2020 Kansas US Senate Candidate Guide

Barbara Bollier (D) vs Roger Marshall (R)

US Senate | Election | Nov 10, 2020

The Candidates

Barbara Bollier

Barbara Bollier

Democrat

Roger Marshall

Roger Marshall

Republican

The Issues

Courts

Support picking Ginsburg replacement now or letting November winner select?

Barbara Bollier (D)

No. Avoid rushing replacement. “Now is not the time to politicize the Supreme Court.” See CEEP Supreme Court guide.

Roger Marshall (R)

Yes. Calls for quick action.  See CEEP Supreme Court guide.

COVID-19

Support administration’s response to coronavirus pandemic?

Support administration’s economic response to coronavirus pandemic?

Roger Marshall (R)

No. Republican reluctance to extend unemployment benefits shows “failure of leadership.” “Families won’t get the help they need.”

Education

Use public funding for private and/or for-profit schools?

Environment

Tighten or loosen environmental regulations?

Financial Regulation

Tighten or loosen bank regulation?

Barbara Bollier (D)

No position found.

Iran

Require congressional approval for military attacks on Iran?

Barbara Bollier (D)

No position found.

Labor

Support “right to work” laws, barring unions from mandating dues?

Barbara Bollier (D)

No position found, but historically supportive of union positions.

Roger Marshall (R)

Yes. Co-sponsored 2019-2020 National Right-to-Work Act.

LGBT Rights

Support same-sex marriage and other LGBT rights issues?

Marijuana

Keep illegal or decriminalize?

Barbara Bollier (D)

Decriminalize. Supports decriminalization of marijuana.

Roger Marshall (R)

Keep illegal. Willing to consider medical use, but  “not convinced … it’s medically proven.”

Planned Parenthood

Allow Planned Parenthood’s receiving public funds for non-abortion care?

Police and Community

Restrict police use of force and increase public oversight?

Barbara Bollier (D)

Yes. Supports the Justice in Policing Act. Against defunding police, but supports reforms to “help end inequities in our systems that harm communities of color.”

Saudi Arabia

Block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Barbara Bollier (D)

No position found.

Student Financial Aid

Support free or subsidized tuition or loan subsidies for lower-income individuals?

Taxes

Support administration’s $1.9 trillion (2017) tax cuts?

Roger Marshall (R)

Yes. Voted in favor of the tax cuts. Average Kansas family kept “$2,000 of their hard-earned money.”

Voting Rights

Support stricter ID requirements and other rules on voting?