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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Gave access to family planning for 35,000 low-income women: Favors topic 1
A decision to abort is between a woman and her doctor: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortions should be legal, without government restriction: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports federal abortion funding: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Don't penalize working women for having kids: Strongly Favors topic 2
Maryland is #1 in businesses owned by women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all: Neutral on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
All are created equal, including gay, lesbian & transgender: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect dignity of individuals & support same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Civil marriage rights for all Marylanders: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
All-payer system: pay hospitals based on patient wellness: Favors topic 5
All-payer system: state caps medical cost & hospital fees: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare website has problems, but we're enrolling citizens: Strongly Favors topic 5
Pass the Maryland healthcare act to expand health coverage: Favors topic 5
Health care should be a right--not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care: Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make it easier for workers to invest in their own retirement: Favors topic 6
Increase retirement benefits & provide caregiver credits: Opposes topic 6
Without Social Security, 1 in 4 seniors would be poor: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Create Retirement Savings Accounts: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Encourage more public charter schools: Favors topic 7
Tax credits for contributions to private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Give students, teachers & parents resources they need: Opposes topic 7
Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice: Opposes topic 7
Opposes education vouchers for public or private school: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
Green revolution: 100% clean electric grid by 2050: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Support sustainable green building, architecture and design: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Passed milestone of preserving 1 million acres of open space: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Flush Tax: fund green upgrade to wastewater treatment plants: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
First state in the south to repeal death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Policing the police: more transparency on use of force: Opposes topic 9
I was re-elected as Baltimore mayor because I made progress: Favors topic 9
Abolish the death penalty: we're one of the last refuges: Strongly Opposes topic 9
I reduced both violent crime and incarceration rates: Opposes topic 9
Repealed death penalty; reduced prison incarceration: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Root out prison gangs and prison guard corruption: Favors topic 9
Repeal the death penalty: it does not work: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Additional funding to hire correctional and police officers: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Baltimore was safer with my comprehensive gun safety law: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Time to work together to crack down on gun manufacturers: Strongly Opposes topic 10
The game is rigged in court, against gun victims: Strongly Opposes topic 10
A critic of the National Rifle Association: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban assault weapons, limit clip size, & require fingerprints: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Further toughen the enforcement of our gun laws: Opposes topic 10
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology: Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Tax capital gains the same as normal income: Strongly Favors topic 11
Wealthiest should pay more but not as much as under Reagan: Strongly Favors topic 11
Change Maryland's anti-business attitude: Opposes topic 11
Repeal personal property tax on small business: Opposes topic 11
Cut $9.1B spending with no fee nor tax increases: Opposes topic 11
Cut taxes on bottom 85% while raising taxes on top 15%: Strongly Favors topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Accept 65,000 Syrians now, and more later if needed: Strongly Favors topic 12
Our symbol is the Statue of Liberty, not a barbed wire fence: Strongly Favors topic 12
Support DACA and DAPA, and comprehensive reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Democrats don't denigrate women or immigrants or Muslims: Favors topic 12
Help people immigrate to our nation of immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
First state to pass the DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Opposing bad trade deals like TPP is just common sense: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Build a rule-based global trading system: Favors topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Constitution doesn't let us say when dictators must go: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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Congress' authorization required for use of force on ISIS: Opposes topic 15
Repeal income tax on retired veterans; & later all retirees: Favors topic 15
More equipment and training for first responders: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Fair Campaign Financing Act for gubernatorial elections: Favors topic 16
Every Marylander should have the right to cast their vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
ISIS is an evil in this world; deal with them as evil: Opposes topic 17
Negotiate with Iran to remove potential nuclear weapon: Favors topic 17
Radical terrorism and nuclear Iran are interconnected: Opposes topic 17
Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall": Opposes topic 17
Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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End the automatic gas tax increase: Opposes topic 18
Raise gas tax by 2% per year, to rebuild infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 18
Adopt the Clean Cars Act to fight global warming: Strongly Favors topic 18
Maryland needs a long-term vision to make energy affordable: Opposes topic 18
Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Opioid addiction crisis comes from over-prescribing: Favors topic 19
Executive Order to address this heroin epidemic: Favors topic 19
Proportionality in marijuana arrests, but not legalization: Favors topic 19
Let Colorado experiment with legalization, not Maryland: Strongly Favors topic 19
Baltimore recovered from open-air drug markets: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Tax reductions & regulatory reforms to help job creators: Strongly Opposes topic 20
$25M more for road improvements: Favors topic 20
Middle-out economics instead of trickle-down economics: Strongly Favors topic 20
Extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless: Favors topic 20
Anti-poverty programs grow our middle class: Favors topic 20
Recovery & Reinvestment Act creates jobs; spend more locally: Strongly Favors topic 20
Limit budget growth to below inflation: Opposes topic 20

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