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Shenna Bellows on SenateMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Leader in reproductive freedom: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Leader in Women's Leadership Coalition & women's rights: Favors topic 2
Ran micro-credit program for Women in Development: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
ENDA is a good start; full marriage equality is next: Strongly Favors topic 3
Battled to legalize same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Postponed her straight marriage until gay marriage allowed: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports ObamaCare & universal health coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Scrap the cap; apply payroll tax over $113,700: Opposes topic 6
Scrap the Cap: highest-paid Americans pay their fair share: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voucher programs siphon public school money: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports recycling & conservation passionately: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Was NRA member, but left because they became too extreme: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Stop propping up big businesses that are "too big to fail": Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Leader in the Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NAFTA damaged our manufacturing sector; so will TPP: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Served for two years in Peace Corps, in Panama: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
We cannot afford to be the world's policemen: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Stop spending billions on surveillance-industrial complex: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Funding her campaign $5 at a time from local events: Strongly Favors topic 16
Same-day voter registration for Maine & federally: Favors topic 16
Role in campaign to restore same-day voter registration: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Limits on drones; stop being world's police: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Green energy solutions instead of nuclear energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Anyone who farms can tell you that climate is warming: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports marijuana legalization: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Three past presidents acknowledged use; legalize pot: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
The sequester and the shutdown are unforgiveable: Favors topic 20
Priority to pensions and poverty programs, not government: Favors topic 20

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Shenna Bellows on the issues:

Retiring in 2016 election:

Retired as of Jan. 2015:
Senate races 2017-8:
AL: Strange(R) ; no opponent yet
AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R)
CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(D) vs. Sanchez?(D) vs. Garcetti?(D)
CT: Murphy(D) ; no opponent yet
DE: Carper(D) vs. Biden?(D) vs. Markell?(D)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. DeSantis(R) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Lopez-Cantera(R)
HI: Hirono(D) ; no opponent yet
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(R)
MD: Cardin(D) ; no opponent yet
ME: King(I) vs. LePage?(R)
MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R)
MN: Klobuchar(D) vs. Paulsen?(R)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs. Kinder?(R)
MS: Wicker(R) vs. McDaniel?(R)
MT: Tester(D) vs. Racicot?(R)

ND: Heitkamp(D) vs. Becker?(R)
NE: Fischer(R) ; no opponent yet
NJ: Menendez(D) vs. Chiesa(R) vs. Codey?(D) vs. Chiesa?(R)
NM: Heinrich(D) vs. Sanchez(R)
NV: Heller(R) vs. Sandoval?(R)
NY: Gillibrand(D) vs. Kennedy?(D)
OH: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R)
PA: Casey(D) vs. Saccone(R)
RI: Whitehouse(D) ; no opponent yet
TN: Corker(R) vs. Crim(I)
TX: Cruz(R) vs. Bush?(R)
UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs. Romney?(R)
VT: Sanders(I) vs. Giordano(D)
VA: Kaine(D) vs. Cuccinelli?(R) vs. Fiorina?(R)
WA: Cantwell(D) ; no opponent yet
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R) vs. Goodwin?(R)
WI: Baldwin(D) vs. Grothman?(R) vs. Gallagher?(R)
WY: Barrasso(R) ; no opponent yet
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Page last updated: Sep 09, 2017