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Mike Rounds on SenateMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion is wrong; reconsider Roe v. Wade: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protect life under all circumstances; no embryo research: 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
Strict Constitutionalist, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 1
Anti-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 1
Pro-parental notification, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action in state contracts nor colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Legal contracts for gay couples, but not marriage: Favors topic 3
Marriage should be between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes 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)
OpEd: Rounds insufficiently zealous against abortion: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Remove medical devices tax & payment advisory board: Opposes topic 5
Shut down ObamaCare but don't shut down government: Opposes topic 5
Healthcare to all citizens isnít governmentís responsibility: Opposes topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Entitlements insolvent but no changes for current recipients: Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Our children are our most valuable resource: Opposes topic 7
Voted for to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education: Favors topic 7
Provide a quality education for our children: Opposes topic 7
Participate in federal program Race to the Top: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rein in the Environmental Protection Agency: Strongly Favors topic 8
Allow private landowners to issue bounties for coyotes: Favors topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
End parole for repeat violent felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated Don't compromise community safety with sentencing reform: Strongly Favors topic 9
Support law enforcement, according to CC survey: Favors topic 9
Let ex-cons apply freely, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pro 2nd Amendment Rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Limit gun rights, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax code too complex; broaden base and lower rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Co-sponsored bill to repeal "Cadillac Tax" on healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports states collecting tax for online sales: Neutral on topic 11
Opposed to Personal Income Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Internet sales tax to raise education funding: Favors topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Pro-tax cuts, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 11
End the Death Tax, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Border security first, then a limited path to citizenship: Favors topic 12
ICE performs vital functions that protect American families: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated Support national emergency at the Southern border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Pro-border security, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Bound under state commitment to CAFTA: Favors topic 13
Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank: Opposes topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Ban imports from Xinjiang made by Uyghur forced labor: Opposes topic 13
Reauthorize the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Proposes joint cybersecurity effort with Israel: Favors topic 15
Primary federal responsibility is funding armed forces: Strongly Favors topic 15
$515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars: Favors topic 15
Secure the grid, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
2020 election was fair; we simply did not win the presidency: Favors topic 16
2020 election was fair, we simply did not win the presidency: Favors topic 16
Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Make clear to Putin that solution is diplomacy, not invasion: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Make clear to Putin that solution is diplomacy, not invasion: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No nuclear deal with Iran without Congressional input: Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Pro-Israel, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Tax energy exploration on federal land instead of gas tax: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Incentives for more wind and coal-fired power: Opposes topic 18
Create coalition to open markets to ethanol: Favors topic 18
Determine environmental regulations by cost/benefit analysis: Opposes topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Never send the message that marijuana is OK: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't promise everything then borrow it from next generation: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Mike Rounds is a Hard-Core 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)
vs.State Sen. Elvi Gray-Jackson(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)
vs.State Rep. Justin Olson(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)
vs.State Rep. Ron Hanks(R)
CT: Incumbent Richard Blumenthal(D)
vs.Challenger Joe Visconti(R)
vs.2018 & 2020 House candidate John Flynn(R)
vs.State Rep. Themis Klarides(D)
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.Bob McDermott(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) vs.State Sen. Dave Schatz(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)
vs.State Rep. Rick Becker(R)
NH: Incumbent Maggie Hassan(D)
vs.Don Bolduc(R)
vs.Chris Sununu(R ?)
vs.State Rep. Chuck Morse(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,withdrew) 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-6: Incumbent James Lankford(R)
vs.Nathan Dahm(R)
vs.Joan Farr(R)
OK-4: James Inhofe(R,resigning)
Luke Holland(R) vs.Rep. Markwayne Mullin(R) vs.Rep. Kevin Hern(R) vs.Mike Workman(D) vs.Speaker T.W. Shannon(R ?) vs.Gov. Kevin Stitt(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)
vs.Veteran Brian Bengs(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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Energy/Oil
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Foreign Policy
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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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Page last updated: Feb 28, 2022