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Jack Conway on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortion should be rare, but safe and legal. (Nov 2002)
  • Supports federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Jack Conway on Budget & Economy
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  • Against TARP bailouts due to lack of accountability. (Oct 2010)
  • IRS bailouts reward banks for poor business practices. (Dec 2009)
Jack Conway on Civil Rights
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  • Didn't challenge court ruling that allowed same-sex marriage. (May 2015)
  • Claims Paul questions Civil Rights Act and the ADA. (Oct 2010)
  • I abhor discrimination; end "don't ask, don't tell". (Oct 2010)
  • Marriage is only between a man and a woman. (Jul 2010)
  • Affirmative action addresses proven past discrimination. (Nov 2002)
  • Supports affirmative action. (Aug 2010)
Jack Conway on Corporations
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  • Shut down offshore tax shelters; stop shipping jobs overseas. (Aug 2010)
Jack Conway on Crime
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  • Created a Cybercrimes Unit, to crack down on child porn. (Aug 2010)
  • Execute death-row criminals; appeals are exhausted. (Nov 2009)
Jack Conway on Drugs
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  • Meth lab count is up because we are identifying smaller labs. (Oct 2010)
  • Epidemic of prescription pill abuse spurs crime. (Aug 2010)
Jack Conway on Education
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  • Support charter schools & eliminate federal restrictions. (Nov 2002)
Jack Conway on Energy & Oil
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  • Protect coal even under cap-and-trade. (Oct 2010)
  • Coal yes; cap-and-trade no. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes cap-&-trade bill; it costs miners $1800 a year. (Oct 2009)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
Jack Conway on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jack Conway on Families & Children
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Jack Conway on Foreign Policy
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Jack Conway on Free Trade
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Jack Conway on Government Reform
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  • I stood up for the people against price-gouging & lies. (Oct 2010)
Jack Conway on Gun Control
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  • I support the 2nd Amendment. (Nov 2002)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
Jack Conway on Health Care
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  • Pay for Obamacare with bulk purchasing & fraud units. (Oct 2010)
  • Repeal sweetheart deals due to pharma lobbying. (Aug 2010)
  • Require insurance companies to cover mammograms at age 40. (Nov 2009)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
Jack Conway on Homeland Security
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  • Let gays serve openly in US military. (Sep 2010)
  • Improve health care and services for rural veterans. (Nov 2009)
  • Greater discretion to read email & tap phones. (Nov 2002)
Jack Conway on Immigration
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  • Be tough & sensible; increase border security. (Aug 2010)
Jack Conway on Jobs
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  • 20% hometown tax credit for cost of creating a new job. (Oct 2010)
Jack Conway on Local Issues
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jack Conway on Principles & Values
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  • TV ad: Rand Paul made fun of Christianity and Christ. (Oct 2010)
  • FactCheck: "Aqua Buddha" TV ad is accurate but over the top. (Oct 2010)
  • TV ad: Accuser is anonymous, but a Mr. Green says it's true. (Oct 2010)
  • Claims Rand Paul worships "Aqua Buddha" & mocks Holy Bible. (Oct 2010)
  • An honor to run for Wendell Ford's senate seat. (Oct 2010)
Jack Conway on Social Security
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  • Pledges to not scale back program nor raise retirement age. (Oct 2010)
  • Oppose any effort to privatize. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
Jack Conway on Tax Reform
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  • Keep Bush tax cuts during recession. (Oct 2010)
  • Every child born owes $38,000 of national debt. (Aug 2010)
  • Extend Bush tax cuts for 5 to 10 more years. (Aug 2010)
Jack Conway on Technology
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Jack Conway on War & Peace
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  • Only enter Iraq if they have WMD or 9/11 involvement. (Nov 2002)
Jack Conway on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Claims Paul would end federal faith-based initiatives. (Oct 2010)
  • Faith-based programs instead of federal money. (Aug 2010)
  • Faith-based program funding competing with secular programs. (Nov 2002)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Abortion should be rare, but safe and legal: Favors topic 1
Supports federal abortion funding: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action addresses proven past discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Didn't challenge court ruling that allowed same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
I abhor discrimination; end "don't ask, don't tell": Strongly Favors topic 3
Let gays serve openly in US military: Strongly Favors topic 3
Marriage is only between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Claims Paul would end federal faith-based initiatives: Favors topic 4
Faith-based programs instead of federal money: Favors topic 4
Faith-based program funding competing with secular programs: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Require insurance companies to cover mammograms at age 40: Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose any effort to privatize: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support charter schools & eliminate federal restrictions: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Created a Cybercrimes Unit, to crack down on child porn: Favors topic 9
Execute death-row criminals; appeals are exhausted: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I support the 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Extend Bush tax cuts for 5 to 10 more years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Be tough & sensible; increase border security: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Shut down offshore tax shelters; stop shipping jobs overseas: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Improve health care and services for rural veterans: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Repeal sweetheart deals due to pharma lobbying: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Only enter Iraq if they have WMD or 9/11 involvement: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Coal yes; cap-and-trade no: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes cap-&-trade bill; it costs miners $1800 a year: Opposes topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Epidemic of prescription pill abuse spurs crime: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Keep Bush tax cuts during recession: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Every child born owes $38,000 of national debt: Opposes topic 20
IRS bailouts reward banks for poor business practices: Opposes topic 20

Jack Conway is a Moderate Populist Conservative.
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