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Pete Buttigieg on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Federal government should protect reproductive freedom. (May 2019)
  • Personal choice is best for abortion's moral decision. (May 2019)
  • Abortion is a woman's choice, not a political statement. (Mar 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Budget & Economy
Click here for the full quote on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • We should support workers going through changes. (Mar 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Civil Rights
Click here for 10 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • If U.S. to address human rights, we need to be credible. (Apr 2019)
  • Problem about me being gay means problem with my creator. (Apr 2019)
  • Calls for redistricting reform; questions Electoral College. (Feb 2019)
  • As mayor, renamed main street as Martin Luther King Blvd. (Feb 2019)
  • Declared "open city" for LGBT, when state became anti-LGBT. (Feb 2019)
  • Someday, politicians won't have to come out as gay. (Feb 2019)
  • For LGBT rights, but doesn't presume to speak for everyone. (Feb 2019)
  • Voters have judged his record, not his marriage. (Feb 2019)
  • Freedom is personal, not about government regulation. (Jan 2017)
  • Came out as gay, to inspire others to judge character. (Jun 2015)
Pete Buttigieg on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Anti-trust law must go beyond pricing to deal with high tech. (Apr 2019)
  • Companies are not persons; should not have religious rights. (Feb 2019)
  • Supported 2008 auto bailout, to save workers and communities. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Restore voting rights for ex-cons, but not those in prison. (Apr 2019)
  • Death penalty is racist; mandatory minimums too. (Mar 2019)
  • Concentrate law enforcement on gang-related violence. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Drugs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Decriminalize and legalize marijuana. (May 2019)
  • Marijuana is personal responsibility issue; move to legalize. (May 2019)
  • Focus on opioid treatment options, not just defining problem. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Education
Click here for 3 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • States should take on more of cost of higher education. (Apr 2019)
  • Supports loan forgiveness but not across the board. (Apr 2019)
  • Charter schools can't replace public, but can try new things. (Mar 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Energy & Oil
Click here for 4 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Timetable on climate set by reality, not by Congress. (Mar 2019)
  • Climate security is priority, invest in renewables. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports Paris climate accord and Green New Deal. (Feb 2019)
  • Green New Deal is a framework addressing climate & jobs. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Environment
Click here for the full quote on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • As mayor, installed "River Lights" outdoor art for $700,000. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Pete Buttigieg on Foreign Policy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Supports Israel; situation more complex than seen in media. (Apr 2019)
  • Use diplomatic strategies in Venezuela, not military. (Mar 2019)
  • Pay attention to assessments of intelligence agencies. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Free Trade
Click here for the full quote on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Free trade doesn't have to mean exporting jobs. (Apr 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Government Reform
Click here for 7 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Citizens United was a disaster for our democracy. (May 2019)
  • Abolish Electoral College; it makes society less democratic. (Apr 2019)
  • Need to depoliticize Supreme Court. (Mar 2019)
  • Make Supreme Court appointments less partisan. (Mar 2019)
  • Open to expanding judiciary in reaction to GOP actions. (Feb 2019)
  • Get rid of the Electoral College. (Feb 2019)
  • Created plan to ensure diversity in city government jobs. (Jul 2016)
Pete Buttigieg on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Yes to gun control and universal background checks. (Feb 2019)
  • Installed ShotSpotter technology: identify source of gunfire. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Health Care
Click here for 6 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Single payer option can lead to Medicare for all. (Mar 2019)
  • Medicare for all who want it: public option. (Mar 2019)
  • Public option is step towards universal care. (Mar 2019)
  • Single rate for healthcare before single payer. (Feb 2019)
  • His generation not put off by claims of "socialism". (Feb 2019)
  • Single payer can still allow role for private insurance. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Homeland Security
Click here for 7 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • More years of executive & military experience than most. (May 2019)
  • Be serious about security like Israel, but live freely. (Apr 2019)
  • 9/11 brought post-Cold War era to new generation of war. (Feb 2019)
  • Knee-jerk PATRIOT Act undercut American freedoms. (Feb 2019)
  • Signed up for military in 2008, during Iraq troop surge. (Feb 2019)
  • 1950s norm was college then military; he followed suit. (Feb 2019)
  • Recognize Vietnam Veterans Day, as late honor. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Immigration
Click here for 3 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Most Americans are immigrants or their descendants. (May 2019)
  • There's a consensus on immigration if we have the will. (Apr 2019)
  • Supports DACA and easing deportation policies. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Jobs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Government must be pro-active with changing economy. (Mar 2019)
  • Consider guaranteed income, perhaps redefine work. (Mar 2019)
  • Unions good for US workers, but not NAFTA. (Feb 2019)
  • 2009 auto bailout was worthwhile; it saved jobs and pensions. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Principles & Values
Click here for 14 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Ensure that America's future is better than its past. (May 2019)
  • We cannot find greatness in the past. (May 2019)
  • God does not have a political party. (Apr 2019)
  • If I had been given a choice, I would have not been gay. (Apr 2019)
  • Supports religious values and separation of church and state. (Mar 2019)
  • Progressive, but not concerned with labels. (Mar 2019)
  • Would be youngest president ever, and first mayor. (Mar 2019)
  • Yes, young, but more government experience than Pres. Trump. (Mar 2019)
  • National service can unite Americans. (Mar 2019)
  • 1990s: Nominated Bernie Sanders for Profile in Courage award. (Feb 2019)
  • 2000: worked for Gore, but Bush was same on domestic policy. (Feb 2019)
  • Name recognition is key; his is pronounced "Buddha-judge". (Feb 2019)
  • My success shows that Democrats can win in Flyover Country. (Feb 2019)
