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AK:Begich(D)
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vs.Miller(R)
vs.Treadwell(R)
AL:Sessions(R)
(unopposed)
AR:Pryor(D)
vs.Cotton(R)
vs.Swaney(G)
vs.LaFrance(L)
CO:Udall(D)
vs.Gardner(R)
vs.Baumgardner(R)
vs.Buck(R)
vs.Stephens(R)
vs.Hill(R)
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vs.Wade(R)
GA:Nunn(D)
vs.Perdue(R)
vs.Swafford(L)
vs.Kingston(R)
vs.Handel(R)
HI:Schatz(D)
vs.Cavasso(R)
vs.Hanabusa(D)
vs.Pirkowski(R)
IA:Braley(D)
vs.Ernst(R)
vs.Butzier(L)
vs.Whitaker(R)
vs.Clovis(R)
ID:Risch(R)
vs.Mitchell(D)
IL:Durbin(D)
vs.Oberweis(R)
vs.Hansen(L)
vs.Truax(R)
KS:Roberts(R)
vs.Taylor(D)
vs.Orman(I)
vs.Batson(L)
vs.Wolf(R)
KY:McConnell(R)
vs.Grimes(D)
vs.Bevin(R)
LA:Landrieu(D)
vs.Cassidy(R)
vs.Maness(R)
MA:Markey(D)
vs.Herr(R)
vs.Skarin(I)
ME:Collins(R)
vs.D`Amboise(R)
vs.Bellows(D)
MI:Land(R)
vs.Peters(D)
vs.Wiedenhoeft(R)
MN:Franken(D)
vs.McFadden(R)
vs.Johnson(L)
vs.Abeler(R)
MS:Cochran(R)
vs.Childers(D)
vs.McDaniel(R)
MT:Walsh(D)
vs.Curtis(D)
vs.Daines(R)
vs.Rankin(I)
vs.Edmunds(R)
vs.Bohlinger(I)
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vs.Tillis(R)
vs.Haugh(L)
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vs.Domina(D)
vs.Osborn(R)
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vs.Brown(R)
vs.Martin(R)
vs.Rubens(R)
vs.Smith(R)
vs.Testerman(R)
NJ:Booker(D)
vs.Bell(R)
vs.Sabrin(R)
NM:Udall(D)
vs.Weh(R)
vs.Clements(R)
OK-2:Lankford(R)
vs.Johnson(D)
vs.Shannon(R)
OK-6:Inhofe(R)
vs.Silverstein(D)
OR:Merkley(D)
vs.Wehby(R)
vs.Conger(R)
RI:Reed(D)
vs.Zaccaria(R)
SC-2:Scott(R)
vs.Dickerson(D)
vs.Wade(D)
SC-6:Graham(R)
vs.Hutto(D)
vs.Ravenel(I)
vs.Stamper(D)
vs.Mace(R)
vs.Bright(R)
SD:Rounds(R)
vs.Weiland(D)
vs.Pressler(I)
vs.Howie(I)
TN:Alexander(R)
vs.Ball(D)
vs.Carr(R)
vs.Adams(D)
TX:Cornyn(R)
vs.Alameel(D)
vs.Sanchez(G)
vs.Roland(L)
VA:<Warner(D)
vs.Gillespie(R)
vs.Sarvis(L)
WV:Capito(R)
vs.Tennant(D)
vs.Buckley(L)
vs.Lawhorn(I)
vs.Raese(R)
vs.McGeehan(R)
WY:Enzi(R)
vs.Hardy(D)
vs.Cheney(R)


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Mark Kirk topics and responses

    Getting Money Out of Politics

    PRO:

  • 02/14/2002: Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions
  • 07/12/2001: Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties
  • 11/15/2011: Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge
  • 08/11/2010: Apply campaign finance reform to corporations
  • 05/24/2007: Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations
  • 12/25/2009: End pay-to-play: no contributions from earmark recipients
  • 09/09/2000: Ban soft money; increase campaign donation accountablity

