2018 Mississippi US Senate #1 Candidate Guide

David Baria (D) vs Roger Wicker (R)

US Senate | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

David Baria

David Baria

Democrat

Roger Wicker

Roger Wicker

Republican

Incumbent

The Issues

Campaign Finance

Require political ads & contributions to disclose their largest funders? Limit political donations from corporations & unions?

David Baria (D)

Has offered numerous bills to increase more campaign finance disclosure from lobbyists & candidates. Would limit political donations.

Climate Change

Consider climate change a serious crisis?

Limit or tax production of greenhouse gases?

Contraception

Allow employers to withhold contraceptive coverage if disagree with it?

David Baria (D)

No specific stand, but strong general supporter of women’s access to contraception.

Courts

Support Judge Kavanaugh nomination? (before recent allegations)

David Baria (D)

Won’t prejudge before hearings—part of partisanship poisoning democracy.

Economy

Support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?

Support President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese steel & other products?

Roger Wicker (R)

Knows Mississippi farmers are bracing for negative impacts, but hopes “end results will be greater opportunities”

Education

Provide vouchers to send children to private schools with public money?

Elections

Support nonpartisan redistricting to address partisan gerrymandering?

Roger Wicker (R)

No position found.

Financial Regulation

Support cutbacks in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)?

Gun Control

Support more restrictive gun control legislation? Restrict semi-automatic weapons?

Roger Wicker (R)

No to both. “Do not feel more gun control laws are the answer to the problems confronting our nation.”

Immigration

Support or Repeal Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare?

Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion health care?

Immigration

Support (DACA), allowing “Dreamers” who arrived illegally as children, to achieve legal status? Support earned path to citizenship for America’s 11 million illegal immigrants?

Iran

Support Trump withdrawing from treaty that limits Iran’s nuclear capability in return for lifting economic sanctions?

President Trump

Response to President Trump’s actions & policies?

David Baria (D)

Consistent & vocal supporter. Voted 96% with Trump as of October 1, 2018.

Privatization

Support full or partial privatization of Social Security?

Roger Wicker (R)

No current statement found, but some previous support for letting workers invest portion in private accounts.

Renewable Energy

Support government subsidies for renewable energy?

Student Debt & Financial Aid

Refinance student loans at lower rates, paid for by increasing taxes on high earners (Elizabeth Warren bill)?

Roger Wicker (R)

No. Voted against Warren bill.