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John Hickenlooper on SenateMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Planned Parenthood supports reproductive health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Fight GOP-controlled legislatures' restrictive abortion laws: Strongly Favors topic 1
Against fetal heartbeat laws; favors access to contraception: Favors topic 1
Women have the right control their own health care: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports access to abortion: Favors topic 1
Judicially liberal, according to CC survey: Favors topic 1
Pro-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Anti-parental notification, according to CC survey: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Make the case that we can deliver an urban agenda: Favors topic 2
As Denver mayor, I diversified my police force: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports commission investigating reparations for slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
2018: declared "Equity For All Day" on gender pay gap: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Called special legislative session to pass same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports gay marriage and LGBTQ rights: Favors topic 3
2012: It's time to pass civil unions: Strongly Favors topic 3
Let's pass civil unions!: Favors topic 3
Anti-transgender bathrooms, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
One Congregation-One Family: churches mentor homeless: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
COVID: Need capacity test or vaccinate every American: Strongly Favors topic 5
COVID: Trump ignored the risk, that was negligent: Favors topic 5
We need to get to universal coverage, won't break the bank: Strongly Favors topic 5
ACA led to successful state marketplace & Medicaid expansion: Strongly Favors topic 5
Allow Medicare to negotiate with drug companies: Strongly Favors topic 5
Investigate anticompetitive practices by drug companies: Strongly Favors topic 5
I will always stand up for Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
Implemented ObamaCare and expanded Medicaid in Colorado: Favors topic 5
Opposed Colorado publicly-financed healthcare: Opposes topic 5
Against single payer; supports public option: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare not perfect; it has helped but needs improvement: Favors topic 5
Stabilize private markets & deal with high-cost pools: Strongly Favors topic 5
Too soon to make changes in Obamacare: Opposes topic 5
Basic health care is a right, not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
2012: Make healthcare both affordable and accessible: Strongly Favors topic 5
Not acceptable for 2,500 kids to lose CHP health coverage: Favors topic 5
Current health costs restrain job growth & hurt families: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Protect Social Security; oppose attempts to reduce benefits: Strongly Favors topic 6
Protect and bolster Social Security, Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Update constitutional barriers in state's retirement program: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposes vouchers for private or religious schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increase investment in education by additional $100M: Opposes topic 7
Against amending Constitution to ban gay marriage: Favors topic 7
Federal funds will ensure excellence in Education in CO: Opposes topic 7
Support great teachers in a 21st Century education system: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Adopted low-emission vehicle standards, methane standards: Opposes topic 8
Support nuclear power: Favors topic 8
Toughest methane regulations in the country: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Solve problem of disposal of high-level radioactive waste: Opposes topic 8
Watershed cleanup shouldn't always meet fed. standards: Opposes topic 8
Start methane capture rule; finish Water Plan: Opposes topic 8
Develop federal land instead of protecting the sage grous: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Supports Obama's "Great Outdoors" conservation ethic: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Water policy: Collaboration, Conservation and Capacity: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Record of being pro-active against police misconduct: Opposes topic 9
Suspend death penalty; it's too random & doesn't deter: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Issued stay of execution for convicted killer: Opposes topic 9
Sigred bill to expunge arrest record if mistaken identity: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Changed mind on death penalty, to oppose it as governor: Opposes topic 9
Longer minimum prison sentences do not reduce crime: Opposes topic 9
$34 million for violence-preventing mental health services: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Guns make you less safe, not more: Opposes topic 10
Ban on high-capacity magazines: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Mental illness & weak gun laws both contribute to violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
School shootings weaken country by terrorizing ourselves: Opposes topic 10
Make mental health part of discussion on mass killings: Opposes topic 10
Universal background checks for all gun sales: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Develop a program to reduce suicides by gun: Neutral on topic 10
Universal background checks & ban on high capacity magazines: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Universal background checks but no assault weapon ban: Opposes topic 10
Keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill: Favors topic 10
Pro-gun rights, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Don't pass on $1.5 trillion new debt to future generations: Strongly Favors topic 11
Treat dividends & long-term capital gains as ordinary income: Strongly Favors topic 11
Higher taxes on the wealthy; lower taxes on working families: Strongly Favors topic 11
Mom-and-pop tax credit for five or fewer full-time employees: Strongly Favors topic 11
Double the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit): Favors topic 11
$5 trillion of tax cuts to the wealthy is not the answer: Favors topic 11
Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 11
Keep inheritance tax, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Border wall "ineffective" and a waste of billions: Strongly Favors topic 12
Federal agents taking children from parents is kidnapping: Strongly Favors topic 12
Need a comprehensive reevaluation of our immigration laws: Favors topic 12
Crazy to drive out 11 million illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
Family separation policy is cruel and un-American: Favors topic 12
In-state tuition & driver's license for undocumented people: Strongly Favors topic 12
Not soft on immigration, but against Arizona immigration law: Favors topic 12
Protect DREAMers instead of deporting them: Strongly Favors topic 12
Anti-border security, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No trade war in history ever had a winner: Strongly Favors topic 13
Fair & open trade makes us safer and more prosperous: Favors topic 13
