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ME: Collins(R,incumbent) vs.Gideon(D) vs.Sweet(D) vs.Rice(D)
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Sara Gideon on Abortion
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  • Protect & expand access to women's reproductive care. (Jun 2020)
  • Backed in primary by abortion-rights groups. (Sep 2019)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2018)
  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2018)
  • Pro-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Sara Gideon on Budget & Economy
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Sara Gideon on Civil Rights
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  • Support LGBTQ+ people everywhere. (Oct 2020)
  • Husband solicited to run for town council; she ran instead. (Nov 2019)
Sara Gideon on Corporations
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Sara Gideon on Crime
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Sara Gideon on Drugs
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  • Voted to regulate marijuana legalization in Maine. (Oct 2020)
  • Treatment for opioid addiction; hold big pharma accountable. (Jun 2020)
  • Don't allow marijuana for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (Jun 2013)
Sara Gideon on Education
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  • Access to high quality K-12 education for every family. (Jun 2020)
  • Tackle student debt crisis; expand trade, technical training. (Jun 2020)
Sara Gideon on Energy & Oil
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  • Passed aggressive goals reducing carbon emissions in Maine. (Jun 2020)
  • Rejoin Paris Agreement; invest in clean energy. (Jun 2020)
  • Bold, immediate action on climate change. (Sep 2019)
Sara Gideon on Environment
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  • Rated 96% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2018)
Sara Gideon on Families & Children
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Sara Gideon on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sara Gideon on Free Trade
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Sara Gideon on Government Reform
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  • Worked in Maine to pass automatic voter registration. (Jun 2020)
  • End influence of big money on our elections and officials. (Jun 2020)
  • $500 fine for campaign finance ethics violation. (Oct 2019)
  • Judicially liberal, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Sara Gideon on Gun Control
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  • Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority. (Jun 2020)
  • Oppose concealed carry without a permit. (Jun 2015)
  • Rated 33% by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights. (Dec 2017)
  • Pro-gun rights, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Sara Gideon on Health Care
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  • Let government negotiate to lower cost of drugs. (Sep 2020)
  • Complete the work started under Affordable Care Act. (Jun 2020)
  • Reduce prescription costs; protect pre-existing conditions. (Dec 2019)
  • Public option for Medicare, but not Medicare-for-All. (Sep 2019)
Sara Gideon on Homeland Security
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  • Make sure that services vets have earned remain available. (Jun 2020)
  • Require a warrant to get location info from cell phones. (Jul 2013)
Sara Gideon on Immigration
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Sara Gideon on Jobs
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  • Co-sponsored bill to give unions access to public employees. (Oct 2020)
  • Prioritize needs of small businesses; raise minimum wage. (Jun 2020)
  • Don't limit tipped workers to half minimum wage. (Jun 2017)
  • Restrict employer's access to employee social media accounts. (Jun 2015)
Sara Gideon on Principles & Values
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  • Courts pushed to the right, favors independent judiciary. (Sep 2020)
  • Public service is about improving the lives of people. (Dec 2019)
Sara Gideon on Social Security
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  • Protect Social Security, Medicare from cuts & privatization. (Jun 2020)
Sara Gideon on Tax Reform
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  • Roll back Trump tax cuts; breaks for hardworking families. (Jun 2020)
  • Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Sara Gideon on Technology
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Sara Gideon on War & Peace
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  • Congress must provide oversight over military action. (Oct 2020)
  • Stay out of Israeli wars, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Sara Gideon on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Allow some immigrants to receive public assistance. (Jun 2015)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect & expand access to women's reproductive care: Strongly Favors topic 1
Backed in primary by abortion-rights groups: Favors topic 1
Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood, indicating a pro-choice stance: Strongly Favors topic 1
Judicially liberal, according to CC survey: Favors topic 1
Pro-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Anti-parental notification, according to CC survey: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Husband solicited to run for town council; she ran instead: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support LGBTQ+ people everywhere: Strongly 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)
Let government negotiate to lower cost of drugs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Complete the work started under Affordable Care Act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Reduce prescription costs; protect pre-existing conditions: Strongly Favors topic 5
Public option for Medicare, but not Medicare-for-All: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect Social Security, Medicare from cuts & privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Access to high quality K-12 education for every family: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 96% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Oppose concealed carry without a permit: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated 33% by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights: Opposes topic 10
Pro-gun rights, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Roll back Trump tax cuts; breaks for hardworking families: Strongly Favors topic 11
Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 11
Keep inheritance tax, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Urged support for DREAM Act: Favors topic 12
Allow some immigrants to receive public assistance: Strongly Favors topic 12
Anti-border security, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
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)
Make sure that services vets have earned remain available: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
Worked in Maine to pass automatic voter registration: Strongly Favors topic 16
$500 fine for campaign finance ethics violation: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Congress must provide oversight over military action: Favors topic 17
Stay out of Israeli wars, according to CC survey: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Passed aggressive goals reducing carbon emissions in Maine: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rejoin Paris Agreement; invest in clean energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Bold, immediate action on climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Voted to regulate marijuana legalization in Maine: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Treatment for opioid addiction; hold big pharma accountable: Opposes topic 19
Don't allow marijuana for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Prioritize needs of small businesses; raise minimum wage: Strongly Favors topic 20

Sara Gideon is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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