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AL: Strange(R) vs.Jones(D) vs.Moore(R)
AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R) vs.Sinema(D)
CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(D) vs. Sanchez?(D) vs. Garcetti?(D) vs.de_Leon(D)
CT: Murphy(D) ; no opponent yet
DE: Carper(D) vs.Boyce(R) vs. Markell?(D)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. DeSantis(R) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Lopez-Cantera(R)
HI: Hirono(D) vs.McDermott(R)
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R) vs.Messer(R) vs.Rokita(R)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(I) vs.Waters(R) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Diehl(R) vs.Wellman(R) vs.Kingston(R)
MD: Cardin(D) ; no opponent yet
ME: King(I) vs.Brakey(C)
MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R) vs.Young(R) vs.Monetti(R)
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MN-2: Franken(D) vs.Smith(D)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs.Petersen(R)
MS: Wicker(R) vs. McDaniel?(R)
MT: Tester(D) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Rosendale(R)
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NE: Fischer(R) vs.Raybould(D)
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NY: Gillibrand(D) vs. Kennedy?(D)
OH: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R) vs.Gibbons(R)
PA: Casey(D) vs. Saccone(R) vs.Christiana(R)
RI: Whitehouse(D) vs.Nardolillo(R)
TN: Corker(R) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Crim(D)
TX: Cruz(R) vs. Bush?(R)
UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs. Romney?(R)
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VA: Kaine(D) vs. Cuccinelli?(R) vs. Fiorina?(R) vs.Stewart(R)
WA: Cantwell(D) ; no opponent yet
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R) vs. Goodwin?(R) vs.Morrisey(R) vs.Swearengin(D)
WI: Baldwin(D) vs.Vukmir(R)
WY: Barrasso(R) ; no opponent yet


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AK: Murkowski(R) vs.Metcalfe(D) vs.Miller(L) vs.Stevens(L) vs.Lamb(R)
AL: Shelby(R) vs.Crumpton(D) vs.Bowman(R)
AR: Boozman(R) vs.Eldridge(D) vs.Gilbert(L)
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CO: Bennet(D) vs.Glenn(R) vs.Neville(R) vs.Frazier(R) vs.Keyser(R) vs.Littleton(R)
CT: Blumenthal(D) vs.Carter(R) vs.Orchulli(R) vs.Kudlow(R) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Rubio(R) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Grayson(D) vs.Keith(D) vs.DeSantis(R) vs.Cantera(R)
GA: Isakson(R) vs.Barksdale(D) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Barrow(D) vs.Grayson(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Carroll(R) vs.Pirkowski(R) vs.Cavasso(R)
IA: Grassley(R) vs.Judge(D) vs.Fiegen(D) vs.Hogg(D) vs.Krause(D)
ID: Crapo(R) vs.Sturgill(D) vs.Pro-Life(C) vs.LaRocco(D)
IL: Kirk(R)
vs.Duckworth(D) vs.Harris(D) vs.Zopp(D)
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vs.Young(R) vs.Stutzman(R) vs.Hill(D) vs.Holcomb(R) vs.Bosma(R)
KS: Moran(R) vs.Wiesner(D) vs.Orman(I)
KY: Paul(R) vs.Gray(D) vs.Conway(D)
LA: (runoff Dec. 10) Kennedy(D) vs.Campbell(D) vs.Fleming(R) vs.Boustany(R) vs.Maness(R) vs.Cao(R) vs.Clements(L)
MD: Van Hollen(D) vs.Szeliga(R) vs.Flowers(G) vs.Douglas(R) vs.Steele(R)
MO: Blunt(R) vs.Kander(D)
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ND: Hoeven(R) vs.Glassheim(D) vs.Marquette(L)
NH: Ayotte(R)
vs. Hassan(D) vs.Rubens(R)
NV: Cortez-Masto(D) vs.Heck(R) vs.Angle(R)
NY: Schumer(D) vs.Long(R)
OH: Portman(R) vs.Strickland(D) vs.Sittenfeld(D)
OK: Lankford(R) vs.Workman(D) vs.Johnson(D)
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SC: Scott(R) vs.Dixon(D)
SD: Thune(R) vs.Williams(D)
UT: Lee(R) vs.Snow(D) vs.Swinton(D)
VT: Leahy(D) vs.Milne(R)
WA: Murray(D) vs.Vance(R)
WI: Johnson(R) vs.Feingold(D) vs.Anderson(L) vs.Lorge(R)


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Matt Bevin on Abortion
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  • We have a duty to protect unborn human life. (Oct 2013)
Matt Bevin on Budget & Economy
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  • Must rely on cutting spending to improve financial outlook. (Jan 2016)
  • AdWatch: Supporting a debt-limit increase is too liberal. (Mar 2014)
  • No budget deal; let the sequester cuts take place. (Dec 2013)
  • Wall Street and auto bailouts made us pay for their mistakes. (Oct 2013)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment ends Congress' spending addiction. (Oct 2013)
Matt Bevin on Civil Rights
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  • Why not define marriage as a parent marrying their child? (Feb 2014)
  • Marriage is between a man and a woman. (Oct 2013)
Matt Bevin on Corporations
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Matt Bevin on Crime
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  • Overturn voting rights to ex-felons who completed sentences. (Apr 2016)
  • Imperative to address backlog of forensic tests. (Jan 2016)
  • Restore felon voting rights, but only through legislature. (Dec 2015)
Matt Bevin on Drugs
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  • Crack down on drug dealers and others who abuse the system. (Feb 2017)
  • Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Matt Bevin on Education
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  • Move to performance based funding for state universities. (Jan 2016)
  • End education monopoly with school choice and vouchers. (Aug 2015)
  • FactCheck: No, not MIT grad; education is "School of Life". (Apr 2014)
  • Limit federal one-size-fits-all role in education. (Oct 2013)
Matt Bevin on Energy & Oil
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  • Fight against EPA's relentless attacks on the coal industry. (Aug 2015)
  • Support coal production and new nuclear power plants. (Oct 2013)
Matt Bevin on Environment
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  • I don't support cockfighting, but don't criminalize it. (Apr 2014)
