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Rick Weiland on SenateMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Lifetime fighter for a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Prosecute discrimination in both public & private sectors: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Favors same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
No Constitutional Amendment for voluntary prayer in school: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Push for public option to expand ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep parts of ObamaCare that work, and add Medicare option: Favors topic 5
Fight to preserve our hard won access to health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Give Medicare recipients a choice of private insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Protect and expand instead of cut and destroy: Strongly Opposes topic 6
2002: Served as State Director of AARP: Strongly Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
2003: Introduced first green commercial construction code: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Increase recycling; decrease pollution; strengthen CWA: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Truth in sentencing: full sentence with no chance of parole: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Universal background checks for guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Lower taxes on poor; higher taxes on wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Immigration problem from profits from cheap immigrant labor: Strongly Favors topic 12
Border security and a path to citizenship at the same time: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tariff to oppose trade barriers; trade based on human rights: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Decrease foreign aid; review US-UN relationship: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
1997: Served as Regional Director of FEMA: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Congress should fight for people, not for big donors: Favors topic 16
Voluntarily limit campaign contributions to maximum of $100: Favors topic 16
We're hijacked by big money special interests: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
No U.S. military intervention in Syria: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End subsidies to big oil companies, instead of gas tax: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes Keystone XL pipeline: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
More drug testing; more drug penalties: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise the minimum wage; fight against special interests: Favors topic 20
Stop sweetheart deals for businesses 'too big to fail': Opposes topic 20
Stop sweetheart deals & government bailouts of big business: Opposes topic 20

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