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Mike Bouchard on SenateMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by right-to-life groups: Opposes topic 1
Voted against partial-birth abortion; 100% pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Co-sponsored legislation to ban human cloning: Opposes topic 1
Endorsed by Right-to-Life PAC in Sheriff campaign: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposes MI Civil Rights Initiative to end racial preferences: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes gay marriage: Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No government-run universal healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Health Savings Accounts to empower individuals: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Shifting costs to government exacerbates problem: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports privatization of Social Security: Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Conflicted on whether global warming is from human sources: Favors topic 8
Kyoto agreement is restrictive & extraordinarily expensive: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Tough policies when dealing with law breakers: Strongly Favors topic 9
Publicly register convicted sex offenders: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by Responsible Gun Owner groups: Favors topic 10
Endorsed by NRA in Sheriff campaign: Favors topic 10
No assault weapon ban; no gun dealer liability: Strongly Favors topic 10
Concealed carry ok: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Federal tax-and-spend is out of control & costs jobs: Opposes topic 11
Prioritize our spending and hold ourselves accountable: Opposes topic 11
Growth in government stunts economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Make the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax burden & government spending are too high: Opposes topic 11
Reduced Real Estate Transfer Tax by $358M: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
52% of illegal immigrants have criminal backgrounds: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Border security before considering legalization: Opposes topic 12
Prevent convicted felons from obtaining citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trade agreements should be fair and enforceable: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Associates CAFTA with currency manipulation: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Proposes “Skycops”, incentives for off-duty officers to fly: Favors topic 15
Ensure unconditional victory in the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
We cannot leave a vacuum in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Pre-emptive war ok if we have actual intel: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports atomic energy & new nuclear plant construction: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Look for energy efficiency & alternative sources: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Direct connection between terrorism and drug activity: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Big 3 Automakers need tax cuts so no job cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Government should be as lean as possible: Opposes topic 20

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Retiring in 2016 election:

Retired as of Jan. 2015:
Senate races 2017-8:
AL: Strange(R) ; no opponent yet
AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R)
CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(D) vs. Sanchez?(D) vs. Garcetti?(D)
CT: Murphy(D) ; no opponent yet
DE: Carper(D) vs. Biden?(D) vs. Markell?(D)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. DeSantis(R) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Lopez-Cantera(R)
HI: Hirono(D) ; no opponent yet
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(R)
MD: Cardin(D) ; no opponent yet
ME: King(I) vs. LePage?(R)
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)

ND: Heitkamp(D) vs. Becker?(R)
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NJ: Menendez(D) vs. Chiesa(R) vs. Codey?(D) vs. Chiesa?(R)
NM: Heinrich(D) vs. Sanchez(R)
NV: Heller(R) vs. Sandoval?(R)
NY: Gillibrand(D) vs. Kennedy?(D)
OH: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R)
PA: Casey(D) vs. Saccone(R)
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TX: Cruz(R) vs. Bush?(R)
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VT: Sanders(I) vs. Giordano(D)
VA: Kaine(D) vs. Cuccinelli?(R) vs. Fiorina?(R)
WA: Cantwell(D) ; no opponent yet
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R) vs. Goodwin?(R)
WI: Baldwin(D) vs. Grothman?(R) vs. Gallagher?(R)
WY: Barrasso(R) ; no opponent yet
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