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Ned Lamont on SenateMatch

 



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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Absolute support for women's right to reproductive freedom: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes Alito nomination because Alito is so anti-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
I am a strong supporter of affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Limiting marriage blurs the line between church & state: Favors topic 3
On gay marriage: butt out and leave people alone: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(7 points on Social scale)
Teaching creationism blurs the line between church & state: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
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Health care is a fundamental right of every American: Strongly Favors topic 5
Why hasn't Lieberman ever signed onto universal healthcare?: Favors topic 5
Business-required, federally-subsidized insurance pool: Strongly Favors topic 5
Move towards making affordable, universal coverage a right: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Soc. Sec. is an insurance policy, not an investment plan: Strongly Opposes topic 6
No common ground with Bush on privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Oppose diverting social security taxes into private accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
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Vouchers are not the answer; more support is: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increase funding for a 21st century education system: Opposes topic 7
Vouchers distract from strong community public school system: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
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Estate tax essential to progressive taxation system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Push back against the ill-advised tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(10 points on Economic scale)
Focus on employers hiring, not on building fences: Favors topic 12
Give illegal immigrants a path to earned citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Lieberman never saw a trade agreement he didn't like: Opposes topic 13
Negotiate strong labor & enviro into trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
Strictly enforce fair trade policies: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Our high-skill jobs are being sent overseas: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
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Gitmo, wiretaps, & Haditha have weakened our moral authority: Strongly Favors topic 14
Warrantless wiretapping is acting like they're above the law: Strongly Favors topic 14
Hold Bush accountable for warrantless wiretaps: Favors topic 14
Don't compromise Constitution for war on terror: Strongly Favors topic 14
Stand up to wiretap intrusions into our private lives: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
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$250M per day in Iraq better spent on domestic issues: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Supports cap on campaign spending and public financing: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
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Lieberman is only person confused about my position on Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Hold Bush & Lieberman accountable for mess in Iraq: Favors topic 17
"Stay the course" is not a winning strategy in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
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Cheney energy bill keeps us dependent on foreign oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Overarching plan for clean energy and energy independence: Strongly Favors topic 18
Bush energy bill loaded with tax giveaways to oil lobby: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Reduce demand and discuss constructive alternatives: Opposes topic 19
Skeptical about jailing nonviolent drug offendors: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Ned Lamont on the issues:
CT Gubernatorial:
Jodi Rell
John Rowland
CT Senatorial:
Alan Schlesinger
Chris Dodd
Joseph Lieberman

2004 Presidential:
Pres.George W. Bush
V.P.Dick Cheney
Sen.John Kerry
Sen.John Edwards
Ralph Nader

2008 possibilities:
Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John McCain
V.P.Al Gore

2006 Senate retirements:
Jon Corzine(D,NJ)
Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)

Party Platforms:
Democratic Platform
Green Platform
Libertarian Platform
Republican Platform
2006 Senate Races:
(AZ)Kyl v.Pederson
(CA)Feinstein v.Mountjoy
(CT)Lieberman v.Lamont v.Schlesinger
(DE)Carper v.Ting
(FL)Nelson v.Harris
(HI)Akaka v.Thielen
(IN)Lugar v.Osborn
(MA)Kennedy v.Chase
(MD)Cardin v.Steele v.Zeese
(ME)Snowe v.Bright
(MI)Stabenow v.Bouchard
(MN)Kennedy v.Klobuchar
(MO)Talent v.McCaskill
(MS)Lott v.Fleming v.Bowlin
(MT)Burns v.Tester
(ND)Conrad v.Grotberg
(NE)Nelson v.Ricketts
(NJ)Menendez v.Kean
(NM)Bingaman v.McCulloch
(NV)Ensign v.Carter
(NY)Clinton v.Spencer
(OH)DeWine vBrown
(PA)Santorum v.Casey
(RI)Chafee vWhitehouse
(TN)Ford v.Corker
(TX)Hutchison v.Radnofsky
(UT)Hatch v.Ashdown
(VA)Allen v.Webb
(VT)Sanders v.Tarrant
(WA)Cantwell v.McGavick v.Guthrie
(WI)Kohl v.Vogeler v.Redick
(WV)Byrd v.Raese
(WY)Thomas v.Groutage
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Campaign Finance
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty