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Greg Parke on SenateMatch


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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
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Anti-abortion; pro-parental notification: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Discontinue affirmative action; reduce employment regulation: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
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Constitutional gay marriage ban is democracy in action: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Constitutional ban on gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
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Providing health care is not a federal responsibility: Opposes topic 5
Opposes universal health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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System is broken and we have to fix it by providing choice: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports vouchers for public, private or religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty for federal crimes: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
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Supports truth-in-sentencing for violent crimes: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Concealed carry ok; ease other restrictions too: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Completely eliminate federal estate tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Let people take care of their own hard earned money: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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Walling off Mexico simplistic; use National Guard instead: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Allow guest workers while discouraging illegal behavior: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
Supports NAFTA but with human rights & enviro concerns: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(10 points on Social scale)
Nation needs data mining on phonecalls of Americans: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
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Our military needs fiscal support: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(10 points on Economic scale)
No limits on campaign donations: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(10 points on Economic scale)
Withdrawal from Iraq would be irresponsible: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
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Drill ANWR; develop coal & oil: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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Expand drug education and treatment programs: Opposes topic 19
Increase funding for war on drugs in Colombia: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
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Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations: Strongly Favors topic 20

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2004 Presidential:
Pres.George W. Bush
V.P.Dick Cheney
Sen.John Kerry
Sen.John Edwards
Ralph Nader

2008 possibilities:
Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John McCain
V.P.Al Gore

2006 Senate retirements:
Jon Corzine(D,NJ)
Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)

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