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Darrel Hunter on SenateMatch


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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(2 points on Social scale)
Recognize fetus, like under other laws: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Support expanded stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
Videotape to avoid racial oppression but be blind to race: Opposes topic 2
End race based college admissions: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
For civil unions but against gay marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports government policies for high-cost medical care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports more Rx coverage plus right to sue: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Congress broke contract by increasing retirement age to 67: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty for federal crimes: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Concealed carry ok; suing gun manufacturers not ok: Strongly Favors topic 10
Report private gun sales but otherwise no registration: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Repeal the estate tax and dividends tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Economic scale)
Decrease the number of legal & illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Mexicans should improve Mexico so Mexicans don't immigrate: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Withdraw from WTO and GATT: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
More troops in Iraq until stabilized: Strongly Favors topic 15
Use military against North Korean nuclear weapons program: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(10 points on Economic scale)
Decrease international aid: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Allow foreign aid donations on individual tax returns: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(10 points on Economic scale)
Open Alaskan ANWR for oil exploration: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Too many crimes related to drug use: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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2006 Senate retirements:
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Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
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