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Joni Ernst on SenateMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protecting most vulnerable is important measure of society: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Affordable access to contraception: Favors topic 1
Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding for abortion; protect the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by RightNOW Women PAC to escape "war on women": Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Government shouldn't redefine marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Federal ban ok, but leave same-sex marriage to states: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Marriage is a religious institution: one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Judeo-Christian values established our government framework: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Failed mindset gave us policies like ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is egregious overreach of federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
FactCheck: False claim that ObamaCare cut Medicare benefits: Opposes topic 5
Voted against Medicaid expansion in Iowa: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Staunchly opposed to ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Something like personal savings accounts for younger workers: Favors topic 6
Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises: Strongly Favors topic 6
Preserve and protect Social Security & Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants: Strongly Favors topic 7
No federal involvement in Common Core standards: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes more gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Staunch defender of the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: but not FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Signed Grover Norquist tax pledge: never raise taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Passed the largest tax cut in Iowa history: Strongly Opposes topic 11
IRS is a predatory, bureaucratic, out-of-control disaster: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tear down trade barriers in Europe & the Pacific: Strongly Favors topic 13
Keep markets open to exports for Iowa goods: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No more Agenda 21: no United Nations eminent domain: Strongly Favors topic 14
Military experience always plays role in decision-making: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
I understand the importance a strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Keep veterans in forefront of all foreign policy decisions: Favors topic 15
I'm a veteran; honor and care for our nation's veterans: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Cohesive and strong strategy to confront threats: Opposes topic 17
Comprehensive plan to defeat ISIL and al Qaeda: Opposes topic 17
Strong national defense makes the world is a safer place: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Keystone Jobs Bill: many jobs; minimal environmental impact: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Meeting with Big Oil doesn't make me feel uncomfortable: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Voted to legalize medical cannabis oil: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate rules which inhibit strong free-market economy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Raising the minimum wage would not improve the economy: Opposes topic 20
I've castrated hogs so I know how to cut pork: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Break Washington's spending addiction: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Roll back burdensome regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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Senate races Nov. 2014:
AK: Begich(D) vs.Miller(R) vs.Treadwell(R) vs.Sullivan(R)
AL: Sessions(R,unopposed)
AR: Pryor(D) vs.Cotton(R) vs.Swaney(G) vs.LaFrance(L)
CO: Udall(D) vs.Gardner(R) vs.Baumgardner(R) vs.Buck(R) vs.Hill(R) vs.Stephens(R)
DE: Coons(D) vs.Wade(R)
GA: Nunn(D) vs.Perdue(R) vs.Swafford(L) vs.Kingston(R) vs.Gingrey(R) vs.Handel(R) vs.Broun(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Hanabusa(D) vs.Cavasso(R) vs.Pirkowski(R)
IA: Braley(D) vs.Ernst(R) vs.Butzier(L) vs.Whitaker(R) vs.Clovis(R)
ID: Risch(R) vs.Mitchell(D)
IL: Durbin(D) vs.Oberweis(R) vs.Hansen(L) vs.Truax(R)
KS: Roberts(R) vs.Orman(I) vs.Batson(L) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Taylor(D)
KY: McConnell(R) vs.Bevin(R) vs.Grimes(D)
LA: Landrieu(D) vs.Cassidy(R) vs.Maness(R)
MA: Markey(D) vs.Herr(R) vs.Skarin(I) vs.Gomez(R)
ME: Collins(R) vs.D`Amboise(R) vs.Bellows(D)
MI: Land(R) vs.Peters(D) vs.Wiedenhoeft(R)
MN: Franken(D) vs.McFadden(R) vs.Johnson(L) vs.Abeler(R)
MS: Cochran(R) vs.Childers(D) vs.McDaniel(R)
MT: Walsh(D) vs.Daines(R) vs.Curtis(D) vs.Rankin(I) vs.Edmunds(R) vs.Bohlinger(D)
NC: Hagan(D) vs.Tillis(R) vs.Haugh(L)
NE: Sasse(R) vs.Domina(D) vs.Haugh(L) vs.Osborn(R)
NH: Shaheen(D) vs.Brown(R) vs.Smith(R) vs.Rubens(R) vs.Testerman(R) vs.Martin(R)
NJ: Booker(D) vs.Bell(R) vs.Sabrin(R)
NM: Udall(D) vs.Weh(R) vs.Clements(R)
OK-2: Lankford(R) vs.Johnson(D) vs.Shannon(R)
OK-6: Inhofe(R) vs.Silverstein(D)
OR: Merkley(D) vs.Wehby(R) vs.Conger(R)
RI: Reed(D) vs.Zaccaria(R)
SC-2: Scott(R) vs.Dickerson(D) vs.Wade(D)
SC-6: Graham(R) vs.Hutto(D) vs.Ravenel(I) vs.Stamper(D) vs.Mace(R) vs.Bright(R)
SD: Rounds(R) vs.Weiland(D) vs.Pressler(I) vs.Howie(I)
TN: Alexander(R) vs.Ball(D) vs.Carr(R) vs.Adams(D)
TX: Cornyn(R) vs.Alameel(D) vs.Roland(L) vs.Sanchez(G) vs.Stockman(R)
VA: Warner(D) vs.Gillespie(R) vs.Sarvis(L)
WV: Capito(R) vs.Tennant(D) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Lawhorn(I) vs.Raese(R) vs.McGeehan(R)
WY: Enzi(R) vs.Cheney(R) vs.Hardy(D)
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