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Jim Risch on SenateMatch

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
I oppose abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Recognize the sanctity of life in public policy: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes mandates for affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes sexual orientation as a protected civil right: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Call on Iran to release those imprisoned for Christianity: Strongly Favors topic 4
Teach traditional family values in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Allow churches to provide welfare services: Strongly Favors topic 4
Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Private sector is best suited to manage health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention: Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Opposes topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reform Social Security without privatization: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports choosing schools via vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Wolf population has recovered; delist as Endangered Species: Favors topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: Favors topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Eliminate epidemic of domestic violence from our society: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun ownership is a constitutional right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal: Strongly Favors topic 10
Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce corporate tax; eliminate corporate capital gains tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
High priority on keeping lower individual tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate capital gains tax & estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Top priority: make Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Earned nickname “taxpayers friend” by fighting tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Phase out sales tax on groceries & food: Favors topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Keep reduction of capital gains tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Don’t allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship: Favors topic 12
I oppose amnesty in any form: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Ensure that only legal immigrants receive state benefits: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Re-establish Fast Track; re-negotiate NAFTA: Opposes topic 13
Insist on access to post-mad-cow Japanese beef markets: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes stricter limits on political campaign funds: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Ban paid voter registration: Opposes topic 16
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
No open-ended funding for Iraq but no precipitous withdrawal: Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Yucca Mountain is the proper site for nuclear waste: Opposes topic 18
Drill offshore; drill ANWR; drill for oil shale: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No cap-&-trade; include India & China in carbon restrictions: Opposes topic 18
We’re running out of oil; we must drill our way through this: Strongly Opposes topic 18
25x25 policy: reduce fossil fuel use 25% over 25 years: Strongly Favors topic 18
Tap domestic potential in ANWR and continental shelf: Opposes topic 18
Comprehensive policy with nuclear, clean coal & alternatives: Opposes topic 18
Opt out of EPA mercury program; no coal plants in Idaho: Strongly Favors topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Allow horizontal drilling into Alaska's Coastal Plain: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Opposes topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enforce laws against drug use: Strongly Favors topic 19
Appointed first state Drug Czar; fight Rx drug abuse & more: Strongly Favors topic 19
TV ads to prevent teenage meth use: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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ID Senatorial:
Larry LaRocco
Michael Crapo

Retiring in 2014 election:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2013:
AZ:Kyl(R)
CT:Lieberman(D)
HI:Akaka(D)
ME:Snowe(R)
ND:Conrad(D)
NE:Nelson(D)
NM:Bingaman(D)
TX:Hutchison(R)
VA:Webb(D)
WI:Kohl(D)
Senate Vacancies 2013:
HI:Inouye(D,Deceased)
HI:Schatz(D,Appointed)
MA:Kerry(D,Resigned)
MA:Cowan(D,Appointed)
MA:Markey(D,elected)
MA:Gomez(R,lost special election)
NJ:Lautenberg(D,Deceased)
NJ:Chiesa(R,Appointed)
NJ:Booker(D,running)
NJ:Lonegan(R,running)
SC:DeMint(R,Resigned)
SC:Scott(R,Appointed)

Senate races Nov. 2014:
AK:Begich(D) vs.Miller(R) vs.Treadwell(R) vs.Sullivan(R)
AL:Sessions(R) vs.Bright(D)
AR:Pryor(D) vs.Cotton(R)
CO:Udall(D) vs.Buck(R) vs.Hill(R) vs.Baumgardner(R) vs.Stephens(R)
DE:Coons(D) vs.O`Donnell(R)
GA:Gingrey(R) vs.Nunn(D) vs.Perdue(R) vs.Handel(R) vs.Broun(R) vs.Kingston(R)
HI:Schatz(D) vs.Hanabusa(D) vs.Cavasso(R)
IA:Braley(D) vs.Whitaker(R) vs.Ernst(R) vs.Clovis(R)
ID:Risch(R) vs.LaRocco(D)
IL:Durbin(D) vs.Truax(R) vs.Oberweis(R) vs.Hansen(L)

KS:Roberts(R) vs.Tiahrt(R)
KY:McConnell(R) vs.Bevin(R) vs.Grimes(D)
LA:Landrieu(D) vs.Cassidy(R) vs.Maness(R)
ME:Collins(R) vs.D`Amboise(R) vs.Bellows(D)
MI:Land(R) vs.Peters(D) vs.Wiedenhoeft(R)
MN:Franken(D) vs.Abeler(R)
MS:Cochran(R) vs.McDaniel(R) vs.Childers(D)
MT:Edmunds(R) vs.Daines(R) vs.Bohlinger(D) vs.Walsh(D)
NC:Hagan(D) vs.Tillis(R)
NE:Sasse(R) vs.Osborn(R) vs.Stenberg(R)
NH:Shaheen(D) vs.Martin(R) vs.Brown(R) vs.Smith(R) vs.Rubens(R) vs.Testerman(R)
NM:Udall(D) vs.Sanchez(R)
OK:Inhofe(R) vs.Silverstein(D)
OR:Merkley(D) vs.Conger(R)
RI:Reed(D) vs.(none yet)
SC-2:Scott(R) vs.Wade(D)
SC-6:Graham(R) vs.Stamper(D) vs.Mace(R) vs.Bright(R)
SD:Rounds(R) vs.Weiland(D) vs.Pressler(I)
TN:Alexander(R) vs.Carr(R)
TX:Cornyn(R) vs.Stockman(R) vs.Roland(L)
VA:Warner(D) vs.McDonnell(R) vs.Radtke(R)
WV:Capito(R) vs.Raese(R) vs.Tennant(D) vs.McGeehan(R)
WY:Enzi(R) vs.Cheney(R)
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Budget/Economy
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Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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Page last updated: Dec 19, 2013