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Elizabeth Dole on Abortion
Click here for 21 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • Existing embryonic stem cell research ok, but no new lines. (Jun 2008)
  • Respect all human life including those not yet born. (Aug 2004)
  • Replace abortion with adoption. (Oct 1999)
  • For federal funding only in cases of incest, rape, health. (Aug 1999)
  • Good & honorable people disagree-move on to other issues. (Apr 1999)
  • No litmus test for judiciary appointments. (Apr 1999)
  • Pro-life, with exceptions for rape, incest, & health. (Apr 1999)
  • Human Life Amendment is irrelevant; focus on other issues. (Apr 1999)
  • Focus on parental notification, ending funding, & adoption. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
Elizabeth Dole on Budget & Economy
Click here for 7 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other political leaders on Budget & Economy.
  • Farm economy needs more exports. (Jun 1999)
  • Re-appoint Greenspan to avoid inflation & unemployment. (Apr 1999)
  • Private enterprise created prosperity, not Clinton/Gore. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
Elizabeth Dole on Civil Rights
Click here for 15 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Jun 2008)
  • Traditional marriage is something Republicans will defend. (Aug 2004)
  • Freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. (Aug 2004)
  • For school prayer & 10 Commandments in schools. (Oct 1999)
  • Protect taxpayers from tax-funded free Internet porn. (Jul 1999)
  • States should sort out gambling’s benefits & consequences. (Jul 1999)
  • More to be done to remove the “glass ceiling”. (May 1999)
  • Empowerment of women comes from dreams and passion. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 18% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
Elizabeth Dole on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 91% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Elizabeth Dole on Crime
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  • Supports use of federal death penalty. (Jun 2008)
  • Double funding for bullet proof vests for local police. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
Elizabeth Dole on Drugs
Click here for 14 full quotes on Drugs OR other political leaders on Drugs.
  • Random drug testing for a drug-free transportation system. (Jan 1987)
  • Double the Mexican border patrol to keep drugs out. (Oct 1999)
  • End aid to Colombia until they wipe out narco-guerillas. (Oct 1999)
  • Decertify countries who do not combat drugs. (Oct 1999)
  • Use all branches of the military in Drug War. (Oct 1999)
  • Aggressive public education campaign that drugs aren’t cool. (Oct 1999)
  • Would “lead a crusade” against illegal drugs. (Aug 1999)
  • Reducing supply isn’t enough-we must blunt demand. (Jul 1999)
  • Passion for a drug-free America. (Mar 1999)
  • Applauds community-based fight against drug epidemic. (Feb 1999)
  • Reduce demand for this “personal and national evil”. (Feb 1999)
  • In favor of random drug testing. (Dec 1998)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Elizabeth Dole on Education
Click here for 24 full quotes on Education OR other political leaders on Education.
  • Supports CA Prop 187 barring illegal aliens from schools. (Oct 1999)
  • For school prayer & 10 Commandments in schools. (Oct 1999)
  • Merit pay to retain teachers. (Sep 1999)
  • More ed. savings accounts; tax credit for ed. charity. (Sep 1999)
  • Web of rules makes system fail; empower states & districts. (Sep 1999)
  • Search students’ lockers & backpacks for drugs & guns. (Sep 1999)
  • Decisions on teaching evolution should be made locally. (Aug 1999)
  • More power to teachers, parents, and local schools. (Aug 1999)
  • Demand rigorous training and degrees for teachers. (Mar 1999)
  • Restore quality and parental involvement. (Feb 1999)
  • Add a 4th “R”: Responsibility. (Feb 1999)
  • Restore federal taxes to local districts to empower parents. (Feb 1999)
  • Spend on teachers for training & smaller classes. (Feb 1999)
  • Supports scholarships for at-risk youth. (Jan 1999)

    School Choice

  • Give parents a smorgasbord of choices. (Sep 1999)
  • Vouchers OK where public schools fail. (Apr 1999)
  • Parents should demand success; be given vouchers if not. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools. (May 2007)
Elizabeth Dole on Energy & Oil
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  • Release 1/3 of the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)
Elizabeth Dole on Environment
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  • Voted YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Rated 11% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Elizabeth Dole on Families & Children
Click here for 6 full quotes on Families & Children OR other political leaders on Families & Children.
