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Scott Kleeb on Abortion
Click here for the full quote on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Personally opposes abortion, but keep Roe v. Wade. (May 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Bush & Johanns created current failed policies. (Sep 2008)
  • Return to pay-as-you-go spending. (Aug 2008)
  • End pork-barrel spending. (Aug 2008)
  • Return to pay-as-you-go budgeting rules. (May 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Civil Rights
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Scott Kleeb on Corporations
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  • Close corporate tax loopholes; keep R&D tax credits. (Aug 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Crime
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Scott Kleeb on Drugs
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  • Treat kids' substance abuse as a mental health issue. (Aug 2008)
  • Focus attention on the growing meth problem. (Mar 2006)
  • Adequate treatment options first, to deal with meth. (Mar 2006)
Scott Kleeb on Education
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  • Deeply committed to science & technology education. (Sep 2008)
  • Accountability should enhance and support, not to punish. (Aug 2008)
  • More college via Pell Grants, & G.I. Bill. (Aug 2008)
  • Recruit high quality math and science teachers. (Aug 2008)
  • Support early childhood education and quality childcare. (May 2008)
  • Reform No Child Left Behind. (May 2008)
  • Bring more qualified teachers into the classroom. (May 2008)
  • Don't punish struggling schools. (Nov 2006)
Scott Kleeb on Energy & Oil
Click here for 10 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Time to stop questioning sound science on climate change. (Sep 2008)
  • Always a supporter of ethanol; along with solar & wind. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act. (Aug 2008)
  • Release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. (Aug 2008)
  • Renewables ok, but oil exploration must continue. (Jul 2008)
  • Develop a new energy economy. (May 2008)
  • Renewable energy create new industries and jobs. (May 2008)
  • Grant program for early adopters of energy efficiency codes. (May 2008)
  • Encourage next generation bio-fuels. (May 2008)
  • Moral test of our lifetime is combating climate change. (Mar 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Environment
Click here for 5 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Increase flexibility in the Conservation Reserve Program. (Aug 2008)
  • Develop a long-term water strategy. (Aug 2008)
  • Nebraska farmers should grow crops for cellulosic ethanol. (Jun 2008)
  • Implement a market-based cap-and-trade system. (May 2008)
  • Confront deforestation and promote carbon sequestration. (May 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Families & Children
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  • Support healthy childbearing & treat post-partum depression. (Aug 2008)
  • FMLA is one of the greatest legislative accomplishments. (Jun 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Foreign Policy
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  • Stop genocide in Darfur. (Aug 2008)
  • Strength comes not just from military; build partnerships. (Jun 2008)
  • Continue to see Israel's security as connected to our own. (May 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Free Trade
Click here for 4 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Promote fair trade, not free trade. (Aug 2008)
  • Make free trade agreements part of U.S. diplomacy. (Jul 2008)
  • Trade should spread standards, not just enrich us. (May 2008)
  • Expand markets abroad for specialty agricultural products. (Nov 2006)
Scott Kleeb on Government Reform
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  • Johanns wastefully spent $20M studying crawdads in Australia. (Sep 2008)
  • More disclosure and transparency in appropriations. (May 2008)
  • Earmarks have been abused. (May 2008)
  • Shine light on lobbyists' ties to candidates via Internet. (Oct 2006)
Scott Kleeb on Gun Control
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  • Second Amendment is part of our rural way of life. (Aug 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Health Care
Click here for 9 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Enhance Medicare Rx program, and fill "donut hole". (Oct 2008)
  • Shouldn't phase out adult mental health care services. (Oct 2008)
  • Give all taxpayers access to federal coverage like Congress. (Oct 2008)
  • Alternative community treatment not adequately funded. (Sep 2008)
  • Parity for mental health; coverage for dental health. (Aug 2008)
  • High-quality and affordable coverage for all Americans. (May 2008)
  • Healthcare plan similar to what all Members of Congress have. (May 2008)
  • Reward employer who ensure that their employees. (May 2008)
  • Supports universal health-care system. (May 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Homeland Security
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  • We have forgotten how to use diplomacy. (Aug 2008)
  • Refocus war on terror on Afghan-Pakistan border. (Aug 2008)
  • Give our troops needed armor, equipment, and health care. (May 2008)
  • Strengthen diplomatic corps, but also add 92,000 soldiers. (May 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Immigration
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  • Oppose giving benefit to illegal workers. (Oct 2008)
  • Build border fence; increase border patrol. (Aug 2008)
  • No amnesty for lawbreakers. (Aug 2008)
  • Both employers and illegal immigrants should be punished. (Jul 2008)
  • Not feasible to deport 12 million illegal immigrants. (May 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Jobs
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  • Johanns left Secretary of Agriculture job & let down farmers. (Aug 2008)
  • Fight discrimination in the workplace. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports Farm Bill, & its nutrition & conservation programs. (Jun 2008)
  • Develop alternative fuels and green-collar industries. (May 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Principles & Values
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  • Always keep Nebraska's interest first. (Aug 2008)
  • Emphasizes uniting people behind change. (May 2008)