  • For DNC chair: "A Letter from Flyover Country". (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Pete Buttigieg on Tax Reform
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  • The wealthy should pay their fair share in taxes. (Apr 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Technology
Click here for 5 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • As mayor: major investment in data and technology industries. (May 2019)
  • Automation is changing the workplace; we need to adapt. (Apr 2019)
  • Infrastructure upgrade of sewer system needed in South Bend. (Feb 2019)
  • Set up 311 phone system for easier contact to city services. (Feb 2019)
  • Created city data map of infrastructure and road assets. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on War & Peace
Click here for 8 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Be more judicious when committing troops. (May 2019)
  • Don't let Iraq war supporters plan Venezuela invasion. (Mar 2019)
  • U.S. not the guarantor of peace in Afghanistan. (Mar 2019)
  • Pull troops out of Afghanistan, but not Syria. (Feb 2019)
  • Afghanistan war was "outsourced" to the few in uniform. (Feb 2019)
  • Not realistic to demand "with us or with the terrorists". (Feb 2019)
  • 2002 Iraq War made no strategic sense, even if WMDs existed. (Feb 2019)
  • 2002: opposed Iraq War because believed WMDs would be used. (Feb 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 4 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other candidates on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Scripture is about protecting the stranger and the poor. (Mar 2019)
  • 1000 Homes in 1000 Days: repair or demolish abandoned homes. (Mar 2019)
  • Deal with 1,000 abandoned buildings in 1,000 days. (Feb 2019)
  • Public scoreboard showing progress on 1,000 abandoned homes. (Feb 2019)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Federal government should protect reproductive freedom: Strongly Favors topic 1
Personal choice is best for abortion's moral decision: Favors topic 1
Abortion is a woman's choice, not a political statement: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
As mayor, renamed main street as Martin Luther King Blvd: Favors topic 2
Created plan to ensure diversity in city government jobs: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Problem about me being gay means problem with my creator: Strongly Favors topic 3
If I had been given a choice, I would have not been gay: Favors topic 3
Declared "open city" for LGBT, when state became anti-LGBT: Strongly Favors topic 3
Someday, politicians won't have to come out as gay: Favors topic 3
Companies are not persons; should not have religious rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
For LGBT rights, but doesn't presume to speak for everyone: Strongly Favors topic 3
Voters have judged his record, not his marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Freedom is personal, not about government regulation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Came out as gay, to inspire others to judge character: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
God does not have a political party: Opposes topic 4
Supports religious values and separation of church and state: Opposes topic 4
Scripture is about protecting the stranger and the poor: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Single payer option can lead to Medicare for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare for all who want it: public option: Strongly Favors topic 5
Public option is step towards universal care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Single rate for healthcare before single payer: Strongly Favors topic 5
His generation not put off by claims of "socialism": Strongly Favors topic 5
Single payer can still allow role for private insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Charter schools can't replace public, but can try new things: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Death penalty is racist; mandatory minimums too: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Concentrate law enforcement on gang-related violence: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Yes to gun control and universal background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Installed ShotSpotter technology: identify source of gunfire: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
The wealthy should pay their fair share in taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Most Americans are immigrants or their descendants: Favors topic 12
There's a consensus on immigration if we have the will: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports DACA and easing deportation policies: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Free trade doesn't have to mean exporting jobs: Favors topic 13
Unions good for US workers, but not NAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
If U.S. to address human rights, we need to be credible: Opposes topic 14
Be serious about security like Israel, but live freely: Strongly Opposes topic 14
National service can unite Americans: Favors topic 14
9/11 brought post-Cold War era to new generation of war: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Recognize Vietnam Veterans Day, as late honor: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Restore voting rights for ex-cons, but not those in prison: Favors topic 16
Abolish Electoral College; it makes society less democratic: Strongly Favors topic 16
Calls for redistricting reform; questions Electoral College: Strongly Favors topic 16
Get rid of the Electoral College: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Be more judicious when committing troops: Strongly Favors topic 17
Supports Israel; situation more complex than seen in media: Opposes topic 17
Don't let Iraq war supporters plan Venezuela invasion: Strongly Favors topic 17
Use diplomatic strategies in Venezuela, not military: Opposes topic 17
U.S. not the guarantor of peace in Afghanistan: Favors topic 17
Pull troops out of Afghanistan, but not Syria: Neutral on topic 17
2002: opposed Iraq War because believed WMDs would be used: Favors topic 17
Pay attention to assessments of intelligence agencies: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Timetable on climate set by reality, not by Congress: Strongly Favors topic 18
Climate security is priority, invest in renewables: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports Paris climate accord and Green New Deal: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal is a framework addressing climate & jobs: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize and legalize marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Marijuana is personal responsibility issue; move to legalize: Opposes topic 19
Focus on opioid treatment options, not just defining problem: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
As mayor: major investment in data and technology industries: Favors topic 20
Government must be pro-active with changing economy: Favors topic 20
We should support workers going through changes: Strongly Favors topic 20
Infrastructure upgrade of sewer system needed in South Bend: Favors topic 20
2009 auto bailout was worthwhile; it saved jobs and pensions: Strongly Favors topic 20

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