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Michael Steele on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Support stem cell research that involves no embryonic cells. (Oct 2006)
  • See embryonic stem cells as lives. (Oct 2006)
  • Set up adoptions for unwanted embryos. (Oct 2006)
  • Roe v. Wade should remain in place. (Oct 2006)
  • More funding for adult stem-cell research, but not embryonic. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports Bush's veto of embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2006)
  • Support stem cell research that does not destroy embryos. (Aug 2006)
  • Pro-life Republicanism is mainstream of America. (Apr 2006)
  • Pro-life, but we have to live with 33 years of reality. (Mar 2006)
Michael Steele on Budget & Economy
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  • Deficit spending mortgages our great grandchildren's future. (Aug 2006)
Michael Steele on Civil Rights
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  • Support affirmative action and its improvements. (Oct 2006)
  • Affirmative action programs still necessary to close divides. (Aug 2006)
  • Marriage is a covenant between a man, a woman and God only. (May 2006)
  • We're still discovering affirmative action in corporations. (Apr 2006)
  • Led commitment to $70M in grants to minority-owned business. (Apr 2006)
  • Affirms marriage is between one man and one woman. (Jan 2006)
  • Move struggle to right to own the diner, not just sit in it. (Oct 2005)
Michael Steele on Corporations
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  • Expand minority-owned business opportunities. (May 2006)
Michael Steele on Crime
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  • More focus on victims of violent crime. (Oct 2006)
  • Mandatory sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders. (Oct 2006)
  • Combat the proliferation of gangs. (May 2006)
  • Personally opposed to the death penalty. (Mar 2006)
  • Use anti-terrorism tools on criminals in our neighborhoods. (Oct 2005)
Michael Steele on Drugs
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  • More enforcement against Drug Trafficking. (Oct 2006)
Michael Steele on Education
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  • Oppose the No Child Left Behind Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Standardized tests keep teachers from educating students. (Aug 2006)
  • Reinstate college-level grant and loan programs. (Aug 2006)
  • Don't trap poor kids in failing schools. (Oct 2005)
Michael Steele on Energy & Oil
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  • Moratorium on gas taxes until price stabilizes. (Aug 2006)
  • Create and sustain real energy independence. (Aug 2006)
  • Solar and renewables are the energy sources for the future. (May 2006)
  • More biomass, more hybrids, more fuel efficiency. (May 2006)
Michael Steele on Environment
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  • Revitalize the Chesapeake; focus on open space preservation. (May 2006)
Michael Steele on Families & Children
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Michael Steele on Foreign Policy
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Michael Steele on Free Trade
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  • Led trade mission to Ghana and South Africa. (Oct 2006)
Michael Steele on Government Reform
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  • I have to take money in small increments, in current system. (Oct 2006)
  • Declines to sign Voters First Pledge for campaign reform. (Sep 2006)
Michael Steele on Gun Control
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  • No ban on guns; focus on enforcement instead. (Oct 2006)
Michael Steele on Health Care
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  • Let businesses avoid burdensome and ineffective system. (Aug 2006)
  • Extend sign up period for the Medicare Rx Drug plan. (Aug 2006)
  • I don't need government dictating socialized medicine. (Apr 2006)
  • Spend more on care and less on bureaucracy. (Oct 2005)
Michael Steele on Homeland Security
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  • Rumsfeld wouldn't be my secretary of defense. (Oct 2006)
  • Terrorism's tentacles penetrate within US and abroad. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports secret biodefense research at Fort Detrick. (Aug 2006)
  • More spending on biodefense. (Aug 2006)
Michael Steele on Immigration
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  • Opposes amnesty for undocumented workers. (Aug 2006)
  • Secure our borders immediately; meaningful reform later. (Aug 2006)
Michael Steele on Jobs
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Michael Steele on Principles & Values
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  • Proud to be a Republican and not running away from the party. (Oct 2006)
  • Campaigns are about the man, not just about the issues. (Oct 2006)
  • For Cardin to call himself a change agent is laughable. (Oct 2006)
  • Cardin was hand-selected by Rep. Steny Hoyer. (Oct 2006)
  • Knew difference between having dollars & having values. (Oct 2005)
  • Independent-minded bridge between two parties. (Oct 2005)
  • Empower people, instead of empowering government. (Oct 2005)
  • Studied for priesthood and briefly took vows at a monastery. (Feb 2005)
  • Suffered thrown Oreos during Lt. Gov. race. (Feb 2005)
Michael Steele on Social Security
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  • Flexibility for some ownership over retirement choices. (Oct 2006)
Michael Steele on Tax Reform
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  • Make tax relief permanent and repeal the death tax. (Aug 2006)
