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Kweisi Mfume on SenateMatch

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
First-trimester always ok; plus minor parental notification: Favors topic 1
Brought NAACP to support keeping abortion legal: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Encourage female and minority-owned proprietorships: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Full civil rights for gays and lesbians: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports full benefits & rights of gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No constitutional Amendment defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(10 points on Social scale)
NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Make health care affordable and accessible to everyone: Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(2 points on Social scale)
Committed to strengthening our public schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Truth in sentencing, but with vocational training: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Social scale)
Ban assault weapons; ban gun sales to minors: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Blacks are disproportionately affected by gun violence: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(2 points on Economic scale)
No tax cuts, except capital gains: Opposes topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
Base trade on human rights; allow retaliatory tariffs: Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(7 points on Economic scale)
Support defense conversion; end Cuba trade embargo: Opposes topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(7 points on Economic scale)
No limits on PAC contributions to campaigns: Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(2 points on Economic scale)
Only use military force in cooperation with UN: Favors topic 17
Neutral on topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(2 points on Social scale)
Increase penalties for drugs; but more treatment centers too: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(7 points on Social scale)
Make poverty part of our nation's public policy agenda: Opposes topic 20

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Benjamin Cardin
Daniel Vovak
Kevin Zeese
Michael Steele
Paul Sarbanes

2004 Presidential:
Pres.George W. Bush
V.P.Dick Cheney
Sen.John Kerry
Sen.John Edwards
Ralph Nader

2008 possibilities:
Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John McCain
V.P.Al Gore

2006 Senate retirements:
Jon Corzine(D,NJ)
Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)

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Abortion
Budget/Economy
Campaign Finance
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty