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Jeff Bell on SenateMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Apply 14th Amendment to the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Science demonstrates that the unborn are human: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, or for sex selection: Opposes topic 1
Hobby Lobby ruling protects religious freedom: Opposes topic 1
Supports pre-birth personhood; and limitations on abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
1960s contraception led to more surgical abortions: Opposes topic 1
Roe denies fundamental rights to entire category of humans: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I do not support affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Government shouldn't redefine marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Government should uphold one-man-one-woman marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Support traditional marriage: don't let courts define it: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Judeo-Christian values established our government framework: Strongly Favors topic 4
I support prayer in schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Religious freedom is under attack by government: Strongly Favors topic 4
1988: Curbs on public prayer sparked Christian activism: Strongly Favors topic 4
Founders saw all humans as equal because God created that: Strongly Favors topic 4
1700s America had several states with established churches: Strongly Favors topic 4
Human rights are given by the Creator: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Replace ObamaCare with tax credits & special coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Real universal healthcare: replace Obamacare with tax credit: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Structure is good but we have to make adjustments: Opposes topic 6
No means testing or other confiscatory schemes: Opposes topic 6
Cut payroll tax rate to reduce baby boom deficit: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End federal involvement in education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Expand school choice via Education Savings Accounts: Strongly Favors topic 7
Expand school choice through vouchers and credits: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports human needs over animal rights: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Stricter punishment reduces crime: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes more gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Gun violence rooted in social breakdown, not gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Debated who's most supportive of gun rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
America's tax system is outrageously complicated: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Convinced Pres. Reagan to adopt radical tax-rate reductions: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Support pathway to citizenship, plus guest workers: Favors topic 12
Earned path to legalization for 11 million illegals here now: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support & expand free trade: Favors topic 13
Act on bilateral agreements with Colombia and South Korea: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Maintain US sovereignty from UN: Strongly Favors topic 14
Defense hawk and foreign-policy interventionist: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal: Strongly Favors topic 15
Expand the military: Strongly Favors topic 15
Maintain strong defense; don't scale back anti-terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Higher campaign contributions will help non-incumbents: Opposes topic 16
Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Make sure Iran does not develop a nuclear weapons program: Strongly Opposes topic 17
US leadership on Iran nukes & on isolating Cuba: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No subsidies for wind and solar: Strongly Opposes topic 18
End $24 billion in green energy subsidies: Opposes topic 18
Supports fracking & Keystone pipeline: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Human-caused "climate change" is merely an elite narrative: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Decriminalizing pot will only produce more pot users: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes drug legalization and marijuana decriminalization: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Restore the gold standard: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Market-led recovery instead of stimulus: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Quantitative Easing causes inflation; erodes social contract: Opposes topic 20
Gold standard helps people & small business: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Return to gold-dollar convertibility now: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Keynesianism is Marxism's mild-mannered nephew: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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Retired as of Jan. 2015:
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AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R)
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MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R)
MN: Klobuchar(D) vs. Paulsen?(R)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs. Kinder?(R)
MS: Wicker(R) vs. McDaniel?(R)
MT: Tester(D) vs. Racicot?(R)

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WA: Cantwell(D) ; no opponent yet
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WI: Baldwin(D) vs. Grothman?(R) vs. Gallagher?(R)
WY: Barrasso(R) ; no opponent yet
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