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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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Tom Emmer on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortions should always be illegal. (Nov 2008)
  • State funding of embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2008)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Jan 2017)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes abortion rights. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes abortion rights. (Sep 2014)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Mar 2015)
Tom Emmer on Budget & Economy
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  • Opposes stimulus spending. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes stimulus spending. (Sep 2014)
Tom Emmer on Civil Rights
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  • No same-sex marriage; no civil unions. (Nov 2008)
  • Affirmative action yes; but not in state contracting. (Nov 2008)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jul 2015)
Tom Emmer on Corporations
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  • Family business is Viking Forest Products. (Oct 2014)
Tom Emmer on Crime
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  • Establish the death penalty in Minnesota. (Nov 2008)
  • Death penalty for killing police officers. (Jan 2016)
Tom Emmer on Drugs
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  • Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Tom Emmer on Education
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  • Vouchers for private or religious school. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports voluntary school prayer & abstinence-only sexual ed. (Nov 2008)
Tom Emmer on Energy & Oil
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  • Increase production of coal, gas, oil, plus alternatives. (Nov 2008)
Tom Emmer on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Emmer on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Emmer on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Emmer on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Emmer on Government Reform
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  • Limit PAC contributions, but all others ok. (Nov 2008)
Tom Emmer on Gun Control
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  • Concealed carry ok; but require licenses & restrictions. (Nov 2008)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
Tom Emmer on Health Care
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  • Lost sister to breast cancer, but kept her upbeat attitude. (Oct 2014)
  • Medical care is not a responsibility of state government. (Nov 2008)
Tom Emmer on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Emmer on Immigration
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  • Supports deportation of illlegals. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports deportation of illlegals. (Sep 2014)
Tom Emmer on Jobs
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Tom Emmer on Principles & Values
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  • Served on two city councils and in State Legislature. (Oct 2014)
  • Hosts conservative radio talk show on Twin Cities News Talk. (Oct 2014)
  • Endorsed Young Gun "On the Radar" in national GOP "Drive to245". (Oct 2014)
  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
Tom Emmer on Social Security
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Tom Emmer on Tax Reform
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  • Keep taxes low to move toward a path of prosperity. (Oct 2014)
  • Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax. (Jan 2017)
  • Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax. (Jan 2017)
Tom Emmer on Technology
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Tom Emmer on War & Peace
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Tom Emmer on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortions should always be illegal: Strongly Opposes topic 1
State funding of embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights: Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action yes; but not in state contracting: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
No same-sex marriage; no civil unions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports voluntary school prayer & abstinence-only sexual ed: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lost sister to breast cancer, but kept her upbeat attitude: Opposes topic 5
Medical care is not a responsibility of state government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers for private or religious school: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Establish the death penalty in Minnesota: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Concealed carry ok; but require licenses & restrictions: Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Keep taxes low to move toward a path of prosperity: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports deportation of illlegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports deportation of illlegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
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)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Limit PAC contributions, but all others ok: 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)
Increase production of coal, gas, oil, plus alternatives: Opposes 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
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes stimulus spending: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending: Opposes topic 20

Tom Emmer is a Moderate Conservative.
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