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Chris Coons on SenateMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
I respect stare decisis, and a woman's right to choose: Favors topic 1
Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, but no federal subsidies: Favors topic 1
Support embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Supports giving legal protection to unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Swiftly repeal discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell": Strongly Favors topic 3
Targeted by Stonewall as pro-LGBT candidate: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA): Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Extend, perfect, and implement ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Longstanding need to fix health care system: Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Against privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 90% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Every student deserves a quality public education: Opposes topic 7
Opposes less federal or more local control of education: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+2 points on Social scale)
Protect the environment by becoming environmental stewards: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Sponsored matching grants for wetlands conservation projects: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Respect 2nd Amendment with common sense limitations: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
New approach to replace Bush tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
Increase property & sewer taxes; layoff 75 county employees: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
No pathway to citizenship; but pathway to legal residency: Favors topic 12
Supports comprehensive federal immigration reform: Favors topic 12
Supports granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports full implementation of current border security laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Allow more visas for STEM college graduates: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Recent trade deals take advantage of us: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Link fair trade with national security: Opposes topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen international partnerships; responsibly exit Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Link security with development and human rights: Opposes topic 15
Non-proliferation includes disposing of nuclear materials: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Citizens United was ill-decided & distorts political process: Strongly Favors topic 16
Campaign spending is not a form of speech: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Are 100,000 troops in Afghanistan contributing to security?: Favors topic 17
Responsibly end the war in Iraq: Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce CO2 by focus on energy efficiency and conservation: Favors topic 18
Buildup of carbon dioxide is unsustainable: Favors topic 18
Oil drilling poses an environmental risk: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Bath salts & synthetic marijuana terrorize our communities: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
TARP lending and SBA loans are positive & concrete steps: Strongly Favors topic 20
Every extension of Bush tax cut adds to the deficit: Favors topic 20
Increase property & sewer taxes; layoff 75 county employees: Favors topic 20
Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Retired as of Jan. 2013:
Senate Retirements 2014:

Senate races Nov. 2014:
AK: Begich(D) vs.Miller(R) vs.Treadwell(R) vs.Sullivan(R)
AL: Sessions(R,unopposed)
AR: Pryor(D) vs.Cotton(R) vs.Swaney(G) vs.LaFrance(L)
CO: Udall(D) vs.Gardner(R) vs.Baumgardner(R) vs.Buck(R) vs.Hill(R) vs.Stephens(R)
DE: Coons(D) vs.Wade(R)
GA: Nunn(D) vs.Perdue(R) vs.Swafford(L) vs.Kingston(R) vs.Gingrey(R) vs.Handel(R) vs.Broun(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Hanabusa(D) vs.Cavasso(R) vs.Pirkowski(R)
IA: Braley(D) vs.Ernst(R) vs.Butzier(L) vs.Whitaker(R) vs.Clovis(R)
ID: Risch(R) vs.Mitchell(D)
IL: Durbin(D) vs.Oberweis(R) vs.Hansen(L) vs.Truax(R)
KS: Roberts(R) vs.Orman(I) vs.Batson(L) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Taylor(D)
KY: McConnell(R) vs.Bevin(R) vs.Grimes(D)
LA: Landrieu(D) vs.Cassidy(R) vs.Maness(R)
MA: Markey(D) vs.Herr(R) vs.Skarin(I) vs.Gomez(R)
ME: Collins(R) vs.D`Amboise(R) vs.Bellows(D)
MI: Land(R) vs.Peters(D) vs.Wiedenhoeft(R)
MN: Franken(D) vs.McFadden(R) vs.Johnson(L) vs.Abeler(R)
MS: Cochran(R) vs.Childers(D) vs.McDaniel(R)
MT: Walsh(D) vs.Daines(R) vs.Curtis(D) vs.Rankin(I) vs.Edmunds(R) vs.Bohlinger(D)
NC: Hagan(D) vs.Tillis(R) vs.Haugh(L)
NE: Sasse(R) vs.Domina(D) vs.Haugh(L) vs.Osborn(R)
NH: Shaheen(D) vs.Brown(R) vs.Smith(R) vs.Rubens(R) vs.Testerman(R) vs.Martin(R)
NJ: Booker(D) vs.Bell(R) vs.Sabrin(R)
NM: Udall(D) vs.Weh(R) vs.Clements(R)
OK-2: Lankford(R) vs.Johnson(D) vs.Shannon(R)
OK-6: Inhofe(R) vs.Silverstein(D)
OR: Merkley(D) vs.Wehby(R) vs.Conger(R)
RI: Reed(D) vs.Zaccaria(R)
SC-2: Scott(R) vs.Dickerson(D) vs.Wade(D)
SC-6: Graham(R) vs.Hutto(D) vs.Ravenel(I) vs.Stamper(D) vs.Mace(R) vs.Bright(R)
SD: Rounds(R) vs.Weiland(D) vs.Pressler(I) vs.Howie(I)
TN: Alexander(R) vs.Ball(D) vs.Carr(R) vs.Adams(D)
TX: Cornyn(R) vs.Alameel(D) vs.Roland(L) vs.Sanchez(G) vs.Stockman(R)
VA: Warner(D) vs.Gillespie(R) vs.Sarvis(L)
WV: Capito(R) vs.Tennant(D) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Lawhorn(I) vs.Raese(R) vs.McGeehan(R)
WY: Enzi(R) vs.Cheney(R) vs.Hardy(D)
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