On immigration, Rubio, the Republican incumbent from
This year, Rubio has said he would repeal
Abortion and LGBT issues are another major difference. Murphy supports abortion rights and is a member of the
Rubio has long stressed his anti-abortion record. At a 2015
In the presidential primaries, Rubio called for the repeal of an executive order that protects government employees and federal contractors from being fired because they are gay, bisexual or transgender and has stressed his opposition to same-sex marriage.
On LGBT issues, Murphy supports same-sex marriage, co-sponsored the Equality Act to ban discrimination in employment, supports bans on conversion therapy and adoption discrimination, and called for an end to the prohibition on gay men donating blood.
In the wake of the
Murphy has appeared alongside
Murphy has said he also supported a renewed assault weapons ban, but said in July, "right now, with the composition of
Rubio, who has an A+ rating from the
Rubio has proposed legislation designed to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns by allowing the attorney general to delay a purchase if there is probable cause the buyer is connected to terrorism but not immediately deny it.
On the environment, Murphy is against the controversial drilling technique known as fracking and drilling off the
Rubio also supported the pipeline but backs expanded fracking and offshore drilling. On climate change, he said in a
On the Puerto Rican economic crisis, Murphy backs helping
Rubio has opposed allowing
Murphy backs paid sick leave, a gradual increase in the federal minimum wage to
Rubio has opposed raising the minimum wage and put forward a family leave plan that would offer businesses tax credits.
Rubio, a member of the
Rubio calls for the repeal of Obamacare and replace it with a "21st century marketplace alternative."
He advocates refundable tax credits for customers to use to purchase insurance, changing
Murphy states that he "opposes benefit cuts to
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