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Duncan Hunter Jr. on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Life begins at conception. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Report on Medicaid payments to abortion providers. (Apr 2009)
  • Sponsored bill declaring preborn as Constitutional persons. (Feb 2009)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage is a sacred institution; not for same-sex. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Crime
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  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Drugs
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  • Develop counterdrug strategy for federal open lands. (Feb 2011)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Environment
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  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Families & Children
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  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -6 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Free Trade
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  • Fair Trade to protect from unfair competition. (Nov 2008)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Gun Control
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  • The 2nd Amendment is clear: no laws to restrict firearms. (Nov 2008)
  • Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Health Care
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  • Allow purchasing private market-based health plans. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Homeland Security
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  • Strengthen our military; obtain new weapons. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Immigration
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  • NO AMNESTY for illegals; and DOUBLE BORDER FENCE. (Nov 2008)
  • Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Principles & Values
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Duncan Hunter Jr. on Social Security
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  • Give younger workers options for investing their own funds. (Nov 2008)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Tax Reform
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  • Simplify taxes; reform AMT; abolish the death tax. (Nov 2008)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on War & Peace
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  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Duncan Hunter Jr. on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Report on Medicaid payments to abortion providers: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill declaring preborn as Constitutional persons: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is a sacred institution; not for same-sex: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Opposes topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow purchasing private market-based health plans: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Opposes topic 5
NO on regulating tobacco as a drug: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Give younger workers options for investing their own funds: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
NO on $40B for green public schools: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
The 2nd Amendment is clear: no laws to restrict firearms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Simplify taxes; reform AMT; abolish the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
NO AMNESTY for illegals; and DOUBLE BORDER FENCE: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fair Trade to protect from unfair competition: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strengthen our military; obtain new weapons: Strongly Favors topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Opposes topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Develop counterdrug strategy for federal open lands: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Duncan Hunter Jr. is a Moderate Conservative.
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