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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
Keep federal funding for family planning clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Born-Alive Survivors bill tries to illegalize abortion: 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
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
Holds divinity degree; preaches at church monthly: Strongly Favors topic 4
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes 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: 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:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+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
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 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
Co-sponsored background check for every firearm sale: Strongly Favors 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
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: Favors topic 12
Terminate national emergency at the Southern border: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: 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
Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We need NATO more engaged in the Middle East: Opposes topic 14
Strengthen international partnerships; responsibly exit Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Enforce humanitarian aid access to South Sudan: 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
Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze: Favors 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
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill for election holiday & easier voting access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Not consulting Congress on war weakens us in the world: Favors topic 17
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
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
Hold Assad accountable for slaughter of civilians: Opposes topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors 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
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
Bath salts & synthetic marijuana terrorize our communities: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes 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
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20

Chris Coons is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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DE Senatorial:
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Left office as of Jan. 2019:
AZ:Flake(R,retired)
FL:Nelson(D,lost)
IN:Donnelly(D,lost)
MN:Franken(D,resigned)
MO:McCaskill(D,lost)
MS:Cochran(R,resigned)
ND:Heitkamp(D,lost)
NV:Heller(R,lost)
TN:Corker(R,retired)
UT:Hatch(R,retired)

Took office as of Jan. 2019:
AZ:McSally(R)
FL:Scott(R)
IN:Braun(R)
MN:Smith(D,2018)
MO:Hawley(R)
MS:Hyde-Smith(R,2018)
ND:Cramer(R)
NV:Rosen(D)
TN:Blackburn(R)
UT:Romney(R)
Senate races 2019-20:
AK: Sullivan(R,incumbent) vs.Gross(I)
AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Sessions(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Mooney(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Byrne(R) vs.Merrill(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Mahony(D) vs.Whitfield(I) vs.Harrington(L)
AZ: McSally(R,incumbent) vs.Kelly(D)
CO: Gardner(R,incumbent) vs.Hickenlooper(D) vs.Madden(D) vs.Baer(D) vs.Walsh(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Romanoff(D) vs.Burnes(D) vs.Williams(D)
DE: Coons(D,incumbent) vs.Scarane(D)
GA-2: Isakson(R,resigned) Loeffler(R,appointed) vs.Lieberman(D) vs.Collins(R) vs.Carter(D)
GA-6: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Tomlinson(D) vs.Ossoff(D) vs.Terry(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D) vs.Greenfield(D)
ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Harris(D) vs.Jordan(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Curran(R) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
KS: Roberts(R,retiring) vs.LaTurner(R) vs.Wagle(R) vs.Kobach(R) vs.Bollier(D) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Grissom(D) vs.Marshall(R)
KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.McGrath(D) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D) vs.Tobin(D) vs.Booker(D)
LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs.Pierce(D)

MA: Markey(D,incumbent) vs.Liss-Riordan(D) vs.Ayyadurai(R) vs.Kennedy(D)
ME: Collins(R,incumbent) vs.Sweet(D) vs.Gideon(D) vs.Rice(D)
MI: Peters(D,incumbent) vs.James(R)
MN: Smith(D,incumbent) vs.Carlson(D) vs.Lewis(R) vs.Overby(G)
MS: Hyde-Smith(R,incumbent) vs.Espy(D) vs.Bohren(D)
MT: Daines(R,incumbent) vs.Bullock(D) vs.Collins(D) vs.Mues(D) vs.Driscoll(R) vs.Giese(L)
NC: Tillis(R,incumbent) vs.E.Smith(D) vs.S.Smith(R) vs.Cunningham(D) vs.Tucker(R) vs.Mansfield(D)
NE: Sasse(R,incumbent) vs.Janicek(R)
NH: Shaheen(D,incumbent) vs.Martin(D) vs.Bolduc(R) vs.O'Brien(f)
NJ: Booker(D,incumbent) vs.Singh(R) vs.Meissner(R)
NM: Udall(D,retiring) vs.Clarkson(R) vs.Oliver(D) vs.Lujan(D) vs.Rich(R)
OK: Inhofe(R,incumbent) vs.Workman(D)
OR: Merkley(D,incumbent) vs.Romero(R) vs.Perkins(R)
RI: Reed(D,incumbent) vs.Waters(R)
SC: Graham(R,incumbent) vs.Tinubu(D) vs.Harrison(D)
SD: Rounds(R,incumbent) vs.Borglum(R) vs.Ahlers(D)
TN: Alexander(R,incumbent) vs.Sethi(R) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Hagerty(R)
TX: Cornyn(R,incumbent) vs.Hegar(D) vs.Hernandez(D) vs.Bell(D) vs.Ramirez(D) vs.West(D)
VA: Warner(D,incumbent) vs.Taylor(R) vs.Gade(R)
WV: Capito(R,incumbent) vs.Swearengin(D) vs.Ojeda(D)
WY: Enzi(R,incumbent) vs.Ludwig(D) vs.Lummis(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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Retiring in 2020 election:
KS:Roberts(R)
NM:Udall(D)
Senators running for President in 2019-20:
CA:Harris(D)
CO:Bennet(D)
MA:Warren(D)
MN:Klobuchar(D)
NJ:Booker(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D)
VT:Sanders(D)

Contact info:
Mailing Address:
Senate Office SR-383, Washington, DC 20510

Page last updated: Jul 19, 2020