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Joe Manchin III on SenateMatch

 

 



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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
Prohibit abortions after 20 weeks; prohibit public funding: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life; pro-NRA; anti-EPA: Opposes topic 1
CC:Oppose strict Constitutionalist judges: Favors topic 1
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors: Favors topic 1
Protect infant survivors of abortion: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes gay marriage personally, but accepts as settled law: Favors topic 3
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: 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 Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Unacceptable to go back to pre-ObamaCare days: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare makes healthcare more affordable for everyone: Strongly Favors topic 5
Reform & repair ObamaCare, not repeal: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand Health Lifestyles & Preventive Care programs: Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand Social Security without privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
$14M for senior services, most money ever: Opposes topic 6
Repeal the Unemployment Insurance offset for working seniors: Opposes topic 6
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers pull resources from schools that need them most: Strongly Opposes topic 7
More accountability & more audits in the education system: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Keep public education infrastructure strong: Strongly Opposes topic 7
$540 million in ongoing school construction: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increased teacher pay: Opposes topic 7
Participate in federal program Race to the Top: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
EPA regulatory practices unfairly hurt Appalachian coal: Favors topic 8
States depend on federal government for key infrastructure: Opposes topic 8
Allow importing ivory from controlled sources: Favors topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
More sexual predator laws; more State police pay: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Background checks ok; not no ban on semi-automatic weapons: Favors topic 10
Vetoed restrictions on automatic weapon sales: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Wealthy corporations got greatest benefit from Trump tax cut: Strongly Favors topic 11
Created a low-income family tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce food tax, property tax, and poverty-level income tax: Favors topic 11
CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts: Favors topic 11
CC:Elimination the Death Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Give DREAMers a path to citizenship: Favors topic 12
Supports border infrastructure, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Terminate national emergency at the Southern border: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports tariffs on China; trade hasn't been good for WV: Strongly Opposes topic 13
WV had $4.8B exports to 136 countries last year: Favors topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Higher National Guard pay & tuition waivers: Favors topic 15
Tuition assistance and service bonuses for Desert Storm vets: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races: Strongly Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill for election holiday & easier voting access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Withdraw from Iranian nuclear treaty: Opposes topic 17
Covenant to support our troops in Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
CC:Keep alliance with Israel: Opposes topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No one is going to stop using fossil fuels for a long time: Opposes topic 18
I fought for coal in past & will fight for coal in future: Strongly Opposes topic 18
2010 ad: Shot a hole in the cap and trade bill: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Named coal West Virginia's official state rock: Opposes topic 18
No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Stand up for our coal miners and their families: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill: Strongly Favors topic 18
Promote polygen--clean diesel from coal plants: Opposes topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Eradicate marijuana plants statewide: Strongly Favors topic 19
$1M more for crackdown on drugs: Favors topic 19
Declare war on meth & dangerous make-shift labs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Criminalize imports of opioid precursors: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports infrastructure investment: Strongly Favors topic 20
Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget: Opposes topic 20
Don't mess with or increase taxes during a time of turmoil: Opposes topic 20
CAREFULLY plan stimulus: in planning mode; not panic mode: Favors topic 20
Cut corporate income tax & business franchise tax: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated 71% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record: Neutral on topic 20
CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Favors topic 20

Joe Manchin III is a Centrist
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WV Senatorial:
Carte Goodwin
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John Raese
Patrick Morrisey
Paula Jean Swearengin
Richard Ojeda
Shelley Moore Capito

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)
AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Sessions(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Mooney(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Byrne(R) vs.Merrill(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Mahony(D) vs.Whitfield(I) vs.Harrington(L)
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)
GA-2: Isakson(R,resigned) Loeffler(R,appointed) vs.Lieberman(D) vs.Collins(R) vs.Carter(D)
GA-6: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Tomlinson(D) vs.Ossoff(D) vs.Terry(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D) vs.Greenfield(D)
ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Harris(D) vs.Jordan(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Curran(R) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
KS: Roberts(R,retiring) vs.LaTurner(R) vs.Wagle(R) vs.Kobach(R) vs.Bollier(D) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Grissom(D) vs.Marshall(R)
KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.McGrath(D) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D) vs.Tobin(D)
LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs.Pierce(D)

MA: Markey(D,incumbent) vs.Liss-Riordan(D) vs.Ayyadurai(R) vs.Kennedy(D)
ME: Collins(R,incumbent) vs.Sweet(D) vs.Gideon(D) vs.Rice(D)
MI: Peters(D,incumbent) vs.James(R)
MN: Smith(D,incumbent) vs.Carlson(D) vs.Lewis(R) vs.Overby(g)
MS: Hyde-Smith(R,incumbent) vs.Espy(D) vs.Bohren(D)
MT: Daines(R,incumbent) vs.Collins(D) vs.Bullock(D)
NC: Tillis(R,incumbent) vs.E.Smith(D) vs.S.Smith(R) vs.Cunningham(D) vs.Tucker(R) vs.Mansfield(D)
NE: Sasse(R,incumbent) vs.Janicek(R)
NH: Shaheen(D,incumbent) vs.Martin(D) vs.Bolduc(R) vs.O'Brien(f)
NJ: Booker(D,incumbent) vs.Singh(R) vs.Meissner(R)
NM: Udall(D,retiring) vs.Clarkson(R) vs.Oliver(D) vs.Lujan(D) vs.Rich(R)
OK: Inhofe(R,incumbent) vs.Workman(D)
OR: Merkley(D,incumbent) vs.Romero(R)
RI: Reed(D,incumbent) vs.Waters(R)
SC: Graham(R,incumbent) vs.Tinubu(D) vs.Harrison(D)
SD: Rounds(R,incumbent) vs.Borglum(R) vs.Ahlers(D)
TN: Alexander(R,incumbent) vs.Sethi(R) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Hagerty(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,incumbent) vs.Ludwig(D) vs.Lummis(R)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Campaign Finance
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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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)

Contact info:
Email
Fax number:
888-438-2731
Mailing Address:
Senate Office SH-311, Washington, DC 20510

Page last updated: Apr 03, 2020