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Scott Brown on SenateMatch



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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
Supported $900K for disability & mentoring aid: Favors 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)
ObamaCare's mandate means higher costs and fewer jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supported RomneyCare in 2006; it's different than ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
Massachusetts system good; ObamaCare no good: Favors topic 5
Limited government role in providing healthcare : Opposes topic 5
Limited government role in providing healthcare : 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:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+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: Favors 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
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: Strongly Favors 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)
The border is secure when people don't come across it: Opposes topic 12
It's wrong that illegals can just walk across the border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
DREAM Act provides "back door amnesty": Strongly 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
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted NO on International Trade Council to promote exports: Opposes topic 13
Rated 88% by the USAE, indicating support for trade engagement: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restore American leadership; we have none now: Favors topic 14
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
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Motor Voter registration "outrageous"; it helps Democrats: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No pledge to limit outside PAC contributions: Strongly Opposes topic 16
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:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-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)
Keystone XL should be included in energy efficiency bill: Strongly Opposes topic 18
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:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Restrict medical marijuana; and no recreational marijuana: Favors topic 19
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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