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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Require 24-hour information period before abortion: Opposes topic 1
Protect infant survivors of abortion: Opposes topic 1
Enforce life beginning at conception, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Anti-Planned Parenthood, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly support Born Alive Survivors, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strict Constitutionalist, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 1
Anti-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 1
Pro-parental notification, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reparations for black victims of a N.C. eugenics program: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports eparations as a bipartisan process: Favors topic 2
OpEd: Supported tax cuts over help for students and women: Opposes topic 2
NC's "traditional population" stable while minorities grow: Opposes topic 2
Strongly anti-reparations, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defend the institution of the traditional family: Opposes topic 3
Defend the N.C. gay marriage ban: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Government shouldn't redefine marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Constitutionally define marriage as one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Anti-transgender bathrooms, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Outspoken in my defense of our freedom of religion: Strongly Favors topic 4
Judeo-Christian values established our government framework: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly protect religious liberty, according to AFA survey: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly pro-Judeo-Christian morality, according to AFA survey: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
AdWatch: TV PAC attack on ObamaCare is a "badge of honor": Strongly Opposes topic 5
Do everything in our power to undo ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Anti-universal coverage, according to AFA survey: Opposes topic 5
Strongly pro-private insurance, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Keep the promises we've already made: Opposes topic 6
Let's find a different approach, a sustainable approach: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Department of Education is 5,000 overpaid bureaucrats: Opposes topic 7
Oppose Common Core; eliminate U.S. Department of Education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
AdWatch: Allowed toxic coal ash pollution on Dan River: Strongly Favors topic 8
Continuous improvement but without costly regulations: Favors topic 8
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: 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
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Expand prisons so convicted felons serve full sentences: Strongly Favors topic 9
Limit use of racial statistics in death penalty cases: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Pro-mandatory minimum, according to AFA survey: Favors topic 9
Support law enforcement, according to CC survey: Favors topic 9
Let ex-cons apply freely, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes more gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Concealed carry permits for state parking lots: Favors topic 10
Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Limit gun rights, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal estate tax, except real estate & residents: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce the corporate income tax, to attract businesses to NC: Opposes topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Pro-tax cuts, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 11
End the Death Tax, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Amnesty shouldn't be on the table: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Bipartian failure to secure the border: 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
Strongly pro-border wall, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly pro-ICE, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly anti-sanctuary city, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly pro-E-verify, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Pro-border security, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA: 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
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: 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
Strongly pro-free enterprise, according to AFA survey: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly anti-Israel boycott, according to AFA survey: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal: Strongly Favors topic 15
$515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars: Favors topic 15
Strongly supports strong military, according to AFA survey: Strongly Favors topic 15
Secure the grid, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Helped engineer voter ID legislation: Opposes topic 16
No new restrictions on independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Elected to Senate with pledge of 12-year term limit: Favors topic 16
Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits: No opin. on topic 16
Strongly supports Electoral College, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Withdrawing too quickly from Iraq left vacuum for ISIS: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Too little is known about Syrian rebels to arm them: Favors topic 17
US should have more quickly armed the moderate Syrian rebels: Opposes topic 17
Don't negotiate with Iran, a state sponsor of terror: Strongly 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
Pro-Israel, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Passing Keystone XL pipeline is one key to winning in 2016: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No subsidies for wind and solar: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Climate change is not an established fact: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Roll back gas tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Use hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for oil & gas extraction: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Allow marijuana research, but no legalization except hemp: Neutral on topic 19
Rated C by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform: Neutral on topic 19
Anti-recreational marijuana, according to AFA survey: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Continue to hold the line on spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal minimum wage; but let states decide: Opposes topic 20
Eliminate the Legislature's spending spree mind set: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Anti-livable income, according to AFA survey: Opposes topic 20

Thom Tillis is a Hard-Core Conservative
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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) vs.Blatchford(D)
AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Sessions(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Merrill(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Harrington(L) vs.Whitfield(I) vs.Mahony(D)
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) vs.Witzke(R) vs.DeMartino(R)
GA-2: Isakson(R,resigned) Loeffler(R,appointed) vs.Warnock(D) vs.Collins(R) vs.Tarver(D) vs.Carter(D) vs.Lieberman(D) vs.Grayson(R) vs.Stovall(I) vs.Buckley(L)
GA-6: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Ossoff(D) vs.Hazel(L) vs.Tomlinson(D) vs.Terry(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Greenfield(D) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D) vs.Franken(D)
ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Jordan(D) vs.Harris(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Curran(R) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
KS: Roberts(R,retiring) vs.Marshall(R) vs.Bollier(D) vs.LaTurner(R) vs.Wagle(R) vs.Kobach(R) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Grissom(D)
KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.McGrath(D) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D) vs.Tobin(D) vs.Booker(D)
LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs.Perkins(D) vs.Pierce(D)

MA: Markey(D,incumbent) vs.O`Connor(R) vs.Ayyadurai(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Liss-Riordan(D)
ME: Collins(R,incumbent) vs.Gideon(D) vs.Sweet(D) vs.Rice(D)
MI: Peters(D,incumbent) vs.James(R) vs.Squier(G)
MN: Smith(D,incumbent) vs.Lewis(R) vs.Overby(G) vs.Carlson(D)
MS: Hyde-Smith(R,incumbent) vs.Espy(D) vs.Bohren(D)
MT: Daines(R,incumbent) vs.Bullock(D) vs.Collins(D) vs.Driscoll(R) vs.Mues(D) vs.Geise(L)
NC: Tillis(R,incumbent) vs.Cunningham(D) vs.E.Smith(D) vs.S.Smith(R) vs.Tucker(R) vs.Mansfield(D)
NE: Sasse(R,incumbent) vs.Janicek(R)
NH: Shaheen(D,incumbent) vs.Messner(R) vs.Martin(D) vs.Bolduc(R) vs.O'Brien(R)
NJ: Booker(D,incumbent) vs.Mehta(R) vs.Singh(R) vs.Meissner(R)
NM: Udall(D,retiring) vs.Lujan(D) vs.Ronchetti(R) vs.Walsh(L) vs.Clarkson(R) vs.Oliver(D) vs.Rich(R)
OK: Inhofe(R,incumbent) vs.Broyles(D) vs.Workman(D)
OR: Merkley(D,incumbent) vs.Perkins(R) vs.Romero(R)
RI: Reed(D,incumbent) vs.Waters(R)
SC: Graham(R,incumbent) vs.Harrison(D) vs.Tinubu(D)
SD: Rounds(R,incumbent) vs.Ahlers(D) vs.Borglum(R)
TN: Alexander(R,retiring) vs.Hagerty(R) vs.Bradshaw(D) vs.Sethi(R) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Crim(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,retiring) vs.Lummis(R) vs.Ben-David(D) vs.Ludwig(D)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Campaign Finance
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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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