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Charlie Crist on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Vetoed bill requiring ultrasound exams before abortions. (Oct 2010)
  • Tea Party is too extreme on outlawing abortion. (Oct 2010)
  • Defend parental notification rights. (Nov 2006)
  • Prohibit partial-birth abortion. (Nov 1998)
  • Abortion is a personal decision; but ban partial-birth. (Oct 1998)
  • Supports both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
Charlie Crist on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • OpEd: As incumbent, blamed for Florida's weak economy. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports economic stimulus and some parts of ObamaCare. (Oct 2010)
  • $8B stimulus funds saved or created 87,000 jobs in Florida. (Mar 2010)
  • Florida HOPE taskforce to help victims of housing crisis. (Mar 2008)
Charlie Crist on Civil Rights
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  • Opposed gay adoption; then praised Court overturning ban. (Oct 2010)
  • Lifetime member of NAACP. (Jan 2010)
  • Uphold Florida’s Defense of Marriage Act. (Nov 2006)
  • Provide compensation to victims of racial discrimination. (Nov 2006)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Nov 1998)
Charlie Crist on Corporations
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  • Cut corporate welfare and foreign aid. (Oct 1998)
Charlie Crist on Crime
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  • Chain-Gang Charlie: reinstitute prison chain gangs. (Jan 2010)
  • Stop Turning Out Prisoners: serve at least 85% of sentence. (Dec 2009)
  • Supports 10-20-Life and Stop Turning Out Prisoners program. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports 10-20-Life and Stop Turning Out Prisoners program. (Mar 2008)
  • Proposed the Anti-Murder Act. (Mar 2007)
  • Require that prisoners serve at least 85% of their sentences. (Nov 2006)
  • Broaden use of federal death penalty. (Nov 1998)
  • More federal prisons; more “truth in sentencing”. (Nov 1998)
Charlie Crist on Drugs
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  • More penalties against drugs; more funds for enforcement. (Nov 1998)
Charlie Crist on Education
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  • As Commissioner of Educ., implemented school accountability. (Dec 2009)
  • Father served on the Pinellas County School Board. (Dec 2009)
  • Propose $3.8 billion to reduce class size. (Mar 2007)
  • Early advocate for parental choice in education. (Nov 2006)
  • Allow vouchers for any public, private or religious school. (Nov 1998)
  • Constitutional amendment for school prayer. (Nov 1998)
Charlie Crist on Energy & Oil
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  • Open to cap-and-trade plan for carbon emissions. (Jan 2010)
  • $200M package for solar, wind, & biofuel from citrus. (Mar 2008)
  • Propose almost $70 million on alternative energy development. (Mar 2007)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
Charlie Crist on Environment
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  • Appropriate $100 million to continue to restore Everglades. (Mar 2007)
Charlie Crist on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Charlie Crist on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Charlie Crist on Free Trade
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  • Opposes NAFTA; supports tariffs; opposes Fast Track. (Nov 1998)
Charlie Crist on Government Reform
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  • Supports term limits & instant contribution reporting. (Nov 1998)
Charlie Crist on Gun Control
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  • Strongly supports Second Amendment rights. (Nov 2006)
  • Repeal gun restrictions; allow concealed carry. (Nov 1998)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated A- by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
Charlie Crist on Health Care
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  • Cover Florida: 6,000 uninsured given peace of mind. (Mar 2010)
  • Get waste & fraud out of Medicare so program will survive. (Mar 2010)
  • Cover Florida: $150 a month plan for 3.8 million uninsured. (Mar 2008)
  • Cover Florida: $150 a month plan for 3.8 million uninsured. (Mar 2008)
  • Expand tax-free medical savings accounts. (Nov 1998)
Charlie Crist on Homeland Security
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  • Military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy has worked. (Feb 2010)
  • Opposes banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
Charlie Crist on Immigration
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  • No amnesty, but an earned path to citizenship. (May 2010)
  • Seal borders; enforce laws; send illegals to back of line. (Mar 2010)
  • Close the door of illegal immigration; protect our borders. (Oct 1998)
Charlie Crist on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Charlie Crist on Principles & Values
Click here for 5 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • I would have left GOP anyway; they're too extreme. (Oct 2010)
  • We need open-mindedness in a Senator, not ideology. (Oct 2010)
