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Seth Moulton on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Strongly supports woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public funding; opposes Born-Alive bill: Strongly Favors topic 1
Staunch defender of women's right to decisions on health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public funding of abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes parental notification: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes barring stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
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Time for women to earn same wages as men for same work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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Marriage equality is civil rights fight of our generation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes barring same sex marriage (Christian Coalition rating): Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports homosexual civil rights: Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Opposes Medicare for All, but would expand coverage: Favors topic 5
Don't force people to get rid of their private health plans: Opposes topic 5
Treat mental health like physical care with regular checkups: Favors topic 5
Expand mental care at VA, rest of country: Favors topic 5
Don't tie healthcare with job; cover pre-existing conditions: Strongly Favors topic 5
Improve ObamaCare but not single-payer: Favors topic 5
Health care is a right, and also smart policy: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Eliminate the payroll tax cap to cover most of funding gap: Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Voluntary public service rewarded with education guarantee: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Reform public education testing & teaching standards: Opposes topic 7
Supports Common Core, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 7
Supports Common Core, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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We need a sustainable solution to the fishing crisis: Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Death penalty not worth risk of killing one innocent person: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Decrease prison populations; focus on rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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There's no need for weapons of war on our streets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban bump stocks; bar terrorists from gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
For background checks & assault weapons ban: Strongly Opposes topic 10
It's time for universal background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restricting right to bear arms (Christian Coalition): Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restricting guns, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restricting guns, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Raise corporate taxes, but lower rates than 2017: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax capital gains at the same rate as ordinary income: Favors topic 11
For tax reform that doesn't favor the rich: Favors topic 11
Eliminate tax loopholes that only benefit big corporations: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports increasing federal income taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Helped his Iraqi interpreter get asylum in U.S.: Favors topic 12
Confront the issue of Illegal immigration: Opposes topic 12
Citizenship path for those who follow law: Opposes topic 12
Block illegal immigration without hampering legal immigrants: Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Deals must help Americans & protect intellectual property: Opposes topic 13
China steps in when US doesn't lead on trade deals: Strongly Favors topic 13
Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries: Strongly Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Support two-state solution, not current Israeli government: Opposes topic 14
Venezuela: US should not try to be world's policeman: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Visit our allies, whom President Trump has abandoned: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Build a Pacific NATO & rebuild existing alliances: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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Boost the defense budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Provide troops and vets both physical and mental health care: Favors topic 15
Trump's "Chicken hawks" pushing us towards war in Iran: Opposes topic 15
America leads the world when it is strong: Favors topic 15
Invest in autonomous, hypersonic, and cyber weapons: Favors topic 15
Veterans deserve the best health care in the world, period: Strongly Favors topic 15
Better funding and services for veterans: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Eliminate the Electoral College: Favors topic 16
End secret contributions that buy support in Congress: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Replace electoral college with direct election of president: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Condemn China's human rights abuses: Opposes topic 17
Need to push Saudis on human rights, not arm Yemen war: Favors topic 17
Rejoin Iran nuclear deal; strengthen and extend it: Favors topic 17
Interim agreement with North Korea would be step forward: Favors topic 17
Provide lethal aid to Ukraine; strengthen NATO: Opposes topic 17
Work to be done in Afghanistan after bringing troops home: Opposes topic 17
Keep the troops deployed abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 17
AdWatch: Don't send troops back to Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
We've got to abandon nation-building in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Against pushing us into war with Iran: Opposes topic 17
A mistake for those who voted for Iraq war: Opposes topic 17
Stand for national interests, but know end-game: Opposes topic 17
Supports targeting terrorists, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 17
Supports targeting terrorists, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Need to make climate change a top priority: Favors topic 18
Get started on stopping climate change: Favors topic 18
Green New Deal addresses climate change AND changed economy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Member of the Climate Solutions Caucus in Congress: Favors topic 18
50% carbon-free electricity by 2030: Favors topic 18
Firm leadership to lessen greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Legalize marijuana, but no expungement: Opposes topic 19
Supports medical and recreational marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Fewer drug-based convictions; decreased drug offenses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Rebuild our economy by rebuilding our infrastructure: Favors topic 20
Build local infrastructure and smart transportation: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 20
Supports stimulus spending, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 20

Seth Moulton is a Hard-Core Liberal
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NC-3: State Rep. Greg Murphy (R, Sept. 2019)
NC-9: State Sen. Dan Bishop (R, Sept. 2019)
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CA-25: Katie Hill (D, scandal, Nov. 2019)
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MD-7: Elijah Cummings (D, deceased, Oct. 2019)
NY-27: Chris Collins (R, scandal, Oct. 2019)
NC-3: Walter Beaman Jones (R, deceased, Feb. 2019)
NC-11: Mark Meadows (R, appointed, Mar. 2020)
PA-12: Tom Marino (R, resigned, Jan. 2019)
WI-7: Sean Duffy (R, resigned, Sept. 2019)

House members retiring (open seats):
AL-2: Martha Roby(R,since 2011)
CA-53: Susan Davis(D,since 2001)
FL-19: Francis Rooney(R,since 2017)
GA-2: Sanford Bishop(D,since 1993)
GA-7: Rob Woodall(R,since 2011)
GA-14: Tom Graves(R,since 2010)
IA-2: David Loebsack(D,since 2007)
IL-15: John Shimkus(R,since 1997)
IN-1: Pete Visclosky(D,since 1985)
IN-5: Susan Brooks(R,since 2013)
LA-5: Ralph Abraham(R,since 2015)
MI-10: Paul Mitchell(R,since 2017)
NC-2: George Holding(R,since 2013)
NC-6: Mark Walker(R,since 2015)
NY-2: Peter King(R,since 1993)
NY-16: José Serrano(D,since 1990)
NY-17: Nita Lowey(D,since 1989)
OR-2: Greg Walden(R,since 1999)
TN-1: Phil Roe(R,since 2009)
TX-11: Mike Conaway(R,since 2005)
TX-13: Mac Thornberry(R,since 1995)
TX-17: Bill Flores(R,since 2011)
TX-22: Pete Olson(R,since 2009)
TX-23: Will Hurd(R,since 2015)
TX-24: Kenny Marchant(R,since 2005)
UT-1: Rob Bishop(R,since 2003)
WA-10: Denny Heck(D,since 2013)
WI-5: Jim Sensenbrenner(R,since 1979)
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CA-21: US Rep.T.J. Cox(D) vs.Former Rep.David Valadao(R)
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GA-9: Doug Collins: Running for GA Senate
HI-2: Tulsi Gabbard: Ran for President
KS-1: Roger Marshall: Running for KS Senate
LA-5: Ralph Abraham: Ran for Governor(2019)
MA-4: Joe Kennedy III: Running for MA Senate
MA-6: Seth Moulton: Ran for President
MI-3: Justin Amash: Ran for President
MT-0: Greg Gianforte: Running for Governor
NM-3: Ben Ray Luján: Running for NM Senate
OH-13: Tim Ryan: Ran for President
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