(R) vs.Cantera(R)
GA: Isakson(R) vs.Barksdale(D) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Barrow(D) vs.Grayson(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Carroll(R) vs.Pirkowski(R) vs.Cavasso(R)
IA: Grassley(R) vs.Judge(D) vs.Fiegen(D) vs.Hogg(D) vs.Krause(D)
ID: Crapo(R) vs.Sturgill(D) vs.Pro-Life(C) vs.LaRocco(D)
IL: Kirk(R)
vs.Duckworth(D) vs.Harris(D) vs.Zopp(D)
IN: Bayh(D)
vs.Young(R) vs.Stutzman(R) vs.Hill(D) vs.Holcomb(R) vs.Bosma(R)
KS: Moran(R) vs.Wiesner(D) vs.Orman(I)
KY: Paul(R) vs.Gray(D) vs.Conway(D)
LA: (runoff Dec. 10) Kennedy(D) vs.Campbell(D) vs.Fleming(R) vs.Boustany(R) vs.Maness(R) vs.Cao(R) vs.Clements(L)
MD: Van Hollen(D) vs.Szeliga(R) vs.Flowers(G) vs.Douglas(R) vs.Steele(R)
MO: Blunt(R) vs.Kander(D)
NC: Burr(R) vs.Ross(D) vs.Haugh(L) vs.Brannon(R) vs.Rey(D) vs.Wright(R)
ND: Hoeven(R) vs.Glassheim(D) vs.Marquette(L)
NH: Ayotte(R)
vs. Hassan(D) vs.Rubens(R)
NV: Cortez-Masto(D) vs.Heck(R) vs.Angle(R)
NY: Schumer(D) vs.Long(R)
OH: Portman(R) vs.Strickland(D) vs.Sittenfeld(D)
OK: Lankford(R) vs.Workman(D) vs.Johnson(D)
OR: Wyden(D) vs.Callahan(R) vs.Stine(D)
PA: Toomey(R) vs.McGinty(D) vs.Stern(R) vs.Sestak(D) vs.Fetterman(D)
SC: Scott(R) vs.Dixon(D)
SD: Thune(R) vs.Williams(D)
UT: Lee(R) vs.Snow(D) vs.Swinton(D)
VT: Leahy(D) vs.Milne(R)
WA: Murray(D) vs.Vance(R)
WI: Johnson(R) vs.Feingold(D) vs.Anderson(L) vs.Lorge(R)
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Price(R-GA-6)
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Mark Takai on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Faithful defender of a woman's right to choose. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports public funding of abortions. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports abortion rights. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports abortion rights. (Sep 2014)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
Mark Takai on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Takai on Civil Rights
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  • Support ENDA; oppose DOMA; yes to LGBT marriage. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes barring same sex marriage. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports homosexual civil rights. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2014)
Mark Takai on Corporations
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  • End tax breaks for largest oil and drug companies. (Nov 2014)
Mark Takai on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Takai on Drugs
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  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Jul 2015)
Mark Takai on Education
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  • Invest in our public schools with federal funds. (Nov 2014)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Jul 2015)
Mark Takai on Energy & Oil
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  • Invest in alternative energy, including wind and solar. (Nov 2014)
Mark Takai on Environment
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  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2014)
Mark Takai on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Takai on Foreign Policy
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Mark Takai on Free Trade
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  • Reject free trade deals that don't protect American jobs. (Nov 2014)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Mark Takai on Government Reform
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  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
Mark Takai on Gun Control
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  • No military-grade weapons in homes; ban them. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports restricting right to bear arms. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports restricting guns. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports restricting guns. (Sep 2014)
Mark Takai on Health Care
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  • Opposes repealing Obamacare. (Aug 2014)
Mark Takai on Homeland Security
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  • Tax credits for companies that hire veterans. (Nov 2014)
  • Cut defense responsibly, not across-the-board. (Nov 2014)
Mark Takai on Immigration
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Mark Takai on Jobs
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  • Equal pay for equal work for men and women. (Nov 2014)
Mark Takai on Principles & Values
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  • Religious freedom means no religious registry. (May 2016)
Mark Takai on Social Security
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  • Keep our promises; raise the payroll tax cap. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2014)
Mark Takai on Tax Reform
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  • Supports increasing federal income taxes. (Aug 2014)
Mark Takai on Technology
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  • Rebuild transportation and communications infrastructure. (Nov 2014)
Mark Takai on War & Peace
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  • Iraq War fought partly because of dependence on foreign oil. (Nov 2014)
Mark Takai on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Faithful defender of a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public funding of 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)
Equal pay for equal work for men and women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support ENDA; oppose DOMA; yes to LGBT marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes barring same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports homosexual civil rights: Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposes repealing Obamacare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep our promises; raise the payroll tax cap: Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in our public schools with federal funds: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No military-grade weapons in homes; ban them: Opposes topic 10
Supports restricting right to bear arms: 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)
End tax breaks for largest oil and drug companies: Favors topic 11
Supports increasing federal income taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Reject free trade deals that don't protect American jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Tax credits for companies that hire veterans: Strongly Favors topic 15
Cut defense responsibly, not across-the-board: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Iraq War fought partly because of dependence on foreign oil: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in alternative energy, including wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
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
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rebuild transportation and communications infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 20

Mark Takai is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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