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Do You Care About Cutting the US Military Budget?

Then here is whom to vote for on November 4!

What is it?

  • The size of the U.S. military budget has been growing every year for decades. Even President Obama's "cuts" only reduced the amount of growth. The Congress is similarly reluctant to vote against military spending; hence this is the most lopsided list (towards "Con") in our survey. Recent legislation includes:

  • Opponents of defense cuts attempt to keep the U.S. in its role as the world's leading arms exporter: the Resolution Against Arms Trade Treaty would block a United Nations treaty which would reduce U.S. arms sales abroad.

  • Meanwhile, supporters of defense cuts cannot even get a vote on de-funding the Afghanistan war, even though its termination has been promised for several years now, with the latest promise to withdraw down to "only" 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan as of 2015.

How does it get passed?

It takes 218 Congresspersons to pass defense cuts bills in the House of Representatives. It takes 50 Senators in the Senate.

What's happened so far?

  • Supporters of defense cuts failed in the Senate to set defense contract services to "sufficient size" to meet strategic needs, but even that meager cut was rejected, receiving only 41 votes. Supporters of defense cuts need another 9 Senate votes on that bill to win.

  • Supporters of defense cuts failed in the House to cut funding for the U.S. military in Iraq, even though U.S. forces are out of Iraq and most people now agree that entering Iraq was a mistake. This modest bill was rejected with only 182 votes. Supporters of defense cuts need another 24 House votes on that bill to win.

    What will the candidates running in my area on November 4 do?

    You'll see below the names of everyone running, for whom we can predict their vote on this issue. They are organized alphabetically by State in one of the two lists below!

    The PRO list are those running in 2014 who have supported defense cuts.

    The CON listlist are those running in 2014 who have opposed defense cuts.

    Get your friends and family and friends on Facebook and Twitter and elsewhere to help elect 218 and 50 and defense cuts will pass!

    Candidate Responses

      Cutting the US Military Budget

      PRO: (Supporters of Cutting the US Military Budget)

