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Tom Hoefling on VoteMatch


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly opposes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly opposes affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Government shouldn't redefine marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Post the Ten Commandments in public school buildings: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly supports keeping God in the public sphere: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly opposes ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports privatization: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
True Local Control: TLC for public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Getting government out of education is the ultimate goal: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly supports human needs over animal rights: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports Stricter punishment to reduce crime: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes more gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly supports gun rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate the state's income tax & special crony favors: Opposes topic 11
Progressive taxation violates "Equal Protection" clause: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes pathway to citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Free trade while putting American interests first: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports US sovereignty from UN: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Expand the military as needed to protect sovereignty: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Limits on campaign funds violate the First Amendment: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Intervene in Iran if a threat to national security or allies: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly opposes prioritizing green energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Never legalize marijuana: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Free enterprise is key to national prosperity: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Strongly opposes federal budget stimulus: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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IA Gubernatorial:
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IA Senatorial:
Bruce Braley
Doug Butzier
Joni Ernst
Matthew Whitaker
Sam Clovis

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D) vs.Hunt(L)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hatch(D) vs.Hoefling(R)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) &Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
Newly-elected 2014:
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown(2015)
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Local Issues
Social Security
Tax Reform

Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry


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