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Ben Cline on VoteMatch

 

 



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Require sonogram before getting an abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-life, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Let businesses & groups act on their beliefs about marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Religious freedom supersedes right to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Right to religious student groups & voluntary school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Medicaid is important, but states should run it, not feds: Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise retirement age for future Social Security reform: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
PVS:States decide standards, not federal government: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secret purchase of lethal injection drugs for death penalty: Favors topic 9
Expand death penalty to accessories of capital murder: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Bar sharing handgun info with states without reciprocity: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow locked concealed weapons in motor vehicles: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Build the border wall: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports border wall, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 12
PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports lower tariffs later via higher tariffs now: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Require absentee ballot applicants to provide photo ID: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Require photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cutting back on fossil fuels sacrifices economic development: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Natural gas pipelines okay, but proceed with caution: Opposes topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Medicinal marijuana is better alternative to opioids: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supported Transportation Lockbox: restrict diverting funding: Favors topic 20
Bar requiring prevailing wage on public works projects: Strongly Opposes topic 20
PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20

Ben Cline is a Hard-Core Conservative
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Incoming Republican Freshmen 2021:
AL-1: Jerry Carl(R)
AL-2: Barry Moore(R)
CA-8: Jay Obernolte(R)
CA-50: Darrell Issa(R)
CO-3: Lauren Boebert(R)
FL-3: Kat Cammack(R)
FL-15: Scott Franklin(R)
FL-19: Byron Donalds(R)
GA-9: Andrew Clyde(R)
GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene(R)
IA-2: Mariannette Miller-Meeks(R)
IA-4: Randy Feenstra(R)
IL-15: Mary Miller(R)
IN-5: Victoria Spartz(R)
KS-1: Tracey Mann(R)
KS-2: Jake LaTurner(R)
LA-5: Luke Letlow(R)
MI-3: Peter Meijer(R)
MI-10: Lisa McClain(R)
MT-0: Matt Rosendale(R)
NC-11: Madison Cawthorn(R)
NM-3: Teresa Leger Fernandez(D)
NY-2: Andrew Garbarino(R)
NY-22: Claudia Tenney(R)
OR-2: Cliff Bentz(R)
PR-0: Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon(R)
TN-1: Diana Harshbarger(R)
TX-4: Pat Fallon(R)
TX-11: August Pfluger(R)
TX-13: Ronny Jackson(R)
TX-17: Pete Sessions(R)
TX-22: Troy Nehls(R)
TX-23: Tony Gonzales(R)
TX-24: Beth Van Duyne(R)
UT-1: Blake Moore(R)
VA-5: Bob Good(R)
WI-5: Scott Fitzgerald(R)
Incoming Democratic Freshmen 2021:
CA-53: Sara Jacobs(D)
GA-5: Nikema Williams(D)
GA-7: Carolyn Bourdeaux(D)
HI-2: Kai Kahele(D)
IL-3: Marie Newman(D)
IN-1: Frank Mrvan(D)
MA-4: Jake Auchincloss(D)
MO-1: Cori Bush(D)
NC-2: Deborah Ross(D)
NC-6: Kathy Manning(D)
NY-15: Ritchie Torres(D)
NY-16: Jamaal Bowman(D)
NY-17: Mondaire Jones(D)
WA-10: Marilyn Strickland(D)

Republican takeovers as of 2021:
CA-21: David Valadao(R) defeated T.J. Cox(D)
CA-39: Young Kim(R) defeated Gil Cisneros(D)
CA-48: Michelle Steel(R) defeated Harley Rouda(D)
FL-26: Carlos Gimenez(R) defeated Debbie Mucarsel-Powell(D)
FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar(R) defeated Donna Shalala(D)
IA-1: Ashley Hinson(R) defeated Abby Finkenauer(D)
MN-7: Michelle Fischbach(R) defeated Collin Peterson(D)
NM-2: Yvette Herrell(R) defeated Xochitl Small(D)
NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis(R) defeated Max Rose(D)
OK-5: Stephanie Bice(R) defeated Kendra Horn(D)
SC-1: Nancy Mace(R) defeated Joe Cunningham(D)
UT-4: Burgess Owens(R) defeated Ben McAdams(D)

Special Elections 2019-2020:
CA-25: Mike Garcia (R, May 2020)
GA-5: Kwanza Hall(D, Dec. 2020)
NC-3: State Rep. Greg Murphy (R, Sept. 2019)
NC-9: State Sen. Dan Bishop (R, Sept. 2019)
NY-27: Chris Jacobs(R,June 2020)
MD-7: Kweisi Mfume (D, April 2020)
PA-12: Fred Keller (R, May 2019)
WI-7: Tom Tiffany(R,May 2020)
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Energy/Oil
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Foreign Policy
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Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
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Social Security
Tax Reform
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Welfare/Poverty



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