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Val Demings on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • 100% ratings from NARAL & Planned Parenthood. (Jul 2020)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Mar 2017)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Mar 2017)
  • Supports public funding for abortion services. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports pro-choice legislation. (Nov 2016)
Val Demings on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Supports federal spending to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
Val Demings on Civil Rights
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  • To cops after George Floyd:"What in the hell are you doing?". (Dec 2020)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
Val Demings on Corporations
Click here for 4 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Val Demings on Crime
Click here for 5 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Support police but we also have to deal with social ills. (Sep 2020)
  • Improve relationships between police & community. (Nov 2016)
  • As Police Chief, 40% drop in violent crime. (Nov 2016)
  • Police work should be about building communities. (Jun 2016)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
Val Demings on Drugs
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  • Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Val Demings on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • We need to focus more on our children graduating high school. (Sep 2020)
  • Equal access to quality education regardless of zip-code. (Nov 2016)
  • College for all without facing crushing student loan debt. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Val Demings on Energy & Oil
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  • Supports federally developing renewable energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports regulation of greenhouse gas emission. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Val Demings on Environment
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  • Endorsed by League of Conservation Voters. (Nov 2016)
  • Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Val Demings on Families & Children
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  • Operation Positive Direction: mentoring at-risk youth. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2017)
Val Demings on Foreign Policy
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  • When US makes a promise, obligation to keep our word. (Jul 2019)
  • Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism. (Jan 2018)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
  • Trump withheld $391M in authorized aid to Ukraine. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump harmed US interest by delaying military aid to Ukraine. (Dec 2019)
  • Illegal for President to withhold aid approved by Congress. (Jan 2020)
Val Demings on Free Trade
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  • Voted for USMCA--not perfect but Democrats got changes. (Dec 2019)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Val Demings on Government Reform
Click here for 9 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Members of extremist groups shouldn't be in police, military. (Feb 2021)
  • Co-sponsored opposition to privatization of Postal Service. (Jul 2018)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jun 2017)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Russia interfered with 2016 election, not Ukraine. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump obstructed Congress by ignoring every subpoena. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump mistakes himself for a monarch. (Dec 2019)
  • Senate should convict Trump for obstructing impeachment. (Jan 2020)
Val Demings on Gun Control
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  • Biden's measured, evidence-based orders will save lives. (Jun 2016)
  • Supports restrictions on right to bear arms. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
Val Demings on Health Care
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  • Obtained $2.1 million to help those with HIV/AIDS. (Jan 2020)
  • Opposes repealing mandated health insurance. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Val Demings on Homeland Security
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  • Got terror-prevention and preparedness grant under DHS. (Feb 2020)
Val Demings on Immigration
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  • Criminalizing asylum seekers, caging children unacceptable. (Jun 2019)
  • Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (May 2019)
Val Demings on Jobs
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  • Look at hiring standards, police should reflect diversity. (Sep 2020)
  • Retain good-paying jobs offering livable wages. (Nov 2016)
Val Demings on Principles & Values
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  • Being unified nation doesn't mean giving up beliefs. (Feb 2021)
  • Would be first Black woman elected as FL Governor or Senator. (Jun 2020)
  • Trump failed to bribe Ukraine, but still accountable. (Dec 2019)
  • Seeing VP Harris sworn in demonstrated American promise. (Jun 2016)
  • Impeachment is remedy for personal interests over country. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump betrayed national interest AND corruptly abused power. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump sought a favor: wanted Ukraine to investigate Biden. (Jan 2020)
  • Senate should remove Trump to prevent further abuse of power. (Jan 2020)
Val Demings on Social Security
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  • Protect Medicare and Social Security for our seniors. (Nov 2016)
Val Demings on Tax Reform
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  • Supports increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports tax increases to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
Val Demings on Technology
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  • Voted YES on net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Val Demings on War & Peace
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  • Killing Iran General Soleimani was reckless & destabilizing. (Jan 2020)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
Val Demings on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Tighten rules for the Opportunity Zone Program. (Nov 2019)
  • Voted NO on transferring housing vouchers to ex-addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
100% ratings from NARAL & Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public funding for abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports pro-choice legislation: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
To cops after George Floyd:"What in the hell are you doing?": Strongly Favors topic 2
Look at hiring standards, police should reflect diversity: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Obtained $2.1 million to help those with HIV/AIDS: Favors 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)
Opposes repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect Medicare and Social Security for our seniors: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We need to focus more on our children graduating high school: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Equal access to quality education regardless of zip-code: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by League of Conservation Voters: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices: Opposes topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support police but we also have to deal with social ills: Opposes topic 9
Improve relationships between police & community: Strongly Opposes topic 9
As Police Chief, 40% drop in violent crime: Favors topic 9
Operation Positive Direction: mentoring at-risk youth: Opposes topic 9
Police work should be about building communities: Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Biden's measured, evidence-based orders will save lives: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on right to bear arms: Opposes topic 10
Supports gun-control legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports increasing income tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases to balance the budget: Favors topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Criminalizing asylum seekers, caging children unacceptable: Favors topic 12
Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Voted for USMCA--not perfect but Democrats got changes: Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
Being unified nation doesn't mean giving up beliefs: Favors topic 14
When US makes a promise, obligation to keep our word: Opposes topic 14
Seeing VP Harris sworn in demonstrated American promise: Favors topic 14
Rated Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Got terror-prevention and preparedness grant under DHS: Favors topic 15
Killing Iran General Soleimani was reckless & destabilizing: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports federally developing renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulation of greenhouse gas emission: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tighten rules for the Opportunity Zone Program: Favors topic 20
Supports federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20

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