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Erik Fleming on SenateMatch

 



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester: Opposes topic 1
Provide additional funding for abstinence education: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Consider race for government contracting decisions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
No constitutional amendment defining marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the federal death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports rehabilitation and addiction programs for inmates: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Enforce existing laws; allow concealed carry: Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports tax-free medical savings accounts: Opposes topic 5
No need for universal program if we work with industry: Opposes topic 5
Make Medicaid funding a budgetary priority: Strongly Favors topic 5
Cooperation from industry could provide universal coverage: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No privatizing; no personal investment accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports charters, vouchers, and home-schooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports charters & tuition tax credits, but not vouchers: Favors topic 7
Fully fund No Child Left Behind: Opposes topic 7
Tax credits for private schools ok, but not vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Not opposed to charter schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposed to drilling ANWR; supports bio-diesel & alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes drilling in Alaska's ANWR: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let patients use medical marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations: Favors topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Allow immigrant kids educational opportunities: Strongly Favors topic 11
I do not support English-only legislation: Favors topic 11
Does not support vigilante groups like the Minutemen: Favors topic 11
Permanent repeal of estate tax, but not Bush tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes English-only legislation: Favors topic 12
Let immigrant kids in schools; let parents earn legal status: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
No base closings in US, but close bases overseas: Opposes topic 15
No more domestic base closings; close bases abroad instead: Favors topic 15
Make Iraq our last pre-emptive unilateral occupation: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support public taxpayer funding for federal campaigns: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+2 points on Social scale)
No military tribunals; no email searches; no torture: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
No more pre-emptive unilateral occupation like Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Withdraw US troops from Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Fully fund our financial obligation to the UN: Favors topic 17

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2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Campaign Finance
Civil Rights
Corporations
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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