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Mike Johanns on SenateMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No new embryonic stem cell lines, but existing research ok: Opposes topic 1
Don’t let judges decide on partial birth abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Partial-birth abortion is a barbaric practice: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Define marriage as between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Nebraska values include traditional marriage: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated 100% by the AU, indicating opposition to separation of church & state: Strongly Favors topic 4
Constitutionally prohibit flag desecration: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Giving all taxpayers federal coverage would cost $480B: Opposes topic 5
Opposes a single-payer government run program: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Use tobacco settlement for biomedical research: Favors topic 5
$6M increase in funding for mental health: Favors topic 5
More federal funding for rural health services: Favors topic 5
Establishment of Office of Health Care Fraud Prevention: Opposes topic 5
Reforms should slow the long-term growth of health costs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Opposes topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Honor our commitment on Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Rated 6% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes “No Child Left Behind”--leave it to states: Opposes topic 7
More teacher bonuses and incentives, locally decided: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+2 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
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty for federal crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Juvenile justice package: more funding; more coordination: 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
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I support the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
As governor I opposed higher taxes; will do same in Senate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
$60M in property tax relief over next two years: Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions: Neutral on topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Keep reduction of capital gains tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Secure the border, provide no amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure our borders; no amnesty; verifiable job enforcement: Strongly 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
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Open up new markets for agricultural & beef exports: Strongly Favors topic 13
Sponsored bill for post-mad-cow access to Japan beef markets: Strongly Favors 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
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Negotiating with rogue nations squanders American prestige: Favors topic 15
Expand missile defense; & pre-emptive military strike policy: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks: Favors topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
No surrender and retreat in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act: Opposes topic 18
Expand domestic oil production; reduce refinery regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol: Neutral on topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship: Neutral on topic 18
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions: Neutral on topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes 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
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
States should make drug policy, not feds: Neutral on topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Growing the economy will balance the budget over time: Opposes topic 20
Rated 29% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record: Neutral on topic 20
NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes 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)
LA: Landrieu(D) vs.Cassidy(R) vs.Maness(R)
MA: Markey(D) vs.Herr(R) vs.Skarin(I) vs.Gomez(R)
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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)
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)
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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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