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Don Blankenship on VoteMatch

WV Senate contender and Constitution Party presidential nominee



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
AdWatch: Positions himself as anti-abortion and pro-Trump: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I'm an American person; 'Chinaperson' isn't racist: Strongly Opposes topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
My school sang "God Bless America" on most mornings: Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Teachers should be graded and denied raises if sub-standard: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Mine Safety agency forced bad ventilation that exploded: Opposes topic 8
AdWatch: Year in prison for contaminating drinking water: Strongly Favors topic 8
EPA is biggest polluter,moving jobs to unregulated countries: Strongly Favors topic 8
AdWatch: role of MSHA in mine disaster was covered up: Strongly Favors topic 8
Environmental movement not great cause but great business: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Past criminal conviction not a barrier to running for office: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Democrats pose a real threat to our right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Stands behind Trump's agenda including the tax reform bill: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Build wall to stop illegals and choose who we want in: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Soft on China if one is related to a "Chinaperson": Strongly Favors topic 14
China's dictatorial capitalism is very effective: Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
Media & Republicans conspired to defame me: Neutral on topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
At Massey Coal , struggled against "greeniacs" and union: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Mandatory drug testing for all teachers: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Republican control will eventually improve state economy: Opposes topic 20

Don Blankenship is a Moderate Conservative
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Page last updated: Sep 06, 2020