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Ryan Costello on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
Ryan Costello on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • We are saddling out own kids with $20 trillion in IOUs. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Ryan Costello on Civil Rights
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  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
Ryan Costello on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ryan Costello on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ryan Costello on Drugs
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  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Ryan Costello on Education
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  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Oppose private and religious school voucher programs. (Oct 2015)
Ryan Costello on Energy & Oil
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  • All-of-the-above approach, plus Keystone pipeline. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes regulating CO2, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Ryan Costello on Environment
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  • I understand the significance of open space. (Nov 2014)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Ryan Costello on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ryan Costello on Foreign Policy
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  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Ryan Costello on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ryan Costello on Government Reform
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ryan Costello on Gun Control
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ryan Costello on Health Care
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  • Replace ObamaCare; it will cost 2 million jobs. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Ryan Costello on Homeland Security
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  • Never forget the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. (Nov 2014)
Ryan Costello on Immigration
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  • Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
Ryan Costello on Jobs
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Ryan Costello on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Young Gun candidate in national Republican "Drive to 245". (Oct 2014)
Ryan Costello on Social Security
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  • I oppose any effort to privatize Social Security. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Ryan Costello on Tax Reform
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  • Pro-growth economic vision: cut red-tape, simplify taxes. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Ryan Costello on Technology
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Ryan Costello on War & Peace
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Ryan Costello on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace ObamaCare; it will cost 2 million jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I oppose any effort to privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
I understand the significance of open space: Opposes topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Pro-growth economic vision: cut red-tape, simplify taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to Faith2Action: Favors topic 12
Opposes deportation of illlegals, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Never forget the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
All-of-the-above approach, plus Keystone pipeline: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2, according to Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports Keystone XL, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We are saddling out own kids with $20 trillion in IOUs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending, according to PVS rating: Opposes topic 20

Ryan Costello is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative.
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