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Frank O'Bannon on Abortion
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Frank O'Bannon on Budget & Economy
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  • Focus during slowdown on education & vulnerability. (Jan 2001)
  • Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Foster dairy production that is market driven. (Feb 1998)
Frank O'Bannon on Civil Rights
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  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Frank O'Bannon on Corporations
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Frank O'Bannon on Crime
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  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Frank O'Bannon on Drugs
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  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Frank O'Bannon on Education
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  • Standards worked for math & English; apply to other subjects. (Jan 2001)
  • $50 million for flexible school readiness program. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Frank O'Bannon on Energy & Oil
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  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
Frank O'Bannon on Environment
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  • Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol. (May 2000)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone. (May 1998)
Frank O'Bannon on Families & Children
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  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal welfare funding for child support. (Jun 1999)
  • Keep TANF program focused on family welfare, not other tasks. (Mar 1999)
Frank O'Bannon on Foreign Policy
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Frank O'Bannon on Free Trade
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  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (May 1998)
  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)
Frank O'Bannon on Government Reform
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  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Frank O'Bannon on Gun Control
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Frank O'Bannon on Health Care
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  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits. (Oct 1999)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Frank O'Bannon on Homeland Security
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  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Frank O'Bannon 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)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (Oct 1999)
Frank O'Bannon on Jobs
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  • State instead of federal rules for animal operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Immediate federal assistance for farm crisis. (Sep 1999)
Frank O'Bannon on Local Issues
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Frank O'Bannon on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: United Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of Midwestern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
Frank O'Bannon on Social Security
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  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Frank O'Bannon on Tax Reform
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  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Frank O'Bannon on Technology
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  • $50 million more for 21st Century Research Fund. (Jan 2001)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
Frank O'Bannon on War & Peace
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Frank O'Bannon on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • 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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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Standards worked for math & English; apply to other subjects: Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 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
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$50 million for flexible school readiness program: Opposes topic 7
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol: Neutral on topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance: Favors topic 20
Promote the next generation of welfare reform: Opposes topic 20
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
Maintain federal welfare funding for child support: Neutral on topic 20
Keep TANF program focused on family welfare, not other tasks: Neutral on topic 20
No opinion on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules: Favors topic 13
Grant fast-track authority to the President: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17

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