    1. AR: Nathan LaFrance (AR Senatorial: Libertarian Senate Challenger): A likely YES vote
    2. AR: Mark Pryor (AR Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A likely YES vote
    3. AR: Mark Swaney (AR Senatorial: 2014 Green Senate Challenger): A likely YES vote
    4. AZ: Raul Grijalva (AZ-3 House: Democrat): A solid YES vote
    5. CA: Xavier Becerra (CA-34 House: Democrat): A solid YES vote
    6. CA: Barbara Boxer (CA Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator): A likely YES vote
    7. CA: Judy Chu (CA-27 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    8. CA: Susan Davis (CA-53 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    9. CA: Anna Eshoo (CA-18 House: Democrat): A solid YES vote
    10. CA: Sam Farr (CA-20 House: Democrat): An absolute YES vote
    11. CA: Dianne Feinstein (CA Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A likely YES vote
    12. CA: Janice Hahn (CA-44 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    13. CA: Mike Honda (CA-17 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    14. CA: Jared Huffman (CA-2 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    15. CA: Barbara Lee (CA-13 House: Democrat): An absolute YES vote
    16. CA: Zoe Lofgren (CA-19 House: Democrat): A solid YES vote
    17. CA: Alan Lowenthal (CA-47 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    18. CA: Doris Matsui (CA-6 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    19. CA: Jerry McNerney (CA-9 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    20. CA: Grace Napolitano (CA-32 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    21. CA: Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    22. CA: Linda Sanchez (CA-38 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    23. CA: Jackie Speier (CA-14 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    24. CA: Maxine Waters (CA-43 House: Democrat): A solid YES vote
    25. CO: Diana DeGette (CO-1 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    26. CO: Jared Polis (CO-2 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    27. CT: Joe Courtney (CT-2 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    28. CT: Rosa DeLauro (CT-3 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    29. CT: John Larson (CT-1 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    30. CT: Chris Murphy (CT Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely YES vote
    31. DC: Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-Delegate House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    32. DE: Tom Carper (DE Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A likely YES vote
    33. DE: Chris Coons (DE Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator): A likely YES vote
    34. FL: Kathy Castor (FL-14 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    35. FL: Alcee Hastings (FL-20 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    36. FL: Bill Nelson (FL Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A likely YES vote
    37. FL: Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    38. FL: Frederica Wilson (FL-24 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    39. GA: Hank Johnson (GA-4 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    40. GA: John Lewis (GA-5 House: Democrat): An absolute YES vote
    41. GA: Amanda Swafford (GA Senatorial: Libertarian Challenger): A likely YES vote
    42. HI: Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    43. HI: Colleen Hanabusa (HI Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely YES vote
    44. HI: Mazie Hirono (HI Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A solid YES vote
    45. HI: Brian Schatz (HI Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator Appointee): A likely YES vote
    46. IA: Doug Butzier (IA Senatorial: Libertarian Senate challenger): A likely YES vote
    47. IA: David Loebsack (IA-2 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    48. IL: Danny Davis (IL-7 House: Democrat): A solid YES vote
    49. IL: Tammy Duckworth (IL-8 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    50. IL: Richard Durbin (IL Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A solid YES vote
    51. IL: Bill Enyart (IL-12 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    52. IL: Luis Gutierrez (IL-4 House: Democrat): A solid YES vote
    53. IL: Jim Oberweis (IL Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely YES vote
    54. IL: Peter Roskam (IL-6 House: Republican): A likely YES vote
    55. IL: Bobby Rush (IL-1 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    56. IL: Jan Schakowsky (IL-9 House: Democrat): An absolute YES vote
    57. KS: Randall Batson (KS Senatorial: Libertarian Senate challenger): A likely YES vote
    58. KY: Rand Paul (KY Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): A likely YES vote
    59. LA: Mary Landrieu (LA Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A likely YES vote
    60. MA: Michael Capuano (MA-7 House: Democrat): A solid YES vote
    61. MA: Bill Keating (MA-9 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    62. MA: Joe Kennedy III (MA-4 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    63. MA: Ed Markey (MA Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): An absolute YES vote
    64. MA: Jim McGovern (MA-2 House: Democrat): An absolute YES vote
    65. MA: Richard Neal (MA-1 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    66. MA: John Tierney (MA-6 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    67. MA: Elizabeth Warren (MA Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely YES vote
    68. MD: Elijah Cummings (MD-7 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    69. MD: John Delaney (MD-6 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    70. MD: Donna Edwards (MD-4 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    71. MD: John Sarbanes (MD-3 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    72. ME: Angus King (ME Senatorial: Independent Senate Challenger): A likely YES vote
    73. MI: John Conyers (MI-13 House: Democrat): An absolute YES vote
