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Gabriel Gomez on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • I'm personally prolife but I'm not changing any abortion law. (Jun 2013)
  • 24-hour waiting period for a woman to get an abortion. (Jun 2013)
  • I am pro-life, but Roe v. Wade is settled law. (Mar 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Budget & Economy
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  • Deficit reduction might even include home mortgage deduction. (Jun 2013)
  • Enact meaningful, fair, bipartisan spending reductions. (Mar 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Civil Rights
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  • I support Paycheck Fairness Act's equal pay for women. (Jun 2013)
  • Same sex couples should be free to marry. (Mar 2013)
  • Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. (Mar 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Corporations
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Gabriel Gomez on Crime
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Gabriel Gomez on Drugs
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  • Federal medical marijuana OK; leave the rest to states. (Jun 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Education
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Gabriel Gomez on Energy & Oil
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  • I believe that there is global warming. (Jun 2013)
  • Keystone XL project brings jobs. (Jun 2013)
  • Climate change is real, but don't disadvantage America. (Mar 2013)
  • Wrong to stop the Keystone pipeline. (Mar 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Environment
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  • I'm a "green Republican"; others in GOP deny science. (Jun 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Families & Children
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Gabriel Gomez on Foreign Policy
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  • I support a two-state solution for Israel. (Mar 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Free Trade
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Gabriel Gomez on Government Reform
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  • No anti-ad pledge; my only pledge is to Constitution. (May 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Gun Control
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  • Start with expanded background check tied to mental health. (Jun 2013)
  • A lot of people in the GOP are wrong on gun control. (Jun 2013)
  • I oppose the NRA on expanded background checks. (Jun 2013)
  • In favor of closing the gun-show loophole. (May 2013)
  • Tie gun sales to mental health checks. (Apr 2013)
  • I am a strong Second Amendment supporter. (Mar 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Health Care
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  • Repeal medical device tax in ObamaCare. (Jun 2013)
  • ObamaCare hurts the middle class & small business. (Jun 2013)
  • Let states design their own systems instead of ObamaCare. (Mar 2013)
  • Universal affordable coverage, but repeal ObamaCare. (Mar 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Homeland Security
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  • Only traitors reveal harmful surveillance information. (Jun 2013)
  • Essential for freedom that America maintain strong defense. (Mar 2013)
  • Fight to preserve Western Massachusetts' military units. (Mar 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Immigration
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  • Make the Senate "Gang of Eight" a "Gang of Nine". (Jun 2013)
  • Bring undocumented workers out of the shadows. (Mar 2013)
  • Legal immigration is a great benefit to this country. (Mar 2013)
  • Pathway to citizenship should include learning English. (Mar 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Jobs
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Gabriel Gomez on Principles & Values
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  • FactCheck: Markey authored successful bills over 22 years. (Jun 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Social Security
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  • Commit to reforming without scare tactics. (Mar 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on Tax Reform
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Gabriel Gomez on Technology
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  • Let the people decide if rail needed to Western Mass. (Mar 2013)
Gabriel Gomez on War & Peace
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  • Align with right rebel group and impose no-fly zone in Syria. (Jun 2013)
Gabriel Gomez 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)
I'm personally prolife but I'm not changing any abortion law: Favors topic 1
24-hour waiting period for a woman to get an abortion: Opposes topic 1
I am pro-life, but Roe v. Wade is settled law: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I support Paycheck Fairness Act's equal pay for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Same sex couples should be free to marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal medical device tax in ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare hurts the middle class & small business: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Let states design their own systems instead of ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
Universal affordable coverage, but repeal ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Commit to reforming without scare tactics: 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:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+5 points on Social scale)
I'm a "green Republican"; others in GOP deny science: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Start with expanded background check tied to mental health: Opposes topic 10
I oppose the NRA on expanded background checks: Favors topic 10
In favor of closing the gun-show loophole: Opposes topic 10
Tie gun sales to mental health checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
I am a strong Second Amendment supporter: Strongly Favors topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make the Senate "Gang of Eight" a "Gang of Nine": Strongly Favors topic 12
Bring undocumented workers out of the shadows: Strongly Favors topic 12
Legal immigration is a great benefit to this country: Favors topic 12
Pathway to citizenship should include learning English: Strongly Favors topic 12
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)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Essential for freedom that America maintain strong defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Fight to preserve Western Massachusetts' military units: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(-3 points on Social scale)
No anti-ad pledge; my only pledge is to Constitution: Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Align with right rebel group and impose no-fly zone in Syria: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
I believe that there is global warming: Favors topic 18
Keystone XL project brings jobs: Opposes topic 18
Climate change is real, but don't disadvantage America: Strongly Favors topic 18
Wrong to stop the Keystone pipeline: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Federal medical marijuana OK; leave the rest to states: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Deficit reduction might even include home mortgage deduction: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Enact meaningful, fair, bipartisan spending reductions: Opposes topic 20

Gabriel Gomez is a Moderate Libertarian Liberal.
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