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Marco Rubio on SenateMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pro-life, but understands that woman's right is the law: Favors topic 1
Expand birth control exemption for faith-based organizations: Opposes topic 1
Opposed Sotomayor nomination based on her Roe support: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No right to privacy, that resulted in the Roe v. Wade: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Require ultrasounds before performing abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Voted against funding stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Supports giving legal protection to unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Incentivize foreign language curriculum in elementary school: Favors topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defining marriage does not demean a class of people: Strongly Opposes topic 3
I believe in historical marriage, but ok if states redefine: Opposes topic 3
No gay couples as foster parents; no social experimentation: Opposes topic 3
No evidence to change policy of don't ask, don't tell: Opposes topic 3
Collect DNA of those convicted of sexually deviant behavior: Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA): Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Silent on voluntary school prayer: Neutral on topic 4
We cannot keep God out of our lives, even in public realm: Strongly Favors topic 4
Acknowledge God in everything we do & everywhere we go: Favors topic 4
Communities & churches once took care of neighbors: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the AU, indicating opposition to separation of church & state: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Medicare's hospice care let my father die with dignity: Favors topic 5
Expand prescription benefits to low-income seniors: Favors topic 5
Launch a marketplace of affordable health insurance: Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Benefits have to be less generous to save Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Raise retirement age for those now under 55: Opposes topic 6
Tough choices include raising retirement age & reducing COLA: Opposes topic 6
Rated 7% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Presided over $2.3B cut to Florida public education: Favors topic 7
Voted for more scholarships for private schools: Favors topic 7
More options for student and parent choice in education: Favors topic 7
More options for student and parent choice in education: Favors topic 7
A+ Plan for Education: charters and choice: Favors topic 7
$4,500 voucher saves state $10,000 in per-student cost: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports less federal & more local control of education: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fix environment with free market, not government mandates: Strongly Favors topic 8
Utilize toll revenues to widen & improve expressways: Favors topic 8
Increase funding for making homes hurricane-resistant: Favors topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Toughen laws against prostitution & sex trafficking: Favors topic 9
Mandatory life sentence for repeat sex offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Endless death row appeals hinder justice: Strongly Favors topic 9
Halt illegal activities at strip clubs & porn websites: Favors topic 9
Increase criminal penalties for identity theft: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
New gun laws are ineffective, so don't pass them: Strongly Favors topic 10
Deal with gun violence, but do it constitutionally: Favors topic 10
As Speaker, failed to push law allowing guns at work: Opposes topic 10
2nd Amendment is a cornerstone of our democracy: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated B+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2007: Replace all property taxes by adding 2.5% to sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
End double-taxes: capital gains; dividends; & inheritance: Strongly Opposes topic 11
We need new taxpayers, not new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Address market uncertainty by making Bush cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Capital gains tax is double taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate taxes on capital gains; lower corporate tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Simplify our tax code; reduce the tax burden: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supermajority vote for any tax increases: Opposes topic 11
Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Give kids of illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates: Favors topic 12
Green cards after 10 years; secure border; & e-Verify: Favors topic 12
AZ ant-immigrant law demands papers like "police state": Favors topic 12
Legal status, but not citizenship, to migrant's children: Opposes topic 12
GOP DREAM Act: visas for going to college or military: Favors topic 12
AZ law may unreasonably single out some citizens: Favors topic 12
Don't count illegal immigrants in the 2010 census: Opposes topic 12
No amnesty in any form, not even back-of-the-line: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Oppose amnesty in any reform: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports full implementation of current border security laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Continue reducing barriers to free and fair trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trade with Cuba won't translate into political freedom: Favors topic 14
America needs a foreign policy of engaging abroad: Opposes topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Safer place when America is strongest country in the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+2 points on Social scale)
2003: Anonymous contributors; 2004: backed down & disclosed: Opposes topic 16
Reduce paid petition business in citizen initiative process: Favors topic 16
Allow transferring surplus campaign funds to other campaigns: Opposes topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
New Iranian leader is more moderate but still supports nukes: Opposes topic 17
We need a long-term commitment to Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Military action should be on the table in Iran & Syria: Strongly Opposes topic 17
2007 troop surge was the right thing to do: Opposes topic 17
Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Grow our energy industry, not "clean energy" like Solyndra: Strongly Opposes topic 18
I dislike cap-&-trade, but it is inevitable as national law: Favors topic 18
Cap-and-trade scheme destroys jobs: Opposes topic 18
Explore ANWR & outer continental shelf: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Tax incentives for energy-efficient appliances: Favors topic 18
Loans to public institutions for energy efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Florida has obvious advantages in solar energy: Favors topic 18
Let hybrid drivers use HOV lanes & discount parking: Favors topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Opposes passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Teach students skills to avoid gangs, violence, & drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax, borrow, & spend is not the way out of the recession: Strongly Opposes topic 20
No one should pay higher taxes in recession, not even top 2%: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Extend Bush tax cuts, even for high earners: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Oppose Obama stimulus package; it's bad for America: Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20

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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)
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LA: Landrieu(D) vs.Cassidy(R) vs.Maness(R)
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