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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports reproductive rights, paid family leave: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, according to PVS survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to combat wage discrimination: Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored "Combating International Islamophobia Act": Strongly Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fix and improve the Affordable Care Act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strengthen Medicare by controlling rising healthcare costs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Support mental health programs for children: Favors topic 5
Offer Medicare as a public option: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect Social Security from being privatized or reduced: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ensure education & training after high school is affordable: Opposes topic 7
CC:No vouchers for private schools: Opposes topic 7
PVS:Federal education standards in all states: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Keep aquatic invasive species out of our lakes and rivers: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Prosecute and deport violent criminals: Favors topic 9
Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pass background checks & assault weapons ban: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Co-sponsored bill for universal background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make middle class tax cuts permanent, end special giveaways: Favors topic 11
CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts: Favors topic 11
PVS:Increase taxes to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
No to border wall; yes to effective border security: Opposes topic 12
Create fair pathways to earned, legal citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Pathway to citizenship for qualifying Liberian refugees: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes border wall, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
PVS:Let illegal immigrants apply for citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand markets for businesses through fair trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Provide VA resources for physical & mental health care: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Restore faith in our democracy and increase participation: Strongly Favors topic 16
Disclose all election spending, including online ads: Strongly Favors topic 16
Backing bill to overturn Citizens United: Strongly Favors topic 16
PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations: Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
CC:Keep alliance with Israel: Opposes topic 17
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sponsored resolution to repeal 2002 AUMF against Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand incentives for clean-energy production: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports $15/hour minimum wage: Favors topic 20
CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Favors topic 20
PVS:Federal spending for economic stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

Dean Phillips is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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