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Erik Fleming on Abortion
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  • Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester. (Sep 2006)
Erik Fleming on Budget & Economy
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  • Bankruptcy restrictions put more strain on working families. (Mar 2008)
Erik Fleming on Civil Rights
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  • No constitutional amendment defining marriage. (Sep 2006)
  • Consider race for government contracting decisions. (Sep 2006)
Erik Fleming on Corporations
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Erik Fleming on Crime
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  • Eliminate the federal death penalty. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports rehabilitation and addiction programs for inmates. (Sep 2006)
Erik Fleming on Drugs
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  • Let patients use medical marijuana. (Feb 2006)
Erik Fleming on Education
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  • Supports charters, vouchers, and home-schooling. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports charters & tuition tax credits, but not vouchers. (Mar 2008)
  • Fully fund No Child Left Behind. (Feb 2006)
  • Tax credits for private schools ok, but not vouchers. (Feb 2006)
  • Not opposed to charter schools. (Feb 2006)
Erik Fleming on Energy & Oil
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  • Opposed to drilling ANWR; supports bio-diesel & alternatives. (Mar 2008)
  • Opposes drilling in Alaska's ANWR. (Feb 2006)
Erik Fleming on Environment
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Erik Fleming on Families & Children
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Erik Fleming on Foreign Policy
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  • Fully fund our financial obligation to the U.N. annually. (Mar 2008)
  • Fully fund our financial obligation to the UN. (Feb 2006)
Erik Fleming on Free Trade
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  • Opposes NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT. (Sep 2006)
Erik Fleming on Government Reform
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  • Support public taxpayer funding for federal campaigns. (Sep 2006)
Erik Fleming on Gun Control
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  • Enforce existing laws; allow concealed carry. (Sep 2006)
Erik Fleming on Health Care
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  • Supports tax-free medical savings accounts. (Jul 2008)
  • No need for universal program if we work with industry. (Mar 2008)
  • Make Medicaid funding a budgetary priority. (Feb 2006)
  • Cooperation from industry could provide universal coverage. (Feb 2006)
  • Provide additional funding for abstinence education. (Feb 2006)
Erik Fleming on Homeland Security
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  • No base closings in US, but close bases overseas. (Mar 2008)
  • No military tribunals; no email searches; no torture. (Sep 2006)
  • No more domestic base closings; close bases abroad instead. (Feb 2006)
Erik Fleming on Immigration
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  • Allow immigrant kids educational opportunities. (Mar 2008)
  • I do not support English-only legislation. (Mar 2008)
  • Does not support vigilante groups like the Minutemen. (Mar 2008)
  • Opposes English-only legislation. (Feb 2006)
  • Let immigrant kids in schools; let parents earn legal status. (Feb 2006)
Erik Fleming on Jobs
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Erik Fleming on Principles & Values
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Erik Fleming on Social Security
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  • No privatizing; no personal investment accounts. (Mar 2008)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Feb 2006)
  • Raise retirement age to 67 for full benefits. (Feb 2006)
Erik Fleming on Tax Reform
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  • Permanent repeal of estate tax, but not Bush tax cuts. (Sep 2006)
Erik Fleming on Technology
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Erik Fleming on War & Peace
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  • No more pre-emptive unilateral occupation like Iraq. (Mar 2008)
  • Withdraw US troops from Iraq. (Sep 2006)
  • Make Iraq our last pre-emptive unilateral occupation. (Feb 2006)
Erik Fleming on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations. (Sep 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester: Opposes topic 1
Provide additional funding for abstinence education: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Consider race for government contracting decisions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
No constitutional amendment defining marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the federal death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports rehabilitation and addiction programs for inmates: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Enforce existing laws; allow concealed carry: Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports tax-free medical savings accounts: Opposes topic 5
No need for universal program if we work with industry: Opposes topic 5
Make Medicaid funding a budgetary priority: Strongly Favors topic 5
Cooperation from industry could provide universal coverage: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No privatizing; no personal investment accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports charters, vouchers, and home-schooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports charters & tuition tax credits, but not vouchers: Favors topic 7
Fully fund No Child Left Behind: Opposes topic 7
Tax credits for private schools ok, but not vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Not opposed to charter schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposed to drilling ANWR; supports bio-diesel & alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes drilling in Alaska's ANWR: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let patients use medical marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations: Favors topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Allow immigrant kids educational opportunities: Strongly Favors topic 11
I do not support English-only legislation: Favors topic 11
Does not support vigilante groups like the Minutemen: Favors topic 11
Permanent repeal of estate tax, but not Bush tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes English-only legislation: Favors topic 12
Let immigrant kids in schools; let parents earn legal status: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
No base closings in US, but close bases overseas: Opposes topic 15
No more domestic base closings; close bases abroad instead: Favors topic 15
Make Iraq our last pre-emptive unilateral occupation: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support public taxpayer funding for federal campaigns: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+2 points on Social scale)
No military tribunals; no email searches; no torture: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
No more pre-emptive unilateral occupation like Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Withdraw US troops from Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Fully fund our financial obligation to the UN: Favors topic 17

Erik Fleming is a Libertarian-Leaning Liberal.
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