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Antonio Villaraigosa on VoteMatch

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
GOP rejects abortion in case of rape & incest: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
LA's diversity program is "absolutely insufficient": Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Co-chaired "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort: Strongly Favors topic 3
All Americans should be allowed to marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports gay marriage as fundamental right: Strongly Favors topic 3
Repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell," is a success: Strongly Favors topic 3
Acknowledge and celebrate LGBT Awareness Month: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Reinsert "God" into DNC platform despite vote against it: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Healthcare.gov problems caused loss of confidence in Feds: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Entitlement reform must be part of reining in debt: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Mayoral control of 22 poorly performing schools: Opposes topic 7
Charter schools and competition to improve education: Favors topic 7
Academic performance measures need to be more comprehensive: Opposes topic 7
Invest in our schools to reform Latino education: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Added 669 acres of open space & 1,549 miles of bikeways: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reduced violent crime by 50%; increased size of LAPD: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reduce prison population & deal with recidivism: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports Life Act: restrict ammunition, licenses, & weapons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Favors topic 10
Ban sales of assault weapons and Saturday night specials: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Need new business tax structure to grow sales tax base: Opposes topic 11
Business Tax Holiday should be permanent: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Immigration reform is an economic and moral imperative: Strongly Favors topic 12
Approves of undocumented students receiving financial aid: Strongly Favors topic 12
AZ immigration law is unpatriotic & unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
LA economy depends on close ties to Pacific Rim: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death of bin Laden reminder to guard against threats: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
GREEN LA: reach Kyoto targets and use renewables: Strongly Favors topic 18
More energy efficiency to spur green economy in LA: Strongly Favors topic 18
Retrofitting buildings helps economy and environment: Favors topic 18
Solar power good for environment AND businesses: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports higher debt ceiling to avoid government shutdown: Strongly Favors topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Antonio Villaraigosa on the issues:
CA Gubernatorial:
Eric Garcetti
Hilda Solis
Jerry Brown
Jerry Sanders
CA Senatorial:
Barbara Boxer
Dianne Feinstein

Election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Solis(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
HI: Abercrombie(D) vs.Djou(R)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hoefling(R) vs.Culver(D)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D) vs.Baker(R)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Boren(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Schwartz(D) vs.Critz(D) vs.Wolf(D)
Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry

 

Page last updated: Mar 25, 2014