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Jason Kander on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood. (Oct 2018)
  • Endorsed by NARAL for perfect pro-choice voting records. (Jul 2016)
  • Don't interfere with women's personal healthcare decisions. (Apr 2015)
Jason Kander on Budget & Economy
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  • Supports federal spending to promote economic growth. (Oct 2018)
Jason Kander on Civil Rights
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  • SCOTUS has spoken: support gay marriage nationwide. (Jun 2015)
  • Raised $100,000 via nonprofit initiative #FergusonRebuild. (Apr 2015)
  • Strengthen anti-human trafficking laws. (Apr 2015)
  • Protect GLBT employees under nondiscrimination policy. (Apr 2013)
Jason Kander on Corporations
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  • Close tax loopholes for companies that send jobs overseas. (Sep 2016)
  • Make it easy to start and maintain a business. (Apr 2015)
Jason Kander on Crime
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  • End school-to-prison pipeline. (Oct 2018)
  • Go after fraudsters big & small: scam artists & corporations. (Apr 2015)
Jason Kander on Drugs
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  • Supports medical marijuana. (Oct 2018)
  • Drug testing for welfare recipients. (Apr 2011)
Jason Kander on Education
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  • Expand charter schools, plus more sponsorship options. (May 2012)
  • Expand charter schools to cities & poor-performing districts. (May 2012)
Jason Kander on Energy & Oil
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  • Climate change is a real consequence of human activity. (Apr 2016)
Jason Kander on Environment
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  • Protect our state's air & water for future generations. (Apr 2016)
  • Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2010)
Jason Kander on Families & Children
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Jason Kander on Foreign Policy
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  • Supports Iranian nuclear deal. (Oct 2018)
Jason Kander on Free Trade
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  • Let farmers sell to Cuba: a billion dollar industry. (Jul 2016)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership should not be fast-tracked. (May 2015)
Jason Kander on Government Reform
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  • OpEd AdWatch: "Pandering Panda" caters to lobbyists. (Oct 2015)
  • FactCheck: Has more MO donors & less PAC money than opponent. (Oct 2015)
  • Clean up worst-in-the-nation campaign finance & ethics laws. (Apr 2015)
Jason Kander on Gun Control
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  • Keep restrictions for concealed carry; don't loosen them. (Apr 2009)
Jason Kander on Health Care
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  • Expand health care coverage for all, especially children. (Apr 2015)
Jason Kander on Homeland Security
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  • The U.S. can't tolerate cowardly acts of terrorism. (Sep 2016)
  • Served as military intelligence officer in Afghanistan. (Apr 2015)
Jason Kander on Immigration
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  • Agree with Obama immigration plan, but not executive action. (Oct 2015)
Jason Kander on Jobs
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Jason Kander on Principles & Values
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Jason Kander on Social Security
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  • Establish contributory retirement system for state employees. (Jun 2010)
Jason Kander on Tax Reform
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  • Balance the budget each year without raising taxes. (Apr 2015)
Jason Kander on Technology
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Jason Kander on War & Peace
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  • Iraq War was a huge strategic error, and I said so then. (Dec 2015)
  • Engage ISIS, including ground troops as a last resort. (Dec 2015)
Jason Kander 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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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed by NARAL for perfect pro-choice voting records: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Raised $100,000 via nonprofit initiative #FergusonRebuild: Favors topic 2
Strengthen anti-human trafficking laws: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
SCOTUS has spoken: support gay marriage nationwide: Strongly Favors topic 3
Protect GLBT employees under nondiscrimination policy: Strongly Favors 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 Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand health care coverage for all, especially children: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Establish contributory retirement system for state employees: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand charter schools, plus more sponsorship options: Favors topic 7
Expand charter schools to cities & poor-performing districts: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect our state's air & water for future generations: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated 100% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
End school-to-prison pipeline: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Go after fraudsters big & small: scam artists & corporations: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep restrictions for concealed carry; don't loosen them: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Balance the budget each year without raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Agree with Obama immigration plan, but not executive action: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Trans-Pacific Partnership should not be fast-tracked: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports Iranian nuclear deal: Opposes topic 14
Let farmers sell to Cuba: a billion dollar industry: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
The U.S. can't tolerate cowardly acts of terrorism: Favors topic 15
Served as military intelligence officer in Afghanistan: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Clean up worst-in-the-nation campaign finance & ethics laws: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Iraq War was a huge strategic error, and I said so then: Strongly Favors topic 17
Engage ISIS, including ground troops as a last resort: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Climate change is a real consequence of human activity: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports medical marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Drug testing for welfare recipients: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal spending to promote economic growth: Favors topic 20
Close tax loopholes for companies that send jobs overseas: Favors topic 20
Make it easy to start and maintain a business: Opposes topic 20

Jason Kander is a Moderate Liberal.
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