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Dick Zimmer on Abortion
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  • Supports abortion rights. (Jun 2008)
Dick Zimmer on Budget & Economy
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Dick Zimmer on Civil Rights
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  • Supports Patriot Act as appropriate response. (May 2008)
Dick Zimmer on Corporations
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Dick Zimmer on Crime
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  • Signature achievement is "Megan's Law" for sex offendors. (May 2008)
  • No frills prisons: no luxuries at taxpayer expense. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
Dick Zimmer on Drugs
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Dick Zimmer on Education
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  • Local communities should run public schools. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
Dick Zimmer on Energy & Oil
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  • More nuclear plants; more energy exploration. (May 2008)
Dick Zimmer on Environment
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Dick Zimmer on Families & Children
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Dick Zimmer on Foreign Policy
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Dick Zimmer on Free Trade
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  • Leaned toward voting for NAFTA despite listing against. (Nov 1993)
Dick Zimmer on Government Reform
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Dick Zimmer on Gun Control
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  • Endorsed by the NRA in 1990 and 1992. (Oct 2006)
Dick Zimmer on Health Care
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  • Consistently opposes government-run national health care. (May 2008)
Dick Zimmer on Homeland Security
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  • Transfer funds from Peace Dividend to veterans. (May 2008)
Dick Zimmer on Immigration
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  • Supports border fence; opposes amnesty. (May 2008)
Dick Zimmer on Jobs
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Dick Zimmer on Principles & Values
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  • Lautenberg is too old to serve another six-year term. (Nov 2008)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
Dick Zimmer on Social Security
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Dick Zimmer on Tax Reform
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  • N.J. receives back only 61 cents on every federal tax dollar. (Nov 2008)
  • Pledged to vote against any broad-based tax increase. (May 2008)
Dick Zimmer on Technology
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  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Dick Zimmer on War & Peace
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  • No arbitrary deadline for withdrawal from Iraq. (May 2008)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Dick Zimmer on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports abortion rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Signature achievement is "Megan's Law" for sex offendors: Favors topic 9
No frills prisons: no luxuries at taxpayer expense: Strongly Favors topic 9
Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders: Favors topic 9
Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by the NRA in 1990 and 1992: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Consistently opposes government-run national health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Local communities should run public schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
More nuclear plants; more energy exploration: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pledged to vote against any broad-based tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports border fence; opposes amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Leaned toward voting for NAFTA despite listing against: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Transfer funds from Peace Dividend to veterans: Favors topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports Patriot Act as appropriate response: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(-5 points on Social scale)
No arbitrary deadline for withdrawal from Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17

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