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Thomas Ravenel on SenateMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Hired abortion activist as campaign Communications Director: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Stay out of marriage, but if not, treat gays equally: Strongly Favors topic 3
Government should stay out of our bedrooms &our boardrooms: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Values taught by church, not enforced by mandate: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We can't afford any more socialized medicine: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Against ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
Tort reform will reduce medical liability: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opt out of Medicare without forfeiting Social Security: Favors topic 6
Voluntary personal accounts for younger workers: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Charter schools' success prove point of local empowerment: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment is the only gun law needed: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut wage taxes, death taxes, & corporate taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
New Deal & Great Society are examples of federal overreach: Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts lead to growing economy with higher revenues: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Finding bad guys among 11M illegals is needles in a haystack: Opposes topic 12
No welfare benefits for illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Robust worker visa program, plus anything else reasonable: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Crony capitalism is not true free market capitalism: Opposes topic 13
Tariffs & other protectionist policies cost Americans jobs: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Republicans are pro-invading this or that country: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
No more blood & treasure on 'nation-building' in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 15
I want a military that defends America, not Germany or Japan: Strongly Opposes topic 15
We absolutely must have the world's strongest military: Favors topic 15
We need bold leadership combating terrorists & terror states: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Intervention in Iraq based on same nonsense as in past: Strongly Favors topic 17
U.S. military is over-involved overseas: Favors topic 17
Opposed to foreign interventions: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't divert resources for folly of global warming: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Mexican border problems come from failed War on Drugs: Opposes topic 19
End the war on drugs; it's federal overreach & unsuccessful: Opposes topic 19
In favor of ending the war on drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Government over-reacted to Great Recession: enough is enough: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Federal spending is headed for a doomsday scenario: Opposes topic 20

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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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