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Scott Howell on SenateMatch


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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Abortion only for rape, incest, or maternal health: Opposes topic 1
Legal only for rape, incest, or maternal health: Opposes topic 1
Supports “Abortion is a woman’s right”: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Continue affirmative action programs: Strongly Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-3 points on Social scale)
No LGBT discrimination, but no gay marriage: Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Restrict minors' access to TV, movies, and Internet: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Broaden the use of the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Truth in sentencing: serve full sentences with no parole: Strongly Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Background checks, but concealed carry ok: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Improve ObamaCare rather than kill it: Strongly Favors topic 5
Don't force seniors into private market: Strongly Favors topic 5
Patient's Bill of Rights; Medicare opt-in at age 55: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Allow self-investing payroll tax in private accounts: Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Work to improve public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
More funding for teachers & classrooms & charters: Opposes topic 7
More resources for teachers, kindergarten, and technology: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Develop and use alternative fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize medical marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Direct poverty aid through religious & community groups: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increase tax on high earners; decrease tax on low earners: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
Increase immigration quota & state aid for immigants: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports NAFTA, GATT,WTO, and fast-track: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Increase funding for military hardware & personnel: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Taxpayer funding for Congressional candidates: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
US into Iraq only as part of international effort: Favors topic 17

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Page last updated: Oct 28, 2012