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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.Stern(R) vs.Sestak(D) vs.Fetterman(D)
SC: Scott(R) vs.Dixon(D)
SD: Thune(R) vs.Williams(D)
UT: Lee(R) vs.Snow(D) vs.Swinton(D)
VT: Leahy(D) vs.Milne(R)
WA: Murray(D) vs.Vance(R)
WI: Johnson(R) vs.Feingold(D) vs.Anderson(L) vs.Lorge(R)
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Price(R-GA-6)
Pompeo(R-KS-4)
Zinke(R-MT-0)
Mulvaney(R-SC-5)

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Rod Blum on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Opposes public funding of abortions. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports parental notification. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports barring stem cell research. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes abortion rights. (Sep 2014)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Mar 2015)
Rod Blum on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Penny Plan: cut 1% per year to balance budget. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes stimulus spending. (Sep 2014)
Rod Blum on Civil Rights
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  • Supports barring same sex marriage. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes homosexual civil rights. (Aug 2014)
Rod Blum on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rod Blum on Crime
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Rod Blum on Drugs
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Rod Blum on Education
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  • Replace top-down structure with parental control. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports education vouchers. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes Common Core. (Sep 2014)
Rod Blum on Energy & Oil
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  • Create jobs & lower costs with coal & oil shale. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports energy independence. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports Keystone XL. (Sep 2014)
Rod Blum on Environment
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  • EPA restrictions on farm dust are overzealous & hyperactive. (Nov 2014)
Rod Blum on Families & Children
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Rod Blum on Foreign Policy
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Rod Blum on Free Trade
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  • Fast-track free trade to expand agricultural markets. (Nov 2014)
Rod Blum on Government Reform
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  • Term Limits Amendment for House & Senate. (Nov 2014)
Rod Blum on Gun Control
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  • Opposes restrictiing right to bear arms. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes restricting guns. (Sep 2014)
Rod Blum on Health Care
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  • Supports repealing Obamacare. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare. (Sep 2014)
Rod Blum on Homeland Security
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  • Oppose FISA warrantless searches; oppose roving wiretaps. (Nov 2014)
Rod Blum on Immigration
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  • Secure the border; then loosen red tape for H1B visas. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports deportation of illlegals. (Sep 2014)
Rod Blum on Jobs
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Rod Blum on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Young Gun candidate in national Republican "Drive to 245". (Oct 2014)
Rod Blum on Social Security
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  • Compromise on all options, to ensure future of program. (Nov 2014)
Rod Blum on Tax Reform
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  • Reduce taxes on business and individuals. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes increasing federal income taxes. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases. (Sep 2014)
Rod Blum on Technology
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  • Government misuse of technology erodes Bill of Rights. (Nov 2014)
Rod Blum on War & Peace
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Rod Blum on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes public funding of abortions: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification: Opposes topic 1
Supports barring stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights: Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports barring same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes homosexual civil rights: 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 Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports repealing Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Compromise on all options, to ensure future of program: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace top-down structure with parental control: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports education vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
EPA restrictions on farm dust are overzealous & hyperactive: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes restrictiing right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce taxes on business and individuals: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing federal income taxes: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure the border; then loosen red tape for H1B visas: Opposes topic 12
Supports deportation of illlegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fast-track free trade to expand agricultural markets: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Term Limits Amendment for House & Senate: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Create jobs & lower costs with coal & oil shale: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL: Strongly 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)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Penny Plan: cut 1% per year to balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports a Balanced Budget Amendment: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending: Opposes topic 20

Rod Blum is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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