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Ford Bell on Abortion
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  • I'm a pro-choice candidate, but not pro-abortion. (Jan 2006)
  • Pro-choice. (Dec 2005)
Ford Bell on Budget & Economy
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Ford Bell on Civil Rights
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  • Opposed to constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. (Jan 2006)
Ford Bell on Corporations
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Ford Bell on Crime
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Ford Bell on Drugs
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Ford Bell on Education
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  • NCLB only benefits testing companies. (Jan 2006)
  • Smaller classes to get students excited about science. (Jan 2006)
  • Promise of "No Child Left Behind" lacks federal funding. (Dec 2005)
  • Pay teachers fair wages & shrink class sizes. (Dec 2005)
Ford Bell on Energy & Oil
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  • Energy independence-now. (Dec 2005)
  • Bush's energy bill supports oil companies, not renewables. (Dec 2005)
  • Join the Kyoto Treaty and do what's right. (Dec 2005)
  • Dependence on foreign oil is a national security threat. (Dec 2005)
  • Replace oil dependence with clean, renewable sources. (Dec 2005)
Ford Bell on Environment
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  • Our leaders lost their way on safeguarding our environment. (Dec 2005)
Ford Bell on Families & Children
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Ford Bell on Foreign Policy
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Ford Bell on Free Trade
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Ford Bell on Government Reform
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  • Supports public financing of all Congressional races. (Jan 2006)
  • Ban former members of Congress from lobbying. (Jan 2006)
Ford Bell on Gun Control
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  • Lifelong hunter & outdoorsman. (Dec 2005)
Ford Bell on Health Care
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  • We can't afford not to insure every American. (Dec 2005)
  • Supports single-payer universal health care. (Dec 2005)
  • Cost of private health bureaucracy higher than Medicare. (Dec 2005)
Ford Bell on Homeland Security
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  • Don't exclude foreigners from US colleges for security. (Dec 2005)
  • Focus on infrastructure protection, not just intelligence. (Dec 2005)
Ford Bell on Immigration
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  • Provide illegal immigrants with path to citizenship. (Jan 2006)
Ford Bell on Jobs
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Ford Bell on Principles & Values
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Ford Bell on Social Security
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  • Privatization hasn't worked. (Jan 2006)
  • Solve the projected shortfall with safe & gradual changes. (Dec 2005)
Ford Bell on Tax Reform
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  • People should pay their fair share. (Jan 2006)
  • Tax-and-spend better than tax-and-borrow. (Jan 2006)
  • Focus on minimum wage, not wealthy estate tax. (Dec 2005)
Ford Bell on Technology
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Ford Bell on War & Peace
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  • Supports Iraq withdrawal. (Dec 2005)
  • War in Iraq was knowingly sold on false premises. (Dec 2005)
  • Iraq has become a recruiting ground for terrorists. (Dec 2005)
  • Iraq is like the Soviet Union's Afghanistan. (Dec 2005)
  • Iraq war is Bush's personal vendetta against Saddam. (Dec 2005)
  • Victory is not just around the corner-withdraw now. (Dec 2005)
Ford Bell on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Don't trade Medicare benefits for food stamps. (Dec 2005)


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
(10 points on Social scale)
I'm a pro-choice candidate, but not pro-abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Opposed to constitutional ban on same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
We can't afford not to insure every American: Favors topic 5
Supports single-payer universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Cost of private health bureaucracy higher than Medicare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Privatization hasn't worked: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Solve the projected shortfall with safe & gradual changes: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(2 points on Social scale)
NCLB only benefits testing companies: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(7 points on Social scale)
Lifelong hunter & outdoorsman: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
People should pay their fair share: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax-and-spend better than tax-and-borrow: Opposes topic 11
Focus on minimum wage, not wealthy estate tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(10 points on Economic scale)
Provide illegal immigrants with path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Pay teachers fair wages & shrink class sizes: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
Energy independence-now: Favors topic 18
Bush's energy bill supports oil companies, not renewables: Favors topic 18
Join the Kyoto Treaty and do what's right: Strongly Favors topic 18
Replace oil dependence with clean, renewable sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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