This is a very general listing of stands. We encourage people to look up each individual politician's website to see where they stand on any particular issue. Candidates do not always follow all issues by strict party line.
ISSUE SOC DEM MOD DEM MOD REP TEA PARTY
Minimum Wage $15/hr $12/hr $7.25/hr End
Gun Control High Regulation Increase Regulation Keep as is No Regulation
Abortion Keep Legal Keep Legal Make Illegal Make Illegal
Gay Marriage Allow Allow Don't Allow Don't Allow
Climate Change Real & Urgent Real & Urgent Not Real Not Real
Gerrymandering Stop It Stop It Keep It Keep It
Campaign Reform Yes! Yes No No
SOC DEM = Social Democrats, MOD DEM = Moderate Democrats, MOD REP = Moderate Republicans
TEA PARTY = Conservative Republicans
ACA = Affordable Care Act, OOP = Out of Pocket Costs, hr = hour
Note: Some issues are frequently lied about by certain parties. Politicians will say one thing to get elected, but then consistently vote for the opposite. Please check voting records on issues regarding taxes, the deficit, Medicare, and Social Security to confirm how they (both the individual candidate and also party members in general) actually vote when in office.