Presidential Candidate Selector
Candidate Positions

Sen. Hillary Clinton - Democrat
(Born October 26, 1947) Attorney, professor
  • War authorization: Voted for war authorization, but believes that vote was a mistake based on faulty information provided by the White House. Now calls for withdrawal of US troops.
  • Security/liberties: Clinton supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 83% in 2005-2006, 78% in 2003-2004, 60% in 2001-2002. Clinton supported the interests of the American Security Council 20 percent in 2003-2004 and supported the interests of the Center for Security Policy 28 percent in 2003-2004. On 03/02/2006 voted for the USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization. On 12/16/2005 voted against USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization. On 07/14/2005 voted for Disclosure of Classified Information Amendment. On 10/06/2004 voted for National Intelligence Reform Act. On 10/25/2001 voted for USA Patriot Act.
  • Social Security: Opposes privatizing. Clinton supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2005.
  • Stem cell research: Voted for HR 810: Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005.
  • Same sex issues: Voted against constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. Supports gay domestic partnership benefits, favors civil unions. Source
  • Trade issues: Supported the interests of the CATO Institute (free trade advocates) 50% in 2003-2004 and 17% and 2001-2002.
  • Budget issues: The balanced budget advocates, the Concord Coalition, gave Senator Clinton a rating of 58% in the most recent rating (2001-2002).
  • Business & labor issues: Supported the interests of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 35% in 2005.
  • Abortion issues: Pro-choice.
  • Capital punishment: Advocates the death penalty.
  • Marijuana: Does not favor legalizing medical marijuana at this point. However, she wants to see more research on the topic. Source She also promises to end federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries. Source
  • Gun control: The NRA gives her an F, and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence gives her a 100% rating.
  • Minimum wage: Favors increasing the minimum wage.
  • Health care: She supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 80% in 2005 and 100% of the time in 2004.
  • Prescription drugs: In 2005 voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Amendment and Prescription Drug Plan Amendment.
  • Environmental issues: Environmental groups have given her ratings in 90's and 100%.
  • Immigration issues: Clinton supported the interests of the American Immigration Lawyers Association 88 percent in 2006. She supported the interests of the U.S. Border Control 8 percent in 2005-2006. She supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2005.
    Supports amnesty/permanent legalization for illegal aliens and temporary legalization for illegal aiens as guestworkers Source
  • Education issues: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton slammed private-school voucher proposals yesterday, predicting that vouchers would eventually lead to the creation of taxpayer-financed white supremacist academies - or even a government-funded "School of the Jihad." Clinton, a longtime voucher foe who earned the backing of the city teachers union in 2000, says government financing of sectarian groups would incite ethnic and religious conflict - and encourage fringe groups to demand government cash to run their schools. Source
  • Net Neutrality: Strongly yes. Source
  • Link to voting records and special interest group ratings. (If available).
  • Campaign website