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Bob Wise on VoteMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on banning partial-birth abortions: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
NO on banning gay adoptions in DC: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
$1.5M to raise pay for police and prison guards: Favors topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$1.5M to provide healthcare access for every child: Strongly Favors topic 5
Improve patient rights by allowing to sue HMOs: Favors topic 5
More discounts for prescription drugs: Favors topic 5
NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Favors topic 5
NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage: Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Opposes topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise teacher salaries by $1,000; plus $2,500 in incentives: Opposes topic 7
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Renew 5-cent gas tax to pay for road-building: Favors topic 18
Create cabinet Environment post; end tradeoff with economy: Favors topic 18
More funding to develop domestic energy supplies: Opposes topic 18
Share offshore oil development revenue with states: Neutral on topic 18
YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests: Strongly Opposes topic 19
NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Promote the next generation of welfare reform: Opposes topic 20
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance: Neutral on topic 20
Supports TANF grants to states: Favors topic 20
YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Favors topic 20
Neutral on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Favors topic 11
Neutral on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Import farm workers from Mexico: Favors topic 12
NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Protect steel industry from illegal imports: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Require use of US steel in state-funded projects: Opposes topic 13
Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports: Favors topic 13
NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
YES on deploying SDI: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on banning soft money and issue ads: Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
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Neutral on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17

Other governors' VoteMatch: Bob Wise on the issues:
WV Gubernatorial:
Earl Ray Tomblin
WV Senatorial:
Joe Manchin III
John Rockefeller

Newly Seated Jan. 2011:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
Newly seated 2009-2010:
AK Sean Parnell
AZ Jan Brewer
ND Jack Dalrymple
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Elections Oct./Nov. 2011:
KY Steve Beshear (re-elected)
LA Bobby Jindal (re-elected)
MS Phil Bryant (Governor-Elect)
MS Haley Barbour (retiring 2012)
WV Earl Ray Tomblin (elected)

Term-limited/retiring as of Nov. 2012:
IN Mitch Daniels (term-limited)
MT Brian Schweitzer (term-limited)
NH John Lynch (retiring 2012)
NH Christine Gregoire (retiring 2012)

Term-limited out as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
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Page last updated: Nov 28, 2011