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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Exception for life of mother but not incest nor rape: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Support a culture of life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Look at the record: Opposes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortion only for rape & incest; no public funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action in public employment nor contracting: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports a DOMA amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Endorse voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace ObamaCare with free market reforms & competition: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Replace ObamaCare with free market reforms & competition: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare; reform tort system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare health overhaul: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Look at means testing & higher retirement age: Opposes topic 6
Rated 10% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Block funding for Common Core; it's too heavy-handed: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty by lethal injection: Strongly Favors topic 9
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Advocate for gun owners and our 2nd Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Support stand-your-ground self-defense laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow citizens to carry concealed guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
More troops on our southern border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes illegal alien college benefits: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Give our military the tools they need to keep America safe: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Against earmarks and would oppose them: Favors topic 16
No campaign contributions from industry tied to your office: Favors topic 16
Limit PAC & corporate campaign donations, but not individual: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
We must fight and win the war on terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Renewable energy like ethanol, plus responsible oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Support alternative fuel AND coal, natural gas, and oil: Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Balanced budget amendment forces tough decisions on cuts: Opposes topic 20
Strongly support a federal balanced budget amendment: Opposes topic 20
Voted for the largest tax relief package in Nebraska history: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Deb Fischer on the issues:
NE Gubernatorial:
Dave Heineman
Jon Bruning
Peter Ricketts
NE Senatorial:
Dave Domina
Shane Osborn

Retiring in 2016 election:
CA:Boxer(D)
FL:Rubio(R)
IN:Coats(R)
MD:Mikulski(D)
NV:Reid(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2015:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)
Senate races Nov. 2016:
AK: Murkowski(R) vs.Metcalfe(D) vs.Stevens(L) vs.Lamb(R)
AL: Shelby(R) vs.Crumpton(D) vs.Bowman(R)
AR: Boozman(R) vs.Eldridge(D) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Beebe(D)
AZ: McCain(R) vs.Ward(R) vs.Kirkpatrick(D) vs.Mealer(I)
CA: Sanchez(D) vs.Harris(D) vs.Chavez(R) vs.Del Beccaro(R) vs.Sundheim(R) vs.Brannon(R)
CO: Bennet(D) vs.Glenn(R) vs.Neville(R) vs.Frazier(R) vs.Keyser(R) vs.Littleton(R)
CT: Blumenthal(D) vs.Carter(R) vs.Orchulli(R) vs.Kudlow(R) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Rubio(R) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Grayson(D) vs.Keith(D) vs.DeSantis(R) vs.Cantera(R)
GA: Isakson(R) vs.Barksdale(D) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Barrow(D) vs.Grayson(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Carroll(R) vs.Pirkowski(R) vs.Cavasso(R)
IA: Grassley(R) vs.Judge(D) vs.Fiegen(D) vs.Hogg(D) vs.Krause(D)
ID: Crapo(R) vs.Sturgill(D) vs.Pro-Life(C) vs.LaRocco(D)
IL: Kirk(R) vs.Duckworth(D) vs.Harris(D) vs.Zopp(D)
IN: Bayh(D) vs.Young(R) vs.Stutzman(R) vs.Hill(D) vs.Holcomb(R) vs.Bosma(R)
KS: Moran(R) vs.Wiesner(D) vs.Orman(I)
KY: Paul(R) vs.Gray(D) vs.Conway(D)
LA: Fleming(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Campbell(D) vs.Boustany(R) vs.Maness(R) vs.Cao(R)
MD: Van Hollen(D) vs.Szeliga(R) vs.Flowers(G) vs.Douglas(R) vs.Steele(R)
MO: Blunt(R) vs.Kander(D)
NC: Burr(R) vs.Ross(D) vs.Brannon(R) vs.Haugh(L) vs.Rey(D) vs.Wright(R)
ND: Hoeven(R) vs.Glassheim(D) vs.Marquette(L)
NH: Ayotte(R) vs.Hassan(D) vs.Rubens(R)
NV: Cortez-Masto(D) vs.Heck(R) vs.Angle(R)
NY: Schumer(D) vs.Long(R)
OH: Portman(R) vs.Strickland(D) vs.Sittenfeld(D)
OK: Lankford(R) vs.Workman(D) vs.Johnson(D)
OR: Wyden(D) vs.Callahan(R) vs.Stine(D)
PA: Toomey(R) vs.McGinty(D) vs.Stern(R) vs.Sestak(D) vs.Fetterman(D)
SC: Scott(R) vs.Dixon(D)
SD: Thune(R) vs.Williams(D)
UT: Lee(R) vs.Snow(D) vs.Swinton(D)
VT: Leahy(D) vs.Milne(R)
WA: Murray(D) vs.Vance(R)
WI: Johnson(R) vs.Feingold(D) vs.Lorge(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: Aug 27, 2016