FIVE CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Joseph Biden, Jr.; Amy Klobuchar; Seth Moulton; Beto O`Rourke; Joseph Sestak.
Sen. Klobuchar and Rep. Moulton want to raise the corporate income tax rate to 25% from its current 21%. Rep. Delaney has suggested boosting the rate to around 27%. Rep. O`Rourke and V.P. Biden favor raising the rate to 28%.
NINE CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Cory Booker; Peter Buttigieg; Julian Castro; Tulsi Gabbard; Kamala Harris; Bernard Sanders; Elizabeth Warren; Marianne Williamson; Andrew Yang.
Many Democrats have called for ending or not renewing the federal government's contracts with private prison companies. Sen. Warren would leverage federal public safety funding to extend the ban to the state and local levels.
FIVE CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Cory Booker; Peter Buttigieg; John Hickenlooper; Amy Klobuchar; Andrew Yang.
Many environmentalists and scientists believe it will be impossible to decarbonize the power sector and fight climate change without maintaining nuclear power, because it offers more capacity than renewables and is more reliable to dispatch since it does not rely on the wind or sunshine.
TWO CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Joseph Biden, Jr.; John Hickenlooper.
Some free-trade-oriented Democrats have called for rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership in its updated form, the CPTPP. Former Rep. John Delaney has said he mentions the trade deal often on the campaign trail and that he feels not joining it was a "missed opportunity."
TWO CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Gov. John Hickenlooper; Andrew Yang.
Three Democrats do not support eliminating the Electoral College. Delaney dismissed the idea as impractical. Both Hickenlooper and Yang have expressed reservations about the idea. Instead, Yang, on his campaign's website, calls for reforms to the Electoral College by "making electors determined on a proportional basis."
NINE CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Michael Bennet; Joseph Biden, Jr.; Cory Booker; Kirsten Gillibrand; Kamala Harris; Amy Klobuchar; Bernard Sanders; Elizabeth Warren; Marianne Williamson.
Sen. Michael Bennet said during a CNN town hall that he "would support" banning assault weapons, despite voting against the proposed Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Former Rep. John Delaney's campaign website calls for a ban on "semiautomatic weapons that have military-style features, including the AR-15," as well as a ban on "high-capacity magazines" and "all accessories designed to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic weapon, including bump stocks and trigger cranks."
SEVEN CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Joseph Biden, Jr.; Cory Booker; John Hickenlooper; Amy Klobuchar; Seth Moulton; Bernard Sanders; Andrew Yang.
Delaney & Moulton would tax capital gains at the same rate as ordinary income. Sanders favors ending the capital gains break for those with household income above $250,000. Biden advocates doubling the tax rate for those making over $1 million.
No candidates have similar views. A traditionally unpopular political position, so far only one person has come out in favor of raising the gas tax for transportation spending, combined with also changing corporate tax rates: John Delaney. Delaney's proposal is among the most detailed in the Democratic field: a $1 trillion, 10-year plan with a $250 billion federal contribution; the rest would be made up by state and local contributions and public-private partnerships. He also calls for a $50 billion infrastructure bank to fund projects across energy, water, transportation and telecommunications.
At least one candidate has suggested Congress emulate California's own sweeping online privacy law, considered the toughest in the country. "I favor digital privacy legislation at the federal level very similar to what California has done," former Rep. John Delaney told The New York Times. "I think that's the right framework."
The California Consumer Privacy Act, set to go into effect in 2020, gives consumers the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information, to request that their data be deleted and to request that companies disclose what information gets collected on them. It allows the state to fine companies for violations and, under certain circumstances, lets individual Californians sue companies for failing to keep their data secure.
THREE CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Kirsten Gillibrand; Seth Moulton; Beto O`Rourke.
A number of candidates argue that new regulations, which most of the 2020 Democratic field agrees should be placed on online giants like Google and Facebook, would end up addressing many of the concerns that the companies' scale and market power raise. In doing so, they have spurned overt calls by progressive candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to break up tech titans.
"I think the first thing to do with tech giants is to significantly increase the regulation and make sure we've updated not only the antitrust laws in this country but the communications laws in this country so they can be appropriately regulated and they don't exercise monopoly power," former Maryland Rep. John Delaney told the Times.
EIGHT CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Tulsi Gabbard; Kirsten Gillibrand; Kamala Harris; John Hickenlooper; Jay Inslee; Beto O`Rourke; Bernard Sanders; Elizabeth Warren.
Many Democratic candidates have called for bringing U.S. troops home from America's post-9/11 wars without delay.
FOUR CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Cory Booker; Kamala Harris; John Hickenlooper; Amy Klobuchar.
Harris is calling for a massive expansion of the EITC, including nearly doubling the income cutoff for eligibility. Hickenlooper and Delaney want to double the EITC. Delaney also wants to make it available to people without children. Booker would increase EITC income eligibility level from $54k to $90k, boost the credit for childless workers.
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