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Scott Keller on VoteMatch



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Find non-life-ending options for ending a pregnancy: Strongly Opposes topic 1
It's not a woman's choice whether baby lives or dies: Strongly Opposes topic 1
The baby's body is not the woman's body; provide new options: Neutral on topic 1
Woman's choice over her body, but not partial birth abortion: Favors topic 1
Focus on alternatives: birth control & adoption: Favors topic 1
Pro-life, but it's the woman's right to choose: Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
The term "minority" should never be needed: Opposes topic 2
Other approach to hiring more women & minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Empower women & minorities but no affirmative action: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
No same-sex adoption; don't condone homosexual behavior: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors same-sex domestic partnership benefits: Favors topic 3
I fully support same-sex domestic partnerships: Strongly Favors topic 3
Marriage is a state and local issue: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes teacher-led prayer in public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors allowing churches to provide welfare services: Favors topic 4
Unfair to turn our schools into pulpit for any religion: Opposes topic 4
We shouldn't NEED welfare; but let churches provide it: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Health care should be free for everyone and focus on HEALTH: Strongly Favors topic 5
Make society's best interest to help people be healthy: Neutral on topic 5
More funding for health coverage, but change model: Favors topic 5
More funding for health coverage, but change model: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Communitize instead of statism or privatization: Neutral on topic 6
Make Social Security a non-profit system: Opposes topic 6
Privatization opens up Americans to the wolves: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Communitize instead of government control or privatization: Neutral on topic 7
No privatization of education: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
We are the stewards of this planet: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Stop the profit-driven destruction of the planet: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Transform prisons so they help people reform: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly oppose mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Address the root causes of crime, rather than Three Strikes: Opposes topic 9
Killing is no "payment" for a crime, not even a murder: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2nd Amendment deters tyranny; not just self-defense: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors absolute right to gun ownership: Favors topic 10
Support 2nd amendment but we shouldn't need it: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No federal taxation, period: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly opposes making taxes more progressive: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Don't increase personal federal taxes in any way: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Make immigration more welcoming and helpful: Strongly Favors topic 12
Treat immigrants like people regardless of where born: Strongly Favors topic 12
Train immigrants coming to America to speak English fluently: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No more lottery; just invite everyone who wants to come: Strongly Favors topic 12
Hard stance on companies hiring illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Strongly supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Change Dream Act so everyone wins: Favors topic 12
Build arcologies at the borders that serve as fences: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate ALL barriers to free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly supports expanding free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Free trade with the full involvement of the people: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Shift military from oil police to homeland defenders: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Shift focus away from conquest: Neutral on topic 15
Expand armed forces with shifted focus: Favors topic 15
Expand the military in smart directions: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Remove corporate personhood: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly favors stricter limits on political campaign funds: Strongly Favors topic 16
No corporate campaign donations of any kind: Strongly Favors topic 16
Elections should be 100% free, not for the wealthy: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Be helpers, not conquerors: Strongly Favors topic 17
Be about peace and the world will follow: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly favors US out of Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
US out of Iraq and Afghanistan, immediately: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sever our ties to oil; advance solar technology: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly favors replacing coal & oil with alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Replace coal & oil with alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
No victim, no crime: Legalize marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly opposes enforce laws against immoral drug use: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug use isn't immoral, though it's unintelligent: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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David Dewhurst
George P. Bush
Greg Abbott
Julian Castro
Mike Rawlings
Rick Perry
TX Senatorial:
David Alameel
Emily Sanchez
John Cornyn
Jon Roland
Steve Stockman
Ted Cruz

Left 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
AL-1: Jo Bonner(R,resigned)
FL-13:Bill Young(R,deceased)
FL-19:Trey Radel(R,arrested)
IL-2: Jesse L. Jackson(D,convicted)
LA-5: Rodney Alexander(R,resigned)
MA-5: Ed Markey(D,elected)
MO-8: Jo Ann Emerson(R,resigned)
NC-12:Mel Watt(D,appointed)
NJ-1: Rob Andrews(D,investigated)
SC-1: Tim Scott(R,appointed)

Newly-elected special elections 2013-2014:
AL-1: Bradley Byrne(R)
FL-13:David Jolly(R)
FL-19:Curt Clawson(R)
IL-2: Robin Kelly(D)
LA-5: Vance McAllister(R)
MA-5: Katherine Clark(D)
MO-8: Jason Smith(R)
NC-12: Pending Jul.15
NJ-1: Pending Nov.4
SC-1: Mark Sanford(R)

