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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
OpEd: Not a reliable vote on abortion rights: Opposes topic 1
I'm pro-choice but anti-Elena Kagan: Favors topic 1
Birth control ok, but don't force churches to provide it: Favors topic 1
I'm a moderate pro-choice Republican & always have been: Strongly Favors topic 1
2005: Conscience-based opt out of post-rape contraception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Provide info about emergency contraception to rape victims: Opposes topic 1
Support legalized abortion, but not partial-birth abortion: Opposes topic 1
Supported by right-to-life groups for stem cell stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Authored bill for 24-hour waiting period for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortions should always be legally available: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Represented abused women in divorce cases: Favors topic 2
Supported $200K reduction to blind job program: Opposes topic 2
Opposed $900K for disability & mentoring aid: Opposes topic 2
Opposed "Turning 22" mental disability program: Opposes topic 2
No affirmative action in public employment nor contracting: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Civil unions ok; federal same-sex marriage not ok: Favors topic 3
Gay marriage is a resolved issue in Massachusetts: Strongly Favors topic 3
Voted YES on defining marriage as one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Endorsed Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school: Favors topic 4
Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supported RomneyCare in 2006; it's different than ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
Massachusetts system good; ObamaCare no good: Favors topic 5
Massachusetts system good; ObamaCare no good: Opposes topic 5
Massachusetts system good; ObamaCare no good: Strongly Opposes topic 5
MA voters took up Brown's offer as 41st vote against Obama: Strongly Opposes topic 5
41st vote against Obama's healthcare plan: Strongly Opposes topic 5
MA already has health bill; don't impose new federal bill: Strongly Opposes topic 5
MA already has health bill; don't impose new federal bill: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Public option is really a government option: Opposes topic 5
Voted NO on Constitutional call for universal health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supported $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Ensure access to basic health care, including state funding: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Curriculum set by local school boards more than nationally: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposed federal school breakfast supplement: Favors topic 7
Voted NO on 3-year moratorium on charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers for public, private, or religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Strong advocate for conservation; protect natural resources: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposed keeping park maintenance funding within MDC: Favors topic 8
State funding for open space & pollution cleanup: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries: No opin. on topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Leader in reforming the state's sex offender laws: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services: Strongly Favors topic 9
Implement the death penalty in Massachusetts: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ok'd federal ban on assault weapons after Newtown shootings: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Extend the state assault weapons ban, but not federal: Opposes topic 10
Reliably pro-gun, but opposed right-to-carry reciprocity: Favors topic 10
Concealed carry ok; but licenses & background checks ok too: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Never raise taxes in a recession; it hurts job creators: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Guilty as charged: I don't want to raise taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
I'm not going to raise taxes on our job creators: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut spending & keep the tax burden low: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Spending cuts preferred, but eliminating tax loopholes ok: Opposes topic 11
Maintain Bush tax cuts after 2010: Strongly Opposes topic 11
AdWatch: $2 trillion spending spree puts us deeper in debt: Opposes topic 11
15 percent across the board tax cut: Strongly Opposes topic 11
AdWatch: I agree with JFK that cutting taxes creates jobs: Opposes topic 11
Permanently eliminate the estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax: Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on Defeating corporate tax disclosure: Favors topic 11
Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds: Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
DREAM Act provides "back door amnesty": Strongly Opposes topic 12
Tighten our borders; no blanket amnesty: Opposes topic 12
Tighten our borders; no blanket amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only: Opposes topic 12
Endorsed by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted NO on International Trade Council to promote exports: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Social scale)
Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Spend to defeat terrorists, not to protect them: Favors topic 15
Finish the job in Afghanistan: keep Taliban and al-Qaeda out: Strongly Favors topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
Campaign disclosure but no donation limits: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks: Favors topic 16
Sponsored banning stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rely on guidance from generals about Afghanistan withdrawal: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No nuance with Iran: no nuclear weapons: Opposes topic 17
Introduced bill on Iranian economic Sanctions: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports 30,000 more troops in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Terrorists are not gone from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ease up on big oil companies to avoid high price of gasoline: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Energy efficiency yes; energy tax no: Favors topic 18
"All of the above" approach to energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade is a national energy tax: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes cap-and-trade system, but renewables OK: Opposes topic 18
Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology: Favors topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stop dependence on drug trade in Afghanistan: Favors topic 19
Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
AdWatch: I agree with JFK that cutting taxes creates jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20

