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Democratic Senate Challenger:
Carl Sheeler on the Issues

Carl Sheeler on Abortion

  • Medically and financially assist a woman's right to choose. (Feb 2006)
  • Roe v. Wade has been decided; keep abortion legal. (Nov 2004)

Carl Sheeler on Budget & Economy

No stance on record.

Carl Sheeler on Civil Rights

  • Meditation ok in schools; prayer is not. (Aug 2006)
  • Imperative against gender, sex, & age discrimination. (Jun 2006)
  • Equal rights for same gender relationships. (Feb 2006)
  • Recognize civil unions; supports same-sex marriage. (Nov 2004)
  • Women & minorities are underrepresented in business. (Nov 2004)

Carl Sheeler on Corporations

No stance on record.

Carl Sheeler on Crime

  • Life imprisonment instead of death penalty. (Aug 2006)
  • Opposes mandatory Three Strikes sentencing. (Aug 2006)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2004)

Carl Sheeler on Drugs

  • Drug use is a health issue, not a moral issue. (Aug 2006)
  • Decriminalize marijuana possession. (Nov 2004)

Carl Sheeler on Education

  • Supports private scholarships & portable education accounts. (Jun 2006)
  • Tax credit for educational expenses. (Feb 2006)
  • Replace property tax with gambling tax as school revenue. (Feb 2006)
  • Educate children about sex rather than moralizing. (Nov 2004)

Carl Sheeler on Energy & Oil

  • Make alternative energy a national priority. (Feb 2006)
  • Begin with environment friendly public transportation. (Nov 2004)

Carl Sheeler on Environment

No stance on record.

Carl Sheeler on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Carl Sheeler on Foreign Policy

  • Combine energy policy & improve relations with oil exporters. (Jun 2006)

Carl Sheeler on Free Trade

  • Charge companies $20,000 per worked for each exported job. (Jun 2006)

Carl Sheeler on Government Reform

  • Reduce federal election spending & lobbying influence. (Jun 2006)
  • Term limits for governor but not for legislature. (Nov 2004)
  • Limit PAC, corporate, and individual campaign contributions. (Nov 2004)

Carl Sheeler on Gun Control

  • Prior felonies should restrict gun ownership. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports safety locks, licensing, background checks, & more. (Nov 2004)

Carl Sheeler on Health Care

  • Preventive medicine is real health care. (Feb 2006)
  • We have a shared responsibility to take care of ourselves. (Feb 2006)

Carl Sheeler on Homeland Security

  • Patriot Act harms civil liberties. (Aug 2006)
  • More spending on armed forces. (Aug 2006)

Carl Sheeler on Immigration

  • Discriminating against immigrants is false justification. (Feb 2006)

Carl Sheeler on Jobs

No stance on record.

Carl Sheeler on Principles & Values

  • Declared bankruptcy due to financial problems from divorce. (May 2006)
  • Switched from Republican to Democratic in 2004. (May 2006)
  • Political hero is Paul Wellstone. (May 2006)

Carl Sheeler on Social Security

  • No privatization; yes on lifting cap. (Aug 2006)

Carl Sheeler on Tax Reform

  • Restore millionaire tax cuts & pursue loopholes. (Jun 2006)
  • Property taxes are regressive. (Nov 2004)

Carl Sheeler on War & Peace

  • Replace US occupation in Iraq with coalition forces. (Jun 2006)

Carl Sheeler on Welfare & Poverty

  • Churches providing welfare ok, if equal access to all faiths. (Aug 2006)
  • Hand-up, not hand-out. (Nov 2004)