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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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Josh Gottheimer on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Fight any attempt to get between a woman and her doctor. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports public funding for abortion services. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports pro-choice legislation. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Budget & Economy
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  • Invest in R&D and infrastructure, and shrink our debt. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports federal spending to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Civil Rights
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  • Treat everyone equally whatever their sexual orientation. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports sexual preference as a protected minority status. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Corporations
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Josh Gottheimer on Crime
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  • Prison reform for nonviolent offenders. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Drugs
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  • Opposes jail sentences for non-violent drug offenders. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Education
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  • Emphasize STEM skills to bridge huge skills gap. (Nov 2016)
  • Take steps to make college more affordable. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Energy & Oil
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  • Supports federally developing renewable energy. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Josh Gottheimer on Families & Children
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Josh Gottheimer on Foreign Policy
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  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Josh Gottheimer on Free Trade
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Josh Gottheimer on Government Reform
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  • Fight to defend the Voting Rights Act. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Gun Control
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  • Supports restrictions on right to bear arms. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Health Care
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  • Opposes repealing mandated health insurance. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Homeland Security
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Josh Gottheimer on Immigration
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Josh Gottheimer on Jobs
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  • Ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Principles & Values
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Josh Gottheimer on Social Security
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  • Oppose any attempt to privatize or cut benefits. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Tax Reform
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  • Comprehensive reform to lower rates & close loopholes. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Technology
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  • Each dollar of infrastructure spending benefits us by $2. (Nov 2016)
  • Invest in light rail & new tunnel via one-time corporate tax. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on War & Peace
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  • No room for compromise in the war on terror. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support. (Nov 2016)
Josh Gottheimer on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fight any attempt to get between a woman and her doctor: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public funding for abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports pro-choice legislation: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Treat everyone equally whatever their sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports sexual preference as a protected minority status: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly 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)
Opposes repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose any attempt to privatize or cut benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Emphasize STEM skills to bridge huge skills gap: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Prison reform for nonviolent offenders: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports restrictions on right to bear arms: Opposes topic 10
Supports gun-control legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Comprehensive reform to lower rates & close loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing income tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes 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)
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fight to defend the Voting Rights Act: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
No room for compromise in the war on terror: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports federally developing renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes jail sentences for non-violent drug offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Invest in R&D and infrastructure, and shrink our debt: Opposes topic 20
Supports federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Favors topic 20

Josh Gottheimer is a Moderate Liberal.
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