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Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
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Steve Russell on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • I will fight abortion with all my being; I adopted instead. (Sep 2014)
  • Someone will love every unwanted child. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes abortion rights, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes abortion rights, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Mar 2015)
Steve Russell on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • We are facing a crisis due to our accumulation of debt. (Sep 2014)
  • We cannot continue to spend what we do not have. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Steve Russell on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Government shouldn't redefine marriage. (Sep 2014)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jul 2015)
Steve Russell on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Steve Russell on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Steve Russell on Drugs
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  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Steve Russell on Education
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  • Parents and school boards should develop local standards. (Sep 2014)
  • Oppose nationwide Common Core standards. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes Common Core, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes Common Core, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
Steve Russell on Energy & Oil
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  • Expand our energy sector; it's vital to national security. (Sep 2014)
  • No subsidies for wind and solar. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Steve Russell on Environment
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  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Steve Russell on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Steve Russell on Foreign Policy
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  • Keep our national interests first and foremost. (Sep 2014)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Steve Russell on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Steve Russell on Government Reform
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  • Photo ID for voting. (Sep 2014)
Steve Russell on Gun Control
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  • I actually know the muzzle end of a rifle. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes more gun restrictions. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes restricting guns, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Steve Russell on Health Care
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  • Allow individuals to choose plan that best meets their needs. (Sep 2014)
  • Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Steve Russell on Homeland Security
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  • Tireless advocate for our national defense. (Sep 2014)
  • US challenged by tyrants & terrorists due to weak leadership. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports targeting terrorists, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports targeting terrorists, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Steve Russell on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Steve Russell on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Steve Russell on Principles & Values
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  • Government doesn't give us our rights; God does. (Sep 2014)
  • Judeo-Christian values established our government framework. (Sep 2014)
Steve Russell on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Steve Russell on Tax Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • We need more taxpayers, not more taxes. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax. (Jan 2015)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Steve Russell on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Steve Russell on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Steve Russell on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
I will fight abortion with all my being; I adopted instead: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Someone will love every unwanted child: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Government shouldn't redefine marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Government doesn't give us our rights; God does: Strongly Favors topic 4
Judeo-Christian values established our government framework: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow individuals to choose plan that best meets their needs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Parents and school boards should develop local standards: Strongly Favors topic 7
Oppose nationwide Common Core standards: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I actually know the muzzle end of a rifle: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes more gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
We need more taxpayers, not more taxes: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Keep our national interests first and foremost: Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Tireless advocate for our national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
US challenged by tyrants & terrorists due to weak leadership: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports targeting terrorists, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 17
Supports targeting terrorists, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand our energy sector; it's vital to national security: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No subsidies for wind and solar: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We are facing a crisis due to our accumulation of debt: Opposes topic 20
We cannot continue to spend what we do not have: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 20

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