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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban cloning - science should not play God: Opposes topic 1
Embryonic stem cell research no; umbilical stem cells yes: Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce government regulation of private sector employment: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports a DOMA amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports banning military gay marriage: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare relies on poor business model; use private-sector: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is the problem, not the solution: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is pure, unadulterated socialism: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Free market is best approach for affordable health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Health Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Self-investing in private accounts ok: Favors topic 6
Supports private retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Competition is what's good for education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Allow families a voucher to send kids to private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers ok for public, private, & religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers let all families choose like wealthy families: Strongly Favors topic 7
Break education monopoly; competition will improve schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports education vouchers for public or private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abolish the EPA & the Department of Energy: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty for federal crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Prosecute violent minors as adults: Favors topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Disarming citizens makes them less safe: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't choke a fragile economy with a bigger tax burden: Opposes topic 11
Roll back regulations to spur business and job growth: Opposes topic 11
Supports tax cuts to spur economic growth and job growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports flat tax or national sales tax: Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose amnesty; patrol borders; establish official English: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Suports NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
We were weak on 9/11 & we must never allow that again: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Increase limits on donations to political campaigns: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Iraq exit strategy: We win, they lose: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Donít cut-and-run in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2010 alternative energy bill was WV's own cap-and-trade Bill: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Obama administration has caused decline of coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Global warming is a myth: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Hands-off approach to energy production: Opposes topic 18
Develop oil & coal; drill ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
OpEd: Sounded alarm in 2010 on international competitiveness: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget: Opposes topic 20
Make tax cuts permanent, even for earners over $250K: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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Retiring in 2016 election:
CA:Boxer(D)
FL:Rubio(R)
IN:Coats(R)
MD:Mikulski(D)
NV:Reid(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2015:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)
Senate races 2017-8:
AL: Strange(R) ; no opponent yet
AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R)
CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(D)
CT: Murphy(D) ; no opponent yet
DE: Carper(D) vs. Biden(D)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. DeSantis(R) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Lopez-Cantera(R)
HI: Hirono(D) ; no opponent yet
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(R)
MD: Cardin(D) ; no opponent yet
ME: King(I) vs. LePage(R)
MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard(R)
MN: Klobuchar(D) ; no opponent yet
MO: McCaskill(D) vs. Kinder(R)
MS: Wicker(R) vs. McDaniel(R)
MT: Tester(D) vs. Racicot(R)

ND: Heitkamp(D) vs. Becker(R)
NE: Fischer(R) ; no opponent yet
NJ: Menendez(D) vs. Chiesa(R) vs. Codey(D)
NM: Heinrich(D) vs. Sanchez(R)
NV: Heller(R) vs. Sandoval(R)
NY: Gillibrand(D) vs. Kennedy(D)
OH: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R)
PA: Casey(D) vs. Saccone(R)
RI: Whitehouse(D) ; no opponent yet
TN: Corker(R) vs. Crim(I)
TX: Cruz(R) vs. Bush(R)
UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin(R)
VT: Sanders(I) vs. Giordano(D)
VA: Kaine(D) vs. Cuccinelli(R) vs. Fiorina(R)
WA: Cantwell(D) ; no opponent yet
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R)
WI: Baldwin(D) ; no opponent yet
WY: Barrasso(R) ; no opponent yet
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Foreign Policy
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Gay Issues
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Gun Control
Health Care
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Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
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Medicare/Rx
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War/Peace
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Page last updated: Mar 03, 2017