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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Woman's fundamental right to make decisions about her body: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public funding for abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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Repeal DOMA; let any two people marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Repeal DOMA; let any two people marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports sexual preference as a protected minority status: Strongly Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Make health care more affordable and easier to access: Strongly Favors topic 5
Make health care more affordable and easier to access: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Work tirelessly to prevent privatization of Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 80% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues: Neutral on topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Help states transform their most challenged schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supports federal grants for education reforms: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated 92% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reinstate federal Assault Weapons Ban: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restricting the Second Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on right to bear arms: Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports an income tax increase: Favors topic 11
Supports increasing income tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Secure the border and pass the DREAM Act: Favors topic 12
Secure the border and pass the DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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$500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola: Opposes topic 14
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
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21st Century GI Bill & world-class healthcare for vets: Favors topic 15
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Corporate political spending is not free speech: Favors topic 16
Opposes same campaign finance rules to all organizations: Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Aid the Syrian opposition with training & equipment: Opposes topic 17
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Promote solar, wind, geothermal, and nuclear: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Brad Schneider is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
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Health Care
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