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Chris Coons on SenateMatch

 

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
I respect stare decisis, and a woman's right to choose: Favors topic 1
Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, but no federal subsidies: Favors topic 1
Support embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Supports giving legal protection to unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: 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
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Swiftly repeal discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell": Strongly Favors topic 3
Targeted by Stonewall as pro-LGBT candidate: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA): Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Apply copyright inheritance to same-sex couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Holds divinity degree; preaches at church monthly: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Extend, perfect, and implement ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Longstanding need to fix health care system: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Against privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 90% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Every student deserves a quality public education: Opposes topic 7
Opposes less federal or more local control of education: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+2 points on Social scale)
Protect the environment by becoming environmental stewards: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects: Strongly Opposes topic 8
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)
Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 73% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Respect 2nd Amendment with common sense limitations: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
New approach to replace Bush tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
Increase property & sewer taxes; layoff 75 county employees: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
No pathway to citizenship; but pathway to legal residency: Favors topic 12
Supports comprehensive federal immigration reform: Favors topic 12
Supports granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports full implementation of current border security laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Allow more visas for STEM college graduates: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Push TPP to remove limits on US poultry exports: Strongly Favors topic 13
Recent trade deals take advantage of us: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Link fair trade with national security: Opposes topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen international partnerships; responsibly exit Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Link security with development and human rights: Opposes topic 15
Non-proliferation includes disposing of nuclear materials: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Citizens United was ill-decided & distorts political process: Strongly Favors topic 16
Campaign spending is not a form of speech: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Are 100,000 troops in Afghanistan contributing to security?: Favors topic 17
Responsibly end the war in Iraq: Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce CO2 by focus on energy efficiency and conservation: Favors topic 18
Buildup of carbon dioxide is unsustainable: Favors topic 18
Oil drilling poses an environmental risk: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Bath salts & synthetic marijuana terrorize our communities: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
TARP lending and SBA loans are positive & concrete steps: Strongly Favors topic 20
Every extension of Bush tax cut adds to the deficit: Favors topic 20
Increase property & sewer taxes; layoff 75 county employees: Favors topic 20
Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet: Strongly Favors topic 20

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Chris Coons on the issues:

DE Senatorial:
Christine O`Donnell
Kevin Wade
Tom Carper

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.Metcalfe(D) vs.Stevens(L) vs.Lamb(R)
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)
VT: Leahy(D) vs.Milne(R)
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: Aug 26, 2016