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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Re-establish a culture of life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Oppose stem-cell research and human cloning: Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support DOMA and traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
AdWatch: I believe in God; and only God has all the answers: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fight against unconstitutional laws like ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppo AdWatch: supports Privatizing social security: Favors topic 6
Rated 10% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Choice, competition, and freedom for our public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
End federal monopoly on student-lending business: Strongly Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns: No opin. on topic 8
Limit EPA oversight to allow mining over fishing: Strongly Favors topic 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Domestic violence victim funding pushes ideological agenda: Opposes topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
Rated 54% 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)
Defend our Second Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support pro-growth policies with simple & low tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No so-called "earned path to citizenship": Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
ICE performs vital functions that protect American families: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap: Favors topic 14
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Well-funded military with world's most advanced weapons: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes reducing defense spending: Favors topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Jihadists attack us for who we are: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq War was just and noble: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraq and Afghanistan wars were just and necessary: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports combat operations in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
More oil & gas exploration & production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Supports offshore energy production: Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Feds shouldn't spend, borrow & inflate its way to bankruptcy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

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Special elections in 2017-18:
AZ-8:Franks(R, resigned in sex scandal)
AZ-8:Lesko(R, elected April 24, 2018)
CA-34:Becerra(D; appointed CA Atty General)
CA-34:Gomez(D; elected June 6, 2017)
CA-34:Ahn(D; lost primary)
GA-6:Price(R; appointed HHS Secretary)
GA-6:Handel(R; elected June 20)
GA-6:Ossoff(D; lost election June 20, 2017)
KS-4:Pompeo(R; appointed CIA Director)
KS-4:Estes(R; elected April 11)
MT-0:Zinke(R; appointed DOI Secretary)
MT-0:Gianforte(R; elected May 25)
OH-12:Tiberi(R, resigned to become a lobbyist)
OH-12:Balderson(R, elected Aug. 24, 2018)
PA-18:Murphy(R, resigned in sex scandal)
PA-18:Lamb(D; elected April 2018)
SC-5:Mulvaney(R; appointed OMB Director)
SC-5:Norman(R; elected June 20)
TX-27:Farenthold(R, resigned in sex scandal)
TX-27:Cloud(R, elected June 30, 2018)
UT-3:Chaffetz(R, resigned for unexplained reasons)
UT-3:Curtis(R, elected Nov. 7, 2017)
Retirements as of January 2019 (Republicans):
AZ-2:Martha McSally
CA-49:Darrell Issa
FL-6:Ron DeSantis
FL-15:Dennis Ross
FL-17:Tom Rooney
FL-27:Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
ID-1:Raul Labrador
IN-4:Todd Rokita
IN-6:Luke Messer
KS-2:Lynn Jenkins
MI-11:Dave Trott
MS-3:Gregg Harper
NH-1:Carol Shea-Porter
NJ-2:Frank LoBiondo
NJ-11:Rodney Frelinghuysen
NM-2:Steve Pearce
NY-27:Chris Collins
NC-9:Robert Pittenger
ND-0:Kevin Cramer
OH-16:Jim Renacci
OK-1:Jim Bridenstine
PA-6:Ryan Costello
PA-7:Pat Meehan
PA-9:Bill Shuster
PA-11:Lou Barletta
PA-15:Charlie Dent
PA-18:Tim Murphy
SC-1:Mark Sanford
SC-4:Trey Gowdy
SC-5:Mick Mulvaney
SD-0:Kristi Noem
TN-2:Jimmy Duncan
TN-6:Diane Black
TN-7:Marsha Blackburn
TX-2:Ted PoeTX02'>2
TX-3:Sam Johnson
TX-5:Jeb Hensarling
TX-6:Joe Barton
TX-21:Lamar Smith
TX-27:Blake Farenthold
UT-3:Jason Chaffetz
VA-5:Tom Garrett
VA-6:Bob Goodlatte
WA-8:Dave Reichert
WV-3:Evan Jenkins
WI-1:Paul Ryan
Retirements as of January 2019 (Democrats):
AZ-9:Kyrsten Sinema
CO-2:Jared Polis
CT-5:Elizabeth Esty
HI-1:Colleen Hanabusa
IL-4:Luis Gutierrez
MD-6:John Delaney
MA-3:Niki Tsongas
MI-9:Sander Levin
MN-1:Tim Walz
MN-5:Keith Ellison
MN-8:Rick Nolan
NV-3:Jacky Rosen
NV-4:Ruben Kihuen
NM-1:Michelle Lujan-Grisham
PA-1:Bob Brady
TX-16:Beto O'Rourke
TX-29:Gene Green

Challengers for November 2018 (Democrats):
DE-0:Rochester(D)
KY-6:McGrath(D)
MA-7:Pressley(D)
MI-13:Brenda Jones
MI-13:Rashida Tlaib

Challengers for November 2018 (Republicans):
CA-49:Rocky Chavez
HI-1:Cam Cavasso
ID-1:Russ Fulcher
NV-3:Danny Tarkanian
OH-12:Troy Balderson
PA-14:Rick Saccone
PA-16:Lloyd Smucker
PA-18:Rick Saccone
SC-4:Lee Bright
SC-5:Pope(R)
TX-27:Michael Cloud
UT-3:John Curtis
WA-8:Dino Rossi
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

Vacancies for November 2018 election:
MI-13:Conyers(D, resigned in sex scandal)
NY-25:Slaughter(D, deceased March 2018)
OK-1:Bridenstine(R; resigned to head NASA)
PA-7:Meehan(R, resigned in sex scandal)
PA-15:Dent(R; resigned May 2018)


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