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David Dewhurst on Abortion
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  • Pushed the sonogram bill with pro-life advocates. (May 2012)
  • Proud of defunding Planned Parenthood. (May 2012)
  • Require women seeking abortions to view a sonogram. (Mar 2012)
David Dewhurst on Budget & Economy
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  • Cut $14B in state spending last year; cut 10.2% since 2003. (Apr 2012)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
David Dewhurst on Civil Rights
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  • Define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. (Mar 2012)
David Dewhurst on Corporations
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David Dewhurst on Crime
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  • Mandatory 25-year-to-life sentence for first-time child rape. (Mar 2012)
  • Death is appropriate punishment for repeat child molesters. (Jun 2008)
David Dewhurst on Drugs
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David Dewhurst on Education
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  • Protect student's right to pray and reflect in schools. (Apr 2012)
David Dewhurst on Energy & Oil
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  • Open the Gulf; more hydro-fracking; less "green" energy. (Mar 2012)
David Dewhurst on Environment
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  • Repeal EPA's job-killing regulations. (Mar 2012)
David Dewhurst on Families & Children
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David Dewhurst on Foreign Policy
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David Dewhurst on Free Trade
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  • Cruz defended Chinese on intellectual property theft. (May 2012)
David Dewhurst on Government Reform
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David Dewhurst on Gun Control
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  • Strongly supports our constitutional right to bear arms. (Apr 2012)
David Dewhurst on Health Care
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  • Reduce medical lawsuit abuse clogging our court system. (Mar 2012)
  • Replace ObamaCare with free-market healthcare. (Mar 2012)
David Dewhurst on Homeland Security
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  • No blanket cuts to military, but trim back some spending. (Jun 2012)
David Dewhurst on Immigration
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  • Limit police power to ask detainees about immigration status. (Jun 2012)
  • Boots on the ground, plus a wall. (Apr 2012)
  • No amnesty & no tuition for illegals; go home and re-apply. (Mar 2012)
  • Triple the size of the Border Patrol. (Mar 2012)
David Dewhurst on Jobs
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  • Less federal meddling on labor relations. (Mar 2012)
David Dewhurst on Principles & Values
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  • PAC ad: "Shattered Vision" calls Cruz a false conservative. (Apr 2012)
David Dewhurst on Social Security
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  • Opposes cutting payroll taxes as harmful to Social Security. (Feb 2012)
David Dewhurst on Tax Reform
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  • State income tax would pass over my dead, cold body. (Apr 2012)
  • I favor a fairer and flatter tax. (Apr 2012)
  • Passed the largest tax cut in Texas history. (Mar 2012)
David Dewhurst on Technology
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David Dewhurst on War & Peace
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  • More combat troops were needed in Iraq, and for longer. (Jun 2012)
David Dewhurst on Welfare & Poverty
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pushed the sonogram bill with pro-life advocates: Opposes topic 1
Proud of defunding Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Require women seeking abortions to view a sonogram: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Define marriage as a union between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect student's right to pray and reflect in schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Death is appropriate punishment for repeat child molesters: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory 25-year-to-life sentence for first-time child rape: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports our constitutional right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce medical lawsuit abuse clogging our court system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Replace ObamaCare with free-market healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposes cutting payroll taxes as harmful to Social Security: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Open the Gulf; more hydro-fracking; less "green" energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
State income tax would pass over my dead, cold body: Strongly Opposes topic 11
I favor a fairer and flatter tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Passed the largest tax cut in Texas history: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Boots on the ground, plus a wall: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No amnesty & no tuition for illegals; go home and re-apply: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Triple the size of the Border Patrol: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cruz defended Chinese on intellectual property theft: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
No blanket cuts to military, but trim back some spending: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+2 points on Social scale)
Limit police power to ask detainees about immigration status: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
More combat troops were needed in Iraq, and for longer: Opposes topic 17

David Dewhurst is a Populist-Leaning Conservative.
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