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Mel Carnahan on Abortion
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  • Supports family planning to reduce abortions. (May 1997)
Mel Carnahan on Budget & Economy
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  • Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments. (Jul 2000)
  • Foster dairy production that is market driven. (Feb 1998)
Mel Carnahan on Civil Rights
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    No stance on record.
Mel Carnahan on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Mel Carnahan on Crime
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  • Ban racial profiling. (Jun 2000)
  • Supports building new prisons. (Feb 2000)
Mel Carnahan on Drugs
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  • Good parenting is the best ‘anti-drug’ we have. (Aug 2000)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Mel Carnahan on Education
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    No stance on record.
Mel Carnahan on Energy & Oil
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  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
Mel Carnahan on Environment
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  • Supports pollution prevention and CO2 reduction. (Jul 1996)
  • Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol. (May 2000)
  • More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone. (May 1998)
Mel Carnahan on Families & Children
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  • Good parenting is the best ‘anti-drug’ we have. (Aug 2000)
  • Tougher Internet child pornography laws. (Jan 2000)
  • Early intervention & accountability for juvenile crime. (Aug 1996)
Mel Carnahan on Foreign Policy
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    No stance on record.
Mel Carnahan on Free Trade
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  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (May 1998)
  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)
Mel Carnahan on Government Reform
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    No stance on record.
Mel Carnahan on Gun Control
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    No stance on record.
Mel Carnahan on Health Care
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  • Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits. (Oct 1999)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Mel Carnahan on Homeland Security
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    No stance on record.
Mel Carnahan on Immigration
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  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (Oct 1999)
Mel Carnahan on Jobs
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  • State instead of federal rules for animal operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Immediate federal assistance for farm crisis. (Sep 1999)
Mel Carnahan on Principles & Values
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  • Jean Carnahan will accept appointment. (Oct 2000)
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of National Governors Association. (Jan 2000)
  • Member of Midwestern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
Mel Carnahan on Social Security
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    No stance on record.
Mel Carnahan on Tax Reform
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  • Supported $200 million tax cut in Missouri. (Jun 1999)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
Mel Carnahan on Technology
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  • Supports “Most Wanted” web site. (Jun 2000)
  • Bring space technology to schools. (Feb 2000)
Mel Carnahan on War & Peace
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    No stance on record.
Mel Carnahan on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Supports welfare-to-work. (Sep 1998)
  • Let private organizations deliver social services. (Oct 1997)
  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Supports family planning to reduce abortions: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
Ban racial profiling: Neutral on topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports “Most Wanted” web site: Favors topic 9
Supports building new prisons: Favors topic 9
Early intervention & accountability for juvenile crime: Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(5 points on Economic scale)
Supported $200 million tax cut in Missouri: Neutral on topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules: Favors topic 13
Grant fast-track authority to the President: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Supports pollution prevention and CO2 reduction: Strongly Favors topic 18
Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol: Neutral on topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
Good parenting is the best ‘anti-drug’ we have: Opposes topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports welfare-to-work: Favors topic 20
Let private organizations deliver social services: Strongly Favors topic 20
Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance: Favors topic 20

Mel Carnahan is a Centrist.
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