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Ed Gillespie on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Opposes abortion. (Jan 2014)
  • Promoting culture of life does not make me Taliban. (Sep 2006)
  • Believes deeply in the sanctity of life. (Sep 2006)
Ed Gillespie on Budget & Economy
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  • Budget-cutting is collective exercise in national interest. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Ed Gillespie on Civil Rights
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  • Increase share of African-American vote in midterm elections. (Mar 2014)
  • Marriage is the legal union of one man and one woman. (Jan 2014)
  • OpEd: Lobbied for company that paid women 39% less than men. (Jan 2014)
  • Accused of minority outreach? Guilty as charged. (Sep 2006)
  • Courts should not encroach on definition of marriage. (Sep 2006)
  • Deciding marriage at state level is not gay-bashing. (Sep 2006)
Ed Gillespie on Corporations
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  • Lobbied to restrict class action lawsuits on corporate fraud. (Jun 2003)
Ed Gillespie on Crime
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  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Ed Gillespie on Drugs
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Ed Gillespie on Education
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  • We spend $12 on safe sex ed for every $1 on abstinence. (Jan 2014)
Ed Gillespie on Energy & Oil
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  • Democrats' energy policy is an attack on our quality of life. (Jun 2003)
Ed Gillespie on Environment
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  • OpEd: Lobbied for company that received 50 EPA warnings. (Jan 2014)
Ed Gillespie on Families & Children
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  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Ed Gillespie on Foreign Policy
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  • Emphasize American exceptionalism; a force for good in world. (Feb 2012)
  • 1984: Threat of Communism drove me to Reagan. (Sep 2006)
Ed Gillespie on Free Trade
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  • Aggressively open markets for exports. (Feb 2012)
  • Lobbied to remove tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber. (Jun 2003)
Ed Gillespie on Government Reform
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  • 2004: interpreted 527s (PACs) as illegal expenditures. (Sep 2006)
  • The Rules: double standards for GOP vs. Democrats. (Sep 2006)
  • Growth of lobbying follows from growth of federal government. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports subsidiarity: federal action only when state can't. (Sep 2006)
  • Paid $27M in lobbying fees in early 2000s. (Jun 2003)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Ed Gillespie on Gun Control
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  • Revere 2nd Amendment as much as 1st Amendment. (Sep 2006)
Ed Gillespie on Health Care
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  • Benefits from GOP resistance to the new health law. (Jan 2014)
  • 1993: HillaryCare bureaucracy meant job-killing mandates. (Sep 2006)
  • Market principles: portability & tort reform. (Sep 2006)
  • Follow principles like portability & universal participation. (Sep 2006)
  • Broken medical liability system costs $28B per year. (Sep 2006)
  • Reform Medicare to save affordable program for future. (Sep 2006)
Ed Gillespie on Homeland Security
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  • Condemn deep and dangerous defense-budget cuts. (Feb 2012)
  • 2004: Kerry voted against many important weapons systems. (Sep 2006)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Ed Gillespie on Immigration
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  • Unapologetic supporter of comprehensive immigration overhaul. (Jan 2014)
  • Pro-assimilation more than anti-immigration. (Sep 2006)
  • New temporary worker program after securing our border. (Sep 2006)
Ed Gillespie on Jobs
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  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Ed Gillespie on Principles & Values
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  • Don't let the Left fill the vacuum of minority voters. (Mar 2014)
  • 1994: Named the legislation in the Contract With America. (Sep 2006)
  • If you can name something, you can control it. (Sep 2006)
  • I am tired of having my religious convictions scorned. (Sep 2006)
  • A good plan beats a bad plan; any plan beats no plan. (Sep 2006)
  • Planned political reporting career at Catholic U. of America. (Jan 2005)
  • Raised a Democrat; first job with Democrat; switched to GOP. (Jan 2005)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Ed Gillespie on Social Security
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  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Ed Gillespie on Tax Reform
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  • Believes in conservative ideas of lower taxes. (Dec 2013)
  • Death tax is an egregious aspect of our tax code. (Sep 2006)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Ed Gillespie on Technology
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  • Newspaper editors say, "Good news is no news". (Sep 2006)
Ed Gillespie on War & Peace
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  • Foolish to say that Iran is not a serious threat. (Feb 2012)
  • Victory against Islamic terrorism must be our national goal. (Feb 2012)
  • As Bush spokesperson, defended Iraqi surge & al Qaeda link. (Sep 2007)
  • Bush was insightful and resolute in War on Terror. (Sep 2006)
  • We should stand by Bush doctrine of pre-emption. (Sep 2006)
  • Fight War on Terror in Kabul or it will be waged in Kansas. (Sep 2006)
Ed Gillespie on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Churches have always been alternatives to welfare. (Sep 2006)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)


VoteMatch Responses
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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)
Opposes abortion: Opposes topic 1
Promoting culture of life does not make me Taliban: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Believes deeply in the sanctity of life: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increase share of African-American vote in midterm elections: Favors topic 2
OpEd: Lobbied for company that paid women 39% less than men: Opposes topic 2
Accused of minority outreach? Guilty as charged: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is the legal union of one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Courts should not encroach on definition of marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Deciding marriage at state level is not gay-bashing: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
We spend $12 on safe sex ed for every $1 on abstinence: Favors topic 4
I am tired of having my religious convictions scorned: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Benefits from GOP resistance to the new health law: Opposes topic 5
1993: HillaryCare bureaucracy meant job-killing mandates: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Market principles: portability & tort reform: Opposes topic 5
Broken medical liability system costs $28B per year: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings: Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
OpEd: Lobbied for company that received 50 EPA warnings: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Revere 2nd Amendment as much as 1st Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Believes in conservative ideas of lower taxes: Opposes topic 11
Death tax is an egregious aspect of our tax code: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes: Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Unapologetic supporter of comprehensive immigration overhaul: Favors topic 12
Pro-assimilation more than anti-immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
New temporary worker program after securing our border: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Aggressively open markets for exports: Strongly Favors topic 13
Lobbied to remove tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Emphasize American exceptionalism; a force for good in world: Strongly Favors topic 14
We should stand by Bush doctrine of pre-emption: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Condemn deep and dangerous defense-budget cuts: Strongly Favors topic 15
2004: Kerry voted against many important weapons systems: Strongly Favors topic 15
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(0 points on Social scale)
2004: interpreted 527s (PACs) as illegal expenditures: Favors topic 16
Paid $27M in lobbying fees in early 2000s: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Foolish to say that Iran is not a serious threat: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Victory against Islamic terrorism must be our national goal: Strongly Opposes topic 17
As Bush spokesperson, defended Iraqi surge & al Qaeda link: Strongly Opposes topic 17
1984: Threat of Communism drove me to Reagan: Opposes topic 17
Bush was insightful and resolute in War on Terror: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Fight War on Terror in Kabul or it will be waged in Kansas: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Democrats' energy policy is an attack on our quality of life: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(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)
Budget-cutting is collective exercise in national interest: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Ed Gillespie is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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