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Steve Osborn on SenateMatch


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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Keep 1st trimester abortions legal; plus rape & health risk: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Definition of marriage is a states' rights issue: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(5 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Let workers invest and manage private accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Vouchers ok for public, private, and religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Reduce penalties for non-violent crimes: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
A true pro-second amendment stance: Strongly Favors topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(2 points on Economic scale)
No amnesty for illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Great influxes weaken sovereignty and yields Globalization: Opposes topic 12
Temporary Worker Program OK as long as borders are secure: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
Address the trade imbalance: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
Disappearing civil liberties need active checks-&-balances: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(7 points on Economic scale)
Increase individual limits for campaign donations: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(7 points on Economic scale)
Against the Iraq war from the beginning: Opposes topic 17
President authored tainted intelligence to send us to war: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(10 points on Economic scale)
Increase development of oil, coal, and natural gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize marijuana and allow medicinal prescriptions: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Welfare via religious and non-profit groups: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Evan Bayh
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2004 Presidential:
Pres.George W. Bush
V.P.Dick Cheney
Sen.John Kerry
Sen.John Edwards
Ralph Nader

2008 possibilities:
Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John McCain
V.P.Al Gore

2006 Senate retirements:
Jon Corzine(D,NJ)
Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)

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