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Mark Kelly on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Against making it harder for women to access health care. (Oct 2020)
  • Supports every woman's right to choose. (Jan 2020)
  • Supports reproductive rights, health and gender equity. (Nov 2019)
  • Pro-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Kelly on Budget & Economy
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  • COVID: supports federal aid to states and cities. (Oct 2020)
  • End tax breaks for super wealthy; invest in infrastructure. (Jan 2020)
Mark Kelly on Civil Rights
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  • Wrong that LGBTQ people can be married and get fired for it. (Oct 2020)
  • Demand accountability on deep systemic issues with racism. (Jun 2020)
  • Human Rights Campaign: endorsed as voice for equality. (Jan 2020)
Mark Kelly on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Kelly on Crime
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  • Address racial justice issues threatening Black lives. (Oct 2020)
  • We need to reform policing, not defund police departments. (Jun 2020)
  • Support law enforcement, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Kelly on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Kelly on Education
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  • More financial aid, lower interest rates on student loans. (Oct 2020)
  • Expand access to early education; pay teachers a decent wage. (Jan 2020)
  • Support post-secondary training; ease student debt. (Jan 2020)
Mark Kelly on Energy & Oil
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  • We've got to get on to more renewable energy, like solar. (Oct 2020)
  • Develop renewable energy, but not for Green New Deal. (Jan 2020)
  • Support massive investment developing renewable technologies. (Jan 2020)
  • Trump withdrawal from Paris Accords sets back U.S. progress. (Dec 2017)
Mark Kelly on Environment
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  • Weakening standards have been unequivocal disaster. (Oct 2020)
  • Protect Grand Canyon from uranium mining. (Apr 2020)
Mark Kelly on Families & Children
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Mark Kelly on Foreign Policy
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  • Hasn't thought much on Jerusalem embassy; seems to work. (May 2020)
  • Supports strong military, but must rebuild alliances. (Jan 2020)
  • Committed to rebuilding alliances & restoring US leadership. (May 2019)
Mark Kelly on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Kelly on Government Reform
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  • Refuses corporate PAC money, taken lobbyist money. (Oct 2020)
  • Declined to take a position on eliminating the filibuster. (Oct 2020)
  • Judicially liberal, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Kelly on Gun Control
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  • The issue of gun violence is personal for Gabby and me. (Oct 2020)
  • Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority. (Jun 2020)
  • Owns guns but favors commonsense legislation. (Feb 2020)
  • Gun rights & safety from gun violence not incompatible. (Jan 2020)
  • A gun is designed for one thing--to kill. (Nov 2018)
  • Gun control is a political issue and we need to have a vote. (Feb 2018)
  • Congress has done absolutely nothing to stop gun violence. (Oct 2017)
  • Pro-gun rights, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Kelly on Health Care
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  • Health care is a right; supports public option. (Jan 2020)
  • Allow Medicare buy-in; limited public option. (Nov 2019)
  • Medicare needn't be barred from negotiating drug prices. (Sep 2019)
  • Employer health insurance should stay; improve care access. (Apr 2019)
  • Ensure healthcare access, unsure of single-payer care. (Feb 2019)
Mark Kelly on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Kelly on Immigration
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  • Better border technology, not wall; citizenship for DREAMers. (Oct 2020)
  • Not for open borders but have to treat people fairly. (Feb 2020)
  • Strong, effective border security; protect DREAMers. (Jan 2020)
  • Senate should pass path to citizenship for DREAMers. (Nov 2019)
  • Secure the southern border without demonizing migrants. (Feb 2019)
  • Anti-border security, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Kelly on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Kelly on Principles & Values
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  • Wife, Rep. Gabby Giffords, survived assassination attempt. (Jan 2011)
Mark Kelly on Social Security
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  • Social Security & Medicare are promises to seniors. (Jan 2020)
  • Don't weaken Social Security; nor gamble retirement funds. (May 2019)
Mark Kelly on Tax Reform
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  • Against Trump tax cuts: need to look out for middle class. (Feb 2020)
  • Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Kelly on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mark Kelly on War & Peace
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  • Supported killing Iranian general without Congressional OK. (Oct 2020)
  • Iran deal had problems, but poor decision to pull out of it. (May 2020)
  • Middle East peace achievable; won't be easy. (May 2020)
  • Services must work for changing veteran population. (Jan 2020)
  • Stay out of Israeli wars, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Kelly 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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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports every woman's right to choose: Favors topic 1
Supports reproductive rights, health and gender equity: 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
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Demand accountability on deep systemic issues with racism: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Human Rights Campaign: endorsed as voice for equality: 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)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Health care is a right; supports public option: Strongly Favors topic 5
Allow Medicare buy-in; limited public option: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare needn't be barred from negotiating drug prices: Strongly Favors topic 5
Employer health insurance should stay; improve care access: Opposes topic 5
Ensure healthcare access, unsure of single-payer care: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Social Security & Medicare are promises to seniors: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Don't weaken Social Security; nor gamble retirement funds: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand access to early education; pay teachers a decent wage: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Support post-secondary training; ease student debt: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect Grand Canyon from uranium mining: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
We need to reform policing, not defund police departments: Opposes topic 9
Support law enforcement, according to CC survey: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
The issue of gun violence is personal for Gabby and me: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Owns guns but favors commonsense legislation: Opposes topic 10
Gun rights & safety from gun violence not incompatible: Strongly Opposes topic 10
A gun is designed for one thing--to kill: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Gun control is a political issue and we need to have a vote: Opposes topic 10
Congress has done absolutely nothing to stop gun violence: Strongly 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)
Against Trump tax cuts: need to look out for middle class: Favors topic 11
Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Better border technology, not wall; citizenship for DREAMers: Favors topic 12
Not for open borders but have to treat people fairly: Favors topic 12
Strong, effective border security; protect DREAMers: Favors topic 12
Senate should pass path to citizenship for DREAMers: Strongly Favors topic 12
Secure the southern border without demonizing migrants: 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)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Committed to rebuilding alliances & restoring US leadership: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Services must work for changing veteran population: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Hasn't thought much on Jerusalem embassy; seems to work: Opposes topic 17
Iran deal had problems, but poor decision to pull out of it: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Middle East peace achievable; won't be easy: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports strong military, but must rebuild alliances: Opposes 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)
We've got to get on to more renewable energy, like solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Develop renewable energy, but not for Green New Deal: Favors topic 18
Support massive investment developing renewable technologies: Strongly Favors topic 18
Trump withdrawal from Paris Accords sets back U.S. progress: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End tax breaks for super wealthy; invest in infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 20

Mark Kelly is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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