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John Neely Kennedy on SenateMatch


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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Pro-life, with exceptions: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action is a fair chance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Constitutional definition of marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Allow drug re-importation and bulk purchasing: Favors topic 5
Refundable tax credit for the uninsured: Strongly Favors topic 5
Allow gov’t workers options for Medicare-only tax: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Restore benefits to 800,000 low and middle-income retirees: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Preserve retirement security for state workers: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Pre-K works and early childhood education is important: Opposes topic 7
Supports accountability and a fully-funded NCLB: Favors topic 7
I believe in public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$14B to rebuild America’s coastline: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support death penalty for convicted child rapists: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reinstitute the “Pay As You Go” rule: Favors topic 11
Exempt first $10,000 in tips from income tax: Favors topic 11
Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No amnesty for illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Full disclosure of all earmarks: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support Israel, our only true friend in the Middle East: Favors topic 17
Eliminate foreign aid to any country that supports terrorism: Opposes topic 17
$5M in Israel bonds is a win-win for Israel and Louisiana: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 18
More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Encourage alternative fuels and electricity conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Develop & increase domestic oil & gas production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget: Opposes topic 20

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Retiring in 2016 election:

Retired as of Jan. 2015:
Senate races Nov. 2016:
AK: Murkowski(R) vs.Begich(D)
AL: Shelby(R) vs.Bright(D)
AR: Boozman(R) vs.Beebe(D)
AZ: McCain(R) vs.Ward(R) vs.Kirkpatrick(D) vs.Mealer(I)
CA: Sanchez(D) vs.Harris(D) vs.Chavez(R)
CO: Bennet(D) vs.Glenn(R)
CT: Blumenthal(D) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Jolly(R) vs.DeSantis(R) vs.Cantera(R) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Grayson(D) vs.Keith(D)
GA: Isakson(R) vs.Nunn(D) vs.Barrow(D) vs.Grayson(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Hanabusa(D)
IA: Grassley(R) vs.Clovis(D)
ID: Crapo(R) vs.Labrador(R)
IL: Kirk(R)
IN: Stutzman(R) vs.Hill(D) vs.Holcomb(R) vs.Bosma(R) vs.Young(R)
KS: Moran(R) vs.Orman(I) vs.Sebelius(D)
KY: Paul(R) vs.Conway(D) vs.Chandler(D)
LA: Fleming(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Landry(D) vs.McAllister(R) vs.Maness(R)
MD: Edwards(D) vs.Van Hollen(D) vs.Ehrlich(R) vs.Steele(R)
MO: Blunt(R) vs.Kander(D)
NC: Burr(R) vs.Hagan(D) vs.McIntyre(D) vs.Miller(D) vs.Shuler(D)
ND: Hoeven(R)
NH: Ayotte(R) vs.Shea-Porter(D)
NV: Cortez-Masto(D) vs.Heck(R) vs.Beers(R)
NY: Schumer(D) vs.King(R) vs.Gibson(R)
OH: Portman(R) vs.Strickland(D) vs.Sittenfeld(D)
OK: Lankford(R) vs.Johnson(D)
OR: Wyden(D)
PA: Toomey(R) vs.Stern(R) vs.Sestak(D) vs.McGinty(D)
SC: Scott(R)
SD: Thune(R) vs.Herseth-Sandlin(D)
UT: Lee(R) vs.Matheson(D)
VT: Leahy(D)
WA: Murray(D) vs.Reichert(R)
WI: Johnson(R) vs.Feingold(D)
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