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Richard Blumenthal on SenateMatch

 

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fight to protect a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions: Favors topic 1
Sponsored banning anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep federal funding for family planning clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Born-Alive Survivors bill tries to illegalize abortion: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: Strongly Favors topic 2
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
CT statutes do not allow same-sex marriage licenses: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Maintain LGBT health info on federal websites: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is a start to national reform: Strongly Favors topic 5
New health law is a start but does not do enough: Strongly Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protecting Medicare and Social Security from cutbacks: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More resources for teaching as a profession: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fought unfair utility rates & environmental wrongdoing: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Prohibit invasive research on great apes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing: Opposes topic 8
Require labeling genetically engineered food: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Crack down on sexual predators; end domestic violence: Favors topic 9
Rated 73% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sued gun manufacturers to withdraw gun designs: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
Co-sponsored background check for every firearm sale: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Nation's wealthiest don't need extension of Bush tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 11
Don't hold middle-income tax cut hostage to wealthiest 2%: Favors topic 11
Extend Bush tax cuts only for people earning under $250K: Favors topic 11
Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Enact comprehensive solution; piecemeal approach fails: Strongly Favors topic 12
Crack down on employers of illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Comprehensive reform, to avoid patchwork of state laws: Favors topic 12
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: 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)
Protect "Made in the USA" and "Made in Connecticut": Strongly Opposes topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
Welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees now, and more later: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Deeply committed to a strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill for election holiday & easier voting access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Cautious support of Iran nuclear deal; needs more oversight: Favors topic 17
Withdraw US combat troops from Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes 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)
Cap-and-trade OK; fuel cells & clean energy better: Strongly Favors topic 18
America must win race for Green Energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
Rated C by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform: Neutral on topic 19
Keep ObamaCare's prevention, treatment, & recovery services: Opposes topic 19
Criminalize imports of opioid precursors: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More job training and more R&D tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 20
Extending Bush tax cuts for wealthiest 2% is wrong: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20

Richard Blumenthal is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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Left office as of Jan. 2021:
AL:Jones(D,lost)
AZ:McSally(R,lost)
GA-2:Loeffler(R,lost)
GA-6:Perdue(R,lost)
CO:Gardner(R,lost)
KS:Roberts(R,retired)
NM:Udall(D,retired)
TN:Alexander(R,retired)
WY:Enzi(R,retired)

Took office as of Jan. 2021:
AL:Tuberville(R)
AZ:Kelly(D)
GA-2:Warnock(D)
GA-6:Ossoff(D)
CO:Hickenlooper(D)
KS:Marshall(R)
NM:Lujan(D)
TN:Hagerty(R)
WY:Lummis(R)
Senate races 2021-22:
AK: Incumbent Lisa Murkowski(R)
vs.Challenger Kelly Tshibaka(R)
vs.2020 candidate Al Gross(D)
AL: Incumbent Richard Shelby(R) vs.U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks(R) vs.Ambassador Lynda Blanchard(R) vs.Katie Britt(R) vs.Judge Jessica Taylor(R) vs.Brandaun Dean(D) vs.State Rep. John Merrill(R)
AR: Incumbent John Boozman(R)
vs.Candidate Dan Whitfield(D)
vs.Jake Bequette(R)
AZ: Incumbent Mark Kelly(D)
vs.CEO Jim Lamon(R) vs.Blake Masters(R)
vs.A.G. Mark Brnovich(R) vs.Mick McGuire(R)
CA: Incumbent Alex Padilla(D)
vs.2018 Senate candidate James Bradley(R)
vs.Lily Zhou(R)
vs.State Rep. Jerome Horton(D)
CO: Incumbent Michael Bennet(D)
vs.Eli Bremer(R)
vs.USAF Lt. Darryl Glenn(R)
CT: Incumbent Richard Blumenthal(D)
vs.Challenger Joe Visconti(R)
vs.2018 & 2020 House candidate John Flynn(R)
FL: Incumbent Marco Rubio(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Val Demings(D)
vs.U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson(D)
GA: Incumbent Raphael Warnock(D)
vs.Navy vet Latham Saddler(R)
vs.Gary Black(R)
vs.Herschel Walker(R)
HI: Incumbent Brian Schatz(D)
vs.Former State Rep. Cam Cavasso(R ?)
IA: Incumbent Chuck Grassley(R)
vs.State Sen. Jim Carlin(R)
vs.Michael Franken(D)
vs.Bob Krause(D)
vs.Former U.S. Rep IA-1 Abby Finkenauer(D)
ID: Incumbent Mike Crapo(R)
vs.James Vandermaas(D)
vs.Natalie Fleming(R)
IL: Incumbent Tammy Duckworth(D)
vs.U.S.Rep. Adam Kinzinger(? R)
vs.Peggy Hubbard(R)
IN: Incumbent Todd Young(R)
vs.Challenger Haneefah Abdul-Khaaliq(D)
vs.Psychologist Valerie McCray(D)
vs.Thomas McDermott(D)
KS: Incumbent Jerry Moran(R)
vs.Michael Soetaert(D)
vs.Mark Holland(D)
vs.Joan Farr(R)
KY: Incumbent Rand Paul(R)
vs.State Rep Charles Booker(D)
LA: Incumbent John Kennedy(R)
vs.Luke Mixon(D)
vs.Gary Chambers(D)

