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Heidi Heitkamp on SenateMatch

 

  
 



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
AdWatch: Featured in DSCC ad: "Elect more women to Senate": Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Gay marriage is a state issue: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Changes are needed to ObamaCare, but not repeal: Strongly Favors topic 5
Extremely supportive of Critical Access Hospitals: Favors topic 5
2010: enthusiastic support for ObamaCare; less so now: Favors topic 5
Spearheaded lawsuit against big tobacco: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Balance budget with limited effect on Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Balance budget but not at expense of Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No on Measure 2: Don't centralizes control over education: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Give civil authorities power to put away sexual predators: Favors topic 9
Rated 91% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We need to have a discussion on specific tax breaks: Favors topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Opposes topic 15
Heroes Health Card and tax credit for hiring vets: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan: Favors topic 17
Withdraw U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Permit Keystone pipeline; "drill, baby, drill": Strongly Opposes topic 18
Use all our rich energy resources wisely: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Director of Dakota Gas since 2001: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Battled drug dealers as Attorney General: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Quit playing blame game & pass Balanced Budget Amendment: Opposes topic 20
Balance the budget by cutting government spending: Opposes topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20

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Retiring in 2016 election:
CA:Boxer(D)
FL:Rubio(R)
IN:Coats(R)
MD:Mikulski(D)
NV:Reid(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2015:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)
Senate races Nov. 2016:
AK: Murkowski(R) vs.Begich(D)
AL: Shelby(R) vs.Crumpton(D)
AR: Boozman(R) vs.Eldridge(D) vs.Beebe(D)
AZ: McCain(R) vs.Ward(R) vs.Kirkpatrick(D) vs.Mealer(I)
CA: Sanchez(D) vs.Harris(D) vs.Chavez(R) vs.Del Beccaro(R) vs.Sundheim(R)
CO: Bennet(D) vs.Glenn(R) vs.Neville(R)
CT: Blumenthal(D) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Jolly(R) vs.DeSantis(R) vs.Cantera(R) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Grayson(D) vs.Keith(D)
GA: Isakson(R) vs.Nunn(D) vs.Barrow(D) vs.Grayson(R) vs.Buckley(L)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Hanabusa(D)
IA: Grassley(R) vs.Fiegen(D) vs.Hogg(D) vs.Krause(D) vs.Culver(D)
ID: Crapo(R) vs.LaRocco(D) vs.Minnick(D)
IL: Kirk(R) vs.Harris(D) vs.Zopp(D) vs.Duckworth(D)
IN: Stutzman(R) vs.Hill(D) vs.Holcomb(R) vs.Bosma(R) vs.Young(R)
KS: Moran(R) vs.Orman(I) vs.Sebelius(D)
KY: Paul(R) vs.Conway(D) vs.Chandler(D)
LA: Fleming(R) vs.Boustany(R) vs.Maness(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Cao(D) vs.McAllister(R)
MD: Edwards(D) vs.Van Hollen(D) vs.Szeliga(R) vs.Douglas(R) vs.Steele(R)
MO: Blunt(R) vs.Kander(D)
NC: Burr(R) vs.Rey(D) vs.Ross(D) vs.Wright(R) vs.Hagan(D)
ND: Hoeven(R)
NH: Ayotte(R) vs.Shea-Porter(D)
NV: Cortez-Masto(D) vs.Heck(R) vs.Angle(R) vs.Beers(R)
NY: Schumer(D) vs.King(R) vs.Gibson(R)
OH: Portman(R) vs.Strickland(D) vs.Sittenfeld(D)
OK: Lankford(R) vs.Johnson(D)
OR: Wyden(D) vs.Callahan(R)
PA: Toomey(R) vs.Stern(R) vs.Sestak(D) vs.McGinty(D) vs.Fetterman(D)
SC: Scott(R) vs.Dickerson(D)
SD: Thune(R) vs.Herseth-Sandlin(D)
UT: Lee(R) vs.Swinton(D)
VT: Leahy(D)
WA: Murray(D) vs.Vance(R)
WI: Johnson(R) vs.Feingold(D) vs.Lorge(R)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Campaign Finance
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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Page last updated: Jan 11, 2016