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Mike McGavick on SenateMatch


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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(2 points on Social scale)
No partial-birth; no taxpayer funding; yes parental consent: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No constitutional ban; but numerous other restrictions: Favors topic 1
Parental notification yes; partial birth abortion no: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports affirmative action in government contracting: Strongly Favors topic 2
As Safeco CEO, launched wide-scale diversity strategy: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports constitutional amendment defining marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Civil unions ok; redefining marriage not ok: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(10 points on Economic scale)
Lawsuits drive up healthcare costs and reduce access: Opposes topic 5
Harness competition to make system simpler & cheaper: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Health Savings Accounts give stewardship to families: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(7 points on Economic scale)
Personal accounts for younger workers, but not privatized: Favors topic 6
No phase out of Soc.Sec.system; voluntary accounts ok: Favors topic 6
Allow voluntary opt-out of Social Security: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Private initiatives are best education investment: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Prosecute minors as adults for violent crime: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Allow concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Tax increases are counterproductive: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(2 points on Economic scale)
Establish English as the official national language: Opposes topic 12
Stop inflow of illegal immigrants-whatever it: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Guest worker program for industry and students: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
Supports NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(10 points on Social scale)
Military tribunals & other tools ok for terror: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Patriot Act is no longer an issue: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
Pre-emptive military strikes ok for national security: Strongly Favors topic 15
We must stand tall for liberty here and abroad: 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)
No timetable and no retreat in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(7 points on Economic scale)
Drill ANWR but also explore coal, nuclear, & biofuel: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Keep existing dams to maintain clean hydro power: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
Drug screening & drug testing for welfare recipients: Strongly Favors topic 19
Stop inflow of illegal drugs-whatever it takes: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Direct federal poverty aid through religious: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Sen.John Edwards
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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)

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