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Cliff Bentz
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Cliff Bentz on Abortion
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Cliff Bentz on Budget & Economy
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  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Cliff Bentz on Civil Rights
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  • Disallow transgender change name/sex to be private. (Mar 2017)
  • Anti-gender identity, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Cliff Bentz on Corporations
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Cliff Bentz on Crime
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  • Pro-mandatory minimum, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Keep existing rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Cliff Bentz on Drugs
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Cliff Bentz on Education
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Cliff Bentz on Energy & Oil
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Cliff Bentz on Environment
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Cliff Bentz on Families & Children
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Cliff Bentz on Foreign Policy
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Cliff Bentz on Free Trade
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Cliff Bentz on Government Reform
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  • Strongly supports Electoral College, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • 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)
Cliff Bentz on Gun Control
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  • No background checks for private gun transactions. (May 2015)
  • Voted NO on background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Cliff Bentz on Health Care
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Cliff Bentz on Homeland Security
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Cliff Bentz on Immigration
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Cliff Bentz on Jobs
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Cliff Bentz on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed Endorsed by Donald Trump/MAGA during presidency. (Nov 2020)
  • Strongly protect religious liberty, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Pro-Judeo-Christian morality, according to AFA survey. (Sep 2020)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Opposed creating Commission to investigate Jan. 6 events. (Jun 2021)
Cliff Bentz on Social Security
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Cliff Bentz on Tax Reform
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Cliff Bentz on Technology
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Cliff Bentz on War & Peace
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  • 2002 AUMF against Iraq should apply to ISIS. (Jun 2021)
Cliff Bentz on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposed requiring coverage for all for reproductive health: 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
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly anti-reparations, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Voted against combating Islamophobia: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Disallow transgender change name/sex to be private: Opposes topic 3
Anti-gender identity, according to AFA survey: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly protect religious liberty, according to AFA survey: Strongly Favors topic 4
Pro-Judeo-Christian morality, according to AFA survey: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Anti-universal coverage, according to AFA survey: Opposes topic 5
Strongly pro-private insurance, according to AFA 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)
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Pro-mandatory minimum, according to AFA survey: Favors topic 9
Rated Keep existing rules for police accountability: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No background checks for private gun transactions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background checks for private transfers: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly pro-border wall, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly pro-ICE, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly pro-free enterprise, according to AFA survey: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly anti-Israel boycott, according to AFA survey: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly supports strong military, according to AFA 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
Rated Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated 2002 AUMF against Iraq should apply to ISIS: Opposes topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose marijuana trade between states when federal laws end: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly anti-recreational marijuana, according to AFA survey: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly Anti-livable income, according to AFA survey: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Cliff Bentz is a Populist-Leaning Conservative
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