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LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs.Perkins(D) vs.Pierce(D)
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MI: Peters(D,incumbent) vs.James(R) vs.Squier(G)
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Homeland Security Crime Government Reform   Civil Rights
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Free Trade Health Care Social Security Families & Children
Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
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Sean Casten on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Keep birth control affordable and accessible. (May 2020)
  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors. (Jul 2018)
  • Pro-choice, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Sean Casten on Budget & Economy
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  • CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus. (Aug 2018)
Sean Casten on Civil Rights
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  • Support LGBT Americans who want to serve in the military. (May 2020)
  • LGBTQ rights are human rights. (May 2020)
  • CC:Protect sexual preference as a civil right. (Jul 2018)
Sean Casten on Corporations
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  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes don't promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
Sean Casten on Crime
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  • Restore voting rights to non-violent offenders. (May 2020)
Sean Casten on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sean Casten on Education
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  • Chipping away at the public school system has consequences. (May 2020)
  • Index value of Pell Grants to inflation. (Oct 2019)
  • CC:No vouchers for private schools. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Federal education standards in all states. (Aug 2018)
Sean Casten on Energy & Oil
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  • Support nationwide CO2 regulation. (May 2020)
  • We must lower our greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2020)
  • I support clean energy; they threaten science. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (Aug 2018)
Sean Casten on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sean Casten on Families & Children
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  • Advocate for paid parental leave. (May 2020)
Sean Casten on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sean Casten on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sean Casten on Government Reform
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  • Incentivize states to adopt automatic voter registration. (May 2020)
  • Move Election Day to the weekend. (May 2020)
  • PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations. (Aug 2018)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
Sean Casten on Gun Control
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  • Bring back the Assault Weapons Ban. (May 2020)
  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Support gun-control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
Sean Casten on Health Care
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  • Make the VA a leader in national health care reform. (May 2020)
  • We need a base level of health care coverage. (May 2020)
  • Lower drug prices. (Feb 2020)
  • Fact-Check: Corrected drug claim about NIH funding. (Dec 2019)
  • Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Sean Casten on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sean Casten on Immigration
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  • Protect Dreamers, border wall is an expensive waste. (May 2020)
  • Opposes border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
Sean Casten on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sean Casten on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sean Casten on Social Security
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  • People with special needs losing Social Security. (Feb 2020)
Sean Casten on Tax Reform
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  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Sean Casten on Technology
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  • Infrastructure is one of the best investments we can make. (May 2020)
Sean Casten on War & Peace
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  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
Sean Casten on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Keep birth control affordable and accessible: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors: Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Advocate for paid parental leave: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support LGBT Americans who want to serve in the military: Strongly Favors topic 3
LGBTQ rights are human rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
CC:Protect sexual preference as a civil right: 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)
We need a base level of health care coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Lower drug prices: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fact-Check: Corrected drug claim about NIH funding: Favors topic 5
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
People with special needs losing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Chipping away at the public school system has consequences: Strongly Opposes topic 7
CC:No vouchers for private schools: Opposes topic 7
PVS:Federal education standards in all states: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Bring back the Assault Weapons Ban: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts: Favors topic 11
PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect Dreamers, border wall is an expensive waste: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes border wall, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Make the VA a leader in national health care reform: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Restore voting rights to non-violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 16
Incentivize states to adopt automatic voter registration: Strongly Favors topic 16
Move Election Day to the weekend: Strongly Favors topic 16
PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations: Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support nationwide CO2 regulation: Favors topic 18
We must lower our greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
I support clean energy; they threaten science: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors 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 Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Favors topic 20
PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20

Sean Casten is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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