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Tom Coburn on VoteMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(2 points on Social scale)
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC.: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
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Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Neutral on topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(5 points on Economic scale)
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
NO on Prescription Drug Coverage under Medicare: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Favors topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Opposes topic 9
YES on Amendment to prohibit burning the US flag.: Favors topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
Both Carson and Coburn have 100% NRA records: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on repealing the estate tax ("death tax"): Favors topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Favors topic 11
YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(0 points on Social scale)
NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Favors topic 14
Neutral on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
Freeze any increase in spending except homeland security: Favors topic 15
NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Opposes topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo: Opposes topic 17
NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations: Opposes topic 17
NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(10 points on Economic scale)
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(7 points on Social scale)
NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Opposes topic 20

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Sen.John Kerry (Dem.)
Sen.John Edwards (Dem.V.P.)
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Peter Camejo (Reform V.P.)
David Cobb (Green)
Michael Badnarik (Libertarian)
Michael Peroutka (Constitution)

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