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Annie Kuster on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortion is a personal and private decision. (Feb 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Annie Kuster on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Annie Kuster on Civil Rights
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  • Equal pay for equal work. (Apr 2012)
  • Less government interference about whom to marry. (Feb 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes a DOMA amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
Annie Kuster on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Annie Kuster on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Annie Kuster on Drugs
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Annie Kuster on Education
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Annie Kuster on Energy & Oil
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  • Encourage more local clean and renewable energy. (Nov 2012)
Annie Kuster on Environment
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  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Jun 2013)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Aug 2013)
Annie Kuster on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Annie Kuster on Foreign Policy
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Annie Kuster on Free Trade
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  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (May 2013)
Annie Kuster on Government Reform
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  • Citizens United gives outsized role to corporate interests. (Nov 2012)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
Annie Kuster on Gun Control
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Annie Kuster on Health Care
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  • No private mandate and voucher system. (May 2011)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Jun 2013)
Annie Kuster on Homeland Security
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  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Nov 2013)
Annie Kuster on Immigration
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  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Annie Kuster on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Sep 2013)
Annie Kuster on Principles & Values
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Annie Kuster on Social Security
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  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
Annie Kuster on Tax Reform
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  • High earners should pay fair share to reduce deficit. (Apr 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Annie Kuster on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Annie Kuster on War & Peace
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  • Look for quickest way to decrease military in Afghanistan. (Jun 2012)
  • Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Annie Kuster on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abortion is a personal and private decision: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: 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)
Equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
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
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Less government interference about whom to marry: Favors topic 3
Opposes a DOMA amendment: Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Neutral 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)
No private mandate and voucher system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Neutral on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions: Favors topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
High earners should pay fair share to reduce deficit: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports an income tax increase: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Citizens United gives outsized role to corporate interests: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
Look for quickest way to decrease military 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)
Encourage more local clean and renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Neutral 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)
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

Annie Kuster is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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