    74. MI: Sander Levin (MI-9 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    75. MI: Debbie Stabenow (MI Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator): A likely YES vote
    76. MN: Keith Ellison (MN-5 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    77. MN: Al Franken (MN Senatorial: Democrat/DFL Jr Senator): A solid YES vote
    78. MN: Amy Klobuchar (MN Senatorial: Democrat/DFL Sr Senator): A likely YES vote
    79. MN: Betty McCollum (MN-4 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    80. MN: Rick Nolan (MN-8 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    81. MN: Tim Walz (MN-1 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    82. MO: William Lacy Clay (MO-1 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    83. MO: Emmanuel Cleaver (MO-5 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    84. MT: Steve Daines (MT Senatorial: Republican Senate challenger): A likely YES vote
    85. MT: Sam Rankin (MT Senatorial: Reform Senate Challenger): A likely YES vote
    86. MT: Jon Tester (MT Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator): A likely YES vote
    87. Maine: Shenna Bellows (Maine Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely YES vote
    88. NC: Sean Haugh (NC Senatorial: Libertarian Senate challenger): A likely YES vote
    89. ND: Kevin Cramer (ND-0 House: Republican): A likely YES vote
    90. NH: Annie Kuster (NH-2 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    91. NH: Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    92. NJ: Cory Booker (NJ Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely YES vote
    93. NJ: Rush Holt (NJ Senatorial: Democratic challenger; U.S. Rep.): A solid YES vote
    94. NJ: Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    95. NJ: Albio Sires (NJ-8 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    96. NM: Tom Udall (NM Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative): A likely YES vote
    97. NV: Steven Horsford (NV-4 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    98. NV: Harry Reid (NV Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A likely YES vote
    99. NY: Joseph Crowley (NY-14 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    100. NY: Eliot Engel (NY-16 House: Democrat/Liberal): A likely YES vote
    101. NY: Carolyn Maloney (NY-12 House: Democrat/Liberal): A likely YES vote
    102. NY: Gregory Meeks (NY-5 House: Dem./Working-Families): A solid YES vote
    103. NY: Jerrold Nadler (NY-10 House: Dem./Lib./Working-Families): An absolute YES vote
    104. NY: Charles Rangel (NY-13 House: Dem./Lib./Working-Families): A likely YES vote
    105. NY: Jose Serrano (NY-15 House: Democrat/Liberal): A likely YES vote
    106. NY: Nydia Velazquez (NY-7 House: Democrat/Working-Families): A solid YES vote
    107. OH: Sherrod Brown (OH Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): An absolute YES vote
    108. OH: Marcy Kaptur (OH-9 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    109. OH: Tim Ryan (OH-13 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    110. OK: Tom Coburn (OK Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative): A solid YES vote
    111. OR: Earl Blumenauer (OR-3 House: Democrat): A solid YES vote
    112. OR: Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    113. OR: Peter Defazio (OR-4 House: Democrat): A solid YES vote
    114. OR: Jeff Merkley (OR Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator): A likely YES vote
    115. OR: Ron Wyden (OR Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A solid YES vote
    116. PA: Robert Brady (PA-1 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    117. PA: Matt Cartwright (PA-17 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    118. PA: Bob Casey (PA Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer): A likely YES vote
    119. PA: Chaka Fattah (PA-2 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    120. PA: Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (PA-13 House: Democratic Challenger): A likely YES vote
    121. RI: Jack Reed (RI Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A likely YES vote
    122. RI: Sheldon Whitehouse (RI Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general): A likely YES vote
    123. SC: Brad Hutto (SC Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely YES vote
    124. TN: Steve Cohen (TN-9 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    125. TX: Lloyd Doggett (TX-35 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    126. TX: Al Green (TX-9 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    127. TX: Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    128. TX: Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    129. TX: Beto O`Rourke (TX-16 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    130. TX: Emily Sanchez (TX Senatorial: Green Party Senate challenger): A likely YES vote
    131. UT: Mia Love (UT-4 House: Republican nominee): A likely YES vote
    132. VA: Bobby Scott (VA-3 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    133. VA: Mark Warner (VA Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator; previously Governor): A likely YES vote
    134. VT: Patrick Leahy (VT Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A solid YES vote
    135. VT: Bernie Sanders (VT Senatorial: Independent Jr Senator, previously Representative): A solid YES vote
    136. VT: Peter Welch (VT-At-Large House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    137. WA: Maria Cantwell (WA Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator): A likely YES vote
    138. WA: Jim McDermott (WA-7 House: Democrat): An absolute YES vote
    139. WA: Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (WA-5 House: Republican): A likely YES vote
    140. WI: Tammy Baldwin (WI Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A solid YES vote
    141. WI: Gwen Moore (WI-4 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    142. WI: Mark Pocan (WI-2 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    143. WV: John Buckley (WV Senatorial: Libertarian Senate challenger): A likely YES vote
    144. WV: Nick Rahall (WV-3 House: Democrat): A likely YES vote
    145. WY: Charlie Hardy (WY Senatorial: Democratic Senate Challenger): A likely YES vote