Matt Bevin on Families & Children
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  • Czar to overhaul state foster care and adoption programs. (Feb 2017)
Matt Bevin on Foreign Policy
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  • No unilateral action in Eastern Europe. (Mar 2014)
  • Fight foreign treaties that weaken our sovereignty. (Oct 2013)
Matt Bevin on Free Trade
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Matt Bevin on Government Reform
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  • Permanent ban on earmarks, with no loopholes. (Oct 2013)
  • Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate. (Nov 2014)
Matt Bevin on Gun Control
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  • Second Amendment is the lynchpin of the Bill of Rights. (Oct 2013)
Matt Bevin on Health Care
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  • Disband KYNECT immediately; transition to federal system. (Aug 2015)
  • Defund ObamaCare immediately, then repeal ObamaCare. (Oct 2013)
Matt Bevin on Homeland Security
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  • We must keep the strongest military in the world. (Oct 2013)
  • Protect national security without violating civil liberties. (Oct 2013)
Matt Bevin on Immigration
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  • Oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Eliminate the magnets that attract illegal immigrants. (Oct 2013)
Matt Bevin on Jobs
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  • Minimum wage stifles job creation; reduce to $7.25. (Dec 2015)
  • Replace prevailing wage requirements with Right-to-Work. (Aug 2015)
Matt Bevin on Principles & Values
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  • Led public Pledge of Allegiance, & speeches about patriotism. (Aug 2015)
  • Don't celebrate partisanship; call for unity instead. (Aug 2015)
Matt Bevin on Social Security
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  • Increase taxes to fund Kentucky Retirement Systems. (Feb 2017)
  • Replace public pension system with 401(k) for new employees. (Aug 2015)
Matt Bevin on Tax Reform
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  • Reduce tax revenue: not simple revenue neutrality. (Aug 2015)
  • Higher taxes mean fewer private sector jobs. (Oct 2013)
Matt Bevin on Technology
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Matt Bevin on War & Peace
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  • No war unless Constitutional and in our national interest. (Oct 2013)
Matt Bevin on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Random drug testing for welfare recipients. (Jul 2015)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
We have a duty to protect unborn human life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Why not define marriage as a parent marrying their child?: Opposes topic 3
Marriage is between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Disband KYNECT immediately; transition to federal system: Opposes topic 5
Defund ObamaCare immediately, then repeal ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Increase taxes to fund Kentucky Retirement Systems: Favors topic 6
Replace public pension system with 401(k) for new employees: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End education monopoly with school choice and vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Limit federal one-size-fits-all role in education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
I don't support cockfighting, but don't criminalize it: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Imperative to address backlog of forensic tests: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment is the lynchpin of the Bill of Rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce tax revenue: not simple revenue neutrality: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Higher taxes mean fewer private sector jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the magnets that attract illegal immigrants: 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)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees: Strongly Favors topic 14
Led public Pledge of Allegiance, & speeches about patriotism: Strongly Favors topic 14
No unilateral action in Eastern Europe: Opposes topic 14
Fight foreign treaties that weaken our sovereignty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
We must keep the strongest military in the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Overturn voting rights to ex-felons who completed sentences: Opposes topic 16
Restore felon voting rights, but only through legislature: Opposes topic 16
Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
No war unless Constitutional and in our national interest: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fight against EPA's relentless attacks on the coal industry: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Support coal production and new nuclear power plants: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Crack down on drug dealers and others who abuse the system: Favors topic 19
Random drug testing for welfare recipients: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Minimum wage stifles job creation; reduce to $7.25: Strongly Opposes topic 20
AdWatch: Supporting a debt-limit increase is too liberal: Strongly Opposes topic 20
No budget deal; let the sequester cuts take place: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Wall Street and auto bailouts made us pay for their mistakes: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Balanced Budget Amendment ends Congress' spending addiction: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Permanent ban on earmarks, with no loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Matt Bevin is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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