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Josh Mandel on SenateMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Signed pledge to oppose abortion on demand without exception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I believe in protecting life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Endorsed by Ohio Right to Life PAC: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Umbilical blood is ethical source of stem cells: Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supported same-sex partner rights in college; now opposes: Opposes topic 3
Don't add sexual orientation to anti-discrimination bills: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports a DOMA amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
In order to save Medicare, we must change it: Opposes topic 5
Fully repeal ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is unconstitutional and economically damaging: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports market-based health insurance: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise retirement age, but not for Baby Boomers or older: Favors topic 6
Transition younger workers into personal savings system: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow parents to choose their children's schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Expand school choice to public, charter, & private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports school vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted YES on lethal force against home intruders: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Homeowner self-defense may include use of force: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I'm proud to pledge for lower taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Businesses hurt by complicated taxes & aggressive regulation: Opposes topic 11
Stop spending; ban bailouts: Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Real border enforcement without amnesty: Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Criticizes opponent for helping move jobs to China: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
First in Marine Corps class; two tours in Iraq: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Tougher penalties for politicians breaking ethics laws: Favors topic 16
Does not accept gifts in public office: Favors topic 16
Public officials should disclose more than is required: Favors topic 16
Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Iran is a threat to all democracies: Opposes topic 17
Leave Iraq & Afghanistan strategically, without date certain: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Use responsibly the natural resources we're blessed to have: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Secure and reliable market-based energy supply: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Aggressive and responsible exploration of Ohio's Utica shale: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Balanced budget without raising taxes: Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20

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