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Richard Mourdock on SenateMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No exception for rape; only for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Government should not have a role in reproductive services: Opposes topic 1
I am a pro-life candidate: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Roe v. Wade is a serious misreading of the Constitution: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification for abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No racial or gender quotas imposed on private employers: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Legally define marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No same-sex marriage nor civil unions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports a DOMA amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports student-led prayer in public schools: Favors topic 4
Supports banning funding of offensive art: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Federal death penalty for serious crimes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support mandatory sentencing: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No additional restrictions on gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Oppose anti-gun Supreme Court nominees: Favors topic 10
Right to keep and bear arms is an individual right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax-deductible health savings accounts for those under 55: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No federal control of the healthcare system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is unconstitutional & will bankrupt our nation: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Constitution mentions neither Social Security nor Medicare: Favors topic 6
Raise the retirement age: Favors topic 6
Consider personalized retirement accounts for young workers: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Transfer federal education role to state & local level: Favors topic 7
Education decisions best made at local level: Favors topic 7
Vouchers in DC; local control elsewhere: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports school vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose ethanol subsidy as a matter of conservative principle: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Ethanol mandates lead to high gas prices: Opposes topic 18
High gas prices come from federal mandates like ethanol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No subsidies for alternative energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enforce laws against dangerous and addictive substances: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Churches provide more effective services than the feds: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pledge against raising taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
No Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Oppose DREAM Act & other forms of amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No amnesty for illegal immigrants; no DREAM Act: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Free trade except with rogue nations: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
Maintain our current level of military readiness: Strongly Favors topic 15
Don't compromises US sovereignty by reducing nukes: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose attempts to limit political speech: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Limit terms to 12 years with no automatic pay raises: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Reauthorize the Patriot Act: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-5 points on Social scale)
Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Keep troops in Iraq and Afghanistan as long as necessary: Strongly Opposes topic 17

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Page last updated: Nov 19, 2012