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Sharon Hansen on SenateMatch


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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception, but listen to constituents: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Personally opposes abortion, but decision up to each woman: Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No minimum wage; & no set pay based on gender: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Don't force hiring based on sex and race: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Government shouldn't redefine marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Homosexuals living as married is none of my business: Strongly Favors topic 3
Any couple can marry in the eyes of God; forget licenses: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Judeo-Christian values established our government framework: Strongly Favors topic 4
If "God" in public places offends you, go elsewhere: Strongly Favors topic 4
God was given great importance by our founding fathers: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is a miserable failure: Strongly Opposes topic 5
I'd rather die than sign up for ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Privatize because government will raid the Trust Fund: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers for school choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
God gave man dominion over the animals: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
I don't know that stricter punishment reduces crime: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Eliminate the police state we now live in: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes more gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
I am 100% pro second amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Gun violence increases proportionate to level of gun control: Strongly Favors topic 10
Don't bow down to money instead of our rights: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lower corporate tax rates prevent companies going overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 11
We are paying way too much in taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Our tax percentage only climbs; it never goes in reverse: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Get rid of the Federal Reserve and the IRS: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Illegal aliens are foreign invaders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I absolutely support free trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Maintain US sovereignty from UN: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Superior nuclear arsenal is unnecessary: Opposes topic 15
Non-veteran president should yield commander-in-chief role: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
Photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Stricter limits on political campaign funds: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Stay out of Iran unless Iran attacks us directly: Strongly Favors topic 17
Wars benefit the wealthy: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No foreign aid to Iran to prevent developing nukes: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No subsidies for wind and solar: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Green energy is ok, as long as it's not subsidized: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marijuana should be legalized like alcohol: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Bailouts and stimulus slowed Great Recession recovery: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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Retiring in 2014 election:

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Senate races Nov. 2014:
AK: Begich(D) vs.Miller(R) vs.Treadwell(R) vs.Sullivan(R)
AL: Sessions(R,unopposed)
AR: Pryor(D) vs.Cotton(R) vs.Swaney(G) vs.LaFrance(L)
CO: Udall(D) vs.Gardner(R) vs.Baumgardner(R) vs.Buck(R) vs.Hill(R) vs.Stephens(R)
DE: Coons(D) vs.Wade(R)
GA: Nunn(D) vs.Perdue(R) vs.Swafford(L) vs.Kingston(R) vs.Gingrey(R) vs.Handel(R) vs.Broun(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Hanabusa(D) vs.Cavasso(R) vs.Pirkowski(R)
IA: Braley(D) vs.Ernst(R) vs.Butzier(L) vs.Whitaker(R) vs.Clovis(R)
ID: Risch(R) vs.Mitchell(D)
IL: Durbin(D) vs.Oberweis(R) vs.Hansen(L) vs.Truax(R)
KS: Roberts(R) vs.Orman(I) vs.Batson(L) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Taylor(D)
KY: McConnell(R) vs.Bevin(R) vs.Grimes(D)
LA: Landrieu(D) vs.Cassidy(R) vs.Maness(R)
MA: Markey(D) vs.Herr(R) vs.Skarin(I) vs.Gomez(R)
ME: Collins(R) vs.D`Amboise(R) vs.Bellows(D)
MI: Land(R) vs.Peters(D) vs.Wiedenhoeft(R)
MN: Franken(D) vs.McFadden(R) vs.Johnson(L) vs.Abeler(R)
MS: Cochran(R) vs.Childers(D) vs.McDaniel(R)
MT: Walsh(D) vs.Daines(R) vs.Curtis(D) vs.Rankin(I) vs.Edmunds(R) vs.Bohlinger(D)
NC: Hagan(D) vs.Tillis(R) vs.Haugh(L)
NE: Sasse(R) vs.Domina(D) vs.Haugh(L) vs.Osborn(R)
NH: Shaheen(D) vs.Brown(R) vs.Smith(R) vs.Rubens(R) vs.Testerman(R) vs.Martin(R)
NJ: Booker(D) vs.Bell(R) vs.Sabrin(R)
NM: Udall(D) vs.Weh(R) vs.Clements(R)
OK-2: Lankford(R) vs.Johnson(D) vs.Shannon(R)
OK-6: Inhofe(R) vs.Silverstein(D)
OR: Merkley(D) vs.Wehby(R) vs.Conger(R)
RI: Reed(D) vs.Zaccaria(R)
SC-2: Scott(R) vs.Dickerson(D) vs.Wade(D)
SC-6: Graham(R) vs.Hutto(D) vs.Ravenel(I) vs.Stamper(D) vs.Mace(R) vs.Bright(R)
SD: Rounds(R) vs.Weiland(D) vs.Pressler(I) vs.Howie(I)
TN: Alexander(R) vs.Ball(D) vs.Carr(R) vs.Adams(D)
TX: Cornyn(R) vs.Alameel(D) vs.Roland(L) vs.Sanchez(G) vs.Stockman(R)
VA: Warner(D) vs.Gillespie(R) vs.Sarvis(L)
WV: Capito(R) vs.Tennant(D) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Lawhorn(I) vs.Raese(R) vs.McGeehan(R)
WY: Enzi(R) vs.Cheney(R) vs.Hardy(D)
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