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Kevin Cramer on SenateMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion on demand for 40 years leads to school shootings: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Announced for Senate due to incumbent's pro-choice vote: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Life begins at conception: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Voted YES to protect infant survivors of abortion: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
The #MeToo movement is all about victimization: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is defined in Scripture: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Marriage is defined in Scripture: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining traditional marriage: Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Vigorously defend right to practice religion of one's choice: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is an insult to the Constitution & the conscience: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare mandates are inherently objectionable: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is an insult to the constitution: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports market-based health insurance: Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Advocate for private sector options: Strongly Favors topic 6
Doing nothing is not an option; more private sector options: Strongly Favors topic 6
Allow future workers to invest more of their own money: Strongly Favors topic 6
Supports personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 10% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports vouchers and charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Limit EPA oversight to allow mining over fishing: Strongly Favors topic 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
100% pro-life includes opposing death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated 54% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
National right-to-carry reciprocity: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Trump tax cuts were best Christmas gift Washington can give: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Flat tax to give investors certainty: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
DACA was unlawfully put together; send DREAMers home: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Chain-link fences ok for holding kids of illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Audio of immigrants' kids crying is "irrelevant hoopla": Strongly Opposes topic 12
Harder for illegals to get benefits & become citizens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated Support national emergency at the Southern border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tariffs on China are the one tool we have: Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports targeting suspected terrorists, according to PVS: Strongly Favors topic 14
Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents: Strongly Favors topic 14
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Every agency, including defense, should cut programs: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
$515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars: Favors topic 15
Award research grants based on national interest: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
First Amendment is clear: unregulated campaign contributions: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Withdraw from treaty limiting Iran's nuclear capability: Favors topic 17
Withdraw from Afghanistan, but no timetable: Favors topic 17
Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports combat operations in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment: Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Climate change is a religious belief: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports $23 billion invested in coal mining: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports offshore energy production: Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let wind energy production tax credit expire: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
No recreational marijuana; opposes ND ballot measure 3: Opposes topic 19
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Rated C by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform: Neutral on topic 19
Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposed stimulus investment, except infrastructure: Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Kevin Cramer is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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Left office as of Jan. 2021:
AL:Jones(D,lost)
AZ:McSally(R,lost)
GA-2:Loeffler(R,lost)
GA-6:Perdue(R,lost)
CO:Gardner(R,lost)
KS:Roberts(R,retired)
NM:Udall(D,retired)
TN:Alexander(R,retired)
WY:Enzi(R,retired)

Took office as of Jan. 2021:
AL:Tuberville(R)
AZ:Kelly(D)
GA-2:Warnock(D)
GA-6:Ossoff(D)
CO:Hickenlooper(D)
KS:Marshall(R)
NM:Lujan(D)
TN:Hagerty(R)
WY:Lummis(R)
Senate races 2021-22:
AK: Incumbent Lisa Murkowski(R)
vs.Challenger Kelly Tshibaka(R)
vs.2020 candidate Al Gross(D)
AL: Incumbent Richard Shelby(R) vs.U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks(R) vs.Ambassador Lynda Blanchard(R) vs.Katie Britt(R) vs.Judge Jessica Taylor(R) vs.Brandaun Dean(D) vs.State Rep. John Merrill(R)
AR: Incumbent John Boozman(R)
vs.Candidate Dan Whitfield(D)
vs.Jake Bequette(R)
AZ: Incumbent Mark Kelly(D)
vs.CEO Jim Lamon(R) vs.Blake Masters(R)
vs.A.G. Mark Brnovich(R) vs.Mick McGuire(R)
CA: Incumbent Alex Padilla(D)
vs.2018 Senate candidate James Bradley(R)
vs.Lily Zhou(R)
vs.State Rep. Jerome Horton(D)
CO: Incumbent Michael Bennet(D)
vs.Eli Bremer(R)
vs.USAF Lt. Darryl Glenn(R)
CT: Incumbent Richard Blumenthal(D)
vs.Challenger Joe Visconti(R)
vs.2018 & 2020 House candidate John Flynn(R)
FL: Incumbent Marco Rubio(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Val Demings(D)
vs.U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson(D)
GA: Incumbent Raphael Warnock(D)
vs.Navy vet Latham Saddler(R)
vs.Gary Black(R)
vs.Herschel Walker(R)
HI: Incumbent Brian Schatz(D)
vs.Former State Rep. Cam Cavasso(R ?)
IA: Incumbent Chuck Grassley(R)
vs.State Sen. Jim Carlin(R)
vs.Michael Franken(D)
vs.Bob Krause(D)
vs.Former U.S. Rep IA-1 Abby Finkenauer(D)
ID: Incumbent Mike Crapo(R)
vs.James Vandermaas(D)
vs.Natalie Fleming(R)
IL: Incumbent Tammy Duckworth(D)
vs.U.S.Rep. Adam Kinzinger(? R)
vs.Peggy Hubbard(R)
IN: Incumbent Todd Young(R)
vs.Challenger Haneefah Abdul-Khaaliq(D)
vs.Psychologist Valerie McCray(D)
vs.Thomas McDermott(D)
KS: Incumbent Jerry Moran(R)
vs.Michael Soetaert(D)
vs.Mark Holland(D)
vs.Joan Farr(R)
KY: Incumbent Rand Paul(R)
vs.State Rep Charles Booker(D)
LA: Incumbent John Kennedy(R)
vs.Luke Mixon(D)
vs.Gary Chambers(D)

