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Rudy Garcia on Abortion
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  • Abortion is a woman's right under appropriate circumstances. (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rudy Garcia on Civil Rights
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  • Equal pay for equal work. (Mar 2010)
  • Same-sex domestic partnership benefits. (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Corporations
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  • Keep corporations out of political campaigns. (Mar 2010)
  • Decentralize wealth and curtail corporate subsidies. (Nov 2008)
Rudy Garcia on Crime
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  • Oppose the Death Penalty. (Mar 2010)
  • No mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Drugs
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  • Drug use morality depends on type of drugs and their use. (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Education
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  • Vouchers for public schools ok, but not private schools. (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Energy & Oil
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  • Sustainable earth for our future generations. (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Environment
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  • Make food instead of bio-fuel and instead of GMOs. (Nov 2008)
Rudy Garcia on Families & Children
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Rudy Garcia on Foreign Policy
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Rudy Garcia on Free Trade
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Rudy Garcia on Government Reform
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Rudy Garcia on Gun Control
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  • Absolute right to gun ownership until we amend Constitution. (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Health Care
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  • More funding for health coverage, like other countries. (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Homeland Security
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  • Repeal the Patriot Act. (Mar 2010)
  • We already have the largest military in the world. (Mar 2010)
  • Demilitarize by stopping nukes & reducing bases. (Nov 2008)
Rudy Garcia on Immigration
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  • Illegal immigrants earn citizenship. (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Jobs
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  • Maintain jobs in America, not overseas. (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Principles & Values
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  • Born, raised, and worked in Arizona. (Dec 2009)
  • Recalled entire Bell Gardens City Council then became Mayor. (Dec 2009)
  • Priorities on grassroots democracy & social justice. (Nov 2008)
  • Democracy is not a spectator sport. (Nov 2008)
Rudy Garcia on Social Security
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  • Don't privatize Social Security. (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Tax Reform
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  • Make taxes more progressive. (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Technology
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Rudy Garcia on War & Peace
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  • We're spending $10B a month in Iraq, for what? (Mar 2010)
Rudy Garcia on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Allow churches to provide welfare, but not federally-funded. (Mar 2010)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Abortion is a woman's right under appropriate circumstances: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits: 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)
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+2 points on Social scale)
Oppose the Death Penalty: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
No mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Absolute right to gun ownership until we amend Constitution: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding for health coverage, like other countries: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Don't privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers for public schools ok, but not private schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sustainable earth for our future generations: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 points on Social scale)
Drug use morality depends on type of drugs and their use: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Allow churches to provide welfare, but not federally-funded: Favors topic 20
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make taxes more progressive: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Maintain jobs in America, not overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+5 points on Social scale)
We already have the largest military in the world: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Demilitarize by stopping nukes & reducing bases: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep corporations out of political campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal the Patriot Act: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
We're spending $10B a month in Iraq, for what?: Strongly Favors topic 17

Rudy Garcia is a Libertarian-Leaning Liberal.
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