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Ted Strickland on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports some restrictions but Planned Parenthood ok. (Oct 2016)
  • Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Ted Strickland on Budget & Economy
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  • Slowest Growing Budget in 42 Years. (Mar 2007)
  • Turnaround Ohio: invest in innovation and entrepreneurship. (Oct 2006)
Ted Strickland on Civil Rights
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  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 67% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Ted Strickland on Corporations
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  • Auto industry slogging back, but we've got a long way to go. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated 33% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Ted Strickland on Crime
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  • Spared 5 death-row inmates; executed 17 more. (Jul 2018)
  • Alternative sentencing for adult first-time felons. (Nov 1996)
  • Rated 60% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Ted Strickland on Drugs
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  • Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana. (Oct 2016)
  • Medical cannabis is a "no-brainer"; decriminalize now. (Jun 2016)
Ted Strickland on Education
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  • Criticizes $71M in charter school funding for rigged report. (Oct 2015)
  • State Contribution to Local Schools will reach 54 percent. (Mar 2007)
  • Zero tuition increase in 08; Less than 3% increase in 09. (Mar 2007)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Ted Strickland on Energy & Oil
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  • Tackle the challenge of catastrophic climate change. (Sep 2016)
  • Stay out of Keystone XL discussions; it doesn't involve Ohio. (Oct 2015)
  • Rated 67% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Ted Strickland on Environment
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  • Safeguard clean air and water for future generations. (Sep 2016)
  • Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup. (May 2001)
  • Rated 85% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Ted Strickland on Families & Children
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Ted Strickland on Foreign Policy
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  • Support Iran nuke treaty; opposes ground troops against ISIS. (Oct 2016)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
Ted Strickland on Free Trade
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  • Rated 28% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Ted Strickland on Government Reform
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  • Overturn Citizens United with constitutional amendment. (Oct 2016)
  • Citizens United lets billionaires' dark money buy elections. (Sep 2016)
  • Voluntary spending limits with free access to media. (Nov 1996)
  • Supports line item veto. (Nov 1996)
Ted Strickland on Gun Control
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  • Supports background checks; close terror watchlist loophole. (Sep 2016)
  • 2010: Pro-gun & NRA endorsed; 2016: end gun epidemic. (Jun 2016)
  • OpEd: Worked for anti-gun group, but never renounced NRA. (Oct 2015)
  • Against ban on semi-automatic rifles; for concealed carry. (Sep 2006)
  • Repeal restrictions on law-abiding citizens owning firearms. (Nov 1996)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Ted Strickland on Health Care
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  • Improve ObamaCare: repeal Cadillac Tax; negotiate Rx drugs. (Sep 2016)
  • Access to Health Care for Every Ohio Child. (Mar 2007)
  • Rated 89% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
Ted Strickland on Homeland Security
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  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
Ted Strickland on Immigration
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  • Fix broken system with comprehensive immigration reform. (Sep 2016)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Ted Strickland on Jobs
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  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Increase small business access to credit. (May 2010)
Ted Strickland on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
Ted Strickland on Social Security
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  • No Social Security privatization. (Oct 2016)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Ted Strickland on Tax Reform
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  • Property tax cut for 1 out of 4 Ohio homeowners. (Mar 2007)
  • Rated 25% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Ted Strickland on Technology
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  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Ted Strickland on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ted Strickland on Welfare & Poverty
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports some restrictions but Planned Parenthood ok: Favors topic 1
Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Rated 23% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Access to Health Care for Every Ohio Child: Favors topic 5
Improve ObamaCare: repeal Cadillac Tax; negotiate Rx drugs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Rated 89% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No Social Security privatization: Opposes topic 6
Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women: Opposes topic 6
Reject proposals for private saving accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Criticizes $71M in charter school funding for rigged report: Opposes topic 7
Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Rated 100% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(+5 points on Social scale)
Safeguard clean air and water for future generations: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated 85% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Alternative sentencing for adult first-time felons: Opposes topic 9
Spared 5 death-row inmates; executed 17 more: Favors topic 9
Rated 60% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation: Neutral on topic 9
Require DNA testing for all federal executions: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Repeal restrictions on law-abiding citizens owning firearms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Against ban on semi-automatic rifles; for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
OpEd: Worked for anti-gun group, but never renounced NRA: Opposes topic 10
2010: Pro-gun & NRA endorsed; 2016: end gun epidemic: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports background checks; close terror watchlist loophole: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Property tax cut for 1 out of 4 Ohio homeowners: Opposes topic 11
Rated 25% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes: Strongly Favors topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fix broken system with comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 28% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support Iran nuke treaty; opposes ground troops against ISIS: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voluntary spending limits with free access to media: Strongly Favors topic 16
Citizens United lets billionaires' dark money buy elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
Overturn Citizens United with constitutional amendment: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(+5 points on Social scale)
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine: Strongly Favors topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Stay out of Keystone XL discussions; it doesn't involve Ohio: Opposes topic 18
Tackle the challenge of catastrophic climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup: Opposes topic 18
Rated 67% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence: Neutral on topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Medical cannabis is a "no-brainer"; decriminalize now: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Turnaround Ohio: invest in innovation and entrepreneurship: Strongly Favors topic 20

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