      CON: (Opponents of Cutting the US Military Budget)

    1. AK: Mark Begich (AK Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    2. AK: Lisa Murkowski (AK Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): A solid NO vote
    3. AK: Dan Sullivan (AK Senatorial: Republican challenger): A likely NO vote
    4. AK: Don Young (AK-AL House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    5. AL: Robert Aderholt (AL-4 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    6. AL: Bobby Bright (AL-2 House: Democratic Challenger): A likely NO vote
    7. AL: Mo Brooks (AL-5 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    8. AL: Bradley Byrne (AL-1 House: Republican Nominee): A likely NO vote
    9. AL: Gary Palmer (AL-6 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    10. AL: Martha Roby (AL-2 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    11. AL: Michael Rogers (AL-3 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    12. AL: Jeff Sessions (AL Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    13. AL: Richard Shelby (AL Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    14. AR: John Boozman (AR Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    15. AR: Tom Cotton (AR Senatorial: Republican Senate challenger): A likely NO vote
    16. AR: Steve Womack (AR-3 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    17. AZ: Ron Barber (AZ-2 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    18. AZ: Trent Franks (AZ-8 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    19. AZ: Paul Gosar (AZ-4 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    20. AZ: John McCain (AZ Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): A likely NO vote
    21. AZ: Matt Salmon (AZ-5 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    22. AZ: David Schweikert (AZ-6 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    23. CA: Julia Brownley (CA-26 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    24. CA: Ken Calvert (CA-42 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    25. CA: Paul Cook (CA-8 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    26. CA: Jeff Denham (CA-10 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    27. CA: Duncan Hunter Jr. (CA-50 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    28. CA: Darrell Issa (CA-49 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    29. CA: Doug LaMalfa (CA-1 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    30. CA: Ted Lieu (CA-33 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    31. CA: Tom McClintock (CA-4 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    32. CA: Gloria Negrete McLeod (CA-35 House: Democrat (County run 2014)): A likely NO vote
    33. CA: Devin Nunes (CA-22 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    34. CA: Doug Ose (CA-3 House: Republican challenger): A solid NO vote
    35. CA: Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    36. CA: Ed Royce (CA-39 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    37. CA: Raul Ruiz (CA-36 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    38. CA: Loretta Sanchez (CA-46 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    39. CA: Adam Schiff (CA-28 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    40. CA: Brad Sherman (CA-30 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    41. CA: Eric Swalwell (CA-15 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    42. CA: Mark Takano (CA-41 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    43. CA: Mimi Walters (CA-45 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    44. CO: Michael Bennet (CO Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    45. CO: Ken Buck (CO Senatorial: Republican Challenger (withdrawn)): A likely NO vote
    46. CO: Mike Coffman (CO-6 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    47. CO: Cory Gardner (CO Senatorial: Republican Senate challenger): A likely NO vote
    48. CO: Owen Hill (CO Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    49. CO: Doug Lamborn (CO-5 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    50. CO: Scott Tipton (CO-3 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    51. CO: Mark Udall (CO Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative): A likely NO vote
    52. CT: Richard Blumenthal (CT Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A likely NO vote
    53. DE: John Carney (DE-AL House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    54. DE: Christine O`Donnell (DE Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    55. DE: Kevin Wade (DE Senatorial: Republican Senate challenger): A likely NO vote
    56. FL: Gus Bilirakis (FL-12 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    57. FL: Vern Buchanan (FL-16 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    58. FL: Ander Crenshaw (FL-4 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    59. FL: Ron DeSantis (FL-6 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    60. FL: Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    61. FL: Lois Frankel (FL-22 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    62. FL: David Jolly (FL-13 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    63. FL: John Mica (FL-7 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    64. FL: Jeff Miller (FL-1 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    65. FL: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    66. FL: Dennis Ross (FL-15 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    67. FL: Marco Rubio (FL Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    68. FL: Steve Southerland (FL-2 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    69. FL: Ted Yoho (FL-3 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    70. GA: Bob Barr (GA-11 House: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    71. GA: Sanford Bishop (GA-2 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    72. GA: Paul Broun (GA Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    73. GA: Buddy Carter (GA-1 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    74. GA: Doug Collins (GA-9 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    75. GA: Phil Gingrey (GA Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A solid NO vote
    76. GA: Tom Graves (GA-14 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    77. GA: Jody Hice (GA-10 House: Republican Nominee): A likely NO vote
    78. GA: Johnny Isakson (GA Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative): An absolute NO vote
    79. GA: Jack Kingston (GA Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A solid NO vote
    80. GA: Barry Loudermilk (GA-11 House: Republican Nominee): A likely NO vote
    81. GA: Michelle Nunn (GA Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely NO vote
    82. GA: David Perdue (GA Senatorial: Republican challenger): A likely NO vote
    83. GA: Tom Price (GA-6 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    84. GA: David Scott (GA-13 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    85. GA: Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    86. HI: Cam Cavasso (HI Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    87. HI: Charles Djou (HI-1 House: Republican Governor challenger): A likely NO vote
    88. HI: Eddie Pirkowski (HI Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    89. IA: Bruce Braley (IA Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely NO vote
