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Tulsi Gabbard on VoteMatch

Democratic Presidential Challenger; HI Rep.

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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
No 3rd-trimester abortion unless life of mother at stake: Opposes topic 1
Abortion should remain legal and accessible: Strongly Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
No one in government should tell anyone who they can love: Strongly Favors topic 3
My time in the military changed my anti-gay views: Favors topic 3
I never personally supported gay conversion therapy: Favors topic 3
Supports gay rights, 100% record with Human Rights Campaign: Favors topic 3
Views on LGBT rights evolved; 100% rating from HRC: Strongly Favors topic 3
Early 2000s: supported father's antigay rights group: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Actively supports equal rights on LGBTQ+ issues: Strongly Favors topic 3
Allow transgender Americans in the military: Strongly Favors topic 3
Regrets past anti-gay statements; now pro-LGBTQ+ rights: Favors topic 3
2002: Amend Constitution to protect traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
2004: We shouldn't represent views of homosexual extremists: Strongly Opposes topic 3
2012: Apologized for anti-LGBT past; pro-LGBT bills now: Favors topic 3
2000: Don't let gay activists force their values on our kids: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Against gay marriage but no government morality: Opposes topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Must lead in condemning bigotry, regardless of belief: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We don't have a healthcare system; it's a sick-care system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-All will reduce bureaucratic costs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports Medicare for All; address prescription costs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports Medicare-for-All but keep private insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports Medicare-for-All; tax wealthiest 5% to pay for it: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No budget cuts to Medicare and Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
Close down existing nuclear power reactors: Opposes topic 8
No, no, no to nuclear energy & nuclear waste: Favors topic 8
Require labeling genetically engineered food: Opposes topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
End cash bail; it hits low-income Americans: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Eliminate private prisons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Abolish capital punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Eliminate mandatory minimum sentences: Opposes topic 9
Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I support our Second Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban assault weapons; require universal background checks: Strongly Favors topic 10
Advocate for sensible gun control: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Small businesses are true job creators, not big corporations: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports an income tax increase: Favors topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Don't treat immigrants as second-class, but no free college: Opposes topic 12
Secure borders AND humane immigration policies: Favors topic 12
2015: Favor Christian over Islamic refugees: Opposes topic 12
Relax onerous visa requirements for Indian & Chinese tourism: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
TPP gave away our sovereignty to international panel: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Don't keep Trump tariffs on China: Favors topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Bring spirit of patriotism to the White House: Favors topic 14
Trump's chicken-hawks push Iran war; go back to nuke deal: Opposes topic 14
We need to engage in diplomacy & deescalate tensions: Favors topic 14
Met with Syrian president; for "extreme vetting" of Syrians: Favors topic 14
Skeptical of Iran nuclear deal: Favors topic 14
$500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
I will work to end this new Cold War: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Ending regime change wars allows investment at home: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Don't cut military budget; fund weapons systems & ABMs: Strongly Favors topic 15
End this new cold war and nuclear arms race: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Must expose and punish sexual assaults in military: Opposes topic 15
Use military to fight terrorists, not for regime change: Favors topic 15
Policy allowing women in combat roles long overdue: Favors topic 15
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Endorsed by; against wasteful defense spending: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the Electoral College: Favors topic 16
Mandate paper ballots: Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
End the regime change war in Syria: Strongly Favors topic 17
Indefinite stay in Syria IS "endless war": Strongly Favors topic 17
No arbitrary deadline, but out of Afghanistan in one year: Favors topic 17
No war with Iran: it would escalate region-wide: Strongly Favors topic 17
Troops home from Afghanistan; we're no better off than 2001: Strongly Favors topic 17
No regime change in Iran; no war in Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
No more wars for regime change, like Syria and Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
U.S. government lied to American people to launch Iraq War: Strongly Favors topic 17
Oppose regime change wars in Syria, Venezuela, Iran: Strongly Favors topic 17
Defends meeting Syria's Assad; supports Trump on North Korea: Opposes topic 17
End US support for Saudi-led conflict in Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
Supports Egyptian dictator in fight against terrorism: Opposes topic 17
Opposes fighting in Afghanistan & Syria; end arms to Saudis: Strongly Favors topic 17
U.S. should focus on fighting terrorism, not regime change: Opposes topic 17
Iraq was a war we never should have gotten into: Strongly Favors topic 17
End our involvement in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Off Fossil Fuel Act: plan to deal with climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Ban fracking: Favors topic 18
2017: Short-sighted to withdraw from Paris Climate Accord: Favors topic 18
OFF Fossil Fuels: retrofit homes & fund new technology: Strongly Favors topic 18
Ban oil & gas exports; end fossil-fuel subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test": Favors topic 18
Address climate change; US must lead worldwide effort: Strongly Favors topic 18
Silent on Green New Deal; supports push for renewables: Favors topic 18
No more fossil fuels for electricity by 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18
Tax incentives for wind, solar, biomass and wave energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Failed war on drugs has hurt minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Supports medical and recreational marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
End failed war on drugs, opioid addiction is medical crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Let states legalize marijuana; non-user supports free choice: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

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Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
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Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
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Page last updated: Dec 16, 2019