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Don Bacon
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Don Bacon on Abortion
Click here for 8 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Support the 5-month abortion ban. (Nov 2016)
  • Life starts at conception. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes public funding for abortion services. (Nov 2016)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Apr 2017)
  • Supports human life begins at conception. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports defunding Planned Parenthood federally & locally. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports pro-life legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Feb 2020)
Don Bacon on Budget & Economy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Reduce our domestic spending, and reform our entitlements. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports constitutional amendment for balanced budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes federal spending to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Don Bacon on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Supports defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
  • Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Don Bacon on Corporations
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  • Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth. (Mar 2018)
  • Supports letting businesses disagree with same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
  • Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted NO on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Don Bacon on Crime
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  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Keep existing rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Don Bacon on Drugs
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  • Strongly opposes legalizing marijuana. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Don Bacon on Education
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  • Reduce micromanagement & oppose Common Core. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports vouchers to let parents choose public or private school. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes Common Core as a nationwide academic standard. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes states adopting federal education standards. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Don Bacon on Energy & Oil
Click here for 5 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Supports deregulating domestic oil exploration and drilling. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes government developing wind and solar energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports building the Keystone XL pipeline. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes regulation of greenhouse gas emission. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Don Bacon on Environment
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  • Support REINs Act to control our bureaucracies. (Nov 2016)
  • Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Don Bacon on Families & Children
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  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2017)
Don Bacon on Foreign Policy
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  • Supports standing with the nation of israel. (Nov 2016)
  • Strongly opposes Islamic Sharia as threat to the US. (Nov 2016)
  • Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism. (Jan 2018)
Don Bacon on Free Trade
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  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Don Bacon on Government Reform
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  • Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits. (Jan 2017)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
  • Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access. (Mar 2021)
  • Don't impeach President Trump for events of Jan. 6. (Jan 2021)
  • No statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Don't restrict presidential power; don't help whistleblowers. (Dec 2021)
Don Bacon on Gun Control
Click here for 6 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Gun control means only criminals have guns. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms. (Nov 2016)
  • Strongly opposes restrictive gun laws. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted NO on background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Don Bacon on Health Care
Click here for 4 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • More market-based options for healthcare. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports repealing mandated health insurance. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports Congressionally repealing Affordable Care Act. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Don Bacon on Homeland Security
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  • Keep Guantanamo Bay for the worst of the worst. (Nov 2016)
  • Peace through strength: retool military with latest tech. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports maintaining a numerically superior nuclear arsenal. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted against combating Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Don Bacon on Immigration
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  • More employer enforcement; more secure borders. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports constructing a wall to control our border. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports illegals returning to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries. (Apr 2021)
Don Bacon on Jobs
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  • Opposes federal wage controls & healthcare role. (Nov 2016)
  • Keep Right-to-Work laws. (Mar 2021)
Don Bacon on Principles & Values
Click here for 9 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • AdWatch: "Vote him out" Trump PAC disendorsement. (Nov 2021)
  • Priorities: be a good Christian, husband, father and citizen. (Nov 2016)
  • I was raised reading National Review and Human Events. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports Judeo-Christian framework of morality. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports religious liberty and sees it at risk. (Nov 2016)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by Donald Trump/MAGA during presidency. (Nov 2020)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Opposed creating Commission to investigate Jan. 6 events. (Jun 2021)
  • Member of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus. (Jul 2021)
Don Bacon on Social Security
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  • Adjust long-term policies for future generations. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports diverting some FICA into personal accounts. (Nov 2016)
Don Bacon on Tax Reform
Click here for 4 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • We need a simpler, flatter tax code. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Don Bacon on Technology
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  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Don Bacon on War & Peace
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  • Defeat ISIS with assertive leadership & special forces. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes waiting; go after militant Islam abroad. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
  • 2002 AUMF against Iraq should apply to ISIS. (Jun 2021)
Don Bacon on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES for housing vouchers for recovering drug addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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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)
Support the 5-month abortion ban: Strongly Favors topic 1
Life starts at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public funding for abortion services: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports defunding Planned Parenthood federally & locally: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports pro-life legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Rated Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Voted against combating Islamophobia: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports letting businesses disagree with same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Priorities: be a good Christian, husband, father and citizen: Favors topic 4
Supports Judeo-Christian framework of morality: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports religious liberty and sees it at risk: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
More market-based options for healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Congressionally repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Adjust long-term policies for future generations: Favors topic 6
Supports diverting some FICA into personal accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce micromanagement & oppose Common Core: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports vouchers to let parents choose public or private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core as a nationwide academic standard: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes states adopting federal education standards: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support REINs Act to control our bureaucracies: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated Keep existing rules for police accountability: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun control means only criminals have guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly opposes restrictive gun laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun-control legislation: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background checks for private transfers: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We need a simpler, flatter tax code: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes increasing income tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
More employer enforcement; more secure borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports constructing a wall to control our border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports illegals returning to country of origin: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Rated Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Keep Guantanamo Bay for the worst of the worst: Favors topic 14
Supports standing with the nation of israel: Favors topic 14
Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees: Strongly Favors topic 14
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Peace through strength: retool military with latest tech: Strongly Favors topic 15
Supports maintaining a numerically superior nuclear arsenal: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes voting without photo id: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Constitutional amendment for Congressional term limits: Favors topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rated Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defeat ISIS with assertive leadership & special forces: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly opposes Islamic Sharia as threat to the US: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes waiting; go after militant Islam abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Rated 2002 AUMF against Iraq should apply to ISIS: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports deregulating domestic oil exploration and drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes government developing wind and solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports building the Keystone XL pipeline: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulation of greenhouse gas emission: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes legalizing marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Voted YES on combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce our domestic spending, and reform our entitlements: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports constitutional amendment for balanced budget: Favors topic 20
Opposes federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
Rated Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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