MD: Incumbent Chris Van Hollen(D)
vs.Colin Byrd(D)
MO: Incumbent Roy Blunt(R)
vs.Eric Greitens(R) vs.Scott Sifton(D)
vs.Eric Schmitt(R) vs.Lucas Kunce(D)
vs.Mark McClosky(R) vs.Vicky Hartzler(R)
vs.Tim Shepard(D) vs.Billy Long(R)
NC: Incumbent Richard Burr(R,retiring)
Erica Smith(D) vs.Mark Walker(R)
vs.Ted Budd(R) vs.Pat McCrory(R)
vs.Cheri Beasley(D) vs.Rett Newton(D)
vs.Jeff Jackson(D) vs.Marjorie K. Eastman(R)
ND: Incumbent John Hoeven(R)
vs.Michael J. Steele(D)
NH: Incumbent Maggie Hassan(D)
vs.Don Bolduc(R)
vs.Chris Sununu(R ?)
NV: Incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto(D)
vs.Adam Laxalt(R)
NY: Incumbent Chuck Schumer(D)
vs.Antoine Tucker(R)
OH: Incumbent Rob Portman(R,retiring)
Bernie Moreno(R) vs.Tim Ryan(D)
vs.Jane Timken(R) vs.Josh Mandel(R)
vs.JD Vance(R) vs.Mike Gibbons(R)
vs.Morgan Harper(D) vs.Matt Dolan(R)
OK: Incumbent James Lankford(R)
vs.Nathan Dahm(R)
vs.Joan Farr(R)
OR: Incumbent Ron Wyden(D)
vs.QAnon adherent Jo Rae Perkins(R)
vs.Jason Beebe(R)
PA: Incumbent Pat Toomey(R,retiring)
vs.Everett Stern(R) vs.Jeff Bartos(R)
vs.Val Arkoosh(D) vs.Carla Sands(R)
vs.John Fetterman(D) vs.Malcolm Kenyatta(D)
vs.Kathy Barnette(R) vs.Sharif Street(D)
vs.Conor Lamb(D) vs.Sean Parnell(R)
vs.Craig Snyder(R) vs.Mehmet Oz(R)
SC: Incumbent Tim Scott(R)
vs.State Rep. Krystle Matthews(D)
SD: Incumbent John Thune(R)
vs.State Rep. Billie Sutton(? D)
UT: Incumbent Mike Lee(R) vs.Allen Glines(D)
vs.Austin Searle(D) vs.Evan McMullin(I)
VT: Incumbent Patrick Leahy(D)
vs.Scott Milne(? R)
vs.Peter Welch(D)
WA: Incumbent Patty Murray(D)
vs.Challenger Tiffany Smiley(R)
WI: Incumbent Ron Johnson(R) vs.Tom Nelson(D)
vs.Sarah Godlewski(D) vs.Alex Lasry(D)
vs.Chris Larson(D) vs.Mandela Barnes(D)
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Gun Control
Health Care
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Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
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War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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Retiring in 2022 election:
NC:Burr(R)
OH:Portman(R)
PA:Toomey(R)
Senators who ran for President in 2019-20:
CA:V.P.Harris(D)
CO:Bennet(D)
MA:Warren(D)
MN:Klobuchar(D)
NJ:Booker(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D)
VT:Sanders(D)
 

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