TWO CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Kirsten Gillibrand; Kamala Harris.
Some candidates, such as Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and author Marianne Williamson, say they want to get rid of the 2017 cut entirely.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand supports a 0.1% tax on the sale of stocks, bonds and derivatives. Author Marianne Williamson wants to eliminate preferential tax treatment of exchange traded funds.
NINE CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Cory Booker; Pete Buttigieg; Julian Castro; John Delaney; Tulsi Gabbard; Kamala Harris; Bernard Sanders; Elizabeth Warren; Andrew Yang.
18 CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Michael Bennet; Cory Booker; Peter Buttigieg; Julian Castro; Bill de Blasio; Tulsi Gabbard; Kirsten Gillibrand; Kamala Harris; John Hickenlooper; Jay Inslee; Amy Klobuchar; Seth Moulton; Beto O`Rourke; Tim Ryan; Bernard Sanders; Eric Swalwell; Elizabeth Warren; Andrew Yang.
Candidates supporting legalization argue that criminal penalties for marijuana possession have created far more harm than would come from treating it more like alcohol or tobacco.
Many candidates--including Sens. Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris--would go even further, calling for past criminal convictions for marijuana possession to be expunged.
Both former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee opposed their states successful 2012 referendums allowing recreational marijuana sales, but have since become champions of legalization.
The rise of fracking has enabled energy companies to produce vast amounts of oil and gas from shale rock formations, but the process remains controversial because of the use of chemicals to crack the rock.
TWO CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Tulsi Gabbard; Bernard Sanders.
Many environmentalists have for decades called for shutting down nuclear power plants because of the problems presented by the radioactive waste. They also fear accidents like the one at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011, when a tsunami caused an outage that led three reactor meltdowns and spread radioactivity through the air and water.
15 CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Joe Biden; Cory Booker; Pete Buttigieg; Julian Castro; Bill de Blasio; Kirsten Gillibrand; Kamala Harris; John Hickenlooper; Jay Inslee; Amy Klobuchar; Beto O`Rourke; Tim Ryan; Bernard Sanders; Eric Swalwell; Elizabeth Warren.
The majority of Democratic candidates want changes made to the agreement before it comes up for a vote in Congress, focusing on making changes to labor standards, environmental provisions, access to medicines and enforcement of the deal. Seventeen candidates, asked by Citizens Trade Campaign, a national coalition pushing for changes to USMCA, agreed that Congress should not approve the deal until changes have been made.
Mayor de Blasio has been among the most vocal candidates in expressing his opposition. "It's got a different name, but it's still NAFTA," he told CNN in July. "It's even worse in some ways. It gives even more power to corporations this time."
TWO CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Peter Buttigieg; Andrew Yang.
Several 2020 Democrats have endorsed a federal licensing program for gun owners and purchasers.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg calls for establishing "a nationwide gun licensing system." Marianne Williamson calls for gun licenses to "involve more complete coursework, training, and requirements--including age restrictions and periodic renewal."
EIGHT CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Peter Buttigieg; John Delaney; Seth Moulton; Beto O`Rourke; Bernard Sanders; Joseph Sestak; Thomas Steyer; Elizabeth Warren.
Sen. Warren has proposed a 2% annual tax on household net worth between $50 million and $1 billion, and a 3% tax on net worth above $1 billion. Rep. Delaney supports imposing a 30% tax on individuals earning more than $1 million. Sen. Sanders proposes to hike estate taxes, up to 77% for estates valued above $1 billion; and creating a 1% tax on household net worth over $21 million. Rep. Moulton wants to lower the estate tax exemption to $3 million for individuals and $7 million, from $11.4 million and $22.8 million. Steyer has proposed a 1% tax on the wealthiest 0.1% of Americans. Rep. Sestak advocates raising the estate tax rate to 45% and lowering the exemption to $3.5 million for the 400 wealthiest families in the country.
SEVEN CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Michael Bennet; Joseph Biden, Jr.; Peter Buttigieg; Julian Castro; Seth Moulton; Bernard Sanders; Andrew Yang.
A majority of candidates with expressed views on infrastructure funding are long on ideas for how to spend billions--sometimes trillions--of dollars, but short on where that money would come from. Silent, in fact.
Marianne Williamson's proposal includes accelerating electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure, rebuilding rail lines, updating clean water systems and "massively investing" in public transit.
Michael Bennet has said he will "work to" fix crumbling infrastructure, expand transit and airports, and build out rural broadband.
FOUR CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Bill de Blasio; Tulsi Gabbard; Bernard Sanders; Elizabeth Warren.
Sen. Warren laid down a marker by calling for Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple to be broken apart, saying the companies should be designated as "platform utilities" and prohibited from both owning a platform and competing on it. Williamson told the Times she has "no problem with the idea of breaking some of these companies up."
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