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David Jolly on SenateMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public funding for abortion services: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports sexual preference as a protected minority status: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Liberty is granted from our Creator to the individual: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare drives up premiums & should be repealed now: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
FactCheck: Discuss private accounts & other options too: Favors topic 6
Rated 33% by the ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues: Neutral on topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
We need comprehensive Natural Disaster Insurance: Favors topic 8
Limit EPA oversight to allow mining over fishing: Strongly Favors topic 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored death penalty for killing police officers: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 78% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports constitutional right to keep and bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Max Tax Act: Limit all taxes to 50% of taxpayer's income: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing income tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Opposes eliminating the death tax: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure our borders before any comprehensive reform: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Stop pattern of negotiating away American leverage: Strongly Favors topic 14
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
Supports standing with the nation of israel: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
We must preserve our military strength: Strongly Favors topic 15
Local jobs rely on military 'national security triangle': Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
OpEd AdWatch: Worked for lobbyists associated with Pakistan: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Cancel Obama's Iran agreement and keep sanctions: Opposes topic 17
Help create stability in regions where there is none: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I support offshore drilling, but not off Florida's coasts: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Prohibit accounting for "social cost" of carbon emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Balance the budget: morally bound and for national security: Strongly Opposes topic 20
We've doubled our national debt in the last 8 years: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Supports constitutional amendment for balanced budget: Favors topic 20

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