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Jean Carnahan on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Opposes partial-birth abortion, but agreed with veto on ban. (Nov 2000)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
Jean Carnahan on Budget & Economy
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    No stance on record.
Jean Carnahan on Civil Rights
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  • Advocated for Equal Rights Amendment. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
Jean Carnahan on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
Jean Carnahan on Crime
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  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Jean Carnahan on Drugs
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    No stance on record.
Jean Carnahan on Education
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  • Voted YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
Jean Carnahan on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
Jean Carnahan on Environment
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  • Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat. (Jun 2001)
Jean Carnahan on Families & Children
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  • Long history as Missouriís First Lady on family issues. (Jan 2001)
  • Workplace child-care & more commitment to families. (Nov 2000)
Jean Carnahan on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
Jean Carnahan on Free Trade
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  • Voted NO on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
Jean Carnahan on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions and corporations. (Apr 2001)
Jean Carnahan on Gun Control
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  • Advocated for gun control with sportsmenís rights. (Nov 2000)
Jean Carnahan on Health Care
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  • Medicare Rx plan;more breast cancer research. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Patient Bill of Rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on allowing importation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
Jean Carnahan on Homeland Security
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  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002)
Jean Carnahan on Immigration
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    No stance on record.
Jean Carnahan on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
Jean Carnahan on Principles & Values
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  • A centrist seeking commonsense solutions. (Jan 2001)
  • Set sail instead of choosing a safe harbor. (Jan 2001)
  • Agreed on most issues with Mel Carnahan. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Senate New Democrat Coalition. (Jan 2001)
Jean Carnahan on Social Security
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  • Save Social Security & strengthen Medicare. (Nov 2000)
Jean Carnahan on Tax Reform
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  • Targeted tax cuts to working families. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
Jean Carnahan on Technology
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    No stance on record.
Jean Carnahan on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
Jean Carnahan on Welfare & Poverty
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    No stance on record.


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Opposes partial-birth abortion, but agreed with veto on ban: Neutral on topic 1
Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Advocated for Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Medicare Rx plan;more breast cancer research: Favors topic 5
Supports Patient Bill of Rights: Favors topic 5
Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage: Favors topic 5
NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Save Social Security & strengthen Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(2 points on Social scale)
YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors: Opposes topic 7
YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(2 points on Social scale)
Advocated for gun control with sportsmenís rights: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Targeted tax cuts to working families: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Opposes topic 11
YES on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
YES on removing common goods from national security export rules: Favors topic 13
NO on extending free trade to Andean nations: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(7 points on Social scale)
YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam: Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(0 points on Economic scale)
YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(10 points on Economic scale)
YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior: Opposes topic 18
YES on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Jean Carnahan is a Moderate Liberal.
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