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Jeanne Shaheen on SenateMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposed the Blunt Amendment: require birth control coverage: Strongly Favors topic 1
Invest in emerging industries like stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Endorsed Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women: Favors topic 1
Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest: Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Afghan laws violate women's human rights on sex & divorce: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supported the 2007 civil unions law in New Hampshire: 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
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Standards for teachers; kindergarten for kids: Opposes topic 4
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No apologies for helping people get affordable insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
We need a universal health care system to cover everyone: Strongly Favors topic 5
Disclose payments from manufacturers to physicians: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: 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
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Rated 96% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Professional development grants for elementary principals: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(0 points on Social scale)
Eliminate mercury releases by 2003: Opposes topic 8
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
Require labeling genetically engineered food: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Broaden use of the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Require truth in sentencing: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support middle class tax cuts to help working families: Strongly Favors topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
We need to fix our broken immigration system: Strongly Favors topic 12
No automated entry-exit control system; allow free flow: Strongly Favors topic 12
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand opportunities to export to markets around the globe: Favors topic 13
Develop an open North American energy market: Favors topic 13
Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada: Favors topic 13
Maintain sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Rebuild our alliances & restore our moral authority: Strongly Favors topic 14
Reform the UN but pay US dues: Opposes topic 14
Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Tireless advocate for keeping our commitment to veterans: Favors topic 15
Non-proliferation includes disposing of nuclear materials: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
People's Pledge: Let's limit outside PAC contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Address ISIS without fearmongering: Favors topic 17
End the devastating, mismanaged war in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Independence from foreign oil and reverse global warming: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports Land and Community Heritage Investment Program: Favors topic 18
Manage growth & avoid sprawl: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading: Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Favors topic 18
NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Allow medical marijuana; but no recreational marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Foreign assistance helps counter-drug efforts: Favors topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: 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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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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