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Dean Barkley on Abortion
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  • Abortion is a woman's right. (Aug 2008)
  • Legal abortion in all circumstances in first trimester. (Nov 1996)
Dean Barkley on Budget & Economy
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  • Greatest malfeasance in economic history on GOP's watch. (Oct 2008)
  • Favors lid on government spending. (Nov 2002)
Dean Barkley on Civil Rights
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  • Don't require companies to hire more women and minorities. (Aug 2008)
  • Sexual orientation protected by civil rights law. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports federal affirmative actions programs. (Nov 1996)
Dean Barkley on Corporations
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  • Don't reward companies who try to escape taxes abroad. (Nov 2002)
Dean Barkley on Crime
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  • Opposes the death penalty. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposes mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Aug 2008)
  • Limit death row appeals; death penatly for drug trafficking. (Nov 1996)
  • Supports truth-in-sentencing & victim restitution. (Nov 1996)
Dean Barkley on Drugs
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  • Don't fight drug use as a moral issue. (Aug 2008)
  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling drugs. (Nov 1996)
Dean Barkley on Education
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  • Tax credits for college is just pandering; we're broke. (Oct 2008)
  • Parents choose schools via vouchers. (Aug 2008)
  • No amendment for school prayer; don't legislate morality. (Nov 1996)
  • Supports charter schools & vouchers for public schools. (Nov 1996)
Dean Barkley on Energy & Oil
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  • Congress ignores energy independence & global warming. (Jul 2008)
Dean Barkley on Environment
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  • Worked as a tobacco lobbyist. (Oct 2008)
Dean Barkley on Families & Children
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  • Whose family values should we teach? (Aug 2008)
Dean Barkley on Foreign Policy
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Dean Barkley on Free Trade
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  • Support fair trade, not free trade. (Aug 2008)
Dean Barkley on Government Reform
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  • Campaign finance system is legalized bribery. (Aug 2008)
  • Big money has captured our political process. (Jul 2008)
Dean Barkley on Gun Control
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  • Restrict guns from convicted criminals and mentally ill. (Aug 2008)
  • Registration & restrictions ok, but allow concealed carry. (Nov 1996)
Dean Barkley on Health Care
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  • No logical reason why we pay highest drug costs in world. (Oct 2008)
  • Supports medical savings accounts & managed competition. (Nov 1996)
Dean Barkley on Homeland Security
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  • Less spending on armed forces. (Aug 2008)
  • The Patriot Act harms civil liberties. (Aug 2008)
  • Cast key vote in Senate to implement Homeland Security bill. (Jul 2008)
  • Allow FBI to investigate domestic groups for terrorism. (Nov 1996)
Dean Barkley on Immigration
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  • Opposes Mexico Totalization Agreement & benefits to illegals. (Oct 2008)
  • Don't allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship. (Aug 2008)
  • Extra federal aid for immigrants' social services. (Nov 1996)
Dean Barkley on Jobs
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Dean Barkley on Principles & Values
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  • Appointed by Gov. Ventura to fill Paul Wellstone vacancy. (Jul 2008)
  • Minute by minute, most effective senator in history. (Jul 2008)
  • Lifetime privileges-but no pension-from brief Senate career. (Nov 2002)
  • Created Paul Wellstone Center for Community Building. (Nov 2002)
Dean Barkley on Social Security
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  • COLA disparity is unfair. (Oct 2008)
  • Doing nothing will be a disaster: raise retirement age. (Oct 2008)
  • Don't privatize social security. (Aug 2008)
  • Option for younger people to invest in personal accounts. (Nov 2002)
Dean Barkley on Tax Reform
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  • Make taxes more progressive. (Aug 2008)
  • Favors lower taxes across the board. (Nov 2002)
Dean Barkley on Technology
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Dean Barkley on War & Peace
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  • Fight conditions in Afghanistan that breed terrorism. (Oct 2008)
  • Out of Iraq; real war on terror is in Afghanistan. (Aug 2008)
Dean Barkley on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Allow churches to provide welfare services. (Aug 2008)
  • Give private charities vouchers for welfare recipients. (Nov 1996)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abortion is a woman's right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Legal abortion in all circumstances in first trimester: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Don't require companies to hire more women and minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Supports federal affirmative actions programs: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights law: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+5 points on Social scale)
Whose family values should we teach?: Strongly Opposes topic 4
No amendment for school prayer; don't legislate morality: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Limit death row appeals; death penatly for drug trafficking: Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Opposes mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Supports truth-in-sentencing & victim restitution: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Restrict guns from convicted criminals and mentally ill: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Registration & restrictions ok, but allow concealed carry: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports medical savings accounts & managed competition: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Doing nothing will be a disaster: raise retirement age: Opposes topic 6
Don't privatize social security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Option for younger people to invest in personal accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Parents choose schools via vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools & vouchers for public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Congress ignores energy independence & global warming: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
Don't fight drug use as a moral issue: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Mandatory jail sentences for selling drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow churches to provide welfare services: Strongly Favors topic 20
Give private charities vouchers for welfare recipients: Strongly Favors topic 20
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Make taxes more progressive: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors lid on government spending: Opposes topic 11
Favors lower taxes across the board: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
Don't allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Extra federal aid for immigrants' social services: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support fair trade, not free trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Don't reward companies who try to escape taxes abroad: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Less spending on armed forces: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Cast key vote in Senate to implement Homeland Security bill: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Campaign finance system is legalized bribery: Strongly Favors topic 16
Big money has captured our political process: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+2 points on Social scale)
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties: Strongly Favors topic 14
Allow FBI to investigate domestic groups for terrorism: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
Out of Iraq; real war on terror is in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17

Dean Barkley is a Liberal Libertarian.
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