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John Raese on SenateMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's 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:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce government regulation of private sector employment: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-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
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty for federal crimes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Prosecute violent minors as adults: 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 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is the problem, not the solution: 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:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+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 Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Obama administration has caused decline of coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Abolish the EPA & the Department of Energy: 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:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports workfare: Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+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:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-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
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-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:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Increase limits on donations to political campaigns: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Military tribunals & phone taps ok for war on terror: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-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

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Page last updated: Nov 19, 2012