    90. IA: Sam Clovis (IA Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    91. IA: Joni Ernst (IA Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    92. IA: Chuck Grassley (IA Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    93. IA: Steve King (IA-4 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    94. ID: Michael Crapo (ID Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): A solid NO vote
    95. ID: Nels Mitchell (ID Senatorial: Democratic Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    96. ID: Jim Risch (ID Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor): A likely NO vote
    97. ID: Mike Simpson (ID-2 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    98. IL: Randy Hultgren (IL-14 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    99. IL: Adam Kinzinger (IL-16 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    100. IL: Mark Kirk (IL Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    101. IL: John Shimkus (IL-15 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    102. IL: Doug Truax (IL Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger (lost primary)): A likely NO vote
    103. IN: Susan Brooks (IN-5 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    104. IN: Daniel Coats (IN Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    105. IN: Joe Donnelly (IN Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely NO vote
    106. IN: Luke Messer (IN-6 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    107. IN: Marlin Stutzman (IN-3 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    108. IN: Peter Visclosky (IN-1 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    109. IN: Jackie Walorski (IN-2 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    110. IN: Todd Young (IN-9 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    111. KS: Tim Huelskamp (KS-1 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    112. KS: Lynn Jenkins (KS-2 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    113. KS: Jerry Moran (KS Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): A solid NO vote
    114. KS: Greg Orman (KS Senatorial: Independent Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    115. KS: Mike Pompeo (KS-4 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    116. KS: Pat Roberts (KS Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    117. KS: Chad Taylor (KS Senatorial: Democrat Challenger): A likely NO vote
    118. KS: Todd Tiahrt (KS Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): An absolute NO vote
    119. KS: Milton Wolf (KS Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    120. KY: Andy Barr (KY-6 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    121. KY: Matt Bevin (KY Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    122. KY: Alison Grimes (KY Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely NO vote
    123. KY: Brett Guthrie (KY-2 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    124. KY: Thomas Massie (KY-4 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    125. KY: Mitch McConnell (KY Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    126. KY: Hal Rogers (KY-5 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    127. KY: Ed Whitfield (KY-1 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    128. LA: Charles Boustany (LA-3 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    129. LA: John Fleming (LA-4 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    130. LA: Rob Maness (LA Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    131. LA: Steve Scalise (LA-1 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    132. LA: David Vitter (LA Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative): A solid NO vote
    133. MA: Gabriel Gomez (MA Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    134. MA: Brian Herr (MA Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    135. MA: Seth Moulton (MA-6 House: Democratic Nominee): A likely NO vote
    136. MA: Richard Tisei (MA-6 House: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    137. MD: Benjamin Cardin (MD Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator, previously Representative): A solid NO vote
    138. MD: Andy Harris (MD-1 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    139. MD: Steny Hoyer (MD-5 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    140. MD: Barbara Mikulski (MD Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A likely NO vote
    141. MD: Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    142. MD: Chris Van Hollen (MD-8 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    143. ME: Susan Collins (ME Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    144. ME: Scott D`Amboise (ME Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    145. MI: Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    146. MI: Dave Curson (MI-11 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    147. MI: Debbie Dingell (MI-12 House: Democratic nominee): A likely NO vote
    148. MI: Bill Huizenga (MI-2 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    149. MI: Peter Konetchy (MI-4 House: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    150. MI: Terri Lynn Land (MI Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    151. MI: Candice Miller (MI-10 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    152. MI: John Moolenaar (MI-4 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    153. MI: Mike Rogers (MI-8 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    154. MI: Fred Upton (MI-6 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    155. MI: Tim Walberg (MI-7 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    156. MI: Matt Wiedenhoeft (MI Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger (withdrawn)): A likely NO vote
    157. MN: Jim Abeler (MN Senatorial: Republican challenger): A likely NO vote
    158. MN: John Kline (MN-2 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    159. MN: Collin Peterson (MN-7 House: Democrat/Farmer/Labor): A solid NO vote
    160. MO: Roy Blunt (MO Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    161. MO: Samuel Graves (MO-6 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    162. MO: Vicky Hartzler (MO-4 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    163. MO: Billy Long (MO-7 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    164. MO: Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    165. MO: Claire McCaskill (MO Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor): A likely NO vote
    166. MO: Ann Wagner (MO-2 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    167. MS: Thad Cochran (MS Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    168. MS: Gregg Harper (MS-3 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    169. MS: Chris McDaniel (MS Senatorial: Republican challenger): A likely NO vote
    170. MS: Alan Nunnelee (MS-1 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    171. MS: Gene Taylor (MS-4 House: Democratic Challenger): A likely NO vote
    172. MS: Bennie Thompson (MS-2 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    173. MS: Roger Wicker (MS Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative): An absolute NO vote
    174. MT: Champ Edmunds (MT Senatorial: Democrat Challenger): A likely NO vote
    175. MT: Dennis Rehberg (MT-AL House: Republican (Senate run 2014)): A likely NO vote
