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Allen West on Abortion
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  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
Allen West on Budget & Economy
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  • Was CEO of think tank that went bankrupt. (Jul 2021)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Allen West on Civil Rights
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  • Liberal women have been neutering American men. (Jul 2021)
  • Gay marriage is an oxymoron. (Jul 2021)
  • We should be censoring American news agencies. (Jul 2021)
  • Denounced "new religion" of same-sex marriage. (Jul 2021)
Allen West on Corporations
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  • Member of House Small Business Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Allen West on Crime
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  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Allen West on Drugs
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  • No drugs; no drink; just Marine Corps. (Apr 2012)
Allen West on Education
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
Allen West on Energy & Oil
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  • Opposes Green New Deal; protect petrochemical industry. (Jul 2021)
  • Invest in oil, natural gas, clean coal, & alternatives. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018. (May 2011)
Allen West on Environment
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  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated 63% by HSLF, indicating a mixed voting record on animal welfare. (Jan 2012)
Allen West on Families & Children
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Allen West on Foreign Policy
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  • Cut off aid to the Pakistani government. (Apr 2012)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -7 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Allen West on Free Trade
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  • Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade. (Dec 2012)
Allen West on Government Reform
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  • Constitution should control the government, not the people. (Mar 2013)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Allen West on Gun Control
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  • Supports permitless concealed carry of handguns. (Jul 2021)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Mar 2011)
Allen West on Health Care
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  • Opposed TX governor for COVID restrictions & accommodations. (Jul 2021)
  • Protested Governor's pandemic-related business closures. (Nov 2020)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Opposes public option for health insurance. (Nov 2010)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Allen West on Homeland Security
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  • Accused of torturing Iraqi informant; firing gun near head. (Jul 2021)
  • Cut defense budget: I know where's the low-hanging fruit. (Apr 2012)
  • Threatening Iraqi detainee yielded immediate information. (Apr 2012)
  • American Exceptionalism requires growing armed forces. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
Allen West on Immigration
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  • Texas's sovereignty threatened by Mexico. (Jul 2021)
  • Enforce laws already on the books; & strengthen the border. (Nov 2010)
  • Endorsed by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
Allen West on Jobs
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  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Allen West on Local Issues
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Allen West on Principles & Values
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  • Religious coexistence "would give away our country". (Jul 2021)
  • If you're a conservative in America, you are free. (Jul 2021)
  • Likened Democrats to Nazis, Socialists, Communists. (Jul 2021)
  • I don't serve Trump; I serve God, country and Texas. (Jun 2021)
  • 2020 election: Only one view of Constitution (pro-Trump). (Dec 2020)
  • Branded Texas GOP with motto used by QAnon. (Dec 2020)
  • First Republican member of Congressional Black Caucus. (Apr 2012)
  • 2003: Court-martialed for threatening Iraqi policeman. (Apr 2012)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Allen West on Social Security
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  • Called Social Security "21st century slavery". (Jul 2021)
Allen West on Tax Reform
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  • Claims Texas tax system based on principles of Karl Marx. (Jul 2021)
  • American Exceptionalism depends on flattening our tax code. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports eliminating the estate tax. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Allen West on Technology
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  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
Allen West on War & Peace
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  • Radical Islam is on the march; stay on the offensive. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
Allen West on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Liberal women have been neutering American men: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Gay marriage is an oxymoron: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Denounced "new religion" of same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Religious coexistence "would give away our country": Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposed TX governor for COVID restrictions & accommodations: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Protested Governor's pandemic-related business closures: Opposes topic 5
Opposes public option for health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Called Social Security "21st century slavery": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: Favors topic 8
Neutral 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)
Supports permitless concealed carry of handguns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Claims Texas tax system based on principles of Karl Marx: Strongly Opposes topic 11
American Exceptionalism depends on flattening our tax code: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the estate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Texas's sovereignty threatened by Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Enforce laws already on the books; & strengthen the border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Endorsed by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
If you're a conservative in America, you are free: Strongly Favors topic 14
Accused of torturing Iraqi informant; firing gun near head: Favors topic 14
American Exceptionalism requires growing armed forces: Strongly Favors topic 14
Radical Islam is on the march; stay on the offensive: Strongly Favors topic 14
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Cut defense budget: I know where's the low-hanging fruit: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes Green New Deal; protect petrochemical industry: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Invest in oil, natural gas, clean coal, & alternatives: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Require 80% fuel-choice vehicles by 2018: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding: Opposes topic 20
Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20

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