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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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Becerra(D-CA-34)
Price(R-GA-6)
Pompeo(R-KS-4)
Zinke(R-MT-0)
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Mark DeSaulnier on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions. (Aug 2013)
  • Supports abortion rights. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports abortion rights. (Sep 2014)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Apr 2015)
Mark DeSaulnier on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark DeSaulnier on Civil Rights
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  • Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2014)
Mark DeSaulnier on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark DeSaulnier on Crime
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  • Tighten up the parole system and oversight of sex offenders. (Oct 2014)
Mark DeSaulnier on Drugs
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  • Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor. (Sep 2013)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Mark DeSaulnier on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Allow bilingual education in public schools. (Aug 2014)
  • Replace school achievement testing with progress testing. (Sep 2013)
  • Allow student sports choice based on gender identity. (Jul 2013)
  • Recruit women & minorities for STEM teaching. (Mar 2016)
Mark DeSaulnier on Energy & Oil
Click here for 7 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Advance renewable energy; make US a leader in innovation. (Oct 2014)
  • Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed. (Sep 2013)
  • Opposes Keystone XL. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports regulating CO2. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes Keystone XL. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports regulating CO2. (Sep 2014)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Mark DeSaulnier on Environment
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  • $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles. (Sep 2013)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2014)
  • Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public. (Feb 2016)
Mark DeSaulnier on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark DeSaulnier on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark DeSaulnier on Free Trade
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  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Mark DeSaulnier on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots. (Aug 2014)
  • Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United. (Jun 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
Mark DeSaulnier on Gun Control
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  • Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles. (Sep 2013)
  • Supports restricting guns. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports restricting guns. (Sep 2014)
Mark DeSaulnier on Health Care
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  • Move forward with Obama's agenda of protecting Medicare. (Oct 2014)
  • Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare. (Jun 2013)
  • Opposes repealing Obamacare. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes repealing Obamacare. (Sep 2014)
Mark DeSaulnier on Homeland Security
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Mark DeSaulnier on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants. (Jul 2013)
  • Opposes deportation of illlegals. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes deportation of illlegals. (Sep 2014)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Apr 2016)
Mark DeSaulnier on Jobs
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Mark DeSaulnier on Principles & Values
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  • Served as mayor, state rep, and state senator. (Oct 2014)
Mark DeSaulnier on Social Security
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  • End brinkmanship & protect Social Security. (Oct 2014)
Mark DeSaulnier on Tax Reform
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Mark DeSaulnier on Technology
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  • Expand BART & Caldecott Tunnel. (Oct 2014)
Mark DeSaulnier on War & Peace
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Mark DeSaulnier on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
(Click here for VoteMatch quiz)
VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights: Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights: Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Recruit women & minorities for STEM teaching: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow student sports choice based on gender identity: Strongly Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: 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)
Move forward with Obama's agenda of protecting Medicare: Favors topic 5
Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
End brinkmanship & protect Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Replace school achievement testing with progress testing: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Expand BART & Caldecott Tunnel: Opposes topic 8
$48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Tighten up the parole system and oversight of sex offenders: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restricting guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restricting guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports tax increases: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Allow bilingual education in public schools: Favors topic 12
Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants: Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals: Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals: Favors topic 12
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: 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)
Voted NO on pilot program for all-mail-in ballots: Opposes topic 16
Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Advance renewable energy; make US a leader in innovation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes Keystone XL: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes Keystone XL: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor: Opposes topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Mark DeSaulnier is a Moderate Liberal.
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