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U.S. House 2

1. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
Support
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
Support
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

2. Immigration: Building a wall or other barrier along the entire border with Mexico.
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
Oppose
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
Oppose
See Section 2, #1. Illegal immigration from Mexico is at an all-time low at the present time, so there doesn’t seem to be a compelling reason for this large outlay of government money. Building a wall along the border would also “lock in” every undocumented immigrant that is currently here.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

3. Religious Liberty: Allowing churches to endorse candidates by abolishing the Johnson Amendment.
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
Oppose
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
Oppose
Political speech from the pulpit will weaken the credibility of churches by casting all preaching as being politically motivated. The overwhelming influence of money in politics will then filter into churches as well. See Matthew 21:12-13.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

4. Electoral College: Electing the President of the United States by a nationwide popular vote rather than by the Electoral College method that is currently in use.
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
Support
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
Oppose
I support the Electoral College method; it ensures that “flyover” states get representation.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

5. Balanced Budget: Requiring a balanced federal budget every year.
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
Undecided
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
Oppose
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

6. Abortion: Prohibiting abortions except in cases when the mother’s life is at risk.
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
Oppose
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
Oppose
Although I am morally opposed to the practice of abortion because I believe an unborn child is a human life, I recognize as legitimate the compromise that decades of law have established on the issue. Therefore I do not support criminalizing abortion or imposing new restrictions on abortion. I also support upholding the Hyde Amendment, which has prohibited the use of federal funds for abortion for the last four decades.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

7. Guns: Reinstating the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban.
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
Support
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
Support
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

8. Civil Liberties: Amending the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
Support
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
Support
The 14th Amendment guarantees all equal protection under the law.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

9. Marijuana: Enforcing federal anti-marijuana laws in states like Arkansas that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana.
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
Oppose
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
Oppose
I support the will of the people of the state of Arkansas in the passage of legalized Medical Marijuana. I do not support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

10. Sanctuary Cities: Ending sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants.
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
Oppose
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
Oppose
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

11. What should be done about the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants who are in the U.S.?
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
I support passing a clean Dream Act to create a pathway to citizenship for people who were brought to the United States as children.
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
Comprehensive immigration reform is desperately needed. American businesses, especially agriculture, are dependent upon immigrant labor. Immigration “reform” such as a recent Republican proposal which only allows for “merit-based” immigration of highly skilled professionals while denigrating the essential role that the family plays in maintaining a stable society violates the essence of the Christian faith. My faith compels me to see undocumented immigrants as children of God and to fight to uphold their human dignity. Based on my Christian faith, I support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

12. How can the U.S. prevent mass shootings?
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
I support universal background checks - a background check for every single gun purchase regardless of whether the sale is made by a licensed dealer or by an individual. I support expansion of those background checks, to include measures necessary to keep guns out of the hands of people with dangerous mental illnesses or criminal backgrounds. I support a ban on semi-automatic weapons and on high-capacity magazines.
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
I am a Federal Firearms License holder. That being said, none of the firearms that I collect are worth more to me than the safety of our children. We must “demystify” the Second Amendment and understand that all of our Constitutional rights are be subject to being regulated for the safety of society. I support a ban on assault-style weapons. When this ban was in place from 1993-2004, casualties from mass shootings decreased by 43%. After the ban expired in 2004, gun massacre deaths rose by 239%. These statistics are impossible to ignore or downplay for political gain. The protection of our children must always come first.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

13. What type of health care reform do you support?
Gwen Combs (Democrat)
I support reform that makes healthcare - including comprehensive mental and behavioral healthcare - accessible, affordable to all who live in the United States, regardless of age, income, gender, or pre-existing condition.
Jonathan Dunkley (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Paul Spencer (Democrat)
I support Expanded and Improved Medicare For All, as outlined in HR 676. This is not “government-run” health care. This is a public payer plan that has been in place for over fifty years that pays private providers. Medicare beneficiaries can go to any doctor or hospital they choose. Thus, providers can truly compete to offer the best services. I am endorsed by Democrats for Life and I believe in a consistent ethic of life. I do not support repealing the Hyde Amendment which bans spending federal funds on abortion. HR 676 does not repeal the Hyde Amendment. I believe that healthcare is a human right and universal access to care is necessary to uphold the God-given dignity of all people.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.