  • Protect Children from Sexual Material on the Internet. (Jul 1999)
  • Littleton due to lack of school discipline, not TV. (Apr 1999)
  • Supported raising the drinking age to 21. (Feb 1999)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids. (Jul 2008)
Elizabeth Dole on Foreign Policy
Click here for 17 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other political leaders on Foreign Policy.
  • End aid to Colombia until they wipe out narco-guerillas. (Oct 1999)
  • Russia: Work with policies, not personalities. (Sep 1999)
  • N. Korea & other rogue regimes are not our equals. (Sep 1999)
  • Russian Mob is consuming US tax dollars. (Aug 1999)
  • Push China for reform; stand by Taiwan. (Jun 1999)
  • “Get a grip” on Cox Report & take action. (May 1999)
  • US has responsibility to lead post-Cold War world. (Apr 1999)
  • Push China for reform; stand by Taiwan. (Apr 1999)
  • US responsibility: clear, credible & capable leadership. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Call for Burma's junta to release political prisoners. (Jun 2007)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Elizabeth Dole on Free Trade
Click here for 16 full quotes on Free Trade OR other political leaders on Free Trade.
  • CAFTA has created jobs for North Carolina. (Jul 2008)
  • Supported NAFTA despite cheap textile imports. (Sep 2006)
  • Supported NAFTA despite loss of NC textile jobs. (Sep 2006)
  • China: Two-track policy: Open markets + political reforms. (Sep 1999)
  • China: Expand trade, but linked to human rights. (Aug 1999)
  • An open global market helps our economy thrive. (Apr 1999)
  • Free trade zone for the entire Western Hemisphere. (Apr 1999)
  • Authorize “Fast Track” for trade negotiations. (Apr 1999)
  • Admit China to the World Trade Organization. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Elizabeth Dole on Government Reform
Click here for 14 full quotes on Government Reform OR other political leaders on Government Reform.
  • Contributing to campaigns is free speech. (Jun 2008)
  • Defederalized Dulles and National Airports. (Jan 1987)
  • Dole withdraws from race; cites campaign finance. (Oct 1999)
  • Private enterprise spurs prosperity; so privatize. (Jul 1999)
  • Judicial appoinments: No legislating from the bench. (Jun 1999)
  • Clinton-Gore have set records on new regulations. (Apr 1999)
  • Federal workforce has grown except for Defense. (Apr 1999)
  • Roll back the bureaucracy: defend the 10th Amendment. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
Elizabeth Dole on Gun Control
Click here for 10 full quotes on Gun Control OR other political leaders on Gun Control.
  • Switched from supporting gun restrictions to opposing. (Sep 2006)
  • Ban AK-47s; add safety locks; instant background checks. (Jun 1999)
  • Ban AK-47s. (May 1999)
  • Limited right to bear arms. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Elizabeth Dole on Health Care
Click here for 15 full quotes on Health Care OR other political leaders on Health Care.
  • Allow self-employed to deduct health costs. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator. (Mar 2008)
Elizabeth Dole on Homeland Security
Click here for 25 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other political leaders on Homeland Security.
  • Post-cold-war weapons buildup. (Sep 1999)
  • Abandon ABM treaty & Test Ban treaty. (Sep 1999)
  • More pay, more training for military personnel. (Aug 1999)
  • Pentagon has been reduced to a triangle: build it back. (Jul 1999)
  • Re-build military for greater readiness. (Apr 1999)
  • Build and deploy an SDI missile defense. (Apr 1999)
  • Increased spending needed to keep the peace. (Apr 1999)
  • Restore shortfalls in Armed Forces personnel. (Apr 1999)
  • Need SDI against rogue nations and terrorists. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP. (Dec 2007)
Elizabeth Dole on Immigration
Click here for 15 full quotes on Immigration OR other political leaders on Immigration.
  • Help sheriffs identify illegal immigrants among suspects. (Jun 2008)
  • Crackdown on illegal immigrants who commit crimes. (Jun 2008)
  • Link local sheriffs to federal immigration tools. (May 2008)
  • Supports CA Prop 187 barring illegal aliens from schools. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Zero tolerance for border crossing via increased prosecution. (Mar 2008)
  • Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
Elizabeth Dole on Jobs
Click here for 15 full quotes on Jobs OR other political leaders on Jobs.
