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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)
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Ruben Kihuen on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports public funding for abortion services. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports pro-choice legislation. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Budget & Economy
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  • Wall Street blames homeowners for the foreclosure crisis. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Civil Rights
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  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ruben Kihuen on Crime
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  • End the for-profit prison industry in America. (Nov 2016)
  • Require police body cameras, to address injustice. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Drugs
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  • Opposes jail sentences for non-violent drug offenders. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Education
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  • Don't divert funding to private schools through vouchers. (Nov 2016)
  • Let students borrow money near 0% interest, like big banks. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Energy & Oil
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  • Transfer money from big oil to renewable energy portfolio. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports federally developing renewable energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports regulation of greenhouse gas emission. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Environment
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  • Polluters have determined our environmental policy. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Families & Children
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  • Fight to make child care a critical economic issue. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ruben Kihuen on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ruben Kihuen on Government Reform
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  • Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizen United. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Gun Control
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  • The NRA exists only to protect the big gun companies. (Nov 2016)
  • Background checks for mental health before gun purchase. (May 2013)
  • Supports restrictions on right to bear arms. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Health Care
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  • Expand Medicaid to ensure that no American is uninsured. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes repealing mandated health insurance. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Homeland Security
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  • Focus on veterans, not defense company lobbyists. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Immigration
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  • Families immigrate to America seeking the American dream. (Nov 2016)
  • Pass comprehensive reform with clear pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Jobs
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  • Women earn less for same job as male colleagues. (Nov 2016)
  • No one who works full time should live in poverty. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Principles & Values
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Ruben Kihuen on Social Security
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  • Fight any attempt to privatize or voucherize. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Tax Reform
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  • End the absurd carried interest tax loophole. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes eliminating the death tax. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports tax increases to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
Ruben Kihuen on Technology
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Ruben Kihuen on War & Peace
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Ruben Kihuen on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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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)
Supports public funding for abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports pro-choice legislation: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Women earn less for same job as male colleagues: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
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)
Expand Medicaid to ensure that no American is uninsured: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight any attempt to privatize or voucherize: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Don't divert funding to private schools through vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-5 points on Social scale)
Polluters have determined our environmental policy: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
End the for-profit prison industry in America: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Require police body cameras, to address injustice: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
The NRA exists only to protect the big gun companies: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Background checks for mental health before gun purchase: Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on right to bear arms: Opposes topic 10
Supports gun-control legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End the absurd carried interest tax loophole: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports increasing income tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes eliminating the death tax: Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases to balance the budget: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Families immigrate to America seeking the American dream: Favors topic 12
Pass comprehensive reform with clear pathway to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin: 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)
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Focus on veterans, not defense company lobbyists: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizen United: 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)
Transfer money from big oil to renewable energy portfolio: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports federally developing renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulation of greenhouse gas emission: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes jail sentences for non-violent drug offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Wall Street blames homeowners for the foreclosure crisis: Strongly Favors topic 20

Ruben Kihuen is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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