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Jim Oberweis on SenateMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion procedure should be outlawed: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Voted NO on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted no on state-level same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on sex education including contraception: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Repeal and replace ObamaCare; not just repeal: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Parent policy until age 26 good; pre-existing coverage good: Favors topic 5
One-payer systems are not the answer: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Not a fan of ObamaCare, but it helps healthcare businesses: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted NO on increasing state employees' pension plans: Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 83% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We cannot tax and spend our way to prosperity: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Visas for illegal immigrants, but no path to citizenship: Opposes topic 12
Make English our official language, a la "E Pluribus Unum": Strongly Opposes topic 12
Immigration control is intertwined with homeland security: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Challenge in China is lack of clarity on taxes: Favors topic 13
Invest in Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, India, and China: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
Obama's results are ok, but too often he does nothing: Favors topic 14
To understand China, read the 5-year plans: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports funding cuts for the military: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Automatic voter registration when getting any state ID: Strongly Favors topic 16
Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Stay the course; gradual withdrawal from the Iraq war: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Clean renewables in future; for now, drill ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Who am I to say patients shouldn't use medical marijuana?: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Let doctoral psychologists prescribe controlled substances: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Massive overspending and over-borrowing crowds out jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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