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Bruce Lunsford on Abortion
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Bruce Lunsford on Budget & Economy
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  • Crack down on unfair mortgage lending practices. (Jun 2008)
  • Making the farm bill work for family farms. (Jun 2008)
  • Help rural business develop. (Jun 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Civil Rights
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  • Supports Fair Pay Act: women still earn 77% of what men earn. (Apr 2008)
  • MLK's message is as relevant today as it was in 1960s. (Apr 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Corporations
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  • Has built a business, but is a populist at heart. (Jun 2008)
  • Ensure fair competition with corporate agribusiness. (Jun 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Crime
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Bruce Lunsford on Drugs
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Bruce Lunsford on Education
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  • Fight for full funding of special education programs. (Jun 2008)
  • Provide a strong education in math and science. (Jun 2008)
  • Open the doors to higher education. (Jun 2008)
  • Early investment equals future success. (Jun 2008)
  • Fundamentally overhaul "No Child Left Behind". (Jun 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Energy & Oil
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  • Expand drilling; draw strategic reserve; plus alternatives. (Sep 2008)
  • Drill for oil in ANWR & offshore, as one of many things. (Jul 2008)
  • Double oil production by developing 70M federal acres. (Jun 2008)
  • Work towards energy independence. (Jun 2008)
  • Develop clean coal technologies. (May 2008)
  • Set standards for fuel efficiency in cars and buildings. (May 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Environment
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  • Worked on father's tobacco farm as a youngster. (Aug 2008)
  • Bring together all parties to review mountaintop removal. (Jun 2008)
  • Pursue policies to protect Kentucky's environment. (Jun 2008)
  • Preserve our natural resources for future generations. (Apr 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Families & Children
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Bruce Lunsford on Foreign Policy
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Bruce Lunsford on Free Trade
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  • Ensure that all trade agreements protect workers. (May 2008)
  • Distinguish American products with Country-of-Origin labels. (May 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Government Reform
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  • Special interest contributions turn into legislative favors. (Aug 2008)
  • McConnell runs a shakedown operation to get business donors. (Jun 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Gun Control
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Bruce Lunsford on Health Care
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  • McConnell is bought and paid for by drug companies. (Aug 2008)
  • Make Medicare and prescription drug benefit work for seniors. (Jun 2008)
  • McConnell gets first-class healthcare paid for by you and me. (Jun 2008)
  • Start our children on the path to good health. (Jun 2008)
  • Let Medicare negotiate re-importation from Canada. (May 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Homeland Security
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  • Secret warrantless wiretapping program was flat out wrong. (Jun 2008)
  • We must fully fund the veterans' health care system. (Jun 2008)
  • Open the doors to the Veterans Administration. (Jun 2008)
  • Ease the transition home for veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • McConnell voted against giving troops body armor, I wouldn't. (Jun 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Immigration
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  • Supports comprehensive immigration reform. (Jan 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Jobs
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  • Agrees with all issues that AFL-CIO has asked him to support. (Aug 2008)
  • Invest in Kentucky's workforce. (Jun 2008)
  • Develop a workforce for 21st century jobs. (Jun 2008)
  • Favor the right to a living wage and safe working conditions. (Jun 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Principles & Values
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  • McConnell enables Bush & squandered 24 years in Senate. (Aug 2008)
  • Capitol on the Corner: direct local access to governor. (Nov 2007)
  • One Kentucky Plan: Leave No Region Behind. (Nov 2007)
Bruce Lunsford on Social Security
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  • I will oppose all attempts to privatize Social Security. (Jun 2008)
  • Protect Pensions from Corporate Greed. (May 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Tax Reform
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  • Eliminate the capital gains tax. (Aug 2008)
  • Let Bush tax cuts for top income brackets expire. (May 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Technology
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  • Supports net neutrality as part of telecommunications reform. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports net neutrality; McConnell stalled it. (Jun 2008)
  • Make substantial investments in new research and development. (Jun 2008)
  • Invest in basic infrastructure, plus broadband. (Nov 2007)
Bruce Lunsford on War & Peace
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  • Must concentrate on defeating Al Qaeda and the Taliban. (Jun 2008)
  • Carefully and responsibly redeploy our troops out of Iraq. (May 2008)
Bruce Lunsford on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Improve rural quality of life. (Jun 2008)


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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Fair Pay Act: women still earn 77% of what men earn: Strongly Favors topic 2
MLK's message is as relevant today as it was in 1960s: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Start our children on the path to good health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Let Medicare negotiate re-importation from Canada: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I will oppose all attempts to privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Protect Pensions from Corporate Greed: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fight for full funding of special education programs: Opposes topic 7
Fundamentally overhaul "No Child Left Behind": Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand drilling; draw strategic reserve; plus alternatives: Opposes topic 18
Drill for oil in ANWR & offshore, as one of many things: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Double oil production by developing 70M federal acres: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop clean coal technologies: Opposes topic 18
Set standards for fuel efficiency in cars and buildings: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate the capital gains tax: Opposes topic 11
Let Bush tax cuts for top income brackets expire: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports comprehensive immigration reform: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ensure that all trade agreements protect workers: Opposes topic 13
Distinguish American products with Country-of-Origin labels: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
We must fully fund the veterans' health care system: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Special interest contributions turn into legislative favors: Favors topic 16
McConnell runs a shakedown operation to get business donors: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Secret warrantless wiretapping program was flat out wrong: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
Carefully and responsibly redeploy our troops out of Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17

Bruce Lunsford is a Moderate Liberal.
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