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Joe Manchin III on SenateMatch


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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Pro-life; pro-NRA; anti-EPA: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors 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)
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
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)
ObamaCare makes healthcare more affordable for everyone: Strongly Favors topic 5
Reform & repair ObamaCare, not repeal: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand Health Lifestyles & Preventive Care programs: Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$14M for senior services, most money ever: Opposes topic 6
Repeal the Unemployment Insurance offset for working seniors: Opposes topic 6
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More accountability & more audits in the education system: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Keep public education infrastructure strong: Strongly Opposes topic 7
$540 million in ongoing school construction: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increased teacher pay: Opposes topic 7
Participate in federal program Race to the Top: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+2 points on Social scale)
EPA regulatory practices unfairly hurt Appalachian coal: Favors topic 8
States depend on federal government for key infrastructure: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
More sexual predator laws; more State police pay: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vetoed restrictions on automatic weapon sales: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Created a low-income family tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce food tax, property tax, and poverty-level income tax: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
WV had $4.8B exports to 136 countries last year: Favors topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
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
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Higher National Guard pay & tuition waivers: Favors topic 15
Tuition assistance and service bonuses for Desert Storm vets: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Covenant to support our troops in Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I fought for coal in past & will fight for coal in future: Strongly Opposes topic 18
2010 ad: Shot a hole in the cap and trade bill: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Named coal West Virginia's official state rock: Opposes topic 18
No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Stand up for our coal miners and their families: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill: Strongly Favors topic 18
Promote polygen--clean diesel from coal plants: Opposes topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Eradicate marijuana plants statewide: Strongly Favors topic 19
$1M more for crackdown on drugs: Favors topic 19
Declare war on meth & dangerous make-shift labs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget: Opposes topic 20
Don't mess with or increase taxes during a time of turmoil: Opposes topic 20
CAREFULLY plan stimulus: in planning mode; not panic mode: Favors topic 20
Cut corporate income tax & business franchise tax: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated 71% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record: Neutral on 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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