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David Cobb on Abortion
Click here for the full quote on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Full reproductive freedom for women. (Jul 2004)
David Cobb on Budget & Economy
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    No stance on record.
David Cobb on Civil Rights
Click here for 4 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • US history is constant struggle for more democracy. (Jul 2004)
  • Affirmative action for people of color and women. (Jul 2004)
  • Support Native Peoples to protect their treaty rights. (Jul 2004)
  • Marriage equality for lesbians and gays. (Jul 2004)
David Cobb on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Priorities include ending transnational corporate empire. (Jul 2004)
  • Abolish the legal doctrine of "corporate personhood". (May 2004)
  • Revoke charters when corporations flagrantly violate law. (Nov 2002)
David Cobb on Crime
Click here for 4 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Criminal justice system permeated with race & class bias. (Jul 2004)
  • No private, for-profit prisons. (Jul 2004)
  • More community policing; more inmate job training. (May 2004)
  • Eliminate the death penalty. (May 2004)
David Cobb on Drugs
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  • Decriminalize minor possession of marijuana. (May 2004)
  • War on drugs is war on our civil liberties. (May 2004)
  • Rated A+ by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
David Cobb on Education
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    No stance on record.
David Cobb on Energy & Oil
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  • Move towards energy independence from renewable sources. (Jul 2004)
  • Subsidize clean renewables instead of oil & nuclear. (Jul 2004)
  • $300B per year to fund clean energy in poor countries. (Jul 2004)
David Cobb on Environment
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    No stance on record.
David Cobb on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
David Cobb on Foreign Policy
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  • More US participation in UN peacekeeping missions. (May 2004)
David Cobb on Free Trade
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  • Withdraw from NAFTA and CAFTA. (Jul 2004)
  • Marched in Seattle against the WTO. (Jul 2004)
  • Include human rights and worker rights in trade deals. (May 2004)
David Cobb on Government Reform
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  • Voters Bill of Rights: clean elections, ballot access, more. (Jul 2004)
  • Proponent of Instant Runoff Voting. (Jul 2004)
  • No corporate campaign donations. (Jul 2004)
David Cobb on Gun Control
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  • Ban assault weapons; require licenses; track fingerprints. (May 2004)
  • A gun owner who supports reasonable gun safety laws. (May 2004)
David Cobb on Health Care
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  • Publicly funded, universal health care insurance. (Jul 2004)
  • Health care is a right. (May 2004)
David Cobb on Homeland Security
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  • Greatly Decrease Funding on missile defense. (Aug 2004)
  • Greatly decrease all military funding. (May 2004)
David Cobb on Immigration
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  • Amnesty for undocumented immigrants after 3 years. (Jul 2004)
David Cobb on Jobs
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  • Organized union events for Teamsters, steelworkers, and UCFW. (Jul 2004)
David Cobb on Principles & Values
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  • Pursuing "smart states" strategy (no swing states). (Aug 2004)
  • Green party wins by disseminating message. (Jul 2004)
  • Rejects "spoiler" argument and rejects Electoral College. (Jul 2004)
  • Build the Green Party and help get Bush out. (Jun 2004)
  • Challenges Kerry on issues, but acknowledges Bush is worse. (Jun 2004)
  • Coordinated Nader 2000 campaign in Texas. (Nov 2002)
  • Former member of Pipeline Workers Local Union. (Nov 2002)
David Cobb on Social Security
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  • Increase payroll tax but allow some self-investment. (May 2004)
David Cobb on Tax Reform
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  • Increase taxes on wealthy; decrease taxes on poor. (Aug 2004)
David Cobb on Technology
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    No stance on record.
David Cobb on War & Peace
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  • Mission Accomplished has turned into Mission Impossible. (May 2004)
  • All US troops out of Iraq, unless UN and Iraq say so. (Apr 2004)
  • US in Iraq is arrogant, bullying, & unnecessarily violent. (Apr 2004)
David Cobb on Welfare & Poverty
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    No stance on record.


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
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)
Full reproductive freedom for women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action for people of color and women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Marriage equality for lesbians and gays: Strongly 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)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Publicly funded, universal health care insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Health care is a right: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Increase payroll tax but allow some self-investment: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Criminal justice system permeated with race & class bias: Opposes topic 9
More community policing; more inmate job training: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(2 points on Social scale)
Ban assault weapons; require licenses; track fingerprints: Strongly Opposes topic 10
A gun owner who supports reasonable gun safety laws: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Increase taxes on wealthy; decrease taxes on poor: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(10 points on Economic scale)
Amnesty for undocumented immigrants after 3 years: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Withdraw from NAFTA and CAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Marched in Seattle against the WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(0 points on Social scale)
Include human rights and worker rights in trade deals: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
Greatly decrease all military funding: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(0 points on Economic scale)
Greatly Decrease Funding on missile defense: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(0 points on Economic scale)
More US participation in UN peacekeeping missions: Strongly Favors topic 17
All US troops out of Iraq, unless UN and Iraq say so: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Subsidize clean renewables instead of oil & nuclear: Strongly Favors topic 18
$300B per year to fund clean energy in poor countries: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(7 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize minor possession of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on drugs is war on our civil liberties: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated A+ by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

David Cobb is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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