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Jeb Bush
(Former Florida Governor)
Ben Carson
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Chris Christie
(New Jersey Governor)
Jim DeMint
(South Carolina Senator)
Mike Huckabee
(Former Arkansas Governor)
Jon Huntsman
(Former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China)
Sarah Palin
(Former Alaska Governor).
Rand Paul
(Kentucky Senator)
Tim Pawlenty
(Former Minnesota Governor)
Rick Perry
(Texas Governor)
Paul Ryan
(Wisconsin Representative)
Rick Santorum
(Former Pennsylvania Senator)
Donald Trump
(Real estate mogul)

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Gary Johnson
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Michael Bloomberg
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Unintimidated: A Governor's Story, by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

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2013 Governor's State of the State speeches

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Wisconsin 2012 Gubernatorial Debate series, May-June 2012

Now Or Never, by Sen. Jim DeMint

2011 Governor's State of the State speeches

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Scott Walker on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks at both state & federal level. (Mar 2015)
  • Passed pro-life legislation & defunded Planned Parenthood. (Mar 2015)
  • Supports Personhood Amendment prohibiting all abortions. (Feb 2015)
  • I'm proudly pro-life, but focus on fiscal issues. (Dec 2013)
  • Protect life from conception to natural death. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Scott Walker on Budget & Economy
Click here for 6 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Wisconsin Comeback: lower unemployment and lower tax burden. (Jan 2015)
  • Blueprint for Prosperity: Lower taxes & $100M Rainy Day fund. (Jan 2014)
  • Refused to participate in federal stimulus package. (Nov 2013)
  • Growth agenda: ease tax burden & regulatory burden. (Jun 2012)
  • Eliminating collective bargaining created $154M surplus. (Jun 2012)
  • Wisconsin's once strong economy is in need of repair. (Feb 2011)
Scott Walker on Civil Rights
Click here for 5 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • 2013: same-sex marriage issue over; 2015: issue not settled. (Feb 2015)
  • Supreme Court has spoken; preventing gay marriage is over. (Oct 2014)
  • A Better Bottom Line & Project SEARCH: job help for disabled. (Jan 2014)
  • Perhaps leave gay marriage up to each church, not government. (Mar 2013)
  • Marriage is to be between one man and one woman. (Nov 2005)
Scott Walker on Corporations
Click here for 4 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Put power into hands of job creators, and job growth results. (Nov 2014)
  • Put in place manufacturing/agriculture production tax credit. (Jan 2014)
  • 300 rule changes from Small Business Regulatory Review. (Jan 2013)
  • Expand relocation & economic development tax credits. (Feb 2011)
Scott Walker on Crime
Click here for 2 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Protect the rights of crime victims. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Scott Walker on Drugs
Click here for the full quote on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Opposes Colorado's legalization of marijuana. (Feb 2015)
Scott Walker on Education
Click here for 7 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Tuition cap on University of Wisconsin; then reform tenure. (Mar 2015)
  • Politicians shouldn't be involved with evolution. (Feb 2015)
  • High school football is ok if practiced responsibly. (Feb 2015)
  • Choose schools based on objective info, not Common Core. (Jan 2015)
  • Over past 4 years, graduation rates & ACT scores are up. (Jan 2015)
  • UW FlexOption: family-friendly flexible degree program. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports charter schools and choice, not one-size-fits-all. (Sep 2010)
Scott Walker on Energy & Oil
Click here for 3 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Lawsuit against new energy regulations: save jobs & rates. (Jan 2015)
  • Supports using traditional energy sources. (Apr 2010)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
Scott Walker on Environment
Click here for 5 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Keep ethanol mandate until oil companies allow free market. (Mar 2015)
  • Freeze stewardship program for state lands. (Mar 2015)
  • Streamline process for safe and environmentally sound mining. (Jan 2013)
  • Don't ignore sportsmen in DNR decisions. (Nov 2010)
  • Delist wolf & implement land use policy that benefit people. (Aug 2010)
Scott Walker on Families & Children
Click here for other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Scott Walker on Foreign Policy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Foreign policy is about leadership, not PhD's. (Feb 2015)
  • Terrorists are cowards who are afraid of freedom. (Jan 2015)
Scott Walker on Free Trade
Click here for 2 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Milk exports up; but also ginseng exports to China. (Jan 2014)
  • Global opportunity: Get WI products out to the world. (Feb 2011)
Scott Walker on Government Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Recall election rejected big government interests & spending. (Aug 2012)
  • Cutting the cost of government enables us to save jobs. (Mar 2011)
  • End tax on HSAs; reduce frivolous lawsuits. (Feb 2011)
Scott Walker on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • The Second Amendment is not optional. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Scott Walker on Health Care
Click here for 7 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • No Medicaid expansion means no waiting list for poor. (Nov 2014)
  • To best benefit economy, replace ObamaCare. (Jan 2014)
  • Didn't accept additional Medicaid money from ObamaCare. (Dec 2013)
  • Don't put bureaucrats in charge of personal decisions. (Nov 2010)
  • The private sector, not mandates, will fix healthcare. (May 2010)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Scott Walker on Homeland Security
Click here for 4 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Listen to generals in the field to decide defense policy. (Feb 2015)
  • Ensure against radical Islamic terrorism on American soil. (Feb 2015)
  • Build up U.S. military to take out ISIS entirely. (Feb 2015)
  • Support for our military transcends partisan differences. (Jan 2015)
Scott Walker on Immigration
Click here for 7 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • 2013: Comprehensive reform; 2015: no, that's amnesty. (Mar 2015)
  • No amnesty; close the back door & enforce the law. (Feb 2015)
  • No amnesty, but no mass deportation either. (Feb 2015)
  • Endorses path to citizenship for immigrant workers. (Jul 2013)
  • Make it easier to enter the country legally. (Jul 2013)
  • 2010: stop suspected illegals; 2012: that's a distraction. (Jul 2013)
  • Supports AZ's immigration law and no benefits for illegals. (Jul 2010)
Scott Walker on Jobs
