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DE: Coons(D,incumbent) vs.Scarane(D) vs.Witzke(R) vs.DeMartino(R)
GA-2: Isakson(R,resigned) Loeffler(R,appointed) vs.Collins(R) vs.Tarver(D) vs.Warnock(D) vs.Carter(D) vs.Lieberman(D) vs.Grayson(R) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Stovall(I)
GA-6: Perdue(R,incumbent) vs.Ossoff(D) vs.Hazel(L) vs.Tomlinson(D) vs.Terry(D)
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ID: Risch(R,incumbent) vs.Jordan(D) vs.Harris(D)
IL: Durbin(D,incumbent) vs.Curran(R) vs.Stava-Murray(D)
KS: Roberts(R,retiring) vs.Marshall(R) vs.Bollier(D) vs.LaTurner(R) vs.Wagle(R) vs.Kobach(R) vs.Lindstrom(R) vs.Grissom(D)
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LA: Cassidy(R,incumbent) vs.Perkins(D) vs.Pierce(D)
MA: Markey(D,incumbent) vs.O`Connor(R) vs.Ayyadurai(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Liss-Riordan(D)
ME: Collins(R,incumbent) vs.Gideon(D) vs.Sweet(D) vs.Rice(D)
MI: Peters(D,incumbent) vs.James(R) vs.Squier(G)
MN: Smith(D,incumbent) vs.Lewis(R) vs.Overby(G) vs.Carlson(D)
MS: Hyde-Smith(R,incumbent) vs.Espy(D) vs.Bohren(D)
MT: Daines(R,incumbent) vs.Bullock(D) vs.Collins(D) vs.Driscoll(R) vs.Mues(D) vs.Geise(L)
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Mandela Barnes on Abortion
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  • Voted No on abortion ban after 20 weeks. (Jul 2015)
Mandela Barnes on Budget & Economy
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  • Need big, bold investment to create new good-paying jobs. (Aug 2021)
Mandela Barnes on Civil Rights
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  • Joined celebration of LGBTQ+ community's contributions. (Aug 2021)
  • Chaired the legislature's Black and Latino Caucus. (Jul 2021)
Mandela Barnes on Corporations
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Mandela Barnes on Crime
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  • Critical of racial disparities in police actions. (Jul 2021)
Mandela Barnes on Drugs
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  • Pun-filled tweets support governor's legalization plan. (Feb 2021)
Mandela Barnes on Education
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Mandela Barnes on Energy & Oil
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  • Chairs Governor's Task Force on Climate Change. (Jul 2021)
Mandela Barnes on Environment
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Mandela Barnes on Families & Children
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Mandela Barnes on Foreign Policy
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Mandela Barnes on Free Trade
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  • Bring manufacturing supply chains home for jobs here. (Aug 2021)
Mandela Barnes on Government Reform
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  • Fighting to protect democracy and right to vote. (Jul 2021)
  • Voted NO on new state-funded absentee voting hours. (Jul 2021)
Mandela Barnes on Gun Control
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  • Has advocated for tighter gun control laws. (Jul 2021)
  • Keep 48 hour waiting period for gun purchases. (Jun 2015)
Mandela Barnes on Health Care
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  • Strengthen state health care; I know because I was on it. (Sep 2021)
Mandela Barnes on Homeland Security
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Mandela Barnes on Immigration
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  • Trump immigration policies make people feel less than human. (Sep 2018)
Mandela Barnes on Jobs
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Mandela Barnes on Principles & Values
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  • Parents valued working hard, fighting for opportunity. (Jul 2021)
  • Hit for overdue property taxes & unpaid parking tickets. (Jul 2021)
  • We have to lead with our values and vision: change the game. (Jul 2021)
  • Questions conservative Christian ideology link to hate. (Jun 2016)
Mandela Barnes on Social Security
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Mandela Barnes on Tax Reform
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  • Make corporations and wealthy people pay their fair share. (Sep 2021)
  • We must make the Child Tax Credit permanent. (Aug 2021)
Mandela Barnes on Technology
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Mandela Barnes on War & Peace
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Mandela Barnes on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Would vote to codify Roe v. Wade to restore abortion rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Voted No on abortion ban after 20 weeks: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Chaired the legislature's Black and Latino Caucus: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Joined celebration of LGBTQ+ community's contributions: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Questions conservative Christian ideology link to hate: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen state health care; I know because I was on it: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports regulating large corporate monopoly farms: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Critical of racial disparities in police actions: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Has advocated for tighter gun control laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Keep 48 hour waiting period for gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit: Strongly Favors topic 11
Make corporations and wealthy people pay their fair share: Strongly Favors topic 11
We must make the Child Tax Credit permanent: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fight for pathway to citizenship for immigrant farm workers: Strongly Favors topic 12
Trump immigration policies make people feel less than human: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Will only back trade deals that puts Wisconsin first: Opposes topic 13
Bring manufacturing supply chains home for jobs here: Opposes 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)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Expand opportunities for early-voting, mail-in voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
Don't allow Congress members to own individual stocks: Strongly Favors topic 16
Fighting to protect democracy and right to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Voted NO on new state-funded absentee voting hours: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Israel is a strong ally and strong partner in Middle East: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Launch a national green bank to fund clean energy projects: Strongly Favors topic 18
Chairs Governor's Task Force on Climate Change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pun-filled tweets support governor's legalization plan: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Need big, bold investment to create new good-paying jobs: Strongly Favors topic 20

Mandela Barnes is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive
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