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Adam Putnam (R)
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Casey Cagle (R)
Hunter Hill (R)
Stacey Abrams (D)
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Daniel Biss (D)
Chris Kennedy (D)
Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar (D)
J.B. Pritzker (D)
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Rich Leopold (D)
Andy McGuire (D)
Nate Boulton (D)
Victor Mitchell(D)
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Kris Kobach(R)
Wink Hartman(R)
Carl Brewer(D)
Laura Kelly(D)
Greg Orman(I)
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Shawn Moody(R)
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vs.Madaleno(D)
vs.Quinn(L)
vs.Schlakman(G)
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Jay Gonzalez (D)
Bob Massie (D)
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Abdul El-Sayed (D)
A.G.Bill Schuette (R)
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Tim Walz (DFL)
Matt Dean (R)
Rebecca Otto (DFL)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (DFL)
House Majority Leader Erin Murphy (DFL)
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vs.Johnson(R)
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Mike Parson(R;ascended)
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vs.Bob Krist(D)
Nevada:
Fisher(R)
vs.Sisolak(D)
vs.Laxalt(R)
vs.Schwartz(R)
New Hampshire:
Chris Sununu
vs.Steve Marchand (D, Portsmouth Mayor)
vs.Jilletta Jarvis (Libertarian)
New Jersey(2017):
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Phil Murphy(D, won 2017 election)
vs.Ray Lesniak(D, lost 2017 primary)
Mayor Steve Fulop (declined Dem. primary, Sept. 2016)
Seth Kaper-Dale(G)
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vs.Cervantes(D)
vs.Pearce(R)
New York:
Cuomo(D)
vs.Nixon(D)
vs.Molinaro(R)
vs.Hawkins(G)
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Jim Renacci (R)
Betty Sutton (D)
Mary Taylor (R)
Mike DeWine (R)
Joe Schiavoni(D)
Jon Husted(R)
Nan Whaley(D)
Connie Pillich (D)
vs.Dennis Kucinich(D)
vs.Richard Cordray(D)
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Gary Richardson(R)
Kevin Stitt(R)
Mick Cornett(R)
vs.Connie Johnson(D)
vs.Scott Inman(D)
vs.joe Maldonado(L)
vs.Chris Powell(L)
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Brown(D)
vs.Buehler(R)
Pennsylvania:
Wolf(D)
vs.Fetterman(D,Lt.Gov.)
vs.Krawchuk(Libertarian)
vs.Wagner (R)
vs.Barletta(R,declined)
vs.Krawchuk(L)
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Raimondo(D)
vs.Brown(D)
vs.Fung(R)
vs.Morgan(R)
South Carolina:
McMaster(R)
vs.McGill(R)
vs.Pope(R)
vs.Templeton(R)
vs.Smith(D)
vs.Bryant(R)
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Marty Jackley (R)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R)
Billie Sutton (D)
Tennessee:
Karl Dean(D)
vs.Mark Green(R)
vs.Diane Black(R)
vs.Bill Lee(R)
Texas:
Abbott(R)
vs.White(D)
vs.Glass(L)
vs.Valdez(D)
Vermont:
Scott(R)
Stern(D)
Hallquist(D)
Virginia(2017):
Northam(D)
vs.Perriello(D)
vs.Wittman(R)
vs.Gillespie(R)
Wisconsin:
Gov. Scott Walker(R)
Bob Harlow (D)
Kathleen Vinehout (D)
vs.Kelda Helen Roys(D)
vs.Tony Evers(D)
Wyoming:
Dahlin(R)
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vs.Gordon(R)
vs.Rammell(C)
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Ralph Abraham on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • A child's life begins at conception. (Dec 2014)
  • Human life begins at conception. (Sep 2014)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Jan 2017)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Jan 2017)
Ralph Abraham on Budget & Economy
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  • Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income. (Sep 2014)
Ralph Abraham on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. (Sep 2014)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jul 2015)
Ralph Abraham on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Abraham on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Abraham on Drugs
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  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Ralph Abraham on Education
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  • Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core. (Sep 2014)
  • A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
Ralph Abraham on Energy & Oil
Click here for 2 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • No federal subsidies for wind & solar. (Sep 2014)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Ralph Abraham on Environment
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  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Ralph Abraham on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Abraham on Foreign Policy
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  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Ralph Abraham on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Abraham on Government Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Term limits for Congress, plus no salary. (Dec 2014)
  • Require photo ID for voting. (Sep 2014)
Ralph Abraham on Gun Control
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  • We must protect our right to bear arms. (Dec 2014)
  • Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded. (Sep 2014)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Jan 2017)
Ralph Abraham on Health Care
Click here for 5 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Repeal ObamaCare; don't expand Medicaid. (Dec 2014)
  • ObamaCare a daily dangerous debacle for working physicians. (Nov 2014)
  • No expansion of Medicaid, even if I make money on it. (Nov 2014)
  • Repeal ObamaCare. (Sep 2014)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Ralph Abraham on Homeland Security
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  • Never forget our veterans: we owe them. (Dec 2014)
  • Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal. (Sep 2014)
Ralph Abraham on Immigration
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  • No amnesty; seal the borders. (Nov 2014)
  • Protect the border and prevent illegal entry. (Sep 2014)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Jan 2017)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Ralph Abraham on Jobs
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  • Women deserve equal pay. (Nov 2014)
Ralph Abraham on Local Issues
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Abraham on Principles & Values
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  • Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat. (Sep 2014)
Ralph Abraham on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Abraham on Tax Reform
Click here for 4 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • America has been taxed to the point of bankruptcy. (Dec 2014)
  • Tax code is outdated and it's leaking billions. (Nov 2014)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2017)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Ralph Abraham on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Abraham on War & Peace
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Ralph Abraham 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)
A child's life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Women deserve equal pay: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Marriage is a union of one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare; don't expand Medicaid: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare a daily dangerous debacle for working physicians: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No expansion of Medicaid, even if I make money on it: Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core: Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We must protect our right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote: Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
America has been taxed to the point of bankruptcy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax code is outdated and it's leaking billions: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No amnesty; seal the borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Protect the border and prevent illegal entry: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: 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)
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Never forget our veterans: we owe them: Favors topic 15
Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Term limits for Congress, plus no salary: Favors topic 16
Require photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No federal subsidies for wind & solar: Neutral on topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income: Opposes topic 20

Ralph Abraham is a Populist-Leaning Conservative.
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