  • Tax breaks & financial aid for farmers. (Aug 1999)
  • Farm program: more exports; more foreign markets. (Jul 1999)
  • Farm program: more ethanol; more conservation; less taxes. (Jul 1999)
  • Pay to stop farming environmentally sensitive cropland. (Jun 1999)
  • Stabilize farm economy by increasing farm exports. (Jun 1999)
  • Favors labor negotiations; against child labor violations. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 8% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Elizabeth Dole on Principles & Values
Click here for 19 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other political leaders on Principles & Values.
  • Has spent time in all 100 counties while Senator. (Jun 2008)
  • Broad experience in Washington & major-league clout. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted with Republican Party 91.3% of 311 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Character provides sense of direction & means to fulfillment. (Nov 2006)
  • OpEd: Proxy incumbent to succeed Jesse Helms. (Sep 2006)
  • Liberty is the birthright of every soul. (Aug 2004)
  • America is not selfish, self-centered, and self-obsessed. (Aug 2004)
  • Reaffirm timeless and unchangeable truths. (Aug 2004)
  • Despite two Cabinet posts, presidential bid failed badly. (Feb 2004)
  • 1988: Gave religious testimonial at GOP Convention. (Oct 2000)
  • Set aside Sundays for spiritual and personal rejuvenation. (Jan 1988)
  • Crusade for a rebirth of our values. (Aug 1999)
  • Economic health masks serious societal problems. (Jul 1999)
  • Brings ‘courageous conservatism’ via courage of convictions. (Jun 1999)
  • Restore integrity in our government. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Elizabeth Dole on Social Security
Click here for 5 full quotes on Social Security OR other political leaders on Social Security.
  • Personal accounts avoid system going broke. (Sep 2006)
  • “Catch-up” IRA contributions, faster vesting, & portability. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Elizabeth Dole on Tax Reform
Click here for 24 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other political leaders on Tax Reform.
  • Sales tax, income tax, food tax, liquor tax: it’s too much. (Jun 2008)
  • Flat tax “a disaster” for charitable groups. (Aug 1999)
  • End marriage penalty; more R&D credit; no new taxes. (Aug 1999)
  • Dole calls on Clinton to sign tax relief into law. (Aug 1999)
  • Tax cuts are top priority; eliminate marriage penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Allow self-employed to deduct health costs. (Jun 1999)
  • End death taxes on family farms. (Jun 1999)
  • Tax rates are at all-time highs, yet budget adds taxes. (Apr 1999)
  • Unfunded mandates cost $700 billion annually. (Apr 1999)
  • Cut the tax burden on Americans. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Elizabeth Dole on Technology
Click here for 12 full quotes on Technology OR other political leaders on Technology.
  • Remove NASA’s monopoly on space. (Jan 1987)
  • Require porn filters on library computers for adults, too. (Jul 1999)
  • Protect Children from Sexual Material on the Internet. (Jul 1999)
  • Protect taxpayers from tax-funded free Internet porn. (Jul 1999)
  • 5-point tech plan: R&D credit; encryption; more immigrants. (Jul 1999)
  • Dole Calls for No New Taxes on the Internet. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
Elizabeth Dole on War & Peace
Click here for 17 full quotes on War & Peace OR other political leaders on War & Peace.
  • Precipitous Iraq withdrawal leads to further instability. (Jun 2008)
  • Mistakes were made, but no precipitous withdrawal from Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Too many politicians made responses too slow. (May 1999)
  • We must win, even if it takes ground troops. (Apr 1999)
  • Use ground troops if needed to push back Milosevic. (Apr 1999)
  • We must stop a threat to peace and progress. (Apr 1999)
  • Use military force when US “national values” at stake. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Condemn Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel statement. (Feb 2008)
Elizabeth Dole on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Flexibility in welfare programs via federal block grants. (Jul 2008)
  • Red Cross volunteers taught me about hope amid suffering. (Nov 2006)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Existing embryonic stem cell research ok, but no new lines: Opposes topic 1
Respect all human life including those not yet born: Strongly Opposes topic 1
For federal funding only in cases of incest, rape, health: Favors topic 1
No litmus test for judiciary appointments: Neutral on topic 1
Pro-life, with exceptions for rape, incest, & health: Opposes topic 1
Human Life Amendment is irrelevant; focus on other issues: Opposes topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion: Opposes topic 1
YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime: Opposes topic 1
NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives: Opposes topic 1
YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions: Opposes topic 1
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Discontinue affirmative action programs: Strongly Opposes topic 2
More to be done to remove the “glass ceiling”: Favors topic 2
Empowerment of women comes from dreams and passion: Neutral on topic 2
Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks: Favors topic 2
Rated 18% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Traditional marriage is something Republicans will defend: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Flexibility in welfare programs via federal block grants: Favors topic 4
Freedom of religion, not freedom from religion: Favors topic 4
Set aside Sundays for spiritual and personal rejuvenation: Favors topic 4
For school prayer & 10 Commandments in schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Crusade for a rebirth of our values: Strongly Favors topic 4
Add a 4th “R”: Responsibility: Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Allow self-employed to deduct health costs: Favors topic 5
Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator: Favors topic 5
NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Opposes topic 5
YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
