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Raul Ruiz on Abortion
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  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Jan 2014)
Raul Ruiz on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Raul Ruiz on Civil Rights
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  • No discrimination on the basis of who you love. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
Raul Ruiz on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Raul Ruiz on Crime
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Raul Ruiz on Drugs
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Raul Ruiz on Education
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  • Invest in preschool & fully fund after-school. (Nov 2012)
Raul Ruiz on Energy & Oil
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Raul Ruiz on Environment
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Raul Ruiz on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Feb 2013)
Raul Ruiz on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Raul Ruiz on Free Trade
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Raul Ruiz on Government Reform
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Raul Ruiz on Gun Control
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  • Supports restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Raul Ruiz on Health Care
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  • Root out waste, fraud and abuse; but protect Medicare. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Raul Ruiz on Homeland Security
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  • Support the VOW to Hire Heroes Act. (Nov 2012)
Raul Ruiz on Immigration
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  • Pass the DREAM Act immediately. (Nov 2012)
Raul Ruiz on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Feb 2014)
Raul Ruiz on Principles & Values
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Raul Ruiz on Social Security
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  • Protect entitlements from slashing guaranteed benefits. (Nov 2012)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Raul Ruiz on Tax Reform
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  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for millionaires. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
Raul Ruiz on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Raul Ruiz on War & Peace
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Raul Ruiz on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
No discrimination on the basis of who you love: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors 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 Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Root out waste, fraud and abuse; but protect Medicare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect entitlements from slashing guaranteed benefits: Opposes topic 6
by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in preschool & fully fund after-school: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports restricting the Second Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Minimum tax rate of 30% for millionaires: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pass the DREAM Act immediately: Strongly Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support the VOW to Hire Heroes Act: 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)
Neutral on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Raul Ruiz is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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