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Following are the bill sponsorships, open letters, and public writings used to indicate candidates' stances on the issues. Votes which include "VoteMatch Usage" are scored as VoteMatch quiz responses. Those without a VoteMatch usage are included only on each candidate's main issues page.
Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-S1515
on May 24, 2007
(1) Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network or (2) Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 11
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
08-S1060
on Mar 29, 2007
(1) Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance or (2) Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 93
Republicans: 30
Independents: 3
07-S368
on Jan 23, 2007
(1) Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program or (2) Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 134
Republicans: 10
Independents: 1

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S3351
on Jul 28, 2008
(1) Enhance interdiction by criminalizing unflagged submarines or (2) Enhance interdiction by criminalizing unflagged submarines Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0
07-S1711
on Jun 27, 2007
(1) End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine or (2) End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 48
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
07-S1011
on Mar 28, 2007
(1) Rename "Drug Abuse" institute as "Diseases of Addiction" or (2) Rename "Drug Abuse" institute as "Diseases of Addiction" Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-SR30
on Jan 16, 2007
(1) Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change or (2) Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 50
Republicans: 11
Independents: 1

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S2756
on Jul 28, 2008
(1) Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids or (2) Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 27
Republicans: 18
Independents: 0

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-SR550
on May 2, 2008
(1) Condemns Russia for provocative statements to Georgia or (2) Condemns Russia for provocative statements to Georgia (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 29
Republicans: 12
Independents: 0

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-S1876
on Jul 25, 2007
(1) Apply habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainees or (2) Apply habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainees Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-S1055
on Mar 29, 2007
(1) Fund nanomaterial research project for car batteries or (2) Fund nanomaterial research project for car batteries Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-SR276
on Jul 19, 2007
(1) Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur or (2) Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 25
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0
07-SCR2
on Jan 17, 2007
(1) No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq or (2) No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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