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Paul Sadler on SenateMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
It's a woman's right to make her own medical decisions: Strongly Favors topic 1
No funding; no second trimester; no partial-birth: Opposes topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
End discriminatory hiring practices: Strongly Favors topic 2
No affirmative action in state government decisions: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Marriage equality for all Americans: Strongly Favors topic 3
No same-sex marriage; no hate crime definition for gays: Opposes topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Prohibit mandatory prayer and teacher-led prayer: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Supports abstinence education in schools: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty for heinous crimes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Vary sentencing laws based on each offense: Opposes topic 9
End parole for repeat violent felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports common-sense gun laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Maintain existing restrictions on firearms: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep ObamaCare benefits for young adults & elderly: Strongly Favors topic 5
No Medicare overhaul; just strengthen the system: Favors topic 5
Supports the Affordable Care Act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Quality affordable healthcare is a fundamental value: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Modest reforms but no overhaul; system is sound: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes private school vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Support Texas public schools; raised teacher pay 3 times: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Nationally recognized expert on wind energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Invest in alternative forms of energy & conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enforce America's drug laws: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strengthen drug penalties; also strengthen rehabilitation: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Church-based welfare needs no government permission: Favors topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Allow tax cuts to expire for nation's wealthiest residents: Strongly Favors topic 11
Allow tax cuts to expire for nation's wealthiest residents: Strongly Favors topic 11
Make the tax code more progressive: Strongly Favors topic 11
No state sales tax; decrease property tax: Opposes topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas: Strongly Favors topic 12
Pathway to citizenship for children of illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports the DREAM Act & a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports fair trade policies: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
Give armed forces the equipment they need: Favors topic 15
Keep armed forces best trained & best-equipped in the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Citizens United threatens our country's democracy: Strongly Favors topic 16
Limit PAC and other contributions to legislative campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-3 points on Social scale)
Give law enforcement the tools they need: Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
We're out of Iraq; no further decisions needed: Neutral on topic 17

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Page last updated: Nov 19, 2012