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Bruce Guthrie on SenateMatch


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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Protect Women's Reproductive Rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
I'm pro-choice; medical freedom is an individual right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(7 points on Economic scale)
Reduce government regulation of the private sector: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Recognize marriage equality for gays: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Consumer-Directed over Insurance-Directed care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Diversify Social Security investments: Strongly Favors topic 6
Personal accounts if under 25; opt-out if under 50: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports vouchers and charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the federal death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Reduce prison sentences for non-violent crimes: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Ease federal gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Tax burden is unbearably high: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(10 points on Economic scale)
Increase legal immigrants; support temporary worker program: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposes NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
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End Domestic Spying and Reform the PATRIOT Act: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
Reduce Troops Permanently Stationed Abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(10 points on Economic scale)
Increase individuals campaign donation limits: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(0 points on Economic scale)
End the Occupation of Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(2 points on Economic scale)
Develop alternative fuels to reduce pollution: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize marijuana; defund the Drug War: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(7 points on Social scale)
Keep federal welfare programs, for now: Opposes topic 20

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Sen.John Edwards
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2008 possibilities:
Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John McCain
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2006 Senate retirements:
Jon Corzine(D,NJ)
Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)

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