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Tom Corbett on Abortion
Click here for the full quote on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Pro-life; supports state restrictions on abortion. (Nov 2010)
Tom Corbett on Budget & Economy
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  • Reduce the size and cost of state government. (Mar 2011)
Tom Corbett on Civil Rights
Click here for 4 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • OpEd: Corbett knew federal LGBT laws; OK to change mind. (Dec 2013)
  • Supports anti-LGBT-discrimination bill, but not gay marriage. (Dec 2013)
  • Apologies for comparing gay marriage to incest. (Dec 2013)
  • Define marriage as between a man and a woman. (Nov 2010)
Tom Corbett on Corporations
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  • End antiquated system of state-owned liquor stores. (Feb 2014)
  • Give up on privatizing state lottery program. (Jan 2014)
Tom Corbett on Crime
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  • Justice Reinvestment: eligible offenders out of system. (Feb 2013)
  • 290 new state troopers plus 90 new civilian dispatchers. (Feb 2013)
  • Cancel unneeded expensive prison project in Fayette County. (Mar 2011)
Tom Corbett on Drugs
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  • Don't legalize medical marijuana. (Nov 2010)
Tom Corbett on Education
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  • We have moved beyond the age of the blackboard. (Feb 2013)
  • $6.4 million dollars for Pre-K Counts and the Head Start. (Feb 2013)
  • Enable kids in bad schools to attend private schools. (Oct 2011)
  • Families trapped in failing schools: make funding portable. (Mar 2011)
Tom Corbett on Energy & Oil
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  • Help three refineries survive by owners & unions cooperating. (Feb 2013)
  • Under Marcellus Shale is another bonanza, the Utica Shale. (Mar 2011)
  • End moratorium on natural gas drilling; develop oil shale. (Nov 2010)
Tom Corbett on Environment
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  • End the inheritance tax on family farm land. (Feb 2013)
  • PA rivers are precious for generating many jobs. (Oct 2011)
Tom Corbett on Families & Children
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  • $41.5 million for home and community-based disabled care. (Feb 2014)
Tom Corbett on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Corbett on Free Trade
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  • Expand Pennsylvania worldwide: 5-part Development plan. (Nov 2010)
Tom Corbett on Government Reform
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  • No bumper sticker reads: "Vote to keep Harrisburg the same". (Feb 2013)
  • Phase the commonwealth out of the liquor business. (Feb 2013)
Tom Corbett on Gun Control
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  • Strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. (Nov 2010)
Tom Corbett on Health Care
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  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Tom Corbett on Homeland Security
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  • Fight to keep Apache helicopters based in PA. (Feb 2014)
Tom Corbett on Immigration
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  • Support Arizona's law restricting illegal immigration. (Nov 2010)
Tom Corbett on Jobs
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  • Keystone Works: on-the-job training for displaced workers. (Feb 2013)
Tom Corbett on Local Issues
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  • New high-tech centers in Pittsburg & Philadelphia. (Feb 2014)
Tom Corbett on Principles & Values
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Tom Corbett on Social Security
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  • Resolve our pension crisis for state employees, without cuts. (Feb 2013)
Tom Corbett on Tax Reform
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  • Tax increases choke growth; tax people less. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Tom Corbett on Technology
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  • Sustained, large-scale investment in transportation. (Feb 2014)
Tom Corbett on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Corbett on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pro-life; supports state restrictions on abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$41.5 million for home and community-based disabled care: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports anti-LGBT-discrimination bill, but not gay marriage: Favors topic 3
Apologies for comparing gay marriage to incest: Opposes topic 3
Define marriage as between a man and a woman: 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)
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Resolve our pension crisis for state employees, without cuts: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Enable kids in bad schools to attend private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Families trapped in failing schools: make funding portable: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+2 points on Social scale)
PA rivers are precious for generating many jobs: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Justice Reinvestment: eligible offenders out of system: Opposes topic 9
290 new state troopers plus 90 new civilian dispatchers: Favors topic 9
Cancel unneeded expensive prison project in Fayette County: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax increases choke growth; tax people less: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support Arizona's law restricting illegal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand Pennsylvania worldwide: 5-part Development plan: 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)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Fight to keep Apache helicopters based in PA: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(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)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Help three refineries survive by owners & unions cooperating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Under Marcellus Shale is another bonanza, the Utica Shale: Strongly Opposes topic 18
End moratorium on natural gas drilling; develop oil shale: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Don't legalize medical marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax increases choke growth; tax people less: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Tom Corbett is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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