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Nikki Haley on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • I'm pro-life because someone saved my husband's life. (Apr 2012)
  • Every life is blessed by God. (Nov 2010)
Nikki Haley on Budget & Economy
Click here for 8 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Trained as bookkeeper for family business at age 12. (Apr 2012)
  • 2009: Reject stimulus funds because it creates new costs. (Apr 2012)
  • S.C. budget was perfect example of unaccountable government. (Apr 2012)
  • Stimulus funds come with too many strings attached. (Apr 2012)
  • It's the people's money; government has no prior claim. (Apr 2012)
  • No debt-ceiling increase without spending cuts & caps. (Apr 2012)
  • It's time for truth in budgeting; & government spending cap. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Nikki Haley on Civil Rights
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  • Accused of lack of diversity in gubernatorial cabinet. (Apr 2012)
  • Minority & women groups are just special interest groups. (Apr 2012)
  • Marriage is between one man and one woman. (Jun 2010)
Nikki Haley on Corporations
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  • My parents built business into a multimillion dollar company. (Aug 2012)
  • Government makes it harder for struggling small business. (Apr 2012)
  • OpEd: Business-friendliness starts with competitive taxes. (Apr 2012)
  • Government creates conditions; entrepreneurs create jobs. (Apr 2012)
  • Reduce red tape; time is money. (Jan 2011)
  • Eliminate business taxes, starting with corporate income tax. (Nov 2010)
Nikki Haley on Crime
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  • Restore funding for Law Enforcement DNA lab. (Jan 2012)
  • Save millions by reducing recidivism. (Jan 2011)
Nikki Haley on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Nikki Haley on Education
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  • Make a real investment in our charter schools. (Jan 2012)
  • Educate kids not based on where they happen to live. (Jan 2011)
  • Expand charter schools. (Nov 2010)
Nikki Haley on Energy & Oil
Click here for 2 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Not now, not ever, support raising the gas tax. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports off-shore drilling near South Carolina coast. (Jun 2010)
Nikki Haley on Environment
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  • Re-open Yucca Mountain for nuclear waste. (Apr 2012)
  • Charleston is now US's top tourism spot; sell South Carolina. (Jan 2012)
Nikki Haley on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Nikki Haley on Foreign Policy
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  • $5 billion in foreign investment: the "It" state worldwide. (Jan 2013)
Nikki Haley on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Nikki Haley on Government Reform
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  • Legislative mission: get "voice votes" on the record. (Apr 2012)
  • Real-time online check registers for government spending. (Apr 2012)
  • Term limits force real change in leadership. (Apr 2012)
  • Weakened governorship today set up in Reconstruction. (Apr 2012)
  • Fought S.C. House leadership for roll-call voting. (Apr 2012)
  • Good old work replaces pork-barrel politics. (Apr 2012)
  • Voter ID is a no-brainer to protect election integrity. (Apr 2012)
  • We capped lawsuit damages; next tort reform is loser-pays. (Jan 2012)
  • Endorsed as commonsense conservative "Mama Grizzly". (Nov 2010)
  • Strongly in favor of term limits at all levels of government. (Nov 2010)
Nikki Haley on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Make concealed weapons permits easier. (Nov 2010)
  • Founding fathers gave us the absolute right to bear arms. (May 2010)
Nikki Haley on Health Care
Click here for 9 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Reject ObamaCare state exchange; reject Medicaid expansion. (Jan 2014)
  • Dead set against ObamaCare: We can't split the cow. (Apr 2012)
  • ObamaCare is wrongheaded and unconstitutional. (Apr 2012)
  • ObamaCare opt-out rules disallow state opt-out. (Apr 2012)
  • Medicaid is a broken system; federal mandates cause problems. (Jan 2012)
  • No government-run health exchanges; transparency instead. (Jan 2012)
  • Let Medicaid buy generics for AIDS, cancer, & mental health. (Jan 2011)
  • Cap punitive damages to limit medical costs. (Nov 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Nikki Haley on Homeland Security
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  • We are a patriotic people; we love those in uniform. (Jan 2012)
Nikki Haley on Immigration
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  • Audit businesses to see if using E-Verify. (Apr 2012)
  • It's not a racial issue; it's about the rule of law. (Apr 2012)
  • Co-sponsored toughest standard of immigration enforcement. (Nov 2010)
Nikki Haley on Jobs
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  • Fought unionization; new jobs in 45 of 46 counties. (Jan 2013)
  • Non-union Boeing jobs in SC did not cost one union job in WA. (Aug 2012)
  • Right-to-work helps Boeing deliver jets despite strikes. (Apr 2012)
  • Pledge that every citizen who wants a job, has a job. (Jan 2012)
  • We pushed back & NLRB dropped its frivolous Boeing lawsuit. (Jan 2012)
  • ReadySC: work force training; vocational & technical college. (Jan 2012)
