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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support Roe v. Wade, but respect differing views: Favors topic 1
Protect responsible Choice: Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep federal funding for family planning clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We still need affirmative action, for now: Opposes topic 2
More state contracts for minority & women-owned businesses: Strongly Favors topic 2
Promote minority-owned business: Strongly Favors topic 2
End racial profiling; more minority police: Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Switched to supporting same-sex marriage in 2013: Favors topic 3
Let military leaders advise about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": Opposes topic 3
Eliminated Family Rule, so unrelated couples can buy homes: Strongly Favors topic 3
No employment discrimination based on sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
Extend hate crimes to include sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Project Genesis: faith-based African-American home program: Favors topic 4
2002 PASS initiative included private & faith-based groups: Favors topic 4
Supports Standards of Learning, but not tests: Neutral on topic 4
Require character education in public schools: Favors topic 4
Expand enterprise zones: Favors topic 4
No school prayer amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Require work to receive welfare benefits: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Cannot allow 47 million Americans to go without access: Strongly Favors topic 5
As governor, 138,000 more children covered by insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Get every eligible child health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Answer seniors’ questions with “Senior Navigator”: Favors topic 5
Supports Virginia Health Care Foundation for under-served: Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate: Opposes topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Bi-partisan commission on entitlements, with binding outcome: Favors topic 6
Rated 79% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues: Neutral on topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
No Child Left Behind Act isn't working: Opposes topic 7
Home-schooling is ok; my sister home-schools her kids: Favors topic 7
2004: 14 of 32 failing schools graduated from NCLB program: Favors topic 7
Involve whole communities in schools: Favors topic 7
Supports public schools: Opposes topic 7
Promote public school competition & choice: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes drilling ANWR; but OK to drill offshore: Favors topic 8
Preserve open space & control suburban sprawl: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Economic prosperity depends on wise use of natural resources: Opposes topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
2004: much-needed funding for law enforcement: Favors topic 9
Supports a fair death penalty: Favors topic 9
More enforcement and more prevention: Favors topic 9
Supports Virginia’s victim’s bill of rights: Favors topic 9
Abolish parole: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support assault weapons ban plus background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Restrict but don't ban high-capacity magazines: Favors topic 10
Strong defender of the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Protect sportsmen’s rights & the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Roll back top-tier tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 11
2003 tax package raised some taxes & removed low-income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Fiscal conservatism: taxpayer money is sacred: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Send migrant kids back to Central America, after processing: Opposes topic 12
Federal failure on immigration means states must take action: Opposes topic 12
Limit social payments to immigrants; support English: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Renew Export-Import Bank to support U.S. businesses globally: Strongly Favors topic 13
Push TPP to remove limits on US poultry exports: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports NAFTA, GATT, and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Declined state commitment to CAFTA: Opposes topic 13
Declare Turkish rebar subject to anti-dumping duties: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 75% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
UN participation & economic aid only when within US interest: Favors 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
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
World-class benefits for military veterans: Favors topic 15
Remove the “ghost fleet” of 100 aging ships in James River: 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)
No PAC contributions; yes full disclosure: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Keep military action on the table against Iran: Opposes topic 17
No timetable to end war in Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Withdraw from Iraq but no arbitrary timeline: Favors topic 17
Sensible timeline to bring troops home from Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
All-of-the-above approach, including pro-coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Offshore drilling is acceptable but not the “silver bullet”: Favors topic 18
Drastically reduced emissions from VA coal power plants: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Favors topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Place decongestants behind counter to slow meth production: Favors topic 19
Restricted meth ingredients and reduced meth labs: Favors topic 19
Increase penalties for illegal drugs: Strongly 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)
Pushed $1.4B tax increase to close $6B budget shortfall: Strongly Favors topic 20
Close the largest budget shortfall in Virginia’s history: Opposes topic 20
Cut taxes for at least 65% of Virginians: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated 83% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Left office as of Jan. 2019:
AZ:Flake(R,retired)
FL:Nelson(D,lost)
IN:Donnelly(D,lost)
MN:Franken(D,resigned)
MO:McCaskill(D,lost)
MS:Cochran(R,resigned)
ND:Heitkamp(D,lost)
NV:Heller(R,lost)
TN:Corker(R,retired)
UT:Hatch(R,retired)

