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Hector Balderas on Abortion
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Hector Balderas on Budget & Economy
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  • Fiscal accountability in state and local government. (Jul 2011)
Hector Balderas on Civil Rights
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  • Absolutely supports gay marriage. (Aug 2011)
Hector Balderas on Corporations
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  • Impose tax penalties when American jobs shipped overseas. (Jan 2012)
Hector Balderas on Crime
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Hector Balderas on Drugs
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Hector Balderas on Education
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  • Fight for and support first-rate public schools. (Jan 2012)
Hector Balderas on Energy & Oil
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  • Big oil does not deserve big tax subsidies. (Dec 2011)
Hector Balderas on Environment
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Hector Balderas on Families & Children
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Hector Balderas on Foreign Policy
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Hector Balderas on Free Trade
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Hector Balderas on Government Reform
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  • Frustrated with lack of accountability in state legislature. (Jul 2011)
Hector Balderas on Gun Control
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Hector Balderas on Health Care
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  • No preventative care cuts: it improves health & lowers costs. (Mar 2012)
Hector Balderas on Homeland Security
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Hector Balderas on Immigration
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  • DREAM Act provides opportunity and makes America more fair. (Apr 2012)
Hector Balderas on Jobs
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Hector Balderas on Principles & Values
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  • State rep from Wagon Mound; ADA from UNM Law School. (Jul 2011)
Hector Balderas on Social Security
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  • Oppose efforts to privatize Social Security. (Jan 2012)
Hector Balderas on Tax Reform
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  • Tax increases on the wealthiest Americans. (Jan 2012)
Hector Balderas on Technology
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Hector Balderas on War & Peace
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  • Withdraw our troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. (Jan 2012)
  • 33,000 out of Afghanistan is good; but there are 70,000 more. (Jun 2011)
Hector Balderas on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Absolutely supports gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No preventative care cuts: it improves health & lowers costs: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose efforts to privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight for and support first-rate public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Big oil does not deserve big tax subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tax increases on the wealthiest Americans: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
DREAM Act provides opportunity and makes America more fair: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Impose tax penalties when American jobs shipped overseas: 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)
Frustrated with lack of accountability in state legislature: 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)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
Withdraw our troops from Iraq and Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
33,000 out of Afghanistan is good; but there are 70,000 more: Strongly Favors topic 17

Hector Balderas is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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