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AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R) vs.Sinema(D) vs.Abboud(D) vs.McSally(R) vs.Arpaio(R) vs.Marks(L)
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CT: Murphy(D) vs.Adams(D) vs.Corey(R)
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MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R) vs.Young(R) vs.Squier(G) vs.James(R)
MN-2: Franken(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Housley(R)
MN-6: Klobuchar(D) vs.Newberger(R) vs.Overby(G)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs.Petersen(R) vs.Monetti(R) vs.Hawley(R) vs.Earl(D)
MS-2: Hyde-Smith(R) vs.Espy(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.McDaniel(R)
MS-6: Wicker(R) vs.Bohren(D) vs.Baria(D)
MT: Tester(D) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Rosendale(R)
ND: Heitkamp(D) vs.Peyer(D) vs.Campbell(R) vs.Cramer(R)
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NJ: Menendez(D) vs.Pezzullo(R) vs.Hugin(R) vs.Sabrin(L)
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RI: Whitehouse(D) vs.Flanders(R) vs.Nardolillo(R)
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TX: Cruz(R) vs.O`Rourke(D)
UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs. Romney(R) vs.Wilson(D) vs.Bowden(L)
VA: Kaine(D) vs.Freitas(R) vs.Stewart(R)
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WI: Baldwin(D) vs.Vukmir(R)
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Phil Bredesen on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Keep abortion legal, but not high priority. (Oct 2018)
  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
Phil Bredesen on Budget & Economy
Click here for the full quote on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Adjust our expenses to match our income, like family budget. (Feb 2010)
Phil Bredesen on Civil Rights
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  • Disallow withholding services to same-sex couples. (Oct 2018)
  • The great stain on our dream has been racism. (Apr 2008)
Phil Bredesen on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Pay for corporate tax cuts by closing loopholes. (Oct 2018)
  • As mayor, enticed the NFL's Oilers to relocate to Nashville. (Apr 2018)
  • Plan for robotic factories of the future. (Feb 2009)
Phil Bredesen on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • Haley's Law: new criminal offenses on child abuse. (Aug 2005)
  • Supports fair and accurate executions. (Oct 2002)
Phil Bredesen on Drugs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Let states decide on marijuana legalization. (Oct 2018)
  • Get tough on opioid prescriptions from pain clinics. (May 2018)
  • Proliferation of meth is one of the most serious threats. (Nov 2006)
Phil Bredesen on Education
Click here for 5 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Supports charter schools but "not wild about vouchers. (Oct 2018)
  • Free community college tuition; lower student loan interest. (Oct 2018)
  • New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher. (Feb 2010)
  • $48M for state colleges for tuition, & $10M scholarships. (Feb 2007)
  • Raise teacher pay;expand pre-K. (Nov 2006)
Phil Bredesen on Energy & Oil
Click here for 3 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Green energy will be of vast importance and growth. (Oct 2018)
  • Green energy growth: develop a Solar Institute. (Feb 2009)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Phil Bredesen on Environment
Click here for 3 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Supports environmental regulation by government. (Oct 2018)
  • Public-private foundation to preserve Cumberland Plateau. (Jan 2005)
  • $10M to partially restore cuts in land acquisition fund. (Feb 2004)
Phil Bredesen on Families & Children
Click here for 2 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Increase fetal & infant survival rates among babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Claire's Law: hearing loss screenings for every newborn. (Jul 2008)
Phil Bredesen on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Phil Bredesen on Free Trade
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  • Trump's tariifs are same as a new tax on Tennesseans. (Oct 2018)
  • Open state's first economic development office in Beijing. (May 2007)
  • Declined state commitment to CAFTA. (Aug 2005)
Phil Bredesen on Government Reform
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  • Require paper ballot trail on voting machines. (Jun 2008)
  • CC:Oppose strict Constitutionalist judges. (Jul 2018)
Phil Bredesen on Gun Control
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  • Close gun show loophole & ban bump stocks. (Oct 2018)
  • Veto firearms permits in bars: guns and alcohol don't mix. (May 2009)
  • Against new restrictions; for gun safety education. (Oct 2002)
  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Phil Bredesen on Health Care
Click here for 5 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Support ObamaCare, with fixes, and some Medicare-for-All. (Oct 2018)
  • Cover Tennessee: provide affordable, portable insurance. (Nov 2006)
  • Reform TennCare with more regulation of MCOs. (Oct 2002)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
  • Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Phil Bredesen on Homeland Security
