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Kerry Bentivolio on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Disallow federal government subsidizing abortion. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers. (Mar 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Kerry Bentivolio 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)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
  • Endorsed Liberty Candidate: End the Federal Reserve. (Aug 2012)
Kerry Bentivolio on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Sep 2013)
Kerry Bentivolio on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Kerry Bentivolio on Crime
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  • Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights. (Apr 2013)
Kerry Bentivolio on Drugs
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  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Mar 2013)
Kerry Bentivolio on Education
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Kerry Bentivolio on Energy & Oil
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  • Affordable energy by encouraging choice & competition. (Nov 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Endorsed Liberty Candidate: tax incentives for US-based alternatives. (Aug 2012)
Kerry Bentivolio on Environment
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  • Sponsored educating humans about spaying, neutering, & adopting pets. (Jun 2013)
Kerry Bentivolio on Families & Children
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Kerry Bentivolio on Foreign Policy
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  • Endorsed Liberty Candidate: US abroad unconstitutional & unaffordable. (Aug 2012)
Kerry Bentivolio on Free Trade
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Kerry Bentivolio on Government Reform
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  • 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)
Kerry Bentivolio on Gun Control
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  • 2nd Amendment is a vital amendment. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed Liberty Candidate: no point in keeping guns you can't access. (Aug 2012)
Kerry Bentivolio on Health Care
Click here for 4 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • ObamaCare is massive intrusion on our freedom. (Nov 2012)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports market-based health insurance. (Oct 2012)
Kerry Bentivolio on Homeland Security
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  • Address homelessness and suicide among vets. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Kerry Bentivolio on Immigration
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  • Amnesty amounts to condoning illegality. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes illegal alien college benefits. (Oct 2012)
  • No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American. (Jan 2013)
Kerry Bentivolio on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Kerry Bentivolio on Principles & Values
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  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Aug 2012)
Kerry Bentivolio on Social Security
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Kerry Bentivolio on Tax Reform
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  • Cut taxes to reduce high unemployment. (Nov 2012)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
Kerry Bentivolio on Technology
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  • No regulation of Internet service nor political speech. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Kerry Bentivolio on War & Peace
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Kerry Bentivolio on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Disallow federal government subsidizing abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification for abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers: Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: 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)
ObamaCare is massive intrusion on our freedom: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports market-based health insurance: Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored educating humans about spaying, neutering, & adopting pets: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2nd Amendment is a vital amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Endorsed Liberty Candidate: no point in keeping guns you can't access: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut taxes to reduce high unemployment: Strongly 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
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Amnesty amounts to condoning illegality: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes illegal alien college benefits: Opposes topic 12
No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American: 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
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Address homelessness and suicide among vets: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No regulation of Internet service nor political speech: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Endorsed Liberty Candidate: US abroad unconstitutional & unaffordable: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Affordable energy by encouraging choice & competition: 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
Endorsed Liberty Candidate: tax incentives for US-based alternatives: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Kerry Bentivolio is a Moderate Conservative.
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