  • In Rubio's $600,000 slush fund only $4000 went to candidates. (Mar 2010)
  • Problem solving requires consensus, and sometimes concession. (Mar 2010)
  • Humble roots led to values of lower taxes & less government. (Dec 2009)
Charlie Crist on Social Security
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  • Reducing COLA is unfair to seniors living on fixed income. (Apr 2010)
  • Focus on waste & fraud, not retirement age & COLA. (Mar 2010)
  • Don't raise retirement age; don't adjust COLA. (Mar 2010)
  • Invest budget surplus into Trust Fund. (Nov 1998)
  • Don't raise eligibility age; don't tax benefits. (Oct 1998)
Charlie Crist on Tax Reform
Click here for 7 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Best to extend all tax cuts; but compromise and push later. (Oct 2010)
  • Extend the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers. (Jul 2010)
  • Reduce the tax brackets to let private enterprise flourish. (Mar 2010)
  • 2006: Pledged no taxes; 2009: $2.2B in fees on 16M people. (Mar 2010)
  • Reduce property taxes by doubling homestead exemption. (Mar 2007)
  • Replace income tax with a flat tax or national sales tax. (Nov 1998)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Charlie Crist on Technology
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  • Toughened penalties for identity theft and Internet spam. (Dec 2009)
Charlie Crist on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Charlie Crist on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Vetoed bill requiring ultrasound exams before abortions: Favors topic 1
Tea Party is too extreme on outlawing abortion: Opposes topic 1
Defend parental notification rights: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit partial-birth abortion: Opposes topic 1
Abortion is a personal decision; but ban partial-birth: Favors topic 1
Supports both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Lifetime member of NAACP: Favors topic 2
Provide compensation to victims of racial discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Discontinue affirmative action programs: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-3 points on Social scale)
Military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy has worked: Opposes topic 3
Uphold Florida’s Defense of Marriage Act: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Constitutional amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Broaden use of federal death penalty: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Chain-Gang Charlie: reinstitute prison chain gangs: Strongly Favors topic 9
Stop Turning Out Prisoners: serve at least 85% of sentence: Strongly Favors topic 9
Toughened penalties for identity theft and Internet spam: Favors topic 9
Supports 10-20-Life and Stop Turning Out Prisoners program: Strongly Favors topic 9
Require that prisoners serve at least 85% of their sentences: Strongly Favors topic 9
More federal prisons; more “truth in sentencing”: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports Second Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Repeal gun restrictions; allow concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A- by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cover Florida: $150 a month plan for 3.8 million uninsured: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand tax-free medical savings accounts: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reducing COLA is unfair to seniors living on fixed income: Opposes topic 6
Focus on waste & fraud, not retirement age & COLA: Favors topic 6
Invest budget surplus into Trust Fund: Opposes topic 6
Don't raise eligibility age; don't tax benefits: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
As Commissioner of Educ., implemented school accountability: Favors topic 7
Early advocate for parental choice in education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Allow vouchers for any public, private or religious school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Open to cap-and-trade plan for carbon emissions: Favors topic 18
$200M package for solar, wind, & biofuel from citrus: Favors topic 18
Propose almost $70 million on alternative energy development: Favors topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
More penalties against drugs; more funds for enforcement: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Humble roots led to values of lower taxes & less government: Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax with a flat tax or national sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
No amnesty, but an earned path to citizenship: Favors topic 12
Seal borders; enforce laws; send illegals to back of line: Opposes topic 12
Close the door of illegal immigration; protect our borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes NAFTA; supports tariffs; opposes Fast Track: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports term limits & instant contribution reporting: Favors topic 16
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
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Charlie Crist is a Moderate Populist Conservative.
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