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Ryan Zinke on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect unborn victims: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, but decision should not be made by government: Opposes topic 1
No embryonic stem cell research; no emergency contraception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
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No affirmative action in college nor state contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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No same-sex marriage, nor civil unions, not adoption: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
No safe haven for neo-Nazi white nationalists: Favors topic 4
Prepare kids for tomorrow with family values of grandparents: Favors topic 4
Voluntary prayer provided there's no undue influence: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is reckless; replace with cross-state pools& HSAs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Caps on medical malpractice; no government health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Give parents a stronger voice, and local control: Favors topic 7
Supports vouchers for public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
End ban on lead bullets & fishing tackle in wildlife refuges: Strongly Favors topic 8
Raise fees & eliminate national park passes for kids: Strongly Favors topic 8
OpEd: National Parks are under-staffed despite more visits: Strongly Favors topic 8
Shrink national monuments and expand offshore drilling: Strongly Favors topic 8
Absolutely against transfer or sale of public land to states: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Work with states and rebuild national parks: Opposes topic 8
Cleanup industrial sites; preserve open space: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Smokey the Bear should be viewed as helpful, not as police: Opposes topic 9
Replace death penalty with life imprisonment without parole: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Supports death penalty but also hate crime legislation: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Background checks are prudent; military weapons aren't: Opposes topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 10
Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Make the tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Punish those who knowingly employ illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Analyze terrorism and criminal threats on southwest border: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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$515B for military plus $89B off sequester for wars: Favors topic 15
Award research grants based on national interest: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Limit PAC, corporate, and individual campaign donations: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Opposes targeting terrorists, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 17
Opposes targeting terrorists, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 17
Ground troops plus drone strikes to destroy ISIL: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Increase coal, oil & gas mining access at National Monuments: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Public lands opened for private company energy development: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Climate is changing; Man is an influence but what can we do?: Favors topic 18
Alternatives only if competitive prices without subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Increased coal production with environmental safeguards: Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Rated C- by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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$17T debt was irresponsible to create & reckless to continue: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Our government should spend within its means; no new fees: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 20

Ryan Zinke is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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