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Jim Pederson on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Kyl proposed an abortion amendment with zero exceptions. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports abortion right, but also abstinence & contraceptio. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports stem cell research. (Jan 2006)
Jim Pederson on Budget & Economy
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  • Get debt under control instead of recklessly spending taxes. (May 2006)
Jim Pederson on Civil Rights
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  • Attacks Kyl for pushing anti-gay marriage amendment. (Jun 2006)
Jim Pederson on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jim Pederson on Crime
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Jim Pederson on Drugs
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  • Candidate's son sentenced for using oxycontin. (Sep 2006)
Jim Pederson on Education
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  • Public education invests in our children & our futures. (May 2006)
Jim Pederson on Energy & Oil
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  • Climate change is real; renewables needed and ready. (May 2006)
  • Commonsense market-based solutions for climate change. (May 2006)
Jim Pederson on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jim Pederson on Families & Children
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Jim Pederson on Foreign Policy
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Jim Pederson on Free Trade
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  • Vote against making it easier to ship jobs overseas. (Oct 2006)
Jim Pederson on Government Reform
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  • Push for lobbying reform. (Jan 2006)
Jim Pederson on Gun Control
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jim Pederson on Health Care
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  • Feds should negotiate for better Rx prices. (May 2006)
Jim Pederson on Homeland Security
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  • Investigate NSA secret wiretapping program. (May 2006)
  • Refocus on winning the War on Terror. (May 2006)
  • Give our border patrols & police the tools they need. (Dec 2005)
Jim Pederson on Immigration
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  • The borders are broken; #1 priority for AZ. (Oct 2006)
  • Aliens volunteering for "Mandatory Departure" is impractical. (Oct 2006)
  • Give illegals incentive to come out of the shadows. (Apr 2006)
Jim Pederson on Jobs
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  • Supports increasing the minimum wage. (Sep 2006)
Jim Pederson on Principles & Values
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  • I'm unhappy with Washington today; Kyl's OK with it. (Oct 2006)
  • Portrays Kyl as extremist and himself as more like McCain. (Jan 2006)
Jim Pederson on Social Security
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  • Strongly opposes privatization of Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Private retirement savings in addition to guarantee. (May 2006)
Jim Pederson on Tax Reform
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  • AZ needs good schools & safety, not just low taxes. (Oct 2006)
  • Oppose Kyl's "Paris Hilton Relief Act" in estate tax repeal. (Oct 2006)
Jim Pederson on Technology
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Jim Pederson on War & Peace
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  • We're going backwards in Iraq; time for end-game. (Oct 2006)
  • Finish the job in Iraq and come home. (May 2006)
  • Focus on hunting down Bin Laden and destroying al Qaeda. (Dec 2005)
  • Our situation in Iraq is a mess. (Dec 2005)
Jim Pederson 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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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Supports abortion right, but also abstinence & contraceptio: Favors topic 1
Supports stem cell research: 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)
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Attacks Kyl for pushing anti-gay marriage amendment: 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)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Feds should negotiate for better Rx prices: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Strongly opposes privatization of Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Private retirement savings in addition to guarantee: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(2 points on Social scale)
Public education invests in our children & our futures: 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)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
AZ needs good schools & safety, not just low taxes: Opposes topic 11
Oppose Kyl's "Paris Hilton Relief Act" in estate tax repeal: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Get debt under control instead of recklessly spending taxes: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(7 points on Economic scale)
Give illegals incentive to come out of the shadows: Strongly Favors topic 12
Give our border patrols & police the tools they need: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Vote against making it easier to ship jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
Investigate NSA secret wiretapping program: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
Refocus on winning the War on Terror: Favors topic 15
Refocus on winning the War on Terror: No opin. on topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
Push for lobbying reform: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(0 points on Economic scale)
We're going backwards in Iraq; time for end-game: Strongly Favors topic 17
Finish the job in Iraq and come home: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
Climate change is real; renewables needed and ready: Strongly Favors topic 18
Commonsense market-based solutions for climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(7 points on Social scale)
Candidate's son sentenced for using oxycontin: Opposes topic 19
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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