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Eric Holcomb on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Banned abortion after 13 weeks with exceptions. (Nov 2020)
  • Planned Parenthood videos were despicable, but no shutdown. (Sep 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Infrastructure a priority, complete interstate project. (Jan 2021)
  • Building "One Indiana" border to border. (Jan 2020)
  • $250-million Next Level Indiana Trust Fund. (Jan 2018)
  • Tax-and-borrower math will bust us, not lead to prosperity. (Oct 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Calls for resignation of Indiana AG over harassment charge. (Jun 2019)
  • Signed into law consolidation of minority precincts. (Apr 2019)
  • Hate crimes not about thoughts, but about actions. (Dec 2018)
  • Supports enacting hate crime laws. (Aug 2018)
  • Now supports protecting sexual orientation, gender identity. (Aug 2018)
  • Supportive of the LGBT community: zero discrimination. (Nov 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Corporations
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  • Make America the global jobs magnet. (Mar 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Crime
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  • For oversight of police & body cameras. (Nov 2020)
  • Training programs for felons reduced recidivism. (Jan 2020)
  • Signs victims' rights law, tightening criminal penalties. (Mar 2019)
  • Train prisoners to reduce recidivism. (Jan 2019)
  • Give prosecutors resources to protect vulnerable seniors. (Oct 2016)
Eric Holcomb on Drugs
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  • Supports medical marijuana and industrial hemp. (Jul 2019)
  • Attack epidemic with prevention, treatment & enforcement. (Jan 2017)
Eric Holcomb on Education
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  • Parents deserve options but not at expense of public schools. (Jan 2021)
  • Help Hoosiers obtain post-secondary education for jobs. (Jan 2021)
  • $115 million to increase teacher pay, more to come. (Jan 2020)
  • Supports teaching creation science in public schools. (May 2019)
  • Early start on career paths in opportunity industries. (Jan 2019)
  • $140M to increase teacher pay. (Jan 2019)
  • Give parents the freedom to choose child's school. (Jul 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Energy & Oil
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  • Delayed coal plant closures; ended credits for solar/wind. (Nov 2020)
  • Coal reduces our dependency on foreign sources of energy. (Aug 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Environment
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  • Investing in community trails, planting a million new trees. (Jan 2021)
  • Additional million trees to be planted over next five years. (Jan 2020)
  • Stand up to federal government over environmental regulation. (Jul 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Families & Children
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  • Levels of Care program: Reduce infant mortality. (Jan 2019)
Eric Holcomb on Foreign Policy
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  • I want a safer, stronger and freer America, today & tomorrow. (Jul 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Free Trade
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  • We're as likely to trade with Germany as with Georgia. (Jan 2017)
Eric Holcomb on Government Reform
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  • Budgeted for election security: covers about 10% of machines. (Apr 2019)
Eric Holcomb on Gun Control
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  • Eliminated fees for gun licenses; allowed guns in churches. (Apr 2019)
Eric Holcomb on Health Care
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  • Now is the time to implement a managed care system. (Jan 2021)
  • Must reduce infant mortality rate. (Jan 2018)
  • New Medicaid waiver for Structured Family Caregiving. (Oct 2016)
  • ObamaCare was the wrong answer to a national problem. (Aug 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Homeland Security
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  • Peace through strength, not peace through hope. (Jul 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Immigration
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  • Allowed DACA recipients to get state professional licenses. (Nov 2020)
  • I won't be xenophobic on immigration policy. (Nov 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Jobs
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  • Pass pregnancy accommodations bill for women on the job. (Jan 2021)
  • Mandated teachers be informed of non-union options. (Nov 2020)
  • When minimum wage is raised, cost is passed to consumers. (Nov 2020)
  • Five pillars: 21st century workforce is magnet for jobs. (Jan 2017)
Eric Holcomb on Principles & Values
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  • Every citizen should have equal access and opportunity. (Jan 2020)
  • Proven, passionate solutions-oriented approach. (Mar 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Social Security
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  • No mandates to offer retirement plans, but voluntary IRAs ok. (Oct 2016)
Eric Holcomb on Tax Reform
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  • Exempt military pensions from state tax. (Jan 2019)
  • Stop funneling Hoosier tax money through federal czars. (Oct 2015)
  • Simplifying the 75,000-page tax code would lead to growth. (Jul 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Technology
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  • Additional $100 million to boost broadband connectivity. (Jan 2021)
  • High-tech is key to unlocking 21st century economy. (Jan 2017)
  • Invest a little more to keep the Crossroads of America. (Jan 2017)
Eric Holcomb on War & Peace
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  • Iran funds terrorism; no nuclear deal. (Sep 2015)
Eric Holcomb on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Banned abortion after 13 weeks with exceptions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Planned Parenthood videos were despicable, but no shutdown: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pass pregnancy accommodations bill for women on the job: Favors topic 2
Calls for resignation of Indiana AG over harassment charge: Favors topic 2
Hate crimes not about thoughts, but about actions: Favors topic 2
Supports enacting hate crime laws: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Now supports protecting sexual orientation, gender identity: Favors topic 3
Supportive of the LGBT community: zero discrimination: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports teaching creation science in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
Now is the time to implement a managed care system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Must reduce infant mortality rate: Strongly Favors topic 5
New Medicaid waiver for Structured Family Caregiving: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare was the wrong answer to a national problem: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No mandates to offer retirement plans, but voluntary IRAs ok: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Parents deserve options but not at expense of public schools: Favors topic 7
$115 million to increase teacher pay, more to come: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Early start on career paths in opportunity industries: Opposes topic 7
$140M to increase teacher pay: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Give parents the freedom to choose child's school: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
Additional million trees to be planted over next five years: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Stand up to federal government over environmental regulation: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
For oversight of police & body cameras: Neutral on topic 9
Training programs for felons reduced recidivism: Opposes topic 9
Signs victims' rights law, tightening criminal penalties: Favors topic 9
Train prisoners to reduce recidivism: Opposes topic 9
Give prosecutors resources to protect vulnerable seniors: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminated fees for gun licenses; allowed guns in churches: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Stop funneling Hoosier tax money through federal czars: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Simplifying the 75,000-page tax code would lead to growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Allowed DACA recipients to get state professional licenses: Opposes topic 12
I won't be xenophobic on immigration policy: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
We're as likely to trade with Germany as with Georgia: Favors topic 13
Make America the global jobs magnet: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Exempt military pensions from state tax: Favors topic 15
Peace through strength, not peace through hope: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Signed into law consolidation of minority precincts: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Budgeted for election security: covers about 10% of machines: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Iran funds terrorism; no nuclear deal: Opposes topic 17
I want a safer, stronger and freer America, today & tomorrow: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Delayed coal plant closures; ended credits for solar/wind: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Coal reduces our dependency on foreign sources of energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports medical marijuana and industrial hemp: Strongly Favors topic 19
Attack epidemic with prevention, treatment & enforcement: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Building "One Indiana" border to border: Strongly Favors topic 20
$250-million Next Level Indiana Trust Fund: Strongly Favors topic 20
Five pillars: 21st century workforce is magnet for jobs: Favors topic 20
High-tech is key to unlocking 21st century economy: Favors topic 20
Invest a little more to keep the Crossroads of America: Favors topic 20
Tax-and-borrower math will bust us, not lead to prosperity: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Eric Holcomb is a Moderate Populist Conservative
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