Republican Candidate Rob Simmons

24 01 2010

H/T goes out to Nick Fortune for sharing this info.

Rob Simmons, Republican Candidate for Senator of Connecticut, will be vying for Chris Dodds seat. Simmons may be GOP but the important question is… is he a Conservative? You can discuss your own thoughts in the comments section. Personally, I don’t think he’s a strong enough candidate, and is NOT a strong Conservative. 

I copied the list sent to me by Mr. Fortune. All I will say at this point is that it’s a mixed bag.

His Wiki page says the following… Robert Ruhl “Rob” Simmons (born February 11, 1943) is a conservative American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2007, representing Connecticut’s 2nd district as a Republican. Simmons is currently a candidate for the Republican nomination and is widely seen as the front-runner for the nomination.

Below is his past voting record to give you an idea of what he is about. And for those of you that may ask “why do you care about a Senate seat in Conn” I say… “we want to help the good people of Conn make a good choice for the country”.


Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)

Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)

Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)

Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)

Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)

Voted NO on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)

Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)

Voted NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)

Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)

Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)

Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)

Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)

Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)

Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)

Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)

Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)

Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)

Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)

Rated 47% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)

No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (Mar 2001)

Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)

Voted YES on allowing Courts to decide on “God” in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)

Voted YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)

Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)

Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)

Focus educational resources to help those with greatest need. (Jul 2001)

Require state standards, regular assessments, and sanctions. (Jul 2001)]

Support Ed-Flex: more flexibility if more accountable. (Jul 2001)

Rated 58% by the NEA, indicating a mixed record on public education. (Dec 2003)

Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)

Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)

Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)

Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)

Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)

Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)

Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)

Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)

Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)

Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)

Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)

Rated 46% by the Christian Coalition: mixed voting record on families. (Dec 2003)

Voted NO on allowing re-importation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)

Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)

Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)

Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)

Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)

English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)

Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)

Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)

Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Nov 2000)

Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)

Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)

Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

 Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)

Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)

 Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)

Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)

Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)




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