  • Fourth generation Nebraskan raised on homesteading stories. (Mar 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Social Security
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  • Supports COLA reform and Notch reform. (Oct 2008)
  • Privatization only serves Wall Street, not Main Street. (Oct 2008)
  • Strengthen, not privatize, Social Security. (Aug 2008)
  • Don't divert payroll taxes to private accounts. (Oct 2006)
Scott Kleeb on Tax Reform
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  • Supports $1B in tax funds for research on celluosic ethanol. (Aug 2008)
  • Keep middle-class out of AMT, estate tax, and capital gains. (Aug 2008)
  • Tax relief for middle class families. (May 2008)
  • Simplify the tax code. (May 2008)
  • Balance tax cuts with need to bring deficit under control. (May 2008)
Scott Kleeb on Technology
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  • Invest in roadway infrastructure to help farm productivity. (Aug 2008)
  • Broadband computer access in rural schools. (Aug 2008)
  • Double federal funding for basic research. (Aug 2008)
Scott Kleeb on War & Peace
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  • Draw down US troops, but no timetables. (Aug 2008)
  • Make it clear there will be no US permanent bases in Iraq. (May 2008)
  • Pursue a new accord on Iraq's Constitution and governance. (May 2008)
  • Address the humanitarian crisis of 2,000,000 Iraqi refugees. (May 2008)
  • Deal strongly and effectively with Iran. (May 2008)
  • More diplomacy; start drawdown of troops now. (May 2008)
  • Iraq was a mistake, but don't destabilize further by leaving. (Nov 2006)
Scott Kleeb on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Stop predatory lending; close mortgage loopholes. (Aug 2008)


VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Personally opposes abortion, but keep Roe v. Wade: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight discrimination in the workplace: Strongly Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment is part of our rural way of life: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Give all taxpayers access to federal coverage like Congress: Strongly Favors topic 5
Support healthy childbearing & treat post-partum depression: Favors topic 5
Parity for mental health; coverage for dental health: Favors topic 5
High-quality and affordable coverage for all Americans: Strongly Favors topic 5
Healthcare plan similar to what all Members of Congress have: Favors topic 5
Supports universal health-care system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Privatization only serves Wall Street, not Main Street: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strengthen, not privatize, Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Don't divert payroll taxes to private accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Accountability should enhance and support, not to punish: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Recruit high quality math and science teachers: Opposes topic 7
Reform No Child Left Behind: Opposes topic 7
Don't punish struggling schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Time to stop questioning sound science on climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Always a supporter of ethanol; along with solar & wind: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act: Favors topic 18
Release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Opposes topic 18
Renewables ok, but oil exploration must continue: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Nebraska farmers should grow crops for cellulosic ethanol: Favors topic 18
Develop a new energy economy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Renewable energy create new industries and jobs: Favors topic 18
Grant program for early adopters of energy efficiency codes: Favors topic 18
Implement a market-based cap-and-trade system: Strongly Favors topic 18
Develop alternative fuels and green-collar industries: Strongly Favors topic 18
Moral test of our lifetime is combating climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 points on Social scale)
Treat kids' substance abuse as a mental health issue: Opposes topic 19
Focus attention on the growing meth problem: Favors topic 19
Adequate treatment options first, to deal with meth: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Close corporate tax loopholes; keep R&D tax credits: Favors topic 11
Keep middle-class out of AMT, estate tax, and capital gains: Opposes topic 11
Tax relief for middle class families: Strongly Favors topic 11
Simplify the tax code: Opposes topic 11
Balance tax cuts with need to bring deficit under control: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Build border fence; increase border patrol: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No amnesty for lawbreakers: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Both employers and illegal immigrants should be punished: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Not feasible to deport 12 million illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Promote fair trade, not free trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Make free trade agreements part of U.S. diplomacy: Strongly Favors topic 13
Trade should spread standards, not just enrich us: Opposes topic 13
Expand markets abroad for specialty agricultural products: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
We have forgotten how to use diplomacy: Opposes topic 15
Refocus war on terror on Afghan-Pakistan border: Favors topic 15
Strength comes not just from military; build partnerships: Opposes topic 15
Give our troops needed armor, equipment, and health care: Favors topic 15
Strengthen diplomatic corps, but also add 92,000 soldiers: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Earmarks have been abused: Favors topic 16
Shine light on lobbyists' ties to candidates via Internet: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+2 points on Social scale)
Draw down US troops, but no timetables: Opposes topic 17
Make it clear there will be no US permanent bases in Iraq: Favors topic 17
Pursue a new accord on Iraq's Constitution and governance: Favors topic 17
Address the humanitarian crisis of 2,000,000 Iraqi refugees: Favors topic 17
Deal strongly and effectively with Iran: Strongly Opposes topic 17
More diplomacy; start drawdown of troops now: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq was a mistake, but don't destabilize further by leaving: Opposes topic 17

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