Took office as of Jan. 2019:
AZ:McSally(R)
FL:Scott(R)
IN:Braun(R)
MN:Smith(D,2018)
MO:Hawley(R)
MS:Hyde-Smith(R,2018)
ND:Cramer(R)
NV:Rosen(D)
TN:Blackburn(R)
UT:Romney(R)
Senate races 2019-20:
AK: Sullivan(R,incumbent) vs.Gross(I)
AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Sessions(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Mooney(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Byrne(R) vs.Merrill(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Mahony(D)
AZ: McSally(R,incumbent) vs.Kelly(D)
CO: Gardner(R,incumbent) vs.Hickenlooper(D) vs.Madden(D) vs.Baer(D) vs.Walsh(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Romanoff(D) vs.Burnes(D) vs.Williams(D)
DE: Coons(D,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
GA-2: Isakson(R,resigned) vs.Lieberman(D) vs.Collins(R) vs.Carter(D)
GA-6: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Tomlinson(D) vs.Ossoff(D) vs.Terry(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D) vs.Greenfield(D)
ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Harris(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Curran(R) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
KS: Roberts(R,retiring) vs.LaTurner(R) vs.Wagle(R) vs.Kobach(R) vs.Bollier(D) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Grissom(D) vs.Marshall(R)
KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.McGrath(D) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D)
LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs.Pierce(D)

MA: Markey(D,incumbent) vs.Liss-Riordan(D) vs.Ayyadurai(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Waters(R)
ME: Collins(R,incumbent) vs.Sweet(D) vs.Gideon(D) vs.Rice(D)
MI: Peters(D,incumbent) vs.James(R)
MN: Smith(D,incumbent) vs.Carlson(D) vs.Lewis(R)
MS: Hyde-Smith(R,incumbent) vs.Espy(D) vs.Bohren(D)
MT: Daines(R,incumbent) vs.Collins(D) vs.Cooney(D)
NC: Tillis(R,incumbent) vs.E.Smith(D) vs.S.Smith(R) vs.Cunningham(D) vs.Tucker(R) vs.Mansfield(D)
NE: Sasse(R,incumbent) vs.Janicek(R)
NH: Shaheen(D,incumbent) vs.Martin(D) vs.Bolduc(R) vs.O'Brien(f)
NJ: Booker(D,incumbent) vs.Singh(R) vs.Meissner(R)
NM: Udall(D,retiring) vs.Clarkson(R) vs.Oliver(D) vs.Lujan(D) vs.Rich(R)
OK: Inhofe(R,incumbent) vs.Workman(D)
OR: Merkley(D,incumbent) vs.Romero(R)
RI: Reed(D,incumbent) vs. (no opponent yet)
SC: Graham(R,incumbent) vs.Tinubu(D) vs.Harrison(D)
SD: Rounds(R,incumbent) vs.Borglum(R) vs.Ahlers(D)
TN: Alexander(R,incumbent) vs.Sethi(R) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Hagerty(R)
TX: Cornyn(R,incumbent) vs.Hegar(D) vs.Hernandez(D) vs.Bell(D) vs.Ramirez(D) vs.West(D)
VA: Warner(D,incumbent) vs.Taylor(R) vs.Gade(R)
WV: Capito(R,incumbent) vs.Swearengin(D)
WY: Enzi(R,incumbent) vs.Ludwig(D) vs.Lummis(R)
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Gay Issues
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Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
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War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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Retiring in 2020 election:
KS:Roberts(R)
NM:Udall(D)
Senators running for President in 2019-20:
CA:Harris(D)
CO:Bennet(D)
MA:Warren(D)
MN:Klobuchar(D)
NJ:Booker(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D)
VT:Sanders(D)

Contact info:
Fax Number:
202-224-6295
Mailing Address:
Senate Office SR-459A, Washington, DC 20510
Phone number:
(202) 224-2023

Page last updated: Nov 23, 2019