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AK: Sullivan(R,incumbent) vs.Gross(I) vs.Blatchford(D)
AL: Jones(D,incumbent) vs.Tuberville(R) vs.Sessions(R) vs.Moore(R) vs.Rogers(D) vs.Merrill(R)
AR: Cotton(R,incumbent) vs.Harrington(L) vs.Whitfield(I) vs.Mahony(D)
AZ: McSally(R,incumbent) vs.Kelly(D)
CO: Gardner(R,incumbent) vs.Hickenlooper(D) vs.Madden(D) vs.Baer(D) vs.Walsh(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Romanoff(D) vs.Burnes(D) vs.Williams(D)
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.Tomlinson(D) vs.Terry(D)
IA: Ernst(R,incumbent) vs.Greenfield(D) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mauro(D) vs.Franken(D)
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)
KY: McConnell(R,incumbent) vs.McGrath(D) vs.Morgan(R) vs.Cox(D) vs.Tobin(D) vs.Booker(D)
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)
NC: Tillis(R,incumbent) vs.Cunningham(D) vs.E.Smith(D) vs.S.Smith(R) vs.Tucker(R) vs.Mansfield(D)
NE: Sasse(R,incumbent) vs.Janicek(R)
NH: Shaheen(D,incumbent) vs.Messner(R) vs.Martin(D) vs.Bolduc(R) vs.O'Brien(R)
NJ: Booker(D,incumbent) vs.Mehta(R) vs.Singh(R) vs.Meissner(R)
NM: Udall(D,retiring) vs.Lujan(D) vs.Ronchetti(R) vs.Walsh(L) vs.Clarkson(R) vs.Oliver(D) vs.Rich(R)
OK: Inhofe(R,incumbent) vs.Broyles(D) vs.Workman(D)
OR: Merkley(D,incumbent) vs.Perkins(R) vs.Romero(R)
RI: Reed(D,incumbent) vs.Waters(R)
SC: Graham(R,incumbent) vs.Harrison(D) vs.Tinubu(D)
SD: Rounds(R,incumbent) vs.Ahlers(D) vs.Borglum(R)
TN: Alexander(R,retiring) vs.Hagerty(R) vs.Bradshaw(D) vs.Sethi(R) vs.Mackler(D) vs.Crim(R)
TX: Cornyn(R,incumbent) vs.Hegar(D) vs.Hernandez(D) vs.Bell(D) vs.Ramirez(D) vs.West(D)
VA: Warner(D,incumbent) vs.Taylor(R) vs.Gade(R)
WV: Capito(R,incumbent) vs.Swearengin(D) vs.Ojeda(D)
WY: Enzi(R,retiring) vs.Lummis(R) vs.Ben-David(D) vs.Ludwig(D)


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Al Gross on Abortion
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  • Endorsed by Planned Parenthood as pro-choice champion. (Apr 2020)
  • Will defend right to choose & reproductive healthcare. (Nov 2019)
Al Gross on Budget & Economy
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Al Gross on Civil Rights
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Al Gross on Corporations
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Al Gross on Crime
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  • More funding for tribal & rural public safety. (Apr 2020)
Al Gross on Drugs
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Al Gross on Education
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  • Make college more affordable & accessible. (Nov 2019)
Al Gross on Energy & Oil
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  • Promote clean energy for rural Alaska; rejoin Paris accord. (Apr 2020)
  • Climate change a threat: Alaska literally losing villages. (Nov 2019)
  • Opposes Canadian mine in Alaska operation EPA would allow. (Aug 2019)
Al Gross on Environment
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Al Gross on Families & Children
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Al Gross on Foreign Policy
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Al Gross on Free Trade
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Al Gross on Government Reform
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  • End Citizens United; get dark money out of politics. (Nov 2019)
Al Gross on Gun Control
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Al Gross on Health Care
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  • Alaska has most expensive health care in the world. (Jan 2020)
  • Public option allows Alaska to compete on equal basis. (Jan 2020)
  • System is broken; start with Medicare and public option. (Nov 2019)
  • Take on big pharma on prices & opioid epidemic. (Nov 2019)
  • Increase access, lower prescription prices. (Oct 2019)
  • Health care costs holds back economy, especially in Alaska. (Aug 2019)
  • Led AK ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid. (May 2019)
Al Gross on Homeland Security
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  • Sullivan cut Alaska bases to support border wall. (Jan 2020)
Al Gross on Immigration
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Al Gross on Jobs
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  • Raise the minimum wage; defend collective bargaining rights. (Jun 2020)
  • Raise the minimum wage; defend collective bargaining. (Nov 2019)
  • First political campaign in Alaska to unionize. (Sep 2019)
Al Gross on Principles & Values
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  • I fought grizzly bears, so I'm ready for Washington. (Nov 2019)
  • Independent endorsed by state Democratic Party. (Sep 2019)
Al Gross on Social Security
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  • Strengthen security of pension plans. (Jun 2020)
Al Gross on Tax Reform
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Al Gross on Technology
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Al Gross on War & Peace
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  • Military is important but need to attract other businesses. (Jun 2020)
Al Gross on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by Planned Parenthood as pro-choice champion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Will defend right to choose & reproductive healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
Alaska has most expensive health care in the world: Favors topic 5
Public option allows Alaska to compete on equal basis: Strongly Favors topic 5
System is broken; start with Medicare and public option: Favors topic 5
Increase access, lower prescription prices: Favors topic 5
Health care costs holds back economy, especially in Alaska: Favors topic 5
Led AK ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen security of pension plans: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Make college more affordable & accessible: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
More funding for tribal & rural public safety: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Military is important but need to attract other businesses: Favors topic 15
Sullivan cut Alaska bases to support border wall: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
End Citizens United; get dark money out of politics: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Promote clean energy for rural Alaska; rejoin Paris accord: Strongly Favors topic 18
Climate change a threat: Alaska literally losing villages: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes Canadian mine in Alaska operation EPA would allow: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Take on big pharma on prices & opioid epidemic: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise the minimum wage; defend collective bargaining rights: Strongly Favors topic 20

Al Gross is a Moderate Liberal Populist
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