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Terry Branstad on Abortion
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  • Parental notification; partial-birth abortion ban; pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Terry Branstad on Budget & Economy
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Terry Branstad on Civil Rights
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  • Define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Terry Branstad on Corporations
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  • High commercial property taxes mean higher prices. (Jun 2011)
Terry Branstad on Crime
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  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Terry Branstad on Drugs
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Terry Branstad on Education
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  • One Unshakable Vision: World-Class Schools for Iowa. (Oct 2011)
  • Tuition tax credit for private schools. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
Terry Branstad on Energy & Oil
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  • Supports wind energy by signing HF 672. (May 2011)
Terry Branstad on Environment
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Terry Branstad on Families & Children
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Terry Branstad on Foreign Policy
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  • Partnership with Kosovo will benefit National Guard. (Mar 2011)
Terry Branstad on Free Trade
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  • Letter to Obama: Pass trade agreements. (May 2011)
Terry Branstad on Government Reform
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  • Sunset of rules and regulations every four years. (Feb 2011)
Terry Branstad on Gun Control
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  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Terry Branstad on Health Care
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  • Lifestyle changes make people healthier & save state money. (Aug 2011)
  • Mental Health Care Reform: secure vulnerable Iowans. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Terry Branstad on Homeland Security
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  • Exempt active-duty military from paying state income tax. (May 2011)
Terry Branstad on Immigration
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Terry Branstad on Jobs
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Terry Branstad on Local Issues
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  • Saving costs is a priority: rescind RICE rule. (Apr 2011)
Terry Branstad on Principles & Values
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Terry Branstad on Social Security
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Terry Branstad on Tax Reform
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  • Reduce commercial & residential property tax. (Jun 2011)
Terry Branstad on Technology
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  • Partnership between state and Google is good for jobs. (Aug 2011)
Terry Branstad on War & Peace
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  • Remain vigilant in support of 3,000 National Guard overseas. (May 2011)
Terry Branstad on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Parental notification; partial-birth abortion ban; pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Define marriage as the union of one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(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)
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Lifestyle changes make people healthier & save state money: Favors topic 5
Mental Health Care Reform: secure vulnerable Iowans: Favors topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: 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)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
One Unshakable Vision: World-Class Schools for Iowa: Strongly Favors topic 7
Tuition tax credit for private schools: Favors topic 7
Supports education vouchers for public or private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports wind energy by signing HF 672: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
High commercial property taxes mean higher prices: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce commercial & residential property tax: Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Letter to Obama: Pass trade agreements: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-5 points on Social scale)
Exempt active-duty military from paying state income tax: Strongly Favors topic 15
Remain vigilant in support of 3,000 National Guard overseas: Favors topic 15
Partnership with Kosovo will benefit National Guard: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)

Terry Branstad is a Moderate Conservative.
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