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MJ Hegar on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • NARAL endorsement: proud to fight for reproductive rights. (May 2020)
  • Politicians shouldn't legislate a woman's intimate decisions. (Jan 2020)
  • Pro-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
MJ Hegar on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
MJ Hegar on Civil Rights
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  • Celebrated LGBT job protection decision as huge victory. (Jun 2020)
MJ Hegar on Corporations
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  • Corporations & wealthy need to pay higher taxes. (Jun 2020)
MJ Hegar on Crime
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  • Police brutality is not just "a few poisoned apples". (Jun 2020)
  • We have a mass incarceration problem. (Jun 2020)
  • Defund the police, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
MJ Hegar on Drugs
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  • Absolutely for legalizing marijuana, expunging records. (Jun 2020)
MJ Hegar on Education
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  • Government should not profit off of student loan interest. (Jun 2020)
  • Investment in public school is investment in nation's future. (Jan 2020)
  • Lower interest rates on student debt, ensure affordability. (Jan 2020)
  • Pro-transgender bathrooms, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
MJ Hegar on Energy & Oil
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  • Set aggressive goals for expanding clean, renewable energy. (Apr 2020)
  • Fracking not long-term solution, but against ban. (Feb 2020)
  • Texas can lead country on wind and solar energy. (Jan 2020)
  • Make sure carbon tax don't increase food costs. (Dec 2019)
MJ Hegar on Environment
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  • Fight for children's future: clean air and water. (Sep 2020)
MJ Hegar on Families & Children
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  • Paid family leave for both mothers and fathers. (Feb 2020)
  • Asked FEC to allow campaign funds for candidate child care. (Jun 2019)
  • Anti-parental notification, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
MJ Hegar on Foreign Policy
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  • Withdrawal from world damages position as global superpower. (Jun 2020)
  • Blaming China for COVID19 comes from "very racist place". (Jun 2020)
MJ Hegar on Free Trade
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  • Supported USMCA; wish environmental groups more involved. (Feb 2020)
MJ Hegar on Government Reform
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  • Day one: work on campaign finance, ethics reforms. (Apr 2020)
  • Refuses corporate PAC money, endorsed by End Citizens United. (Jan 2020)
  • Overturn gerrymandering, fight voter suppression. (Jan 2020)
  • Judicially liberal, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
MJ Hegar on Gun Control
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  • Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority. (Jun 2020)
  • Supports policies that are pragmatic & enforceable. (Jun 2020)
  • Eager to finally put an end to senseless gun violence. (Apr 2020)
  • Reverse ban on gun violence research by CDC. (Feb 2020)
  • For background checks, red flag laws; end open carry. (Jan 2020)
  • Ban assault weapons, but no mandatory buyback. (Oct 2019)
  • Rated 13% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2017)
  • Pro-gun rights, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
MJ Hegar on Health Care
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  • Skyrocketing healthcare costs are unsustainable. (Feb 2020)
  • Make high-quality care available to all Americans. (Jan 2020)
  • Provide Medicare-for-All as public option. (Nov 2019)
MJ Hegar on Homeland Security
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  • We must mobilize against epidemic of domestic terrorism. (Jan 2020)
  • Will stand against efforts to privatize the VA. (Jan 2020)
MJ Hegar on Immigration
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  • Don't waste billions on ineffective border wall. (Sep 2020)
  • Consider abolishing ICE; prefer better leadership & policies. (Jun 2020)
  • Asylum seekers should not be treated as criminals. (Jan 2020)
  • Support DACA recipients, they represent the best of us. (Nov 2019)
  • Anti-border security, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
MJ Hegar on Jobs
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  • Raise wages instead of tax cuts for companies exporting jobs. (Sep 2020)
  • Supports rights of workers to unionize, collectively bargain. (Jan 2020)
  • Let ex-cons apply freely, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
MJ Hegar on Principles & Values
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  • Reasons for becoming combat pilot same as running for office. (Feb 2020)
  • Stop electing people whose lifelong dream is to be a senator. (Oct 2019)
MJ Hegar on Social Security
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  • Medicare & Social Security not entitlements, but promises. (Jan 2020)
MJ Hegar on Tax Reform
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  • Use tax credits, incentives to support small business. (Jan 2020)
  • Opposed 2017 tax cuts for corporations, extremely wealthy. (Jan 2020)
  • Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
MJ Hegar on Technology
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MJ Hegar on War & Peace
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  • Reserve deployment of American troops as a last resort. (Jan 2020)
  • Stay out of Israeli wars, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
MJ Hegar on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
NARAL endorsement: proud to fight for reproductive rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Politicians shouldn't legislate a woman's intimate decisions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Judicially liberal, according to CC survey: Favors topic 1
Pro-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Anti-parental notification, according to CC survey: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Celebrated LGBT job protection decision as huge victory: Strongly Favors topic 3
Pro-transgender bathrooms, according to CC survey: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Skyrocketing healthcare costs are unsustainable: Strongly Favors topic 5
Make high-quality care available to all Americans: Strongly Favors topic 5
Provide Medicare-for-All as public option: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Medicare & Social Security not entitlements, but promises: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Investment in public school is investment in nation's future: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Police brutality is not just "a few poisoned apples": Opposes topic 9
We have a mass incarceration problem: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Defund the police, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Let ex-cons apply freely, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports policies that are pragmatic & enforceable: Opposes topic 10
Eager to finally put an end to senseless gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Reverse ban on gun violence research by CDC: Strongly Opposes topic 10
For background checks, red flag laws; end open carry: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban assault weapons, but no mandatory buyback: Favors topic 10
Rated 13% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Pro-gun rights, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Corporations & wealthy need to pay higher taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposed 2017 tax cuts for corporations, extremely wealthy: Favors topic 11
Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Consider abolishing ICE; prefer better leadership & policies: Favors topic 12
Asylum seekers should not be treated as criminals: Strongly Favors topic 12
Support DACA recipients, they represent the best of us: Strongly Favors topic 12
Anti-border security, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supported USMCA; wish environmental groups more involved: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Withdrawal from world damages position as global superpower: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
We must mobilize against epidemic of domestic terrorism: Favors topic 15
Will stand against efforts to privatize the VA: Favors topic 15
Secure the grid, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Overturn gerrymandering, fight voter suppression: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Blaming China for COVID19 comes from "very racist place": Favors topic 17
Reserve deployment of American troops as a last resort: Opposes topic 17
Stay out of Israeli wars, according to CC survey: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Set aggressive goals for expanding clean, renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Fracking not long-term solution, but against ban: Opposes topic 18
Texas can lead country on wind and solar energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Make sure carbon tax don't increase food costs: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Absolutely for legalizing marijuana, expunging records: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Use tax credits, incentives to support small business: Favors topic 20

MJ Hegar is a Moderate Liberal
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