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Donny DiFrancesco on Abortion
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Donny DiFrancesco on Budget & Economy
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  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Civil Rights
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  • Intolerance for racial profiling. (Feb 2001)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Corporations
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Donny DiFrancesco on Crime
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  • More victims’ rights; identify sex offendors. (Dec 2000)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Drugs
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Donny DiFrancesco on Education
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Donny DiFrancesco on Energy & Oil
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Donny DiFrancesco on Environment
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  • $5M for purchasing open space. (Dec 2000)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Families & Children
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  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Foreign Policy
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Donny DiFrancesco on Free Trade
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Donny DiFrancesco on Government Reform
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  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Gun Control
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  • No gun permits until age 21; require ballistics ID. (Dec 2000)
  • Prosecute gun crimes more; restrict future sales more. (Dec 2000)
Donny DiFrancesco on Health Care
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  • More funds for senior prescriptions, charity care, Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Homeland Security
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  • Fund domestic terrorism preparedness. (Dec 2000)
Donny DiFrancesco on Immigration
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  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Jobs
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  • Develop a workplace basic skills program. (Feb 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Local Issues
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Donny DiFrancesco on Principles & Values
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  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Social Security
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  • Reduce taxes on retiree earnings & benefits. (Dec 2000)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Tax Reform
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  • High property taxes obstruct high quality of life. (Feb 2001)
  • Limit inheritance taxes. (Dec 2000)
  • End the marriage tax. (Dec 2000)
Donny DiFrancesco on Technology
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  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on War & Peace
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  • Recognize Jerusalem as capital; honor Holocaust claims. (Dec 2000)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Donny DiFrancesco on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Fund welfare-to-work & exempt religious charities. (Dec 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Intolerance for racial profiling: Neutral on topic 2
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
More funds for senior prescriptions, charity care, Medicaid: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: 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)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
More victims’ rights; identify sex offendors: Favors topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(2 points on Social scale)
No gun permits until age 21; require ballistics ID: Opposes topic 10
Prosecute gun crimes more; restrict future sales more: Neutral on topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Reduce taxes on retiree earnings & benefits: Favors topic 11
Limit inheritance taxes: Favors topic 11
End the marriage tax: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(5 points on Economic scale)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on 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:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(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:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(2 points on Economic scale)
Recognize Jerusalem as capital; honor Holocaust claims: Favors topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(2 points on Economic scale)
$5M for purchasing open space: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Fund welfare-to-work & exempt religious charities: Strongly Favors topic 20
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20

Donny DiFrancesco is a Moderate Populist.
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