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2016 Senate Races

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)
AZ: McCain(R) vs.Kirkpatrick(D) vs.Mealer(I) vs.Ward(R)
CA: Harris(D) vs.Sanchez(D) vs.Chavez(R) vs.Del Beccaro(R) vs.Sundheim(R) vs.Brannon(R)
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)
IN: Bayh(D)
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)
NC: Burr(R) vs.Ross(D) vs.Haugh(L) vs.Brannon(R) vs.Rey(D) vs.Wright(R)
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)
OR: Wyden(D) vs.Callahan(R) vs.Stine(D)
PA: Toomey(R) vs.McGinty(D) vs.
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John Walsh on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Opposes extremism like declaring life begins at conception. (Mar 2014)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (May 2014)
John Walsh on Budget & Economy
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  • Top priority as Senator: lower the federal deficit. (Feb 2014)
John Walsh on Civil Rights
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  • Voted against NAACP staffer's appointment to Dept.of Justice. (Mar 2014)
  • Equal pay for equal work for women. (Feb 2014)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jul 2014)
John Walsh on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
John Walsh on Crime
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  • First state to prohibit warrantless cell phone tracking. (Feb 2014)
  • Rated 100% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
John Walsh on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
John Walsh on Education
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John Walsh on Energy & Oil
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  • Energy boom in Montana instead of foreign oil dependence. (Nov 2013)
John Walsh on Environment
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  • More regulations to develop natural resources responsibly. (Nov 2013)
John Walsh on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
John Walsh on Foreign Policy
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John Walsh on Free Trade
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  • Don't ship American jobs to China. (May 2014)
  • On trade mission: Montana is open for business. (Nov 2013)
John Walsh on Government Reform
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  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Feb 2014)
John Walsh on Gun Control
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  • Rated 58% by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights. (Dec 2011)
John Walsh on Health Care
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  • Yes to Medicare Rx negotiations; no to privatization. (Mar 2014)
John Walsh on Homeland Security
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  • Worked to prohibit warrantless cell phone tracking. (Mar 2014)
  • Cut wasteful spending in our military. (Mar 2014)
  • OpEd: Walsh was fair about National Guard Association dues. (Jan 2014)
  • Commanded Montana Infantry Battalion in combat in Iraq. (Oct 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Feb 2014)
John Walsh on Immigration
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John Walsh on Jobs
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  • Supports increasing the minimum wage. (Mar 2014)
  • My dad was a union man, and my roots are in unions. (Oct 2013)
John Walsh on Principles & Values
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  • OpEd: 2007 Master's thesis plagiarized from online sources. (Jul 2014)
  • AdWatch: "Where's Walsh-o" website: "Walsh is hard to find". (Feb 2014)
  • Appointed to Senate while running in Senate primary. (Feb 2014)
  • AdWatch: "Big Sky buyoff" to appoint Walsh to Senate early. (Dec 2013)
  • Washington incumbents are part of a broken system. (Oct 2013)
John Walsh on Social Security
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  • Consider privatization for new employees entering workforce. (Apr 2014)
  • Fight to protect crucial benefits for Montana's seniors. (Feb 2014)
John Walsh on Tax Reform
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  • Tax cuts for the wealthy only seek to preserve privilege. (Mar 2014)
John Walsh on Technology
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  • Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions. (Dec 2013)
John Walsh on War & Peace
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  • Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection. (Mar 2014)
John Walsh on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Support federal & state services for Indian tribes. (Feb 2014)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes extremism like declaring life begins at conception: Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted against NAACP staffer's appointment to Dept.of Justice: Opposes topic 2
Equal pay for equal work for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Support federal & state services for Indian tribes: Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Yes to Medicare Rx negotiations; no to privatization: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Consider privatization for new employees entering workforce: Favors topic 6
Fight to protect crucial benefits for Montana's seniors: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
More regulations to develop natural resources responsibly: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
First state to prohibit warrantless cell phone tracking: Opposes topic 9
Rated 100% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Rated 58% by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tax cuts for the wealthy only seek to preserve privilege: Strongly Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Don't ship American jobs to China: Strongly Opposes topic 13
On trade mission: Montana is open for business: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Cut wasteful spending in our military: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Commanded Montana Infantry Battalion in combat in Iraq: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Energy boom in Montana instead of foreign oil dependence: 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)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Top priority as Senator: lower the federal deficit: Opposes topic 20

John Walsh is a Moderate Libertarian Liberal.
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