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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)
Pro-life; taxpayer dollars should not fund abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Voted against combating Islamophobia: Opposes topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Give states access to waivers; test out healthcare models: Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Push back age on Social Security for younger citizens: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
PVS:States decide standards, not federal government: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
End out-of-control bureaucracies that rule by regulation: Strongly Favors topic 8
Impose a "reasonable regulatory environment": Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated Keep existing rules for police accountability: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Funding for mental health services to lower gun violence: Opposes topic 10
Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey: 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
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Tax Reform 2.0: take time to craft right policy: Favors topic 11
PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enforce border security law; plus merit-based immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports border wall, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 12
PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter: Strongly Opposes 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)
Our Constitution is a pillar of American exceptionalism: Strongly Favors topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Advocate for veterans; keep promises to heroes: Opposes topic 15
PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
PVS:Don't regulate campaign donations from corporations: Opposes 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
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Base foreign policy on "peace through strength": Favors topic 17
PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast: Favors 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
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Applauded by Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions: Strongly Favors topic 18
The path to solve climate change must involve technology: Favors topic 18
PVS:Fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
PVS:Don't regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support federal drug courts & treatment for opioids: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports the tax cut but wants to stop debt from growing: Favors topic 20
PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending: 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

Dusty Johnson is a Moderate Conservative
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