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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Plan B morning-after pill is contraception, not abortion: Favors topic 1
Roe v. Wade Should Be Overturned: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Right to Privacy means contraception, not unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No embryonic stem cell research; adult research ok: Opposes topic 1
Exceptions to save life of mother, rape & incest: Favors topic 1
Opposes public funding of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports state funding of contraceptive services: Favors topic 1
Opposes Woman’s Right to Abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes Tax-Funded Abortion: Opposes topic 1
Supports Legal Protection for Human Life from Conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes Cloning of Human Embryos for Experimentation: Opposes topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports parental notification for abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: 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
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions: Favors topic 1
YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Right ongoing wrongs in college admissions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Committed to Affirmative Action and diverse workforce: Strongly Favors topic 2
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
No constitutional ban on gay marriage; civil unions ok: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports Defense of Marriage Act, but not Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Allow gay couples to adopt & share employment benefits: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Increased Penalties for Sexual Orientation Hate Crimes: Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes a DOMA amendment: Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Intelligent Design in religion class, not science class: Opposes topic 4
Supports teaching “abstinence plus” in schools: Favors topic 4
Posting Ten Commandments in government buildings ok: Strongly Favors topic 4
Allow churches to register as childcare providers: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Medicare Part D program is fundamentally flawed: Favors topic 5
Fill the “doughnut hole” of missing Medicare Rx costs: Favors topic 5
Fight to Expand Health Care Coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Use tobacco settlement for healthcare for unemployed: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports suing HMOs, but opposes damage caps: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand the National Health Service Corps: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand health services for women veterans: Favors topic 5
NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Stop these crazy proposals to put benefits in stock market: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Privatization drains money from guaranteed benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 6
The crisis is privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes Social Security privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight for more funding for public education: Opposes topic 7
Opposes school vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Professional development grants for elementary principals: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fund brownfield and Superfund cleanups: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty is appropriate for heinous crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Keep the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Strong supporter of the second amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes Increased Regulation on Firearm Ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership: Favors topic 10
YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Change estate tax to save $730B over 10 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal tax cut on top 1% of earners: Strongly Favors topic 11
Can’t justify $5B in tax cuts when schools are suffering: Favors topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Favors topic 11
NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stricter employment rules and enforce the borders: Opposes topic 12
Opposes declaring Official English: Favors topic 12
YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes CAFTA and other unfair trade laws: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Unfair to make US workers compete with weak foreign laws: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency: Opposes topic 13
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on promoting free trade with Peru: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-3 points on Social scale)
Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Opposes topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Ensure that veterans’ health care receives proper funding: Favors topic 15
More G.I. benefits for college, retirement, and disability: Favors topic 15
Bring our troops home as soon as possible: Opposes topic 15
YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Require more public lobbyist financial disclosure: Favors topic 16
Attack the source of corrupt “pay-to-play” culture: Favors topic 16
Lobbyist money ok if it has no impact on your vote: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Political fundraising cheats people from time with candidate: Favors topic 16
Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks: Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Iraq: No deadline, no timeline, but replace Rumsfeld: Opposes topic 17
Would have voted for Iraq War, but based on false evidence: Favors topic 17
Disagrees with timeline & pulling troops out: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Ask tough questions about colossal intelligence failure: Favors topic 17
Finish the job in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Fund and supply the Syrian rebels: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce emissions & dependence on foreign oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18
Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: Strongly Favors topic 18
$5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects: Favors topic 18
Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness: Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Favors topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Opposes topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
No legalization of drugs in any way: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
A Minimum Wage Increase is Long Overdue: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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PA Senatorial:
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Retiring in 2014 election:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2013:
AZ:Kyl(R)
CT:Lieberman(D)
HI:Akaka(D)
ME:Snowe(R)
ND:Conrad(D)
NE:Nelson(D)
NM:Bingaman(D)
TX:Hutchison(R)
VA:Webb(D)
WI:Kohl(D)
Senate Vacancies 2013:
HI:Inouye(D,Deceased)
HI:Schatz(D,Appointed)
MA:Kerry(D,Resigned)
MA:Cowan(D,Appointed)
MA:Markey(D,elected)
MA:Gomez(R,lost special election)
NJ:Lautenberg(D,Deceased)
NJ:Chiesa(R,Appointed)
NJ:Booker(D,running)
NJ:Lonegan(R,running)
SC:DeMint(R,Resigned)
SC:Scott(R,Appointed)

Senate races Nov. 2014:
AK:Begich(D) vs.Miller(R) vs.Treadwell(R) vs.Sullivan(R)
AL:Sessions(R) vs.Bright(D)
AR:Pryor(D) vs.Cotton(R)
CO:Udall(D) vs.Buck(R) vs.Hill(R) vs.Baumgardner(R) vs.Stephens(R)
DE:Coons(D) vs.O`Donnell(R)
GA:Gingrey(R) vs.Nunn(D) vs.Perdue(R) vs.Handel(R) vs.Broun(R) vs.Kingston(R)
HI:Schatz(D) vs.Hanabusa(D) vs.Cavasso(R)
IA:Braley(D) vs.Whitaker(R) vs.Ernst(R) vs.Clovis(R)
ID:Risch(R) vs.LaRocco(D)
IL:Durbin(D) vs.Truax(R) vs.Oberweis(R) vs.Hansen(L)

KS:Roberts(R) vs.Tiahrt(R)
KY:McConnell(R) vs.Bevin(R) vs.Grimes(D)
LA:Landrieu(D) vs.Cassidy(R) vs.Maness(R)
ME:Collins(R) vs.D`Amboise(R) vs.Bellows(D)
MI:Land(R) vs.Peters(D) vs.Wiedenhoeft(R)
MN:Franken(D) vs.Abeler(R)
MS:Cochran(R) vs.McDaniel(R) vs.Childers(D)
MT:Edmunds(R) vs.Daines(R) vs.Bohlinger(D) vs.Walsh(D)
NC:Hagan(D) vs.Tillis(R)
NE:Sasse(R) vs.Osborn(R) vs.Stenberg(R)
NH:Shaheen(D) vs.Martin(R) vs.Brown(R) vs.Smith(R) vs.Rubens(R) vs.Testerman(R)
NM:Udall(D) vs.Sanchez(R)
OK:Inhofe(R) vs.Silverstein(D)
OR:Merkley(D) vs.Conger(R)
RI:Reed(D) vs.(none yet)
SC-2:Scott(R) vs.Wade(D)
SC-6:Graham(R) vs.Stamper(D) vs.Mace(R) vs.Bright(R)
SD:Rounds(R) vs.Weiland(D) vs.Pressler(I)
TN:Alexander(R) vs.Carr(R)
TX:Cornyn(R) vs.Stockman(R) vs.Roland(L)
VA:Warner(D) vs.McDonnell(R) vs.Radtke(R)
WV:Capito(R) vs.Raese(R) vs.Tennant(D) vs.McGeehan(R)
WY:Enzi(R) vs.Cheney(R)
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