New challengers for 2014:
CA-7: Elizabeth Emken(R)
CO-6: Andrew Romanoff(D)
MA-6: Richard Tisei(R)
MT-0: Corey Stapleton(R)
NJ-3: Steve Lonegan(R)
TX-8: Scott Keller(I)
Won primary 2014:
GA-11:Barry Loudermilk(R)
MA-6 :Richard Tisei(R)
TX-4: John Ratcliffe(R)
VA-7: Dave Brat(R)

AL-6 :Gary Palmer(R)
AR-4 :Bruce Westerman(R)
CA-11:Mark DeSaulnier(D)
CA-33:Ted Lieu(D)
CA-35:Norma Torres(D)
CA-45:Mimi Walters(R)
CO-4 :Ken Buck(R)
GA-1 :Buddy Carter(R)
GA-10:Jody Hice(R)
IA-1 :Pat Murphy(D)
MI-4 :John Moolenaar(R)
MI-12:Debbie Dingell(D)
MI-14:Brenda Lawrence(D)
MN-6 :Tom Emmer(R)
NC-6 :Mark Walker(R)
NC-7 :David Rouzer(R)
NJ-12:Bonnie Watson Coleman(D)
NY-4 :Kathleen Rice(D)
OK-5 :Steve Russell(R)
PA-13:Brendan Boyle(D)
TX-36:Brian Babin(R)
UT-4 :Mia Love(R)
VA-8 :Don Beyer(D)

Retiring to run for Senate in 2014:
AR-4: Tom Cotton(R)
CO-4: Cory Gardner(R)
GA-1: Jack Kingston(R)
GA-10:Paul Broun(R)
GA-11:Phil Gingrey(R)
HI-1: Colleen Hanabusa(D)
IA-1: Bruce Braley(D)
LA-6: Bill Cassidy(R)
MI-14:Gary Peters(D)
MT-0: Steve Daines(R)
OK-5: James Lankford(R)
WV-2: Shelley Moore Capito(R)

Former Reps running for House in 2014:
CA-3: Doug Ose(R)
CA-31:Joe Baca(D)
HI-1: Charles Djou(R)
IL-10:Bob Dold(R)
IL-17:Bobby Schilling(R)
KS-4: Todd Tiahrt(R)
MI-4: Peter Konetchy(R)
MI-14:Hansen Clarke(D)
MS-4: Gene Taylor(D)
MT-0: Denny Rehberg(R)
NH-1: Frank Guinta(R)
NY-11:Vito Fossella(R)
NY-18:Nan Hayworth(R)
OH-7: John Boccieri(D)
PA-13:Marjorie Margolies(D)
TX-23:Francisco Canseco(R)
Lost primary 2014:
GA-11:Bob Barr(R)
MA-6: John Tierney(D)
TX-4: Ralph Hall(R)
VA-7: Eric Cantor(R)
MI-11:Kerry Bentivolio(R)

Retiring to run for State Office in 2014:
AL-5: Parker Griffith(R)
AR-2: Tim Griffin(R)
CA-35:Gloria McLeod(D)
ME-2: Mike Michaud(D)
PA-13:Allyson Schwartz(D)
VI-0: Donna Christensen(D)

Retiring effective Jan. 2015:
AL-6: Spencer Bachus(R)
AZ-7: Ed Pastor(D)
CA-11:George Miller(D)
CA-25:Howard McKeon(R)
CA-31:Gary Miller(R)
CA-33:Henry Waxman(D)
CA-45:John Campbell(R)
IA-3: Tom Latham(R)
MI-4: Dave Camp(R)
MI-6: Tom Petri(R)
MI-12:John Dingell(D)
MN-6: Michele Bachmann(R)
NC-6: Howard Coble(R)
NC-7: Mike McIntyre(D)
NJ-3: Jon Runyan(R)
NJ-12:Rush Holt(D)
NY-4: Carolyn McCarthy(D)
NY-21:Bill Owens(D)
PA-6: Jim Gerlach(R)
UT-4: Jim Matheson(D)
VA-8: James Moran(D)
VA-10:Frank Wolf(R)
WA-4: Doc Hastings(R)
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