  • I love that we are one of the least unionized states. (Jan 2012)
  • No unemployment benefits for workers on strike. (Jan 2012)
  • NLRB vs. Boeing is "direct attack on what America is". (Nov 2011)
Nikki Haley on Local Issues
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  • South Carolina is the "Beast of the Southeast". (Jan 2014)
Nikki Haley on Principles & Values
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  • Removing religion from public discourse is entirely wrong. (Apr 2012)
  • First Indian family in small town of Bamberg SC in 1960s. (Apr 2012)
  • My Sikh dad proudly wears turban over uncut hair. (Apr 2012)
  • Converted to Christianity to marry Michael & raise children. (Apr 2012)
  • 2005: Unseated longest-serving legislator in SC history. (Apr 2012)
  • RedState Moneybomb: $50,000 in four days. (Apr 2012)
  • First gubernatorial campaign TV ad: "Join the Movement". (Apr 2012)
  • OpEd: Accused of affair with Gov. Mark Sanford. (Apr 2012)
  • OpEd: Accused of affair with well-known state lobbyist. (Apr 2012)
  • Calling me a "raghead" reinforces S.C.'s worst stereotypes. (Apr 2012)
  • Not Republican government but conservative government. (Apr 2012)
  • Born in S.C. as Nimrata Randhawa, to Sikh parents. (Nov 2010)
Nikki Haley on Social Security
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  • Social Security reduced rampant poverty among elderly. (Apr 2012)
  • Public service retirees: no COLA; no spiking; no double-dip. (Jan 2012)
Nikki Haley on Tax Reform
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  • Reduce tax burden every single year: eliminate 6% bracket. (Jan 2013)
  • Flatten individual income tax from six brackets to three. (Jan 2012)
  • 29 taxes out of 32 create little revenue but add bureaucracy. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Nikki Haley on Technology
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  • Invest in infrastructure, but no gas tax or any other tax. (Jan 2014)
  • Address our crumbling infrastructure. (Jan 2013)
  • More cybersecurity against international criminal hacking. (Jan 2013)
  • Deepen the port of Charleston; return to greatness. (Jan 2012)
Nikki Haley on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Nikki Haley on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Trade welfare check for dignity of paycheck. (Jan 2014)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Every life is blessed by God: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Accused of lack of diversity in gubernatorial cabinet: Opposes topic 2
Minority & women groups are just special interest groups: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Removing religion from public discourse is entirely wrong: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reject ObamaCare state exchange; reject Medicaid expansion: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Dead set against ObamaCare: We can't split the cow: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is wrongheaded and unconstitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Medicaid is a broken system; federal mandates cause problems: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No government-run health exchanges; transparency instead: Opposes topic 5
Let Medicaid buy generics for AIDS, cancer, & mental health: Favors topic 5
Cap punitive damages to limit medical costs: Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Social Security reduced rampant poverty among elderly: Opposes topic 6
Public service retirees: no COLA; no spiking; no double-dip: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Make a real investment in our charter schools: Favors topic 7
Educate kids not based on where they happen to live: Favors topic 7
Expand charter schools: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Restore funding for Law Enforcement DNA lab: Strongly Favors topic 9
Save millions by reducing recidivism: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make concealed weapons permits easier: Strongly Favors topic 10
Founding fathers gave us the absolute right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Flatten individual income tax from six brackets to three: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce red tape; time is money: Opposes topic 11
Eliminate business taxes, starting with corporate income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
29 taxes out of 32 create little revenue but add bureaucracy: Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Co-sponsored toughest standard of immigration enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
We are a patriotic people; we love those in uniform: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Legislative mission: get "voice votes" on the record: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly in favor of term limits at all levels of government: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports off-shore drilling near South Carolina coast: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce tax burden every single year: eliminate 6% bracket: Strongly Opposes topic 20
2009: Reject stimulus funds because it creates new costs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
No debt-ceiling increase without spending cuts & caps: Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20

Nikki Haley is a Moderate Conservative.
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