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Mark Kennedy on SenateMatch

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
Protect the most vulnerable among us: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Opposes topic 1
YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes: Opposes topic 1
YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime: Opposes topic 1
YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(10 points on Economic scale)
NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration: Favors topic 4
YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(10 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs: Opposes topic 5
YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients: Opposes topic 5
YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: Strongly Favors topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
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Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Tax relief promotes job growth: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax relief was a reward for those who create jobs: Strongly Favors topic 11
Make the positive effects of tax cuts permanent: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated 63% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11
YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: Favors topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Favors topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"): Favors topic 11
YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(7 points on Economic scale)
Good fences make good neighbors: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Favors topic 12
NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire : Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues: Neutral on topic 13
YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Favors topic 13
YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business: Opposes topic 13
YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(10 points on Social scale)
Patriot Act allowed 5 years without terrorist attack: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(7 points on Economic scale)
YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties: Favors topic 16
NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions: Opposes topic 16
YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(10 points on Economic scale)
Must focus on victory in Iraq, not on retreat: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Listen to military in Iraq, not politicians in Washington: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Reject "more-of-the-same" in Iraq; favor "adapt-to-win": Opposes topic 17
YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: Opposes topic 17
YES on authorizing military force in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(7 points on Economic scale)
Opposes drilling ANWR despite voting for it: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 25% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 20

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2006 Senate retirements:
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