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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:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+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 Economic 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:
More enforcement of the right to vote
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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

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Rahm Emanuel (D,Chicago)
Phil Gordon (D,Phoenix)
Michael Nutter (D,Philadelphia)
Annise Parker (D,Houston)
Mike Rawlings (D,Dallas)
Jerry Sanders (R,San Diego)

Former Mayors:
Mike Bloomberg (I,New York City)
Cory Booker (D,Newark,NJ)
Rocky Anderson (I,Salt Lake City)
Tom Barrett (D,Milwaukee,WI)
Jerry Brown (D,Oakland,CA)
Rudy Giuliani (R,New York City)
Tom Leppert (R,Dallas)
Tom Menino (D,Boston)
Dennis Kucinch (D,Cleveland,OH)
Sarah Palin (R,Wasilla,AK)
Antonio Villaraigosa (D,Los Angeles)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War & Peace
Welfare

Page last updated: Sep 20, 2014