Do pro-choice groups rate the 2020 ticket more positively than other recent Democratic nominees?

Saturday, August 15, 2020
By Allegra Taylor

Democratic presidential and vice presidential nominees since 2008 have all had Senate voting records solidly in line with the positions of two major pro-choice lobbying groups, with the exception of Joe Biden. In his last two years in the Senate, Biden received scores of 100% and 75%. Earlier in a long Senate career Biden had mixed support from the groups. As recently as 2003, he earned a score of 36% from NARAL Pro-Choice America, although the group now expresses complete support for him against Donald Trump.

Kamala Harris since joining the Senate has voted on four bills related to abortion and reproduction, earning her a rating of 100% from both groups. Barrack Obama, Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine generally received scores of 100% on their legislative voting records as determined by the groups.

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