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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban cloning - science should not play God: Opposes topic 1
Embryonic stem cell research no; umbilical stem cells yes: Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce government regulation of private sector employment: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports a DOMA amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports banning military gay marriage: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare relies on poor business model; use private-sector: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is the problem, not the solution: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is pure, unadulterated socialism: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Free market is best approach for affordable health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Health Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Self-investing in private accounts ok: Favors topic 6
Supports private retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Competition is what's good for education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Allow families a voucher to send kids to private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers ok for public, private, & religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers let all families choose like wealthy families: Strongly Favors topic 7
Break education monopoly; competition will improve schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports education vouchers for public or private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abolish the EPA & the Department of Energy: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty for federal crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Prosecute violent minors as adults: Favors topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Disarming citizens makes them less safe: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't choke a fragile economy with a bigger tax burden: Opposes topic 11
Roll back regulations to spur business and job growth: Opposes topic 11
Supports tax cuts to spur economic growth and job growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports flat tax or national sales tax: Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose amnesty; patrol borders; establish official English: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Suports NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
We were weak on 9/11 & we must never allow that again: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Increase limits on donations to political campaigns: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Iraq exit strategy: We win, they lose: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Donít cut-and-run in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2010 alternative energy bill was WV's own cap-and-trade Bill: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Obama administration has caused decline of coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Global warming is a myth: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Hands-off approach to energy production: Opposes topic 18
Develop oil & coal; drill ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
OpEd: Sounded alarm in 2010 on international competitiveness: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget: Opposes topic 20
Make tax cuts permanent, even for earners over $250K: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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Edwin Ray Vanover
Jim Justice
Michael Folk
Ron Stollings
Stephen Noble Smith
Woody Thrasher
WV Senatorial:
Carte Goodwin
Don Blankenship
Evan Jenkins
Joe Manchin III
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)
 

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