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Brad Henry on Abortion
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  • Government should not be involved in. (Nov 2002)
Brad Henry on Budget & Economy
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  • Increase the Rainy Day Fund from 10% to 15% of revenue. (Feb 2010)
Brad Henry on Civil Rights
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  • No affirmative action in state contracts; yes in colleges. (Nov 2002)
Brad Henry on Corporations
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Brad Henry on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2002)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2002)
Brad Henry on Drugs
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  • Invest in drug courts: put low-risk offenders on better path. (Feb 2010)
  • national model in the war in methamphetamine. (Nov 2006)
Brad Henry on Education
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  • Don't siphon resources from our classrooms. (Feb 2010)
  • Build the best possible public schools & universities. (Nov 2006)
  • New lottery to fund education reform. (Jul 2002)
  • Raise teacher pay. (Jul 2002)
  • Increase resources for public schools. (Sep 2002)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
Brad Henry on Energy & Oil
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  • Promote fuel technology. (Nov 2002)
Brad Henry on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brad Henry on Families & Children
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Brad Henry on Foreign Policy
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Brad Henry on Free Trade
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  • Reauthorize the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program. (Sep 2007)
Brad Henry on Government Reform
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  • Limit contributions to political campaigns. (Nov 2002)
Brad Henry on Gun Control
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  • Protect gun ownership. (Aug 2002)
Brad Henry on Health Care
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  • Insure Oklahoma program: coverage for many more Oklahomans. (Feb 2010)
  • Make quality health care more accessible and affordable. (Nov 2006)
  • Patients before profits : hold HMOs accountable. (Sep 2002)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Brad Henry on Homeland Security
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Brad Henry on Immigration
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Brad Henry on Jobs
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Brad Henry on Local Issues
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  • Restrict smoking in most public places. (Nov 2002)
  • Ban cockfighting. (Nov 2002)
Brad Henry on Principles & Values
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Brad Henry on Social Security
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Brad Henry on Tax Reform
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  • Implemented two largest tax cuts in state history. (Nov 2006)
  • Maintain income tax. (Sep 2002)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Brad Henry on Technology
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  • Biotech and nanotech startups transform our lives. (Feb 2010)
Brad Henry on War & Peace
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Brad Henry on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Government should not be involved in: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action in state contracts; yes in colleges: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Protect gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Insure Oklahoma program: coverage for many more Oklahomans: Strongly Favors topic 5
Make quality health care more accessible and affordable: Strongly Favors topic 5
Patients before profits : hold HMOs accountable: Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Don't siphon resources from our classrooms: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Build the best possible public schools & universities: Favors topic 7
Raise teacher pay: Opposes topic 7
Increase resources for public schools: Opposes topic 7
Participate in federal program Race to the Top: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Promote fuel technology: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Invest in drug courts: put low-risk offenders on better path: Opposes topic 19
national model in the war in methamphetamine: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Implemented two largest tax cuts in state history: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Maintain income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reauthorize the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Limit contributions to political campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Brad Henry is a Centrist.
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