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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No Personhood Amendment; birth control over-the-counter: Favors topic 1
Make "the pill" available without a prescription: Favors topic 1
OpEd: extreme push for nationwide Personhood law: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sell contraceptives over-the-counter to avoid Hobby Lobby: Favors topic 1
Protect life at all stages: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protect infant survivors of abortion: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Correct family policies that promote divisions: Favors topic 4
$110M per year to teach abstinence in public schools: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare has led to 335,000 cancellations in Colorado: Strongly Opposes topic 5
System is broke and broken; go back to free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 3% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Focus on accountability, parental involvement and choice: Favors topic 7
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: Favors topic 8
Sponsored no permits for legal pesticide runoff into lakes & streams: Strongly Favors topic 8
No EPA expansion of regulated waters: Favors topic 8
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: Strongly Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Rated 54% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sportsmen are our nation's foremost conservationists: 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)
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
I support the DREAM Act & some form of legalized work status: Favors topic 12
Opposes a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated Support national emergency at the Southern border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to kill reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank: Opposes topic 13
Rated 50% by the USAE, indicating a mixed record on trade: Neutral on topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: Strongly Favors topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Disallow Palestine from joining ICC to threaten Israel: Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No nuclear deal with Iran without Congressional input: Opposes topic 17
Hold Assad accountable for slaughter of civilians: Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: Opposes topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Cory Gardner is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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