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Mark Curran on Abortion
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Mark Curran on Budget & Economy
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  • Balanced budget via combo of increased revenue & budget cuts. (Nov 2020)
  • Would support and lead on Balanced Budget Amendment. (Jan 2020)
Mark Curran on Civil Rights
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  • The wrong people moved in, and changed Lake County. (Aug 2019)
  • Gay marriage against interests of children & society. (May 2013)
  • Anti-gender identity, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Curran on Corporations
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  • Cut red tape and regulations for private business. (Nov 2020)
  • Pro-E-verify, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Curran on Crime
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  • Black Lives Matter addresses police racist conduct. (Nov 2020)
  • Pro-mandatory minimum, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Curran on Drugs
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  • Training and Narcan will help responders deal with overdoses. (Nov 2020)
  • Key to solving opioid epidemic is border security. (Sep 2019)
Mark Curran on Education
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  • Need localized approach to education and parental choice. (Nov 2020)
  • There is no student loan crisis: against "free college". (Jan 2020)
  • Anti-free college, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Curran on Energy & Oil
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  • Yes to cleaner fuel but some climate ideas are alarmist. (Nov 2020)
  • Not convinced climate change is current threat to humankind. (Jan 2020)
  • Opposes "far-left radical environmental agenda". (Sep 2019)
Mark Curran on Environment
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  • Use EPA to prosecute corporate polluters. (Nov 2020)
  • Corporate polluters should be prosecuted and sent to prison. (Jan 2020)
Mark Curran on Families & Children
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Mark Curran on Foreign Policy
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  • Some Islamic nations not ripe for democracy. (Jan 2020)
  • Anti-Israel boycott, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Curran on Free Trade
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Mark Curran on Government Reform
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Mark Curran on Gun Control
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  • Absent amendment, many proposed laws unconstitutional. (Jan 2020)
  • Focus on mental health & video games, not guns. (Aug 2019)
  • Limit gun rights, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Curran on Health Care
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  • Preventative medicine approach, with free market principles. (Nov 2020)
  • Study ACA to see what's working before deciding to repeal. (Jan 2020)
  • Strongly pro-private insurance, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Curran on Homeland Security
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  • Proper funding & resources to fight terror. (Nov 2020)
Mark Curran on Immigration
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  • For border wall; but path to citizenship for DREAMers. (Jan 2020)
  • Supports Trump on funding for border/ICE agents, border wall. (Sep 2019)
  • Backed bipartisan legislation with path for citizenship. (Aug 2019)
  • Deporting working people with families is absolutely wrong. (Oct 2011)
  • When rights of one are in jeopardy, rights of all are. (Oct 2011)
  • Strongly pro-border wall, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Strongly pro-ICE, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Anti-sanctuary city, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Pro-border security, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Curran on Jobs
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Mark Curran on Principles & Values
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Mark Curran on Social Security
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  • Face hard truth to properly fund benefit programs. (Nov 2020)
  • Local pensions invest the majority of money in the market. (Jan 2020)
Mark Curran on Tax Reform
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  • Simplify tax code; against tax breaks for large corporations. (Jan 2020)
  • Pro-tax cuts, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Curran on Technology
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Mark Curran on War & Peace
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  • Sanctions & possible bombing, to stop spread of nuclear arms. (Jan 2020)
  • Pro-Israel, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Mark Curran on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Access to food is a right and Congress must safeguard it. (Nov 2020)
  • Strongly anti-reparations, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
IL Right to Life Action: rated most prolife in Senate race: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, only allow abortion to save life of mother: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposed partial-birth abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Enforce life beginning at conception, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Anti-Planned Parenthood, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly support Born Alive Survivors, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strict Constitutionalist, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 1
Anti-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 1
Pro-parental notification, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
The wrong people moved in, and changed Lake County: Opposes topic 2
When rights of one are in jeopardy, rights of all are: Favors topic 2
Strongly anti-reparations, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Launched online petition to remove Confederate statue: Favors topic 3
Gay marriage against interests of children & society: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Business liberty over gay marriage, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Anti-gender identity, according to AFA survey: Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Curtailing individual religious freedoms, I find abhorrent: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Bless us with four more years of Donald Trump: Favors topic 4
Strongly protect religious liberty, according to AFA survey: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly pro-Judeo-Christian morality, according to AFA survey: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Preventative medicine approach, with free market principles: Opposes topic 5
Study ACA to see what's working before deciding to repeal: Favors topic 5
Strongly pro-private insurance, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Face hard truth to properly fund benefit programs: Favors topic 6
Local pensions invest the majority of money in the market: Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Corporate polluters should be prosecuted and sent to prison: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Black Lives Matter addresses police racist conduct: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Pro-mandatory minimum, according to AFA survey: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Absent amendment, many proposed laws unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 10
Focus on mental health & video games, not guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Limit gun rights, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Simplify tax code; against tax breaks for large corporations: Favors topic 11
Pro-tax cuts, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
For border wall; but path to citizenship for DREAMers: Opposes topic 12
Supports Trump on funding for border/ICE agents, border wall: Opposes topic 12
Backed bipartisan legislation with path for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Deporting working people with families is absolutely wrong: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly pro-border wall, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly pro-ICE, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Anti-sanctuary city, according to AFA survey: Opposes topic 12
Pro-E-verify, according to AFA survey: Opposes topic 12
Pro-border security, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tariffs may be necessary; subsidize farmers if required: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Some Islamic nations not ripe for democracy: Opposes topic 14
Strongly pro-free enterprise, according to AFA survey: Strongly Favors topic 14
Anti-Israel boycott, according to AFA survey: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Proper funding & resources to fight terror: Favors topic 15
Secure the grid, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly supports Electoral College, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sanctions & possible bombing, to stop spread of nuclear arms: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Pro-Israel, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Not convinced climate change is current threat to humankind: Opposes topic 18
Opposes "far-left radical environmental agenda": Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Key to solving opioid epidemic is border security: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Balanced budget via combo of increased revenue & budget cuts: Favors topic 20
Would support and lead on Balanced Budget Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Anti-livable income, according to AFA survey: Opposes topic 20

Mark Curran is a Populist-Leaning Conservative
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