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Jim Pederson on SenateMatch


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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)
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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)
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No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
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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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AZ Senatorial:
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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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2006 Senate Races:
(AZ)Kyl v.Pederson
(CA)Feinstein v.Mountjoy
(CT)Lieberman v.Lamont v.Schlesinger
(DE)Carper v.Ting
(FL)Nelson v.Harris
(HI)Akaka v.Thielen
(IN)Lugar v.Osborn
(MA)Kennedy v.Chase
(MD)Cardin v.Steele v.Zeese
(ME)Snowe v.Bright
(MI)Stabenow v.Bouchard
(MN)Kennedy v.Klobuchar
(MO)Talent v.McCaskill
(MS)Lott v.Fleming v.Bowlin
(MT)Burns v.Tester
(ND)Conrad v.Grotberg
(NE)Nelson v.Ricketts
(NJ)Menendez v.Kean
(NM)Bingaman v.McCulloch
(NV)Ensign v.Carter
(NY)Clinton v.Spencer
(OH)DeWine vBrown
(PA)Santorum v.Casey
(RI)Chafee vWhitehouse
(TN)Ford v.Corker
(TX)Hutchison v.Radnofsky
(UT)Hatch v.Ashdown
(VA)Allen v.Webb
(VT)Sanders v.Tarrant
(WA)Cantwell v.McGavick v.Guthrie
(WI)Kohl v.Vogeler v.Redick
(WV)Byrd v.Raese
(WY)Thomas v.Groutage
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