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Kay Hagan on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Make abortions safe, legal, and rare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Kay Hagan on Budget & Economy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Will work towards a balanced budget and fiscal constraints. (May 2008)
  • Keep track of every penny spent. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
Kay Hagan on Civil Rights
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  • Leave definition of marriage up to state law. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
Kay Hagan on Corporations
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  • Clamp down on $40B payday lending industry. (Sep 2010)
  • Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Kay Hagan on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Kay Hagan on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Kay Hagan on Education
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  • Repeatedly stressed support for public schools. (Aug 2014)
  • For incentives and more competitive salaries for teachers. (May 2008)
  • Fix the problems with No Child Left Behind. (May 2008)
  • Increase teacher pay, reduce class size. (Mar 2008)
Kay Hagan on Energy & Oil
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  • Advocate for Keystone XL pipeline. (Feb 2014)
  • Opposed offshore drilling until August compromise. (Sep 2008)
  • No tax breaks for big oil companies that give us $4 gas. (Jun 2008)
  • Increase funding for R&D of renewable energy sources. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
Kay Hagan on Environment
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  • Will push for increased water conservation efforts. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
  • No permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Apr 2013)
Kay Hagan on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Kay Hagan on Foreign Policy
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  • Need cooperation around the world to defeat terrorism. (May 2008)
  • Rated 0 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
Kay Hagan on Free Trade
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  • Fix trade agreements to avoid job loss. (Jul 2008)
  • Would have voted against CAFTA due to labor concerns. (Jul 2008)
  • Oppose trade deals that are bad for North Carolina workers. (Jul 2008)
Kay Hagan on Government Reform
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  • Washington experience means putting special interests first. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Kay Hagan on Gun Control
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  • I am a strong supporter of Second Amendment right. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
  • Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
Kay Hagan on Health Care
Click here for 13 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • AdWatch: Hagan promised wrongly that all can keep insurance. (Jan 2014)
  • I'd vote for ObamaCare again, but do "sensible fixes". (Dec 2013)
  • AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare. (Nov 2013)
  • AdWatch: Voted against consumers keeping pre-ObamaCare plans. (Nov 2013)
  • Keep fighting to extend health coverage to children. (May 2008)
  • Allow the government to negotiate for lower drug costs. (May 2008)
  • We must reduce our nursing shortage. (May 2008)
  • Bridge the gap on health care. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Sep 2013)
  • Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE. (Jun 2009)
Kay Hagan on Homeland Security
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  • Support better pay for our brave service members. (May 2008)
  • Increase funding for veterans’ health care and benefits. (May 2008)
  • More funding to respond to emergencies and natural disaster. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Kay Hagan on Immigration
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  • ID’ing illegal immigrants is an unfunded federal mandate. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports increased border security and opposes amnesty. (Jun 2008)
  • Deportation program is an unfunded federal mandate. (May 2008)
  • Lack of immigration system is why we have unsecured border. (May 2008)
  • Work towards a practical solution to end illegal immigration. (May 2008)
Kay Hagan on Jobs
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  • Fight for increases in the minimum wage. (May 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
Kay Hagan on Principles & Values
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  • North Carolina needs a work horse, not a show horse. (Jun 2008)
  • You do not make a difference standing on the sideline. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state. (Jan 2013)
Kay Hagan on Social Security
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  • Protect Social Security benefits. (May 2008)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 86% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Jan 2013)
Kay Hagan on Tax Reform
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  • Support tax cuts for middle class families. (May 2008)
Kay Hagan on Technology
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  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Kay Hagan on War & Peace
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  • Supports Obama's anti-ISIS strategy. (Sep 2014)
  • End the war in Iraq with a diplomatic surge. (Jun 2008)
  • The Iraq war had not made the U.S. safer. (Jun 2008)
  • A responsible withdrawal to re-focus on defeating al Qaeda. (May 2008)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Kay Hagan on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make abortions safe, legal, and rare: Strongly Favors topic 1
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Leave definition of marriage up to state law: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
I'd vote for ObamaCare again, but do "sensible fixes": Favors topic 5
Keep fighting to extend health coverage to children: Favors topic 5
Allow the government to negotiate for lower drug costs: Favors topic 5
Bridge the gap on health care: Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Provide for treatment of autism under TRICARE: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
NO on regulating tobacco as a drug: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Protect Social Security benefits: Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 86% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues: Neutral on topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Repeatedly stressed support for public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
For incentives and more competitive salaries for teachers: Opposes topic 7
Fix the problems with No Child Left Behind: Opposes topic 7
Increase teacher pay, reduce class size: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-3 points on Social scale)
Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries: No opin. on topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
No permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I am a strong supporter of Second Amendment right: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support tax cuts for middle class families: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
ID’ing illegal immigrants is an unfunded federal mandate: Favors topic 12
Supports increased border security and opposes amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Deportation program is an unfunded federal mandate: Favors topic 12
Deportation program is an unfunded federal mandate: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Lack of immigration system is why we have unsecured border: Opposes topic 12
Work towards a practical solution to end illegal immigration: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fix trade agreements to avoid job loss: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Would have voted against CAFTA due to labor concerns: Opposes topic 13
Oppose trade deals that are bad for North Carolina workers: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Need cooperation around the world to defeat terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support better pay for our brave service members: Favors topic 15
Increase funding for veterans’ health care and benefits: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+5 points on Social scale)
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports Obama's anti-ISIS strategy: Opposes topic 17
End the war in Iraq with a diplomatic surge: Strongly Favors topic 17
The Iraq war had not made the U.S. safer: Strongly Favors topic 17
A responsible withdrawal to re-focus on defeating al Qaeda: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Advocate for Keystone XL pipeline: Opposes topic 18
Opposed offshore drilling until August compromise: Opposes topic 18
No tax breaks for big oil companies that give us $4 gas: Favors topic 18
Increase funding for R&D of renewable energy sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Opposes topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Will work towards a balanced budget and fiscal constraints: Opposes topic 20
Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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