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Weekly Wrap-Up: September 17th - 21st!

Updated: Oct 1, 2018


Catch up on everything you missed from last week! We added over 1,000 public statements, research on ALL congressional candidates, over 500 new endorsements, and so much more! See it all HERE!

MAJOR EVENTS FROM THE WEEK:


Number of Candidates

We have researched 17,542 total candidates in 2018 elections - That is the highest amount of candidates running in an election year since 2010!


Candidate Research

We have researched and released 11,000 candidate addresses this year! Addresses, along with any candidate contact information, can be found on a candidate's "Bio" page. See Iowa representative David Young's page as an example here.  


Kavanaugh Hearings

The Kavanaugh hearings are still going on in Congress. See your senator's newest statements on the nomination hearings right here


Refugee Cap

Interested in your representative's take on the refugee cap introduced by President Trump? See statements on refugee issues here


ELECTIONS: By Pete and the Elections Research team Congressional Candidate Lists:

We have researched 17,542 total candidates in 2018 elections - That is the highest amount of candidates running in an election year since 2010! 


These candidates are all found on the elections page of the website HERE. We have researched and released 11,000 candidate addresses this year! Addresses, along with any candidate contact information, can be found on a candidate's "Bio" page, like the example HERE! Endorsements: Vote Smart has released more than 23,500+ 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 for states with elections on Tuesday can be found by filtering for your state and the issues that matter most to you on this page HERE! Ratings: We have released over 73,000 ratings for politicians so far this year! They are listed on the Interest Groups page of the website, which you can browse 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: Starting Monday, September 24th, we will be testing 12,000 Congressional, Gubernatorial, and State Legislative candidates in all 50 states, asking them to provide voters with their stances on the issues by taking our Political Courage Test!  Primary election season is over! We have processed the results for all 2018 primary elections! See the results HERE! 

What is the Political Courage Test? Find out HERE!


You can keep track of election dates using our downloadable elections calendar on this page of the website: Downloadable Election Calendar HERE

OFFICIALS:

By Annie and the Officials Research team


Public Statements:

Vote Smart added 1,286 statements to its database this week! Find them all through targeted key-word searches.

Some Newsworthy topics include:

- Refugee limit

- Kavanaugh


Key Votes: 

There were 10 key state votes this week, and 1 key vote in Congress.

- HR 6691: The Community Safety and Security Act of 2018, which amends the definition of "crime of violence". 

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