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Rae Vogeler on SenateMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Women have the right to control their bodies: Strongly Favors topic 1
Require health insurance to cover contraception and abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Require abortion-related medical services for women: Favors topic 1
Reinstate family planning aid in foreign aid: Favors topic 1
Defend reproductive rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Require pay equity: Strongly Favors topic 2
Fund support programs for single mothers: Favors topic 2
Supports affirmative action and Reparations: Strongly Favors topic 2
End official racism like under-funding of schools & services: Favors topic 2
Defend affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Strengthen LGBT anti-discrimination laws: Favors topic 3
Extend domestic partnership rights to more GLBT workers: Strongly Favors topic 3
Support the right to marry for same-sex couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
Support legal protections for LGBT families: Strongly Favors topic 3
Support LGBT youth in the schools: Favors topic 3
Equality regardless of sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(10 points on Social scale)
Prayer does not belong in public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
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Single-payer system eliminates administrative waste: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports universal national single-payer health care system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Single-payer provides better health at same cost: Strongly Favors topic 5
Health care should not be a privilege: Favors topic 5
Supports universal national single-payer health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Oppose efforts to privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
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Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers or charters: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increase teacher and staff pay: Opposes topic 7
Stop disinvesting in education: Opposes topic 7
School vouchers and charters transfer money out: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Moratorium on federal executions: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
"Three strikes" locks away otherwise productive people: Strongly Opposes topic 9
'Tough on crime' policies bankrupt our state budgets: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(7 points on Social scale)
Possession ok for self-defense; but not concealed carry: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
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Focus on reducing budget deficit instead of tax cuts: Opposes topic 11
Bush tax cuts shifted taxes from wealthy to working families: Opposes topic 11
Rescind tax cuts for families making over $200,000 a year: Strongly Opposes topic 11
The rich in this country are doing better than ever: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports progressive and fair taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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Don't criminalize immigrants; focus on working conditions: Strongly Favors topic 12
Criminalizing immigrants hurts civil liberties & due process: Favors topic 12
Grant permanent residency to all undocumented aliens: Strongly Favors topic 12
Demilitarize the Mexican border: Strongly Favors topic 12
No human being is illegal: extend rights to immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Free trade has been anything but free to workers: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Renegotiate NAFTA, CAFTA & GATT: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Remake the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank: Opposes topic 13
US policy good for business, but bad for people: Opposes topic 13
Renegotiate NAFTA, CAFTA and GATT: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
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Our civil liberties are disappearing: Strongly Favors topic 14
Repeal the Patriot Act: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
Military spending has not made us safer nor better-off: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Shift military spending to social programs at home: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Redirect the military budget to social programs: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Fully fund veterans' benefits: Favors topic 15
Bring our troops home now: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Full public financing of elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(2 points on Economic scale)
Work with the UN to resolve conflicts non-militarily: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
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We need to move away from oil as our energy source: Strongly Favors topic 18
Crash program for clean energy; end oil drilling: Strongly Favors topic 18
Retire nuclear power reactors as soon as possible: Strongly Favors topic 18
Support renewable, clean energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
No such thing as the safe disposal of nuclear waste: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize marijuana; save money and stop wasting lives: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug addiction is a medical problem, not criminal: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on Drugs is an excuse for massive rights violations: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(7 points on Social scale)
Church-based social services risks tax-funded discrimination: Opposes topic 20

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Sen.John Edwards
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Sen.John McCain
V.P.Al Gore

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

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