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Brian Kerns on Abortion
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  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
Brian Kerns on Budget & Economy
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Brian Kerns on Civil Rights
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  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Brian Kerns on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
Brian Kerns on Crime
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Brian Kerns on Drugs
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  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
Brian Kerns on Education
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  • Voted NO on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Let schools display the words "God Bless America". (Oct 2001)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Brian Kerns on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Brian Kerns on Environment
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Brian Kerns on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
Brian Kerns on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
Brian Kerns on Free Trade
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Brian Kerns on Government Reform
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  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
Brian Kerns on Gun Control
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  • No lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jan 2001)
Brian Kerns on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
Brian Kerns on Homeland Security
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Brian Kerns on Immigration
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  • Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
Brian Kerns on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
Brian Kerns on Principles & Values
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Brian Kerns on Social Security
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  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
Brian Kerns on Tax Reform
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  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
Brian Kerns on Technology
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Brian Kerns on War & Peace
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Brian Kerns on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Opposes topic 1
YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes: Opposes topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Let schools display the words "God Bless America": Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Neutral on topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Neutral on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Phaseout the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"): Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Opposes 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 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties: Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Brian Kerns is a Moderate Conservative.
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