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Jean Hay Bright on SenateMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Right to decide is a constitutional & human right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortion is a woman's right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Require companies to hire more women & minorities: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Marriage Protection Amendment is indefensible: Strongly Favors topic 3
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(10 points on Social scale)
Opposes permitting school-sponsored prayer: Opposes topic 4
Flag desecration expresses gripes in a Constitutional way: Opposes topic 4
Keep God and flag out of Pledge of Allegiance: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
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National health care system is long overdue: Strongly Favors topic 5
More federal funding for health coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
"Promote the General Welfare" is our founding principle: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
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Opposes school vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Strongly Opposes the Death Penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Strongly Opposes Three Strikes sentencing laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
Neutral on absolute right to gun ownership: Neutral on topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
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Opposes decreasing overall taxation of the wealthy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repealing estate tax shifts burden to working class: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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Clamp down on undocumented workers via employers: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on encouraging immigration: Neutral on topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Strongly Opposes expanding free trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
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Special Prosecutor should investigate Bush FISA violations: Favors topic 14
Patriot Act revisions are "truly frightening": Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
Opposes more spending on armed forces: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Generous allotment of campaign TV time, publicly-funded: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
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Get out of Iraq as quickly as possible by involving UN: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors seeking UN approval for military action: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
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Favors reducing use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Opposes enforce drug laws based on morality: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(7 points on Social scale)
Opposes church-provided welfare services: Opposes topic 20

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ME Senatorial:
Eric Mehnert
Olympia Snowe
Susan Collins

2004 Presidential:
Pres.George W. Bush
V.P.Dick Cheney
Sen.John Kerry
Sen.John Edwards
Ralph Nader

2008 possibilities:
Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John McCain
V.P.Al Gore

2006 Senate retirements:
Jon Corzine(D,NJ)
Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)

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