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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbasePro-life

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary

Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

Should the government enforce a “stay-at-home” order to combat the coronavirus?

  Party’s support baseYes


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Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Marital Rape

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape?

  Party’s support baseYes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Insurrection Act

Should the President of the United States have the power to deploy military troops in order to stop protests?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

Should the federal government institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, it is immoral to deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions

Social  ›  Religious Freedom Act

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  COVID-19 School Closures

Should the state government order schools to provide online only classes in order to combat coronavirus?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the U.S. raise taxes on the rich?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, but immediately deport them and their children

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United States?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Healthcare  ›  Stay-At-Home Order

When should your state end the “Stay at Home” order and reopen its economy?

  Party’s support baseMay 1st

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, but police should increase surveillance and patrol of all high crime neighborhoods

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

Education  ›  Student Loans

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Free College for All

Should the federal government pay for tuition at four-year colleges and universities?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Paid Sick Leave

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, but only for sick leave which is unexpected, instead of pregnancy which is a personal choice

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Party’s support baseNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, but not until the no-fly list screening process is improved for accuracy and includes due process

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, but scale back our current involvement

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for American elections?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, but only for medical use

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Mail In Ballot

Should the US have a mail-in ballot process for whole states in local, state, and federal elections?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  NSA Domestic Surveillance

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, and all illegal immigrants should be deported

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Immigration  ›  Border Security

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Party’s support baseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Party’s support baseNo, not until we have depleted all other oil reserves

the Economy  ›  Corporate Mega Mergers

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry?

  Party’s support baseYes, if the merged corporation would have more than 50% of the market share

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseLower

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, but limit the scope of the government’s powers

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should the US increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseDecrease, and the government should provide more incentives to prepare our citizens for these jobs

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, college is meant to challenge students thoughts and opinions so they are prepared for real life

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, but limit the amount they can donate

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

Do you support the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government?

  Party’s support baseYes, and make it a lifetime ban

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseMore

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseHurt

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

Should the U.S. provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should the U.S. conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

Should the Supreme Court be reformed to include more seats and term limits on judges?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Social  ›  First Amendment

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

Do you support mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Party’s support baseYes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens

the Economy  ›  Overtime Pay

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, and the government should never be allowed to seize private property

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the U.S. send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS?

  Party’s support baseNo, conduct targeted airstrikes instead

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseMore, veterans should be able to see any doctor of their choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, eliminate the income cap on taxable earnings and stop spending current funds on other programs instead

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to the United States be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, unless they have committed a crime

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Science  ›  GMO Labels

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

  Party influenceYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, China should be punished for artificially manipulating their currency

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, we deserve to know who the bank gives money to

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, our country has been on the losing side of trade deals for too long

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, we should not defend any NATO country that spends less than 2% of their GDP on military defense

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threats

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes?

  Party’s support baseNo, but decrease tax rates for senior citizens

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, not until we decrease our national debt

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, we should coordinate with Russia to take out ISIS

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

Should the U.S. sell military weapons to India in order to counter Chinese and Russian influence?

  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Brad Raffensperger voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced