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Angus King on SenateMatch

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Favors abortion rights; keep Planned Parenthood funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors abortion rights; opposes defunding Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Required Maine insurers to recognize domestic partnerships: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Include both abstinence and safe sex in sex-ed: Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Transition to wellness-based prevention system: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare was not ambitious enough: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fund prevention programs “Campaign for a Healthy Maine”: Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No major changes needed for long-term stability: Opposes topic 6
Opposes GOP budget plan as threat to Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More teacher development; more school construction: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+2 points on Social scale)
River "amenities" have enormous economic & cultural value: Opposes topic 8
National parks are tax money well spent: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Eliminate mercury releases by 2003: Opposes topic 8
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes the death penalty: Opposes topic 9
More prisons, but more alternative sentencing: Opposes topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports gun rights: Favors topic 10
No gun permits for men under restraining orders: Opposes topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
73,000 pages of tax code is too much: Opposes topic 11
Taming the deficit without revenue increases isn't realistic: Favors topic 11
Decrease income taxes, but no flat tax: Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
No automated entry-exit control system; allow free flow: Strongly Favors topic 12
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Keep 900 shoe factory jobs in Maine: Opposes topic 13
Develop an open North American energy market: Favors topic 13
Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+5 points on Social scale)
Unaffiliated super PACs exist only in fevered imaginations: Favors topic 16
Restrict and disclose all campaign donations & spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Historically, no one can reform Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Windpower: everyone's for progress; no one's for change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Oil & trees aren't ours to use up in our generation: Favors topic 18
Maine is clean & getting cleaner: Favors topic 18
Promote Smart Growth via tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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ME Gubernatorial:
Eliot Cutler
Michael Michaud
Paul LePage
ME Senatorial:
Scott D`Amboise
Susan Collins

Retiring in 2014 election:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2013:
AZ:Kyl(R)
CT:Lieberman(D)
HI:Akaka(D)
ME:Snowe(R)
ND:Conrad(D)
NE:Nelson(D)
NM:Bingaman(D)
TX:Hutchison(R)
VA:Webb(D)
WI:Kohl(D)
Senate Retirements 2014:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
MT:Walsh(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
OK:Coburn(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)

Senate races Nov. 2014:
AK: Begich(D) vs.Miller(R) vs.Treadwell(R) vs.Sullivan(R)
AL: Sessions(R,unopposed)
AR: Pryor(D) vs.Cotton(R) vs.Swaney(G)
CO: Udall(D) vs.Gardner(R) vs.Baumgardner(R) vs.Buck(R) vs.Hill(R) vs.Stephens(R)
DE: Coons(D) vs.Wade(R)
GA: Nunn(D) vs.Perdue(R) vs.Kingston(R) vs.Gingrey(R) vs.Handel(R) vs.Broun(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Hanabusa(D) vs.Cavasso(R) vs.Pirkowski(R)
IA: Braley(D) vs.Ernst(R) vs.Whitaker(R) vs.Clovis(R)
ID: Risch(R) vs.Mitchell(D)
IL: Durbin(D) vs.Oberweis(R) vs.Hansen(L) vs.Truax(R)
KS: Roberts(R) vs.Orman(I) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Taylor(D)
KY: McConnell(R) vs.Bevin(R) vs.Grimes(D)
LA: Landrieu(D) vs.Cassidy(R) vs.Maness(R)
MA: Markey(D) vs.Herr(R) vs.Skarin(I) vs.Gomez(R)
ME: Collins(R) vs.D`Amboise(R) vs.Bellows(D)
MI: Land(R) vs.Peters(D) vs.Wiedenhoeft(R)
MN: Franken(D) vs.McFadden(R) vs.Johnson(L) vs.Abeler(R)
MS: Cochran(R) vs.Childers(D) vs.McDaniel(R)
MT: Walsh(D) vs.Daines(R) vs.Curtis(D) vs.Rankin(I) vs.Edmunds(R) vs.Bohlinger(D)
NC: Hagan(D) vs.Tillis(R) vs.Haugh(L)
NE: Sasse(R) vs.Domina(D) vs.Haugh(L) vs.Osborn(R)
NH: Shaheen(D) vs.Brown(R) vs.Smith(R) vs.Rubens(R) vs.Testerman(R) vs.Martin(R)
NJ: Booker(D) vs.Bell(R) vs.Sabrin(R)
NM: Udall(D) vs.Weh(R) vs.Clements(R)
OK-2: Lankford(R) vs.Johnson(D) vs.Shannon(R)
OK-6: Inhofe(R) vs.Silverstein(D)
OR: Merkley(D) vs.Wehby(R) vs.Conger(R)
RI: Reed(D) vs.Zaccaria(R)
SC-2: Scott(R) vs.Dickerson(D) vs.Wade(D)
SC-6: Graham(R) vs.Hutto(D) vs.Ravenel(I) vs.Stamper(D) vs.Mace(R) vs.Bright(R)
SD: Rounds(R) vs.Weiland(D) vs.Pressler(I)
TN: Alexander(R) vs.Ball(D) vs.Carr(R) vs.Adams(D)
TX: Cornyn(R) vs.Alameel(D) vs.Roland(L) vs.Stockman(R)
VA: Warner(D) vs.Gillespie(R) vs.Sarvis(L)
WV: Capito(R) vs.Tennant(D) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Lawhorn(I) vs.Raese(R) vs.McGeehan(R)
WY: Enzi(R) vs.Cheney(R) vs.Hardy(D)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Campaign Finance
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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Page last updated: Sep 22, 2014