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Brendan Boyle on VoteMatch

 

 



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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, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly 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
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposed DADT and DOMA; now supports ENDA: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes 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, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly 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, rated by Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating: 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
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+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
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: 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, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Billionaires should pay higher tax rates than workers: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
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)
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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
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Rated Respect sequestration on defense budget without gimmicks: Favors topic 17
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: Favors topic 18
Opposes Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes Keystone XL, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: 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, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 20
Supports stimulus spending, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 20

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Freshman class of 2019:
"Freshman class" means "not in Congress in January 2017", with exceptions:
* Special election, so sworn in prior to Jan. 2019
** Served in Congress in a previous term
*** Lost recount or general election
Freshman class of January 2019 (Republicans):
AZ-8*:Lesko
CA-39***:Kim
FL-6:Waltz ; FL-15:Spano ; FL-17:Steube
GA-7:Woodall
ID-1**:Fulcher
IN-4:Baird
IN-6:Pence
KS-2:Watkins
MN-1:Hagedorn ; MN-8:Stauber
MS-3:Guest
MT-0*:Gianforte
NC-9***:Harris
ND-a:Armstrong
NM-2***:Herrell
OH-6:Gonzalez ; OH-12*:Balderson
OK-1:Hern
PA-9:Meuser ; PA-11**:Smucker ; PA-13:Joyce ; PA-14:Reschenthaler
SC-4:Timmons
SD-0:Johnson
TN-2:Burchett ; TN-6:Rose ; TN-7:Green
TX-2:Crenshaw ; TX-3:Taylor ; TX-5:Gooden ; TX-6:Wright ; TX-21:Roy ; TX-27*:Cloud
VA-5:Riggleman ; VA-6:Cline
WI-1:Steil
WV-3:Miller
Freshman class of January 2019 (Democrats):
AZ-2**:Kirkpatrick ; AZ-9:Stanton
CA-49:Levin ; CA-10:Harder ; CA-21:Cox ; CA-25:Hill ; CA-39:Cisneros ; CA-45:Porter ; CA-48:Rouda
CO-2:Neguse ; CO-6:Crow
CT-5:Hayes
FL-26:Mucarsel-Powell ; FL-27:Shalala
GA-6:McBath
HI-1**:Case
IA-1:Finkenauer ; IA-3:Axne
IL-4:Garcia ; IL-6:Casten ; IL-14:Underwood
KS-3:Davids
KY-6***:McGrath
MA-3:Trahan ; MA-7:Pressley
MD-6:Trone
ME-2:Golden
MI-8:Slotkin ; MI-9:Levin ; MI-13:Tlaib ; MI-13*:Jones ; MI-11:Stevens
MN-2:Craig ; MN-3:Phillips ; MN-5:Omar
NC-9***:McCready
NH-1:Pappas
NJ-2:Van Drew ; NJ-3:Kim ; NJ-7:Malinowski ; NJ-11:Sherrill
NM-1:Haaland ; NM-2:Torres Small
NV-3:Lee ; NV-4**:Horsford
NY-14:Ocasio-Cortez ; NY-11:Rose ; NY-19:Delgado ; NY-22:Brindisi ; NY-25:Morelle
OK-5:Horn
PA-4:Dean ; PA-5:Scanlon ; PA-6:Houlahan ; PA-7:Wild ; PA-17*:Lamb
SC-1:Cunningham
TX-7:Fletcher ; TX-16:Escobar ; TX-29:Garcia ; TX-32:Allred
UT-4:McAdams
VA-2:Luria ; VA-7:Spanberger ; VA-10:Wexton
WA-8:Schrier
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Energy/Oil
Environment
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Foreign Policy
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Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
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