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Matthew Whitaker on Abortion
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  • Life begins at conception. (Oct 2013)
Matthew Whitaker on Budget & Economy
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  • Top priority: Grow the economy. (Nov 2013)
  • Balance the budget instead of $17 trillion national debt. (Oct 2013)
Matthew Whitaker on Civil Rights
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  • My faith requires me to support traditional marriage. (Oct 2013)
Matthew Whitaker on Corporations
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Matthew Whitaker on Crime
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Matthew Whitaker on Drugs
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Matthew Whitaker on Education
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  • Common Core is one-size-fits-all, top-down solution. (Mar 2014)
  • Common Core is cram-it-down-your-throat reform. (Oct 2013)
Matthew Whitaker on Energy & Oil
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  • Cap-and-trade proposal stifles the American dream. (Sep 2013)
Matthew Whitaker on Environment
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Matthew Whitaker on Families & Children
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Matthew Whitaker on Foreign Policy
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  • No foreign aid to countries that don't like us. (May 2014)
Matthew Whitaker on Free Trade
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Matthew Whitaker on Government Reform
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Matthew Whitaker on Gun Control
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  • Lifetime defender of the Second Amendment. (Oct 2013)
Matthew Whitaker on Health Care
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  • Defund and repeal ObamaCare. (Oct 2013)
Matthew Whitaker on Homeland Security
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Matthew Whitaker on Immigration
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  • As US Attorney, prosecuted immigration cases. (Sep 2013)
Matthew Whitaker on Jobs
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Matthew Whitaker on Principles & Values
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  • OpEd: disagrees with entire liberal laundry list. (Oct 2013)
  • What Iowa needs: growth, reform, and Iowa values. (Sep 2013)
  • Christian churchgoer who can champion our values & beliefs. (Sep 2013)
Matthew Whitaker on Social Security
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  • No hope that Social Security will be there for future. (Oct 2013)
Matthew Whitaker on Tax Reform
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  • Taxes are too high and the tax code is too complex. (Sep 2013)
Matthew Whitaker on Technology
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Matthew Whitaker on War & Peace
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Matthew Whitaker on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Too many people on food stamps breeds culture of dependency. (Sep 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
My faith requires me to support traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Christian churchgoer who can champion our values & beliefs: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defund and repeal ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No hope that Social Security will be there for future: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Common Core is one-size-fits-all, top-down solution: Favors topic 7
Common Core is cram-it-down-your-throat reform: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lifetime defender of the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Taxes are too high and the tax code is too complex: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
As US Attorney, prosecuted immigration cases: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No foreign aid to countries that don't like us: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cap-and-trade proposal stifles the American dream: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Balance the budget instead of $17 trillion national debt: Opposes topic 20

Matthew Whitaker is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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