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Randall Batson on SenateMatch



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support abortion as a woman's right: Favors topic 1
Focus on alternatives such as adoption & foster children: Opposes topic 1
No state funding for embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
State use of affirmative action ok, but not private: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Indifferent to same-sex marriage: Neutral on topic 3
Civil unions ok; let churches decide on same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports keeping God in the public sphere: Strongly Favors topic 4
Abstinence education ok, but not abstinence-only: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly opposes expanding ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Quit preventing the Free Market to fix itself: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports privatizing Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports parents choosing schools via vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Indifferent to whether there's a 'right' against pollution: Neutral on topic 8
No state funding for open space preservation: Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes stricter punishment to reduce crime: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Eliminate mandatory minimums; balance with rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports an absolute right to gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Possess & trade firearms as owners wish: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly opposes higher taxes on the wealthy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax with FairTax national sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship: Favors topic 12
Benefits of citizenship only if arrived by legal means: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports expanding free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports maintaining U.S. sovereignty from the U.N.: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes expanding the armed forces: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Bring our troops home; close bases overseas: Opposes topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Indifferent to stricter enforcement of the right to vote: Neutral on topic 16
No term limits; no campaign contribution limits: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly supports staying out of Iran: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly opposes prioritizing green energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Don't fund alternative energy; don't fund oil & gas either: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly supports legalizing marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalization yields better results than current turf wars: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Market-led recovery instead of federal stimulus: Strongly Opposes topic 20
No rainy day fund; reduce all spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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Retiring in 2016 election:

Retired as of Jan. 2015:
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AL: Strange(R) ; no opponent yet
AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R)
CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(D) vs. Sanchez?(D) vs. Garcetti?(D)
CT: Murphy(D) ; no opponent yet
DE: Carper(D) vs. Biden?(D) vs. Markell?(D)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. DeSantis(R) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Lopez-Cantera(R)
HI: Hirono(D) ; no opponent yet
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(R)
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ME: King(I) vs. LePage?(R)
MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R)
MN: Klobuchar(D) vs. Paulsen?(R)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs. Kinder?(R)
MS: Wicker(R) vs. McDaniel?(R)
MT: Tester(D) vs. Racicot?(R)

ND: Heitkamp(D) vs. Becker?(R)
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NM: Heinrich(D) vs. Sanchez(R)
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VT: Sanders(I) vs. Giordano(D)
VA: Kaine(D) vs. Cuccinelli?(R) vs. Fiorina?(R)
WA: Cantwell(D) ; no opponent yet
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R) vs. Goodwin?(R)
WI: Baldwin(D) vs. Grothman?(R) vs. Gallagher?(R)
WY: Barrasso(R) ; no opponent yet
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