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Richard Hudson on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Protect life from conception until natural death. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Richard Hudson 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)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
Richard Hudson on Civil Rights
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  • Constitutional Amendment to Protect Traditional Marriage. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech. (Oct 2013)
Richard Hudson on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Opposes tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Richard Hudson on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Richard Hudson on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Richard Hudson on Education
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  • Strong supporter of school choice, charters, & homeschooling. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
Richard Hudson on Energy & Oil
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  • 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)
Richard Hudson on Environment
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  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Apr 2013)
Richard Hudson on Families & Children
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Richard Hudson on Foreign Policy
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Richard Hudson on Free Trade
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  • Fight trade deal that are bad deals for our workers. (Nov 2012)
Richard Hudson on Government Reform
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  • No earmarks; they invite corruption. (Nov 2012)
  • Eliminate 527s and force full disclosure. (Oct 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)
  • Supports banning funding of offensive art. (Oct 2012)
Richard Hudson on Gun Control
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  • Second Amendment is America's First Freedom. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Richard Hudson on Health Care
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  • No government takeover of our healthcare system. (Nov 2012)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Richard Hudson on Homeland Security
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  • Defeat Islamic extremists who would destroy our way of life. (Nov 2012)
  • Ensure that every veteran is treated with dignity & respect. (Nov 2012)
  • I do not support Obama's proposal to cut $1T from Defense. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports targeting suspected terrorists. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Apr 2013)
Richard Hudson on Immigration
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  • Fence the entire Southern Border as necessary first step. (Nov 2012)
  • End "birth right citizenship". (Oct 2012)
Richard Hudson on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Richard Hudson on Principles & Values
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  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Aug 2012)
Richard Hudson on Social Security
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  • Reform the system for those my age and younger. (Oct 2012)
Richard Hudson on Tax Reform
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  • Pledge to never increase taxes. (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)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Richard Hudson on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Richard Hudson on War & Peace
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  • No timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Oct 2012)
  • Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Richard Hudson on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect life from conception until natural death: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly 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)
Constitutional Amendment to Protect Traditional Marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining traditional marriage: Opposes topic 3
Supports banning military gay marriage: Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Protect anti-same-sex marriage opinions as free speech: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports banning funding of offensive art: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No government takeover of our healthcare system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reform the system for those my age and younger: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strong supporter of school choice, charters, & homeschooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment is America's First Freedom: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: 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)
Pledge to never increase taxes: 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
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: 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)
Fence the entire Southern Border as necessary first step: Strongly Opposes topic 12
End "birth right citizenship": Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight trade deal that are bad deals for our workers: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports targeting suspected terrorists: Strongly Favors topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Ensure that every veteran is treated with dignity & respect: Favors topic 15
I do not support Obama's proposal to cut $1T from Defense: Favors topic 15
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No earmarks; they invite corruption: Favors topic 16
Eliminate 527s and force full disclosure: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
No timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes: Opposes topic 17
Supports combat operations in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
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
Opposes tax incentives for job creation: Favors 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

Richard Hudson is a Moderate Conservative.
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