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Rick Weiland on Abortion
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  • Lifetime fighter for a woman's right to choose. (May 2013)
Rick Weiland on Budget & Economy
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  • Federal shutdown is more than wrong; it is shameful. (Oct 2013)
Rick Weiland on Civil Rights
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  • Favors same-sex marriage. (May 2013)
  • Prosecute discrimination in both public & private sectors. ()
Rick Weiland on Corporations
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  • Stop sweetheart deals & government bailouts of big business. (Oct 2013)
  • Immigration problem from profits from cheap immigrant labor. (Jun 2013)
Rick Weiland on Crime
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  • Truth in sentencing: full sentence with no chance of parole. ()
Rick Weiland on Drugs
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  • More drug testing; more drug penalties. ()
Rick Weiland on Education
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  • No Constitutional Amendment for voluntary prayer in school. ()
Rick Weiland on Energy & Oil
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  • Opposes Keystone XL pipeline. (Mar 2014)
Rick Weiland on Environment
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  • 2003: Introduced first green commercial construction code. (Oct 2013)
  • Increase recycling; decrease pollution; strengthen CWA. ()
Rick Weiland on Families & Children
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Rick Weiland on Foreign Policy
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  • Decrease foreign aid; review US-UN relationship. ()
Rick Weiland on Free Trade
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  • Tariff to oppose trade barriers; trade based on human rights. ()
Rick Weiland on Government Reform
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  • Voluntarily limit campaign contributions to maximum of $100. (Oct 2013)
  • We're hijacked by big money special interests. (Oct 2013)
Rick Weiland on Gun Control
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  • Universal background checks for guns. (May 2013)
Rick Weiland on Health Care
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  • Push for public option to expand ObamaCare. (Mar 2014)
  • Keep parts of ObamaCare that work, and add Medicare option. (Mar 2014)
  • Fight to preserve our hard won access to health insurance. (May 2013)
Rick Weiland on Homeland Security
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  • 1997: Served as Regional Director of FEMA. (Oct 2013)
Rick Weiland on Immigration
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  • Border security and a path to citizenship at the same time. (Jun 2013)
Rick Weiland on Jobs
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Rick Weiland on Principles & Values
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  • Touring all 311 of South Dakota's incorporated towns. (Mar 2014)
  • 1996: As Democratic nominee, lost statewide House campaign. (Oct 2013)
Rick Weiland on Social Security
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  • 2002: Served as State Director of AARP. (Oct 2013)
Rick Weiland on Tax Reform
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  • Lower taxes on poor; higher taxes on wealthy. ()
Rick Weiland on Technology
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Rick Weiland on War & Peace
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  • No U.S. military intervention in Syria. (Mar 2014)
Rick Weiland on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Lifetime fighter for a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Prosecute discrimination in both public & private sectors: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Favors same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
No Constitutional Amendment for voluntary prayer in school: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Push for public option to expand ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep parts of ObamaCare that work, and add Medicare option: Favors topic 5
Fight to preserve our hard won access to health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
2002: Served as State Director of AARP: Strongly Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
2003: Introduced first green commercial construction code: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Increase recycling; decrease pollution; strengthen CWA: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Truth in sentencing: full sentence with no chance of parole: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Universal background checks for guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Lower taxes on poor; higher taxes on wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Immigration problem from profits from cheap immigrant labor: Strongly Favors topic 12
Border security and a path to citizenship at the same time: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tariff to oppose trade barriers; trade based on human rights: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Decrease foreign aid; review US-UN relationship: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
1997: Served as Regional Director of FEMA: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voluntarily limit campaign contributions to maximum of $100: Favors topic 16
We're hijacked by big money special interests: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
No U.S. military intervention in Syria: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes Keystone XL pipeline: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
More drug testing; more drug penalties: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Stop sweetheart deals & government bailouts of big business: Opposes topic 20

Rick Weiland is a Liberal Populist.
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