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Bob McDonnell on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supported 35 restrictive bills, even with rape & incest: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life; anti-partial-birth; pro-parental-notification: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Reinstate Virginia's partial-birth abortion ban: Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Objects to anti-gay discrimination in principle: Opposes topic 3
Authored amendment protecting traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports welfare-to-work & eliminate fraud: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't turn over world's best system to federal government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Resist congressional encroachment & socialized medicine: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
5% additional retirement contribution from state employees: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
More charters; more choices: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools: Favors topic 7
Participate in federal program Race to the Top: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
$14B on 900 transportation projects, including more Amtrak: Opposes topic 8
$5 million for open space land conservation: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$4 billion for 6-year highway and rail project plan: Opposes topic 8
We must use ALL our vast natural resources: Favors topic 8
Establish "Green Jobs Zone"; protect the Chesapeake Bay: Opposes topic 8
Drill for oil 50 miles offshore, environmentally safely: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Tough statutes and sentences; but also re-entry programs: Favors topic 9
Make Virginia gang-free; with tougher penalties & prevention: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fundamental individual right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Banning guns is unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I will veto any bill or budget which raises taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Get rid of taxes & regulations to make VA best for business: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposed tax increases for core government services: Opposes topic 11
Kill the Death Tax; eliminate fraud & duplication: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
One crime committed by an illegal alien is one too many: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Trade missions worked in London, Shanghai, and Mumbai: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
In-state tuition for all members of Virginia National Guard: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
230 Virginians gave lives for War on Terror, including Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Replace gas tax with sales and use tax: Opposes topic 18
Cultivate green energy and renewables: Favors topic 18
Opposes cap-and-trade as congressional encroachment: Strongly Opposes topic 18
All-of-the-above approach: coal, oil, nuclear, & renewables: Opposes topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Tough sentences for dealers; but new drug courts too: Favors topic 19
Mandatory minimum sentences for career drug dealers: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
$38 million to spur job creation in targeted programs: Strongly Favors topic 20
Piling on taxes & deficit spending hurts job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Use general funds for transportation bill, not new taxes: Strongly Favors topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Bob McDonnell on the issues:
VA Gubernatorial:
Ken Cuccinelli
Robert Sarvis
Terry McAuliffe
VA Senatorial:
Ed Gillespie
Mark Warner
Robert Sarvis
Tim Kaine

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


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Page last updated: Mar 25, 2014