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Paul Patton on Abortion
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Paul Patton on Budget & Economy
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  • Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments. (Jul 2000)
  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Feb 2000)
  • Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact. (Sep 2001)
  • Foster dairy production that is market driven. (Feb 1998)
Paul Patton on Civil Rights
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Paul Patton on Corporations
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Paul Patton on Crime
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Paul Patton on Drugs
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Paul Patton on Education
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  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Paul Patton on Energy & Oil
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  • More funding to develop domestic energy supplies. (Sep 2001)
  • Use federal funds for nuclear cleanup, with state input. (Sep 2001)
  • Share offshore oil development revenue with states. (Sep 2001)
Paul Patton on Environment
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  • Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol. (May 2000)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)
  • More EPA flexibility on interstate ozone. (May 1998)
Paul Patton on Families & Children
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Paul Patton on Foreign Policy
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Paul Patton on Free Trade
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  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (May 1998)
  • Grant fast-track authority to the President. (Nov 1999)
Paul Patton on Government Reform
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  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Jul 1999)
Paul Patton on Gun Control
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Paul Patton on Health Care
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  • Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits. (Oct 1999)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Paul Patton on Homeland Security
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Paul Patton on Immigration
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  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)
  • Ease Canadian border-crossing rules. (Oct 1999)
Paul Patton on Jobs
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  • More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers. (Sep 2001)
  • Repeal the federal unemployment "temporary surtax". (Feb 2001)
  • State instead of federal rules for animal operations. (Nov 1999)
Paul Patton on Local Issues
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Paul Patton on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of Midwestern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
  • Member of Southern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
Paul Patton on Social Security
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Paul Patton on Tax Reform
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  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Paul Patton on Technology
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  • Invest in education, infrastructure, environment, and more. (Dec 1999)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
  • Permanent R&D tax incentive & more R&D funding. (Sep 2001)
Paul Patton on War & Peace
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Paul Patton on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance. (May 2000)
  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports TANF grants to states. (Aug 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
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No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
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No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
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No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
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No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
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No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Maintain Medicare funding of HMO benefits: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Replace MTBE in gasoline with cleaner ethanol: Neutral on topic 18
More funding to develop domestic energy supplies: Opposes topic 18
Share offshore oil development revenue with states: Neutral on topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance: Favors topic 20
Promote the next generation of welfare reform: Opposes topic 20
More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance: Neutral on topic 20
Supports TANF grants to states: Favors topic 20
No opinion on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
Import farm workers from Mexico: Favors topic 12
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports: Favors topic 13
Ease Canadian border-crossing rules: Favors topic 13
Grant fast-track authority to the President: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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