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Scott Walker outlines stands on major issues

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks while announcing his bid for the Republican nomination for President of the United States at the Waukesha County Expo Center Waukesha, Wis., Monday, July 13, 2015. M.P. KING -- State Journal

Here's a look at how Scott Walker stands on a variety of issues, using his own quotes.

Abortion: "I’ve talked about this at the state level, but I think it’s reasonable to do at the federal level as well ... to put a prohibition on abortions, late-term abortions after five months. That’s when an unborn child can feel pain."

Education: "I trust parents all across this country. Whether it’s a traditional public school, a charter school, a choice school, a private school, a virtual school or even a home school environment, every family needs to have the choice that’s right for them."

Government: "You need to take big chunks of the federal government, in Medicaid, in other health care, in transportation infrastructure, even in education, and send it back to the states, where the states are much more effective, much more efficient, and far more accountable."

Iran nuclear deal: "On day one, Jan. 20, 2017, I’d pull back from that faulty deal. I think it’s a big error. I’d be willing to negotiate with Iran, but on our terms, not on their terms."

Immigration: "We’ve got a fundamentally broken system. We’re not talking about eliminating legal immigration. We’re saying let’s have a system that works. Not only with people coming in, but with knowing who’s in and who’s out."

Same-sex marriage: "I believe this Supreme Court decision is a grave mistake. As a result of this decision, the only alternative left for the American people is to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage."

Taxes: "How does a company like Kohl’s make money? They make it off of volume. That’s how I think about your money. We can lower the cost of taxes and empower more people to work hard."


Matthew DeFour covers state government and politics for the Wisconsin State Journal.