February 17, 2006

OH-SEN: Sherrod Brown is a Progressive Democrat!

Yes, this is an other diary about the Democratic Senate primary in Ohio. This is a diary about putting a progressive Democrat in the Senate rather than a Bush Republican Senator Mike DeWine. A vote for Sherrod Brown is a vote for Democrat with a strong progressive record on a whole range of issues.

If you do not believe me that Sherrod Brown is a progressive Democrat, ask Rep. Bernie Sanders.
“I’ve known him for many years,” says Sanders. “What’s very clear is that Sherrod Brown knows which side of the struggle he is on.”
If you do not believe Rep. Bernie Sanders, lets take a look at Sherrod Brown record in Congress.
Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)

Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)

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

Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)

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

Voted NO on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)

Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)

Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)

Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)

Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)

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

Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)

Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)

Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)

Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)

Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)

Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)

Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)

Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)

Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)

Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)

Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
Senator Mike DeWine is a Republican, if you do not believe me ask Republican President Bush.
President Bush Signs Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003

THE PRESIDENT: The primary Senate sponsor is with us, Senator Rick Santorum. (Applause.) Senator Orrin Hatch and Senator Mike DeWine helped, as well, in the Senate. Thank you all very much. (Applause.) Steve Chabot was the primary House sponsor, and Steve is with us. Thanks for coming, Steve. (Applause.) I'm thankful that our Speaker is with us today. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate you coming. (Applause.) The Majority Leader, Tom DeLay, as well. Thank you for coming, Tom. (Applause).
If you do not believe President Bush, Senator Rick Santorum, Orrin Hatch, and Tom DeLay that Senator Senator Mike DeWine is a Conservative Republican, lets take a look at this record.
Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)

Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)

Voted YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)

Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)

Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)

Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)

Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)

Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)

Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)

Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)

Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)

Voted YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority. (Nov 1997)

Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)

Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)

Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)

Voted NO on allowing importation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)

Voted YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)

Voted YES on Medicare means-testing. (Jun 1997)

Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)

Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)

Voted YES on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)

Voted YES on cutting taxes by $1.35 trillion over 11 years. (May 2001)

Voted YES on $792B tax cuts. (Jul 1999)

Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)

Voted YES on welfare overhaul. (Sep 1995)
As a Liberal Democrat, the choice is clear a vote for Sherrod Brown is a vote for a progressive leader in the Senate versus a Bush Republican. Rep. Bernie Sanders is right Sherrod Brown know what side of the struggle he is on.

The question is now, which side are you on?


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