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Mark Warner on SenateMatch

 

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support Roe v. Wade, but respect differing views: Favors topic 1
Protect responsible Choice: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We still need affirmative action, for now: Opposes topic 2
More state contracts for minority & women-owned businesses: Strongly Favors topic 2
Promote minority-owned business: Strongly Favors topic 2
End racial profiling; more minority police: 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
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: 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)
Switched to supporting same-sex marriage in 2013: Favors topic 3
Let military leaders advise about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": Opposes topic 3
Eliminated Family Rule, so unrelated couples can buy homes: Strongly Favors topic 3
No employment discrimination based on sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
Extend hate crimes to include sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Project Genesis: faith-based African-American home program: Favors topic 4
2002 PASS initiative included private & faith-based groups: Favors topic 4
Supports Standards of Learning, but not tests: Neutral on topic 4
Require character education in public schools: Favors topic 4
Expand enterprise zones: Favors topic 4
No school prayer amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Require work to receive welfare benefits: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cannot allow 47 million Americans to go without access: Strongly Favors topic 5
As governor, 138,000 more children covered by insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Get every eligible child health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Answer seniors’ questions with “Senior Navigator”: Favors topic 5
Supports Virginia Health Care Foundation for under-served: Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Bi-partisan commission on entitlements, with binding outcome: Favors topic 6
Rated 79% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues: Neutral on topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
No Child Left Behind Act isn't working: Opposes topic 7
Home-schooling is ok; my sister home-schools her kids: Favors topic 7
2004: 14 of 32 failing schools graduated from NCLB program: Favors topic 7
Involve whole communities in schools: Favors topic 7
Supports public schools: Opposes topic 7
Promote public school competition & choice: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes drilling ANWR; but OK to drill offshore: Favors topic 8
Preserve open space & control suburban sprawl: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Economic prosperity depends on wise use of natural resources: Opposes topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes 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)
2004: much-needed funding for law enforcement: Favors topic 9
Supports a fair death penalty: Favors topic 9
More enforcement and more prevention: Favors topic 9
Supports Virginia’s victim’s bill of rights: Favors topic 9
Abolish parole: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Restrict but don't ban high-capacity magazines: Favors topic 10
Strong defender of the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Protect sportsmen’s rights & the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Roll back top-tier tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 11
2003 tax package raised some taxes & removed low-income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Fiscal conservatism: taxpayer money is sacred: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Send migrant kids back to Central America, after processing: Opposes topic 12
Federal failure on immigration means states must take action: Opposes topic 12
Limit social payments to immigrants; support English: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Renew Export-Import Bank to support U.S. businesses globally: Strongly Favors topic 13
Push TPP to remove limits on US poultry exports: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports NAFTA, GATT, and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Declined state commitment to CAFTA: Opposes topic 13
Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
UN participation & economic aid only when within US interest: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
World-class benefits for military veterans: Favors topic 15
Remove the “ghost fleet” of 100 aging ships in James River: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
No PAC contributions; yes full disclosure: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Keep military action on the table against Iran: Opposes topic 17
No timetable to end war in Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Withdraw from Iraq but no arbitrary timeline: Favors topic 17
Sensible timeline to bring troops home from Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
All-of-the-above approach, including pro-coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Offshore drilling is acceptable but not the “silver bullet”: Favors topic 18
Drastically reduced emissions from VA coal power plants: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Favors topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Place decongestants behind counter to slow meth production: Favors topic 19
Restricted meth ingredients and reduced meth labs: Favors topic 19
Increase penalties for illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Pushed $1.4B tax increase to close $6B budget shortfall: Strongly Favors topic 20
Close the largest budget shortfall in Virginia’s history: Opposes topic 20
Cut taxes for at least 65% of Virginians: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated 83% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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AL: Shelby(R) vs.Crumpton(D) vs.Bowman(R)
AR: Boozman(R) vs.Eldridge(D) vs.Gilbert(L) 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) 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: Fleming(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Campbell(D) vs.Boustany(R) vs.Maness(R) vs.Cao(R)
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.Brannon(R) vs.Haugh(L) 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)
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WI: Johnson(R) vs.Feingold(D) vs.Lorge(R)
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Mailing Address:
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Page last updated: Aug 27, 2016