    176. MT: Corey Stapleton (MT Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    177. NC: Richard Burr (NC Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative): An absolute NO vote
    178. NC: G.K. Butterfield (NC-1 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    179. NC: Renee Ellmers (NC-2 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    180. NC: Virginia Foxx (NC-5 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    181. NC: Kay Hagan (NC Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    182. NC: George Holding (NC-13 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    183. NC: Richard Hudson (NC-8 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    184. NC: Walter Beaman Jones (NC-3 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    185. NC: Patrick McHenry (NC-10 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    186. NC: Mark Meadows (NC-11 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    187. NC: Robert Pittenger (NC-9 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    188. NC: David Eugene Price (NC-4 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    189. NC: David Rouzer (NC-7 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    190. NC: Thom Tillis (NC Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    191. NC: Mark Walker (NC-6 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    192. NE: Dave Domina (NE Senatorial: Democratic Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    193. NE: Deb Fischer (NE Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    194. NE: Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    195. NE: Shane Osborn (NE Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    196. NE: Lee Terry (NE-2 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    197. NH: Kelly Ayotte (NH Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    198. NH: Scott Brown (NH Senatorial: Previsouly MA Republican Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    199. NH: Andy Martin (NH Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    200. NH: Karen Testerman (NH Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    201. NJ: Jeff Bell (NJ Senatorial: Republican Senate challenger): A likely NO vote
    202. NJ: Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    203. NJ: Scott Garrett (NJ-5 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    204. NJ: Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    205. NJ: Robert Menendez (NJ Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative): A likely NO vote
    206. NJ: Christopher Smith (NJ-4 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    207. NM: David Clements (NM Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    208. NM: Steve Pearce (NM-2 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    209. NM: Allen Weh (NM Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    210. NV: Mark Amodei (NV-2 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    211. NY: Timothy Bishop (NY-1 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    212. NY: Yvette Clarke (NY-9 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    213. NY: Vito Fossella (NY-11 House: Rep./Cons. challenger): An absolute NO vote
    214. NY: Kirsten Gillibrand (NY Senatorial: Democratic Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    215. NY: Richard Hanna (NY-22 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    216. NY: Nan Hayworth (NY-18 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    217. NY: Peter King (NY-2 House: Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life): An absolute NO vote
    218. NY: Nita Lowey (NY-17 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    219. NY: Sean Maloney (NY-18 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    220. NY: Tom Reed (NY-23 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    221. NY: Kathleen Rice (NY-4 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    222. NY: Charles Schumer (NY Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A likely NO vote
    223. Nebraska: Ben Sasse (Nebraska Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    224. OH: John Boehner (OH-8 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    225. OH: Steve Chabot (OH-1 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    226. OH: Bob Gibbs (OH-7 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    227. OH: Bill Johnson (OH-6 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    228. OH: Rob Portman (OH Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    229. OH: Steve Stivers (OH-15 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    230. OH: Pat Tiberi (OH-12 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    231. OH: Mike Turner (OH-10 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    232. OH: Brad Wenstrup (OH-2 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    233. OK: Dan Boren (OK-2 House: Democratic Governor Challenger): A likely NO vote
    234. OK: Jim Bridenstine (OK-1 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    235. OK: Tom Cole (OK-4 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    236. OK: James Inhofe (OK Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    237. OK: James Lankford (OK Senatorial: Republican Senate challenger): A likely NO vote
    238. OK: Frank Dean Lucas (OK-3 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    239. OK: Steve Russell (OK-5 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    240. OK: Matt Silverstein (OK Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    241. OR: Jason Conger (OR Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    242. OR: Greg Walden (OR-2 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    243. OR: Monica Wehby (OR Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    244. PA: Lou Barletta (PA-11 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    245. PA: Charles Dent (PA-15 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    246. PA: Mike Doyle (PA-14 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    247. PA: Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    248. PA: Mike Kelly (PA-3 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    249. PA: Tom Marino (PA-10 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    250. PA: Tim Murphy (PA-18 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    251. PA: Scott Perry (PA-4 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    252. PA: Joseph Pitts (PA-16 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    253. PA: Keith Rothfus (PA-12 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    254. PA: Bill Shuster (PA-9 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    255. PA: Glenn Thompson (PA-5 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    256. PA: Pat Toomey (PA Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): A solid NO vote
    257. RI: James Langevin (RI-2 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    258. SC: Lee Bright (SC Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    259. SC: James Clyburn (SC-6 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    260. SC: Joyce Dickerson (SC Senatorial: Democratic Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    261. SC: Jeff Duncan (SC-3 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    262. SC: Trey Gowdy (SC-4 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    263. SC: Lindsey Graham (SC Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    264. SC: Nancy Mace (SC Senatorial: Republican Senate challenger): A likely NO vote
