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Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
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Rick Nolan on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
Rick Nolan on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Rick Nolan on Civil Rights
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  • Pass the Equal Rights Amendment. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Rick Nolan on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Rick Nolan on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rick Nolan on Drugs
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Rick Nolan on Education
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  • Architect of "Minnesota Miracle" progressive school finance. (Nov 2012)
Rick Nolan on Energy & Oil
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rick Nolan on Environment
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  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Rick Nolan on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Rick Nolan on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rick Nolan on Free Trade
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  • Expand port of Duluth to make MN a leading export state. (Nov 2012)
Rick Nolan on Government Reform
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  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
Rick Nolan on Gun Control
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  • Supports restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Rick Nolan on Health Care
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  • No voucher system for Medicare. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
Rick Nolan on Homeland Security
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  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
Rick Nolan on Immigration
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  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Rick Nolan on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Rick Nolan on Principles & Values
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Rick Nolan on Social Security
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  • Don't turn Social Security over to Wall Street. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Rick Nolan on Tax Reform
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  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Rick Nolan on Technology
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  • Rebuild infrastructure by ending Bush tax cuts. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Rick Nolan on War & Peace
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  • Conclude the wars and bring the troops home. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
  • Defund US military presence in Afghanistan. (Jan 2013)
Rick Nolan on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)


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 unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pass the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: 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)
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex 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)
No voucher system for Medicare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Don't turn Social Security over to Wall Street: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Architect of "Minnesota Miracle" progressive school finance: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports restricting the Second Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rebuild infrastructure by ending Bush tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports an income tax increase: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand port of Duluth to make MN a leading export state: Favors topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Full disclosure of campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
Conclude the wars and bring the troops home: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Defund US military presence in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Neutral on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Rick Nolan is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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