Click here for 8 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Anti-state unions but pro-private unions. (Mar 2015)
  • Right-to-work rules stand up for the hardworking taxpayers. (Feb 2015)
  • $35M for Wisconsin Fast Forward: technical skill training. (Jan 2014)
  • Link unemployment benefits to job search every week. (Jan 2014)
  • Don't raise minimum wage; train for higher-wage jobs. (Jan 2014)
  • Hypothetically, make WI a right-to-work state. (Jun 2012)
  • Unions dislike it, but he was elected to take on sacred cows. (Jan 2012)
  • Create 250,000 jobs via special legislative session. (Feb 2011)
Scott Walker on Principles & Values
Click here for 5 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Run for governor & president are determined by God's will. (Mar 2015)
  • Even if people disagree, they want politicians who lead. (Feb 2015)
  • I won with independents' and young people's votes. (Nov 2014)
  • Book "Unintimidated" isn't my biography, but about reforms. (Jan 2014)
  • 19 Walker associates involved in "John Doe" scandal. (Jun 2002)
Scott Walker on Social Security
Click here for the full quote on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Increase public employee pension payments to 5%. (Feb 2011)
Scott Walker on Tax Reform
Click here for 3 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Reduced property taxes by $141 in 4 years; more coming. (Jan 2015)
  • High tax and low employment is no coincidence. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Scott Walker on Technology
Click here for 3 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Opposed high-speed rail line: $810M federal but $110M state. (Nov 2013)
  • Spend $810M on roads instead of high-speed rail. (Jun 2012)
  • Pulled plug on light rail; fix roads and bridges instead. (Nov 2010)
Scott Walker on War & Peace
Click here for 3 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Islamic terrorism like a virus; make sure it doesn't spread. (Mar 2015)
  • ISIS will attack on American soil; so take fight abroad. (Feb 2015)
  • Don't rule out US boots on the ground in Syria. (Feb 2015)
Scott Walker on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Help transition from government dependence to independence. (Jan 2014)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Ban abortion after 20 weeks at both state & federal level: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Passed pro-life legislation & defunded Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports Personhood Amendment prohibiting all abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I'm proudly pro-life, but focus on fiscal issues: Opposes topic 1
Protect life from conception to natural death: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
A Better Bottom Line & Project SEARCH: job help for disabled: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
2013: same-sex marriage issue over; 2015: issue not settled: Opposes topic 3
Supreme Court has spoken; preventing gay marriage is over: Favors topic 3
Perhaps leave gay marriage up to each church, not government: Favors topic 3
Marriage is to be between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Marriage is to be between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
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)
No Medicaid expansion means no waiting list for poor: Strongly Opposes topic 5
To best benefit economy, replace ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
End tax on HSAs; reduce frivolous lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
Don't put bureaucrats in charge of personal decisions: Strongly Opposes topic 5
The private sector, not mandates, will fix healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increase public employee pension payments to 5%: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Choose schools based on objective info, not Common Core: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools and choice, not one-size-fits-all: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-3 points on Social scale)
Freeze stewardship program for state lands: Favors topic 8
Streamline process for safe and environmentally sound mining: Favors topic 8
Delist wolf & implement land use policy that benefit people: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect the rights of crime victims: Favors topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't ignore sportsmen in DNR decisions: Favors topic 10
The Second Amendment is not optional: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Wisconsin Comeback: lower unemployment and lower tax burden: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduced property taxes by $141 in 4 years; more coming: Favors topic 11
Blueprint for Prosperity: Lower taxes & $100M Rainy Day fund: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Recall election rejected big government interests & spending: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Expand relocation & economic development tax credits: Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
No amnesty; close the back door & enforce the law: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No amnesty, but no mass deportation either: Favors topic 12
Endorses path to citizenship for immigrant workers: Strongly Favors topic 12
Make it easier to enter the country legally: Favors topic 12
2010: stop suspected illegals; 2012: that's a distraction: Opposes topic 12
Supports AZ's immigration law and no benefits for illegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Milk exports up; but also ginseng exports to China: Favors topic 13
Global opportunity: Get WI products out to the world: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Terrorists are cowards who are afraid of freedom: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Build up U.S. military to take out ISIS entirely: Strongly Favors topic 15
Support for our military transcends partisan differences: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ensure against radical Islamic terrorism on American soil: Opposes topic 17
ISIS will attack on American soil; so take fight abroad: Opposes topic 17
Don't rule out US boots on the ground in Syria: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Lawsuit against new energy regulations: save jobs & rates: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Pulled plug on light rail; fix roads and bridges instead: Opposes topic 18
Supports using traditional energy sources: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes Colorado's legalization of marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't raise minimum wage; train for higher-wage jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Refused to participate in federal stimulus package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Opposed high-speed rail line: $810M federal but $110M state: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Growth agenda: ease tax burden & regulatory burden: Strongly Opposes topic 20
High tax and low employment is no coincidence: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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