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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood, indicating a pro-choice stance: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Appointed first black judge to the state Supreme Court: Strongly Favors topic 2
Increase diversity in state employment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Neutral on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
COVID: We'll follow the science and wear masks: Strongly Favors topic 5
Reduced rates has led to almost 95% with insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Need to address high cost of health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Respite care programs for family caregivers: Favors topic 5
Plan for increased research and prevention: Favors topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Expect to work longer than our parents did before retiring: Favors topic 6
Rated 93% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Double Opportunity Funding for public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opportunity Funding targets resources to neediest students: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Give children books free of charge from birth to school: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Prioritize public education & supporting teachers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Support 700 teachers at high-needs schools: Opposes topic 7
Focus on improving troubled schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
$50 million investment in new Clean Water Trust Fund: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Improve the sustainability of our land and waters: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
We banned chokeholds, now body cameras for every officer: Opposes topic 9
Gangs should accept help or be prepared to go to prison: Favors topic 9
Inmates should leave prison better than when they entered: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Help ex-offenders back into community: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Rehabilitating offenders is key to safer communities: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs: Opposes topic 9
Rated 92% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Keep guns out of the hands of those who would harm: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Signed law mandating safe storage of loaded firearms: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Enforce existing gun laws; do more on mental health: Favors topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
States for Gun Safety: fill void left by no Federal policy: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Share sacrifice of budget cuts and tax hikes: Favors topic 11
Budgetary discipline: reduce debt AND cut taxes: Opposes topic 11
Get spending under control and reduce the deficit: Opposes topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
No free pass, but guest worker program: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ideas to bring jobs back instead of arguing about offshoring: Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
$500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola: Opposes topic 14
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Fight terrorism effectively with global diplomacy: Favors topic 15
Rated Funding wars separately is gimmick against sequestration: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make mail-in voting a permanent feature of our elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
Delaware should join National Popular Vote compact: Strongly Favors topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Full disclosure of campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
No separate contribution limits for party activities: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
By 2035, 40% of state's energy from renewable sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
Eliminate climate-changing hydrofluorocarbons in Delaware: Strongly Favors topic 18
If Washington won't act on climate change, we will: Strongly Favors topic 18
Prevent exploration and drilling off the coast of Delaware: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize under-age marijuana possession: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Impose new protections for the safe prescribing of opioids: Favors topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Proposes fund to convert existing properties for employers: Strongly Favors topic 20
Budgetary reserve will help during downturn: Favors topic 20
Grants to small business is investment in the future: Strongly Favors topic 20
Work-a-Day Earn-a-Pay Program Pilot: Strongly Favors topic 20
Investment in new jobs means drop in unemployment: Strongly Favors topic 20
Develop incubators like DTP @ STAR, full on Day 1: Favors topic 20
Delawareans are willing to chip in and help, if all do: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

John Carney is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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Infrastructure/Technology
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Page last updated: Feb 26, 2021