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Bob Dold on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Nov 2010)
Bob Dold on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Bob Dold on Civil Rights
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  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
Bob Dold on Corporations
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  • Rated 29% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record. (May 2012)
Bob Dold on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bob Dold on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bob Dold on Education
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  • Supports local control & growth-model testing. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Bob Dold on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
  • Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018. (May 2011)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Bob Dold on Environment
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  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Rated 75% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Bob Dold on Families & Children
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Bob Dold on Foreign Policy
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  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Bob Dold on Free Trade
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  • Support free trade with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. (Nov 2010)
Bob Dold on Government Reform
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Bob Dold on Gun Control
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  • Supports restricting gun purchase & possession. (Nov 2010)
Bob Dold on Health Care
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  • Common-sense amendments: tort reform; cross-state markets. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
Bob Dold on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Bob Dold on Immigration
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  • Supports a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
  • Improve visa process to get more travelers from China. (Sep 2011)
Bob Dold on Jobs
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  • Rated 50% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
Bob Dold on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Aug 2012)
Bob Dold on Social Security
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Bob Dold on Tax Reform
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  • Repeal the death tax; lower the corporate tax rate. (Nov 2010)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Bob Dold on Technology
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  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
Bob Dold on War & Peace
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  • More troops to Afghanistan, with no timetable for withdrawal. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
Bob Dold on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Neutral on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Endorsed Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights: Favors topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes 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 Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Common-sense amendments: tort reform; cross-state markets: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports local control & growth-model testing: Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes 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 gun purchase & possession: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal the death tax; lower the corporate tax rate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Improve visa process to get more travelers from China: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support free trade with South Korea, Panama and Colombia: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
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 voting rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
More troops to Afghanistan, with no timetable for withdrawal: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018: Strongly Favors topic 18
Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Bob Dold is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative.
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