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Ted Kaufman on Abortion
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  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
Ted Kaufman on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
Ted Kaufman on Civil Rights
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Ted Kaufman on Corporations
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Ted Kaufman on Crime
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Ted Kaufman on Drugs
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Ted Kaufman on Education
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  • Lecturer at Law & Business school, and Public Policy school. (Nov 2008)
Ted Kaufman on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
Ted Kaufman on Environment
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  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
Ted Kaufman on Families & Children
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Ted Kaufman on Foreign Policy
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  • expand freedom of the press around the world. (Jan 2009)
Ted Kaufman on Free Trade
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Ted Kaufman on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
Ted Kaufman on Gun Control
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  • Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
Ted Kaufman on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Ted Kaufman on Homeland Security
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Ted Kaufman on Immigration
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Ted Kaufman on Jobs
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  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Ted Kaufman on Principles & Values
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  • Degree in engineering & MBA; worked for DuPont Company. (Jan 2009)
  • Volunteered for Biden's Senate campaign in 1972. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of Obama-Biden transition team. (Nov 2008)
  • Served as Bidenís chief-of-staff for 19 years. (Nov 2008)
  • Appointed for 2-year term; will not run for re-election. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
Ted Kaufman on Social Security
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Ted Kaufman on Tax Reform
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Ted Kaufman on Technology
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  • Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors since 1995. (Nov 2008)
  • Televise proceedings of the Supreme Court. (Feb 2009)
Ted Kaufman on War & Peace
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Ted Kaufman on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: 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)
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Favors topic 18
NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Ted Kaufman is a Centrist.
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