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United States Senate - Senator

Senator — United States Senate

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the Senator — United States Senate

Find out their top 3 priorities, their experience, and who supports them.

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About this office

Senators are elected to six-year terms to represent the people of their state in the federal government. They make new laws, hold hearings, approve presidential appointments, and help set priorities for U.S. policy.

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    Candidates

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    Gerald Plummer

    Democratic
    Builder, teacher, chemist, writer,...
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Get the money out of politics. Money has corrupted...
    2. Changing the messaging and rhetoric coming from the...
    3. We need to understand that the Founding Fathers would...
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    Jason M. Hanania

    No Party Preference
    Attorney and Engineer
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. I am a technodemocratic candidate. I have no political...
    2. To ensure accountability, the Evoting Service will...
    3. The Evoting Service first will be crowdfunded and...
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    Dianne Feinstein

    Democratic
    United States Seantor
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Universal health care
    2. Ending gun violence
    3. DACA and immigration reform
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    Don J. Grundmann

    No Party Preference
    Doctor of Chiropractic
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Start a national campaign to ban the transgender mutilation...
    2. Nationalize the FED, stabilize the currency with interest...
    3. Stop all funding for the racist ( see blackgenocide.org...
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    John Thompson Parker

    Peace and Freedom
    West Coast Coordinator International...
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Immediately declare a state of emergency in Black...
    2. Call for an immediate cessation of U.S. wars and proxy...
    3. Institute a referendum calling for the conversion...
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    James P. Bradley

    Republican
    Chief Financial Officer Co-COO in...
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Health Care Reform, Ready to introduce the solution...
    2. Decrease Taxes for every American. Our Taxation without...
    3. Less Government Less Regulations. Over the past 20...
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    John "Jack" Crew

    Republican
    Bus Driver
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Restore God-given right to life for all human beings...
    2. Defend Constitutionally guaranteed rights that are...
    3. Support balanced budget amendment, restore fiscal...
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    Kevin Mottus

    Republican
    Whistleblower Re:Wireless Radiation...
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Stop the 5G and Internet of Things Roll Out Due To...
    2. Hold Accountable the Wireless Companies, CTIA (Their...
    3. Support a robust economy with a massive expansion...
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    Pat Harris

    Democratic
    Civil Rights Attorney
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Get Corporate Money Out Of Politics
    2. Medicare For All
    3. National Legalization of Cannabis
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    David Hildebrand

    Democratic
    Legislative Analyst - State of California
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. End Citizens United and Get Corporate Money Out of...
    2. Pass Single-Payer Healthcare that covers all U.S....
    3. Enact a living wage, starting at $15 an hour, tied...
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    Derrick Michael Reid

    Libertarian
    Engineer Lawyer Market-Military-Politics...
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Immigration
    2. Imprisonment
    3. Corruption
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    Paul A. Taylor

    Republican
    Small Business developer
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Work with President Trump
    2. Help economic growth and create jobs
    3. Enforce immigration and Federal laws
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    Tom Palzer

    Republican
    Retired Urban Planner (32 years of...
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Fully-fund national security and state and local law...
    2. Continue President Trump's economic agenda; reduce...
    3. Reorganize the V.A.
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    Erin Cruz

    Republican
    Entrepreneur, Published Author
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Further National Security initiatives
    2. Work with the Senate to confirm appointments desperately...
    3. Work toward Repeal of Obama Care, Enact tort reform...
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    Mario Nabliba

    Republican
    Scientist, Entrepreneur, Author
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Integrity of Science/Technology and Education We need...
    2. Jobs for Californians One way to support everyone...
    3. End Veteran Homelessness By working for several years...
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    Alison Hartson

    Democratic
    Nation Director of nonprofit; high...
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. End political corruption. Save democracy. Get big...
    2. Medicare for All
    3. College for All
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    Rash Bihari Ghosh

    No Party Preference
    Nobel Laureate Charles Townes Professor
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Combat corruption and systemic racism
    2. Fund education and eliminate student loan debt
    3. End war and redirect the funds to R&D, housing (end...
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    Kevin De Leon

    Democratic
    California Senator
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Move comprehensive immigration reform
    2. Pass Medicare for All
    3. Move a national clean energy plan
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    Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente

    Republican
    Businessman/Land developer
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Revamp the immigration system to serve California's...
    2. Lower the cost of health care, especially the 100...
    3. Vocational training in jobs that can only be done...
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    Patrick Little

    Republican
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    David Moore

    No Party Preference
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    Ling Ling Shi

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    Tim Gildersleeve

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    Lee Olson

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