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Debbie Lesko on Abortion
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  • Life begins at conception and must be protected. (Jul 2018)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Jul 2018)
  • Pro-life, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Budget & Economy
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  • PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Civil Rights
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Debbie Lesko on Corporations
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  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Crime
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Debbie Lesko on Drugs
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  • Legalization of pot will only hurt our children. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Education
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  • PVS:States decide standards, not federal government. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Energy & Oil
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  • Most of global warming is not caused by humans. (Jan 2018)
  • PVS:Don't fund renewable energy like wind and solar. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Debbie Lesko on Families & Children
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Debbie Lesko on Foreign Policy
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  • Israel has God-given right of self-defense on all its lands. (Feb 2016)
  • PVS:No nuclear weapons for hostile governments. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Free Trade
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  • Free trade needs to be fair trade. (Jul 2018)
  • Investment in education should be done locally. (Jul 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Government Reform
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  • PVS:Don't regulate campaign donations from corporations. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Gun Control
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  • The second amendment provides an essential right. (Jul 2018)
  • Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Health Care
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  • Obamacare is not the answer. (Apr 2018)
  • Sued Arizona for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare. (Mar 2017)
  • Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Homeland Security
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  • The military should have the best equipment around. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Immigration
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  • The border needs to be secure like Trump says. (Jul 2018)
  • Supports border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Jobs
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Debbie Lesko on Principles & Values
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Debbie Lesko on Social Security
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Debbie Lesko on Tax Reform
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  • I have never seen a tax I didn't want to cut. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Debbie Lesko on Technology
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Debbie Lesko on War & Peace
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Debbie Lesko 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)
Life begins at conception and must be protected: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion 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)
Obamacare is not the answer: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Sued Arizona for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: 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)
Investment in education should be done locally: Strongly Favors topic 7
PVS:States decide standards, not federal government: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
The second amendment provides an essential right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I have never seen a tax I didn't want to cut: Strongly Opposes topic 11
PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
The border needs to be secure like Trump says: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports border wall, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Free trade needs to be fair trade: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Israel has God-given right of self-defense on all its lands: Favors topic 14
PVS:No nuclear weapons for hostile governments: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
The military should have the best equipment around: Strongly Favors topic 15
PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
PVS:Don't regulate campaign donations from corporations: Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Most of global warming is not caused by humans: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Don't fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Legalization of pot will only hurt our children: Strongly Favors topic 19
PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Debbie Lesko is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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