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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports Roe v. Wade and abortion rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: Favors topic 1
YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1
NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Democratic Party gives voice to people with no voice: Strongly Favors topic 2
I opened up more billets to Navy women than anyone: Favors topic 2
Doing away with Confederate iconography is secondary issue: Opposes topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Evolution on gay marriage has been good for the country: Favors topic 3
Supports civil unions; opposes constitutional ban: Favors topic 3
Supports donít ask, donít tell rule for military: Opposes topic 3
Opposes constitutional ban of gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare should have been more narrowly focused: Opposes topic 5
Focus on health access, not on corporate profits: Favors topic 5
Donít let drug companies write Rx drug plan: Strongly Favors topic 5
Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: Favors topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Entitlement programs are safety net, not socialism: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes using Social Security taxes for private accounts: Opposes topic 6
NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More pre-K programs; more second-chance high schools: Opposes topic 7
Rebuild our public educational system: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Public education levels the playing field: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+2 points on Social scale)
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
NO on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
I risked political suicide for criminal justice reform: Opposes topic 9
Holistic plan to bring hardened criminals to justice: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Access to guns is a critical self-defense right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
Dangerousness, not mental incompetence, limits gun rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership: Favors topic 10
YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise taxes on capital gains but not on regular pay: Favors topic 11
Our tax policy is creating a permanent underclass: Favors topic 11
Our tax policies make no sense: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: Favors topic 11
NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
No country is a country without defining its borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports DREAM Act: legal status for undocumented children: Favors topic 12
Secure the border first; them deal with other aspects: Opposes topic 12
Tamper-proof ID card; stricter enforcement against employers: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Allow illegal immigrants a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Enforce existing trade laws to create fair trade: Opposes topic 13
GOP free trade dream world costs American jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
I will lead the ANTI out-sourcing of American jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on promoting free trade with Peru: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
Allow travel between the United States and Cuba: Opposes topic 14
YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls: Opposes topic 14
YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports cutting back the army's ground commitments: Opposes topic 15
Quit Reagan administration protesting cuts to Navy budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Increasing number of lobbyists is a problem: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Prepare for unpredictable actions by North Korea: Opposes topic 17
Prefers confidence building gestures to deal with Iran: Opposes topic 17
Arab Spring: stay out if no Americans at risk: Favors topic 17
Iraq invasion empowered Iran & led to sectarian violence: Strongly Favors topic 17
No patriotism question when Eisenhower questioned Korean War: Strongly Favors topic 17
It was a mistake to go to Iraq; said so before Senate vote: Strongly Favors topic 17
America is fighting the wrong war in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Honors troops but questions Bushís strategic errors: Favors topic 17
A cogent critic of the war in Iraq: Favors topic 17
Opposed the War on Iraq on pragmatic grounds: Favors topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Strong supporter of nuclear power & all-of-the-above: Strongly Opposes topic 18
To solve climate change, India and China must participate: Favors topic 18
Energy expansion: Keystone XL and off-coast drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Support alternative sources instead of drilling ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Opposes topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on addressing CO2 emissions without considering India & China: Favors topic 18
YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
YES on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Opposes topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stop locking up people for mere possession: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Everything should be on the table, including legalization: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug courts to deal with drugs as a sickness: Strongly Favors topic 19
Drug abuse is a sickness and we've got to treat the sickness: Opposes topic 19
Add Virginia to High Intensity Drug Trafficking program: Strongly Favors topic 19
Recommend drug policy to deal with growth of incarceration: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Top of economy doing great; but workers not: Strongly Favors topic 20
GOP puts corporate interests first; Dems put workers first: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Bob McDonnell
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Robert Sarvis
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VA Senatorial:
Ed Gillespie
Mark Warner
Robert Sarvis
Tim Kaine

Retiring in 2016 election:
CA:Boxer(D)
FL:Rubio(R)
IN:Coats(R)
MD:Mikulski(D)
NV:Reid(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2015:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)
Senate races Nov. 2016:
AK: Murkowski(R) vs.Begich(D)
AL: Shelby(R) vs.Crumpton(D)
AR: Boozman(R) vs.Eldridge(D) vs.Beebe(D)
AZ: McCain(R) vs.Ward(R) vs.Kirkpatrick(D) vs.Mealer(I)
CA: Sanchez(D) vs.Harris(D) vs.Chavez(R) vs.Del Beccaro(R) vs.Sundheim(R)
CO: Bennet(D) vs.Glenn(R) vs.Neville(R)
CT: Blumenthal(D) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Jolly(R) vs.DeSantis(R) vs.Cantera(R) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Grayson(D) vs.Keith(D)
GA: Isakson(R) vs.Nunn(D) vs.Barrow(D) vs.Grayson(R) vs.Buckley(L)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Hanabusa(D)
IA: Grassley(R) vs.Fiegen(D) vs.Hogg(D) vs.Krause(D) vs.Culver(D)
ID: Crapo(R) vs.LaRocco(D) vs.Minnick(D)
IL: Kirk(R) vs.Harris(D) vs.Zopp(D) vs.Duckworth(D)
IN: Stutzman(R) vs.Hill(D) vs.Holcomb(R) vs.Bosma(R) vs.Young(R)
KS: Moran(R) vs.Orman(I) vs.Sebelius(D)
KY: Paul(R) vs.Conway(D) vs.Chandler(D)
LA: Fleming(R) vs.Boustany(R) vs.Maness(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Cao(D) vs.McAllister(R)
MD: Edwards(D) vs.Van Hollen(D) vs.Szeliga(R) vs.Douglas(R) vs.Steele(R)
MO: Blunt(R) vs.Kander(D)
NC: Burr(R) vs.Rey(D) vs.Ross(D) vs.Wright(R) vs.Hagan(D)
ND: Hoeven(R)
NH: Ayotte(R) vs.Shea-Porter(D)
NV: Cortez-Masto(D) vs.Heck(R) vs.Angle(R) vs.Beers(R)
NY: Schumer(D) vs.King(R) vs.Gibson(R)
OH: Portman(R) vs.Strickland(D) vs.Sittenfeld(D)
OK: Lankford(R) vs.Johnson(D)
OR: Wyden(D) vs.Callahan(R)
PA: Toomey(R) vs.Stern(R) vs.Sestak(D) vs.McGinty(D) vs.Fetterman(D)
SC: Scott(R) vs.Dickerson(D)
SD: Thune(R) vs.Herseth-Sandlin(D)
UT: Lee(R) vs.Swinton(D)
VT: Leahy(D)
WA: Murray(D) vs.Vance(R)
WI: Johnson(R) vs.Feingold(D) vs.Lorge(R)
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