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Betty Castor on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortion is a personal matter that should not be interfered. (Oct 2004)
  • Abortion should be rare, safe and legal. (Oct 2004)
  • Protect a Woman's Right to Choose. (Oct 2004)
Betty Castor on Budget & Economy
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  • No tax cuts to the wealthy while we are facing huge deficits. (Oct 2004)
Betty Castor on Civil Rights
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  • Support basic protections for gay couples, but not marriage. (Oct 2004)
  • Include sexual orientation in Employment Nondiscrimination. (Oct 2004)
  • Line-by-line review of the PATRIOT Act. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Corporations
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  • Penalize companies that send jobs overseas. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Crime
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    No stance on record.
Betty Castor on Drugs
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    No stance on record.
Betty Castor on Education
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  • Oppose English-only classrooms. (Oct 2004)
  • Allocate funds fairly to schools-don't defund failed schools. (Sep 2004)
  • Opposes English-Only education. (Sep 2004)
  • Supports Affirmative Action. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Energy & Oil
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  • We won't solve this problem with more drilling. (Oct 2004)
  • Alternative energy to reduce Global Warming. (Sep 2004)
  • Protect Florida's Waters from Offshore Drilling. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Environment
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  • Protect the Everglades, the CWA, and SuperFund. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Families & Children
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    No stance on record.
Betty Castor on Foreign Policy
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  • Bush's travel restrictions to Cuba are wrong. (Oct 2004)
  • Imposing harsh barriers on Cuba does not bring democracy. (Oct 2004)
  • US wins wars by building alliances. (Sep 2004)
  • Support democracy in Cuba, including open travel. (Sep 2004)
  • Self-determination for Puerto Rico. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Free Trade
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  • Supports free and fair trade. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Government Reform
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    No stance on record.
Betty Castor on Gun Control
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  • Commitment to the Right to Bear Arms. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Health Care
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  • Fight for a meaningful prescription drug plan. (Oct 2004)
  • Expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. (Oct 2004)
  • Support a Patients' Bill of Rights with right to sue HMOs. (Sep 2004)
  • Expand Healthy Kids to Healthy Families. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Homeland Security
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  • Support the all volunteer military, not a military draft. (Oct 2004)
  • Improve prevention against unconventional & nuclear attacks. (Oct 2004)
  • More military pay, more veteran's benefits, more equipment. (Sep 2004)
  • Share information between intelligence agencies & police. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Immigration
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  • Expedite citizenship for legal immigrants on active duty. (Oct 2004)
  • Expedited citizenship for military immigrants. (Oct 2004)
Betty Castor on Jobs
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  • Raise the Minimum Wage to $6.75. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed by Howard Dean. (Aug 2004)
  • Endorsed by Florida AFL-CIO. (Jun 2004)
  • Endorsed by Janet Reno. (Jun 2004)
  • by MoveOn for moderate progressive principles. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Social Security
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  • Oppose privatizing Social Security and retirement age change. (Oct 2004)
  • Oppose investing Social Security in the stock market. (Oct 2004)
  • Privatizing Social Security will reduce benefits. (Oct 2004)
  • Protect Social Security from risky investments. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Tax Reform
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  • Tax cuts must reward people who work hard for a living. (Oct 2004)
  • Promote tax fairness for all, not just the wealthy. (Oct 2004)
Betty Castor on Technology
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  • End the Digital Divide by wiring every school. (Sep 2004)
  • Extend the Research and Development Tax Credit. (Sep 2004)
  • College tuition assistance for high-tech fields. (Jun 2004)
Betty Castor on War & Peace
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  • Would have let Bush use force in Iraq with given information. (Oct 2004)
  • Finish the job in Iraq, repair relations with other nations. (Oct 2004)
  • Ensure that Afghanistan and Iraq are safe and secure. (Sep 2004)
  • Terrorism-free Israel and then a viable Palestine. (Sep 2004)
Betty Castor on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Raising minimum wage will help. (Oct 2004)


VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
Abortion is a personal matter that should not be interfered: Opposes topic 1
Abortion should be rare, safe and legal: Strongly Favors topic 1
Expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Protect a Woman's Right to Choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposes English-Only education: Favors topic 2
Supports Affirmative Action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Support basic protections for gay couples, but not marriage: Favors topic 3
Include sexual orientation in Employment Nondiscrimination: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Support a Patients' Bill of Rights with right to sue HMOs: Favors topic 5
Expand Healthy Kids to Healthy Families: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose privatizing Social Security and retirement age change: Strongly Favors topic 6
Oppose investing Social Security in the stock market: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Privatizing Social Security will reduce benefits: Opposes topic 6
Protect Social Security from risky investments: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(2 points on Social scale)
Allocate funds fairly to schools-don't defund failed schools: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(7 points on Social scale)
Commitment to the Right to Bear Arms: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Tax cuts must reward people who work hard for a living: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Promote tax fairness for all, not just the wealthy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(10 points on Economic scale)
Expedite citizenship for legal immigrants on active duty: Strongly Favors topic 12
Oppose English-only classrooms: Favors topic 12
Expedited citizenship for military immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
Penalize companies that send jobs overseas: Opposes topic 13
Supports free and fair trade: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(7 points on Social scale)
Imposing harsh barriers on Cuba does not bring democracy: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(2 points on Economic scale)
Would have let Bush use force in Iraq with given information: Favors topic 15
More military pay, more veteran's benefits, more equipment: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(7 points on Economic scale)
Improve prevention against unconventional & nuclear attacks: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(0 points on Economic scale)
US wins wars by building alliances: Strongly Favors topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(5 points on Economic scale)
We won't solve this problem with more drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Alternative energy to reduce Global Warming: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Betty Castor is a Moderate Liberal.
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