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Mike McGavick on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • No partial-birth; no taxpayer funding; yes parental consent. (Oct 2006)
  • No constitutional ban; but numerous other restrictions. (Mar 2006)
  • Parental notification yes; partial birth abortion no. (Mar 2006)
Mike McGavick on Budget & Economy
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  • Reform government to balance budget without raising taxes. (May 2006)
Mike McGavick on Civil Rights
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  • Supports affirmative action in government contracting. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports constitutional amendment defining marriage. (Oct 2006)
  • Re-authorize Patriot Act to win war on terror. (May 2006)
  • Civil unions ok; redefining marriage not ok. (Mar 2006)
  • Patriot Act is no longer an issue. (Jan 2006)
  • As Safeco CEO, launched wide-scale diversity strategy. (Apr 2005)
Mike McGavick on Corporations
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Mike McGavick on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2006)
  • Prosecute minors as adults for violent crime. (Oct 2006)
Mike McGavick on Drugs
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  • Stop inflow of illegal drugs-whatever it takes. (May 2006)
Mike McGavick on Education
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  • Private initiatives are best education investment. (May 2006)
Mike McGavick on Energy & Oil
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  • Drill ANWR but also explore coal, nuclear, & biofuel. (May 2006)
  • Keep existing dams to maintain clean hydro power. (May 2006)
Mike McGavick on Environment
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  • Endangered Species Act is ineffective. (May 2006)
Mike McGavick on Families & Children
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  • Campaign focus on providing children a better & safer life. (Oct 2005)
Mike McGavick on Foreign Policy
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  • Provide international aid for disasters & national security. (Oct 2006)
  • Use diplomacy & economic pressure on North Korea, not force. (Oct 2006)
Mike McGavick on Free Trade
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  • Supports NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, and WTO. (Oct 2006)
Mike McGavick on Government Reform
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  • Lawsuits drive up healthcare costs and reduce access. (May 2006)
  • End budget earmarking for pet projects. (May 2006)
Mike McGavick on Gun Control
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  • Allow concealed carry. (Oct 2006)
Mike McGavick on Health Care
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  • Harness competition to make system simpler & cheaper. (May 2006)
  • Health Savings Accounts give stewardship to families. (May 2006)
Mike McGavick on Homeland Security
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  • Military tribunals & other tools ok for terror. (Oct 2006)
  • Pre-emptive military strikes ok for national security. (Oct 2006)
  • We must stand tall for liberty here and abroad. (Jun 2006)
Mike McGavick on Immigration
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  • Establish English as the official national language. (Oct 2006)
  • Stop inflow of illegal immigrants-whatever it. (May 2006)
  • Guest worker program for industry and students. (May 2006)
Mike McGavick on Jobs
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  • Saved Seattle-based Safeco from bankruptcy. (Oct 2005)
Mike McGavick on Principles & Values
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  • Voted for Bush in 2004; to defeat radical Islamic terrorism. (Oct 2006)
  • Committed to freedom, limited gov't, & strength of families. (Jan 2006)
  • Campaign's great cause: rescuing the United States Senate. (Jan 2006)
  • Promises a different kind of leadership. (Oct 2005)
Mike McGavick on Social Security
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  • Cantwell opposes new ideas but has no Soc. Sec. plan. (Oct 2006)
  • Personal accounts for younger workers, but not privatized. (Oct 2006)
  • No phase out of Soc.Sec.system; voluntary accounts ok. (Sep 2006)
  • Allow voluntary opt-out of Social Security. (May 2006)
Mike McGavick on Tax Reform
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  • Tax increases are counterproductive. (May 2006)
Mike McGavick on Technology
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Mike McGavick on War & Peace
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  • Cannot give Iraq to the terrorists or they'll follow us here. (Oct 2006)
  • No timetable and no retreat in Iraq. (May 2006)
Mike McGavick on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Direct federal poverty aid through religious. (Oct 2006)
  • Drug screening & drug testing for welfare recipients. (Oct 2006)


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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(2 points on Social scale)
No partial-birth; no taxpayer funding; yes parental consent: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No constitutional ban; but numerous other restrictions: Favors topic 1
Parental notification yes; partial birth abortion no: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports affirmative action in government contracting: Strongly Favors topic 2
As Safeco CEO, launched wide-scale diversity strategy: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports constitutional amendment defining marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Civil unions ok; redefining marriage not ok: Opposes 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)
Lawsuits drive up healthcare costs and reduce access: Opposes topic 5
Harness competition to make system simpler & cheaper: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Health Savings Accounts give stewardship to families: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
Personal accounts for younger workers, but not privatized: Favors topic 6
No phase out of Soc.Sec.system; voluntary accounts ok: Favors topic 6
Allow voluntary opt-out of Social Security: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Private initiatives are best education investment: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Prosecute minors as adults for violent crime: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Allow concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Tax increases are counterproductive: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(2 points on Economic scale)
Establish English as the official national language: Opposes topic 12
Stop inflow of illegal immigrants-whatever it: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Guest worker program for industry and students: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
Supports NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(10 points on Social scale)
Military tribunals & other tools ok for terror: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Patriot Act is no longer an issue: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
Pre-emptive military strikes ok for national security: Strongly Favors topic 15
We must stand tall for liberty here and abroad: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(10 points on Economic scale)
No timetable and no retreat in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(7 points on Economic scale)
Drill ANWR but also explore coal, nuclear, & biofuel: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Keep existing dams to maintain clean hydro power: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
Drug screening & drug testing for welfare recipients: Strongly Favors topic 19
Stop inflow of illegal drugs-whatever it takes: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Direct federal poverty aid through religious: Strongly Favors topic 20

Mike McGavick is a Moderate Conservative.
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