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Richard Mourdock on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • No exception for rape; only for maternal life. (Oct 2012)
  • No exception for rape, but God doesn't want people raped. (Oct 2012)
  • God at work when rape leads to pregnancy. (Oct 2012)
  • Government should not have a role in reproductive services. (Apr 2012)
  • I am a pro-life candidate. (Sep 2011)
  • Roe v. Wade is a serious misreading of the Constitution. (Jul 2011)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Richard Mourdock on Budget & Economy
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  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Richard Mourdock on Civil Rights
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  • Legally define marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jun 2012)
  • No racial or gender quotas imposed on private employers. (Sep 2011)
  • No same-sex marriage nor civil unions. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
Richard Mourdock on Corporations
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  • Obama acted illegally in bailout and takeover of Chrysler. (Jul 2011)
Richard Mourdock on Crime
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  • Federal death penalty for serious crimes. (Sep 2011)
  • Support mandatory sentencing. (Sep 2011)
Richard Mourdock on Drugs
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  • Enforce laws against dangerous and addictive substances. (Sep 2011)
Richard Mourdock on Education
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  • Transfer federal education role to state & local level. (Oct 2012)
  • Education decisions best made at local level. (Jun 2012)
  • Supports student-led prayer in public schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Vouchers in DC; local control elsewhere. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
Richard Mourdock on Energy & Oil
Click here for 7 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Oppose ethanol subsidy as a matter of conservative principle. (Apr 2012)
  • FactCheck: No, ethanol additive lowers gasoline price. (Apr 2012)
  • Ethanol mandates lead to high gas prices. (Apr 2012)
  • High gas prices come from federal mandates like ethanol. (Apr 2012)
  • No subsidies for alternative energy. (Sep 2011)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
Richard Mourdock on Environment
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Richard Mourdock on Families & Children
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  • Government should play no role reproductive health services. (Apr 2012)
Richard Mourdock on Foreign Policy
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  • Russia is more foe than friend; they aid our enemies. (Apr 2012)
  • Russia is more foe than friend. (Apr 2012)
Richard Mourdock on Free Trade
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  • Free trade except with rogue nations. (Sep 2011)
Richard Mourdock on Government Reform
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  • Eliminate cabinet departments DOE, ED, DOC, and HUD. (Apr 2012)
  • Oppose attempts to limit political speech. (Sep 2011)
  • Limit terms to 12 years with no automatic pay raises. (Jul 2011)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports banning funding of offensive art. (Oct 2012)
Richard Mourdock on Gun Control
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  • No additional restrictions on gun ownership. (Sep 2011)
  • Oppose anti-gun Supreme Court nominees. (Jul 2011)
  • Right to keep and bear arms is an individual right. (Jul 2011)
  • Opposes restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Richard Mourdock on Health Care
Click here for 7 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • No national nor Massachusetts-style health care plan. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare makes government bigger. (Oct 2012)
  • Tax-deductible health savings accounts for those under 55. (Apr 2012)
  • No federal control of the healthcare system. (Sep 2011)
  • ObamaCare is unconstitutional & will bankrupt our nation. (Jul 2011)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Richard Mourdock on Homeland Security
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  • Reauthorize the Patriot Act. (Sep 2011)
  • Maintain our current level of military readiness. (Sep 2011)
  • Don't compromises US sovereignty by reducing nukes. (Jul 2011)
Richard Mourdock on Immigration
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  • No Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants. (Apr 2012)
  • Oppose DREAM Act & other forms of amnesty. (Sep 2011)
  • No amnesty for illegal immigrants; no DREAM Act. (Jul 2011)
Richard Mourdock on Jobs
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  • Focus on cutting the deficit and creating jobs. (Apr 2012)
Richard Mourdock on Principles & Values
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Richard Mourdock on Social Security
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  • Constitution mentions neither Social Security nor Medicare. (Oct 2012)
  • Raise the retirement age. (Apr 2012)
  • Consider personalized retirement accounts for young workers. (Sep 2011)
Richard Mourdock on Tax Reform
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  • Major tax reforms yes; national sales tax no. (Oct 2012)
  • Pledge against raising taxes. (Sep 2011)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposes increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports eliminating the inheritance tax. (Oct 2012)
Richard Mourdock on Technology
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  • Space program is not in Constitution, but I support it. (Oct 2012)
Richard Mourdock on War & Peace
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  • Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq. (Apr 2012)
  • inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq. (Apr 2012)
  • Keep troops in Iraq and Afghanistan as long as necessary. (Sep 2011)
Richard Mourdock on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Churches provide more effective services than the feds. (Sep 2011)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No exception for rape; only for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Government should not have a role in reproductive services: Opposes topic 1
I am a pro-life candidate: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Roe v. Wade is a serious misreading of the Constitution: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification for abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes churches providing birth control: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No racial or gender quotas imposed on private employers: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Legally define marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No same-sex marriage nor civil unions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports a DOMA amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports student-led prayer in public schools: Favors topic 4
Supports banning funding of offensive art: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Federal death penalty for serious crimes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support mandatory sentencing: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No additional restrictions on gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Oppose anti-gun Supreme Court nominees: Favors topic 10
Right to keep and bear arms is an individual right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax-deductible health savings accounts for those under 55: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No federal control of the healthcare system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is unconstitutional & will bankrupt our nation: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Constitution mentions neither Social Security nor Medicare: Favors topic 6
Raise the retirement age: Favors topic 6
Consider personalized retirement accounts for young workers: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Transfer federal education role to state & local level: Favors topic 7
Education decisions best made at local level: Favors topic 7
Vouchers in DC; local control elsewhere: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports school vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose ethanol subsidy as a matter of conservative principle: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Ethanol mandates lead to high gas prices: Opposes topic 18
High gas prices come from federal mandates like ethanol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No subsidies for alternative energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enforce laws against dangerous and addictive substances: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Churches provide more effective services than the feds: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pledge against raising taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the inheritance tax: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
No Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Oppose DREAM Act & other forms of amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No amnesty for illegal immigrants; no DREAM Act: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Free trade except with rogue nations: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
Maintain our current level of military readiness: Strongly Favors topic 15
Don't compromises US sovereignty by reducing nukes: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose attempts to limit political speech: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Limit terms to 12 years with no automatic pay raises: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Reauthorize the Patriot Act: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-5 points on Social scale)
Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Keep troops in Iraq and Afghanistan as long as necessary: Strongly Opposes topic 17

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