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Barbara Radnofsky on SenateMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Reduce economic necessity for abortions: Opposes topic 1
Support Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Uphold the right to choose, but "Target Zero" abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
No constitutional definition of marriage: Favors topic 3
No amendment defining one-man-one-woman marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Federal insurance reform via free markets for fair prices: Favors topic 5
Federal negotiations with drug companies for prescriptions: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fund preventive care: Favors topic 5
Fully fund Medicaid and restore cuts: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicaid must be properly funded: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Privatization is a terrible idea: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Oppose efforts to privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Ensure that our safety net remains safe: Opposes topic 6
Save Social Security from privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Social scale)
Expand Upward Bound & Head Start: Opposes topic 7
Improve and fund our public school systems: Opposes topic 7
Vouchers are divisive: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Vouchers bankrupt our public educational system: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes: Favors topic 8
Support the use of the death penalty: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Support prosecution of "hate crimes": Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(7 points on Social scale)
Fully support a legally armed citizenry: Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Roll back the unfair tax cuts the very wealthiest: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Keep inheritance tax for top .5% of estates: Opposes topic 11
Roll back unfair tax cuts for the very wealthiest: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Inheritance taxes only for the top 0.5% of estates: Favors topic 11
Reduce the deficit & advocate fiscal responsibility: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(7 points on Economic scale)
Current effort targeting illegal immigration is ineffective: Opposes topic 12
More border patrols, but not by vigilantes: Favors topic 12
Encourage legal trade with Mexico as part of border strategy: Favors topic 12
Opposes vigilante volunteers patrolling borders: Favors topic 12
Tie immigration to discussion on security: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Promote fair trade with incentives to keep jobs at home: Opposes topic 13
CAFTA sucks away our jobs and pollutes our environment: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(2 points on Social scale)
No military tribunals for terrorists; but no torture either: Favors topic 14
Revise the Patriot Act regarding libraries: Favors topic 14
Oppose military tribunals to try suspected terrorists: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(7 points on Economic scale)
Supports US troops on UN peacekeeping missions: Opposes topic 15
Diplomatic methods first; last resort is coercion: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Pre-emptive strikes must remain in our arsenal: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
Public funding for candidates complying with spending limits: Strongly Favors topic 16
No-bid contracts encourage waste, fraud, corruption: Favors topic 16
Support public taxpayer funding for federal campaigns: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(0 points on Economic scale)
Set a timetable and safely withdraw from Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
Promote energy independence & renewables: Strongly Favors topic 18
National policy of energy independence: Strongly Favors topic 18
Make renewable energy a priority: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(2 points on Social scale)
Increase border security to stop inflow of illegal drugs: Opposes topic 19
More funding to Colombia to combat the war on drugs: Favors topic 19
Stop flow of illegal drugs at the border: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports flexible state block grants & workfare: Favors topic 20

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2004 Presidential:
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V.P.Dick Cheney
Sen.John Kerry
Sen.John Edwards
Ralph Nader

2008 possibilities:
Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John McCain
V.P.Al Gore

2006 Senate retirements:
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Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)

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