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Weekly Wrap-Up: October 15th - 19th!



Find out what's new to the database this week in our Weekly Wrap-Up! Find all statements on foreign affairs and Jamal Khashoggi, as well as Political Courage Test Responses, and statements on taxes on Medicare. Find it all and more HERE!


MAJOR EVENTS FROM THE WEEK:


Political Courage Test Responses

So far this year, 1,600 candidates across the country have displayed political courage by telling voters how they will act on the issues they will likely face if elected! See if your candidate has political courage HERE.


Jamal Khashoggi

See what your officials have to say about the circumstances surrounding Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance HERE

ELECTIONS:

By Pete and the Elections Research team


Endorsements:

Vote Smart has released more than 27,500+ endorsements so far this year! See who is really backing your candidates HERE.


If you would like to see how your representatives or candidates are rated by Special Interest Groups, check out your candidate's ratings page, as shown by the example HERE.


State level endorsements can be found by filtering for your state and the issues that matter most to you on this page HERE!


Ratings:

Vote Smart has released over 101,000 ratings for politicians so far this year! They are listed on the Interest Groups page of the website HERE!


We have researched state level interest group ratings in all 50 states! Filter for your state HERE.


You can filter these rating scorecards by both STATE AND ISSUE, which allows you to easily find how interest groups are rating your representatives based on the subjects that matter to you.


Political Courage Test & Elections Info:

So far this year, 1600 candidates across the country have displayed political courage by telling voters how they will act on the issues they will likely face if elected! See if your candidate has political courage HERE.

In recent history, Congressional candidates have become less likely to respond to the voters' questions and take the Political Courage Test. We know voters still want to arm themselves with the facts, so we use our data to determine where the candidates stand on the issues. So far in 2018, we have made 15,000 research determinations for Congressional candidates! See which candidates you agree with using VoteEasy, our candidate matching tool!  


OFFICIALS:

By Annie and the Officials Research team


Public Statements:

Vote Smart added 2,585 statements to its database this week! Find them all through targeted key-word searches.

Some Newsworthy topics include:

- Missing journalist in Saudi Arabia

- Tax cuts and the effects on Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security


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