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Joe Manchin III on Abortion
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  • Pro-life; pro-NRA; anti-EPA. (Jul 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Budget & Economy
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  • Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget. (Oct 2010)
  • Balanced budget amendment except in national emergency. (Oct 2010)
  • CAREFULLY plan stimulus: in planning mode; not panic mode. (Jan 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Civil Rights
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Joe Manchin III on Corporations
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  • Endorsed by U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (Oct 2010)
  • Cut corporate income tax & business franchise tax. (Nov 2008)
  • 8 goals for Open for Business commitments. (Feb 2005)
Joe Manchin III on Crime
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  • Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders. (Jan 2010)
  • More sexual predator laws; more State police pay. (Nov 2008)
Joe Manchin III on Drugs
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  • Eradicate marijuana plants statewide. (Jul 2010)
  • $1M more for crackdown on drugs. (Jun 2006)
  • Declare war on meth & dangerous make-shift labs. (Feb 2005)
Joe Manchin III on Education
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  • $540 million in ongoing school construction. (Jan 2010)
  • Increased teacher pay. (Nov 2008)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Energy & Oil
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  • Obama's greenhouse gas plan won't solve the problem. (Oct 2010)
  • Named coal West Virginia's official state rock. (Jul 2010)
  • No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA. (Jun 2010)
  • Stand up for our coal miners and their families. (Jan 2010)
  • Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill. (Oct 2007)
  • Promote polygen--clean diesel from coal plants. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Environment
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  • Post Mine Land Use bill: restoration plan after mining. (Oct 2011)
  • Pushed for new mine safety regulations. (Nov 2008)
Joe Manchin III on Families & Children
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  • 5 basic promises to our children: healthy, safe, cared-for. (Feb 2005)
Joe Manchin III on Foreign Policy
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Joe Manchin III on Free Trade
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  • WV had $4.8B exports to 136 countries last year. (Jul 2010)
  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
Joe Manchin III on Government Reform
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  • Suspended state earmarking as governor; do same federally. (Oct 2010)
  • Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races. (Jan 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Gun Control
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  • Vetoed restrictions on automatic weapon sales. (Apr 2010)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Health Care
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  • Opposes requiring individuals or businesses to buy insurance. (Oct 2010)
  • Prohibit denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. (Oct 2010)
  • I'm behind reform; but a lot of ObamaCare needs repeal. (Oct 2010)
  • Expand Health Lifestyles & Preventive Care programs. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Homeland Security
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  • Higher National Guard pay & tuition waivers. (Nov 2008)
  • Covenant to support our troops in Iraq. (Feb 2008)
  • Tuition assistance and service bonuses for Desert Storm vets. (Jan 2005)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports banning homosexuals in the military. (Aug 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Immigration
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  • Opposes suing Arizona over immigration enforcement law. (Oct 2011)
Joe Manchin III on Jobs
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  • Increase small business access to credit. (May 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Local Issues
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Joe Manchin III on Principles & Values
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  • My forte is creating jobs; I'll bring spirit of capitalism. (Oct 2010)
  • To Raese: Mr. Obama's name will not be on the ballot!. (Oct 2010)
  • Duty as governor to work with the president. (Oct 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Social Security
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  • $14M for senior services, most money ever. (Nov 2008)
  • Repeal the Unemployment Insurance offset for working seniors. (Jan 2005)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
Joe Manchin III on Tax Reform
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  • Don't mess with or increase taxes during a time of turmoil. (Oct 2010)
  • Created a low-income family tax credit. (Nov 2008)
  • Reduce food tax, property tax, and poverty-level income tax. (Nov 2006)
Joe Manchin III on Technology
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  • States depend on federal government for key infrastructure. (Oct 2010)
  • 80% of WV households now have broadband. (Jul 2010)
Joe Manchin III on War & Peace
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Joe Manchin III on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pro-life; pro-NRA; anti-EPA: Favors 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)
Supports banning homosexuals in the military: 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)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+2 points on Social scale)
Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
More sexual predator laws; more State police pay: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vetoed restrictions on automatic weapon sales: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Expand Health Lifestyles & Preventive Care programs: Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$14M for senior services, most money ever: Opposes topic 6
Repeal the Unemployment Insurance offset for working seniors: Opposes topic 6
Opposes private retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$540 million in ongoing school construction: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increased teacher pay: Opposes topic 7
Participate in federal program Race to the Top: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Named coal West Virginia's official state rock: Opposes topic 18
No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Stand up for our coal miners and their families: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Fund cellulosic biofuel research in Farm Bill: Strongly Favors topic 18
Promote polygen--clean diesel from coal plants: Opposes topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Eradicate marijuana plants statewide: Strongly Favors topic 19
$1M more for crackdown on drugs: Favors topic 19
Declare war on meth & dangerous make-shift labs: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cut corporate income tax & business franchise tax: Opposes topic 11
Created a low-income family tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce food tax, property tax, and poverty-level income tax: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
WV had $4.8B exports to 136 countries last year: Favors topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
Higher National Guard pay & tuition waivers: Favors topic 15
Tuition assistance and service bonuses for Desert Storm vets: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
Covenant to support our troops in Iraq: Opposes topic 17

Joe Manchin III is a Moderate Populist.
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