NO on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics: Opposes topic 5
NO on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Opposes topic 5
YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000: Favors topic 5
NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Opposes topic 5
NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Opposes topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Personal accounts avoid system going broke: Strongly Favors topic 6
“Catch-up” IRA contributions, faster vesting, & portability: Favors topic 6
Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Restore federal taxes to local districts to empower parents: Strongly Favors topic 7
Give parents a smorgasbord of choices: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers OK where public schools fail.: Strongly Favors topic 7
Parents should demand success; be given vouchers if not: Strongly Favors topic 7
Rated 27% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: Strongly Favors topic 7
Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools: Favors topic 7
NO on $5B for grants to local educational agencies: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Rated 11% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports use of federal death penalty: Favors topic 9
Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids: Favors topic 9
NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Switched from supporting gun restrictions to opposing: Opposes topic 10
Ban AK-47s; add safety locks; instant background checks: Opposes topic 10
Limited right to bear arms.: Opposes topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sales tax, income tax, food tax, liquor tax: it’s too much: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts are top priority; eliminate marriage penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax rates are at all-time highs, yet budget adds taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut the tax burden on Americans: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 72% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Opposes topic 11
YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut: Opposes topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on permanently repealing the `death tax`: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Help sheriffs identify illegal immigrants among suspects: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Crackdown on illegal immigrants who commit crimes: Opposes topic 12
Link local sheriffs to federal immigration tools: Opposes topic 12
Supports CA Prop 187 barring illegal aliens from schools: Opposes topic 12
Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Zero tolerance for border crossing via increased prosecution: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Government services in English only: Opposes topic 12
YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on establishing a Guest Worker program: Opposes topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
CAFTA has created jobs for North Carolina: Opposes topic 13
Supported NAFTA despite cheap textile imports: Strongly Favors topic 13
An open global market helps our economy thrive: Strongly Favors topic 13
Free trade zone for the entire Western Hemisphere: Strongly Favors topic 13
Authorize “Fast Track” for trade negotiations: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore: Opposes topic 13
YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile: Favors topic 13
YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
NO on free trade agreement with Oman: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End aid to Colombia until they wipe out narco-guerillas: Favors topic 14
NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Favors topic 14
NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pentagon has been reduced to a triangle: build it back: Strongly Favors topic 15
Re-build military for greater readiness: Strongly Favors topic 15
Increased spending needed to keep the peace: Strongly Favors topic 15
Restore shortfalls in Armed Forces personnel: Strongly Favors topic 15
Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans: Favors topic 15
Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP: Strongly Favors topic 15
NO on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding: Favors topic 15
NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Contributing to campaigns is free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 16
NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity: Opposes topic 16
YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Precipitous Iraq withdrawal leads to further instability: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Mistakes were made, but no precipitous withdrawal from Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Russia: Work with policies, not personalities: Strongly Favors topic 17
Push China for reform; stand by Taiwan: Strongly Favors topic 17
US has responsibility to lead post-Cold War world: Strongly Favors topic 17
US responsibility: clear, credible & capable leadership: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Release 1/3 of the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve: Opposes topic 18
Farm program: more ethanol; more conservation; less taxes: Favors topic 18
Pay to stop farming environmentally sensitive cropland: Strongly Favors topic 18
Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 17% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Opposes topic 18
NO on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Opposes topic 18
NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China: Favors topic 18
NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Random drug testing for a drug-free transportation system: Strongly Favors topic 19
Use all branches of the military in Drug War: Strongly Favors topic 19
Would “lead a crusade” against illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Reducing supply isn’t enough-we must blunt demand: Favors topic 19
Reduce demand for this “personal and national evil”: Favors topic 19
Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Dole calls on Clinton to sign tax relief into law: Strongly Opposes topic 20
NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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