    265. SC: Mick Mulvaney (SC-5 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    266. SC: Tom Rice (SC-7 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    267. SC: Mark Sanford (SC-1 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    268. SC: Tim Scott (SC Senatorial: Republican Senator-Appointee): A likely NO vote
    269. SC: Jay Stamper (SC Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    270. SC: Joe Wilson (SC-2 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    271. SD: Gordon Howie (SD Senatorial: Independent Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    272. SD: Larry Pressler (SD Senatorial: Independent Challenger): A likely NO vote
    273. SD: Mike Rounds (SD Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    274. SD: John Thune (SD Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative): A likely NO vote
    275. SD: Rick Weiland (SD Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely NO vote
    276. TN: Terry Adams (TN Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely NO vote
    277. TN: Lamar Alexander (TN Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): A solid NO vote
    278. TN: Gordon Ball (TN Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A likely NO vote
    279. TN: Marsha Blackburn (TN-7 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    280. TN: Diane Black (TN-6 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    281. TN: Joe Carr (TN Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    282. TN: Jim Cooper (TN-5 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    283. TN: Bob Corker (TN Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    284. TN: Jimmy Duncan (TN-2 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    285. TN: Stephen Fincher (TN-8 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    286. TX: Brian Babin (TX-36 House: Republican Nominee): A likely NO vote
    287. TX: Joe Linus Barton (TX-6 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    288. TX: Kevin Brady (TX-8 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    289. TX: Michael Burgess (TX-26 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    290. TX: Quico Canseco (TX-23 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    291. TX: John Carter (TX-31 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    292. TX: Mike Conaway (TX-11 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    293. TX: John Cornyn (TX Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): A solid NO vote
    294. TX: Ted Cruz (TX Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    295. TX: Henry Cuellar (TX-28 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    296. TX: John Culberson (TX-7 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    297. TX: Bill Flores (TX-17 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    298. TX: Pete Gallego (TX-23 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    299. TX: Louie Gohmert (TX-1 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    300. TX: Kay Granger (TX-12 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    301. TX: Gene Green (TX-29 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    302. TX: Ralph Moody Hall (TX-4 House: Democrat until 2004; now GOP): An absolute NO vote
    303. TX: Jeb Hensarling (TX-5 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    304. TX: Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    305. TX: Sam Johnson (TX-3 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    306. TX: Scott Keller (TX-8 House: Independent Challenger): A likely NO vote
    307. TX: Kenny Marchant (TX-24 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    308. TX: Michael McCaul (TX-10 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    309. TX: Randy Neugebauer (TX-19 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    310. TX: Pete Olson (TX-22 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    311. TX: Ted Poe (TX-2 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    312. TX: John Ratcliffe (TX-4 House: Republican nominee): A likely NO vote
    313. TX: Jon Roland (TX Senatorial: Libertarian Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    314. TX: Pete Sessions (TX-32 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    315. TX: Lamar Smith (TX-21 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    316. TX: Steve Stockman (TX Senatorial: Republican challenger (Lost primary)): A likely NO vote
    317. TX: Mac Thornberry (TX-13 House: Republican): An absolute NO vote
    318. TX: Roger Williams (TX-25 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    319. UT: Rob Bishop (UT-1 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    320. UT: Jason Chaffetz (UT-3 House: Republican (Senate run 2012)): A likely NO vote
    321. UT: Orrin Hatch (UT Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    322. UT: Mike Lee (UT Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    323. VA: Dave Brat (VA-7 House: Republican Nominee): A likely NO vote
    324. VA: Eric Cantor (VA-7 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    325. VA: Gerry Connolly (VA-11 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    326. VA: Randy Forbes (VA-4 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    327. VA: Ed Gillespie (VA Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    328. VA: Bob Goodlatte (VA-6 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    329. VA: Morgan Griffith (VA-9 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    330. VA: Robert Hurt (VA-5 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    331. VA: Tim Kaine (VA Senatorial: Democratic Challenger): A solid NO vote
    332. VA: Robert Wittman (VA-1 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    333. WA: Jaime Herrera (WA-3 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    334. WA: Derek Kilmer (WA-6 House: Democrat): A likely NO vote
    335. WA: Patty Murray (WA Senatorial: Democratic Sr Senator): A likely NO vote
    336. WA: David Adam Smith (WA-9 House: Democrat): A solid NO vote
    337. WI: Sean Duffy (WI-7 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    338. WI: Tom Petri (WI-6 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    339. WI: Paul Ryan (WI-1 House: Republican; ran for V.P.): An absolute NO vote
    340. WI: James Sensenbrenner (WI-5 House: Republican): A solid NO vote
    341. WV: Shelley Moore Capito (WV Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    342. WV: Zane Lawhorn (WV Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    343. WV: Joe Manchin III (WV Senatorial: Democratic Senator): A likely NO vote
    344. WV: Pat McGeehan (WV Senatorial: Republican Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    345. WV: David McKinley (WV-1 House: Republican): A likely NO vote
    346. WV: Natalie Tennant (WV Senatorial: Democratic Senate Challenger): A likely NO vote
    347. WY: John Barrasso (WY Senatorial: Republican Jr Senator): A likely NO vote
    348. WY: Liz Cheney (WY Senatorial: Republican Challenger): A likely NO vote
    349. WY: Michael Enzi (WY Senatorial: Republican Sr Senator): An absolute NO vote
    350. WY: Cynthia Lummis (WY-AL House: Republican): A likely NO vote

