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John Walsh on SenateMatch



VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes extremism like declaring life begins at conception: Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted against NAACP staffer's appointment to Dept.of Justice: Opposes topic 2
Equal pay for equal work for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Support federal & state services for Indian tribes: Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Yes to Medicare Rx negotiations; no to privatization: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Consider privatization for new employees entering workforce: Favors topic 6
Fight to protect crucial benefits for Montana's seniors: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
More regulations to develop natural resources responsibly: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
First state to prohibit warrantless cell phone tracking: Opposes topic 9
Rated 100% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Rated 58% by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tax cuts for the wealthy only seek to preserve privilege: Strongly Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
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Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Don't ship American jobs to China: Strongly Opposes topic 13
On trade mission: Montana is open for business: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Cut wasteful spending in our military: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Commanded Montana Infantry Battalion in combat in Iraq: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Energy boom in Montana instead of foreign oil dependence: Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Top priority as Senator: lower the federal deficit: Opposes topic 20

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