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Luke Messer on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Fight for traditional Hoosier pro-life values. (Nov 2012)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Jan 2017)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
Luke Messer on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Luke Messer on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jul 2015)
Luke Messer on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Luke Messer on Crime
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  • Death penalty for killing police officers. (Feb 2015)
  • Rated 62% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
Luke Messer on Drugs
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  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Luke Messer on Education
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  • Education decisions are best made by families at local level. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
Luke Messer on Energy & Oil
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  • Create clean coal & increase domestic oil production. (Nov 2012)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Luke Messer on Environment
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  • Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Luke Messer on Families & Children
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  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Luke Messer on Foreign Policy
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  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Oct 2013)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Luke Messer on Free Trade
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  • Free trade pacts haven't led to free trade. (Mar 2016)
Luke Messer on Government Reform
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  • Ethics reforms including protecting whistle blowers. (Nov 2012)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Feb 2014)
Luke Messer on Gun Control
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  • 100% rating from the NRA. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Feb 2015)
Luke Messer on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare bad for middle class. (Oct 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Luke Messer on Homeland Security
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  • Make sure our military has all of the tools it needs. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Restrict domestic monitoring of phone calls. (Dec 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Dec 2013)
  • No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad. (Jan 2015)
Luke Messer on Immigration
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  • Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Luke Messer on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Luke Messer on Principles & Values
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  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
Luke Messer on Social Security
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  • Use Social Security to restrict aid to illegal immigrants. (Oct 2017)
  • Let retirees earn more. (Sep 2017)
  • Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Luke Messer on Tax Reform
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  • Tax cuts should lead to growth. (Sep 2017)
  • Commonsense Hoosier approach: can't borrow out of debt. (Nov 2012)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Luke Messer on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Luke Messer on War & Peace
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  • Get tough with North Korea. (Sep 2017)
  • Sponsored condemning North Korea for testing nuclear device. (Feb 2013)
Luke Messer on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Co-founded Childshare, a faith-based not-for-profit. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight for traditional Hoosier pro-life values: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes same-sex marriage: Opposes topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Co-founded Childshare, a faith-based not-for-profit: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare bad for middle class: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Use Social Security to restrict aid to illegal immigrants: Favors topic 6
Let retirees earn more: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Education decisions are best made by families at local level: Favors topic 7
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns: No opin. on topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
Rated 62% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
100% rating from the NRA: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tax cuts should lead to growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Commonsense Hoosier approach: can't borrow out of debt: Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Free trade pacts haven't led to free trade: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Make sure our military has all of the tools it needs: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Ethics reforms including protecting whistle blowers: Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Get tough with North Korea: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored condemning North Korea for testing nuclear device: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Create clean coal & increase domestic oil production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports offshore energy production: Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Luke Messer is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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