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James Webb on Abortion
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  • Supports Roe v. Wade and abortion rights. (Jun 2006)
James Webb on Budget & Economy
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  • Top of economy doing great; but workers not. (Jan 2007)
James Webb on Civil Rights
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  • Affirmative action should apply to African-Americans only. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports civil unions; opposes constitutional ban. (Jun 2006)
  • Opposes constitutional ban of gay marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Government's power should end at my front door. (Apr 2006)
  • Realign politics by union of Scots-Irish & African Americans. (Jan 2006)
James Webb on Corporations
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  • GOP puts corporate interests first; Dems put workers first. (Apr 2006)
James Webb on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
James Webb on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
James Webb on Education
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  • Public education levels the playing field. (May 2006)
James Webb on Energy & Oil
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  • Bush called for energy independence every year since 2001. (Jan 2007)
  • Support alternative sources instead of drilling ANWR. (Jun 2006)
James Webb on Environment
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  • More funding to reduce traffic congestion. (Oct 2006)
James Webb on Families & Children
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James Webb on Foreign Policy
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  • Focus on strategic threats like China, not Iraq. (Apr 2006)
James Webb on Free Trade
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  • Enforce existing trade laws to create fair trade. (May 2006)
  • GOP free trade dream world costs American jobs. (Apr 2006)
James Webb on Government Reform
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  • Increasing number of lobbyists is a problem. (Jun 2006)
  • Culture of corruption in Washington needs real reform. (Apr 2006)
James Webb on Gun Control
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James Webb on Health Care
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  • Focus on health access, not on corporate profits. (May 2006)
  • Don't let drug companies write Rx drug plan. (Apr 2006)
James Webb on Homeland Security
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  • No draft; 5% tax break to recruit soldiers. (Sep 2006)
  • Continue terrorist interrogations within Geneva Accord rules. (Sep 2006)
  • Wrote "Women Can't Fight" in '79; now OK with military women. (Sep 2006)
  • Decisions about women in military should be made militarily. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports don't ask, don't tell rule for military. (Jun 2006)
  • Quit Reagan administration protesting cuts to Navy budget. (Jun 2006)
  • Republicans are illegally wiretapping Americans. (Apr 2006)
  • Added soldiers' statue to Vietnam Memorial. (Jan 2006)
James Webb on Immigration
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  • Secure the border first; them deal with other aspects. (Oct 2006)
  • Tamper-proof ID card; stricter enforcement against employers. (Jun 2006)
  • Allow illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. (Jun 2006)
James Webb on Jobs
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  • I will lead the ANTI out-sourcing of American jobs. (Apr 2006)
James Webb on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Allen in 2000; turned away because of Iraq blunder. (Sep 2006)
  • America doesn't lack ideas, it lacks leaders. (May 2006)
  • Progressive approach prioritizing fairness and justice. (May 2006)
  • Marines take care of their people; politicians have not. (Apr 2006)
  • Secretary of the Navy, published author; decorated veteran. (Jan 2006)
  • Converted from Republican; supported Robb & Kerry. (Jan 2006)
James Webb on Social Security
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  • Opposes using Social Security taxes for private accounts. (Sep 2006)
James Webb on Tax Reform
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  • Our tax policy is creating a permanent underclass. (May 2006)
  • Our tax policies make no sense. (Apr 2006)
James Webb on Technology
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  • Crumbling infrastructure results from failed leadership. (May 2006)
James Webb on War & Peace
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  • Bush took us into this war recklessly; we predicted chaos. (Jan 2007)
  • Bush can join us in ending war, or we will show him the way. (Jan 2007)
  • US has patiently endured a mismanaged war for 4 years. (Jan 2007)
  • Shift toward diplomacy & leave Iraq in short order. (Jan 2007)
  • No patriotism question when Eisenhower questioned Korean War. (Oct 2006)
  • We're burning out our troops in Iraq. (Sep 2006)
  • Terrorists are in Iraq because we invaded, not vice-versa. (Sep 2006)
  • Saddam and al Qaeda were natural enemies. (Sep 2006)
  • Iran cooperated with US in Afghanistan, until "Axis of Evil". (Sep 2006)
  • $300B better spent on Iraqi containment. (Sep 2006)
  • Convene international conference to involve others in Iraq. (Sep 2006)
  • No Mideast peace as long as US forces are in Iraq. (Sep 2006)
  • It was a mistake to go to Iraq; said so before Senate vote. (Jun 2006)
  • America is fighting the wrong war in Iraq. (May 2006)
  • Honors troops but questions Bush's strategic errors. (Apr 2006)
  • A cogent critic of the war in Iraq. (Jan 2006)
  • Opposed the War on Iraq on pragmatic grounds. (Jan 2006)
James Webb on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports Roe v. Wade and abortion rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Supports civil unions; opposes constitutional ban: Favors topic 3
Supports don't ask, don't tell rule for military: Opposes topic 3
Opposes constitutional ban of gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Focus on health access, not on corporate profits: Favors topic 5
Don't let drug companies write Rx drug plan: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes using Social Security taxes for private accounts: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(2 points on Social scale)
Public education levels the playing field: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Our tax policy is creating a permanent underclass: Opposes topic 11
Our tax policies make no sense: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(2 points on Economic scale)
Secure the border first; them deal with other aspects: Opposes topic 12
Tamper-proof ID card; stricter enforcement against employers: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Allow illegal immigrants a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Enforce existing trade laws to create fair trade: Opposes topic 13
GOP free trade dream world costs American jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
I will lead the ANTI out-sourcing of American jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
Quit Reagan administration protesting cuts to Navy budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(2 points on Economic scale)
Increasing number of lobbyists is a problem: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(0 points on Economic scale)
No patriotism question when Eisenhower questioned Korean War: Strongly Favors topic 17
It was a mistake to go to Iraq; said so before Senate vote: Strongly Favors topic 17
America is fighting the wrong war in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Honors troops but questions Bush's strategic errors: Favors topic 17
A cogent critic of the war in Iraq: Favors topic 17
Opposed the War on Iraq on pragmatic grounds: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
Support alternative sources instead of drilling ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

James Webb is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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