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Patrick Murphy on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Defend a woman's right to choose. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Patrick Murphy on Civil Rights
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  • Equal rights regardless of sexual orientation. (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)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
Patrick Murphy on Corporations
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  • End tax loophole to hide profit overseas. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Patrick Murphy on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Patrick Murphy on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Patrick Murphy on Education
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  • We claim to be pro-teacher; so provide resources. (Nov 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Energy & Oil
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  • Tax credits for manufacturing windmills & solar panels. (Nov 2012)
  • Create new industries via green technologies. (Nov 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Patrick Murphy on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Patrick Murphy on Foreign Policy
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Patrick Murphy on Free Trade
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Patrick Murphy on Government Reform
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Patrick Murphy on Gun Control
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Patrick Murphy on Health Care
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  • Fight repeal to keep ObamaCare's tangible benefits. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Homeland Security
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Patrick Murphy on Immigration
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  • Fair path to citizenship while securing our borders. (Nov 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Patrick Murphy on Principles & Values
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Patrick Murphy on Social Security
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  • Keep promise & maintain program's long-term solvency. (Nov 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Tax Reform
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  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Patrick Murphy on War & Peace
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  • Pursue Al Qaeda, but get troops out of Afghanistan. (Nov 2012)
  • Immediate military action if Iran attacks Israel. (Nov 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


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 unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Defend a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: 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)
Equal rights regardless of sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: 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)
Fight repeal to keep ObamaCare's tangible benefits: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fight repeal to keep ObamaCare's tangible benefits: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Keep promise & maintain program's long-term solvency: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We claim to be pro-teacher; so provide resources: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Create new industries via green technologies: Opposes topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End tax loophole to hide profit overseas: 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)
Fair path to citizenship while securing our borders: Favors topic 12
Fair path to citizenship while securing our borders: 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)
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pursue Al Qaeda, but get troops out of Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Immediate military action if Iran attacks Israel: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tax credits for manufacturing windmills & solar panels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Create new industries via green technologies: Strongly Favors topic 18
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)
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Patrick Murphy is a Moderate Liberal.
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