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Brad Wenstrup on Abortion
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  • Proud supporter of Family First and Right to Life. (Nov 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Brad Wenstrup on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Brad Wenstrup on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
Brad Wenstrup on Corporations
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  • Stop strangling job creators with over-regulation. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Brad Wenstrup on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brad Wenstrup on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brad Wenstrup on Education
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  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • $110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools. (Apr 2013)
Brad Wenstrup on Energy & Oil
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  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
Brad Wenstrup on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brad Wenstrup on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brad Wenstrup on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brad Wenstrup on Free Trade
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  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (Mar 2013)
Brad Wenstrup on Government Reform
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  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Brad Wenstrup on Gun Control
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  • Don't let Congress encroach upon our gun rights. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Brad Wenstrup on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare hurts patients: repeal it. (Nov 2012)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Brad Wenstrup on Homeland Security
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  • Still too many havens for terrorists: more Special Forces. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Brad Wenstrup on Immigration
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Brad Wenstrup on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Brad Wenstrup on Principles & Values
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Brad Wenstrup on Social Security
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Brad Wenstrup on Tax Reform
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  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Brad Wenstrup on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Brad Wenstrup on War & Peace
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  • Supports combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Brad Wenstrup on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


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)
Proud supporter of Family First and Right to Life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
$110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare hurts patients: repeal it: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare hurts patients: repeal it: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(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)
Don't let Congress encroach upon our gun rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Stop strangling job creators with over-regulation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Still too many havens for terrorists: more Special Forces: Strongly Favors topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports combat operations in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Brad Wenstrup is a Moderate Conservative.
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