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Asa Hutchinson on VoteMatch

Former Administrator of D.E.A.; former Republican Representative (AR-3)

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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Now we're the number one pro-life state in the nation: Strongly Opposes topic 1
It's Arkansas policy that we protect the life of the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Americans want to restrict abortion with right exceptions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Have to do better in child birth care and adoption services: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Move beyond race-based admissions; fight identity politics: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage should be only one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Government shouldn't redefine marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Forced moderate version of business "religious freedom" bill: Opposes topic 3
Fought Obama order requiring gender neutral bathrooms: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-5 points on Social scale)
Post the Ten Commandments in public school buildings: Strongly Favors topic 4
Parents operated a Christian radio station and school: Strongly Favors topic 4
That rights are from God foundational to American success: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't want government interfering with parental decisions: Opposes topic 5
Ask tough questions; hold China accountable for COVID-19: Opposes topic 5
A lot of budget "fuzziness" if private option is not renewed: Opposes topic 5
$5M for Mental Health Stabilization Centers: Favors topic 5
Work requirement for Medicaid: Strongly Opposes topic 5
COVID: Getting vaccines out is public/private partnership: Opposes topic 5
I oppose any vaccine mandate; need greater public acceptance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Federal government should never be sole healthcare provider: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Let retirees collect Social Security and continue to work: Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in tech education & early education: Opposes topic 7
Raise average teacher salaries $2,000 over next two years: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(-5 points on Social scale)
Reduce burden of unreasonable regulations: Strongly Favors topic 8
Cut outdated regulations and cut government employees: Strongly Favors topic 8
I will reduce the federal civilian workforce by 10%!: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Balance public safety with giving a second chance in life: Opposes topic 9
Four executions in 8 days; keep protocol of lethal injection: Strongly Favors topic 9
Give criminals a second chance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Increased funding for law enforcement: Favors topic 9
Let's not be last state to enact hate crimes legislation: Strongly Favors topic 9
Build new 498 inmate prison because we have a growing state: Favors topic 9
Promise to pardon Trump undermines the rule of law: Neutral on topic 9
Don't erode confidence in our entire criminal justice system: Neutral on topic 9
Lock up violent offenders and address unfair sentencing: Neutral on topic 9
FBI's number one duty: leading our counter-terrorism mission: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes more gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax reduction will spur job growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Don't raise any taxes, while reducing individual tax rate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts attract keep veterans in state: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts keep Arkansas competitive : cut from 6.9% to 6%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
2-4-5.9 plan: flatten & simplify rates, to spur growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower tax rate for new residents to 4.9% for five years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower taxes; reform our national tax code: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Phaseout the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pass border security first, then immigration reform: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Quickly remove those who come into our country illegally: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Biden administration showing weakness along southern border : Opposes topic 12
Declared English the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports high tariffs to eventually lead to low tariffs: Opposes topic 13
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA: Favors topic 13
$2.1B Arkansas trade with Canada & Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Europe, Asia or Africa are better for Syrian refugees: Favors topic 14
Eradicate North Korean leadership, but no assassinations: Favors topic 14
America is democracy's lighthouse; mustn't let light go dim: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(-5 points on Social scale)
In Arkansas we support our military bases and their missions: Strongly Favors topic 15
A strong national defense is the bedrock of our democracy: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(-3 points on Social scale)
Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions: Strongly Favors topic 17
Tough on Russia which is a threat to our national security: Strongly Opposes topic 17
The Electoral College is critical to our nation: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
We need to accelerate electric charging states across state: Favors topic 18
Americans deserve plentiful, affordable energy options: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Expand tools for addiction counseling: Opposes topic 19
Use economic pressure on Mexico to fight against fentanyl: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Free enterprise is key to national prosperity: Strongly Opposes topic 20
I plan to reduce federal civilian employment by 10%: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Asa Hutchinson is a Hard-Core Conservative
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Foreign Policy
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Health Care
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Social Security
Tax Reform

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