      How to interpret this page

    • The list above includes candidates for Senate and House seats in 2014.
    • All of the above ratings are based on multiple sources of information.
    • The sources of information include legislative votes; bill sponsorships; group ratings; campaign websites; campaign debates; and biographical books.
    • Each information source is rated as supporting the topic, or opposing the topic.
    • The number of opposing sources is subtracted from the number of supporting sources; if the net sum is positive, the candidate counts as "Pro"; if negative, the candidate counts as "Con."
    • Click on the candidate's name to see the list of information sources, and whether we rate is as supporting or opposing.
    • Click on the date of each information source to see a full excerpt and context.

      Key for Pro votes:
    • An aboslute YES vote: 5 or more net supporting information sources, indicating consistent and long-standing support
    • A solid YES vote: 3 or 4 net supporting information sources, indicating substantive support
    • A likely YES vote: 1 or 2 net supporting information sources, indicating some support but not enough for certitude.
    • If a candidate has a net zero supporting information sources (or no information sources), that candidate is not listed above at all.

      Key for Con votes:
    • An absolute NO vote: 5 or more net opposinginformation sources, indicating consistent and long-standing opposition
    • A solid NO vote: 3 or 4 net opposing information sources, indicating substantive opposition
    • A likely NO vote: 1 or 2 net opposing information sources, indicating some opposition but not enough for certitude.


    • The above list is not fully inclusive; many House challengers are not included, but all House incumbents are eligibla.
    • All major-party Senate candidates (and incumbents) are eligible; and most Senate challengers are, too.
    • Some of the candidates listed above lost in the primary, but are still listed.


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