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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Aligned 100% with National Right to Life Committee: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
YES on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
$110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools: Favors topic 4
YES on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer: Favors topic 4
YES on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports repealing nationalized healthcare law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
NO on blocking medical savings acounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on Medicare means-testing: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees: Favors topic 6
NO on allowing personal retirement accounts: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes education vouchers for public or private school: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on education savings accounts: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
NO on continuing desert protection in California: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Favors topic 9
NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms: Strongly Opposes topic 9
YES on limiting death penalty appeals: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
1991: voted for Brady Bill & background checks: Opposes topic 10
Rated C+ by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights: Opposes topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Open to the FairTax, but no VAT: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Opposes topic 11
YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted for amnesty 26 years ago; against a dozen times since: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trade barriers would hurt Indiana: Strongly Favors topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on $17.9 billion to IMF: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Favors topic 15
YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't pick winners & losers in biofuel; pick nuclear instead: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Accused of benefiting as lobbyist from pushing cap-and-trade: Favors topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Rated 29% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record: Neutral on topic 20

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IN Gubernatorial:
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IN Senatorial:
Joe Donnelly

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)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Campaign Finance
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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Page last updated: Dec 19, 2013