MD: Incumbent Chris Van Hollen(D)
vs.Colin Byrd(D)
MO: Incumbent Roy Blunt(R)
vs.Eric Greitens(R) vs.Scott Sifton(D)
vs.Eric Schmitt(R) vs.Lucas Kunce(D)
vs.Mark McClosky(R) vs.Vicky Hartzler(R)
vs.Tim Shepard(D) vs.Billy Long(R)
NC: Incumbent Richard Burr(R,retiring)
Erica Smith(D) vs.Mark Walker(R)
vs.Ted Budd(R) vs.Pat McCrory(R)
vs.Cheri Beasley(D) vs.Rett Newton(D)
vs.Jeff Jackson(D) vs.Marjorie K. Eastman(R)
ND: Incumbent John Hoeven(R)
vs.Michael J. Steele(D)
NH: Incumbent Maggie Hassan(D)
vs.Don Bolduc(R)
vs.Chris Sununu(R ?)
NV: Incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto(D)
vs.Adam Laxalt(R)
NY: Incumbent Chuck Schumer(D)
vs.Antoine Tucker(R)
OH: Incumbent Rob Portman(R,retiring)
Bernie Moreno(R) vs.Tim Ryan(D)
vs.Jane Timken(R) vs.Josh Mandel(R)
vs.JD Vance(R) vs.Mike Gibbons(R)
vs.Morgan Harper(D) vs.Matt Dolan(R)
OK: Incumbent James Lankford(R)
vs.Nathan Dahm(R)
vs.Joan Farr(R)
OR: Incumbent Ron Wyden(D)
vs.QAnon adherent Jo Rae Perkins(R)
vs.Jason Beebe(R)
PA: Incumbent Pat Toomey(R,retiring)
vs.Everett Stern(R) vs.Jeff Bartos(R)
vs.Val Arkoosh(D) vs.Carla Sands(R)
vs.John Fetterman(D) vs.Malcolm Kenyatta(D)
vs.Kathy Barnette(R) vs.Sharif Street(D)
vs.Conor Lamb(D) vs.Sean Parnell(R)
vs.Craig Snyder(R) vs.Mehmet Oz(R)
SC: Incumbent Tim Scott(R)
vs.State Rep. Krystle Matthews(D)
SD: Incumbent John Thune(R)
vs.State Rep. Billie Sutton(? D)
UT: Incumbent Mike Lee(R) vs.Allen Glines(D)
vs.Austin Searle(D) vs.Evan McMullin(I)
VT: Incumbent Patrick Leahy(D)
vs.Scott Milne(? R)
vs.Peter Welch(D)
WA: Incumbent Patty Murray(D)
vs.Challenger Tiffany Smiley(R)
WI: Incumbent Ron Johnson(R) vs.Tom Nelson(D)
vs.Sarah Godlewski(D) vs.Alex Lasry(D)
vs.Chris Larson(D) vs.Mandela Barnes(D)
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Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
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Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
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War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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NC:Burr(R)
OH:Portman(R)
PA:Toomey(R)
Senators who ran for President in 2019-20:
CA:V.P.Harris(D)
CO:Bennet(D)
MA:Warren(D)
MN:Klobuchar(D)
NJ:Booker(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D)
VT:Sanders(D)
 

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