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Val Demings on SenateMatch

 

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
100% ratings from NARAL & Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
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)
To cops after George Floyd:"What in the hell are you doing?": Strongly Favors topic 2
Look at hiring standards, police should reflect diversity: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Obtained $2.1 million to help those with HIV/AIDS: 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)
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)
Protect Medicare and Social Security for our seniors: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We need to focus more on our children graduating high school: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Equal access to quality education regardless of zip-code: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by League of Conservation Voters: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices: Opposes topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support police but we also have to deal with social ills: Opposes topic 9
Improve relationships between police & community: Strongly Opposes topic 9
As Police Chief, 40% drop in violent crime: Favors topic 9
Operation Positive Direction: mentoring at-risk youth: Opposes topic 9
Police work should be about building communities: Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Biden's measured, evidence-based orders will save lives: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on right to bear arms: Opposes topic 10
Supports gun-control legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports increasing income tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases to balance the budget: Favors topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Criminalizing asylum seekers, caging children unacceptable: Favors topic 12
Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin: Favors 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)
Voted for USMCA--not perfect but Democrats got changes: Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
Being unified nation doesn't mean giving up beliefs: Favors topic 14
When US makes a promise, obligation to keep our word: Opposes topic 14
Seeing VP Harris sworn in demonstrated American promise: Favors topic 14
Rated Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Got terror-prevention and preparedness grant under DHS: Favors topic 15
Killing Iran General Soleimani was reckless & destabilizing: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports federally developing renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulation of greenhouse gas emission: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tighten rules for the Opportunity Zone Program: Favors topic 20
Supports federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20

Val Demings is a Hard-Core Liberal
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FL Gubernatorial:
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Alexander Snitker
Andrew Gillum
Bill Nelson
Charlie Crist
Gwen Graham
Nikki Fried
Philip Levine
Rick Scott
Ron DeSantis
Wayne Messam
FL Senatorial:
Bill Nelson
Carlos Lopez-Cantera
Charlie Crist
David Jolly
Edward Janowski
Marco Rubio
Pam Keith
Patrick Murphy
Rick Scott
Ron DeSantis

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.Shelby staffer Katie Britt(R)
vs.State Rep. John Merrill(R)
AR: Incumbent John Boozman(R)
vs.Candidate Dan Whitfield(D)
AZ: Incumbent Mark Kelly(D)
vs.Sen. Kelli Ward(? R)
vs.CEO Jim Lamon(R)
vs.Challenger Blake Masters(R)
vs.A.G. Mark Brnovich(R)
vs.Energy executive Jim Lamon(R)
CA: Incumbent Alex Padilla(D)
vs.State Rep. Jerome Horton(D ?)
vs.2018 Senate candidate James Bradley(R)
vs.Candidate for San Diego city council 2020 Lily Zhou(R)
CO: Incumbent Michael Bennet(D)
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.Appointed Senator Kelly Loeffler(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.U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne(D ?)
vs.Former U.S. Rep IA-1 Abby Finkenauer(D)
ID: Incumbent Mike Crapo(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
IL: Incumbent Tammy Duckworth(D)
vs.U.S.Rep. Adam Kinzinger(? R)
IN: Incumbent Todd Young(R)
vs.Challenger Haneefah Abdul-Khaaliq(D)
vs.Psychologist Valerie McCray(D)
KS: Incumbent Jerry Moran(R)
vs.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(? R)
vs.2020 Congressional candidate Michael Soetaert(D)
KY: Incumbent Rand Paul(R)
vs.State Rep Charles Booker(D)
LA: Incumbent John Kennedy(R)
vs.Gov. John Bel Edwards(D ?)

MD: Incumbent Chris Van Hollen(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
MO: Incumbent Roy Blunt(R)
vs.Gov. Eric Greitens(R)
vs.State Sen. Scott Sifton(D)
vs.Treasurer Eric Schmitt(R)
vs.Marine Officer Lucas Kunce(D)
vs.Attorney who waved gun at BLM protestors; 2020 GOP convention speaker Mark McClosky(R)
vs.U.S. Rep. MO-4 Vicky Hartzler(R)
NC: Incumbent Richard Burr(R,retiring)
vs.State Sen. Erica Smith(D)
vs.U.S.Rep. Mark Walker(R)
vs.Challenger Ted Budd(R)
vs.Gov. Pat McCrory(R)
vs.Justice Cheri Beasley(D)
vs.mayor of Beaufort, https://www.rettnewton.com/ Rett Newton(D)
ND: Incumbent John Hoeven(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NH: Incumbent Maggie Hassan(D)
vs.Brig.Gen. Don Bolduc(R)
vs.Gov. Chris Sununu(R ?)
vs.Former Senator Kelly Ayotte(R ?)
NV: Incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto(D)
vs.NV Attorney General; Candidate for Governor 2018 Adam Laxalt(R)
NY: Incumbent Chuck Schumer(D)
vs.Challenger Antoine Tucker(R)
OH: Incumbent Rob Portman(R,retiring)
vs.State Rep. Dan Carter(? D)
vs.U.S.Rep. Tim Ryan(D)
vs.Challenger Bernie Moreno(R)
vs.U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan(D)
vs.OH GOP Chair Jane Timken(R)
OK: Incumbent James Lankford(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
OR: Incumbent Ron Wyden(D)
vs.QAnon adherent Jo Rae Perkins(R)
PA: Incumbent Pat Toomey(R,retiring)
vs.HSBC whistleblower Everett Stern(R)
vs.2Lt.Gov.nominee Jeff Bartos(R)
vs.Commissioner Val Arkoosh(D)
vs.Ambassador Carla Sands(R)
vs.Lt. Gov. John Fetterman(D)
vs.State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta(D)
vs.Past Congressional candidate & political commentator Kathy Barnette(R)
vs.State senator; son of former mayor Sharif Street(D)
vs.Congressman Conor Lamb(D)
vs.Candidate in 2020 House race Sean Parnell(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.Challenger Allen Glines(D)
vs.Challenger Austin Searle(D)
VT: Incumbent Patrick Leahy(D)
vs.Lt.Gov. David Zuckerman(? D)
WA: Incumbent Patty Murray(D)
vs.Challenger Tiffany Smiley(R)
WI: Incumbent Ron Johnson(R)
vs.County Exec. Tom Nelson(D)
vs.Treasurer Sarah Godlewski(D)
vs.Sports Exec. Alex Lasry(D)
vs.State senator Chris Larson(D)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Campaign Finance
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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Retiring in 2022 election:
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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