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Tom Birmingham on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Supported clinic buffer zones: Favors topic 1
Insurance for contraception & state workersí abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Require police ticketing records, to fight racial profiling: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Funding to support gays & lesbians in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Domestic partnership benefits for state employees: Strongly Favors topic 3
Include sexual orientation as basis for hate crimes: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Patient Bill of Rights; push for right to sue HMOs: Favors topic 5
Health Now! funds low-income healthcare from cigarette tax: Favors topic 5
Make universal health care coverage for kids a right: Strongly Favors topic 5
Universal coverage for senior prescriptions: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
Strong advocate for strengthening public schools: Opposes topic 7
Equal educational opportunity regardless of where kids live: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Strengthen the arrest warrant system: Favors topic 9
Strengthen assault laws to focus on domestic violence: Favors topic 9
Treat as crimes domestic stalking and harassment: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Social scale)
Ban assault weapons; more licensing & penalties: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
$500 million tax cut for all taxpayers: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(5 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(5 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(5 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(5 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(2 points on Economic scale)
$26 million for preserving open space: Favors topic 18
Supports brownfield cleanup: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
$100M for affordable housing fund; donít rely on market: Opposes topic 20
$164M in tax incentives for charity: Favors topic 20

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AL Bob Riley
AR Mike Huckabee
AZ Janet Napolitano
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
CO Bill Owens
CT Jodi Rell
DE Ruth Ann Minner
FL Jeb Bush
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
IA Tom Vilsack
ID Dirk Kempthorne
IL Rod Blagojevich
IN Mitch Daniels
KS Kathleen Sebelius
KY Ernie Fletcher
LA Kathleen Blanco
MA Mitt Romney
MD Bob Ehrlich
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
MN Tim Pawlenty
MO Matt Blunt
MS Haley Barbour
MT Brian Schweitzer
NC Mike Easley
ND John Hoeven
NE Dave Heineman
NH John Lynch
NJ Jon Corzine
NM Bill Richardson
NV Kenny Guinn
NY George Pataki
OH Bob Taft
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Don Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
TX Rick Perry
UT Jon Huntsman
VA Tim Kaine
VT Jim Douglas
WA Christine Gregoire
WI Jim Doyle
WV Joe Manchin III
WY Dave Freudenthal
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty
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