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Robert Bentley on Abortion
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  • Abortion only when mother's life is in danger. (Nov 2010)
Robert Bentley on Budget & Economy
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  • Goal is balanced, conservative budget without federal help. (Mar 2011)
  • Protect essential services, and otherwise cut 15-45%. (Mar 2011)
Robert Bentley on Civil Rights
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  • No gay marriages; no civil unions. (Nov 2010)
  • End affirmative action for colleges & state contracts. (Nov 1998)
Robert Bentley on Corporations
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  • We will do whatever we can to attract new businesses. (Sep 2011)
Robert Bentley on Crime
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  • More budget for police; train them in Spanish. (Nov 2010)
  • Expand use of death penalty; limit appeals. (Nov 1998)
  • End parole for repeat violent felons. (Nov 1998)
Robert Bentley on Drugs
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  • Rehabilitate non-violent criminals; don't throw away the key. (Nov 2010)
  • Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes. (Nov 1998)
Robert Bentley on Education
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  • Though benefits will be cut, no teaching jobs will be lost. (Mar 2011)
  • Only 10 charter schools; let local boards reject them. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports moment-of-silence and teacher spanking law. (Nov 1998)
Robert Bentley on Energy & Oil
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Robert Bentley on Environment
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  • Primary value of forests is economic and job related. (May 2011)
Robert Bentley on Families & Children
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  • Supports relief for families who cannot afford their houses. (Dec 2010)
Robert Bentley on Foreign Policy
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Robert Bentley on Free Trade
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  • $241K to promote AL exports and international trade. (Oct 2011)
Robert Bentley on Government Reform
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  • No campaign spending limits; no state funding of candidates. (Nov 1998)
  • Adhere to 10th Amendment; delegate power to states. (Jul 2010)
Robert Bentley on Gun Control
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  • Protect right to purchase, own, carry and use firearms. (Nov 2010)
Robert Bentley on Health Care
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  • Federal takeover of our health care system will kill jobs. (Mar 2011)
  • Alabama should reject Obamacare via 10th Amendment. (Nov 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Robert Bentley on Homeland Security
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Robert Bentley on Immigration
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  • Will fight illegal immigration in Alabama. (Mar 2011)
  • Fine businesses that employ illegals; & deny public benefits. (Nov 2010)
Robert Bentley on Jobs
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  • As new governor, job creation is my first priority. (Mar 2011)
Robert Bentley on Local Issues
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Robert Bentley on Principles & Values
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Robert Bentley on Social Security
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Robert Bentley on Tax Reform
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  • Supports flat tax structure for state income taxes. (Nov 1998)
Robert Bentley on Technology
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Robert Bentley on War & Peace
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Robert Bentley on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Strict limits on federal "General Welfare" clause. (Jul 2010)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion only when mother's life is in danger: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End affirmative action for colleges & state contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
No gay marriages; no civil unions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports moment-of-silence and teacher spanking law: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Expand use of death penalty; limit appeals: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
More budget for police; train them in Spanish: Favors topic 9
End parole for repeat violent felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Protect right to purchase, own, carry and use firearms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Federal takeover of our health care system will kill jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Alabama should reject Obamacare via 10th Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Economic scale)
Though benefits will be cut, no teaching jobs will be lost: Favors topic 7
Only 10 charter schools; let local boards reject them: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rehabilitate non-violent criminals; don't throw away the key: Opposes topic 19
Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Strict limits on federal "General Welfare" clause: Favors topic 20
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports flat tax structure for state income taxes: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Will fight illegal immigration in Alabama: Opposes topic 12
Fine businesses that employ illegals; & deny public benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$241K to promote AL exports and international trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No campaign spending limits; no state funding of candidates: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Robert Bentley is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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