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Peter Ricketts on SenateMatch


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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
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Opposes embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion and supports social conservative values: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(7 points on Economic scale)
Reduce government regulation of the private sector: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
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Judges shouldn't reinterpret marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: 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)
Supports health savings accounts & limiting lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Personal accounts are protected from Congress: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports school vouchers to equalize opportunity: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
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Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
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Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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I strongly support the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
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Supports line-item veto and fair & simple taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Death tax is based on jealousy of high achievement: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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Secure America's borders, without amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure the border and establish official English: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Free trade in our vital interest: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports NAFTA, CAFA, GATT and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Trade rules for labor & environment, but not human rights: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(10 points on Social scale)
Phone-taps ok; military tribunals ok; torture not ok: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
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Fully support strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Supports policy of pre-emptive military strikes: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(10 points on Economic scale)
Better to fight terrorists in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(7 points on Economic scale)
Pursue the use of ethanol and bio-diesel fuels: Favors topic 18
Explore for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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More border security and stricter sentencing for drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
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Focus welfare on states & religious non-profits: Strongly Favors topic 20

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2004 Presidential:
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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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