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Susan Bysiewicz on SenateMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Required "Plan B" contraception at Catholic hospitals: Favors topic 1
Always protect a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Require companies to pay women equally for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Same-sex couples deserve same rights as straight marrieds: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
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No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
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No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
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No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Many are just one bad medical test away from losing all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Quality, affordable health care for every American: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fight to keep Social Security program intact and strong: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Improve our public schools as long-term job strategy: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Security transactional tax to invest in green technology: Strongly Favors topic 18
Build clean-energy industries and jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Never smoked marijuana: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End preferential tax treatment for hedge fund gains: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal Bush tax cuts and end corporate welfare: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
End corporate welfare & Bush tax cuts for wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 12
Accountability pledge: ensure path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Renegotiate NAFTA; it cost 1 million manufacturing jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Free trade must be fair trade with good labor regs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Close bases overseas and bring troops home: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Maintain veterans' care; maintain New London sub base: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Open primaries & public financing for state elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
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Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
Remove all troops from Iraq as soon as safely possible: Favors topic 17

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AZ:Flake(R) vs.Hackbarth(R) vs.Carmona(D) vs.Ruben(D) vs.Bivens(D)
CA:Feinstein(D) vs.Emken(R) vs.Taitz(R)
CT:Bysiewicz(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Shays(R) vs.McMahon(R)
DE:Carper(D) vs.O`Donnell(R)
FL:Nelson(D) vs.LeMieux(R) vs.Mack(R)
HI:Hirono(D) vs.Case(D) vs.Lingle(R)
IN:Lugar(R) vs.Mourdock(R) vs.Donnelly(D)
MA:Brown(R) vs.E.Warren(D)
MD:Cardin(D) vs.Bongino(R)
ME:D`Amboise(R) vs.King(I) vs.Dunlap(D) vs.Summers(R)
MI:Stabenow(D) vs.Hekman(R) vs.Konetchy(R) vs.Hoekstra(R) vs.Boman(L)
MN:Klobuchar(D) vs.Arwood(R) vs.Hernandez(R) vs.Severson(R)
MO:McCaskill(D) vs.Akin(R) vs.Steelman(R)
MS:Wicker(R) vs.Gore(D)
MT:Tester(D) vs.Rehberg(R)
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NM:Balderas(D) vs.Wilson(R) vs.Heinrich(D) vs.Sanchez(R)
NV:Heller(R) vs.Berkley(D)
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VA:Kaine(D) vs.Allen(R) vs.Radtke(R)
WA:Cantwell(D) vs.Baumgartner(R)
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WV:Manchin(D) vs.Raese(R)
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Page last updated: May 25, 2012