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Craig Bowden on Abortion
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  • No late-term abortion except for maternal life. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Budget & Economy
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  • No stimulus; market forces tell us where money should go. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Civil Rights
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  • Same-sex marriage isn't my business to restrict. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Corporations
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Craig Bowden on Crime
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  • Rehabilitation instead of punishment. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Drugs
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  • Marijuana is not a gateway drug; prescriptions are. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Education
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  • Vouchers are a good step towardending public schools. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Energy & Oil
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  • No subsidies for green energy; don't pick winners & losers. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Environment
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  • EPA should only advise; enforcement is over-reach. (Mar 2018)
Craig Bowden on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Craig Bowden on Foreign Policy
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  • Prefer American opportunities to American exceptionalism. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Free Trade
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  • Free Trade. (Mar 2018)
Craig Bowden on Government Reform
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  • Supports mail-in voting and ranked-choice voting. (Mar 2018)
Craig Bowden on Gun Control
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  • No gun restrictions except on convicted felons. (Mar 2018)
Craig Bowden on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare only benefits the insurance companies. (Mar 2018)
Craig Bowden on Homeland Security
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  • Full audit of military, then many cuts. (Mar 2018)
Craig Bowden on Immigration
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  • Streamline the process to make it easier to come legally˙. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Jobs
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  • Free market instead of affirmative action. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Principles & Values
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  • Work for all Utahns, regardless of religious beliefs. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Social Security
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  • Voluntary phase out for younger generations. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Tax Reform
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  • Lower taxes for everyone. (Feb 2018)
Craig Bowden on Technology
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Craig Bowden on War & Peace
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  • Exit the Mideast & support non-intervention. (Mar 2018)
Craig Bowden 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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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
No late-term abortion except for maternal life: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Free market instead of affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Same-sex marriage isn't my business to restrict: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Work for all Utahns, regardless of religious beliefs: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare only benefits the insurance companies: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voluntary phase out for younger generations: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers are a good step towardending public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
EPA should only advise; enforcement is over-reach: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rehabilitation instead of punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No gun restrictions except on convicted felons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lower taxes for everyone: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Streamline the process to make it easier to come legally˙: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Free Trade: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Prefer American opportunities to American exceptionalism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Full audit of military, then many cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports mail-in voting and ranked-choice voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Exit the Mideast & support non-intervention: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No subsidies for green energy; don't pick winners & losers: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marijuana is not a gateway drug; prescriptions are: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No stimulus; market forces tell us where money should go: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Craig Bowden is a Hard-Core Libertarian.
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