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WI: Baldwin(D) vs.Vukmir(R)
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Kathy Szeliga on Abortion
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  • Valuing life begins with the unborn. (Nov 2015)
Kathy Szeliga on Budget & Economy
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Kathy Szeliga on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on state authorization of same-sex marriage. (Feb 2012)
Kathy Szeliga on Corporations
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  • Policy makers care more about Wall Street than Main Street. (Sep 2016)
Kathy Szeliga on Crime
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  • Voted NO on repealing the death penalty. (Mar 2013)
Kathy Szeliga on Drugs
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  • Keep mandatory sentencing for drug offenses. (Mar 2015)
  • Voted NO on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana. (Apr 2014)
Kathy Szeliga on Education
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  • One-size-fits-all approach is failing our children. (Aug 2016)
  • Rated 50% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2011)
Kathy Szeliga on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on offshore wind renewable energy credits. (Mar 2013)
Kathy Szeliga on Environment
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  • Rated 13% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2014)
Kathy Szeliga on Families & Children
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  • Encourage flexibility so employees can be good parents. (Sep 2016)
  • Voted against new birth certificates for sex changes. (Apr 2015)
Kathy Szeliga on Foreign Policy
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  • Cutting deals with our enemy puts America at risk. (Sep 2016)
Kathy Szeliga on Free Trade
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  • Support TPP to expand free trade with Pacific nations. (Sep 2016)
Kathy Szeliga on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO to online voter registration & online voting. (Apr 2013)
Kathy Szeliga on Gun Control
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  • I believe in the right to bear arms. (Nov 2015)
Kathy Szeliga on Health Care
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  • Voted NO on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange. (Mar 2012)
Kathy Szeliga on Homeland Security
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  • The V.A. fails our veterans with mountains of red-tape. (May 2016)
  • No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use. (Apr 2015)
Kathy Szeliga on Immigration
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  • Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant. (Apr 2011)
Kathy Szeliga on Jobs
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  • Look to improve wages for all, not how low wages should be. (Sep 2016)
Kathy Szeliga on Principles & Values
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Kathy Szeliga on Social Security
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  • Adapt the way Social Security is currently managed. (Aug 2016)
Kathy Szeliga on Tax Reform
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  • I believe in lower taxes and smaller government. (Nov 2015)
Kathy Szeliga on Technology
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Kathy Szeliga on War & Peace
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  • ISIS presents a serious threat and must be destroyed. (Sep 2016)
  • Iran backroom nuclear deal just kicks the can down the road. (May 2016)
Kathy Szeliga on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Valuing life begins with the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Encourage flexibility so employees can be good parents: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted against new birth certificates for sex changes: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Voted NO on state authorization of same-sex marriage: Strongly 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)
Voted NO on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Adapt the way Social Security is currently managed: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
One-size-fits-all approach is failing our children: Strongly Favors topic 7
Rated 50% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education: Neutral on topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated 13% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on repealing the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I believe in the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I believe in lower taxes and smaller government: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support TPP to expand free trade with Pacific nations: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cutting deals with our enemy puts America at risk: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
The V.A. fails our veterans with mountains of red-tape: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voted NO to online voter registration & online voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
ISIS presents a serious threat and must be destroyed: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran backroom nuclear deal just kicks the can down the road: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted NO on offshore wind renewable energy credits: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Keep mandatory sentencing for drug offenses: Strongly Favors topic 19
Voted NO on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Policy makers care more about Wall Street than Main Street: Favors topic 20

Kathy Szeliga is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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