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Steve Daines on SenateMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No exceptions for rape nor incest, but no criminalization: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Defend the rights of the preborn: Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
$110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare does not move the country forward: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
AdWatch: Accuses opponent of considering privatization: Opposes topic 6
Rated 10% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand school choice where public schools are poor: 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
Allow importing ivory from controlled sources: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
Rated 69% 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)
Ensure we protect our 2nd 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)
Exploding debt is generational theft: Opposes topic 11
Problem is not that taxes too low, but spending too high: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Comprehensive reform is the wrong approach; no amnesty: Opposes topic 12
Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Obama stimulus shipped American jobs to China: Opposes topic 13
Worked for 6 years bringing U.S. consumer products to China: Strongly Favors topic 13
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
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Elected to Senate with pledge of 12-year term limit: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
The best way to ensure Mideast peace is Israeli strength: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
War on American energy is part of war on middle class: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Remove barriers on developing coal, oil, and natural gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports offshore energy production: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Limit federal DEA from interfering with state marijuana laws: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

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Retiring in 2016 election:

Retired as of Jan. 2015:
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AL: Strange(R) ; no opponent yet
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DE: Carper(D) vs. Biden?(D) vs. Markell?(D)
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MO: McCaskill(D) vs. Kinder?(R)
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NM: Heinrich(D) vs. Sanchez(R)
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WA: Cantwell(D) ; no opponent yet
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WI: Baldwin(D) vs. Grothman?(R) vs. Gallagher?(R)
WY: Barrasso(R) ; no opponent yet
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Page last updated: Sep 09, 2017