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Peter Ricketts on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Opposes embryonic stem cell research. (May 2006)
  • Opposes abortion and supports social conservative values. (Aug 2005)
Peter Ricketts on Budget & Economy
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  • First priority is to reduce government spending. (Feb 2006)
  • Ask how necessary is every program, like corporations do. (Feb 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Civil Rights
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  • Judges shouldn’t reinterpret marriage. (May 2006)
  • Reduce government regulation of the private sector. (May 2006)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Aug 2005)
  • Active donor to anti-gambling movement. (Aug 2005)
Peter Ricketts on Corporations
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Peter Ricketts on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty. (May 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Drugs
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  • More border security and stricter sentencing for drugs. (May 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Education
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  • Supports school vouchers to equalize opportunity. (Feb 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Energy & Oil
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  • Pursue the use of ethanol and bio-diesel fuels. (Feb 2006)
  • Explore for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve. (Feb 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Environment
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Peter Ricketts on Families & Children
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Peter Ricketts on Foreign Policy
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Peter Ricketts on Free Trade
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  • Free trade in our vital interest. (May 2006)
  • Supports NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT and WTO. (May 2006)
  • Trade rules for labor & environment, but not human rights. (May 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Government Reform
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Peter Ricketts on Gun Control
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  • I strongly support the Second Amendment. (May 2006)
  • Allow concealed carry. (May 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Health Care
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  • Supports health savings accounts & limiting lawsuits. (May 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Homeland Security
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  • Fully support strong national defense. (May 2006)
  • Phone-taps ok; military tribunals ok; torture not ok. (May 2006)
  • Supports policy of pre-emptive military strikes. (May 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Immigration
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  • Secure America’s borders, without amnesty. (May 2006)
  • Secure the border and establish official English. (May 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Jobs
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Peter Ricketts on Local Issues
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Peter Ricketts on Principles & Values
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  • Family founded Ameritrade and has net worth of $4.5 billion. (Aug 2005)
  • Native Nebraskan and “typical Midwestern”. (Aug 2005)
  • Parents donated to Nelson; and will now vote for Ricketts. (Aug 2005)
  • Wife is a registered Democrat and national party donor. (Aug 2005)
Peter Ricketts on Social Security
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  • Personal accounts are protected from Congress. (Feb 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Tax Reform
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  • Supports line-item veto and fair & simple taxes. (Feb 2006)
  • Death tax is based on jealousy of high achievement. (Feb 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Technology
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Peter Ricketts on War & Peace
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  • Better to fight terrorists in Iraq. (May 2006)
  • Let troops on the ground run the war. (Feb 2006)
Peter Ricketts on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Focus welfare on states & religious non-profits. (May 2006)


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)
Opposes embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion and supports social conservative values: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce government regulation of the private sector: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Judges shouldn’t reinterpret marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Focus welfare on states & religious non-profits: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports health savings accounts & limiting lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Personal accounts are protected from Congress: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports school vouchers to equalize opportunity: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
I strongly support the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports line-item veto and fair & simple taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death tax is based on jealousy of high achievement: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure America’s borders, without amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure the border and establish official English: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Free trade in our vital interest: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Trade rules for labor & environment, but not human rights: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fully support strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Supports policy of pre-emptive military strikes: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Better to fight terrorists in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Pursue the use of ethanol and bio-diesel fuels: Favors topic 18
Explore for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
More border security and stricter sentencing for drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
First priority is to reduce government spending: Opposes topic 20

Peter Ricketts is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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