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Michael Baumgartner on SenateMatch


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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No unfettered teen access to emergency contraceptive Plan B: Opposes topic 1
Let Catholic Church provide health care according to values: Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification for abortions: Strongly 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)
Opposes gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining traditional marriage: Opposes topic 3
Supports banning military gay marriage: 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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No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace Obamacare with more competition and flexibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports market-based health insurance: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Do not betray the promises made to our grandparents: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Invest in public schools and colleges: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Climate change is happening but unclear if manmade: Opposes topic 18
Use America's abundant and diverse energy supplies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Advised counternarcotics team in Afghanistan: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Let business create jobs without government red tape: Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes DREAM Act; reform guest worker criteria: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes illegal alien college benefits: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
One-cent gas tax to pay for veterans' services: Favors topic 15
Military spending is too high and going to war is too easy: Strongly Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
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Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
Leave Afghanistan now & use funds domestically: Strongly Favors topic 17
Served as lead strategic-policy coordinator in Baghdad: Opposes topic 17
We're wasting resources on democracy-building in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
It is time to end the wars: Strongly Favors topic 17

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Page last updated: Nov 19, 2012