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Jim Hodges on Abortion
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Jim Hodges on Budget & Economy
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  • Budget focus on education, health care and tax relief. (Jan 2001)
  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Feb 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact. (Sep 2001)
Jim Hodges on Civil Rights
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  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Jim Hodges on Corporations
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Jim Hodges on Crime
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  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Jim Hodges on Drugs
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  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Jim Hodges on Education
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  • $10M more for preschools. (Jan 2001)
  • Sales tax holiday for back-to-school items. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Jim Hodges on Energy & Oil
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  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • More funding to develop domestic energy supplies. (Sep 2001)
  • Use federal funds for nuclear cleanup, with state input. (Sep 2001)
  • Share offshore oil development revenue with states. (Sep 2001)
Jim Hodges on Environment
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  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)
Jim Hodges on Families & Children
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  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Jim Hodges on Foreign Policy
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Jim Hodges on Free Trade
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  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
Jim Hodges on Government Reform
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  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Jim Hodges on Gun Control
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Jim Hodges on Health Care
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  • Affordable prescription drugs for needy seniors. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Jim Hodges on Homeland Security
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Jim Hodges on Immigration
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  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)
Jim Hodges on Jobs
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  • Full review of farm policy; more state flexibility. (May 2001)
  • More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers. (Sep 2001)
  • Repeal the federal unemployment "temporary surtax". (Feb 2001)
Jim Hodges on Local Issues
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Jim Hodges on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Southern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
Jim Hodges on Social Security
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  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Jim Hodges on Tax Reform
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  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Jim Hodges on Technology
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  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
  • Permanent R&D tax incentive & more R&D funding. (Sep 2001)
Jim Hodges on War & Peace
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  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Jim Hodges on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
  • More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports TANF grants to states. (Aug 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(2 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Affordable prescription drugs for needy seniors: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(2 points on Social scale)
$10M more for preschools: Opposes topic 7
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Budget focus on education, health care and tax relief: Favors topic 11
Sales tax holiday for back-to-school items: Favors topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Import farm workers from Mexico: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(7 points on Economic scale)
Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(5 points on Economic scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(7 points on Economic scale)
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
More funding to develop domestic energy supplies: Opposes topic 18
Share offshore oil development revenue with states: Neutral on topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(2 points on Social scale)
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(2 points on Social scale)
Promote the next generation of welfare reform: Opposes topic 20
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance: Neutral on topic 20
Supports TANF grants to states: Favors topic 20

Jim Hodges is a Moderate Conservative.
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