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Ed O`Reilly on Abortion
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  • Alternative sentencing over mandatory sentencing. (May 2007)
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  • De-criminalize first-time possession of marijuana. (May 2007)
Ed O`Reilly on Education
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  • Committed to quality public education. (Nov 2007)
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  • Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy. (May 2007)
  • Renew America with energy conservation & renewable energy. (May 2007)
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  • Preservation of the basic resources for all life essential. (Nov 2007)
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  • Ongoing dialogue with Syria and Iran. (May 2007)
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  • Free trade is a misnomer. (May 2007)
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  • 2000 Bush-Gore decision interfered with states’ rights. (May 2007)
  • We should have government funded elections. (May 2007)
  • Kerry should have used campaign funds to fight Ohio fraud. (May 2007)
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  • 2nd Amendment is about militias, not about individual rights. (May 2007)
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  • First-rate healthcare is a fundamental and basic right. (Nov 2007)
  • More federal funding as a step towards single payer system. (May 2007)
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  • Reduce defense spending, starting with nuclear weapons. (May 2007)
  • Should filibuster against eavesdropping without a warrant. (May 2007)
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  • No border fence; encourage immigration. (May 2007)
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Ed O`Reilly on Principles & Values
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  • Graduated UMass; then firefighter, lobsterman & lawyer. (May 2007)
  • Elected to Gloucester City Council & School Committee. (May 2007)
  • Formally announced at the Democratic State Convention. (May 2007)
  • Will follow Howard Dean in raising many small contributions. (May 2007)
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  • No privatization of Social Security. (May 2007)
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  • Replace US troops with UN in Iraq. (May 2007)
  • Keep focused on international approach to Afghanistan. (May 2007)
  • Kerry was wrong to vote to authorize Iraq war. (May 2007)
  • Begin withdrawing our troops today. (May 2007)
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  • No funding religious groups from federal funds. (May 2007)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports abortion rights & embryonic stem cell research: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action programs needed to combat discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow same-sex couples to marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+5 points on Social scale)
No prayer nor: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes death penalty; but believes in states’ rights: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
Alternative sentencing over mandatory sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
2nd Amendment is about militias, not about individual rights: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
First-rate healthcare is a fundamental and basic right: Strongly Favors topic 5
More federal funding as a step towards single payer system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No privatization of Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Committed to quality public education: Opposes topic 7
No vouchers; and charters pick off the cream off the top: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Renew America with energy conservation & renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+5 points on Social scale)
De-criminalize first-time possession of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No funding religious groups from federal funds: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Close corporate loopholes instead of: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
No border fence; encourage immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Free trade is a misnomer: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reduce defense spending, starting with nuclear weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We should have government funded elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Should filibuster against eavesdropping without a warrant: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Begin withdrawing our troops today: Strongly Favors topic 17

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