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Ron Johnson on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Pro-life & pro-family. (Jun 2010)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports giving legal protection to unborn children. (Sep 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Ron Johnson on Budget & Economy
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  • $184B stimulus drove the country deeper into debt. (Oct 2010)
  • Smaller, fiscally responsible government grows free market. (Aug 2010)
  • Washington went on $13T spending spree; now adding $3T more. (Jun 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes the stimulus bill. (Sep 2010)
Ron Johnson on Civil Rights
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  • Public dislikes when judges replace democracy, like DADT. (Oct 2010)
  • Marriage is between one man and one woman. (Jun 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). (Sep 2010)
Ron Johnson on Corporations
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  • I'd be the only manufacturer in the Senate. (Oct 2010)
  • I'd be the only manufacturer in the Senate. (Oct 2010)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Ron Johnson on Crime
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  • Strict child victim enforcement could reduce reporting. (Jun 2010)
Ron Johnson on Drugs
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Ron Johnson on Education
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  • One-size-fits-all approach doesn't fit Wisconsin. (Jun 2010)
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports less federal & more local control of education. (Sep 2010)
Ron Johnson on Energy & Oil
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  • The science of global warming is not settled. (Aug 2010)
  • Increase domestic oil, clean coal, natural gas, & nuclear. (Jun 2010)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation. (Sep 2010)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
Ron Johnson on Environment
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  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated 20% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Ron Johnson on Families & Children
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Ron Johnson on Foreign Policy
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  • Rated +1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Ron Johnson on Free Trade
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  • Protectionism isn't the answer. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (May 2013)
Ron Johnson on Government Reform
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  • Third-party issue ad donors should be disclosed. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports term limits, two or three terms max in Senate. (Aug 2010)
  • No Pork Pledge: decrease earmarking; increase transparency. (Aug 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
Ron Johnson on Gun Control
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  • Protect the Constitution's 2nd Amendment. (Jun 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
  • Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty. (Sep 2013)
Ron Johnson on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare will cost the average family $2,100. (Oct 2010)
  • Running for Senate based on fierce opposition to Obamacare. (Oct 2010)
  • ObamaCare is greatest single assault on our freedom. (Aug 2010)
  • Repeal ObamaCare; use market-based solutions. (Jun 2010)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
Ron Johnson on Homeland Security
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  • I support the Patriot Act & military tribunals. (Aug 2010)
  • Patriot Act is a necessary tool for law enforcement. (Jun 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Ron Johnson on Immigration
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  • I oppose blanket amnesty for illegal aliens. (Aug 2010)
  • Secure the borders first; no blanket amnesty later. (Jun 2010)
  • Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports full implementation of current border security laws. (Sep 2010)
Ron Johnson on Jobs
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  • Government cannot create long-term self-sustaining jobs. (Oct 2010)
  • Proven record of creating jobs at his private company. (Oct 2010)
Ron Johnson on Principles & Values
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  • Spent millions of own money to replace liberal Russ Feingold. (Jan 2012)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)
Ron Johnson on Social Security
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  • Social Security is a giant Ponzi scheme. (Aug 2010)
Ron Johnson on Tax Reform
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  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Ron Johnson on Technology
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  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
Ron Johnson on War & Peace
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  • No limit to Afghan presence; as long as it's terrorist haven. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports Obama's withdrawal plan, since it was Bush's plan. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Sep 2010)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
Ron Johnson on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pro-life & pro-family: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports giving legal protection to unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA): Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Running for Senate based on fierce opposition to Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is greatest single assault on our freedom: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare; use market-based solutions: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Social Security is a giant Ponzi scheme: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
One-size-fits-all approach doesn't fit Wisconsin: Favors topic 7
Supports less federal & more local control of education: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: Strongly Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Strict child victim enforcement could reduce reporting: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Protect the Constitution's 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated AQ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Washington went on $13T spending spree; now adding $3T more: Opposes topic 11
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes both marriage penalty & federal tax increases: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
I oppose blanket amnesty for illegal aliens: Opposes topic 12
Secure the borders first; no blanket amnesty later: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports full implementation of current border security laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Protectionism isn't the answer: Strongly Favors topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose the United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports term limits, two or three terms max in Senate: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports Obama's withdrawal plan, since it was Bush's plan: Favors topic 17
Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
The science of global warming is not settled: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Increase domestic oil, clean coal, natural gas, & nuclear: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
Opposes passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$184B stimulus drove the country deeper into debt: Opposes topic 20
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record: Opposes topic 20

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