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CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(D) vs. Sanchez?(D) vs. Garcetti?(D) vs.de_Leon(D)
CT: Murphy(D) vs.Adams(D) vs.Corey(R)
DE: Carper(D) vs.Arlett(R) vs.Boyce(R) vs.Truono(R) vs.Janowski(I)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Lopez-Cantera(R) vs.Scott(R) vs.Janowski(I) vs.Invictus(R)
HI: Hirono(D) vs.McDermott(R) vs.Pirkowski(D) vs.Curtis(R)
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R) vs.Messer(R) vs.Rokita(R) vs.Braun(R) vs.Straw(P)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(I) vs.Waters(R) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Diehl(R) vs.Wellman(R) vs.Kingston(R)
MD: Cardin(D) vs.Vohra(L) vs.Manning(D) vs.Faddis(R) vs.Campbell(R)
ME: King(I) vs.Brakey(R) vs.Lyons(L) vs.Ringelstein(D)
MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R) vs.Young(R) vs.Squier(G) vs.James(R)
MN-2: Franken(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Housley(R)
MN-6: Klobuchar(D) vs.Newberger(R) vs.Overby(G)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs.Petersen(R) vs.Monetti(R) vs.Hawley(R) vs.Earl(D)
MS-2: Hyde-Smith(R) vs.Espy(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.McDaniel(R)
MS-6: Wicker(R) vs.Bohren(D) vs.Baria(D)
MT: Tester(D) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Rosendale(R)
ND: Heitkamp(D) vs.Peyer(D) vs.Campbell(R) vs.Cramer(R)
NE: Fischer(R) vs.Raybould(D)
NJ: Menendez(D) vs.Pezzullo(R) vs.Hugin(R) vs.Sabrin(L)
NM: Heinrich(D) vs.Rich(R) vs. Sanchez?(R) vs.Johnson(L)
NV: Heller(R) vs.Tarkanian(R) vs.Rosen(D)
NY: Gillibrand(D) vs.Webber(R) vs.Farley(R) vs.Noren(D)
OH: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R) vs.Renacci(R) vs.Gibbons(R)
PA: Casey(D) vs.Barletta(R) vs.Christiana(R) vs.Saccone(R)
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TX: Cruz(R) vs.O`Rourke(D)
UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs. Romney(R) vs.Wilson(D) vs.Bowden(L)
VA: Kaine(D) vs.Freitas(R) vs.Stewart(R)
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WA: Cantwell(D) vs.Ferguson(D) vs.Hutchison(R) vs.Luke(L) vs.Strider(L)
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Price(R-GA-6)
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Steve Watkins on Abortion
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  • Signed the National Right To Life Pledge. (Oct 2018)
  • Protect life from conception, except for rape & incest. (Sep 2018)
  • CC:De-fund Planned Parenthood. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Parental notification for abortions by minors. (Jul 2018)
  • Pro-choice, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Steve Watkins on Budget & Economy
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  • Pass a balanced budget; preserve capitalism & free market. (Sep 2018)
Steve Watkins on Civil Rights
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  • Sexual misconduct allegations are "destruction politics". (Sep 2018)
Steve Watkins on Corporations
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  • Encourage corporations to keep jobs within our nation. (Sep 2018)
Steve Watkins on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty. (Sep 2018)
Steve Watkins on Drugs
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Steve Watkins on Education
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  • No tuition-free public college. (Sep 2018)
  • CC:Vouchers for private schools. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:States decide standards, not federal government. (Aug 2018)
Steve Watkins on Energy & Oil
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  • Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility. (Sep 2018)
Steve Watkins on Environment
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Steve Watkins on Families & Children
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  • Marriage is one-man-one-woman; let businesses act on that. (Sep 2018)
Steve Watkins on Foreign Policy
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  • Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations. (Sep 2018)
  • CC:Keep alliance with Israel. (Jul 2018)
Steve Watkins on Free Trade
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Steve Watkins on Government Reform
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Steve Watkins on Gun Control
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Steve Watkins on Health Care
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Steve Watkins on Homeland Security
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  • Peace maintained via a strong military. (Sep 2018)
  • PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Steve Watkins on Immigration
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  • Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities. (Sep 2018)
Steve Watkins on Jobs
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  • Livable income is not a government responsibility. (Sep 2018)
Steve Watkins on Principles & Values
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  • Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values. (Sep 2018)
Steve Watkins on Social Security
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  • Develop changes that are sustainable for future. (Sep 2018)
Steve Watkins on Tax Reform
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  • Make Trump tax cuts permanent. (Sep 2018)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
Steve Watkins on Technology
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  • CC:Secure the grid against terrorism. (Jul 2018)
Steve Watkins on War & Peace
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  • Supports US military action in Syria. (Oct 2018)
  • Help defend Israel; eradicate radical Islamic terror. (Sep 2018)
Steve Watkins on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Signed the National Right To Life Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protect life from conception, except for rape & incest: Strongly Opposes topic 1
CC:De-fund Planned Parenthood: Opposes topic 1
CC:Parental notification for abortions by minors: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sexual misconduct allegations are "destruction politics": Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is one-man-one-woman; let businesses act on that: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Our limited government established by Judeo-Christian values: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Health insurance via true free-market approach: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Develop changes that are sustainable for future: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
CC:Vouchers for private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
PVS:States decide standards, not federal government: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Firm believer in the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
More restrictive gun control doesn't protect public safety: Strongly Favors topic 10
Unrestricted right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make Trump tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Build the border wall, not sanctuary cities: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Protect our sovereignty from the United Nations: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Peace maintained via a strong military: Strongly Favors topic 15
CC:Secure the grid against terrorism: Favors topic 15
PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports US military action in Syria: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Help defend Israel; eradicate radical Islamic terror: Strongly Opposes topic 17
CC:Keep alliance with Israel: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Regulating climate change is not a government responsibility: Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pass a balanced budget; preserve capitalism & free market: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Steve Watkins is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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