2018 Wisconsin Senate Candidate Guide

Tammy Baldwin (D) vs Leah Vukmir (R)

State Senate | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Baldwin

Democrat

Leah Vukmir

Leah Vukmir

Republican

The Issues

Contraception

Let employers withhold contraceptive coverage from employees if disagree with it morally?

Economy

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

Education

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

Elections

Support nonpartisan redistricting to address charges of partisan gerrymandering?

Environment

Support cutbacks of Environmental Protection Administration?

Vukmir

Likely yes. Board member of ALEC, which considers many EPA actions overregulation.

Financial Regulation

Support cutbacks of Consumer Protection Bureau?

Vukmir

Unknown.

Gay Rights

Support gay marriage?

Gun Control

Support more restrictive gun control legislation?

Baldwin

Yes. For more background checks & high-capacity magazine & bump stock bans.

Healthcare

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

Give Planned Parenthood public funds for non-abortion care?

Immigration

Support path to citizenship for America’s 11 million illegal immigrants, including “DACA” recipients or “Dreamers,” who grew up in the US after being brought here illegally as children?

Iran

Quit treaty limiting Iran nuclear ability while lifting economic sanctions?

Marijuana

Legalize or decriminalize marijuana?

Baldwin

Yes. Early supporter of medical. Sponsored bill to remove federal penalties & let states decide.

Vukmir

No. Opposes recreational use & believes that “as a Schedule 1 drug… it has very little medical use.”

Net Neutrality

Require internet providers to provide equal access to all users?

President Trump

Response to President Trump’s actions & policies?

Privatization

Support full or partial privatization of Social Security?

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?

Voting Rights

Support stricter voting rules like photo-ID requirements?