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Phil Bredesen on Abortion
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Phil Bredesen on Budget & Economy
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  • Adjust our expenses to match our income, like family budget. (Feb 2010)
Phil Bredesen on Civil Rights
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Phil Bredesen on Corporations
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Phil Bredesen on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports fair and accurate executions. (Oct 2002)
Phil Bredesen on Drugs
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  • Proliferation of meth is one of the most serious threats. (Nov 2006)
Phil Bredesen on Education
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  • New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher. (Feb 2010)
  • Raise teacher pay;expand pre-K. (Nov 2006)
Phil Bredesen on Energy & Oil
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  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Phil Bredesen on Environment
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Phil Bredesen on Families & Children
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Phil Bredesen on Foreign Policy
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Phil Bredesen on Free Trade
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Phil Bredesen on Government Reform
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Phil Bredesen on Gun Control
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  • Against new restrictions; for gun safety education. (Oct 2002)
Phil Bredesen on Health Care
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  • Cover Tennessee: provide affordable, portable insurance. (Nov 2006)
  • Reform TennCare with more regulation of MCOs. (Oct 2002)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Phil Bredesen on Homeland Security
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Phil Bredesen on Immigration
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  • Develop sensible, uniform national policies for immigration. (Nov 2006)
Phil Bredesen on Jobs
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Phil Bredesen on Local Issues
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Phil Bredesen on Principles & Values
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Phil Bredesen on Social Security
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Phil Bredesen on Tax Reform
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  • Balance state needs--without an income tax. (Nov 2006)
Phil Bredesen on Technology
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  • Memphis Research Consortium: life science research center. (Feb 2010)
Phil Bredesen on War & Peace
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Phil Bredesen on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Supports fair and accurate executions: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Against new restrictions; for gun safety education: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Cover Tennessee: provide affordable, portable insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Reform TennCare with more regulation of MCOs: Neutral on topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher: Favors topic 7
Raise teacher pay;expand pre-K: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Proliferation of meth is one of the most serious threats: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Balance state needs--without an income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
Develop sensible, uniform national policies for immigration: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Phil Bredesen is a Centrist.
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