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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
No new regulations on women's access to medical care: Favors topic 1
Accepts contributions from abortion-rights group NARAL: Favors topic 1
Mayor’s Charity Ball donated $25K to Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest: Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly 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)
Privatization undermines the integrity of Medicare: No opin. on topic 2
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)
Added sexual orientation to Anchorage non-discrimination law: Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: 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
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
AdWatch: Promised we could keep our plans under ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
AdWatch: Begich supports ObamaCare for Alaskans: Favors topic 5
Increase Medicare reimbursements and affordable health care: Favors topic 5
Favors expanding Alaska’s Denali KidCare program: Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Expand the National Health Service Corps: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand health services for women veterans: 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
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No privatization; no individual investment accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Elderly are entitled to solvent & reliable Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Local control and accountability of America’s schools: Opposes topic 7
Local control and accountability of America’s schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Professional development grants for elementary principals: Opposes topic 7
$25B to renovate or repair elementary schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
No metal mining at Pebble Mine; it damages salmon fishery: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Allow gravel road through federal refuge to isolated village: Favors topic 8
Invest in Port of Anchorage & pedestrian-friendly downtown: Opposes topic 8
Implemented energy efficiency and conservation in Anchorage: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Respect unique cultural role of subsistence whaling: Favors topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Added city police; pushed anti-gang & cyber-crime units: Favors topic 9
Three strikes traffic violators should face felonies: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports Constitutional right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Lifetime member of NRA: Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Sponsored loosening restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Apply concealed carry permit to all other states where legal: 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
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reservations about denying illegals’ retirement benefits: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Capitalize on our assets in the global economy: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pay dues to UN, and cooperate with ICC: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Fully fund US contribution to UN operations in Darfur: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes: 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)
Pledges full support for the 21st Century GI Bill: Favors topic 15
Increased Anchorage’s support for military personnel: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Campaign transparency with sortable online database: Favors topic 16
No campaign fundraising through private foundations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
We must responsibly re-deploy out of Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Drill in the Arctic Ocean; drill in National Forests: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Advocate for opening up ANWR to drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Long term: develop ANWR; build renewable energy plants: Opposes topic 18
Open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Alaska is ground zero for global warming: Strongly Favors topic 18
Allow horizontal drilling into Alaska's Coastal Plain: Strongly Opposes 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
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Prevent youth from trying the deadly drug methamphetamine: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Extend tax cuts; and end the AMT: Strongly Opposes topic 20
As mayor: bond rating up; jobs increased; taxes down: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Rated 71% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record: Neutral on topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: 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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Retiring in 2014 election:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2013:
AZ:Kyl(R)
CT:Lieberman(D)
HI:Akaka(D)
ME:Snowe(R)
ND:Conrad(D)
NE:Nelson(D)
NM:Bingaman(D)
TX:Hutchison(R)
VA:Webb(D)
WI:Kohl(D)
Senate Retirements 2014:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
OK:Coburn(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)

Senate races Nov. 2014:
AK: Begich(D) vs.Miller(R) vs.Treadwell(R) vs.Sullivan(R)
AL: Sessions(R,unopposed)
AR: Pryor(D) vs.Cotton(R)
CO: Udall(D) vs.Gardner(R) vs.Baumgardner(R) vs.Buck(R) vs.Hill(R) vs.Stephens(R)
DE: Coons(D) vs.O`Donnell(R)
GA: Nunn(D) vs.Perdue(R) vs.Kingston(R) vs.Gingrey(R) vs.Handel(R) vs.Broun(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Hanabusa(D) vs.Cavasso(R)
IA: Braley(D) vs.Ernst(R) 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.Tiahrt(R) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Taylor(D) vs.Orman(I)
KY: McConnell(R) vs.Bevin(R) vs.Grimes(D)
LA: Landrieu(D) vs.Cassidy(R) vs.Maness(R)
MA: Markey(D) vs.Herr(R) vs.Skarin(I) vs.Gomez(R)
ME: Collins(R) vs.D`Amboise(R) vs.Bellows(D)
MI: Land(R) vs.Peters(D) vs.Wiedenhoeft(R)
MN: Franken(D) vs.McFadden(R) vs.Abeler(R) vs.Ortman(R)
MS: Cochran(R) vs.Childers(D) vs.McDaniel(R)
MT: Walsh(D) vs.Daines(R) vs.Edmunds(R) vs.Bohlinger(D)
NC: Hagan(D) vs.Tillis(R)
NE: Sasse(R) vs.Domina(D) vs.Haugh(L) vs.Osborn(R)
NH: Shaheen(D) vs.Brown(R) vs.Smith(R) vs.Rubens(R) vs.Testerman(R) vs.Martin(R)
NJ: Booker(D) vs.Bell(R) vs.Sabrin(R)
NM: Udall(D) vs.Weh(R) vs.Clements(R)
OK-2: Lankford(R) vs.Johnson(D) vs.Shannon(R)
OK-6: Inhofe(R) vs.Silverstein(D)
OR: Merkley(D) vs.Wehby(R) vs.Conger(R)
RI: Reed(D) vs.Zaccaria(R)
SC-2: Scott(R) vs.Dickerson(D) vs.Wade(D)
SC-6: Graham(R) vs.Hutto(D) vs.Ravenel(I) vs.Stamper(D) vs.Mace(R) vs.Bright(R)
SD: Rounds(R) vs.Weiland(D) vs.Pressler(I)
TN: Alexander(R) vs.Carr(R) vs.Adams(D)
TX: Cornyn(R) vs.Alameel(D) vs.Roland(L) vs.Stockman(R)
VA: Warner(D) vs.Gillespie(R) vs.Sarvis(L)
WV: Capito(R) vs.Tennant(D) vs.Raese(R) vs.McGeehan(R)
WY: Enzi(R) vs.Cheney(R) vs.Hardy(D)
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Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
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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

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