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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)
Pompeo(R-KS-4)
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Pat Murphy on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Defend a woman's right to make her own health care decisions. (Oct 2014)
  • Supports public funding of abortions. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes parental notification. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes barring stem cell research. (Aug 2014)
Pat Murphy on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Pat Murphy on Civil Rights
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  • Fought gay marriage ban; protect LGBT Iowans. (Oct 2014)
  • Opposes barring same sex marriage. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports homosexual civil rights. (Aug 2014)
Pat Murphy on Corporations
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Pat Murphy on Crime
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Pat Murphy on Drugs
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Pat Murphy on Education
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  • Raise teacher pay and expand universal preschool. (Oct 2014)
  • Opposes education vouchers. (Aug 2014)
Pat Murphy on Energy & Oil
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  • Opposes Keystone Pipeline; supports alternative energy. (Oct 2014)
Pat Murphy on Environment
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  • Enforce current federal environmental standards. (Oct 2014)
Pat Murphy on Families & Children
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Pat Murphy on Foreign Policy
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Pat Murphy on Free Trade
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Pat Murphy on Government Reform
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Pat Murphy on Gun Control
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  • Supports restricting right to bear arms. (Aug 2014)
Pat Murphy on Health Care
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  • Raise cigarette tax to expand healthcare to 40,000 children. (Oct 2014)
  • Opposes repealing Obamacare. (Aug 2014)
Pat Murphy on Homeland Security
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Pat Murphy on Immigration
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Pat Murphy on Jobs
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  • Raised Iowa minimum wage to $7.25; now push for $10.10. (Oct 2014)
Pat Murphy on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Targeted House race in national Red to Blue program. (Oct 2014)
Pat Murphy on Social Security
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  • Senior Living Trust Fund: expand in-home care. (Oct 2014)
Pat Murphy on Tax Reform
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  • Supports increasing federal income taxes. (Aug 2014)
Pat Murphy on Technology
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Pat Murphy on War & Peace
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Pat Murphy 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)
Defend a woman's right to make her own health care decisions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public funding of abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes parental notification: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes barring stem cell research: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fought gay marriage ban; protect LGBT Iowans: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes barring same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports homosexual civil rights: 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)
Raise cigarette tax to expand healthcare to 40,000 children: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Senior Living Trust Fund: expand in-home care: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise teacher pay and expand universal preschool: Opposes topic 7
Opposes education vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Enforce current federal environmental standards: 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)
Supports restricting right to bear arms: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
Opposes Keystone Pipeline; supports alternative energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Raised Iowa minimum wage to $7.25; now push for $10.10: Favors topic 20

Pat Murphy is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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