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Alexi Giannoulias on Abortion
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  • Protect Roe v. Wade; fund prevention and contraception. (Dec 2009)
Alexi Giannoulias on Budget & Economy
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  • Bush-Cheney policies bailed out banks & created crisis. (Dec 2009)
Alexi Giannoulias on Civil Rights
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  • Repeal DOMA; make all civil marriages equal. (Dec 2009)
  • Narrow the pay disparity for women. (Dec 2009)
  • Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Alexi Giannoulias on Corporations
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  • TARP needs more oversight & bank accountability. (Oct 2010)
  • Main Street needs increased access to capital lending. (Oct 2010)
  • Close tax loophole that incentivizes moving jobs overseas. (Aug 2010)
  • Reform system to reduce special interest pay-to-play. (Aug 2010)
  • Rein in financial institutions & stimulate small businesses. (Dec 2009)
Alexi Giannoulias on Crime
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  • Capital Litigation Trust Fund for death penalty defendants. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
Alexi Giannoulias on Drugs
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Alexi Giannoulias on Education
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  • No prayer in public schools; separate church & state. (Aug 2010)
  • Invest in early childhood education. (Dec 2009)
Alexi Giannoulias on Energy & Oil
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  • Clean energy future for national security & job creation. (Oct 2010)
  • Incentives for hybrid vehicle purchases. (Aug 2010)
  • Put price on global warming pollution to spur investment. (Dec 2009)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
Alexi Giannoulias on Environment
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  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
Alexi Giannoulias on Families & Children
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  • Strongly supports the Paid Parental Leave Act. (Dec 2009)
Alexi Giannoulias on Foreign Policy
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  • Remain unwavering partner with Israel in shared struggle. (Dec 2009)
  • Reunify Cyprus; bring religious freedom to Istanbul. (Dec 2009)
Alexi Giannoulias on Free Trade
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  • Eliminate $200B in tax loopholes that ship jobs overseas. (Dec 2009)
Alexi Giannoulias on Government Reform
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  • I streamlined & cut Treasurer's Office staff by 17%. (Oct 2010)
  • Voice for the people, not the corporate special interests. (Aug 2010)
  • Public election financing reduces special interest influence. (Dec 2009)
  • Wasteful programs go hand-in-hand with campaign contributors. (Dec 2009)
Alexi Giannoulias on Gun Control
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  • Supports background checks & assault weapons ban. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Aug 2010)
Alexi Giannoulias on Health Care
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  • Reform it and fix it: negotiate drug rates for Medicare. (Oct 2010)
  • Ban denial of coverage; cover preventative care. (Aug 2010)
  • Increase competition via a public option. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports quality, affordable health care for all. (Dec 2009)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
Alexi Giannoulias on Homeland Security
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  • Stop treating our veterans as second-class citizens. (Aug 2010)
  • Remove roving wiretap provisions of Patriot Act. (Aug 2010)
  • Trust our legal system; no torture; no hidden jails. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell. (Dec 2009)
  • Opposes banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
Alexi Giannoulias on Immigration
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  • Comprehensive reform with responsible path to citizenship. (Dec 2009)
  • Don't punish immigrant kids; DREAM Act yes; REAL ID no. (Dec 2009)
Alexi Giannoulias on Jobs
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  • Losing job is more than just a paycheck; it affects morale. (Oct 2010)
  • Focus on investment in clean energy jobs. (Aug 2010)
  • Invest in clean energy jobs which cannot be outsourced. (Dec 2009)
  • Evaluate workers on their abilities, not their identities. (Dec 2009)
Alexi Giannoulias on Principles & Values
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  • Accuses Kirk of economic treason for fundraising in China. (Oct 2010)
  • I told the truth about my mistakes; my opponent has not. (Oct 2010)
  • Aware his Broadway Bank lent to criminals, but not extent. (Oct 2010)
  • Fallout from the April failure of his family's Broadway Bank. (Oct 2010)
Alexi Giannoulias on Social Security
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  • Increase taxable wage base instead of raising retirement age. (Oct 2010)
  • No greater safety net for seniors than social security. (Aug 2010)
  • Gradual fixes: raising the cap; phase-down benefits for rich. (Feb 2010)
Alexi Giannoulias on Tax Reform
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  • Tax cuts for college tuition, homebuyers, & job creation. (Aug 2010)
  • Extend $8000 homebuyer credit; one-year payroll tax holiday. (Dec 2009)
Alexi Giannoulias on Technology
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Alexi Giannoulias on War & Peace
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  • Stand firmly and unequivocally against Iranian aggression. (Dec 2009)
  • Expel al Qaeda from Afghanistan, then end commitment. (Dec 2009)
  • Withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by the end of 2010. (Dec 2009)
Alexi Giannoulias on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Renew TANF focus on the alleviation of poverty. (Aug 2010)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect Roe v. Wade; fund prevention and contraception: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Narrow the pay disparity for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Evaluate workers on their abilities, not their identities: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal DOMA; make all civil marriages equal: Strongly Favors topic 3
Repeal DOMA; make all civil marriages equal: Strongly Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Favors topic 3
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Renew TANF focus on the alleviation of poverty: Opposes topic 4
No prayer in public schools; separate church & state: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban denial of coverage; cover preventative care: Favors topic 5
Increase competition via a public option: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports quality, affordable health care for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No greater safety net for seniors than social security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Gradual fixes: raising the cap; phase-down benefits for rich: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Invest in early childhood education: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Clean energy future for national security & job creation: Favors topic 8
Put price on global warming pollution to spur investment: Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Capital Litigation Trust Fund for death penalty defendants: Opposes topic 9
Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports background checks & assault weapons ban: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tax cuts for college tuition, homebuyers, & job creation: Favors topic 11
Extend $8000 homebuyer credit; one-year payroll tax holiday: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Comprehensive reform with responsible path to citizenship: Favors topic 12
Comprehensive reform with responsible path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Don't punish immigrant kids; DREAM Act yes; REAL ID no: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Close tax loophole that incentivizes moving jobs overseas: Opposes topic 13
Eliminate $200B in tax loopholes that ship jobs overseas: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Stand firmly and unequivocally against Iranian aggression: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Stop treating our veterans as second-class citizens: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voice for the people, not the corporate special interests: Strongly Favors topic 16
Reform system to reduce special interest pay-to-play: Favors topic 16
Public election financing reduces special interest influence: Strongly Favors topic 16
Wasteful programs go hand-in-hand with campaign contributors: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stand firmly and unequivocally against Iranian aggression: Opposes topic 17
Expel al Qaeda from Afghanistan, then end commitment: Favors topic 17
Expel al Qaeda from Afghanistan, then end commitment: Strongly Favors topic 17
Withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by the end of 2010: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Incentives for hybrid vehicle purchases: Strongly Favors topic 18
Focus on investment in clean energy jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Put price on global warming pollution to spur investment: Strongly Favors topic 18
Invest in clean energy jobs which cannot be outsourced: Favors topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Focus on investment in clean energy jobs: Strongly Favors topic 20

Alexi Giannoulias is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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