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John Hoeven on SenateMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortions only for incest, rape, or maternal life: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: 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)
No civil unions; restrict marriages to one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Moment of silence, or prayer, ok in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the AU, indicating opposition to separation of church & state: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reform is a $500 billion tax increase and cut in Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Govít ensures basic health care only for elderly & needy: Strongly Opposes topic 5
More federal funding for rural health services: Favors topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 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 7% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$3,500 salary increase for teachers: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-3 points on Social scale)
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
State primacy over water quantity & quality issues: Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
More prisons; less parole: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Zero tolerance for violence against government employees: Neutral on topic 9
Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
2003: overhauled corporate tax from 10.5% to 7%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Pushed property tax relief and economic development: Favors topic 11
Investment tax credit; end state sales tax on farm parts: Opposes topic 11
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions: Neutral on topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
State & locals cops should enforce federal immigration laws: Opposes 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)
Signed trade deal with Taiwan to export 1.7M tons of wheat: Favors topic 13
Cultivate markets overseas for North Dakota products: Strongly Favors topic 13
Declined state commitment to CAFTA: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+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
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+2 points on Social scale)
No term limits for North Dakota legislators: Opposes topic 16
Limit campaign contributions, but no spending limits: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Empower commanders to decide when we're done in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More alternative fuel & more traditional fuel too: Opposes topic 18
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship: Neutral on topic 18
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions: Neutral on topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
$4M to address meth and narcotics with more prisons: Strongly Favors topic 19
States should make drug policy, not feds: Neutral on topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$700B stimulus created only temporary jobs; invest in roads: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rated 29% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record: Neutral on topic 20

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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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