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Chuck Pennacchio on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Women's right to reproductive choice is inviolate. (Nov 2005)
  • Pro-lifers should fight poverty to make abortions rarer. (Nov 2005)
Chuck Pennacchio on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuck Pennacchio on Civil Rights
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  • End apartheid against the gay community. (Nov 2005)
  • Same-sex unions are no threat, protect essential rights. (Nov 2005)
  • Supports passage of the equal rights amendment. (Nov 2005)
  • Alito on Supreme Court threatens equal rights. (Oct 2005)
Chuck Pennacchio on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuck Pennacchio on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuck Pennacchio on Drugs
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Chuck Pennacchio on Education
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  • Vouchers undermine public education, don't help most people. (Nov 2005)
  • Schools should focus on children, not standardized tests. (Oct 2005)
Chuck Pennacchio on Energy & Oil
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  • Long-term energy plan to make US energy independent. (Nov 2005)
  • Less fossil fuel use good for security, economy, diplomacy. (Jul 2005)
Chuck Pennacchio on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuck Pennacchio on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chuck Pennacchio on Foreign Policy
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  • Withdraw from PNTR to force reforms in Communist China. (May 2006)
  • Rebuild alliances throughout the world. (Apr 2006)
  • No pre-emptive war. (Apr 2006)
Chuck Pennacchio on Free Trade
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  • Trade is beneficial only if there's a level playing field. (May 2006)
  • Replace NAFTA & CAFTA with bilateral fair-trade agreements. (May 2006)
Chuck Pennacchio on Government Reform
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  • Corporate money is an albatross for politicians. (Dec 2005)
  • Wants pro-democracy reforms in the US. (Oct 2005)
Chuck Pennacchio on Gun Control
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  • Irresponsible gun policy is a plague on our nation. (May 2006)
  • Supports limits on weapons & sales, and closing loopholes. (May 2006)
  • One-a-month handgun limit. (Apr 2006)
Chuck Pennacchio on Health Care
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  • My vision includes universal health care. (Oct 2005)
Chuck Pennacchio on Homeland Security
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  • Bush-Santorum have failed to fulfill promises to veterans. (May 2006)
  • Focus on real threats abroad and real security at home. (Apr 2006)
  • Bush's military strategy undermines security, weakens US. (Jul 2005)
Chuck Pennacchio on Immigration
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Chuck Pennacchio on Jobs
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  • Supports "living wage" increase in minimum wage. (May 2006)
  • End tax incentives for job outsourcing. (Apr 2006)
  • Protect overtime pay, worker organizing, and American jobs. (Apr 2006)
Chuck Pennacchio on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: Unitarian. (Apr 2006)
  • Alito nomination threatens equal rights. (Oct 2005)
  • Run strong on core Democratic principles. (Oct 2005)
  • Positive vision to improve everyone's life & unify Americans. (Oct 2005)
Chuck Pennacchio on Social Security
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  • There is no social security crisis; we need fiscal sanity. (Nov 2005)
Chuck Pennacchio on Tax Reform
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Chuck Pennacchio on Technology
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Chuck Pennacchio on War & Peace
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  • Focus on real threats abroad and real security at home. (Apr 2006)
  • Timeline for leaving Iraq soon, with stabilization strategy. (Nov 2005)
  • Withdraw from Iraq quickly, replace US with Islamic troops. (Jul 2005)
  • Shred Bush's preemptive war doctrine. (Jan 2005)
Chuck Pennacchio on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Fight like hell for your most vulnerable constituents. (Oct 2005)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Women's right to reproductive choice is inviolate: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-lifers should fight poverty to make abortions rarer: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Supports passage of the equal rights amendment: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
End apartheid against the gay community: Strongly Favors topic 3
Same-sex unions are no threat, protect essential rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teach family values 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)
My vision includes universal health care.: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
There is no social security crisis; we need fiscal sanity: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Social scale)
Vouchers undermine public education, don't help most people: Strongly 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)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Social scale)
Irresponsible gun policy is a plague on our nation: Opposes topic 10
Supports limits on weapons & sales, and closing loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 10
One-a-month handgun limit: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Trade is beneficial only if there's a level playing field: Opposes topic 13
Replace NAFTA & CAFTA with bilateral fair-trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(10 points on Economic scale)
No pre-emptive war: Strongly Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(2 points on Economic scale)
Rebuild alliances throughout the world: Favors topic 17
Focus on real threats abroad and real security at home: Favors topic 17
Shred Bush's preemptive war doctrine: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
Long-term energy plan to make US energy independent: Favors topic 18
Less fossil fuel use good for security, economy, diplomacy: 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)

Chuck Pennacchio is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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