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  • Keep the 118th Air Lift Wing in Tennessee. (Jan 2005)
Phil Bredesen on Immigration
Click here for 5 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Deporting DREAMers would be un-American. (Oct 2018)
  • Develop sensible, uniform national policies for immigration. (Nov 2006)
  • Operation Jump Start: support border patrol effort in Texas. (Oct 2006)
  • Enforce prohibitions against employing illegal immigrants. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes more border security, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Phil Bredesen on Jobs
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  • Minimum wage should keep pace with inflation. (Oct 2018)
Phil Bredesen on Principles & Values
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  • 1960s scholarship to Harvard; millionaire businessman at 43. (Apr 2018)
Phil Bredesen on Social Security
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  • Own Your Future: planning for long-term care needs. (Mar 2007)
Phil Bredesen on Tax Reform
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  • Balance state needs--without an income tax. (Nov 2006)
  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
Phil Bredesen on Technology
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  • Empower TVA to bring rural broadband internet access. (Oct 2018)
  • Supports Net Neutrality: equal access for everyone. (Oct 2018)
  • Memphis Research Consortium: life science research center. (Feb 2010)
Phil Bredesen on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Phil Bredesen on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Keep abortion legal, but not high priority: Favors topic 1
Increase fetal & infant survival rates among babies: Opposes topic 1
CC:Oppose strict Constitutionalist judges: Favors topic 1
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
The great stain on our dream has been racism: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Disallow withholding services to same-sex couples: 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)
Support ObamaCare, with fixes, and some Medicare-for-All: Favors topic 5
Claire's Law: hearing loss screenings for every newborn: Favors topic 5
Cover Tennessee: provide affordable, portable insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Reform TennCare with more regulation of MCOs: Neutral on topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Own Your Future: planning for long-term care needs: Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports charter schools but "not wild about vouchers: Favors topic 7
New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher: Favors topic 7
Raise teacher pay;expand pre-K: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports environmental regulation by government: Opposes topic 8
Public-private foundation to preserve Cumberland Plateau: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$10M to partially restore cuts in land acquisition fund: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Haley's Law: new criminal offenses on child abuse: Favors topic 9
Supports fair and accurate executions: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Close gun show loophole & ban bump stocks: Opposes topic 10
Veto firearms permits in bars: guns and alcohol don't mix: Opposes topic 10
Against new restrictions; for gun safety education: Strongly Favors topic 10
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Pay for corporate tax cuts by closing loopholes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Balance state needs--without an income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Deporting DREAMers would be un-American: Strongly Favors topic 12
Develop sensible, uniform national policies for immigration: Favors topic 12
Operation Jump Start: support border patrol effort in Texas: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Enforce prohibitions against employing illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes more border security, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trump's tariifs are same as a new tax on Tennesseans: Strongly Favors topic 13
Open state's first economic development office in Beijing: Favors topic 13
Declined state commitment to CAFTA: Opposes topic 13
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)
Keep the 118th Air Lift Wing in Tennessee: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Require paper ballot trail on voting machines: 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)
Green energy will be of vast importance and growth: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green energy growth: develop a Solar Institute: Strongly Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Let states decide on marijuana legalization: Opposes topic 19
Get tough on opioid prescriptions from pain clinics: Favors topic 19
Proliferation of meth is one of the most serious threats: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Empower TVA to bring rural broadband internet access: Strongly Favors topic 20
As mayor, enticed the NFL's Oilers to relocate to Nashville: Favors topic 20
Adjust our expenses to match our income, like family budget: Opposes topic 20
Plan for robotic factories of the future: Favors topic 20

Phil Bredesen is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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