    CON:

  • 04/05/2006: Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees

    Renewable Energy

    PRO:

  • 01/17/2007: Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025
  • 02/12/2008: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy
  • 08/04/2007: Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel
  • 09/26/2008: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets
  • 06/29/2006: Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore
  • 01/18/2007: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 09/09/2000: Improve open space; improve mass transit & roads
  • 08/01/2001: Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels

    CON:

  • 06/07/2006: Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries
  • 12/25/2009: Supports nuclear energy, Yucca Mountain, and new refineries
  • 05/21/2008: Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation

    Making it Harder to Get a Gun

    PRO:

  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record
  • 10/20/2005: Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers
  • 08/11/2010: Ranked by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record
  • 04/17/2013: Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets
  • 05/07/2009: Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales
  • 09/09/2000: Require trigger locks; enforce Brady Bill

    CON:

  • 04/09/2003: Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse

    Cutting the US Military Budget

    PRO:

  • 10/10/2010: No F-25 engine; no joint forces command
  • 09/09/1998: Reduce federal government size & scope, including military
  • 03/15/2007: Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts

    CON:

  • 09/09/2000: Increase military pay; improve equipment
  • 04/03/2003: Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan
  • 09/09/2000: New menace: weapons of mass destruction by rogue states
  • 02/02/2005: Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses
  • 01/30/2002: Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism

    Abortion Rights

    PRO:

  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance
  • 05/16/2001: Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad
  • 02/26/2004: Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 05/24/2005: Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research
  • 09/25/2002: Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record
  • 08/11/2010: Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research
  • 09/09/2000: Support woman`s right to choose; along with family planning
  • 04/27/2005: Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 01/11/2007: Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines
  • 09/26/2006: Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals

    CON:

  • 08/11/2010: Opposes federal abortion funding

    Gay Rights and Gay Marriage

    PRO:

  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance
  • 11/13/2007: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • 07/18/2006: Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 06/24/2009: ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays
  • 04/02/2013: Government has no place in defining who you should love
  • 09/30/2004: Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage
  • 04/03/2001: More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes

    CON:

  • 08/11/2010: Supports banning homosexuals in the military

    Repealing ObamaCare

    PRO:

  • 03/13/2003: Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits
  • 07/24/2003: Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs
  • 05/25/2011: Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts
  • 07/04/2010: Repeal any federal health care takeover
  • 07/04/2010: Repeal any federal health care takeover
  • 12/31/2003: Ranked by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record
  • 02/01/2006: Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay
  • 12/25/2009: Cut waste & fraud; don't raise taxes; don't cut Medicare
  • 11/22/2003: Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients

    CON:

  • 07/15/2008: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare
  • 03/05/2008: Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health
  • 10/25/2007: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility
  • 09/09/2000: Effective affordable senior prescription plans
  • 01/14/2009: Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • 01/23/2008: Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 05/24/2002: $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors
  • 05/24/2002: Tax credits for those without employee health insurance
  • 04/02/2009: Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug

    Addressing and Fighting Income Inequality

    PRO:

  • 09/09/1998: Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts

    CON:

  • 01/01/2012: Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge
  • 04/04/2001: Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax")
  • 04/18/2002: Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent
  • 03/14/2001: Phaseout the death tax
  • 06/25/2008: Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income
  • 05/16/2001: Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years
  • 12/31/2006: Ranked by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation
  • 10/10/2010: Ending Bush tax cuts may cause double-dip recession
  • 12/25/2009: Tax increase is surest way to turn recession into depression
  • 09/09/2000: End marriage penalty & death tax; simplify tax code
  • 08/11/2010: Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases
  • 12/12/2007: Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes
  • 08/12/2010: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes
  • 12/08/2005: Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 09/23/2004: Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification
  • 03/29/2001: Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years
  • 09/09/2000: Pay down the national debt; reduce wasteful spending


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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