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Heidi Heitkamp on Abortion
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  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
Heidi Heitkamp on Budget & Economy
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  • Quit playing blame game & pass Balanced Budget Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Balance the budget by cutting government spending. (Aug 2012)
Heidi Heitkamp on Civil Rights
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  • Gay marriage is a state issue. (May 2012)
  • AdWatch: Featured in DSCC ad: "Elect more women to Senate". (Feb 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Feb 2013)
Heidi Heitkamp on Corporations
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  • Fought attempt to weaken ND bank privacy laws. (Oct 2012)
Heidi Heitkamp on Crime
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  • Give civil authorities power to put away sexual predators. (Apr 2012)
Heidi Heitkamp on Drugs
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  • Battled drug dealers as Attorney General. (Apr 2012)
Heidi Heitkamp on Education
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  • No on Measure 2: Don't centralizes control over education. (Apr 2012)
Heidi Heitkamp on Energy & Oil
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  • Right thing for country is to permit Keystone pipeline. (Oct 2012)
  • Permit Keystone pipeline; "drill, baby, drill". (Sep 2012)
  • Use all our rich energy resources wisely. (Aug 2012)
  • Director of Dakota Gas since 2001. (Dec 2011)
Heidi Heitkamp on Environment
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  • Farm bill is needed and is blocked by partisanship. (Oct 2012)
  • Protect North Dakota farm subsidies from Washington insiders. (Sep 2012)
  • Make responsible cuts in farm bill, except crop insurance. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams. (Apr 2013)
Heidi Heitkamp on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Heidi Heitkamp on Foreign Policy
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Heidi Heitkamp on Free Trade
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Heidi Heitkamp on Government Reform
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  • Washington is badly broken. (Dec 2011)
Heidi Heitkamp on Gun Control
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  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
Heidi Heitkamp on Health Care
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  • No Medicare vouchers; they'd make system insolvent. (Oct 2012)
  • $716B cut from Medicare is biggest fib of 2012 campaign. (Oct 2012)
  • Retain the ObamaCare "frontier states" amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • N.D. needs a state health care exchange, ObamaCAre or not. (Oct 2012)
  • Changes are needed to ObamaCare, but not repeal. (Oct 2012)
  • Extremely supportive of Critical Access Hospitals. (Apr 2012)
  • 2010: enthusiastic support for ObamaCare; less so now. (Mar 2012)
  • Federal mandate is serious problem; ObamaCare is not perfect. (Mar 2012)
  • Spearheaded lawsuit against big tobacco. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Heidi Heitkamp on Homeland Security
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  • Ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Sep 2012)
  • Heroes Health Card and tax credit for hiring vets. (Sep 2012)
Heidi Heitkamp on Immigration
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Heidi Heitkamp on Jobs
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  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
Heidi Heitkamp on Principles & Values
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  • AdWatch: criticized as "Heidi-ho" for "Barack-o" socialism. (Apr 2012)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state. (Jan 2013)
Heidi Heitkamp on Social Security
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  • Balance budget with limited effect on Social Security. (May 2012)
  • Balance budget but not at expense of Social Security. (Apr 2012)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Heidi Heitkamp on Tax Reform
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  • Never eliminate home mortgage deduction. (Oct 2012)
  • We need to have a discussion on specific tax breaks. (May 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
Heidi Heitkamp on Technology
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  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
Heidi Heitkamp on War & Peace
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  • Withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
  • Withdraw U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Heidi Heitkamp on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes public abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
AdWatch: Featured in DSCC ad: "Elect more women to Senate": Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Gay marriage is a state issue: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Changes are needed to ObamaCare, but not repeal: Strongly Favors topic 5
Extremely supportive of Critical Access Hospitals: Favors topic 5
2010: enthusiastic support for ObamaCare; less so now: Favors topic 5
Spearheaded lawsuit against big tobacco: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Balance budget with limited effect on Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Balance budget but not at expense of Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No on Measure 2: Don't centralizes control over education: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Give civil authorities power to put away sexual predators: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We need to have a discussion on specific tax breaks: Favors topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Opposes topic 15
Heroes Health Card and tax credit for hiring vets: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan: Favors topic 17
Withdraw U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Permit Keystone pipeline; "drill, baby, drill": Strongly Opposes topic 18
Use all our rich energy resources wisely: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Director of Dakota Gas since 2001: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Battled drug dealers as Attorney General: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Quit playing blame game & pass Balanced Budget Amendment: Opposes topic 20
Balance the budget by cutting government spending: Opposes topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20

Heidi Heitkamp is a Centrist.
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