  • Create legacy wealth for future generations. (May 2006)
Michael Steele on Technology
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Michael Steele on War & Peace
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  • We need a clear strategy, and to pressure Iraq gov't. (Oct 2006)
  • Iraq war worth it, to establish beachhead of democracy. (Oct 2006)
  • Would still vote for the Iraq war even there were no weapons. (Oct 2006)
  • Withdrawal is on the table if Iraqis want a civil war. (Oct 2006)
  • Make sure we leave behind in Iraq is an ally. (Oct 2006)
  • Yes, I would have authorized the use of force in Iraq. (Oct 2006)
  • Israel has the right to defend itself against Hezbollah. (Aug 2006)
  • No timetable for Iraq; don't second-guess the president. (Aug 2006)
  • No cut and run strategy in Iraq. (Aug 2006)
  • Precipitous withdrawal from Iraq is dangerous. (Apr 2006)
Michael Steele on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Facilitated faith-based institutions to tap into resources. (Feb 2005)
  • Government should have limited control over welfare & family. (Feb 2005)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
More funding for adult stem-cell research, but not embryonic: Opposes topic 1
Supports Bush's veto of embryonic stem cell research: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Support stem cell research that does not destroy embryos: Opposes topic 1
Pro-life Republicanism is mainstream of America: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, but we have to live with 33 years of reality: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Support affirmative action and its improvements: Strongly Favors topic 2
Affirmative action programs still necessary to close divides: Strongly Favors topic 2
Expand minority-owned business opportunities: Strongly Favors topic 2
We're still discovering affirmative action in corporations: Strongly Favors topic 2
Led commitment to $70M in grants to minority-owned business: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Marriage is a covenant between a man, a woman and God only: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Affirms marriage is between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes 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)
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(7 points on Economic scale)
Let businesses avoid burdensome and ineffective system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Extend sign up period for the Medicare Rx Drug plan: Favors topic 5
I don't need government dictating socialized medicine: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Spend more on care and less on bureaucracy: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(10 points on Economic scale)
Flexibility for some ownership over retirement choices: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Don't trap poor kids in failing schools: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(7 points on Social scale)
Personally opposed to the death penalty: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
More focus on victims of violent crime: Favors topic 9
Mandatory sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Combat the proliferation of gangs: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
No ban on guns; focus on enforcement instead: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Make tax relief permanent and repeal the death tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Create legacy wealth for future generations: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposes amnesty for undocumented workers: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure our borders immediately; meaningful reform later: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(10 points on Economic scale)
Led trade mission to Ghana and South Africa: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(7 points on Social scale)
Supports secret biodefense research at Fort Detrick: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(0 points on Economic scale)
Terrorism's tentacles penetrate within US and abroad: Favors topic 15
More spending on biodefense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(7 points on Economic scale)
I have to take money in small increments, in current system: Opposes topic 16
Declines to sign Voters First Pledge for campaign reform: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(10 points on Economic scale)
We need a clear strategy, and to pressure Iraq gov't: Opposes topic 17
Iraq war worth it, to establish beachhead of democracy: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Would still vote for the Iraq war even there were no weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Yes, I would have authorized the use of force in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No timetable for Iraq; don't second-guess the president: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No cut and run strategy in Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Precipitous withdrawal from Iraq is dangerous: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(2 points on Economic scale)
Moratorium on gas taxes until price stabilizes: Opposes topic 18
Create and sustain real energy independence: Strongly Favors topic 18
Solar and renewables are the energy sources for the future: Favors topic 18
More biomass, more hybrids, more fuel efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
More enforcement against Drug Trafficking: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Facilitated faith-based institutions to tap into resources: Strongly Favors topic 20
Government should have limited control over welfare & family: Favors topic 20

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