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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No exceptions for rape or incest; de-fund Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban taxpayer funding of abortion & partial birth abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Mother lost an infant child, Ted's would-be brother: Opposes topic 1
Companies can deny insuring birth control: Opposes topic 1
Protect innocent human life with partial-birth ban: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
Voted YES to protect infant survivors of abortion: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Allow Muslims in leadership roles in state Republican Party: Favors topic 2
Don't empower more lawsuits by demanding equal pay: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Adopt economic affirmative action instead of race-based: Favors topic 2
Insidious affirmative action: we can't make it on merit?: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Supports ending racial preferences for college admissions: Opposes topic 2
UN Treaty on Disabilities threatens US sovereignty: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Stand-your-ground laws are not veiled racism: Opposes topic 2
Disallow Ku Klux Klan from participating in Adopt-A-Highway: Favors topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Amendment to define marriage as between man & a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Religious liberty: Don't lock up Christians like Kim Davis: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Apply 10th Amendment: states decide on gay marriage: Opposes topic 3
Pray against a court decision legalizing same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Zealotry on same-sex marriage leaves out religious liberty: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Most states can ignore Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes the unrelenting assault on traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Overturn Supreme Court with anti-gay marriage Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes gay pride parades and opposes gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
One-man-one-woman marriage is building block of society: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining traditional marriage: Opposes topic 3
Supports banning military gay marriage: Opposes topic 3
Sponsored state definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Worship however you like; that's the beauty of freedom: Favors topic 4
The left reads Establishment Clause as hostile to religion: Favors topic 4
First Amendment's purpose is not hostility toward religion: Strongly Favors topic 4
Defend Judeo-Christian values against liberal fascism: Strongly Favors topic 4
Stop IRS from asking: 'tell me the content of your prayers': Strongly Favors topic 4
Government checks create dependency: Favors topic 4
Defend Ten Commandments and "under God" in the Pledge: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare caused millions to lose their jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
I trust you & your doctors to control your health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Reform FDA to approve foreign drugs faster: Favors topic 5
Don't exempt Congress from ObamaCare, or any law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
I regret voting for John Roberts because of ObamaCare vote: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Enumerated powers of Congress don't include ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Personal, portable, & affordable, after repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Washington wants ObamaCare, the people want liberty: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Support nuns' battle for religious liberty against ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
To repeal ObamaCare, show Dems they'd lose by supporting it: Opposes topic 5
5 million had health insurance canceled because of ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Vow to repeal ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Save Medicare by raising eligibility age: Favors topic 5
Throw my body in front of a train to stop ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defeat ObamaCare; rein in the federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports market-based health insurance: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No changes for seniors; personal accounts for young: Strongly Favors topic 6
Implement commonsense reforms for younger workers: Favors topic 6
Raise retirement age; cap increases to inflation rate: Favors topic 6
Transition younger workers into personal savings system: Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
In just world, teacher's unions would support school choice: Favors topic 7
Private school vouchers is civil rights issue of our time: Strongly Favors topic 7
Race-to-the-Top is blackmail against the states: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Abolish the U.S. Department of Education: Favors topic 7
The rich already have school choice; give it to the poor: Strongly Favors topic 7
Right to education: public, private, charter, or homeschool: Strongly Favors topic 7
School choice is a deep passion of mine: Strongly Favors topic 7
Facilitate school choice for poor Americans: Favors topic 7
Education decisions best made at local level: Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
Block funding for Common Core; it's too heavy-handed: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
EPA ran amok under Obama: Strongly Favors topic 8
Take on EPA and agencies that strangle small businesses: Strongly Favors topic 8
Federal government shouldn't own $14 trillion worth of land: Strongly Favors topic 8
OpEd: Tweeted joke picture of endangered tiger skin rug: Strongly Favors topic 8
OpEd: Tweeted joke picture of endangered tiger skin rug: Strongly Favors topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