No tariffs on goods from China and Europe: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA: Favors topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
Support long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Realign foreign policy to reflect American leadership: Strongly Favors topic 14
Supports a strong NATO, strengthening ties with allies: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Stringent verification process for Syrian refugees: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports cutting off military support to Saudi Arabia: Strongly Favors topic 15
Veterans deserve priority in help to re-enter civilian life: Strongly Favors topic 15
Boost the defense budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Make hiring veterans a priority: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reinstate Voting Rights Act provisions struck down by Court: Strongly Favors topic 16
Overturn Citizens United: Strongly Favors topic 16
Pass the electoral reforms of the For the People Act: Strongly Favors topic 16
End partisan gerrymandering, support Fair Maps Act: Strongly Favors topic 16
Bolster cybersecurity defense of our voting systems: Strongly Favors topic 16
Electoral College should not be eliminated: Opposes topic 16
Implement same-day voter registration and mail-in voting: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
Don't turn our backs on Afghanistan by withdrawing US troops: Opposes topic 17
Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars: Strongly Favors topic 17
Pro-Israel, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
100% renewable energy economy by 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18
NASA's Earth Science program may help on climate crisis: Favors topic 18
Calls for 100% renewable energy by 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18
Climate change a threat, green energy means new jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Institute wind & solar, as well as methane reductions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Public-private partnerships for next-gen energy technology: Favors topic 18
Zero score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test": Strongly Opposes topic 18
Denounced Green New Deal, supports fighting climate change: Favors topic 18
Work with environmentalists & industry to get to solutions: Favors topic 18
Pro-environment but there's room for fossil fuels: Opposes topic 18
Close coal plants: cleaner air AND lower utility bills: Favors topic 18
Reduce greenhouse gas by 26% by 2025 and 35% by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Drank fracking fluid to partner industry & environmentalists: Opposes topic 18
Pursuing renewables; solar and wind: Favors topic 18
Innovative drilling technology for abundant natural gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop unconventional technology for extracting shale oil: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Fracking opens new era of energy; but disclose ingredients: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop markets for vehicles that run on natural gas: Opposes topic 18
As exploration geologist: focus on wind, solar, gas, coal: Opposes topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize marijuana at state level, but not federally: Opposes topic 19
As teen, grew his own marijuana before it was legal: Opposes topic 19
Marijuana legalization works, but leave it to states: Opposes topic 19
Supports states permitting marijuana, not federal reform: Opposes topic 19
National model for marijuana legalization: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Voters passed legal pot, and I will uphold the voter's will: Strongly Favors topic 19
Use marijuana tax revenue to address chronic homelessness: Opposes topic 19
First state to regulate legal sale of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Regulatory regime to marijuana needs to be strengthened: Favors topic 19
Failed War on Drugs paved way for pot legalization: Favors topic 19
Now it's legal, but keep marijuana out of the reach of kids: Favors topic 19
Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Provide ample funding for scientific research: Favors topic 20
Strengthen protections against age discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 20
Pro-business: cut regulations, launched retraining website: Opposes topic 20
Fund $10M program to support rural business: Strongly Favors topic 20
5-year initiative to support startup businesses: Favors topic 20
Reinvent bipartisan apprenticeships & workforce training: Favors topic 20
Government can help in economic transition: Favors topic 20
q/20/2: Favors topic 20
Increase budget reserves; extend job-creation tax credit: Opposes topic 20
Rebuild reserve fund after Great Recession: Strongly Favors topic 20
State budgeting process must reflect revenue availability: Opposes topic 20

John Hickenlooper is a Moderate Liberal
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AK: Incumbent Lisa Murkowski(R)
vs.Challenger Kelly Tshibaka(R)
vs.2020 candidate Al Gross(D)
AL: Incumbent Richard Shelby(R) vs.U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks(R) vs.Ambassador Lynda Blanchard(R) vs.Katie Britt(R) vs.Judge Jessica Taylor(R) vs.Brandaun Dean(D) vs.State Rep. John Merrill(R)
AR: Incumbent John Boozman(R)
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AZ: Incumbent Mark Kelly(D)
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vs.A.G. Mark Brnovich(R) vs.Mick McGuire(R)
CA: Incumbent Alex Padilla(D)
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vs.State Rep. Jerome Horton(D)
CO: Incumbent Michael Bennet(D)
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GA: Incumbent Raphael Warnock(D)
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vs.Herschel Walker(R)
HI: Incumbent Brian Schatz(D)
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IA: Incumbent Chuck Grassley(R)
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vs.Michael Franken(D)
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ID: Incumbent Mike Crapo(R)
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IL: Incumbent Tammy Duckworth(D)
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IN: Incumbent Todd Young(R)
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KS: Incumbent Jerry Moran(R)
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KY: Incumbent Rand Paul(R)
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LA: Incumbent John Kennedy(R)
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MD: Incumbent Chris Van Hollen(D)
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MO: Incumbent Roy Blunt(R)
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ND: Incumbent John Hoeven(R)
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vs.Conor Lamb(D) vs.Sean Parnell(R)
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SC: Incumbent Tim Scott(R)
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SD: Incumbent John Thune(R)
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UT: Incumbent Mike Lee(R) vs.Allen Glines(D)
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WA: Incumbent Patty Murray(D)
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