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Steve Daines on SenateMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No exceptions for rape nor incest, but no criminalization: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Defend the rights of the preborn: Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
$110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools: Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the AU, indicating opposition to separation of church & state: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare does not move the country forward: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
AdWatch: Accuses opponent of considering privatization: Opposes topic 6
Rated 10% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand school choice where public schools are poor: Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
Allow importing ivory from controlled sources: Strongly Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Ensure we protect our 2nd Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Exploding debt is generational theft: Opposes topic 11
Problem is not that taxes too low, but spending too high: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Comprehensive reform is the wrong approach; no amnesty: Opposes topic 12
Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Obama stimulus shipped American jobs to China: Opposes topic 13
Worked for 6 years bringing U.S. consumer products to China: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
The best way to ensure Mideast peace is Israeli strength: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
War on American energy is part of war on middle class: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Remove barriers on developing coal, oil, and natural gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports offshore energy production: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Limit federal DEA from interfering with state marijuana laws: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

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Retiring in 2014 election:

Retired as of Jan. 2013:
Senate Retirements 2014:

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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