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Mike Bost on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortions should be illegal except for rape & incest: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public funding of abortions: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification: Opposes topic 1
Supports barring stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Apply affirmative action to all state hiring & colleges: Strongly Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports barring same sex marriage(Christian Coalition rating): Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes homosexual civil rights: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports barring IRS free speech rules: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Increase insured without ObamaCare's government bureaucracy: Opposes topic 5
Guaranteed medical care is not a government responsibility: Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Christian Coalition: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes efforts to privatize, or increase the payroll tax: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports charters, corporate investment, and merit pay: Favors topic 7
Supports education vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports Common Core, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 7
Supports Common Core, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports recycling but also cost/benefit analysis: Opposes topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty & more prisons: 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)
Right to bear arms must be preserved and defended: Strongly Favors topic 10
More enforcement on laws on purchase and possession of guns: Opposes topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Overhaul tax code to be less complicated: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Flat tax structure for state income taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing federal income taxes: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Any defense budget cuts directly impact strength of military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
No political contributions from the gambling industry: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Focus on exploration, to become energy independent: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop and use of alternative fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strengthen drug-related penalties, but consider alternatives: Favors topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Focus on "what to cut" instead of "how much to spend": Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 20

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Chris Kennedy
Daniel Biss
J.B. Pritzker
Jeanne Ives
Pat Quinn
IL Senatorial:
Andrea Zopp
Doug Truax
Jim Oberweis
Mark Kirk
Napoleon Harris
Sharon Hansen
Tammy Duckworth

Special elections in 2017-18:
AZ-8:Franks(R, resigned in sex scandal)
AZ-8:Lesko(R, elected April 24, 2018)
CA-34:Becerra(D; appointed CA Atty General)
CA-34:Gomez(D; elected June 6, 2017)
CA-34:Ahn(D; lost primary)
GA-6:Price(R; appointed HHS Secretary)
GA-6:Handel(R; elected June 20)
GA-6:Ossoff(D; lost election June 20, 2017)
KS-4:Pompeo(R; appointed CIA Director)
KS-4:Estes(R; elected April 11)
MT-0:Zinke(R; appointed DOI Secretary)
MT-0:Gianforte(R; elected May 25)
OH-12:Tiberi(R, resigned to become a lobbyist)
OH-12:Balderson(R, elected Aug. 24, 2018)
PA-18:Murphy(R, resigned in sex scandal)
PA-18:Lamb(D; elected April 2018)
SC-5:Mulvaney(R; appointed OMB Director)
SC-5:Norman(R; elected June 20)
TX-27:Farenthold(R, resigned in sex scandal)
TX-27:Cloud(R, elected June 30, 2018)
UT-3:Chaffetz(R, resigned for unexplained reasons)
UT-3:Curtis(R, elected Nov. 7, 2017)
Retirements as of January 2019 (Republicans):
AZ-2:Martha McSally
CA-49:Darrell Issa
FL-6:Ron DeSantis
FL-15:Dennis Ross
FL-17:Tom Rooney
FL-27:Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
ID-1:Raul Labrador
IN-4:Todd Rokita
IN-6:Luke Messer
KS-2:Lynn Jenkins
MI-11:Dave Trott
MS-3:Gregg Harper
NH-1:Carol Shea-Porter
NJ-2:Frank LoBiondo
NJ-11:Rodney Frelinghuysen
NM-2:Steve Pearce
NY-27:Chris Collins
NC-9:Robert Pittenger
ND-0:Kevin Cramer
OH-16:Jim Renacci
OK-1:Jim Bridenstine
PA-6:Ryan Costello
PA-7:Pat Meehan
PA-9:Bill Shuster
PA-11:Lou Barletta
PA-15:Charlie Dent
PA-18:Tim Murphy
SC-1:Mark Sanford
SC-4:Trey Gowdy
SC-5:Mick Mulvaney
SD-0:Kristi Noem
TN-2:Jimmy Duncan
TN-6:Diane Black
TN-7:Marsha Blackburn
TX-2:Ted PoeTX02'>2
TX-3:Sam Johnson
TX-5:Jeb Hensarling
TX-6:Joe Barton
TX-21:Lamar Smith
TX-27:Blake Farenthold
UT-3:Jason Chaffetz
VA-5:Tom Garrett
VA-6:Bob Goodlatte
WA-8:Dave Reichert
WV-3:Evan Jenkins
WI-1:Paul Ryan
Retirements as of January 2019 (Democrats):
AZ-9:Kyrsten Sinema
CO-2:Jared Polis
CT-5:Elizabeth Esty
HI-1:Colleen Hanabusa
IL-4:Luis Gutierrez
MD-6:John Delaney
MA-3:Niki Tsongas
MI-9:Sander Levin
MN-1:Tim Walz
MN-5:Keith Ellison
MN-8:Rick Nolan
NV-3:Jacky Rosen
NV-4:Ruben Kihuen
NM-1:Michelle Lujan-Grisham
PA-1:Bob Brady
TX-16:Beto O'Rourke
TX-29:Gene Green

Challengers for November 2018 (Democrats):
DE-0:Rochester(D)
KY-6:McGrath(D)
MA-7:Pressley(D)
MI-13:Brenda Jones
MI-13:Rashida Tlaib

Challengers for November 2018 (Republicans):
CA-49:Rocky Chavez
HI-1:Cam Cavasso
ID-1:Russ Fulcher
NV-3:Danny Tarkanian
OH-12:Troy Balderson
PA-14:Rick Saccone
PA-16:Lloyd Smucker
PA-18:Rick Saccone
SC-4:Lee Bright
SC-5:Pope(R)
TX-27:Michael Cloud
UT-3:John Curtis
WA-8:Dino Rossi
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

Vacancies for November 2018 election:
MI-13:Conyers(D, resigned in sex scandal)
NY-25:Slaughter(D, deceased March 2018)
OK-1:Bridenstine(R; resigned to head NASA)
PA-7:Meehan(R, resigned in sex scandal)
PA-15:Dent(R; resigned May 2018)


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