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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)
Strong pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly 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)
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Marriage is a union of one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace ObamaCare with plan that works for economy: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make sure government keeps its promise: Strongly Favors topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core: Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reform Endangered Species Act to help land-use: Strongly Favors topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Protect Second Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
No blanket amnesty, but create a long pathway to legalize: Opposes topic 12
Protect the border and prevent illegal entry: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Require photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No federal subsidies for wind & solar: Neutral on topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Balance budget within ten years by respecting every penny: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 20

Dan Newhouse is a Moderate Conservative
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