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Gail Lightfoot on SenateMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Abortion happens, legal or not: Favors topic 1
Supports “Abortion is a woman’s right”: Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Free to hire the best person for the job: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Neutral on requiring companies to hire more minorities: Neutral on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
End licensing marriage; support same-sex as marriage choice: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
Public schools must be NEUTRAL on religion & prayer: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Supports Organized Prayer In Public Schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
Oppose government sanctioned killing: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes the death penalty: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let judge and jury decide sentences, not Three Strikes: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Oppose mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No registration of hand held arms nor ammunition: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports absolute right to gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Liberty Candidate: no point in keeping guns you can't access: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare & replace it with private sector: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Free care is an illusion: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes More Federal Funding for Health Coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace Ponzi scheme with personal portable plans: Strongly Favors topic 6
Supports privatizing Social Security: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers are interim until all government schools closed: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports parents choosing schools via vouchers: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Let the market create and sell other energy resources: Opposes topic 18
Opposes spending resources to stop Global Warming: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Liberty Candidate: tax incentives for US-based alternatives: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+5 points on Social scale)
The war on drugs is a war on people: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes “Drug use is immoral”: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support private charity, oppose government charity: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports allowing churches to provide welfare services: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax consumption, not productivity; end the income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports making income tax flatter & lower: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
Unlimited legal entry; the limit is the real problem: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes “Immigration helps our economy”: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Trade across borders means fewer armies cross borders: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports expanding Free Trade: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let Generals & experts decide on army deployment: Neutral on topic 15
Opposes more spending on Armed Forces personnel: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Remove limits on individual political donations: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Live by the rule of law, not by the Patriot Act: Strongly Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
US out of Iraq and Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes continuing Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Liberty Candidate: US abroad unconstitutional & unaffordable: Opposes topic 17

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Senate elections Nov. 2012:
AZ:Flake(R) vs.Hackbarth(R) vs.Carmona(D) vs.Ruben(D) vs.Bivens(D)
CA:Feinstein(D) vs.Emken(R) vs.Lightfoot(L) vs.Taitz(R)
CT:Bysiewicz(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Shays(R) vs.McMahon(R)
DE:Carper(D) vs.Wade(R)
FL:Nelson(D) vs.LeMieux(R) vs.Mack(R)
HI:Hirono(D) vs.Case(D) vs.Lingle(R)
IN:Lugar(R) vs.Mourdock(R) vs.Donnelly(D)
MA:Brown(R) vs.Warren(D)
MD:Cardin(D) vs.Bongino(R)
ME:King(I) vs.Dill(D) vs.Summers(R) vs.Dunlap(D) vs.D`Amboise(R) vs.Dunlap(D)
MI:Stabenow(D) vs.Hekman(R) vs.Konetchy(R) vs.Hoekstra(R) vs.Boman(L)
MN:Klobuchar(D) vs.Bills(R) vs.Hernandez(R) vs.Severson(R)
MO:McCaskill(D) vs.Akin(R) vs.Steelman(R) vs.Brunner(R)
MS:Wicker(R) vs.Gore(D)
MT:Tester(D) vs.Rehberg(R)

ND:Heitkamp(D) vs.Berg(R) vs.Sand(R)
NE:Kerrey(D) vs.Fischer(R)
NJ:Menendez(D) vs.Kyrillos(R) vs.Diakos(I) vs.Booker(D)
NM:Heinrich(D) vs.Wilson(R) vs.Balderas(D) vs.Sanchez(R)
NV:Heller(R) vs.Berkley(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D) vs.Noren(I) vs.Maragos(R) vs.Turner(R) vs.Clark(G)
OH:Brown(D) vs.Pryce(R) vs.Mandel(R)
PA:Casey(D) vs.Smith(R) vs.Scaringi(R) vs.Welch(R) vs.<a href='Sam_Rohrer_SenateMatch.htm'>Rohrer(R)
RI:Whitehouse(D) vs.Hinckley(R)
TN:Corker(R) vs.Poskevich(R)
TX:Cruz(R) vs.Leppert(R) vs.Dewhurst(R) vs.Sadler(D) vs.Roland(L)
UT:Hatch(R) vs.Howell(D) vs.Liljenquist(R)
VA:Kaine(D) vs.Allen(R) vs.Radtke(R) vs.Marshall(R)
WA:Cantwell(D) vs.Baumgartner(R)
WI:Schiess(R) vs.Neumann(R) vs.Thompson(R) vs.Baldwin(D)
WV:Manchin(D) vs.Raese(R)
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Page last updated: Jun 21, 2012