In death penalty cases, describe brutal nature of crime: Favors topic 9
End last-minute death penalty appeals: one week deadline: Strongly Favors topic 9
Capital punishment for the very worst child rapists: Strongly Favors topic 9
Won release for convicted murderer on DNA-based appeal: Opposes topic 9
There's a special circle of Hell for rapists & pedophiles: Strongly Favors topic 9
Military sex abuse victims can't trust commander as arbiter: Favors topic 9
We need serious tools to protect against cybercrime: Strongly Favors topic 9
Freeing killer when prosecutors erred sets a bad precedent: Strongly Favors topic 9
World Court should have no say in Texas executions: Strongly Favors topic 9
Fully monitor sexual predators & bring them to justice: Favors topic 9
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated 55% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No rioters came to Houston because of Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Led fight not to ban assault weapons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Purpose of Second Amendment is protection against tyranny: Strongly Favors topic 10
Obama is coming for our guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
2nd Amendment is ultimate check against government tyranny: Strongly Favors topic 10
Served as lawyer for the National Rifle Association: Favors topic 10
Prosecute felons who try to illegally purchase guns: Opposes topic 10
Target violent criminals with serious mental illnesses: Favors topic 10
Opposes unreasonable and burdensome gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax returns on a postcard: Strongly Opposes topic 11
There are more words in the tax code than in the Bible: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Business flat tax of 16%; big business same as small: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate payroll tax, death tax, business tax, and IRS: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Abolish the IRS: Strongly Favors topic 11
Permanent Washington elite protects the tax code: Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Use all tools available to stop asylum for migrant caravan: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Enforce the law but also keep families together: Favors topic 12
No path to citizenship to DREAMers or anyone else: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Children deported with parents can come back, if citizens: Opposes topic 12
I led the fight to defeat the Reid-Schumer amnesty bill: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Build a wall instead of massive amnesty plan: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Enforce the law against millions of illegals currently here: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Illegals are an economic calamity for low-wage Americans: Strongly Opposes topic 12
End Obama's illegal amnesty via Congress' checks & balances: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Defund amnesty; and refuse any nominees until rescinded: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Democrats want amnesty to get a lot more Democratic voters: Opposes topic 12
No path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Give police more power to ask about immigration status: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Boots on the ground, plus a wall: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Triple the size of the Border Patrol: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strengthen border security and increase enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 12
ICE performs vital functions that protect American families: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated Support national emergency at the Southern border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Chinese telecom companies are espionage operations: Opposes topic 13
Supports tariffs; opposes bailouts to those hurt by them: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Import taxes are paid by consumers, not by China: Favors topic 13
Defended Chinese company on intellectual property theft: Strongly Favors topic 13
Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank: Opposes topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Ban imports from Xinjiang made by Uyghur forced labor: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Countries aspire to be like America, the exceptional nation: Strongly Favors topic 14
Bar refugees from terrorist-ridden regions: Strongly Favors topic 14
Break diplomatic relations with Cuba: Strongly Favors topic 14
Don't let world courts bind American sovereignty: Strongly Favors topic 14
American Exceptionalism: we liberate; others subjugate: Strongly Favors topic 14
Cuba is oppressive but never misses chance to propagandize: Favors topic 14
America is indispensable; our allies need our leadership: Strongly Favors topic 14
US has a responsibility to defend our values abroad: Favors topic 14
America should be voice of freedom, but not interventionist: Favors topic 14
Deny visa for Iranian ambassador to visit the United Nations: Strongly Favors topic 14
Appeasement historically leads to more violence: Strongly Favors topic 14
Suspend Russia from G8 & withdraw from arms control treaties: Strongly Favors topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap: Favors topic 14
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Provide our veterans the care they have been promised: Favors topic 15
Increase armed forces to 1.4 million troops: Strongly Favors topic 15
Vital role for deploying military force abroad: Strongly Favors topic 15
Fierce advocate of recruiting and growing the military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Rated Funding wars separately is gimmick against sequestration: Opposes topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Bring Supreme Court case against mail-in ballots: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Political gerrymandering is legitimate, unless racial: Strongly Opposes topic 16
