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Lance Gooden
(Republican, district 5)
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Lance Gooden on Abortion
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  • As adoptee he understands more than most sanctity of life. (Nov 2019)
  • Pro-life, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Feb 2019)
Lance Gooden on Budget & Economy
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  • PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Lance Gooden on Civil Rights
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  • Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Lance Gooden on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Lance Gooden on Crime
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  • Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability. (Mar 2021)
Lance Gooden on Drugs
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  • Allow states to legalize medical cannabis, but no other uses. (Jan 2019)
Lance Gooden on Education
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  • Feds should stop using one-size-fits-all policies. (Nov 2019)
  • PVS:States decide standards, not federal government. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Lance Gooden on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Lance Gooden on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Lance Gooden on Families & Children
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  • Adoption agencies ok to disallow LGBT adoptions. (May 2017)
Lance Gooden on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Lance Gooden on Free Trade
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  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Lance Gooden on Government Reform
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  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
  • 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)
Lance Gooden on Gun Control
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  • Unwavering supporter of the 2nd Amendment. (Nov 2019)
  • 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)
Lance Gooden on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare has been a miserable failure. (Nov 2019)
  • Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Lance Gooden on Homeland Security
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  • PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted against combating Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Lance Gooden on Immigration
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  • Borders greatest national security risk today. (Nov 2019)
  • Pay for border wall any way we can. (Nov 2019)
  • Supports Trump's declaration of border emergency. (Jan 2019)
  • Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws. (Apr 2017)
  • PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter. (Aug 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
  • Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries. (Apr 2021)
Lance Gooden on Jobs
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  • Keep Right-to-Work laws. (Mar 2021)
Lance Gooden on Principles & Values
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  • Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules. (Dec 2020)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by Donald Trump/MAGA after presidency. (Nov 2022)
  • Oppose certification of the 2020 Presidential election. (Jan 2021)
  • Opposed creating Commission to investigate Jan. 6 events. (Jun 2021)
Lance Gooden on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Lance Gooden on Tax Reform
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  • Simplify tax code; free small business from interference. (Nov 2019)
  • PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Lance Gooden on Technology
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  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Lance Gooden on War & Peace
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  • 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)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Lance Gooden on Welfare & Poverty
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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)
As adoptee he understands more than most sanctity of 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 Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Adoption agencies ok to disallow LGBT adoptions: 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)
ObamaCare has been a miserable failure: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS 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)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Feds should stop using one-size-fits-all policies: 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)
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Unwavering supporter of the 2nd Amendment: Strongly 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)
Simplify tax code; free small business from interference: Strongly Opposes 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)
Borders greatest national security risk today: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Pay for border wall any way we can: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports Trump's declaration of border emergency: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws: Opposes topic 12
PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter: Strongly 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
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
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)
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules: 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)
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
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors 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
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Allow states to legalize medical cannabis, but no other uses: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Lance Gooden is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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