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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest: Favors topic 1
Endorsed by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice stance: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly 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
Rated Born-Alive Survivors bill tries to illegalize abortion: Favors topic 1
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception: 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
NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA: Strongly 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
Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Pro-transgender bathrooms, according to CC survey: Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Protect religious non-profits against terrorism: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate: Opposes topic 5
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Favors 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
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
One of the most successful programs in our history: Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 98% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Push for Great Lakes restoration efforts & oil cleanups: Opposes topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Prohibit invasive research on great apes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions: Favors topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Opposes topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Co-wrote bill for data-driven cooperation to fight crime: Favors topic 9
Leads fight for commission on criminal justice system: Opposes topic 9
Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs: Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated 100% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Support law enforcement, according to CC survey: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Common sense safety measures, including background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Co-sponsored background check for every firearm sale: Strongly 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)
Middle class bears burden of unfair tax code: Opposes topic 11
Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
Sponsored enforcing against corporate offshore tax haven banking: Favors topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: 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
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Protect LGBT families from illegal immigrant deportation: Favors topic 12
Terminate national emergency at the Southern border: Favors topic 12
Anti-border security, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposes free trade deals as hindering Michigan's economy: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency: Opposes topic 13
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency: Opposes topic 13
Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 38% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions: Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
Be actively engaged in the Middle East: Opposes 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
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Less-than-honorable discharged veterans can regain benefits: Favors topic 15
Served in US Navy Reserves; signed back up after 9/11: Favors topic 15
Endorsed by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending: Opposes topic 15
$515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars: Favors 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)
In Michigan Senate, returned operating budget to state: Favors topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish 15 days of early voting in all states: Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill for election holiday & easier voting access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Undecided on military intervention in Syria: Neutral on topic 17
Bring all combat troops home within the year: Strongly Favors topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Intervene in Iraq to protect persecuted Christians: Opposes topic 17
Work with Iraqi government to fight ISIL: Opposes topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Pro-Israel, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Proudly voted to invest in renewable energy sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cap and trade is an option we need to look at: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Implement voter legalization of medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Keep ObamaCare's prevention, treatment, & recovery services: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Extend jobless benefit for long-term unemployed: Favors topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Gary Peters is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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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) vs.Blatchford(D)
AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Sessions(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Merrill(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Harrington(L) vs.Whitfield(I) 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.Scarane(D) vs.Witzke(R) vs.DeMartino(R)
GA-2: Isakson(R,resigned) Loeffler(R,appointed) vs.Warnock(D) vs.Collins(R) vs.Tarver(D) vs.Carter(D) vs.Lieberman(D) vs.Grayson(R) vs.Stovall(I) vs.Buckley(L)
GA-6: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Ossoff(D) vs.Hazel(L) vs.Tomlinson(D) vs.Terry(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Greenfield(D) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D) vs.Franken(D)
ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Jordan(D) vs.Harris(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Curran(R) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
KS: Roberts(R,retiring) vs.Marshall(R) vs.Bollier(D) vs.LaTurner(R) vs.Wagle(R) vs.Kobach(R) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Grissom(D)
KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.McGrath(D) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D) vs.Tobin(D) vs.Booker(D)
LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs.Perkins(D) vs.Pierce(D)

MA: Markey(D,incumbent) vs.O`Connor(R) vs.Ayyadurai(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Liss-Riordan(D)
ME: Collins(R,incumbent) vs.Gideon(D) vs.Sweet(D) vs.Rice(D)
MI: Peters(D,incumbent) vs.James(R) vs.Squier(G)
MN: Smith(D,incumbent) vs.Lewis(R) vs.Overby(G) vs.Carlson(D)
MS: Hyde-Smith(R,incumbent) vs.Espy(D) vs.Bohren(D)
MT: Daines(R,incumbent) vs.Bullock(D) vs.Collins(D) vs.Driscoll(R) vs.Mues(D) vs.Geise(L)
NC: Tillis(R,incumbent) vs.Cunningham(D) vs.E.Smith(D) vs.S.Smith(R) vs.Tucker(R) vs.Mansfield(D)
NE: Sasse(R,incumbent) vs.Janicek(R)
NH: Shaheen(D,incumbent) vs.Messner(R) vs.Martin(D) vs.Bolduc(R) vs.O'Brien(R)
NJ: Booker(D,incumbent) vs.Mehta(R) vs.Singh(R) vs.Meissner(R)
NM: Udall(D,retiring) vs.Lujan(D) vs.Ronchetti(R) vs.Walsh(L) vs.Clarkson(R) vs.Oliver(D) vs.Rich(R)
OK: Inhofe(R,incumbent) vs.Broyles(D) vs.Workman(D)
OR: Merkley(D,incumbent) vs.Perkins(R) vs.Romero(R)
RI: Reed(D,incumbent) vs.Waters(R)
SC: Graham(R,incumbent) vs.Harrison(D) vs.Tinubu(D)
SD: Rounds(R,incumbent) vs.Ahlers(D) vs.Borglum(R)
TN: Alexander(R,retiring) vs.Hagerty(R) vs.Bradshaw(D) vs.Sethi(R) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Crim(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) vs.Ojeda(D)
WY: Enzi(R,retiring) vs.Lummis(R) vs.Ben-David(D) vs.Ludwig(D)
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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)

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