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Patrick Murphy on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Defend a woman's right to choose. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Dec 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
Patrick Murphy on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Patrick Murphy on Civil Rights
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  • Equal rights regardless of sexual orientation. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses. (Jun 2014)
Patrick Murphy on Corporations
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  • End tax loophole to hide profit overseas. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Patrick Murphy on Crime
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  • Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance. (Dec 2014)
Patrick Murphy on Drugs
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  • Let states decide marijuana legalization. (Oct 2018)
  • Protect people complying with state marijuana laws from feds. (Jun 2016)
  • Rated 50% by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Jan 2014)
Patrick Murphy on Education
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  • Quality public education is best way to grow middle class. (Sep 2016)
  • We claim to be pro-teacher; so provide resources. (Nov 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Energy & Oil
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  • Tax credits for manufacturing windmills & solar panels. (Nov 2012)
  • Create new industries via green technologies. (Nov 2012)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Patrick Murphy on Environment
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  • Vital to Florida's future that we protect our environment. (Sep 2016)
  • Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public. (Feb 2016)
Patrick Murphy on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Patrick Murphy on Foreign Policy
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  • $500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola. (Aug 2014)
Patrick Murphy on Free Trade
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  • Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track. (Jun 2015)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Patrick Murphy on Government Reform
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  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Apr 2013)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jun 2014)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • No separate contribution limits for party activities. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
Patrick Murphy on Gun Control
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  • Expand background checks; bar people on watch lists. (Oct 2018)
  • No civilian access to military-style assault weapons. (Sep 2016)
  • More background checks: close the terrorist gun loophole. (Aug 2016)
Patrick Murphy on Health Care
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  • We can improve ObamaCare, but it has hugely positive impact. (Sep 2016)
  • Fight repeal to keep ObamaCare's tangible benefits. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Homeland Security
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  • Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed. (Jun 2015)
Patrick Murphy on Immigration
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  • Fair path to citizenship while securing our borders. (Nov 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Feb 2014)
Patrick Murphy on Principles & Values
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  • OpEd: Angry black women should oppose party-choice Murphy. (May 2015)
  • Former Republican; FL's most conservative House Democrat. (May 2015)
  • Endorsed National Dems' "Front line incumbent retention" target. (Oct 2014)
Patrick Murphy on Social Security
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  • Keep promise & maintain program's long-term solvency. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated 70% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Jan 2013)
Patrick Murphy on Tax Reform
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  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Apply copyright inheritance to same-sex couples. (Jan 2015)
Patrick Murphy on War & Peace
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  • Air strikes against ISIS but no ground troops. (Oct 2018)
  • Pursue Al Qaeda, but get troops out of Afghanistan. (Nov 2012)
  • Immediate military action if Iran attacks Israel. (Nov 2012)
Patrick Murphy on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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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)
Defend a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Recognize 1961 Freedom Riders against segregated buses: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Equal rights regardless of sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Apply copyright inheritance to same-sex couples: Strongly Favors 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 Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We can improve ObamaCare, but it has hugely positive impact: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fight repeal to keep ObamaCare's tangible benefits: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fight repeal to keep ObamaCare's tangible benefits: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Keep promise & maintain program's long-term solvency: Opposes topic 6
Rated 70% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues: Neutral on topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Quality public education is best way to grow middle class: Strongly Opposes topic 7
We claim to be pro-teacher; so provide resources: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Vital to Florida's future that we protect our environment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Create new industries via green technologies: Opposes topic 8
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Expand background checks; bar people on watch lists: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No civilian access to military-style assault weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
More background checks: close the terrorist gun loophole: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End tax loophole to hide profit overseas: Favors topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fair path to citizenship while securing our borders: Favors topic 12
Fair path to citizenship while securing our borders: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track: Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$500M and 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Full disclosure of campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
No separate contribution limits for party activities: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
Air strikes against ISIS but no ground troops: Opposes topic 17
Pursue Al Qaeda, but get troops out of Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Immediate military action if Iran attacks Israel: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tax credits for manufacturing windmills & solar panels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Create new industries via green technologies: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let states decide marijuana legalization: Opposes topic 19
Protect people complying with state marijuana laws from feds: Opposes topic 19
Rated 50% by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform: Neutral on topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Patrick Murphy is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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