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Lee Fisher on SenateMatch

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Committed to upholding the rights guaranteed in Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes Giving legal protection to unborn children: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Equal Pay for Equal Work: fair pay for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let anyone serve who is willing; end don't-ask-don't-tell: Favors topic 3
Same rights regardless of sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA): Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Expand the use of the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Created Ohio's first DNA database: Favors topic 9
Wrote Ohio's Missing Children law & Clearinghouse: Favors topic 9
More prisons; less parole for repeat violent felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
1994: I never met a gun control bill I didn't like: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Waiting periods; child safety locks; other restrictions ok: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports new healthcare reform law: Favors topic 5
Health care reform is both a moral and economic imperative: Favors topic 5
Lower cost; ensure choice; expand coverage; no taxes: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen, preserve and protect Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Where you grow up should not determine where you end up: Favors topic 7
Encourage charters & corporate investment: Favors topic 7
Opposes less federal & more local control of education: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
25% advanced and alternative energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports Passage of Cap-and-Trade Energy Legislation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rid our streets of violence and illegal drugs: Favors topic 19
Created the award-winning Operation Crackdown program: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fund state social programs for teens; pre-K; at-risk youth: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Let Bush tax cuts expire for millionaires: Favors topic 11
Let tax cuts on wealthy expire, to pay for health reform: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trade agreements should be fair and enforced: Opposes topic 13
Make sure trade agreements export Ohio goods, not Ohio jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Deploy all tools: diplomacy, strength, intel, & military: Opposes topic 15
If you serve your country, your country must serve you: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Campaign spending limits, but no state funding: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
Set a deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Responsibly end the war in Iraq; train Afghan troops & exit: Strongly Favors topic 17
Stop Iran & North Korea from developing or acquiring nukes: Opposes topic 17

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Retiring as of Jan. 2011:
CT:Dodd(D)
DE:Kaufman(D)
FL:Martinez(R)
FL:LeMieux(R)
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Unseated as of Jan. 2011:
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UT:Bennett(R)
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Newly elected, Nov. 2010:
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CT:Blumenthal(D)
CO:Bennet(D)
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IL:Kirk(R)
IN:Coats(R)
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UT:Lee(R)
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Re-elected, Nov. 2010:
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AL:Shelby(R)
AZ:McCain(R)
CA:Boxer(D)
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OK:Coburn(R)
OR:Wyden(D)
SC:DeMint(R)
SD:Thune(R)
VT:Leahy(D)
WA:Murray(D)
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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