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Terry Branstad on Abortion
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  • Parental notification; partial-birth abortion ban; pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Terry Branstad on Budget & Economy
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  • Restored Iowa's rainy day and economic emergency funds. (Jan 2014)
  • End the days of unsustainable commitments. (Jan 2011)
Terry Branstad on Civil Rights
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  • Define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Terry Branstad on Corporations
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  • High commercial property taxes mean higher prices. (Jun 2011)
  • Reduce state corporate income tax from 12% to 6%. (Jan 2011)
Terry Branstad on Crime
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  • Rehabilitation over punishment to reduce recidivism. (Jan 2016)
  • Investigate wrongful convictions, especially for racial bias. (Jan 2016)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Terry Branstad on Drugs
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  • Medical cannabis oil ok, but nothing more. (Apr 2014)
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Terry Branstad on Education
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  • One Unshakable Vision: World-Class Schools for Iowa. (Oct 2011)
  • Tuition tax credit for private schools. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
Terry Branstad on Energy & Oil
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  • Keep corn-based ethanol in nation's fuel supply. (Aug 2014)
  • Expand and protect American energy resources. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports wind energy by signing HF 672. (May 2011)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Terry Branstad on Environment
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  • Fight EPA on biofuel rules; protect agricultural sector. (Jan 2014)
Terry Branstad on Families & Children
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  • Judicial discretion in releasing individual juvenile records. (Jan 2016)
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Terry Branstad on Foreign Policy
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  • Partnership with Kosovo will benefit National Guard. (Mar 2011)
Terry Branstad on Free Trade
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  • Letter to Obama: Pass trade agreements. (May 2011)
Terry Branstad on Government Reform
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  • 2010: No fees for government records; 2011: imposed fees. (Jan 2014)
  • Sunset of rules and regulations every four years. (Feb 2011)
Terry Branstad on Gun Control
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  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Terry Branstad on Health Care
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  • Lifestyle changes make people healthier & save state money. (Aug 2011)
  • Mental Health Care Reform: secure vulnerable Iowans. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Terry Branstad on Homeland Security
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  • Protect residents with info on where Syrian refugees are. (Nov 2015)
  • Exempt active-duty military from paying state income tax. (May 2011)
Terry Branstad on Immigration
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Terry Branstad on Jobs
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  • Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress: investment for jobs. (Jan 2014)
  • Reduce burdensome regulation by public/private job team. (Jan 2011)
Terry Branstad on Local Issues
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  • Let Gaming Commission decide location of new casinos, if any. (Aug 2014)
  • Saving costs is a priority: rescind RICE rule. (Apr 2011)
Terry Branstad on Principles & Values
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  • The Iowa Dream: working hard; working together. (Jan 2014)
Terry Branstad on Social Security
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Terry Branstad on Tax Reform
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  • Reduce commercial & residential property tax. (Jun 2011)
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Terry Branstad on Technology
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  • Fix crumbling bridges AND rural internet. (Aug 2014)
  • Connect Every Iowan Act: broadband to under-served areas. (Jan 2014)
  • Partnership between state and Google is good for jobs. (Aug 2011)
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Terry Branstad on War & Peace
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  • Remain vigilant in support of 3,000 National Guard overseas. (May 2011)
Terry Branstad 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 Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Parental notification; partial-birth abortion ban; pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Define marriage as the union of one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes 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)
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Lifestyle changes make people healthier & save state money: Favors topic 5
Mental Health Care Reform: secure vulnerable Iowans: Favors topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
One Unshakable Vision: World-Class Schools for Iowa: Strongly Favors topic 7
Tuition tax credit for private schools: Favors topic 7
Supports education vouchers for public or private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight EPA on biofuel rules; protect agricultural sector: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Rehabilitation over punishment to reduce recidivism: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Investigate wrongful convictions, especially for racial bias: Opposes topic 9
Judicial discretion in releasing individual juvenile records: Opposes topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
High commercial property taxes mean higher prices: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce commercial & residential property tax: Opposes topic 11
Reduce state corporate income tax from 12% to 6%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
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)
Letter to Obama: Pass trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Protect residents with info on where Syrian refugees are: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Exempt active-duty military from paying state income tax: Strongly Favors topic 15
Remain vigilant in support of 3,000 National Guard overseas: Favors topic 15
Partnership with Kosovo will benefit National Guard: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Keep corn-based ethanol in nation's fuel supply: Favors topic 18
Expand and protect American energy resources: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports wind energy by signing HF 672: Favors topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Medical cannabis oil ok, but nothing more: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Restored Iowa's rainy day and economic emergency funds: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress: investment for jobs: Favors topic 20
End the days of unsustainable commitments: Opposes topic 20

Terry Branstad is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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