Mostly ban. Lifelong abortion opponent, but recognizes that Americans are divided on this. Voted for bill prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks & opposes any public funding.
Ban. Overturn Roe v Wade, stop “the pro-abortion agenda” in Congress & legislate nationwide restrictions similar to WV’s.
Yes, disclose funders. No, on Citizen’s United. Says the decision has “destroyed this country.”
Yes. “I believe climate change is real, & that the more than 7 billion people living on this Earth have contributed to its warming,”
No. “There are many factors involved in the evolution of the earth’s temperature.”
No to regulating greenhouse gases: “No one is going to stop using fossil [fuels] for a long time.” But required WV utilities to get 25% of energy from renewable sources by 2025.
No to regulating greenhouse gases. Led states suing to overturn Obama Clean Power Plan. Opposed renewable energy mandate in ad against a primary opponent.
Yes. Voted for bill to reverse ACA mandate for contraceptive coverage in order to safeguard religious liberty.
Yes. Strong advocate for religious liberty.
Yes. Supports the tariffs 100%. Historically, trade deals have not been good for WV.
Milder support: “The President is…trying to gain a little negotiating leverage. That’s not a bad thing.”
No. “Would pull already limited public school resources from the schools, students & teachers that need them most.”
No statement found.
Yes. Urged Senate Republicans “to stop playing games & send our kids back to school.”
No. “Breaking the law does not set a good example for our children.” Threatened an injunction.
Opposes personally, but accepts as settled law.
Opposes restrictions in most areas. Opposed banning semi-automatic weapons, but supports background checks for gun show or internet sales.
Needs improvement, but supports its preventive care, protections for pre-existing conditions, costs of prescription drugs, & support to fight opioid epidemic. Unacceptable to go back to when 250,000 West Virginians went without healthcare.
Yes. No abortion funding, but committed to “helping women get vital health services, like cancer screenings & preventive care.”
No. “Has opposed all taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.”
Yes. Spearheaded bill to fund health care benefits & pensions for union miners.
No statement found.
Yes. Member of bipartisan group who proposed legislation to give Dreamers path to citizenship while allocating $25 billion for border security.
Yes. Supported 2014 bill to increase from $7.25 hour to $10.10 hour.
Took no stand after Democratic legislators requested he support net neutrality.
Voted 61% in support of Trump positions as of August 2018.
Yes. Introduced bills to refinance at market rates & to limit repayment to 15% of income. Signed on to support & strengthen Pell Grants.
Unknown. Reached settlement with for-profit online education company to forgive student debt.
No. “The corporations get the greatest cuts, the wealthiest get the greatest benefits…The people that get the least amount..are the people that needed it the most”
Other senate candidates include Rusty Hollen (Libertarian). Due to limited space, we can only include candidates who poll 15% or higher, but encourage you to check out his website.
Key sites consulted included Votesmart.org, OntheIssues.org, FactCheck.org, Politifact.com, & public candidate statements. For guides to local races, see Vote411.org from the League of Women Voters & Ballotready.org.