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Following are issue stance summaries by several organizations of House and Senate candidates from 2010 (those who won were seated in January 2011). The organizations include (with our abbreviations that appear in the links below):
  • CC: The Christian Coalition voter guides
  • FF: Faith-2-Action voter guides
  • PVS: Project Vote Smart
  • PCCC: Social Security Protectors Pledge

We report each group's rating using their own terminology; and we try to balance liberal groups against conservative groups. 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.

Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-PVS-q1
on Nov 2, 2010
(1) I consider myself pro-life or (2) I consider myself pro-choice Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 7
Republicans: 27
Independents: 0
10-FF-q1
on Sep 19, 2010
(1) Supports giving legal protection to unborn children or (2) Opposes giving legal protection to unborn children Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 5
Independents: 5
10-FF-q1a
on Sep 19, 2010
(1) Supports keeping Partial Birth Abortion legal or (2) Opposes Partial Birth Abortion Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
10-CC-q1
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports both federal abortion funding & judicial activism or (2) Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 13
Independents: 8
10-CC-q1a
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research or (2) Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 49
Independents: 7
10-CC-q1b
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports federal abortion funding or (2) Opposes federal abortion funding Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 63
Independents: 5

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-FF-q11
on Sep 19, 2010
(1) Supports the stimulus bill or (2) Opposes the stimulus bill (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 7
10-FF-q11a
on Sep 19, 2010
(1) Supports Balanced Budget Amendment; opposes stimulus bill or (2) Opposes Balanced Budget Amendment; supports stimulus bill (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-PVS-q3
on Nov 2, 2010
(1) Opposes same-sex marriage or (2) Supports same-sex marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 28
Independents: 0
10-FF-q3
on Sep 19, 2010
(1) Supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) or (2) Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 3
Independents: 5
10-CC-q2
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports affirmative action or (2) Opposes affirmative action Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 4
Independents: 2
10-CC-q3
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage or (2) Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 7
Republicans: 60
Independents: 12

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-PVS-q8
on Nov 2, 2010
(1) Supports the death penalty or (2) Opposes the death penalty Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
10-CC-q8
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports capital punishment for certain crimes or (2) Opposes capital punishment for any crimes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 39
Independents: 7
10-CC-q9
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes or (2) Opposes more severe penalties for Hate Crimes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 6
Independents: 5

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-FF-q7
on Sep 19, 2010
(1) Supports less federal & more local control of education or (2) Opposes less federal or more local control of education Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 7
10-CC-q4
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports voluntary prayer in public schools or (2) Opposes voluntary prayer in public schools Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 10
Independents: 2
10-CC-q7
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports education vouchers for public or private school or (2) Opposes education vouchers for public or private school Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 17
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-PVS-q18
on Nov 2, 2010
(1) Supports regulations to reduce climate change or (2) Opposes regulations to reduce climate change Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
10-FF-q18
on Sep 19, 2010
(1) Supports passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation or (2) Opposes passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 4
Independents: 6
10-CC-q18
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports renewable energy tax credits or (2) Opposes renewable energy tax credits Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 13
Independents: 9

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-PVS-q10
on Nov 2, 2010
(1) Supports restricting gun purchase & possession or (2) Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 27
Independents: 0
10-CC-q10
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms or (2) Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 68
Independents: 11

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-PVS-q5
on Nov 2, 2010
(1) Supports public option for health insurance or (2) Opposes public option for health insurance Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 12
Independents: 0
10-CC-q5
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports government-run healthcare or (2) Opposes government-run healthcare Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 7
Republicans: 76
Independents: 14
10-CC-q5a
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports repealing nationalized healthcare law or (2) Opposes repealing nationalized healthcare law Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
10-CC-qCR
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports physician-assisted suicide or (2) Opposes physician-assisted suicide (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-CC-q3a
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports banning homosexuals in the military or (2) Opposes banning homosexuals in the military Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 16
Independents: 9

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-PVS-q12
on Nov 2, 2010
(1) Supports a pathway to citizenship or (2) Opposes a pathway to citizenship Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 27
Independents: 0
10-FF-q12a
on Sep 19, 2010
(1) Supports continued funding of sanctuary cities or (2) Opposes continued funding of sanctuary cities Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 3
Independents: 3
10-FF-q12b
on Sep 19, 2010
(1) Supports granting amnesty to illegal immigrants or (2) Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 6
Independents: 7
10-FF-q12c
on Sep 19, 2010
(1) Supports full implementation of current border security laws or (2) Opposes full implementation of current border security laws Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 4
Independents: 3

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-PVS-q6
on Nov 2, 2010
(1) Supports privatizing Social Security or (2) Opposes privatizing Social Security Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 26
Independents: 0
10-CC-q6
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports private retirement accounts or (2) Opposes private retirement accounts Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 23
Independents: 8
10-PCCC
on Aug 11, 2010
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Democrats: 129
Republicans: 1
Independents: 10

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-PVS-q11
on Nov 2, 2010
(1) Supports eliminating the estate tax or (2) Supports keeping the estate tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0
10-CC-q11
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports more federal taxes & keeping marriage penalty or (2) Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 16
Independents: 8
10-CC-q11a
on Aug 11, 2010
(1) Supports flat-rate federal tax; opposes increased tax rates or (2) Opposes flat-rate federal tax; supports increased tax rates Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 10
Independents: 2

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
10-PVS-q17
on Nov 2, 2010
(1) Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan or (2) Opposes a continued presence in Afghanistan Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 31
Independents: 0
10-FF-q17
on Sep 19, 2010
(1) Supports timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan or (2) Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 6
Independents: 5


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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