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Tom Cotton on SenateMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Re-establish a culture of life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Oppose stem-cell research and human cloning: Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support DOMA and traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
AdWatch: I believe in God; and only God has all the answers: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fight against unconstitutional laws like ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppo AdWatch: supports Privatizing social security: Favors topic 6
Rated 10% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Choice, competition, and freedom for our public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
End federal monopoly on student-lending business: Strongly Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns: No opin. on topic 8
Limit EPA oversight to allow mining over fishing: Strongly Favors topic 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Domestic violence victim funding pushes ideological agenda: Opposes topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
Rated 54% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend our Second 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)
Support pro-growth policies with simple & low tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No so-called "earned path to citizenship": Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank: Opposes 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
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
Move US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; recognize as cap: Favors topic 14
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Well-funded military with world's most advanced weapons: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes reducing defense spending: Favors 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)
Jihadists attack us for who we are: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq War was just and noble: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraq and Afghanistan wars were just and necessary: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports combat operations in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
More oil & gas exploration & production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Supports offshore energy production: Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Feds shouldn't spend, borrow & inflate its way to bankruptcy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

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