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Joni Ernst on SenateMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protecting most vulnerable is important measure of society: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Affordable access to contraception: Favors topic 1
Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding for abortion; protect the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protect infant survivors of abortion: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by RightNOW Women PAC to escape "war on women": Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Government shouldn't redefine marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Federal ban ok, but leave same-sex marriage to states: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Marriage is a religious institution: one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Judeo-Christian values established our government framework: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Failed mindset gave us policies like ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is egregious overreach of federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
FactCheck: False claim that ObamaCare cut Medicare benefits: Opposes topic 5
Voted against Medicaid expansion in Iowa: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Staunchly opposed to ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Something like personal savings accounts for younger workers: Favors topic 6
Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises: Strongly Favors topic 6
Preserve and protect Social Security & Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants: Strongly Favors topic 7
No federal involvement in Common Core standards: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Purpose of Second Amendment is protection against tyranny: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes more gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Staunch defender of the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: but not FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Signed Grover Norquist tax pledge: never raise taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Passed the largest tax cut in Iowa history: Strongly Opposes topic 11
IRS is a predatory, bureaucratic, out-of-control disaster: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Troops on Mexican border is ok, for logistical support: Opposes topic 12
Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry: 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
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Worth the pain of tariffs to get a better deal with China: Opposes topic 13
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA: Favors topic 13
Tear down trade barriers in Europe & the Pacific: Strongly Favors topic 13
Keep markets open to exports for Iowa goods: Strongly Favors topic 13
Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No more Agenda 21: no United Nations eminent domain: Strongly Favors topic 14
Military experience always plays role in decision-making: Favors topic 14
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 Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
I understand the importance a strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Keep veterans in forefront of all foreign policy decisions: Favors topic 15
I'm a veteran; honor and care for our nation's veterans: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Cohesive and strong strategy to confront threats: Opposes topic 17
Comprehensive plan to defeat ISIL and al Qaeda: Opposes topic 17
Strong national defense makes the world is a safer place: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Keystone Jobs Bill: many jobs; minimal environmental impact: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Meeting with Big Oil doesn't make me feel uncomfortable: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes medical and recreational marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Voted to legalize medical cannabis oil: Opposes topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate rules which inhibit strong free-market economy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Raising the minimum wage would not improve the economy: Opposes topic 20
I've castrated hogs so I know how to cut pork: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Break Washington's spending addiction: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Roll back burdensome regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Joni Ernst 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)
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)
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.Collins(D) vs.Bullock(D)
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)
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)
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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
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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