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Joaquin Castro on Abortion
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  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
Joaquin Castro on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Joaquin Castro on Civil Rights
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  • Supports affirmative action for all state decisions. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Oct 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
Joaquin Castro on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Joaquin Castro on Crime
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  • More community centers; more job assistance for inmates. (Nov 2006)
Joaquin Castro on Drugs
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  • Strengthen sentences for drug-related crimes. (Nov 2006)
Joaquin Castro on Education
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  • Proud product of the public school system. (Nov 2012)
  • More funds for schools, teachers, and college. (Nov 2006)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
Joaquin Castro on Energy & Oil
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  • Supports alternative fuel plus traditional sources. (Nov 2006)
Joaquin Castro on Environment
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Joaquin Castro on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Joaquin Castro on Foreign Policy
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Joaquin Castro on Free Trade
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Joaquin Castro on Government Reform
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  • Limit campaign donations, plus full disclosure. (Nov 2006)
Joaquin Castro on Gun Control
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Joaquin Castro on Health Care
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  • Restore funding to critical health care programs. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
Joaquin Castro on Homeland Security
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Joaquin Castro on Immigration
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  • Vanguard of a new class of Latino leaders. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Joaquin Castro on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Joaquin Castro on Principles & Values
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  • Identical twin Julian Castro is Mayor of San Antonio. (Nov 2012)
Joaquin Castro on Social Security
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Joaquin Castro on Tax Reform
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  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Joaquin Castro on Technology
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  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Joaquin Castro on War & Peace
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  • Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Joaquin Castro on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Job training & childcare subsidies for welfare recipients. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Jun 2013)


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)
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports affirmative action for all state decisions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Job training & childcare subsidies for welfare recipients: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Restore funding to critical health care programs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Proud product of the public school system: Opposes topic 7
More funds for schools, teachers, and college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
More funds for schools, teachers, and college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
More community centers; more job assistance for inmates: Opposes topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Vanguard of a new class of Latino leaders: Favors topic 12
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Limit campaign donations, plus full disclosure: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports alternative fuel plus traditional sources: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Strengthen sentences for drug-related crimes: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Joaquin Castro is a Moderate Libertarian Liberal.
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