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Tina Smith on SenateMatch

 

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Served as a Planned Parenthood executive: Strongly Favors topic 1
Vice president of Planned Parenthood of MN/SD/ND: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors 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
Rated Born-Alive Survivors bill tries to illegalize abortion: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
End federal contracts if employer mistreats employees: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Maintain LGBT health info on federal websites: Strongly Favors 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)
Pushed state subsidy for the expansion of the Mayo Clinic: Favors topic 5
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No privatization nor cuts to benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Raise payroll cap; no to raising eligibility age: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
School vouchers create a 2-tiered education system: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Free all-day kindergarten: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports EPA agreement on St. Louis River contamination: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No cutbacks to EPA; keep responsible environmental policy: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Open PolyMet copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range: Favors topic 8
Reduce water usage 15%; increase recycling 75%: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
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Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports common-sense gun laws: Opposes topic 10
Rated 0% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
Co-sponsored background check for every firearm sale: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate corporate tax loopholes & tax relief for families: Favors topic 11
We need to tax wealthier Minnesotans, to fix problems: Strongly Favors topic 11
CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts: Favors topic 11
CC:Keep the inhertiance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Extend DACA before 800,000 Dreamers face deportation: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes more border security, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 12
Terminate national emergency at the Southern border: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Immediate action on steel dumping, to protect U.S. jobs: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Preserved funding for state-owned National Guard facilities: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill for election holiday & easier voting access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
No War with Iran without Congressional OK: Favors topic 17
Voted to remove US armed forces from Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
Keep the Iran Nuclear Agreement in place: Strongly Favors topic 17
CC:Don't keep alliance with Israel: Strongly Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Climate change is real & poses a threat: Strongly Favors topic 18
Energy conservation and saving money go hand-in-hand: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Learn from states that have legalized recreational: Neutral on topic 19
Opioid Stewardship: Big Pharma contributes to prevention: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen Minnesota's economy through economic development: Favors topic 20

Tina Smith is a Hard-Core Liberal
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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)
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) vs.Booker(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.Bullock(D) vs.Collins(D) vs.Mues(D) vs.Driscoll(R) vs.Giese(L)
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) vs.Perkins(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