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Chet Culver on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Re-start stem cell research program. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Chet Culver on Budget & Economy
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  • Canít spend more than we take in. (Jan 2007)
Chet Culver on Civil Rights
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  • Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Chet Culver on Corporations
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Chet Culver on Crime
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  • Fund 130 unfilled positions at corrections institutions. (Jan 2007)
Chet Culver on Drugs
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Chet Culver on Education
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  • Raise teacher salaries; expand early education. (Nov 2006)
  • Students need framework for character development. (Nov 2006)
Chet Culver on Energy & Oil
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  • Create an Iowa Power Fund to research and development. (Jan 2007)
  • Move agriculture from feeding the world to fueling the world. (Nov 2006)
Chet Culver on Environment
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Chet Culver on Families & Children
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Chet Culver on Foreign Policy
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Chet Culver on Free Trade
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Chet Culver on Government Reform
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  • Stricter ethical rules, with stricter enforcement. (Nov 2006)
Chet Culver on Gun Control
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Chet Culver on Health Care
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  • Affordable, quality health care for every Iowan. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Chet Culver on Homeland Security
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  • More funding for veteran's jobs, homes, and education. (Dec 2013)
Chet Culver on Immigration
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Chet Culver on Jobs
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Chet Culver on Local Issues
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Chet Culver on Principles & Values
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Chet Culver on Social Security
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Chet Culver on Tax Reform
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  • Close corporate tax loopholes for property tax relief. (Jan 2007)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Chet Culver on Technology
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Chet Culver on War & Peace
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Chet Culver on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Increased the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25. (Jan 2007)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Re-start stem cell research program: Favors topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Supports federal abortion funding: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Students need framework for character development: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affordable, quality health care for every Iowan: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Raise teacher salaries; expand early education: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Close corporate tax loopholes for property tax relief: Favors topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
More funding for veteran's jobs, homes, and education: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Stricter ethical rules, with stricter enforcement: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Move agriculture from feeding the world to fueling the world: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Canít spend more than we take in: Opposes topic 20

Chet Culver is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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