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Eric Holcomb on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Planned Parenthood videos were despicable, but no shutdown: Opposes topic 1
Banned abortion after 13 weeks with exceptions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports enacting hate crime laws: Strongly Favors topic 2
Hate crimes not about thoughts, but about actions: Favors topic 2
Calls for resignation of Indiana AG over harassment charge: Favors topic 2
Pass pregnancy accommodations bill for women on the job: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supportive of the LGBT community: zero discrimination: Favors topic 3
Now supports protecting sexual orientation, gender identity: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports teaching creation science in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare was the wrong answer to a national problem: Opposes topic 5
New Medicaid waiver for Structured Family Caregiving: Favors topic 5
Must reduce infant mortality rate: Strongly Favors topic 5
Now is the time to implement a managed care system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
I beg you to speak to your doctor and get vaccinated: Favors topic 5
Expand access for mental health, reduce stigma: Favors topic 5
Address mental health, addiction, suicide, & public health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No mandates to offer retirement plans, but voluntary IRAs ok: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Give parents the freedom to choose child's school: Favors topic 7
Early start on career paths in opportunity industries: Opposes topic 7
$140M to increase teacher pay: Strongly Opposes topic 7
$115 million to increase teacher pay, more to come: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Parents deserve options but not at expense of public schools: Favors topic 7
State should cover cost of "curriculum fees" paid by parents: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Require Computer Science to graduate from high school: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
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Stand up to federal government over environmental regulation: Strongly Favors topic 8
Additional million trees to be planted over next five years: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Give prosecutors resources to protect vulnerable seniors: Favors topic 9
Train prisoners to reduce recidivism: Opposes topic 9
Signs victims' rights law, tightening criminal penalties: Favors topic 9
Training programs for felons reduced recidivism: Opposes topic 9
For oversight of police & body cameras: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminated fees for gun licenses; allowed guns in churches: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Stop funneling Hoosier tax money through federal czars: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Simplifying the 75,000-page tax code would lead to growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
End 30% personal property tax floor on new equipment: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut personal income taxes to 3.05% on the way to 2.9%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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I won't be xenophobic on immigration policy: Favors topic 12
Allowed DACA recipients to get state professional licenses: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Make America the global jobs magnet: Favors topic 13
We're as likely to trade with Germany as with Georgia: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Indiana Model rejects notion of Midwestern vowel state: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(-5 points on Social scale)
Peace through strength, not peace through hope: Strongly Favors topic 15
Exempt military pensions from state tax: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Signed into law consolidation of minority precincts: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Budgeted for election security: covers about 10% of machines: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(-5 points on Social scale)
I want a safer, stronger and freer America, today & tomorrow: Opposes topic 17
Proud of our long-standing relationships with Japan & Israel: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran funds terrorism; no nuclear deal: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Coal reduces our dependency on foreign sources of energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Delayed coal plant closures; ended credits for solar/wind: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Building largest solar farm in US on 13,000 acres: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Attack epidemic with prevention, treatment & enforcement: Favors topic 19
Supports medical marijuana and industrial hemp: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tax-and-borrower math will bust us, not lead to prosperity: Strongly Opposes topic 20
$250-million Next Level Indiana Trust Fund: Strongly Favors topic 20
Building "One Indiana" border to border: Strongly Favors topic 20
Indiana has become known for our responsible budgets: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Five pillars: 21st century workforce is magnet for jobs: Favors topic 20
High-tech is key to unlocking 21st century economy: Favors topic 20
Invest a little more to keep the Crossroads of America: Favors topic 20

Eric Holcomb is a Populist Conservative
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