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Rick Noriega on Abortion
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  • No limits on Roe vs. Wade. (Mar 2008)
  • I stand with science; fund embryonic stem cell research. (Mar 2008)
Rick Noriega on Budget & Economy
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  • Voting for $700B bailout demonstrates herd mentality. (Oct 2008)
Rick Noriega on Civil Rights
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  • Government should adopt domestic partner benefit policies. (Mar 2008)
Rick Noriega on Corporations
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Rick Noriega on Crime
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Rick Noriega on Drugs
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Rick Noriega on Education
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  • Address our crumbling school system. (Jun 2008)
  • Scrap "No Child Left Behind". (Mar 2008)
Rick Noriega on Energy & Oil
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  • Put Texans to work producing the fuels of the future. (Jun 2008)
  • Invest in wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass. (Mar 2008)
Rick Noriega on Environment
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  • Reports for National Guard duty for Hurricane Ike response. (Sep 2008)
Rick Noriega on Families & Children
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Rick Noriega on Foreign Policy
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Rick Noriega on Free Trade
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Rick Noriega on Government Reform
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  • Legislative escape tp Okla. protected Voting Rights Act. (Oct 2008)
Rick Noriega on Gun Control
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Rick Noriega on Health Care
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  • Enroll all Texas kids in CHIP and other government plans. (Oct 2008)
  • Guaranteed coverage via public-private partnerships. (Mar 2008)
  • Every American has a right to healthcare. (Mar 2008)
Rick Noriega on Homeland Security
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  • Warrantless phone-tapping abandons the Constitution. (Mar 2008)
Rick Noriega on Immigration
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  • Immigration system is broken; deport undocumented workers. (Oct 2008)
  • Secure our border, with more than just a fence. (Mar 2008)
Rick Noriega on Jobs
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Rick Noriega on Principles & Values
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  • Served in Afghanistan as Lt. Colonel in Army National Guard. (Oct 2008)
Rick Noriega on Social Security
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Rick Noriega on Tax Reform
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  • Stimulus compromise: too much compromise;too little stimulus. (Jun 2008)
Rick Noriega on Technology
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Rick Noriega on War & Peace
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  • New direction in Iraq. (Mar 2008)
  • Safely remove 2 brigades per month from Iraq, for 10 months. (Mar 2008)
Rick Noriega on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
No limits on Roe vs. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
I stand with science; fund embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Government should adopt domestic partner benefit policies: Strongly 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)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Enroll all Texas kids in CHIP and other government plans: Strongly Favors topic 5
Guaranteed coverage via public-private partnerships: Favors topic 5
Every American has a right to healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Address our crumbling school system: Opposes topic 7
Scrap "No Child Left Behind": Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Put Texans to work producing the fuels of the future: Strongly Favors topic 18
Invest in wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Stimulus compromise: too much compromise;too little stimulus: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Immigration system is broken; deport undocumented workers: Opposes topic 12
Secure our border, with more than just a fence: Strongly Opposes 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 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Warrantless phone-tapping abandons the Constitution: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+2 points on Social scale)
New direction in Iraq: Favors topic 17
Safely remove 2 brigades per month from Iraq, for 10 months: Favors topic 17

Rick Noriega is a Moderate Liberal.
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