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Angus King on SenateMatch

 

 



VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Favors abortion rights; keep Planned Parenthood funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors abortion rights; opposes defunding Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep federal funding for family planning clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: 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)
Supports gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Required Maine insurers to recognize domestic partnerships: Favors topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Include both abstinence and safe sex in sex-ed: Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Transition to wellness-based prevention system: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare was not ambitious enough: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fund prevention programs “Campaign for a Healthy Maine”: Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No major changes needed for long-term stability: Opposes topic 6
Opposes GOP budget plan as threat to Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More teacher development; more school construction: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
River "amenities" have enormous economic & cultural value: Opposes topic 8
National parks are tax money well spent: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Eliminate mercury releases by 2003: Opposes topic 8
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes the death penalty: Opposes topic 9
More prisons, but more alternative sentencing: Opposes topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on 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)
Supports gun rights: Favors topic 10
No gun permits for men under restraining orders: Opposes topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
73,000 pages of tax code is too much: Opposes topic 11
Taming the deficit without revenue increases isn't realistic: Favors topic 11
Decrease income taxes, but no flat tax: Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
No automated entry-exit control system; allow free flow: Strongly Favors topic 12
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Keep 900 shoe factory jobs in Maine: Opposes topic 13
Develop an open North American energy market: Favors topic 13
Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada: Favors topic 13
Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
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)
Unaffiliated super PACs exist only in fevered imaginations: Favors topic 16
Restrict and disclose all campaign donations & spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Historically, no one can reform Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Windpower: everyone's for progress; no one's for change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Oil & trees aren't ours to use up in our generation: Favors topic 18
Maine is clean & getting cleaner: Favors topic 18
Promote Smart Growth via tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
Rated C by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform: Neutral on topic 19
Criminalize imports of opioid precursors: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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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 2017-8:
AL: Strange(R) vs.Jones(D) vs.<Moore<(R)
AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R) vs.Sinema(D) vs.Abboud(D) vs.McSally(R) vs.Arpaio(R)
CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(I) vs. Sanchez?(D) vs.de_Leon(D)
CT: Murphy(D) vs.Adams(D) vs.Corey(R)
DE: Carper(D) vs.Boyce(R) vs. Markell?(D)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. DeSantis(R) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Rick Scott?(R) vs.Invictus(R)
HI: Hirono(D) vs.McDermott(R)
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R) vs.Messer(R) vs.Rokita(R)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(I) vs.Waters(R) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Diehl(R) vs.Wellman(R) vs.Kingston(R)
MD: Cardin(D) vs.Vohra(L) vs.Manning(D) vs.Faddis(R)
ME: King(I) vs.Brakey(R)
MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R) vs.Young(R) vs.James(R) vs.Squier(I)
MN-2: Franken(R) vs.Smith(D) vs.Housley(R)
MN-6: Klobuchar(D) vs.Newberger(R)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs.Petersen(R) vs.Monetti(R) vs.Hawley(R)
MS: Wicker(R) vs. McDaniel?(R) vs.Bohren(D)
MT: Tester(D) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Rosendale(R)

ND: Heitkamp(D) vs.Peyer(D) vs.Cramer(R) vs.Campbell(R)
NE: Fischer(R) vs.Raybould(D)
NJ: Menendez(D) vs. Codey?(D) vs. Chiesa?(R) vs.Pezzullo(R) vs.Hugin(R)
NM: Heinrich(D) vs. Sanchez?(R) vs.Rich(R)
NV: Heller(R) vs.Tarkanian(R) vs.Rosen(D)
NY: Gillibrand(D) vs. Kennedy?(D) vs.Webber(R)
OH: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R) vs.Gibbons(R) vs.Renacci(R)
PA: Casey(D) vs. Saccone?(R) vs.Barletta(R) vs.Christiana(R)
RI: Whitehouse(D) vs.Nardolillo(R)
TN: Corker(R) vs.Bredesen(D) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Crim(D) vs.Fincher(R) vs.Blackburn(R)
TX: Cruz(R) vs. Bush?(R) vs.O`Rourke(D)
UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs.Wilson(D) vs.Romney(R)
VA: Kaine(D) vs. Cuccinelli?(R) vs. Fiorina?(R) vs.Stewart(R) vs.Freitas(R)
VT: Sanders(I) vs.Milne(D) vs.MacGovern(D)
WA: Cantwell(D) vs.Luke(L) vs.Ferguson(D)
WI: Baldwin(D) vs.Vukmir(R) vs.Vinehout(D)
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R) vs.Morrisey(R) vs.Swearengin(D) vs.Jenkins(R)
WY: Barrasso(R) vs.Trauner(D)
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: May 31, 2018