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Following are the bill sponsorships, open letters, and public writings used to indicate candidates' stances on the issues. Votes which include "VoteMatch Usage" are scored as VoteMatch quiz responses. Those without a VoteMatch usage are included only on each candidate's main issues page.
Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q1a
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports public abortion funding or (2) Opposes public abortion funding Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 26
Republicans: 29
Independents: 1
12-CC-q1b
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports parental notification for abortions or (2) Opposes parental notification for abortions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 13
Independents: 0
12-CC-q1c
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports banning embryonic stem cell research or (2) Opposes banning embryonic stem cell research Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
12-CC-q1d
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports churches providing birth control or (2) Opposes churches providing birth control Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 24
Republicans: 30
Independents: 1

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q11c
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports a constitutional BBA or (2) Opposes a constitutional BBA (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 3
Republicans: 26
Independents: 1

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q3a
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports a DOMA amendment or (2) Opposes a DOMA amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0
12-CC-q3b
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports defining traditional marriage or (2) Opposes defining traditional marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 22
Republicans: 19
Independents: 1

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q8
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports the death penalty or (2) Opposes the death penalty Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q4a
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports school prayer or (2) Opposes school prayer Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 2
Independents: 1
12-CC-q7
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports school vouchers or (2) Opposes school vouchers Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 6
Independents: 1

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q4b
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports banning funding of offensive art or (2) Opposes banning funding of offensive art Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 8
Independents: 1

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q10
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports restricting the Second Amendment or (2) Opposes restricting the Second Amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 30
Independents: 1

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q5a
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports repealing ObamaCare or (2) Opposes repealing ObamaCare Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 31
Republicans: 32
Independents: 1
12-CC-q5b
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports market-based health insurance or (2) Opposes market-based health insurance Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 16
Independents: 0

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q3c
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports banning military gay marriage or (2) Opposes banning military gay marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q12a
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports illegal alien college benefits or (2) Opposes illegal alien college benefits Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0
12-CC-q12b
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports declaring Official English or (2) Opposes declaring Official English Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q6
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports investing part of your payroll tax or (2) Opposes investing part of your payroll tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q11a
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports increasing tax rates or (2) Opposes increasing tax rates Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 28
Republicans: 32
Independents: 1
12-CC-q11b
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports eliminating the inheritance tax or (2) Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 24
Independents: 0

Welfare & Poverty
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
12-CC-q20
on Oct 31, 2012
(1) Supports workfare or (2) Opposes workfare Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 6
Independents: 1


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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