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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)
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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)
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Tom Garrett on Abortion
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  • Protect the unborn; life begins at conception. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes public funding for abortion services. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports pro-life legislation. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Budget & Economy
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  • Not afraid to vote against budgets that are too big. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes federal spending to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Civil Rights
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  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Corporations
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Tom Garrett on Crime
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  • Due process against abuses of civil asset forfeiture. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Drugs
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Tom Garrett on Education
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  • Supports school choice: public, private, or home school. (Nov 2016)
  • Student Security: $7000 in loans, deferring Social Security. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports vouchers to let parents choose public or private school. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes states adopting federal education standards. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Energy & Oil
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  • Unleash energy companies to dig and produce energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes federally developing renewable energy. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Environment
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  • EPA, BLM, and USDA needlessly persecute farmers. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Families & Children
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Tom Garrett on Foreign Policy
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  • Depose Mideast governments that won't confront Radical Islam. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Free Trade
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Tom Garrett on Government Reform
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Tom Garrett on Gun Control
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  • Supports constitutional carry & gun rights. (Nov 2016)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Health Care
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  • Patient 'Right to Try' experimental drugs & treatments. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Homeland Security
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  • Warrantless bulk data collection is unconstitutional. (Nov 2016)
  • Ensure best training, best equipment and best leadership. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Immigration
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  • E-N-D: Erect wall; No benefits; Defund sanctuary cities. (Nov 2016)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Jan 2017)
  • Supports illegals returning to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Jobs
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Tom Garrett on Principles & Values
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Tom Garrett on Social Security
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  • Keep past promises but change promise for the future. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Tax Reform
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  • High taxes are a barrier to job creation. (Nov 2016)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports eliminating the death tax. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Technology
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Tom Garrett on War & Peace
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  • Require a declaration of war and a clear purpose. (Nov 2016)
Tom Garrett on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect the unborn; life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public funding for abortion services: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports pro-life legislation: Strongly Opposes 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 Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes 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)
Patient 'Right to Try' experimental drugs & treatments: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Student Security: $7000 in loans, deferring Social Security: Favors topic 6
Keep past promises but change promise for the future: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports school choice: public, private, or home school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports vouchers to let parents choose public or private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes states adopting federal education standards: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-5 points on Social scale)
EPA, BLM, and USDA needlessly persecute farmers: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports constitutional carry & gun rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun-control legislation: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
High taxes are a barrier to job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing income tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
E-N-D: Erect wall; No benefits; Defund sanctuary cities: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports illegals returning to country of origin: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Depose Mideast governments that won't confront Radical Islam: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ensure best training, best equipment and best leadership: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Require a declaration of war and a clear purpose: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Unleash energy companies to dig and produce energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes federally developing renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Not afraid to vote against budgets that are too big: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Tom Garrett is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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