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Rick Wade on Abortion
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Rick Wade on Budget & Economy
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  • AdWatch: 5 years in Washington on failed $787B stimulus. (Dec 2013)
  • Oversaw Obama stimulus implementation at Commerce Department. (Dec 2013)
Rick Wade on Civil Rights
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  • First all-black U.S. Senate race in recent memory. (Dec 2013)
Rick Wade on Corporations
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  • Served in Obama's U.S. Commerce Department. (Dec 2013)
  • Last 10 years were good for rich, but not for middle class. (Apr 2010)
Rick Wade on Crime
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Rick Wade on Drugs
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  • State director of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services. (Dec 2013)
Rick Wade on Education
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  • All 6 siblings attended public schools. (Dec 2013)
  • Vision for S.C. focused on education and jobs. (Aug 2013)
Rick Wade on Energy & Oil
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  • Head of China Operations for Green Tech Automotive. (Dec 2013)
  • V.P. of GreenTech Automotive, the "green car" company. (Apr 2013)
  • $8B for new nuclear plants; plus offshore oil & gas drilling. (Apr 2010)
  • Too many clean energy investors sit on the sidelines. (Apr 2010)
Rick Wade on Environment
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Rick Wade on Families & Children
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Rick Wade on Foreign Policy
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Rick Wade on Free Trade
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  • Advocated for Asian-Pacific and African cooperation. (Dec 2013)
  • Envoy to China, to get investment via EB-5 visas. (Apr 2013)
  • NEI: government-wide export-promotion strategy. (Apr 2010)
Rick Wade on Government Reform
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  • Washington is broken. (Dec 2013)
  • Government doesn't invent but does create business framework. (Apr 2010)
Rick Wade on Gun Control
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Rick Wade on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare addresses closing health care disparities. (Dec 2013)
Rick Wade on Homeland Security
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Rick Wade on Immigration
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Rick Wade on Jobs
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Rick Wade on Principles & Values
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  • Withdraws from race, citing too-late entrance. (Mar 2014)
  • Commitment to listen to the people, not special interests. (Dec 2013)
  • Ran unsuccessfully for secretary of state in 2002. (Aug 2013)
Rick Wade on Social Security
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Rick Wade on Tax Reform
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Rick Wade on Technology
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  • Infrastructure investment in the poorest areas of S.C. (Dec 2013)
  • Double the budget for basic scientific research. (Apr 2010)
Rick Wade on War & Peace
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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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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
First all-black U.S. Senate race in recent memory: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
ObamaCare addresses closing health care disparities: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
All 6 siblings attended public schools: Opposes topic 7
Vision for S.C. focused on education and jobs: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(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)
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Advocated for Asian-Pacific and African cooperation: Favors topic 13
Envoy to China, to get investment via EB-5 visas: Favors topic 13
NEI: government-wide export-promotion strategy: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Head of China Operations for Green Tech Automotive: Favors topic 18
V.P. of GreenTech Automotive, the "green car" company: Strongly Favors topic 18
$8B for new nuclear plants; plus offshore oil & gas drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Too many clean energy investors sit on the sidelines: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
State director of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
AdWatch: 5 years in Washington on failed $787B stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20
Oversaw Obama stimulus implementation at Commerce Department: Strongly Favors topic 20
Infrastructure investment in the poorest areas of S.C.: Favors topic 20

Rick Wade is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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