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Mike Bouchard on SenateMatch

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by right-to-life groups: Opposes topic 1
Voted against partial-birth abortion; 100% pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Co-sponsored legislation to ban human cloning: Opposes topic 1
Endorsed by Right-to-Life PAC in Sheriff campaign: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes MI Civil Rights Initiative to end racial preferences: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Opposes gay marriage: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(10 points on Economic scale)
No government-run universal healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Health Savings Accounts to empower individuals: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Shifting costs to government exacerbates problem: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
Supports privatization of Social Security: Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
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Tough policies when dealing with law breakers: Strongly Favors topic 9
Publicly register convicted sex offenders: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by Responsible Gun Owner groups: Favors topic 10
Endorsed by NRA in Sheriff campaign: Favors topic 10
No assault weapon ban; no gun dealer liability: Strongly Favors topic 10
Concealed carry ok: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Federal tax-and-spend is out of control & costs jobs: Favors topic 11
Prioritize our spending and hold ourselves accountable: Favors topic 11
Growth in government stunts economic growth: Strongly Favors topic 11
Make the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax burden & government spending are too high: Favors topic 11
Reduced Real Estate Transfer Tax by $358M: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Economic scale)
52% of illegal immigrants have criminal backgrounds: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Border security before considering legalization: Opposes topic 12
Prevent convicted felons from obtaining citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Trade agreements should be fair and enforceable: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Associates CAFTA with currency manipulation: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(2 points on Social scale)
Can't give up basic rights to stay safe: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
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Proposes "Skycops", incentives for off-duty officers to fly: Favors topic 15
Ensure unconditional victory in the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(10 points on Economic scale)
We cannot leave a vacuum in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Pre-emptive war ok if we have actual intel: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(10 points on Economic scale)
Conflicted on whether global warming is from human sources: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Kyoto agreement is restrictive & extraordinarily expensive: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports atomic energy & new nuclear plant construction: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Look for energy efficiency & alternative sources: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
Direct connection between terrorism and drug activity: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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MI Gubernatorial:
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MI Senatorial:
Bret McAtee
Carl Levin
Debbie Stabenow
Keith Butler
Leonard Schwartz

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)

Party Platforms:
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2006 Senate Races:
(AZ)Kyl v.Pederson
(CA)Feinstein v.Mountjoy
(CT)Lieberman v.Lamont v.Schlesinger
(DE)Carper v.Ting
(FL)Nelson v.Harris
(HI)Akaka v.Thielen
(IN)Lugar v.Osborn
(MA)Kennedy v.Chase
(MD)Cardin v.Steele v.Zeese
(ME)Snowe v.Bright
(MI)Stabenow v.Bouchard
(MN)Kennedy v.Klobuchar
(MO)Talent v.McCaskill
(MS)Lott v.Fleming v.Bowlin
(MT)Burns v.Tester
(ND)Conrad v.Grotberg
(NE)Nelson v.Ricketts
(NJ)Menendez v.Kean
(NM)Bingaman v.McCulloch
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(RI)Chafee vWhitehouse
(TN)Ford v.Corker
(TX)Hutchison v.Radnofsky
(UT)Hatch v.Ashdown
(VA)Allen v.Webb
(VT)Sanders v.Tarrant
(WA)Cantwell v.McGavick v.Guthrie
(WI)Kohl v.Vogeler v.Redick
(WV)Byrd v.Raese
(WY)Thomas v.Groutage
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