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Stephen Laffey on VoteMatch

Republican Senate Challenger

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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Roe v Wade is settled law; but restrictions ok: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Undecided on stem cell research: Neutral on topic 1
Very few scientists believe in embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Happy Roe overturned; leave it to the states to decide: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports civil unions and opposes Constitutional amendment: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-3 points on Social scale)
US sending money & guns to Egypt who are killing Christians: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Let Medicare negotiate Rx prices with drug companies: Strongly Favors topic 5
Let seniors buy cheaper medicine in Canada: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Criticizes Bush's Social Security proposals: Opposes topic 6
Adopt Personal Security System, phase out FICA: Strongly Favors topic 6
Freeze current system for people in it; reform for future: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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We have to commit to getting every kid out of public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
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Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Reform the FBI: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End making military installations "Gun Free Zones": Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Pay for entitlement programs by keeping taxes low: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut corporate welfare and sink the 600 page tax code: Favors topic 11
Keep taxes low and simple: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate estate taxes, capital gains taxes, and more: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower highest tax rate from 35% to 30% to help middle-class: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt Herman Cain's "9-9-9" Plan; it's fair and simple: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes granting illegal immigrants citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes the McCain-Kennedy bill?a vote for illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes the McCain-Kennedy bill?a vote for illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Increase infrastructure at the border; pass legislation: Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports the Central American Free Trade Agreement: Favors topic 13
Why are we still trading with Communist China?: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
While parties fight, our American exceptionalism slips away: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
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We need to expand weapons programs: Strongly Favors topic 15
Sanction Iran; denounce Hamas; stand up to Cuba: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Close primaries to registered party members only: Opposes topic 16
Term limits for House and Senate: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(-5 points on Social scale)
Reporting Iran on nukes is a good start; UN should do more: Opposes topic 17
Hawkish on Israel, liberal Jewish critics are self-loathing: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Significant national commitment to renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Raise CAFE and offer tax credits for hybrids: Strongly Favors topic 18
Drives an SUV & considers expanding mass transit unrealistic: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Economic incentives to reduce oil-funded Islamofacism: Favors topic 18
Need a new national energy policy to fight the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 18
Nuclear power plant needs less land than wind or solar: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Legalization of marijuana is hurting the business climate: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Federal Reserve should be limited to money supply: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Tax cuts are good for America: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Stephen Laffey is a Moderate Conservative
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Health Care
Homeland Security
Social Security
Tax Reform

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