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Richard Carmona on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Championed women's health and pre-natal health services. (May 2012)
  • Give every woman access & choice in reproductive healthcare. (Mar 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
Richard Carmona on Budget & Economy
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  • Supply-side economics is valid. (Oct 2012)
  • Invest in long-term jobs, not just speculator profits. (Aug 2012)
Richard Carmona on Civil Rights
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  • AdWatch: accused of disrespect for women in the workplace. (May 2012)
  • Opposes a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
Richard Carmona on Corporations
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  • Tax cuts for corporations are wrong & unconscionable. (Mar 2012)
Richard Carmona on Crime
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Richard Carmona on Drugs
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  • Have a rational debate on decriminalizing marijuana. (Sep 2012)
  • Decriminalizing marijuana would reduce prison population. (Sep 2012)
Richard Carmona on Education
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  • Reinvest $1 billion cut from our schools. (Mar 2012)
Richard Carmona on Energy & Oil
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  • Make Arizona the solar energy capital of the world. (Mar 2012)
Richard Carmona on Environment
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  • No uranium mining in Arizona Strip watershed area. (Oct 2012)
Richard Carmona on Families & Children
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Richard Carmona on Foreign Policy
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Richard Carmona on Free Trade
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Richard Carmona on Government Reform
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  • All earmarks are not pork. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports Open Government initiative for non-partisan primary. (May 2012)
  • Require financial analysts to disclose contacts in Congress. (Mar 2012)
Richard Carmona on Gun Control
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  • Owning weapons OK if people have good training, education. (Jan 2011)
  • Shot while defending hostage from killer, at gunpoint. (Aug 2009)
Richard Carmona on Health Care
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  • Repealing ObamaCare means public pays for the uninsured. (Oct 2012)
  • Would not have voted for ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Eliminate waste, fraud, & abuse--then prevention. (Oct 2012)
  • Helped open the first trauma center in southern Arizona. (May 2012)
  • Indignity of being poor patient in hospital sensitizes me. (May 2012)
  • Preserve Medicare benefits, but modernize it. (Mar 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Richard Carmona on Homeland Security
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  • Remain vigilant about terrorism; it still threatens US. (Mar 2012)
  • Opposes banning military gay marriage. (Oct 2012)
Richard Carmona on Immigration
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  • Comprehensive immigration reform ties into the economy. (Oct 2012)
  • More visas for day-workers to enhance commerce. (Oct 2012)
  • Dynamic interdiction plus prevention. (May 2012)
  • I was given an opportunity to succeed; so should others. (Apr 2012)
  • Vitriolic 'deport everybody' message loses Hispanics. (Apr 2012)
  • Secure the border AND pass the DREAM Act. (Mar 2012)
Richard Carmona on Jobs
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  • Farm Bill should offer support to struggling farmers. (Oct 2012)
Richard Carmona on Principles & Values
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  • 1999: shot and mortally wounded a deranged murderer. (May 2012)
  • Classified as disabled veteran from Vietnam wounds. (May 2012)
  • Of Puerto Rican descent; grew up poor in Harlem. (May 2012)
  • Seeks to earn the respect of disenfranchised populations. (May 2012)
Richard Carmona on Social Security
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  • Raise retirement age; raise payroll tax ceiling above $106K. (May 2012)
  • No privatization; no Trust Fund as slush fund. (Mar 2012)
  • Opposes investing part of your payroll tax. (Oct 2012)
Richard Carmona on Tax Reform
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  • Extend Bush tax cuts as part of comprehensive reform. (Oct 2012)
Richard Carmona on Technology
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  • Criticized Bush for placing politics ahead of science. (May 2012)
Richard Carmona on War & Peace
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  • Whatever means necessary to prevent Iranian nukes. (Oct 2012)
  • Consider all options in preventing Iranian nukes. (Mar 2012)
Richard Carmona on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Experienced poverty and homelessness as child in Harlem. (May 2012)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Give every woman access & choice in reproductive healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Seeks to earn the respect of disenfranchised populations: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes a DOMA amendment: Favors topic 3
Opposes banning military gay marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Owning weapons OK if people have good training, education: Opposes topic 10
Shot while defending hostage from killer, at gunpoint: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Repealing ObamaCare means public pays for the uninsured: Strongly Favors topic 5
Would not have voted for ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
Eliminate waste, fraud, & abuse--then prevention: Opposes topic 5
Indignity of being poor patient in hospital sensitizes me: Favors topic 5
Preserve Medicare benefits, but modernize it: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise retirement age; raise payroll tax ceiling above $106K: Opposes topic 6
No privatization; no Trust Fund as slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes investing part of your payroll tax: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reinvest $1 billion cut from our schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Make Arizona the solar energy capital of the world: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 points on Social scale)
Have a rational debate on decriminalizing marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Decriminalizing marijuana would reduce prison population: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Experienced poverty and homelessness as child in Harlem: Opposes topic 20
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supply-side economics is valid: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Extend Bush tax cuts as part of comprehensive reform: Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts for corporations are wrong & unconscionable: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
I was given an opportunity to succeed; so should others: Favors topic 12
Vitriolic 'deport everybody' message loses Hispanics: Strongly Favors topic 12
Secure the border AND pass the DREAM Act: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Remain vigilant about terrorism; it still threatens US: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Require financial analysts to disclose contacts in Congress: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-5 points on Social scale)
Whatever means necessary to prevent Iranian nukes: Opposes topic 17
Consider all options in preventing Iranian nukes: Strongly Opposes topic 17

Richard Carmona is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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