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Richard Carmona on SenateMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Give every woman access & choice in reproductive healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Seeks to earn the respect of disenfranchised populations: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes a DOMA amendment: Favors topic 3
Opposes banning military gay marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Owning weapons OK if people have good training, education: Opposes topic 10
Shot while defending hostage from killer, at gunpoint: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Repealing ObamaCare means public pays for the uninsured: Strongly Favors topic 5
Would not have voted for ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
Eliminate waste, fraud, & abuse--then prevention: Opposes topic 5
Indignity of being poor patient in hospital sensitizes me: Favors topic 5
Preserve Medicare benefits, but modernize it: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise retirement age; raise payroll tax ceiling above $106K: Opposes topic 6
No privatization; no Trust Fund as slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes investing part of your payroll tax: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reinvest $1 billion cut from our schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Make Arizona the solar energy capital of the world: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 points on Social scale)
Have a rational debate on decriminalizing marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Decriminalizing marijuana would reduce prison population: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Experienced poverty and homelessness as child in Harlem: Opposes topic 20
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supply-side economics is valid: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Extend Bush tax cuts as part of comprehensive reform: Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts for corporations are wrong & unconscionable: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
I was given an opportunity to succeed; so should others: Favors topic 12
Vitriolic 'deport everybody' message loses Hispanics: Strongly Favors topic 12
Secure the border AND pass the DREAM Act: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Remain vigilant about terrorism; it still threatens US: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Require financial analysts to disclose contacts in Congress: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-5 points on Social scale)
Whatever means necessary to prevent Iranian nukes: Opposes topic 17
Consider all options in preventing Iranian nukes: Strongly Opposes topic 17

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Senate elections Nov. 2012:
AZ:Flake(R) vs.Carmona(D)
CA:Feinstein(D) vs.Emken(R) vs.Lightfoot(L)
CT:McMahon(R) vs.Murphy(D)
DE:Carper(D) vs.Wade(R) vs.Pires(I)
FL:Nelson(D) vs.Mack(R)
HI:Hirono(D) vs.Lingle(R) vs.Case(D) vs.Pirkowski(R)
IN:Lugar(R) vs.Mourdock(R) vs.Donnelly(D)
MA:Brown(R) vs.Warren(D)
MD:Cardin(D) vs.Bongino(R) vs.Sobhani(I)
ME:King(I) vs.Dill(D) vs.Summers(R)
MI:Stabenow(D) vs.Hoekstra(R) vs.Boman(L)
MN:Klobuchar(D) vs.Bills(R)
MO:McCaskill(D) vs.Akin(R)
MS:Wicker(R) vs.Gore(D)
MT:Tester(D) vs.Rehberg(R)

ND:Heitkamp(D) vs.Berg(R)
NE:Kerrey(D) vs.Fischer(R)
NJ:Menendez(D) vs.Kyrillos(R) vs.Diakos(I)
NM:Heinrich(D) vs.Wilson(R)
NV:Heller(R) vs.Berkley(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D) vs.Long(R) vs.Noren(I) vs.Clark(G)
OH:Brown(D) vs.Mandel(R)
PA:Casey(D) vs.Smith(R)
RI:Whitehouse(D) vs.Hinckley(R)
TN:Corker(R) vs.Clayton(D)
TX:Cruz(R) vs.Sadler(D) vs.Roland(L) vs.Dewhurst(R)
UT:Hatch(R) vs.Howell(D)
VA:Kaine(D) vs.Allen(R)
VT:Sanders(I) vs.MacGovern(R)
WA:Cantwell(D) vs.Baumgartner(R)
WI:Thompson(R) vs.Baldwin(D)
WV:Manchin(D) vs.Raese(R)
WY:Barrasso(R) vs.Chesnut(D)
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Page last updated: Nov 19, 2012