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Deb Fischer on SenateMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Exception for life of mother but not incest nor rape: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Support a culture of life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Look at the record: Opposes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortion only for rape & incest; no public funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action in public employment nor contracting: Strongly Opposes topic 2
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)
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports a DOMA amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Endorse voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace ObamaCare with free market reforms & competition: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Replace ObamaCare with free market reforms & competition: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare; reform tort system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare health overhaul: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Look at means testing & higher retirement age: Opposes topic 6
Rated 10% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty by lethal injection: Strongly Favors topic 9
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Advocate for gun owners and our 2nd Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Support stand-your-ground self-defense laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow citizens to carry concealed guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
More troops on our southern border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes illegal alien college benefits: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Give our military the tools they need to keep America safe: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Against earmarks and would oppose them: Favors topic 16
No campaign contributions from industry tied to your office: Favors topic 16
Limit PAC & corporate campaign donations, but not individual: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
We must fight and win the war on terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Renewable energy like ethanol, plus responsible oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Support alternative fuel AND coal, natural gas, and oil: Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Balanced budget amendment forces tough decisions on cuts: Opposes topic 20
Strongly support a federal balanced budget amendment: Opposes topic 20
Voted for the largest tax relief package in Nebraska history: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: 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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