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*ME Paul LePage(R)
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MO Jay Nixon(D)
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MT Steve Bullock(D)
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Pete Ricketts(R)
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vs.Vito Fossella(R)
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*OK Mary Fallin(R)
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*PA Tom Corbett(R)
vs.Allyson Schwartz(D)
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*SD Dennis Daugaard(R)
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WA Jay Inslee(D)
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JL Mealer on Abortion
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  • Abortion violates constitutional rights for our posterity. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Budget & Economy
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  • Federal Budget is beyond bloated and full of waste. (Jan 2012)
  • Replace usurious Fed currency with precious metals. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Civil Rights
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  • No religious same-sex marriage; civil unions instead. (Jan 2012)
  • Require companies to hire Americans, period. (Sep 2011)
  • Don't treat gay-Americans as hyphenated-Americans. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
JL Mealer on Crime
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  • Support death penalty only for absolutely proven crimes. (Sep 2011)
  • No mandatory sentencing. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Drugs
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  • Asylum for insider aliens turning in drug smugglers. (Sep 2011)
  • Drug use is a hazard to other people. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Education
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  • All curriculum via local mandates. (Jan 2012)
  • School prayer is ok, but not if at all mandatory. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports choosing schools via vouchers. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Energy & Oil
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  • Feds make too much money taxing fuels to cut fuel usage. (Jan 2012)
  • Drill here; drill now; end dependency. (Sep 2011)
  • Replace most coal & oil; design non-EV autos. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Environment
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  • Protect natural resources, but human benefit too. (Jan 2012)
JL Mealer on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
JL Mealer on Foreign Policy
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  • Other countries are rarely interested in US well-being. (Jan 2012)
JL Mealer on Free Trade
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  • No free trade; no UN membership. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Government Reform
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  • Crush special interests & incumbents who oppose 3rd parties. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Gun Control
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  • Repeal NFA Title I & II. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Health Care
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  • No-profit healthcare: push Federal Health Insurance Bank. (Jan 2012)
  • Treat those who are incapable of caring for themselves. (Sep 2011)
  • Replace ObamaCare with Mealer Economic Initiative. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Homeland Security
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  • Oppose the Patriot Act; but support profiling. (Sep 2011)
  • Expand armed forces programs. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Immigration
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  • Charge illegal immigrants with state crimes. (Jul 2014)
  • Privately built "Immigration motels" in no-man's land. (Jan 2012)
  • Earn citizenship via the Mealer Immigration Policy. (Sep 2011)
  • End Mexican drug trade by path to citizenship. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Jobs
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  • Labor standards in the US and abroad. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Local Issues
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JL Mealer on Principles & Values
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  • Return to the examples and values of our forefathers. (Jan 2012)
JL Mealer on Social Security
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  • Privatize Social Security with a Government option. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Tax Reform
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  • Replace tax system with the FairTax. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Technology
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JL Mealer on War & Peace
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  • Out of Iraq & Afghanistan; stay in Pakistan. (Sep 2011)
JL Mealer on Welfare & Poverty
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  • No church-based welfare services with taxpayer funds. (Sep 2011)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion violates constitutional rights for our posterity: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Require companies to hire Americans, period: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
No religious same-sex marriage; civil unions instead: Favors topic 3
Don't treat gay-Americans as hyphenated-Americans: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
School prayer is ok, but not if at all mandatory: Favors topic 4
No church-based welfare services with taxpayer funds: Opposes topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No-profit healthcare: push Federal Health Insurance Bank: Opposes topic 5
Treat those who are incapable of caring for themselves: Favors topic 5
Replace ObamaCare with Mealer Economic Initiative: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Privatize Social Security with a Government option: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports choosing schools via vouchers: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Protect natural resources, but human benefit too: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Support death penalty only for absolutely proven crimes: Favors topic 9
No mandatory sentencing: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal NFA Title I & II: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Replace tax system with the FairTax: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Charge illegal immigrants with state crimes: Opposes topic 12
Privately built "Immigration motels" in no-man's land: Opposes topic 12
Earn citizenship via the Mealer Immigration Policy: Favors topic 12
End Mexican drug trade by path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Labor standards in the US and abroad: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No free trade; no UN membership: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Expand armed forces programs: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Crush special interests & incumbents who oppose 3rd parties: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Out of Iraq & Afghanistan; stay in Pakistan: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Feds make too much money taxing fuels to cut fuel usage: Opposes topic 18
Drill here; drill now; end dependency: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Replace most coal & oil; design non-EV autos: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Asylum for insider aliens turning in drug smugglers: Strongly Favors topic 19
Drug use is a hazard to other people: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Federal Budget is beyond bloated and full of waste: Opposes topic 20

JL Mealer is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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