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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Abortion
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Budget & Economy
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  • As Lt. Governor: focus on job creation and tax reduction. (Jul 2015)
Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Civil Rights
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Corporations
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Crime
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Drugs
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  • Random drug testing of state employees. (Mar 2012)
Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Education
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  • Allow non-compulsory student-led prayer in school. (Mar 2012)
Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Energy & Oil
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  • Repeal Florida's cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases. (Mar 2012)
Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Environment
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Families & Children
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Foreign Policy
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  • Defend democracy in Cuba, Venezuela, & Israel. (Jul 2015)
  • After Cuban "normalization," more beatings & more oppression. (Jul 2015)
Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Free Trade
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Government Reform
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  • More disclosure of campaign contributions & fundraising. (Mar 2010)
Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Gun Control
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Health Care
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  • $10M for vouchers for private schools for poor kids. (Mar 2012)
  • Amend state constitution to block ObamaCare in Florida. (May 2011)
Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Homeland Security
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Immigration
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  • FactCheck: Supports E-Verify, but not racial profiling. (Jul 2015)
Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Jobs
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Principles & Values
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Social Security
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  • Preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare. (Oct 2015)
Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Tax Reform
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Technology
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera on War & Peace
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  • No nuclear deal with Iran; support preemptive strike. (Jul 2015)
Carlos Lopez-Cantera on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Allow non-compulsory student-led prayer in school: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Amend state constitution to block ObamaCare in Florida: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$10M for vouchers for private schools for poor kids: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
FactCheck: Supports E-Verify, but not racial profiling: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend democracy in Cuba, Venezuela, & Israel: Strongly Favors topic 14
After Cuban "normalization," more beatings & more oppression: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
More disclosure of campaign contributions & fundraising: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
No nuclear deal with Iran; support preemptive strike: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal Florida's cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Random drug testing of state employees: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
As Lt. Governor: focus on job creation and tax reduction: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Carlos Lopez-Cantera is a Moderate Conservative.
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