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Richard Tisei on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Pro-choice; boycotted GOP convention for social backwardness. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports public funding of abortions. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes parental notification. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes barring stem cell research. (Aug 2014)
Richard Tisei on Budget & Economy
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  • We must admit we have a spending problem. (Jan 2014)
Richard Tisei on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on defining marriage as one man and one woman. (Feb 2004)
  • Opposed $200K reduction to blind job program. (Jul 2003)
  • Supported $900K for disability & mentoring aid. (Jul 2003)
  • Opposed "Turning 22" mental disability program. (Jul 2003)
  • Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry. (Apr 2013)
  • Opposes barring same sex marriage. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports homosexual civil rights. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes forcing military gay marriages. (Aug 2014)
Richard Tisei on Corporations
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Richard Tisei on Crime
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  • Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services. (Jul 2003)
Richard Tisei on Drugs
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Richard Tisei on Education
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  • Opposed federal school breakfast supplement. (Jul 2003)
  • Supports education vouchers. (Aug 2014)
Richard Tisei on Energy & Oil
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Richard Tisei on Environment
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  • Supported cuts in Water Management Act enforcement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on reduced fees for blood lead level testing. (Jul 2003)
Richard Tisei on Families & Children
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Richard Tisei on Foreign Policy
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Richard Tisei on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on International Trade Council to promote exports. (Jan 2004)
Richard Tisei on Government Reform
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Richard Tisei on Gun Control
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  • Opposes restrictiing right to bear arms. (Aug 2014)
Richard Tisei on Health Care
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  • Undo the damage ObamaCare has done. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care. (Jul 2004)
  • Opposed tax credits for all smoking regulation costs. (Jul 2003)
  • Supported $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool. (Jul 2003)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare. (Aug 2014)
Richard Tisei on Homeland Security
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  • Ensure that veterans have resources available. (Jan 2014)
Richard Tisei on Immigration
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  • Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only. (Jul 2003)
Richard Tisei on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer. (Jul 2003)
Richard Tisei on Local Issues
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Richard Tisei on Principles & Values
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  • Iconoclast in GOP; former state Senate minority leader. (Mar 2014)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Aug 2012)
Richard Tisei on Social Security
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  • Protect, strengthen, & preserve Medicare and Social Security. (Jan 2014)
  • Lower the U.S. corporate tax rate. (Jan 2014)
Richard Tisei on Tax Reform
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  • Voted YES on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax. (Jun 2003)
  • Opposes increasing federal income taxes. (Aug 2014)
Richard Tisei on Technology
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  • Voted NO on emerging technologies, math & science Fund. (Jan 2004)
Richard Tisei on War & Peace
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Richard Tisei on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school. (Jul 2003)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice; boycotted GOP convention for social backwardness: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public funding of abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes parental notification: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes barring stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposed $200K reduction to blind job program: Favors topic 2
Supported $900K for disability & mentoring aid: Favors topic 2
Opposed "Turning 22" mental disability program: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on defining marriage as one man and one woman: Strongly Favors topic 3
Endorsed Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights: Favors topic 3
Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes barring same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports homosexual civil rights: Favors topic 3
Opposes forcing military gay marriages: Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Undo the damage ObamaCare has done: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supported $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Protect, strengthen, & preserve Medicare and Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposed federal school breakfast supplement: Favors topic 7
Supports education vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supported cuts in Water Management Act enforcement: Strongly Favors topic 8
Voted NO on reduced fees for blood lead level testing: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes restrictiing right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Lower the U.S. corporate tax rate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted YES on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax: Favors topic 11
Opposes increasing federal income taxes: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on International Trade Council to promote exports: Favors topic 13
Neutral 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)
Ensure that veterans have resources available: Favors topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We must admit we have a spending problem: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Richard Tisei is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative.
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