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2012 Republican nominees:
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(Wisconsin Representative): Selected by Mitt Romney for V.P. Aug. 11.
Mitt Romney
(Former Massachusetts Governor): Publicly announced candidacy June 3.

2012 Democratic incumbents:
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2012 Third Party contenders:
Rocky Anderson
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(Reform Party)
Virgil Goode
(Former U.S. House Rep.): Constitution Party nominee.
Gary Johnson
(Former New Mexico Governor): Publicly announced Libertarian candidacy Dec. 21.
Scott Keller
(Independent)
JL Mealer
(Independent)
Buddy Roemer
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Robert Steele
(Reform Party)
Jill Stein
(Green Party)

2012 Republican withdrawals:
Michele Bachmann
(Minnesota Representative): Withdrew Jan. 4.
Michael Bloomberg
(NYC Mayor). Opted out of race, Feb. 8, 2011.
Herman Cain
(Radio talk-show host): Suspended candidacy Dec. 3.
Chris Christie
(New Jersey Governor). Opted out of presidential race.
Jim DeMint
(South Carolina Senator). Never entered race.
Newt Gingrich
(Former Speaker of the House): Publicly announced candidacy May 12.
Rudy Giuliani
(former NYC Mayor). Never entered race.
Mike Huckabee
(Former Arkansas Governor): Opted out of presidential race May 15.
Jon Huntsman
(former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China). Withdrew Jan. 15
Thad McCotter (Michigan Representative): Publicly announced candidacy July 2.
Sarah Palin
(former Alaska Governor). Opted out of presidential race Oct. 5.
Ron Paul
(Texas Representative): Publicly announced candidacy April 28.
Tim Pawlenty
(Former Minnesota Governor): Publicly announced candidacy May 24.
Rick Perry
(Texas Governor): Publicly announced candidacy Aug. 11.
Rick Santorum
(Former Pennsylvania Senator): Publicly announced candidacy June 6; withdrew April 11, 2012.
Donald Trump
(Real estate mogul): Opted out of presidential race May 16.

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David Walker on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • I strongly oppose partial birth abortion. (Apr 2012)
  • Morally wrong, but a woman's choice until viability. (Mar 2012)
  • Enforce against doctors performing abortions after viability. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Annual limit on most major categories of spending & revenues. (Apr 2012)
  • 3 parts spending cuts to 1 part tax increase via reforms. (Mar 2012)
  • Comprehensive tax reforms, capping tax at 20.5% of GDP. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Civil Rights
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  • Equal benefits for civil unions, but no same-sex marriage. (Mar 2012)
  • Equal benefits for civil unions; but no same-sex marriage. (Mar 2012)
  • I believe in affirmative action but not quotas. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Walker on Crime
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  • Death penalty only when DNA evidence & jury are conclusive. (Apr 2012)
  • Mandatory sentencing only for limited severe crimes. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Drugs
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  • Decriminalize marijuana use; differentiate from hard drugs. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Education
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  • Vouchers ok, if they have proper protections in place. (Apr 2012)
  • No school prayer, but moment of silence ok. (Apr 2012)
  • Basic national standards; local control for curriculum. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Energy & Oil
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  • More drilling now; invest in renewables now & over time. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Environment
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  • Protect natural resources balanced with human use. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Walker on Foreign Policy
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  • Listen to other countries, but act in US self-interest. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Free Trade
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  • Fair trade; but keep NAFTA and China trade. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Government Reform
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  • Constitutional Amendment to limit campaign finance. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Gun Control
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  • Screening for automatic weapons; no felons own guns. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Health Care
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  • Cap annual healthcare spending like every major country. (Apr 2012)
  • Demographics will require more federal healthcare funding. (Apr 2012)
  • Repeal and replace ObamaCare if Supreme Court doesn't. (Apr 2012)
  • Annual budget limit on all federal health care spending . (Apr 2012)
  • Universal care that is appropriate, affordable & sustainable. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Homeland Security
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  • Reform Patriot Act; it harms civil liberties. (Apr 2012)
  • Change force structure for new types of conflicts. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Immigration
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  • Path to legal status but not to citizenship. (Mar 2012)
  • Enforce employment laws on employers, not against immigrants. (Mar 2012)
  • Enforce against employers hiring illegals. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Walker on Principles & Values
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  • Many founding principles are timeless, & have been violated. (Mar 2012)
  • Priorities on economy over foreign & social issues. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Social Security
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  • Supplemental retirement accounts ok; private accounts not. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Tax Reform
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  • Make effective tax rates progressive, not marginal tax rates. (Mar 2012)
  • Broaden base; make top rate 25%; make capital gains 25%. (Mar 2012)
David Walker on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Walker on War & Peace
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  • Out of Iraq & Afghanistan; no ground troops in Iran. (Apr 2012)
David Walker on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Let churches provide services with religious exemptions. (Mar 2012)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-3 points on Social scale)
I strongly oppose partial birth abortion: Opposes topic 1
Morally wrong, but a woman's choice until viability: Favors topic 1
Enforce against doctors performing abortions after viability: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I believe in affirmative action but not quotas: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Equal benefits for civil unions, but no same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Equal benefits for civil unions; but no same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
No school prayer, but moment of silence ok: Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty only when DNA evidence & jury are conclusive: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Mandatory sentencing only for limited severe crimes: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Screening for automatic weapons; no felons own guns: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cap annual healthcare spending like every major country: Strongly Favors topic 5
Demographics will require more federal healthcare funding: Strongly Favors topic 5
Repeal and replace ObamaCare if Supreme Court doesn't: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Annual budget limit on all federal health care spending : Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supplemental retirement accounts ok; private accounts not: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers ok, if they have proper protections in place: Favors topic 7
Basic national standards; local control for curriculum: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More drilling now; invest in renewables now & over time: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize marijuana use; differentiate from hard drugs: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Let churches provide services with religious exemptions: Favors topic 20
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
3 parts spending cuts to 1 part tax increase via reforms: Favors topic 11
Make effective tax rates progressive, not marginal tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Broaden base; make top rate 25%; make capital gains 25%: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
Path to legal status but not to citizenship: Favors topic 12
Enforce employment laws on employers, not against immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Enforce against employers hiring illegals: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Fair trade; but keep NAFTA and China trade: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Change force structure for new types of conflicts: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Constitutional Amendment to limit campaign finance: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+2 points on Social scale)
Reform Patriot Act; it harms civil liberties: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
Out of Iraq & Afghanistan; no ground troops in Iran: Favors topic 17

David Walker is a Centrist.
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