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Robert Lorge on SenateMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
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I am the strongest Pro-Life Candidate in America: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Stem cell research is Frankenstein science: Strongly Opposes topic 1
100% pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
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Support minority hiring, with incentives not quotas: Favors topic 2
Ban affirmative action but enforce discrimination laws: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
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One-man-one-woman definition of marriage: Opposes topic 3
Don't add sexual orientation to the definition of hate crime: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Same sex marriage undermines Healthcare Insurance delivery: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
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Teach family values in public schools: Favors topic 4
Supports school prayer but opposes Thought Police: Strongly Favors topic 4
Let Boy Scouts regulate their own hiring: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
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Supports healthcare tax credits, not Socialized Medicine: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports private insurance premium tax credits: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Invest a limited percentage in private investments: Favors topic 6
Invest Social Security in municipal bonds, not federal ones: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
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Supports school vouchers in poor performing schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports education tax credits: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
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Strongly opposes the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes death penalty because 100% pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
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Three Strikes sentencing laws have been abused: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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2nd Amendment protects against Tyranny: Strongly Favors topic 10
100% pro-Second Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
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Tax system is broken; throw it out and start over: Strongly Favors topic 11
We are taxed too much by Washington: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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Illegal immigrants should stand in line like everyone else: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Military enforcement of the borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Require guest workers to have return plane tickets: Opposes topic 12
Limit welfare for immigrants; oppose world welfare: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Trading with our enemies approaches treason: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Free trade is slave trade; supports exports not imports: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Trade agreements ok with Oman, Singapore, & Chile: Favors topic 13
Impose trade sanctions on Japan until markets open: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Lower each industry's taxes to match competing country: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
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Patriot Act needs sunset before future presidents: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Reauthorize the PATRIOT Act with sunset clauses: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
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I am a Military HAWK; my opponent is a peacenik: Strongly Favors topic 15
Ports are our weakest link: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Limit campaign donations to $100 per person: Strongly Favors topic 16
Limit PACs to $100 and abolish 527 organizations: Strongly Favors topic 16
The Pro-Incumbent system is broken: Strongly Favors topic 16
$100 per person or PAC per entire campaign: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
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No UN troops in Iraq, and US troops under UN: Opposes topic 17
I support peace through strength, not cut-and-run: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
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Supplement coal & oil with solar & nuclear & others: Strongly Favors topic 18
I support liquid fuel including oil, Ethanol, and Bio-Diesel: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Approve Yucca Mt. nuclear waste repository: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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Drug abuse undermines family, society, and culture: Strongly Favors topic 19
Combat drug abuse since it destroys families and communities: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
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Cut welfare bureaucracy in half; it undermines families: Strongly Favors topic 20

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