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Josh Mandel on SenateMatch

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Signed pledge to oppose abortion on demand without exception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I believe in protecting life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Endorsed by Ohio Right to Life PAC: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Umbilical blood is ethical source of stem cells: Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supported same-sex partner rights in college; now opposes: Opposes topic 3
Don't add sexual orientation to anti-discrimination bills: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports a DOMA amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted YES on lethal force against home intruders: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Homeowner self-defense may include use of force: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
In order to save Medicare, we must change it: Opposes topic 5
Fully repeal ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is unconstitutional and economically damaging: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports market-based health insurance: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise retirement age, but not for Baby Boomers or older: Favors topic 6
Transition younger workers into personal savings system: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow parents to choose their children's schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Expand school choice to public, charter, & private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports school vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Use responsibly the natural resources we're blessed to have: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Secure and reliable market-based energy supply: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Aggressive and responsible exploration of Ohio's Utica shale: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I'm proud to pledge for lower taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Businesses hurt by complicated taxes & aggressive regulation: Opposes topic 11
Stop spending; ban bailouts: Opposes topic 11
Balanced budget without raising taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
Real border enforcement without amnesty: Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Criticizes opponent for helping move jobs to China: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
First in Marine Corps class; two tours in Iraq: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tougher penalties for politicians breaking ethics laws: Favors topic 16
Does not accept gifts in public office: Favors topic 16
Public officials should disclose more than is required: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-3 points on Social scale)
American intelligence must be ahead of the game: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
Iran is a threat to all democracies: Opposes topic 17
Leave Iraq & Afghanistan strategically, without date certain: Opposes topic 17

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Josh Mandel on the issues:
OH Gubernatorial:
John Kasich
OH Senatorial:
Rob Portman
Sherrod Brown

Retiring as of Jan. 2013:
AZ:Kyl(R)
CT:Lieberman(D)
HI:Akaka(D)
ME:Snowe(R)
ND:Conrad(D)
NE:Nelson(D)
NM:Bingaman(D)
TX:Hutchison(R)
VA:Webb(D)
WI:Kohl(D)


Senate elections Nov. 2012:
AZ:Flake(R) vs.Carmona(D)
CA:Feinstein(D) vs.Emken(R) vs.Lightfoot(L)
CT:McMahon(R) vs.Murphy(D)
DE:Carper(D) vs.Wade(R) vs.Pires(I)
FL:Nelson(D) vs.Mack(R)
HI:Hirono(D) vs.Lingle(R) vs.Case(D) vs.Pirkowski(R)
IN:Lugar(R) vs.Mourdock(R) vs.Donnelly(D)
MA:Brown(R) vs.Warren(D)
MD:Cardin(D) vs.Bongino(R) vs.Sobhani(I)
ME:King(I) vs.Dill(D) vs.Summers(R)
MI:Stabenow(D) vs.Hoekstra(R) vs.Boman(L)
MN:Klobuchar(D) vs.Bills(R)
MO:McCaskill(D) vs.Akin(R)
MS:Wicker(R) vs.Gore(D)
MT:Tester(D) vs.Rehberg(R)

ND:Heitkamp(D) vs.Berg(R)
NE:Kerrey(D) vs.Fischer(R)
NJ:Menendez(D) vs.Kyrillos(R) vs.Diakos(I)
NM:Heinrich(D) vs.Wilson(R)
NV:Heller(R) vs.Berkley(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D) vs.Long(R) vs.Noren(I) vs.Clark(G)
OH:Brown(D) vs.Mandel(R)
PA:Casey(D) vs.Smith(R)
RI:Whitehouse(D) vs.Hinckley(R)
TN:Corker(R) vs.Clayton(D)
TX:Cruz(R) vs.Sadler(D) vs.Roland(L) vs.Dewhurst(R)
UT:Hatch(R) vs.Howell(D)
VA:Kaine(D) vs.Allen(R)
VT:Sanders(I) vs.MacGovern(R)
WA:Cantwell(D) vs.Baumgartner(R)
WI:Thompson(R) vs.Baldwin(D)
WV:Manchin(D) vs.Raese(R)
WY:Barrasso(R) vs.Chesnut(D)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Campaign Finance
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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Page last updated: Nov 19, 2012