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Eric Brakey on Abortion
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  • Pro-life, and anti-ObamaCare. (Nov 2018)
  • Oppose funding Planned Parenthood; require parental consent. (Nov 2018)
Eric Brakey on Budget & Economy
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  • The government takes enough; we shouldn't raise taxes. (Jul 2017)
  • Not just for economic freedom but also personal freedom. (Apr 2017)
Eric Brakey on Civil Rights
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  • Leave transgender bathroom policy up to local school board. (Nov 2018)
Eric Brakey on Corporations
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  • Cut $400M in corporate welfare & return it to the people. (Feb 2017)
Eric Brakey on Crime
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  • Being pro-life is why I oppose the death penalty. (Oct 2017)
Eric Brakey on Drugs
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  • Supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use. (Nov 2016)
Eric Brakey on Education
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  • Competition will improve our schools. (Nov 2018)
  • Support private schools, charter schools, or homeschooling. (Nov 2014)
Eric Brakey on Energy & Oil
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Eric Brakey on Environment
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Eric Brakey on Families & Children
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Eric Brakey on Foreign Policy
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  • Crazy that we have our troops in 177 different countries. (Dec 2017)
  • Deposing secular dictators in Mid-East empowers our enemies. (Jul 2016)
Eric Brakey on Free Trade
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Eric Brakey on Government Reform
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Eric Brakey on Gun Control
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  • Oppose background checks for individual gun transfers. (Nov 2018)
  • The second amendment is essential for liberty. (Jun 2017)
  • Bipartisan Republican leads the charge to less gun control. (Apr 2017)
Eric Brakey on Health Care
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  • Do better than backdoor deals that led to ObamaCare. (Jun 2017)
  • Apply principles of freedom to broken healthcare system. (Feb 2017)
Eric Brakey on Homeland Security
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  • Apply limited government philosophy to the military. (Apr 2017)
Eric Brakey on Immigration
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Eric Brakey on Jobs
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  • Oppose increasing minimum wage; it takes out the bottom rung. (Nov 2018)
Eric Brakey on Principles & Values
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Eric Brakey on Social Security
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Eric Brakey on Tax Reform
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  • No additional 3% tax on income above $200,000. (Nov 2018)
  • Voted against raising the lodging tax to 10.5%. (Jul 2017)
Eric Brakey on Technology
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Eric Brakey on War & Peace
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  • Learn from the past: we don't need another Mideast war. (Apr 2017)
Eric Brakey on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Disallow using food stamps to purchase junk food. (Jul 2016)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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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, and anti-ObamaCare: Opposes topic 1
Oppose funding Planned Parenthood; require parental consent: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Leave transgender bathroom policy up to local school board: 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)
Do better than backdoor deals that led to ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Apply principles of freedom to broken healthcare system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Competition will improve our schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Support private schools, charter schools, or homeschooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Being pro-life is why I oppose the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose background checks for individual gun transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
The second amendment is essential for liberty: Strongly Favors topic 10
Bipartisan Republican leads the charge to less gun control: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No additional 3% tax on income above $200,000: Strongly Opposes topic 11
The government takes enough; we shouldn't raise taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted against raising the lodging tax to 10.5%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut $400M in corporate welfare & return it to the people: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Crazy that we have our troops in 177 different countries: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Deposing secular dictators in Mid-East empowers our enemies: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Apply limited government philosophy to the military: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Learn from the past: we don't need another Mideast war: Strongly Favors topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Not just for economic freedom but also personal freedom: Opposes topic 20

Eric Brakey is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative.
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