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Joe Manchin III on Abortion
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  • Pro-life; pro-NRA; anti-EPA. (Jul 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Budget & Economy
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  • Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget. (Oct 2010)
  • Balanced budget amendment except in national emergency. (Oct 2010)
  • CAREFULLY plan stimulus: in planning mode; not panic mode. (Jan 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Joe Manchin III on Corporations
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  • Endorsed by U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (Oct 2010)
  • Cut corporate income tax & business franchise tax. (Nov 2008)
  • 8 goals for Open for Business commitments. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 71% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record. (May 2012)
Joe Manchin III on Crime
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  • Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders. (Jan 2010)
  • More sexual predator laws; more State police pay. (Nov 2008)
Joe Manchin III on Drugs
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  • Eradicate marijuana plants statewide. (Jul 2010)
  • $1M more for crackdown on drugs. (Jun 2006)
  • Declare war on meth & dangerous make-shift labs. (Feb 2005)
Joe Manchin III on Education
Click here for 5 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • More accountability & more audits in the education system. (Oct 2012)
  • Keep public education infrastructure strong. (Oct 2012)
  • $540 million in ongoing school construction. (Jan 2010)
  • Increased teacher pay. (Nov 2008)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Energy & Oil
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  • I fought for coal in past & will fight for coal in future. (Oct 2012)
  • EPA regulatory practices unfairly hurt Appalachian coal. (Oct 2012)
  • 2010 ad: Shot a hole in the cap and trade bill. (May 2012)
  • Obama's greenhouse gas plan won't solve the problem. (Oct 2010)
  • Named coal West Virginia's official state rock. (Jul 2010)
  • No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA. (Jun 2010)
  • Stand up for our coal miners and their families. (Jan 2010)
  • Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill. (Oct 2007)
  • Promote polygen--clean diesel from coal plants. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Environment
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  • Post Mine Land Use bill: restoration plan after mining. (Oct 2011)
  • Pushed for new mine safety regulations. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Joe Manchin III on Families & Children
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  • 5 basic promises to our children: healthy, safe, cared-for. (Feb 2005)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Joe Manchin III on Foreign Policy
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  • Rated 0 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
Joe Manchin III on Free Trade
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  • WV had $4.8B exports to 136 countries last year. (Jul 2010)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Joe Manchin III on Government Reform
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  • Not more government, but easier government. (Oct 2012)
  • Suspended state earmarking as governor; do same federally. (Oct 2010)
  • Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races. (Jan 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Gun Control
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  • Vetoed restrictions on automatic weapon sales. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jul 2011)
  • Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
Joe Manchin III on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare makes healthcare more affordable for everyone. (Oct 2012)
  • Reform & repair ObamaCare, not repeal. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes requiring individuals or businesses to buy insurance. (Oct 2010)
  • Prohibit denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. (Oct 2010)
  • I'm behind reform; but a lot of ObamaCare needs repeal. (Oct 2010)
  • Expand Health Lifestyles & Preventive Care programs. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Homeland Security
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  • Higher National Guard pay & tuition waivers. (Nov 2008)
  • Covenant to support our troops in Iraq. (Feb 2008)
  • Tuition assistance and service bonuses for Desert Storm vets. (Jan 2005)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Joe Manchin III on Immigration
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  • Opposes suing Arizona over immigration enforcement law. (Oct 2011)
Joe Manchin III on Jobs
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  • Increase small business access to credit. (May 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Principles & Values
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  • We can only fix things by coming together. (Oct 2012)
  • My forte is creating jobs; I'll bring spirit of capitalism. (Oct 2010)
  • To Raese: Mr. Obama's name will not be on the ballot!. (Oct 2010)
  • Duty as governor to work with the president. (Oct 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Social Security
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  • $14M for senior services, most money ever. (Nov 2008)
  • Repeal the Unemployment Insurance offset for working seniors. (Jan 2005)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Tax Reform
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  • Don't mess with or increase taxes during a time of turmoil. (Oct 2010)
  • Created a low-income family tax credit. (Nov 2008)
  • Reduce food tax, property tax, and poverty-level income tax. (Nov 2006)
Joe Manchin III on Technology
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  • States depend on federal government for key infrastructure. (Oct 2010)
  • 80% of WV households now have broadband. (Jul 2010)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
Joe Manchin III on War & Peace
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  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)
Joe Manchin III on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Pro-life; pro-NRA; anti-EPA: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: Strongly 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)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare makes healthcare more affordable for everyone: Strongly Favors topic 5
Reform & repair ObamaCare, not repeal: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand Health Lifestyles & Preventive Care programs: Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$14M for senior services, most money ever: Opposes topic 6
Repeal the Unemployment Insurance offset for working seniors: Opposes topic 6
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More accountability & more audits in the education system: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Keep public education infrastructure strong: Strongly Opposes topic 7
$540 million in ongoing school construction: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increased teacher pay: Opposes topic 7
Participate in federal program Race to the Top: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
EPA regulatory practices unfairly hurt Appalachian coal: Favors topic 8
States depend on federal government for key infrastructure: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
More sexual predator laws; more State police pay: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vetoed restrictions on automatic weapon sales: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Created a low-income family tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce food tax, property tax, and poverty-level income tax: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
WV had $4.8B exports to 136 countries last year: Favors topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Higher National Guard pay & tuition waivers: Favors topic 15
Tuition assistance and service bonuses for Desert Storm vets: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Covenant to support our troops in Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I fought for coal in past & will fight for coal in future: Strongly Opposes topic 18
2010 ad: Shot a hole in the cap and trade bill: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Named coal West Virginia's official state rock: Opposes topic 18
No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Stand up for our coal miners and their families: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill: Strongly Favors topic 18
Promote polygen--clean diesel from coal plants: Opposes topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Eradicate marijuana plants statewide: Strongly Favors topic 19
$1M more for crackdown on drugs: Favors topic 19
Declare war on meth & dangerous make-shift labs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget: Opposes topic 20
Don't mess with or increase taxes during a time of turmoil: Opposes topic 20
CAREFULLY plan stimulus: in planning mode; not panic mode: Favors topic 20
Cut corporate income tax & business franchise tax: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated 71% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record: Neutral on topic 20

Joe Manchin III is a Moderate Populist Conservative.
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