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Thomas Kean Jr. on SenateMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
No litmus test for judicial nominees: Opposes topic 1
Opposed Bush's veto of federal stem cell legislation: Favors topic 1
Supports embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Support merit-based initiatives, not affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports 1-man-1-woman marriage, but no Amendment: Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports Amendment banning flag-burning, a sacred symbol: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
Include prescription drug coverage in Medicare: Strongly Favors topic 5
No additional taxes for medical coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Address Medicaid by cost containment & reducing fraud: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports individual Health Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
No privatization; but bipartisan cooperation needed: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes both privatization and raising seniors' taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Against privatization; but says Menendez has supported it: Opposes topic 6
Expand options for personal retirement planning: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Measure the progress of every child's education: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Co-sponsored bill establishing crime of human trafficking: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(2 points on Social scale)
Uphold our current firearm laws: Favors topic 10
Rated "F" by Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Illegal migration is a significant national security concern: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the unfair Death Tax & the Marriage Penalty Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Make permanent the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Economic scale)
Menendez' soft voting record on immigration is dangerous: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Stronger borders, no amnesty for illegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
Our jobs depend on the free flow of international trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(7 points on Social scale)
After Sept. 11th, do whatever it takes to protect America: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Surveillance of personal data ok to win War on Terror: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Respect Geneva Conv. but be flexible in prosecuting terror: Favors topic 14
Co-sponsored bill establishing Office of Counter-Terrorism: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
Deploy missile defense system against North Korean threat: Favors topic 15
Grants for port security and counterterrorism: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(2 points on Economic scale)
Ban pay-to-play practices to reform Congressional lobbying: Favors topic 16
Menendez should give back dirty money: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(7 points on Economic scale)
We've made mistakes in Iraq, but must complete our objective: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Can't cut-and-run in Iraq; that's a declaration of defeat: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Assisted with N.J. divestiture from Sudan: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(2 points on Economic scale)
Wean America off of fossil fuels altogether: Strongly Favors topic 18
Reservations about Kyoto Protocol, but supports it locally: Opposes topic 18
Drives a hybrid car; opposes drilling ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
Opposes marijuana legalization; prosecute drug crimes fully: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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