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Leonard Schwartz on SenateMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Abortion should be legal but not tax-funded: Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Racial preferences,created by executive order, are hypocrisy: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
No constitutional nor governmental definition of marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(10 points on Economic scale)
Health care is not a government responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Social Security is a Ponzi scheme; privatize it: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Vouchers as temporary transition to end government schooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Stop imprisoning people for victimless activity: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Robbers and Rapists love gun control laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Focus immigration laws away from hard working people: Favors topic 11
Democrats & Republicans love to spend your money (we don't): Strongly Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(5 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
Free trade raises the standard of living: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
No phone taps; no random searches; no torture: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
Decrease defense spending & missile defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(10 points on Economic scale)
Unregulated soft money; no contribution limits: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(0 points on Economic scale)
Withdraw US troops from Iraq; Bush lied: Strongly Favors topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Asset forfeiture is arbitrary for drugs, gambling, & sex: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
Libertarians aren't busybodies; you decide welfare spending: Favors topic 20

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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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