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Joni Ernst on SenateMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protecting most vulnerable is important measure of society: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Affordable access to contraception: Favors topic 1
Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding for abortion; protect the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by RightNOW Women PAC to escape "war on women": Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Government shouldn't redefine marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Federal ban ok, but leave same-sex marriage to states: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Marriage is a religious institution: one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Judeo-Christian values established our government framework: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Failed mindset gave us policies like ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is egregious overreach of federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
FactCheck: False claim that ObamaCare cut Medicare benefits: Opposes topic 5
Voted against Medicaid expansion in Iowa: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Staunchly opposed to ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Something like personal savings accounts for younger workers: Favors topic 6
Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises: Strongly Favors topic 6
Preserve and protect Social Security & Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants: Strongly Favors topic 7
No federal involvement in Common Core standards: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes more gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Staunch defender of the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: but not FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Signed Grover Norquist tax pledge: never raise taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Passed the largest tax cut in Iowa history: Strongly Opposes topic 11
IRS is a predatory, bureaucratic, out-of-control disaster: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Tear down trade barriers in Europe & the Pacific: Strongly Favors topic 13
Keep markets open to exports for Iowa goods: Strongly Favors topic 13
Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No more Agenda 21: no United Nations eminent domain: Strongly Favors topic 14
Military experience always plays role in decision-making: Favors topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: 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)
I understand the importance a strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Keep veterans in forefront of all foreign policy decisions: Favors topic 15
I'm a veteran; honor and care for our nation's veterans: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Cohesive and strong strategy to confront threats: Opposes topic 17
Comprehensive plan to defeat ISIL and al Qaeda: Opposes topic 17
Strong national defense makes the world is a safer place: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Keystone Jobs Bill: many jobs; minimal environmental impact: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Meeting with Big Oil doesn't make me feel uncomfortable: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted to legalize medical cannabis oil: Opposes topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate rules which inhibit strong free-market economy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Raising the minimum wage would not improve the economy: Opposes topic 20
I've castrated hogs so I know how to cut pork: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Break Washington's spending addiction: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Roll back burdensome regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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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) ; no opponent yet
AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R)
CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(D) vs. Sanchez?(D) vs. Garcetti?(D)
CT: Murphy(D) ; no opponent yet
DE: Carper(D) vs. Biden?(D) vs. Markell?(D)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. DeSantis(R) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Lopez-Cantera(R)
HI: Hirono(D) ; no opponent yet
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(R)
MD: Cardin(D) ; no opponent yet
ME: King(I) vs. LePage?(R)
MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R)
MN: Klobuchar(D) vs. Paulsen?(R)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs. Kinder?(R)
MS: Wicker(R) vs. McDaniel?(R)
MT: Tester(D) vs. Racicot?(R)

ND: Heitkamp(D) vs. Becker?(R)
NE: Fischer(R) ; no opponent yet
NJ: Menendez(D) vs. Chiesa(R) vs. Codey?(D) vs. Chiesa?(R)
NM: Heinrich(D) vs. Sanchez(R)
NV: Heller(R) vs. Sandoval?(R)
NY: Gillibrand(D) vs. Kennedy?(D)
OH: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R)
PA: Casey(D) vs. Saccone(R)
RI: Whitehouse(D) ; no opponent yet
TN: Corker(R) vs. Crim(I)
TX: Cruz(R) vs. Bush?(R)
UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs. Romney?(R)
VT: Sanders(I) vs. Giordano(D)
VA: Kaine(D) vs. Cuccinelli?(R) vs. Fiorina?(R)
WA: Cantwell(D) ; no opponent yet
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R) vs. Goodwin?(R)
WI: Baldwin(D) vs. Grothman?(R) vs. Gallagher?(R)
WY: Barrasso(R) ; no opponent yet
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War/Peace
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Page last updated: Sep 08, 2017