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Jon Huntsman on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Supports a right to life amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No truce on abortion; don't trade life for economic life: Opposes topic 1
Make second-trimester abortions illegal: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
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Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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Conservatives should push to allow gay citizens to marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
I believe in traditional marriage but also civil unions: Favors topic 3
Supports civil unions and other rights for same-sex couples: Favors topic 3
2008: agreed to extend some rights to gay people: Favors topic 3
Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Politics aside, let's see if ObamaCare works or not: Favors topic 5
Supported individual mandate in 2007; opposes it now: Favors topic 5
Supports market-based, consumer empowering legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Truly affordable insurance: pathway to coverage for everyone: Favors topic 5
No denial of coverage because of minor ailments: Favors topic 5
We mandate insurance for cars, but not children's health: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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2007: signed the Parent Choice in Education Act: Strongly Favors topic 7
2007: statewide vouchers, "Parent Choice in Education Act: Strongly Favors topic 7
I signed the second voucher bill in the US: Favors topic 7
No Child Left Behind has failed; we need vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
School choice & competition is healthy for public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Supports death penalty but not necessarily expanding it: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Absolutely veto a ban on assault weapons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Conservative line on gun control: Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Education funding is critical to long-term prosperity: Opposes topic 11
Eliminate loopholes & make code flatter & simpler: Strongly Opposes topic 11
FactCheck: Created UT flat tax;but only top rate got 30% cut: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Aggressively pro-business agenda as governor: Opposes topic 11
Pro-business agenda, including targeted tax cuts: Opposes topic 11
Historically high tax burden is now below national average: Opposes topic 11
Removed half of the sales tax on food: Favors topic 11
Restructure taxes to be more business-friendly: Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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H1B visa process is broken; we need immigrant brainpower: Favors topic 12
End patchwork of state laws & just secure the border: Opposes topic 12
Vetoed repeal of college tuition for illegal immigrants: Favors topic 12
Border fence repulses me; inconsistent with America's image: Strongly Favors topic 12
2008: GOP should tack to the middle on immigration: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Establish a Free Trade Area of the Americas: Strongly Favors topic 13
Prevent Chinese manufacturers from selling patented products: Favors topic 13
Open up global markets for Utah businesses: Favors topic 13
Bound under state commitment to CAFTA: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Notion of national decline is "un-American": Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
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Boots on the ground: expensive & not critical for security: Opposes topic 15
We can't afford the NATO operation in Libya: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Cap campaign contributions; they lead to political mischief: Strongly Favors topic 16
Two-year cooling-off period before State employees can lobby: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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After 10 years, Americans are ready to exit Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Playing Afghan traffic cop doesn't serve strategic interest: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Growing concern over environmental impacts of coal: Strongly Favors topic 18
Energy subsidies don't work & we can no longer afford them: Opposes topic 18
Make Utah the premier destination for renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Congress should cap greenhouse-gas pollution: Strongly Favors topic 18
Lead US in alternative sources for energy and efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Disallow hotter levels of nuclear waste in Utah: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Never smoked pot; never legalized it in Utah: Favors topic 19
End Meth Now: stop the scourge: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Rip out $1.1T in loopholes from the corrupt tax code: Opposes topic 20
High unemployment is a human tragedy: Strongly Favors topic 20
Let's take a pledge to not take any pledges, including taxes: Favors topic 20
I stood up for debt ceiling increase and against default: Strongly Favors topic 20

Jon Huntsman is a Moderate Libertarian
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DE: Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D) vs.Murray(R) vs.Bonini(C)
IN: Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R) vs.Pisano(C)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R) vs.Peterson(D)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R) vs.Culp(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D) vs.Salango(D)
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Local Issues
Social Security
Tax Reform

Contact info:
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Mailing Address:
255 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 600, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 674-2727

Page last updated: Dec 12, 2020