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Lee Fisher on Abortion
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  • Committed to upholding the rights guaranteed in Roe v. Wade. (Dec 2009)
  • Opposes Giving legal protection to unborn children. (Sep 2010)
Lee Fisher on Budget & Economy
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  • Reduce deficit with pay-as-you-go budget rules. (Dec 2009)
  • Supports the stimulus bill. (Sep 2010)
Lee Fisher on Civil Rights
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  • Same rights regardless of sexual orientation. (Jul 2010)
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work: fair pay for women. (Dec 2009)
  • Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (Sep 2010)
Lee Fisher on Corporations
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  • Experienced negotiating with companies to stay in Ohio. (Oct 2010)
Lee Fisher on Crime
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  • Created Ohio's first DNA database. (Dec 2009)
  • Expand the use of the death penalty. (Nov 1998)
  • More prisons; less parole for repeat violent felons. (Nov 1998)
Lee Fisher on Drugs
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  • Rid our streets of violence and illegal drugs. (Dec 2009)
  • Created the award-winning Operation Crackdown program. (Dec 2009)
Lee Fisher on Education
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  • Where you grow up should not determine where you end up. (Dec 2009)
  • Encourage charters & corporate investment. (Nov 1998)
  • Opposes less federal & more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Lee Fisher on Energy & Oil
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  • 25% advanced and alternative energy by 2025. (Dec 2009)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports Passage of Cap-and-Trade Energy Legislation. (Sep 2010)
Lee Fisher on Environment
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Lee Fisher on Families & Children
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  • Wrote Ohio's Missing Children law & Clearinghouse. (Dec 2009)
Lee Fisher on Foreign Policy
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  • Deploy all tools: diplomacy, strength, intel, & military. (Dec 2009)
Lee Fisher on Free Trade
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  • Trade agreements should be fair and enforced. (Oct 2010)
  • More stringent policy: discourage companies moving overseas. (Oct 2010)
  • Make sure trade agreements export Ohio goods, not Ohio jobs. (Dec 2009)
Lee Fisher on Government Reform
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  • Campaign spending limits, but no state funding. (Nov 1998)
Lee Fisher on Gun Control
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  • 1994: I never met a gun control bill I didn't like. (Sep 2006)
  • Waiting periods; child safety locks; other restrictions ok. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Aug 2010)
Lee Fisher on Health Care
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  • Supports new healthcare reform law. (Oct 2010)
  • Health care reform is both a moral and economic imperative. (Dec 2009)
  • Lower cost; ensure choice; expand coverage; no taxes. (Dec 2009)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
Lee Fisher on Homeland Security
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  • Let anyone serve who is willing; end don't-ask-don't-tell. (Oct 2010)
  • If you serve your country, your country must serve you. (Dec 2009)
  • Opposes banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
Lee Fisher on Immigration
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  • Supports Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2010)
Lee Fisher on Jobs
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  • Incentive for Ohio jobs rather than breaks for jobs overseas. (Oct 2010)
  • OpEd: In charge of job creation when Ohio lost 400,000 jobs. (Oct 2010)
  • Enforce collective bargaining and prevailing wage laws. (Dec 2009)
Lee Fisher on Principles & Values
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  • I'm just as angry at Washington insiders as you are. (Oct 2010)
  • Ohio voters are mad as hell over Republican policies. (Oct 2010)
Lee Fisher on Social Security
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  • No benefit cuts; don't raise retirement age. (Oct 2010)
  • Strengthen, preserve and protect Social Security. (Dec 2009)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Lee Fisher on Tax Reform
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  • Let Bush tax cuts expire for millionaires. (Oct 2010)
  • 2005 tax cut reduced Ohio taxes by 16.8%. (Oct 2010)
  • Let tax cuts on wealthy expire, to pay for health reform. (Dec 2009)
Lee Fisher on Technology
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Lee Fisher on War & Peace
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  • Set a deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Oct 2010)
  • Responsibly end the war in Iraq; train Afghan troops & exit. (Dec 2009)
  • Stop Iran & North Korea from developing or acquiring nukes. (Dec 2009)
Lee Fisher on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Fund state social programs for teens; pre-K; at-risk youth. (Nov 1998)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Committed to upholding the rights guaranteed in Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes Giving legal protection to unborn children: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Equal Pay for Equal Work: fair pay for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let anyone serve who is willing; end don't-ask-don't-tell: Favors topic 3
Same rights regardless of sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA): Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Expand the use of the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Created Ohio's first DNA database: Favors topic 9
Wrote Ohio's Missing Children law & Clearinghouse: Favors topic 9
More prisons; less parole for repeat violent felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
1994: I never met a gun control bill I didn't like: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Waiting periods; child safety locks; other restrictions ok: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports new healthcare reform law: Favors topic 5
Health care reform is both a moral and economic imperative: Favors topic 5
Lower cost; ensure choice; expand coverage; no taxes: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen, preserve and protect Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Where you grow up should not determine where you end up: Favors topic 7
Encourage charters & corporate investment: Favors topic 7
Opposes less federal & more local control of education: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
25% advanced and alternative energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports Passage of Cap-and-Trade Energy Legislation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rid our streets of violence and illegal drugs: Favors topic 19
Created the award-winning Operation Crackdown program: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fund state social programs for teens; pre-K; at-risk youth: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Let Bush tax cuts expire for millionaires: Favors topic 11
Let tax cuts on wealthy expire, to pay for health reform: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trade agreements should be fair and enforced: Opposes topic 13
Make sure trade agreements export Ohio goods, not Ohio jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Deploy all tools: diplomacy, strength, intel, & military: Opposes topic 15
If you serve your country, your country must serve you: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Campaign spending limits, but no state funding: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+2 points on Social scale)
Set a deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Responsibly end the war in Iraq; train Afghan troops & exit: Strongly Favors topic 17
Stop Iran & North Korea from developing or acquiring nukes: Opposes topic 17

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