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Anthony Gonzalez
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Anthony Gonzalez on Abortion
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  • Life begins at conception; endorsed by Ohio Right to Life. (May 2020)
  • Pro-life, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Feb 2019)
Anthony Gonzalez on Budget & Economy
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  • Supports 2017 tax cuts; continue rollback of regulations. (May 2020)
  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Anthony Gonzalez on Civil Rights
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  • Allow transgender people in the military. (Jun 2019)
  • Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Anthony Gonzalez on Corporations
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  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Anthony Gonzalez on Crime
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  • Keep existing rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Anthony Gonzalez on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Anthony Gonzalez on Education
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  • Protect schools by arming school officials & metal detectors. (May 2020)
  • More local control and choice in our education system. (May 2020)
  • Need standards for college athletes being allowed to profit. (Oct 2019)
  • PVS:States decide standards, not federal government. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Anthony Gonzalez on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Anthony Gonzalez on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Anthony Gonzalez on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Anthony Gonzalez on Foreign Policy
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  • China cannot be trusted on international stage. (May 2020)
  • PVS:No nuclear weapons for hostile governments. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Anthony Gonzalez on Free Trade
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  • Deal with trade deficit with new global trade regime. (May 2020)
  • Move critical supply chain back to US from China. (May 2020)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Anthony Gonzalez on Government Reform
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  • Co-sponsored bipartisan bill on election security. (Nov 2019)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
  • Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access. (Mar 2021)
  • Impeach President Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • No statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Don't restrict presidential power; don't help whistleblowers. (Dec 2021)
Anthony Gonzalez on Gun Control
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  • Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted NO on background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Anthony Gonzalez on Health Care
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  • Negotiate Rx drug prices; cover pre-existing conditions. (May 2020)
  • Replace ObamaCare with health savings accounts. (May 2020)
  • Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Anthony Gonzalez on Homeland Security
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  • PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted against combating Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Anthony Gonzalez on Immigration
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  • Invest in border security; amend asylum laws. (May 2020)
  • DACA: No amnesty or special pathway; find legal solution. (May 2020)
  • Supports border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
  • Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries. (Apr 2021)
Anthony Gonzalez on Jobs
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  • Expand opportunities in skilled trades. (May 2020)
  • Keep Right-to-Work laws. (Mar 2021)
Anthony Gonzalez on Principles & Values
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  • Retiring due to "toxic dynamics" in GOP after impeachment. (Sep 2021)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Opposed creating Commission to investigate Jan. 6 events. (Jun 2021)
  • Member of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus. (Jul 2021)
Anthony Gonzalez on Social Security
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  • Put entitlements on path towards sustainability. (May 2020)
Anthony Gonzalez on Tax Reform
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Anthony Gonzalez on Technology
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  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Anthony Gonzalez on War & Peace
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  • Make China pay for costs of global pandemic. (May 2020)
  • Defeat radical Islamic extremism wherever it exists. (May 2020)
  • Support veterans with health care & mental health treatment. (May 2020)
  • PVS:Air support and more intervention in Mideast. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
  • 2002 AUMF against Iraq should apply to ISIS. (Jun 2021)
Anthony Gonzalez on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Reform welfare to promote work and family stability. (May 2020)


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)
Life begins at conception; endorsed by Ohio Right to Life: 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
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow transgender people in the military: Strongly Favors 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)
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Negotiate Rx drug prices; cover pre-existing conditions: Favors topic 5
Replace ObamaCare with health savings accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Put entitlements on path towards sustainability: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More local control and choice in our education system: Favors topic 7
Expand opportunities in skilled trades: Favors topic 7
PVS:States decide standards, not federal government: 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)
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated Keep existing rules for police accountability: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Protect schools by arming school officials & metal detectors: Favors 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
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports 2017 tax cuts; continue rollback of regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Invest in border security; amend asylum laws: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
DACA: No amnesty or special pathway; find legal solution: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports border wall, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Rated Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Deal with trade deficit with new global trade regime: Favors topic 13
Move critical supply chain back to US from China: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
PVS:No nuclear weapons for hostile governments: Strongly Favors topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support veterans with health care & mental health treatment: Strongly Favors topic 15
PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Co-sponsored bipartisan bill on election security: Favors 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
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
China cannot be trusted on international stage: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Make China pay for costs of global pandemic: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Defeat radical Islamic extremism wherever it exists: Strongly Opposes topic 17
PVS:Air support and more intervention in Mideast: Strongly Opposes 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
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
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

Anthony Gonzalez is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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