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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)
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OR: Wyden(D) vs.Callahan(R) vs.Stine(D)
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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)
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Brendan Boyle on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports emergency contraception and Roe v. Wade. (Oct 2014)
  • I evolved on abortion; ratchet down the heated rhetoric. (Oct 2014)
  • Supports abortion rights. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports abortion rights. (Sep 2014)
Brendan Boyle on Budget & Economy
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Brendan Boyle on Civil Rights
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  • Ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. (Oct 2014)
  • Opposed DADT and DOMA; now supports ENDA. (Oct 2014)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2014)
Brendan Boyle on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brendan Boyle on Crime
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  • Revitalize urban neighborhoods to keep them safe. (Oct 2014)
  • More prisons; less parole. (Nov 2004)
Brendan Boyle on Drugs
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  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Brendan Boyle on Education
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  • Invest in education; ensure public schools are best in world. (Oct 2014)
  • More funding for schools, teachers, and colleges. (Nov 2004)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Jul 2015)
Brendan Boyle on Energy & Oil
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  • Weaning ourselves off of foreign oil; promote alternatives. (Oct 2014)
  • Coal plants are vital to the Commonwealth. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes Keystone XL. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports regulating CO2. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes Keystone XL. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports regulating CO2. (Sep 2014)
Brendan Boyle on Environment
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  • Member of the "Green Dog" Caucus of environmentalists. (Oct 2014)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2014)
Brendan Boyle on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brendan Boyle on Foreign Policy
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  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Brendan Boyle on Free Trade
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  • Americans compete on an unfair playing field. (Oct 2014)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Brendan Boyle on Government Reform
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  • Opposes tinkering with photo ID voter requirements. (Jun 2011)
  • Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending. (Nov 2004)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Mar 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
Brendan Boyle on Gun Control
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  • Opposes restricting guns. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes restricting guns. (Sep 2014)
Brendan Boyle on Health Care
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  • Push to create a public option for insurance. (Oct 2014)
  • Opposes repealing Obamacare. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes repealing Obamacare. (Sep 2014)
Brendan Boyle on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brendan Boyle on Immigration
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Brendan Boyle on Jobs
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Brendan Boyle on Principles & Values
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  • Religious freedom means no religious registry. (May 2016)
Brendan Boyle on Social Security
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  • Repay the Trust Fund in full. (Oct 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2014)
Brendan Boyle on Tax Reform
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  • Billionaires should pay higher tax rates than workers. (Oct 2014)
  • Supports tax increases. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports tax increases. (Sep 2014)
Brendan Boyle on Technology
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Brendan Boyle on War & Peace
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Brendan Boyle 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)
Supports emergency contraception and Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
I evolved on abortion; ratchet down the heated rhetoric: Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights: Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ensure 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)
Opposed DADT and DOMA; now supports ENDA: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Push to create a public option for insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Repay the Trust Fund in full: Favors topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in education; ensure public schools are best in world: Strongly Opposes topic 7
More funding for schools, teachers, and colleges: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Member of the "Green Dog" Caucus of environmentalists: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Revitalize urban neighborhoods to keep them safe: Opposes topic 9
More prisons; less parole: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes restricting guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Billionaires should pay higher tax rates than workers: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases: 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)
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Americans compete on an unfair playing field: Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
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)
Opposes tinkering with photo ID voter requirements: Favors topic 16
Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending: Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
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)
Weaning ourselves off of foreign oil; promote alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Coal plants are vital to the Commonwealth: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes Keystone XL: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes Keystone XL: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2: Strongly Favors 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
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports stimulus spending: Favors topic 20
Supports stimulus spending: Favors topic 20

Brendan Boyle is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive.
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