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Neel Kashkari: Supports abortion rights.
Antonio Villaraigosa: GOP rejects abortion in case of rape & incest.
Julia Brownley: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
Bill Jones: Pro-life except in cases of rape, incest, or maternal health.
Bill Jones: Oppose partial birth; support parental notification.
Budget & Economy|
Jerry Brown: Ping-pong budgeting makes no sense.
Jerry Brown: Follow advice from Book of Genesis: out away some surplus.
Neel Kashkari: Ran program to bail out the nation's largest banks.
Jerry Brown: $27B budget gap then; multibillion-dollar surplus now.
Jerry Brown: Proposes balanced budget and $12.5 billion in cuts.
Sam Granato: Balanced Budget Amendment leads to irresponsible tax policy.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Painful spending cuts & temporary tax increases were needed.
Bill Jones: Concerned about higher federal spending.
Bill Jones: Stop subsidizing the rest of the country.
Neel Kashkari: Supports gay marriage.
Antonio Villaraigosa: LA's diversity program is "absolutely insufficient".
Julia Brownley: Supports affirmative action.
Julia Brownley: Supports same-sex domestic partnerships & marriage.
Carly Fiorina: Proud conservative vote for Proposition 8.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Keep gambling commission independent of tribes.
Carly Fiorina: Focus on supporting small family-owned businesses.
Jerry Brown: Major reductions in our prison population.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Reduced violent crime by 50%; increased size of LAPD.
Jerry Brown: Curb prison spending through an historic realignment.
Jared Huffman: Life-without-parole instead of capital punishment.
Julia Brownley: Opposes capital punishment.
Julia Brownley: Alternative sentencing and separate juvenile courts.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Allow private prisons to compete, to spend less on prisons.
Dick Mountjoy: No visitation for sex offenders with kids or grandkids.
Bill Jones: Three Strikes is a worthy criminal justice reform.
Jerry Brown: Vetoed prosecutor discretion on drugs; keep it a felony.
Julia Brownley: Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Interstate commerce laws do not apply to personal marijuana.
Sandra Day O`Connor: Interstate commerce laws do not apply to personal marijuana.
Jerry Brown: No government-imposed standards for public schools.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Mayoral control of 22 poorly performing schools.
Jerry Brown: Consider subsidiarity: central authority only if local fails.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Police in the schools, every day, but not all day.
Jerry Brown: Vetoed considering demographics in college admissions.
Jerry Brown: Let people vote to avoid cutting schools & colleges.
Julia Brownley: Supports charter schools.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Until now, children were trapped in low-performing schools.
Dan Quayle: “Students’ rights” wrongly undermines school discipline.
Dan Quayle: Mentioning God in classrooms should not be illegal.
Energy & Oil|
Jerry Brown: CO2 emissions could warm planet by 7 degrees.
Alan Lowenthal: Restrict offshore drilling; regulate greenhouse gases.
Julia Brownley: Switch from traditional energy to alternatives.
Carly Fiorina: Use every source, including nuclear and clean coal.
Jerry Brown: $25B for water-shortage farmland.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Added 669 acres of open space & 1,549 miles of bikeways.
Jerry Brown: $14B to build tunnels and restore San Joaquin Delta habitat.
Jerry Brown: Banned shark fin harvesting to protect sharks and ocean.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: $11B for water bonds to invest in future water flow.
Bill Jones: Supports the ban on drilling oil off the California coast.
Families & Children|
Dan Quayle: “Children’s rights” wrongly undermines parental authority.
Bill Jones: UN has not acted decisively during major conflicts.
Jerry Brown: Open CA trade and investment office in Shanghai.
Carly Fiorina: Change rules about outsourcing; current climate forces it.
Bill Jones: Fair trade with level playing field.
Alan Lowenthal: Regulate corporate & union campaign contributions.
Jared Huffman: Ban "independent expenditures"; they're out of control.
Julia Brownley: Limit campaign contributions and campaign spending.
Julia Brownley: Lengthen term limits for state legislators.
Bill Jones: Make government more open and responsive.
Dan Quayle: Appoint judges who won’t push a political agenda.
Neel Kashkari: Require background checks before all firearms sales.
Jerry Brown: Ban hunting with lead bullets; but detachable magazines OK.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports Life Act: restrict ammunition, licenses, & weapons.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Ban sales of assault weapons and Saturday night specials.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Jared Huffman: 2nd amendment right is not absolute.
Dan Quayle: Instant gun checks OK, but real issue is self-control.
Neel Kashkari: Fix ObamaCare's fundamental flaws, or replace it completely.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Healthcare.gov problems caused loss of confidence in Feds.
Jerry Brown: Get started on ObamaCare, then expand Medi-Cal.
Alan Lowenthal: KeepObamaCare; require purchasing insurance.
Jerry Brown: Insurance companies must cover maternity leave & services.
Carly Fiorina: Start with medical malpractice reform & more competition.
Bill Jones: Lawsuit abuse is responsible for health care costs.
Jared Huffman: Reduce defense spending to balance the budget.
Jared Huffman: Diplomacy and due process, instead of military action.
Dick Mountjoy: Extend election time limit for overseas military voting.
Bill Jones: Stop developing weapons for yesterday’s battles.
Bill Jones: No more base closure in California.
Neel Kashkari: Sensible immigration reform needed, but not open borders.
Hilda Solis: Supports "Fast for Families" in favor of immigration reform.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Immigration reform is an economic and moral imperative.
Jerry Brown: Supports state aid to illegals' children and DREAM Act.
Julia Brownley: In-state tuition OK for illegal immigrants.
Bill Jones: Support temporary work visas, but no shortcut to immigration.
Bill Jones: Not even a suggestion of amnesty.
Bill Jones: Oppose amnesty for undocumented immigrants.
Jerry Brown: Extend unemployment benefits federally.
Jerry Brown: Recover from Great Recession: GoBiz and Jobs Hiring Credit.
Jerry Brown: Strip away regulations that prevent job creation.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: $500M jobs package, plus $10K homebuyer tax credits.
Jerry Brown: Local Control Funding Formula: breakthrough in subsidiarity.
Principles & Values|
Arnold Schwarzenegger: It is time to return California to the people.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Entitlement reform must be part of reining in debt.
Neel Kashkari: We must cut entitlements, to avoid national insolvency.
Jerry Brown: Only choice is raise taxes to deal with extreme difficulty.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Our economy is 21st century & our tax system is 20th century.
Carly Fiorina: Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new or increased taxes.
Bill Jones: Extend the Bush tax cuts.
Bill Jones: Move beyond tax cuts to tax simplification.
Neel Kashkari: Day one, high-speed rail train is dead.
Jerry Brown: 32-year quest to build nation's first high-speed rail line.
Jerry Brown: Pay for high-speed rail project with cap-and-trade revenue.
Jerry Brown: I signed high speed rail in 1982; finally done in 2013.
Jerry Brown: Supports high speed rail in CA to create jobs, ease traffic.
Jerry Brown: CA entrepreneurialism reaps benefit from Pacific Rim trade.
Carly Fiorina: Post federal budgets on Internet for public comment.
Bill Jones: Championed updating water supply systems.
War & Peace|
Jared Huffman: Timetable for Afghan withdrawal should be immediately!
Antonio Villaraigosa: End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar.
Bill Jones: We are committed in Iraq and can’t leave the job half done.
Bill Jones: Would have voted for the $87 billion spending on Iraq.
Colin Powell: US need not choose between Israel & Arabs.
Colin Powell: US has always stood with Israel; and will continue to do so.