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Bob Flanders on Abortion
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  • Pro-life. (Nov 2018)
Bob Flanders on Budget & Economy
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Bob Flanders on Civil Rights
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  • Supreme Court allows religious exceptions to same-sex rights. (Jul 2018)
Bob Flanders on Corporations
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  • Enhance federal programs to help small business grow. (Nov 2018)
  • Our economy is strong due to tax cuts and regulatory relief. (Nov 2018)
Bob Flanders on Crime
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Bob Flanders on Drugs
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  • Enhance treatment & recovery services; and public engagement. (Nov 2018)
Bob Flanders on Education
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  • States define education standards and feds support. (Nov 2018)
  • Parental school choice: federal funds follow students. (Nov 2018)
  • Simplify aid; subsidize students who can't afford college. (Nov 2018)
Bob Flanders on Energy & Oil
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  • Balance a bipartisan & diverse energy supply. (Nov 2018)
Bob Flanders on Environment
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  • Overburdensome regulation and red tape costs $2T annually. (Nov 2018)
Bob Flanders on Families & Children
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  • Senate candidates accused of sexual abuse should withdraw. (Nov 2017)
Bob Flanders on Foreign Policy
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  • U.S. global leadership via stronger strategic alliances. (Nov 2018)
Bob Flanders on Free Trade
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Bob Flanders on Government Reform
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  • Require disclosure for contributions to super PACs. (Nov 2018)
  • Let out-of-state attorneys handle state ethics cases. (Jun 2001)
  • Disallow legislators from serving on Lottery Commission. (Jun 2001)
Bob Flanders on Gun Control
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  • Security measures & dedicated first responder at schools. (Nov 2018)
  • Ban devices that turn guns into massive killing machines. (Nov 2017)
  • Rated 0% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Nov 2018)
Bob Flanders on Health Care
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  • Supports HSAs, cross-state insurance, and tort reform. (Nov 2018)
  • Drugs Affordability Act: negotiate Medicare drug prices. (Nov 2018)
Bob Flanders on Homeland Security
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  • Commit the resources needed for military preparedness. (Nov 2018)
  • Operation Stand Down: support services for veterans. (Sep 2018)
Bob Flanders on Immigration
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  • Control our borders & prevent visa overstays, as first step. (Nov 2018)
Bob Flanders on Jobs
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Bob Flanders on Principles & Values
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  • Let both sides be heard in Supreme Court Kavanaugh hearings. (Sep 2018)
Bob Flanders on Social Security
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Bob Flanders on Tax Reform
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Bob Flanders on Technology
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  • invest in crumbling roads & bridges with Infrastructure Bank. (Nov 2018)
Bob Flanders on War & Peace
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  • Intervene militarily if vital interest at stake, like nukes. (Nov 2018)
  • Chinese expansion in the Far East must be constrained. (Nov 2018)
Bob Flanders on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Let both sides be heard in Supreme Court Kavanaugh hearings: Favors topic 2
Senate candidates accused of sexual abuse should withdraw: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supreme Court allows religious exceptions to same-sex rights: Opposes 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)
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports HSAs, cross-state insurance, and tort reform: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Drugs Affordability Act: negotiate Medicare drug prices: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
States define education standards and feds support: Favors topic 7
Parental school choice: federal funds follow students: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Overburdensome regulation and red tape costs $2T annually: Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Security measures & dedicated first responder at schools: Favors topic 10
Ban devices that turn guns into massive killing machines: Opposes topic 10
Rated 0% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Our economy is strong due to tax cuts and regulatory relief: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Control our borders & prevent visa overstays, as first step: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
U.S. global leadership via stronger strategic alliances: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Commit the resources needed for military preparedness: Favors topic 15
Operation Stand Down: support services for veterans: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Require disclosure for contributions to super PACs: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Intervene militarily if vital interest at stake, like nukes: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Chinese expansion in the Far East must be constrained: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Balance a bipartisan & diverse energy supply: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Enhance treatment & recovery services; and public engagement: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Enhance federal programs to help small business grow: Favors topic 20
invest in crumbling roads & bridges with Infrastructure Bank: Strongly Favors topic 20

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