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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:
Human needs over animal rights
(+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:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social 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:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic 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:
Stay out of Iran
(+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:
Never legalize marijuana
(+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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Lame-duck session 2012:
KY-4: Thomas Massie(R)
MI-11:Dave Curson(D)
NJ-9: Donald Payne Jr.(D)
WA-1: Suzan DelBene(D)

Re-seated Former Reps:
AZ-1: Ann Kirkpatrick(D)
AZ-5: Matt Salmon(R)
FL-8: Alan Grayson(D)
IL-11:Bill Foster(D)
NH-1: Carol Shea-Porter(D)
NV-3: Dina Titus(D)
NY-24:Dan Maffei(D)
TX-36:Steve Stockman(R)

2013 Resignations and Replacements:
AL-1:Jo Bonner(R,resigned)
AL-1:Bradley Byrne(R,Dec.2013)
IL-2:Jesse Louis Jackson(D,resigned)
IL-2:Robin Kelly(D)
MA-5:Ed Markey(D,to Senate)
MA-5:Katherine Clark(D,Dec.2013)
MO-8:Jo Ann Emerson(R,resigned)
MO-8:Jason Smith(R,elected June 2013)
SC-1:Tim Scott(R,resigned)
SC-1:Mark Sanford(R)
SC-1:Elizabeth Colbert-Busch(D)
Newly-elected Democrats:
AZ-9: Kyrsten Sinema
CA-2: Jared Huffman
CA-7: Ami Bera
CA-15:Eric Swalwell
CA-24:Julia Brownley
CA-29:Tony Cardenas
CA-35:Gloria Negrete McLeod
CA-36:Raul Ruiz
CA-41:Mark Takano
CA-47:Alan Lowenthal
CA-51:Juan Vargas
CA-52:Scott Peters
CT-5: Elizabeth Esty
FL-18:Patrick Murphy
FL-22:Lois Frankel
FL-26:Joe Garcia
HI-2: Tulsi Gabbard
IL-8: Tammy Duckworth
IL-10:Brad Schneider
IL-12:Bill Enyart
IL-17:Cheri Bustos
MD-6: John Delaney
MA-4: Joe Kennedy III
MI-5: Dan Kildee
MN-8: Rick Nolan
NV-4: Steven Horsford
NH-2: Annie Kuster
NM-1: Michelle Lujan-Grisham
NY-5: Grace Meng
NY-10:Hakeem Jeffries
NY-18:Sean Maloney
OH-10:Joyce Beatty
PA-17:Matt Cartwright
TX-16:Beto O`Rourke
TX-20:Joaquin Castro
TX-23:Pete Gallego
TX-33:Marc Veasey
TX-34:Filemon Vela
WA-6: Derek Kilmer
WA-10:Denny Heck
WI-2: Mark Pocan
Newly-elected Republicans:
AR-4: Tom Cotton
CA-1: Doug LaMalfa
CA-21:David Valadao
CA-41:Paul Cook
FL-3: Ted Yoho
FL-6: Ron DeSantis
FL-19:Trey Radel
GA-9: Doug Collins
IL-15:Rodney Davis
IN-2: Jackie Walorski
IN-5: Susan Brooks
IN-6: Luke Messer
KY-6: Andy Barr
MI-11:Kerry Bentivolio
MO-2: Ann Wagner
MT-0: Steve Daines
NY-26:Chris Collins
NC-8: Richard Hudson
NC-9: Robert Pittenger
NC-11:Mark Meadows
NC-13:George Holding
ND-0: Kevin Cramer
OH-2: Brad Wenstrup
OH-14:Dave Joyce
OK-1: Jim Bridenstine
OK-2: Markwayne Mullin
PA-4: Scott Perry
PA-12:Keith Rothfus
SC-7: Tom Rice
TX-14:Randy Weber
TX-25:Roger Williams
UT-2: Chris Stewart
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