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Jim Sykes on Abortion
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  • Decision must ultimately be made by a woman. (Jul 2002)
Jim Sykes on Budget & Economy
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    No stance on record.
Jim Sykes on Civil Rights
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  • Fought for native Alaskan subsistence rights. (Jun 2004)
  • Support same-sex civil marriage. (Jun 2004)
  • Continue affirmative action programs. (Jul 2002)
Jim Sykes on Corporations
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  • Stop BP-Arco monopoly. (Jun 2004)
Jim Sykes on Crime
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  • Eliminate the death penalty. (Jul 2002)
  • Support alternative sentencing and rehabilitation. (Jul 2002)
Jim Sykes on Drugs
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  • Eliminate funding for the war on drugs. (Jul 2002)
Jim Sykes on Education
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  • Fund school system through block grants. (Jun 2004)
  • Supports charters and other flexible funding options. (Jul 2002)
Jim Sykes on Energy & Oil
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  • Support the All-Alaska Gas Line. (Jun 2004)
  • Promote renewable and clean energy. (May 2004)
  • Keep ANWR free from drilling. (May 2004)
  • Supports All-Alaska gas line over AlCan. (May 2004)
Jim Sykes on Environment
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  • Support keeping the Arctic Refuge intact. (Jun 2004)
Jim Sykes on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Jim Sykes on Foreign Policy
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  • Take a more active role in the UN. (Jul 2002)
Jim Sykes on Free Trade
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  • Recommend repeal of NAFTA and GATT. (Jun 2004)
  • Human rights record shouldn't affect trade. (Jul 2002)
Jim Sykes on Government Reform
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  • Support campaign finance reform & public financing. (Jun 2004)
  • Get Big Money out of AK Politics. (May 2004)
Jim Sykes on Gun Control
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  • Require background checks and safety locks. (Jul 2002)
Jim Sykes on Health Care
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  • Single-payer universal health care. (Jun 2004)
  • Comprehensive universal health care for all. (May 2004)
Jim Sykes on Homeland Security
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  • Against "Star Wars" National Missile Defense. (Jun 2004)
  • Switch funding from military hardware to energy research. (Jul 2002)
Jim Sykes on Immigration
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  • Social services and legalization for illegal immigrants. (Jul 2002)
Jim Sykes on Jobs
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    No stance on record.
Jim Sykes on Principles & Values
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  • Qualified candidates for Senate deserve to be heard equally. (Oct 2004)
Jim Sykes on Social Security
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  • Medicare too important to trust to for-profit corporations. (Jul 2002)
Jim Sykes on Tax Reform
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  • Fight for Alaskans' Permanent Fund Dividend. (Jun 2004)
  • Protect PFD. (May 2004)
Jim Sykes on Technology
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    No stance on record.
Jim Sykes on War & Peace
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  • Out-think adversaries instead of out-shooting them. (Jun 2004)
Jim Sykes 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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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Decision must ultimately be made by a woman: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Continue affirmative action programs: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Support same-sex civil marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Single-payer universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Comprehensive universal health care for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Medicare too important to trust to for-profit corporations: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Supports charters and other flexible funding options: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Support alternative sentencing and rehabilitation: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(2 points on Social scale)
Require background checks and safety locks: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(10 points on Economic scale)
Social services and legalization for illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Recommend repeal of NAFTA and GATT: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(7 points on Social scale)
Human rights record shouldn't affect trade: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
Switch funding from military hardware to energy research: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(0 points on Economic scale)
Against "Star Wars" National Missile Defense: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(0 points on Economic scale)
Take a more active role in the UN: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Promote renewable and clean energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Eliminate funding for the war on drugs: Strongly 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)

Jim Sykes is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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