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Ron DeSantis on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Endorsed as pro-life "authentic conservative". (Jun 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
Ron DeSantis on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Endorsed by the Club for Growth, for pro-growth stances. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Ron DeSantis on Civil Rights
Click here for 5 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Core values that have made America great. (Jun 2012)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jul 2015)
Ron DeSantis on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Ron DeSantis on Crime
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  • Prosecuted wide range of military & federal cases. (Nov 2012)
  • Death penalty for killing police officers. (Mar 2015)
  • Rated 46% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance. (Dec 2014)
Ron DeSantis on Drugs
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  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Ron DeSantis on Education
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  • Opposes federal grants for education reforms. (Sep 2012)
  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
  • A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
Ron DeSantis on Energy & Oil
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  • No delay on Keystone pipeline for security & safety study. (May 2013)
  • Let wind energy production tax credit expire. (Aug 2014)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Ron DeSantis on Environment
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  • Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns. (Feb 2013)
  • No EPA expansion of regulated waters. (Jul 2014)
  • Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Ron DeSantis on Families & Children
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Ron DeSantis on Foreign Policy
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  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Jul 2013)
Ron DeSantis on Free Trade
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  • No to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track. (Oct 2015)
Ron DeSantis on Government Reform
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  • Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate. (Nov 2016)
  • Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits. (Jan 2017)
Ron DeSantis on Gun Control
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  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Ron DeSantis on Health Care
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  • Repeal ObamaCare to protect Medicare. (Nov 2012)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Ron DeSantis on Homeland Security
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  • Gave legal support to Gitmo terrorist detention center. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
Ron DeSantis on Immigration
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  • Get tough on illegal immigration. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Ron DeSantis on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Ron DeSantis on Local Issues
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Ron DeSantis on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
  • Founding member of the House Freedom Caucus. (Jan 2017)
Ron DeSantis on Social Security
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  • Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
Ron DeSantis on Tax Reform
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  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
  • Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax. (Jan 2015)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Ron DeSantis on Technology
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  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Ron DeSantis on War & Peace
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  • Defend American sovereignty. (Nov 2012)
Ron DeSantis on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Require photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed as pro-life "authentic conservative": Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: 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
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Core values that have made America great: Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: 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
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal ObamaCare to protect Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes federal grants for education reforms: Favors topic 7
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: 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
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns: No opin. on topic 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Prosecuted wide range of military & federal cases: Favors topic 9
Death penalty for killing police officers: Favors topic 9
Rated 46% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax and IRS with FairTax: 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)
Get tough on illegal immigration: Opposes topic 12
Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes reducing defense spending: Favors topic 15
Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Defend American sovereignty: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No delay on Keystone pipeline for security & safety study: Opposes topic 18
Let wind energy production tax credit expire: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

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