2018 Virginia US Senate Candidate Guide

Tim Kaine (D) vs Corey Stewart (R)

US Senate | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

Tim Kaine

Tim Kaine

Democrat

Incumbent
Corey Stewart

Corey Stewart

Republican

The Issues

Campaign Finance

Require political ads to disclose their largest funders? Stand on Citizens United decision, allowing unlimited corporate political donations?

Tim Kaine (D)

Yes. Introduced 2017 Disclose Act  to disclose major campaign funders. Reverse Citizens United, saying erodes democracy & undermines elections.

Corey Stewart (R)

No public statement found on Disclose Act. Opposes regulation of campaign donations.

Contraception

Allow employers to withhold contraceptive coverage if disagree?

Corey Stewart (R)

No statement found.

Economy

Support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?

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

Education

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

Elections

Support nonpartisan redistricting vs potential partisan gerrymandering?

Environment

Support cutbacks in Environmental Protection Administration?

Guns

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

Healthcare

Support or Repeal Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare? Support Medicaid expansion to subsidize low-income participants?

Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion healthcare?

Iran

Support Trump withdrawal from treaty limiting Iran’s nuclear capability in return for lifting economic sanctions?

Marijuana

Legalize or decriminalize marijuana?

Minimum Wage

Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Tim Kaine (D)

Yes. Co-sponsored $15/hour proposal.

Corey Stewart (R)

No public statements found.

Net Neutrality

Require internet providers to provide equal access to all users?

Tim Kaine (D)

Yes. Voted to protect.

Corey Stewart (R)

No public statements found.

President Trump

Response to President Trump’s actions & policies?

Tim Kaine (D)

Strong critic of policies. Has voted with Trump 34% of time (as of Oct. 12, 2018).

Corey Stewart (R)

Strong supporter: “I was Trump before Trump was Trump.”

Social Security

Address Social Security solvency?

Student Debt & Financial Aid

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

Corey Stewart (R)

No public statement found.

Voting Rights

Support Governor McAuliffe’s restoring felon voting rights?

Corey Stewart (R)

No public statement found.

Other candidates include Matt Waters (L). We can’t include candidates polling under 15%, but check out his website.

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