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Retiring in 2014 election:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2013:
AZ:Kyl(R)
CT:Lieberman(D)
HI:Akaka(D)
ME:Snowe(R)
ND:Conrad(D)
NE:Nelson(D)
NM:Bingaman(D)
TX:Hutchison(R)
VA:Webb(D)
WI:Kohl(D)
Senate Vacancies 2013:
HI:Inouye(D,Deceased)
HI:Schatz(D,Appointed)
MA:Kerry(D,Resigned)
MA:Cowan(D,Appointed)
MA:Markey(D,elected)
MA:Gomez(R,lost special election)
NJ:Lautenberg(D,Deceased)
NJ:Chiesa(R,Appointed)
NJ:Booker(D,running)
NJ:Lonegan(R,running)
SC:DeMint(R,Resigned)
SC:Scott(R,Appointed)

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AL:Sessions(R) vs.Bright(D)
AR:Pryor(D) vs.Cotton(R)
CO:Udall(D) vs.Buck(R) vs.Hill(R) vs.Baumgardner(R) vs.Stephens(R)
DE:Coons(D) vs.O`Donnell(R)
GA:Gingrey(R) vs.Nunn(D) vs.Perdue(R) vs.Handel(R) vs.Broun(R) vs.Kingston(R)
HI:Schatz(D) vs.Hanabusa(D) vs.Cavasso(R)
IA:Braley(D) vs.Whitaker(R) vs.Ernst(R) vs.Clovis(R)
ID:Risch(R) vs.LaRocco(D)
IL:Durbin(D) vs.Truax(R) vs.Oberweis(R) vs.Hansen(L)

KS:Roberts(R) vs.Tiahrt(R)
KY:McConnell(R) vs.Bevin(R) vs.Grimes(D)
LA:Landrieu(D) vs.Cassidy(R) vs.Maness(R)
ME:Collins(R) vs.D`Amboise(R) vs.Bellows(D)
MI:Land(R) vs.Peters(D) vs.Wiedenhoeft(R)
MN:Franken(D) vs.Abeler(R)
MS:Cochran(R) vs.McDaniel(R) vs.Childers(D)
MT:Edmunds(R) vs.Daines(R) vs.Bohlinger(D) vs.Walsh(D)
NC:Hagan(D) vs.Tillis(R)
NE:Sasse(R) vs.Osborn(R) vs.Stenberg(R)
NH:Shaheen(D) vs.Martin(R) vs.Brown(R) vs.Smith(R) vs.Rubens(R) vs.Testerman(R)
NM:Udall(D) vs.Sanchez(R)
OK:Inhofe(R) vs.Silverstein(D)
OR:Merkley(D) vs.Conger(R)
RI:Reed(D) vs.(none yet)
SC-2:Scott(R) vs.Wade(D)
SC-6:Graham(R) vs.Stamper(D) vs.Mace(R) vs.Bright(R)
SD:Rounds(R) vs.Weiland(D) vs.Pressler(I)
TN:Alexander(R) vs.Carr(R)
TX:Cornyn(R) vs.Stockman(R) vs.Roland(L)
VA:Warner(D) vs.McDonnell(R) vs.Radtke(R)
WV:Capito(R) vs.Raese(R) vs.Tennant(D) vs.McGeehan(R)
WY:Enzi(R) vs.Cheney(R)
Abortion
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Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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Page last updated: Dec 20, 2013