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(winners marked) AL(2017):
Strange(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Jones(D)
AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R) vs.Sinema(D) vs.Abboud(D) vs.McSally(R) vs.Arpaio(R) vs.Marks(L)
CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(D) vs. Sanchez?(D) vs. Garcetti?(D) vs.de_Leon(D)
CT: Murphy(D) vs.Adams(D) vs.Corey(R)
DE: Carper(D) vs.Arlett(R) vs.Boyce(R) vs.Truono(R) vs.Janowski(I)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Lopez-Cantera(R) vs.Scott(R) vs.Janowski(I) vs.Invictus(R)
HI: Hirono(D) vs.McDermott(R) vs.Pirkowski(D) vs.Curtis(R)
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R) vs.Messer(R) vs.Rokita(R) vs.Braun(R) vs.Straw(P)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(I) vs.Waters(R) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Diehl(R) vs.Wellman(R) vs.Kingston(R)
MD: Cardin(D) vs.Vohra(L) vs.Manning(D) vs.Faddis(R) vs.Campbell(R)
ME: King(I) vs.Brakey(R) vs.Lyons(L) vs.Ringelstein(D)
MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R) vs.Young(R) vs.Squier(G) vs.James(R)
MN-2: Franken(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Housley(R)
MN-6: Klobuchar(D) vs.Newberger(R) vs.Overby(G)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs.Petersen(R) vs.Monetti(R) vs.Hawley(R) vs.Earl(D)
MS-2: Hyde-Smith(R) vs.Espy(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.McDaniel(R)
MS-6: Wicker(R) vs.Bohren(D) vs.Baria(D)
MT: Tester(D) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Rosendale(R)
ND: Heitkamp(D) vs.Peyer(D) vs.Campbell(R) vs.Cramer(R)
NE: Fischer(R) vs.Raybould(D)
NJ: Menendez(D) vs.Pezzullo(R) vs.Hugin(R) vs.Sabrin(L)
NM: Heinrich(D) vs.Rich(R) vs. Sanchez?(R) vs.Johnson(L)
NV: Heller(R) vs.Tarkanian(R) vs.Rosen(D)
NY: Gillibrand(D) vs.Webber(R) vs.Farley(R) vs.Noren(D)
OH: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R) vs.Renacci(R) vs.Gibbons(R)
PA: Casey(D) vs.Barletta(R) vs.Christiana(R) vs.Saccone(R)
RI: Whitehouse(D) vs.Flanders(R) vs.Nardolillo(R)
TN: Corker(R) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Crim(D) vs.Blackburn(R) vs.Bredesen(D) vs.Fincher(R)
TX: Cruz(R) vs.O`Rourke(D)
UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs. Romney(R) vs.Wilson(D) vs.Bowden(L)
VA: Kaine(D) vs.Freitas(R) vs.Stewart(R)
VT: Sanders(I) vs. Giordano(D) vs.MacGovern(D) vs.Milne(D) vs.Paige(R) vs.Zupan(R)
WA: Cantwell(D) vs.Ferguson(D) vs.Hutchison(R) vs.Luke(L) vs.Strider(L)
WI: Baldwin(D) vs.Vukmir(R)
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R) vs.Jenkins(R) vs.Blankenship(I) vs.Morrisey(R) vs.Swearengin(D)
WY: Barrasso(R) vs.Trauner(D)
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Price(R-GA-6)
Pompeo(R-KS-4)
Zinke(R-MT-0)
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Chuy Garcia on Abortion
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Chuy Garcia on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Budget shouldn't be based solely on cuts. (Nov 2017)
  • PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus. (Aug 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Civil Rights
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  • Strong history of supporting & protecting LGBT community. (Mar 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Corporations
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  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes don't promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuy Garcia on Drugs
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  • PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Education
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  • Non-discriminatory funding for schools; low cost college. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Federal education standards in all states. (Aug 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Energy & Oil
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  • Backs Clean Energy plan and investment in alternate sources. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar. (Aug 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Environment
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  • Looking backward for answers on environment won't work. (Oct 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuy Garcia on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuy Garcia on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuy Garcia on Government Reform
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  • Implement financial and performance audits. (Mar 2015)
  • PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations. (Aug 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Gun Control
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  • Controls on guns are in the bounds of Constitution. (Oct 2018)
  • Support gun-control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Health Care
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  • Supports single-payer system, based on Medicare. (Oct 2018)
  • Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuy Garcia on Immigration
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  • ICE should treat immigrants humanely or be cancelled. (Oct 2018)
  • Cost of a "wall" for Mexico is not a good use of tax dollars. (Oct 2018)
  • Opposes border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship. (Aug 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Jobs
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  • Education + training + funding = good paying jobs created. (Oct 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Principles & Values
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Chuy Garcia on Social Security
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  • Social Security is essential but needs wage limits increased. (Oct 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Tax Reform
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  • New tax reform bill gives away borrowed money to the wealthy. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Chuy Garcia on Technology
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  • Supports a federal infrastructure program from federal funds. (Oct 2018)
Chuy Garcia on War & Peace
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Chuy Garcia 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)
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strong history of supporting & protecting LGBT community: 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)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports single-payer system, based on Medicare: Favors topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Social Security is essential but needs wage limits increased: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Non-discriminatory funding for schools; low cost college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
PVS:Federal education standards in all states: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Looking backward for answers on environment won't work: Opposes topic 8
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)
Controls on guns are in the bounds of Constitution: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
New tax reform bill gives away borrowed money to the wealthy: Strongly 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)
ICE should treat immigrants humanely or be cancelled: Favors topic 12
Cost of a "wall" for Mexico is not a good use of tax dollars: 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)
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)
PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations: 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)
Backs Clean Energy plan and investment in alternate sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Education + training + funding = good paying jobs created: Strongly Favors topic 20
Budget shouldn't be based solely on cuts: Opposes topic 20
PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20

Chuy Garcia is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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