If you like special interests, I ain't your guy: Favors topic 16
Limits on individual campaign donations make things worse: Strongly Favors topic 16
Campaign finance laws function as incumbent protection: Strongly Favors topic 16
Citizens United is free speech; opposing it is censorship: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Require voters to show ID to avoid voter fraud: Opposes topic 16
Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits: No opin. on topic 16
Lost lawsuit in Supreme Court on overturning election: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Turkey's incursion into Syria is totally unacceptable: Strongly Opposes topic 17
The "Deep State" keeps Iran nuclear deal on life support: Opposes topic 17
Nuke treaty didn't sufficiently rein in Iran's nuke program: Opposes topic 17
SWIFT: commit to maintain ongoing sanctions against Iran: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Provide support to Ukrainian fighters against Russia: Favors topic 17
U.S.-Israel alliance is a strategic bedrock: Opposes topic 17
Overwhelming air power against ISIS, & arm the Kurds: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Greatest threat facing America is nuclear Iran: Opposes topic 17
Toughen sanctions on Iran, to safeguard America: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Arm the Kurds to fight ISIS, with US air support: Opposes topic 17
Bomb ISIS back to the Stone Age: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Arm & aid the Peshmerga Kurds against ISIS: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Don't arm Syrian rebels without a clear plan to combat ISIS: Favors topic 17
Vigorous sanctions against Putin; help eastern Ukraine: Opposes topic 17
Install Eastern European ABMs; stand up to Russia in Ukraine: Opposes topic 17
Abrogate treaties with Russia over Ukraine invasion: Opposes topic 17
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan went on too long: Favors topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
No nuclear deal with Iran without Congressional input: Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Paris Accord destroys $3 trillion in American GDP by 2040: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Fight against Gulf moratorium on offshore exploration: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposed to marijuana legalization, but let states choose: Opposes topic 19
Let's see what happens in Colorado with legalization: Opposes topic 19
Lower minimums and mandatory sentencing for drugs: Opposes topic 19
2014: federal enforcement; 2015: let states experiment: Opposes topic 19
I disagree with states legalizing pot, but it's their right: Opposes topic 19
Let states be laboratories of democracy on marijuana: Opposes topic 19
I foolishly smoked pot when young, but never since: Favors topic 19
Rated C by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform: Neutral on topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Choose individual liberty over more & more spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Government is corrupt; so don't give them more power: Strongly Opposes topic 20
I would not bail out Bank of America: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Pass a flat tax and abolish the IRS, and jobs will follow: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Balanced budget amendment to stop bankrupting our country: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Debt ceiling limits "blank check" of federal spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Rated Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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AL: Incumbent Richard Shelby(R) vs.U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks(R) vs.Ambassador Lynda Blanchard(R) vs.Katie Britt(R) vs.Judge Jessica Taylor(R) vs.Brandaun Dean(D) vs.State Rep. John Merrill(R)
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AZ: Incumbent Mark Kelly(D)
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CA: Incumbent Alex Padilla(D)
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CO: Incumbent Michael Bennet(D)
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HI: Incumbent Brian Schatz(D)
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IA: Incumbent Chuck Grassley(R)
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vs.Michael Franken(D)
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ID: Incumbent Mike Crapo(R)
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IL: Incumbent Tammy Duckworth(D)
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IN: Incumbent Todd Young(R)
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KS: Incumbent Jerry Moran(R)
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KY: Incumbent Rand Paul(R)
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MO: Incumbent Roy Blunt(R)
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ND: Incumbent John Hoeven(R)
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NH: Incumbent Maggie Hassan(D)
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NV: Incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto(D)
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NY: Incumbent Chuck Schumer(D)
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Bernie Moreno(R) vs.Tim Ryan(D)
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PA: Incumbent Pat Toomey(R,retiring)
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vs.Val Arkoosh(D) vs.Carla Sands(R)
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vs.Kathy Barnette(R) vs.Sharif Street(D)
vs.Conor Lamb(D) vs.Sean Parnell(R)
vs.Craig Snyder(R) vs.Mehmet Oz(R)
SC: Incumbent Tim Scott(R)
vs.State Rep. Krystle Matthews(D)
SD: Incumbent John Thune(R)
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UT: Incumbent Mike Lee(R) vs.Allen Glines(D)
vs.Austin Searle(D) vs.Evan McMullin(I)
VT: Incumbent Patrick Leahy(D)
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WA: Incumbent Patty Murray(D)
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