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Luke Messer on Abortion
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  • Fight for traditional Hoosier pro-life values. (Nov 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Luke Messer on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Luke Messer on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
Luke Messer on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Luke Messer on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Luke Messer on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Luke Messer on Education
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  • Education decisions are best made by families at local level. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
Luke Messer on Energy & Oil
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  • Create clean coal & increase domestic oil production. (Nov 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
Luke Messer on Environment
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  • Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns. (Feb 2013)
Luke Messer on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Luke Messer on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Luke Messer on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Luke Messer on Government Reform
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  • Ethics reforms including protecting whistle blowers. (Nov 2012)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Luke Messer on Gun Control
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  • 100% rating from the NRA. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Luke Messer on Health Care
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  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Luke Messer on Homeland Security
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  • Make sure our military has all of the tools it needs. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Dec 2013)
Luke Messer on Immigration
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  • Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Luke Messer on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Luke Messer on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Luke Messer on Social Security
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Luke Messer on Tax Reform
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  • Commonsense Hoosier approach: can't borrow out of debt. (Nov 2012)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Luke Messer on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Luke Messer on War & Peace
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  • Sponsored condemning North Korea for testing nuclear device. (Feb 2013)
Luke Messer on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Co-founded Childshare, a faith-based not-for-profit. (Nov 2012)
  • 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:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight for traditional Hoosier pro-life values: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Co-founded Childshare, a faith-based not-for-profit: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Education decisions are best made by families at local level: Favors topic 7
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns: No opin. on topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(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)
100% rating from the NRA: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Commonsense Hoosier approach: can't borrow out of debt: Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Make sure our military has all of the tools it needs: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ethics reforms including protecting whistle blowers: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sponsored condemning North Korea for testing nuclear device: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Create clean coal & increase domestic oil production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports offshore energy production: Opposes topic 18
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)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Luke Messer is a Moderate Conservative.
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