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Cory Booker on SenateMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
OpEd: In mainstream of NJ, supporting abortion rights: Favors topic 1
No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability: Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
First African-American senator from New Jersey: Favors topic 2
Prisoner re-entry is the new front line of civil rights: Favors topic 2
Supports Women, Minority and Small Business Assistance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Until college, tolerated gays but was disgusted personally: Opposes topic 2
Growing up gay today is like growing up Black decades ago: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports gay marriage: We are all equal under the law: Strongly Favors topic 3
African-Americans & gays should both be equal under the law: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples are coming: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Resided in housing project after law school, to help tenants: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare needs to be improved, but is helping people now: Strongly Favors topic 5
Control healthcare cost; no comment on single-payer: Favors topic 5
We need a national solution and also local solutions: Favors topic 5
Newark Rx: affordable medications for uninsured Newarkers: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes raising the retirement age for several decades: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes raising retirement age; expand entitlements: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports school voucher proposal, like other Democrats: Strongly Favors topic 7
Brother runs a charter school in inner-city Memphis: Favors topic 7
Supports school vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Charters & alternatives for persistently failing schools: Favors topic 7
Vouchers and charters can work in inner cities: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
Businesses realize a return on our infrastructure investment: Opposes topic 8
Vegetarian because of environmental impact of eating meat: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Save our environment while creating jobs and wealth: Opposes topic 8
Require labeling genetically engineered food: Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Ran off armed assailant: "Not in our city anymore!": Favors topic 9
Got celebrities to donate cash for police equipment: Favors topic 9
Long-term believer in "broken windows" theory: Favors topic 9
Launch Fatherhood Center and pro-bono legal help for ex-cons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Applied "broken windows theory" in Newark policing: Favors topic 9
ReLeSe: Pro bono legal services to ex-offenders: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
$1,000 reward for crime tips leading to gun recovery: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Replace spending with tax incentives to stimulate hiring: Opposes topic 11
Raise taxes because quick fix of cuts wasn't enough: Favors topic 11
One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Budget crisis: cut $60M in spending; cut municipal taxes: Opposes topic 11
Assist beneficiaries with earned income tax credit: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Blocking the DREAM Act is crazy; it's how we built America: Strongly Favors topic 12
Against involving city police in immigration matters: Strongly Favors topic 12
Against involving city police in immigration matters: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
China is engaging in unfair trade practices: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No head in the sand; but no global police: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Incentives to train & hire troops returning home: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Campaign PAC money shouldn't speak louder than people: Strongly Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Direct military intervention in Syria only as last resort: Favors topic 17
We're spending billions on a war based on unjust pretenses: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Has never taken a public position on a carbon tax: Neutral on topic 18
Create green economy with lower carbon output: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
The war on drugs has failed; support medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Never attracted to drink and drugs, even as teenager: Favors topic 19
Community courts for minor crimes like drug possession: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Raise taxes because quick fix of cuts wasn't enough: Favors topic 20
One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20

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Retiring in 2014 election:

Retired as of Jan. 2013:
Senate Retirements 2014:

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) vs.LaFrance(L)
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.Swafford(L) 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.Butzier(L) 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.Batson(L) 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) vs.Howie(I)
TN: Alexander(R) vs.Ball(D) vs.Carr(R) vs.Adams(D)
TX: Cornyn(R) vs.Alameel(D) vs.Roland(L) vs.Sanchez(G) 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)
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