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AK: Murkowski(R) vs.Metcalfe(D) vs.Miller(L) vs.Stevens(L) vs.Lamb(R)
AL: Shelby(R) vs.Crumpton(D) vs.Bowman(R)
AR: Boozman(R) vs.Eldridge(D) vs.Gilbert(L)
AZ: McCain(R) vs.Kirkpatrick(D) vs.Mealer(I) vs.Ward(R)
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CT: Blumenthal(D) vs.Carter(R) vs.Orchulli(R) vs.Kudlow(R) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Foley(R)
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GA: Isakson(R) vs.Barksdale(D) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Barrow(D) vs.Grayson(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Carroll(R) vs.Pirkowski(R) vs.Cavasso(R)
IA: Grassley(R) vs.Judge(D) vs.Fiegen(D) vs.Hogg(D) vs.Krause(D)
ID: Crapo(R) vs.Sturgill(D) vs.Pro-Life(C) vs.LaRocco(D)
IL: Kirk(R)
vs.Duckworth(D) vs.Harris(D) vs.Zopp(D)
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vs.Young(R) vs.Stutzman(R) vs.Hill(D) vs.Holcomb(R) vs.Bosma(R)
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KY: Paul(R) vs.Gray(D) vs.Conway(D)
LA: (runoff Dec. 10) Kennedy(D) vs.Campbell(D) vs.Fleming(R) vs.Boustany(R) vs.Maness(R) vs.Cao(R) vs.Clements(L)
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MO: Blunt(R) vs.Kander(D)
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OH: Portman(R) vs.Strickland(D) vs.Sittenfeld(D)
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VT: Leahy(D) vs.Milne(R)
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Brian Bosma on Abortion
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  • Voted YES on de-funding Planned Parenthood. (Apr 2011)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2002)
Brian Bosma on Budget & Economy
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  • 2004: passed the first state balanced budget in a decade. (Apr 2015)
  • Reduce government regulations; reduce unemployment benefits. (Nov 2012)
Brian Bosma on Civil Rights
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  • No civil unions; no gay marriage. (Nov 2012)
Brian Bosma on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Bosma on Crime
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  • Supports capital punishment, and use of deadly force at home. (Nov 2012)
Brian Bosma on Drugs
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  • Decriminalize marijuana; but no medicinal marijuana. (Nov 2012)
  • Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. (Nov 2012)
Brian Bosma on Education
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  • Next Generation Scholarship: $7,500 for teachers' tuition. (Jan 2016)
  • Named Legislator of the Year by Public Charter School Assoc. (Apr 2015)
  • Supports vouchers and charter schools. (Nov 2012)
  • Support STEM teachers to prepare for STEM jobs. (Oct 2012)
Brian Bosma on Energy & Oil
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  • Develop traditional domestic energy sources. (Nov 2012)
Brian Bosma on Environment
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  • State funding for open space preservation. (Nov 2012)
Brian Bosma on Families & Children
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  • Make early preschool for all families. (Oct 2012)
Brian Bosma on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Bosma on Free Trade
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Brian Bosma on Government Reform
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  • First to broadcast House proceedings via the web in 2005. (Apr 2015)
  • No limits on PAC contributions; but full disclosure. (Nov 2012)
  • Require a photo ID in order to vote. (Nov 2012)
Brian Bosma on Gun Control
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  • Do all I can to protect the 2nd amendment rights. (Nov 2012)
Brian Bosma on Health Care
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  • Tort reform instead of individual mandate. (Nov 2012)
Brian Bosma on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Bosma on Immigration
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  • Local police should enforce federal immigration laws. (Nov 2012)
Brian Bosma on Jobs
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  • Provide an economic climate that spurs job creation. (Oct 2012)
Brian Bosma on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Bosma on Social Security
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Brian Bosma on Tax Reform
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Brian Bosma on Technology
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Brian Bosma on War & Peace
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Brian Bosma on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
Voted YES on de-funding Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
No civil unions; no gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tort reform instead of individual mandate: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Next Generation Scholarship: $7,500 for teachers' tuition: Favors topic 7
Named Legislator of the Year by Public Charter School Assoc.: Favors topic 7
Supports vouchers and charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
State funding for open space preservation: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports capital punishment, and use of deadly force at home: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Do all I can to protect the 2nd amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Provide an economic climate that spurs job creation: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Local police should enforce federal immigration laws: 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:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
First to broadcast House proceedings via the web in 2005: Favors topic 16
No limits on PAC contributions; but full disclosure: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Require a photo ID in order to vote: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Develop traditional domestic energy sources: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize marijuana; but no medicinal marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2004: passed the first state balanced budget in a decade: Opposes topic 20
Reduce government regulations; reduce unemployment benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Brian Bosma is a Libertarian Conservative.
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