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Cruz Bustamante on Abortion
Click here for the full quote on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • We want to make sure that we defend choice. (Aug 2003)
Cruz Bustamante on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Cruz Bustamante on Civil Rights
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  • Prop 54 is bad for health care and civil rights. (Sep 2003)
  • Profile on what people do, not the way they look. (Sep 2003)
  • Supports current bill for same-sex legal rights. (Sep 2003)
  • Last major frontier of civil rights is economic rights. (Mar 2003)
  • Defeat the Connerly Racial Classification Initiative. (Mar 2003)
  • Radical ethnic politics? A normal agenda extended to all. (Feb 2001)
  • Give small businesses chance to compete on state contracts. (Feb 2001)
Cruz Bustamante on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Cruz Bustamante on Crime
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  • Death penalty with every opportunity to prove innocence. (Sep 2003)
Cruz Bustamante on Drugs
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  • Supports medical marijuana, if properly distributed. (Sep 2003)
Cruz Bustamante on Education
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  • Tuition must be kept low for every single student. (Sep 2003)
  • Focus on providing textbooks instead of high school testing. (Sep 2003)
  • Don't balance the budget on the backs of college students. (Mar 2003)
  • Stop the increase in community college tuition. (Mar 2003)
Cruz Bustamante on Energy & Oil
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Cruz Bustamante on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Cruz Bustamante on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Cruz Bustamante on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Cruz Bustamante on Free Trade
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Cruz Bustamante on Government Reform
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  • Create better partnerships between state & local governments. (Sep 2003)
Cruz Bustamante on Gun Control
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  • Leave gun laws like they are and look for improvements. (Sep 2003)
Cruz Bustamante on Health Care
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  • Provide health care for the children of illegal immigrants. (Sep 2003)
  • SB-2: Insuring 1 million all we can afford at this time. (Sep 2003)
  • Implementing real healthcare is greater issue than fraud. (Sep 2003)
Cruz Bustamante on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Cruz Bustamante on Immigration
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  • Give undocumented workers driver's licenses. (Sep 2003)
  • Give undocumented workers all basic government services. (Sep 2003)
  • Give immigrant students same rights to attend UC. (Feb 2002)
Cruz Bustamante on Jobs
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  • Create incentive system for good workplaces. (Sep 2003)
  • Fix workers' compensation but focus on work safety. (Sep 2003)
  • Supports required overtime pay plus other worker benefits. (Sep 2003)
Cruz Bustamante on Local Issues
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Cruz Bustamante on Principles & Values
Click here for 5 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Distinguishes himself from recall opponents, not from Davis. (Sep 2003)
  • Elected twice to take the place of the governor. (Sep 2003)
  • Dems strategy: No on recall, yes on Bustamante. (Aug 2003)
  • Campaign strategy: No on recall, yes on Bustamante. (Aug 2003)
  • No on the recall but yes on Bustamante. (Aug 2003)
Cruz Bustamante on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Cruz Bustamante on Tax Reform
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  • Tough Love for California: Raise sin tax & upper income tax. (Sep 2003)
  • Repeal car tax by taxing alcohol & tobacco. (Sep 2003)
Cruz Bustamante on Technology
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  • Infrastructure and education are equally important. (Sep 2003)
Cruz Bustamante on War & Peace
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Cruz Bustamante on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Blending church and resources are a perfect partnership. (Oct 2002)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
We want to make sure that we defend choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Profile on what people do, not the way they look: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Supports current bill for same-sex legal rights: Favors topic 3
Last major frontier of civil rights is economic rights: Favors topic 3
Defeat the Connerly Racial Classification Initiative: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
Death penalty with every opportunity to prove innocence: Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(2 points on Social scale)
Leave gun laws like they are and look for improvements: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Tough Love for California: Raise sin tax & upper income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(10 points on Economic scale)
Give undocumented workers driver's licenses: Favors topic 12
Give undocumented workers all basic government services: Strongly Favors topic 12
Give immigrant students same rights to attend UC: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports medical marijuana, if properly distributed: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Blending church and resources are a perfect partnership: Strongly Favors topic 20

Cruz Bustamante is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative.
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