2020 New Mexico US Senate Candidate Guide

Ben Ray Luján (D) vs Mark Ronchetti (R)

US Senate | Election | Nov 10, 2020

The Candidates

Ben Ray Luján

Ben Ray Luján

Democrat

Mark Ronchetti

Mark Ronchetti

Republican

The Issues

Campaign Finance

Require political ads to disclose their largest funders?

Contraception

Require health plans to cover birth control?

Mark Ronchetti (R)

No position found. Supports the Hyde Amendment, which bars use of federal funds to pay for abortion.

Courts

Support Senate voting before election on Ginsburg replacement?

Ben Ray Luján (D)

Probable no. Baited Ronchetti asking him where he stood on it. But no direct stand found. See CEEP Supreme Court guide.

Mark Ronchetti (R)

No position found. See CEEP Supreme Court guide.

Education

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

Environment

Tighten or loosen environmental regulations?

Financial Regulation

Tighten or loosen regulation of banks and credit card companies?

Mark Ronchetti (R)

No position found.

Impeachment

Support calling witnesses and indicting Trump on impeachment charges?

Iran

Oppose military attacks on Iran without congressional approval?

Mark Ronchetti (R)

No position found.

Labor

Support expansion of union rights?

Mark Ronchetti (R)

Mostly no. Supports “right to work” laws that  eliminate the ability of unions to mandate dues for workers they represent?

Legal Abortion

Legal or ban?

Ben Ray Luján (D)

Legal. Voted against multiple anti-abortion bills including one that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks. “I believe strongly in a woman’s right to choose.”

LGBT Rights

Support Equality Act protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination?

Marijuana

Keep illegal or decriminalize?

Mark Ronchetti (R)

No position found.

Minimum Wage

Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Student Financial Aid

Support free or subsidized tuition for lower-income individuals?

Taxes

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

Voting Rights

Support stricter ID requirements and other rules on voting?