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Michael Steele on SenateMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
More funding for adult stem-cell research, but not embryonic: Opposes topic 1
Supports Bush's veto of embryonic stem cell research: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Support stem cell research that does not destroy embryos: Opposes topic 1
Pro-life Republicanism is mainstream of America: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, but we have to live with 33 years of reality: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Support affirmative action and its improvements: Strongly Favors topic 2
Affirmative action programs still necessary to close divides: Strongly Favors topic 2
Expand minority-owned business opportunities: Strongly Favors topic 2
We're still discovering affirmative action in corporations: Strongly Favors topic 2
Led commitment to $70M in grants to minority-owned business: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Marriage is a covenant between a man, a woman and God only: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Affirms marriage is between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
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Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
Let businesses avoid burdensome and ineffective system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Extend sign up period for the Medicare Rx Drug plan: Favors topic 5
I don't need government dictating socialized medicine: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Spend more on care and less on bureaucracy: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Flexibility for some ownership over retirement choices: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Don't trap poor kids in failing schools: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(7 points on Social scale)
Personally opposed to the death penalty: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
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More focus on victims of violent crime: Favors topic 9
Mandatory sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Combat the proliferation of gangs: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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No ban on guns; focus on enforcement instead: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Make tax relief permanent and repeal the death tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Create legacy wealth for future generations: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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Opposes amnesty for undocumented workers: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure our borders immediately; meaningful reform later: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
Led trade mission to Ghana and South Africa: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(7 points on Social scale)
Supports secret biodefense research at Fort Detrick: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
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Terrorism's tentacles penetrate within US and abroad: Favors topic 15
More spending on biodefense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(7 points on Economic scale)
I have to take money in small increments, in current system: Opposes topic 16
Declines to sign Voters First Pledge for campaign reform: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(10 points on Economic scale)
We need a clear strategy, and to pressure Iraq gov't: Opposes topic 17
Iraq war worth it, to establish beachhead of democracy: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Would still vote for the Iraq war even there were no weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Yes, I would have authorized the use of force in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No timetable for Iraq; don't second-guess the president: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No cut and run strategy in Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Precipitous withdrawal from Iraq is dangerous: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(2 points on Economic scale)
Moratorium on gas taxes until price stabilizes: Opposes topic 18
Create and sustain real energy independence: Strongly Favors topic 18
Solar and renewables are the energy sources for the future: Favors topic 18
More biomass, more hybrids, more fuel efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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More enforcement against Drug Trafficking: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
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Facilitated faith-based institutions to tap into resources: Strongly Favors topic 20
Government should have limited control over welfare & family: Favors topic 20

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Daniel Vovak
Kevin Zeese
Kweisi Mfume
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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