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*AL Robert Bentley(R)
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**AR Mike Beebe(D)
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& Tim Griffin(Lt.Gov)
vs.Frank Gilbert(L)
**AZ Jan Brewer(R)
Doug Ducey(R)
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vs.Bob Beauprez(R)
vs.Tom Tancredo(R)
vs.Matthew Hess(L)
*CT Dan Malloy(D)
vs.Tom Foley(R)
& David Walker(Lt.Gov)
DE Jack Markell(D)
*FL Rick Scott(R)
vs.Charlie Crist(D)
vs.Alexander Snitker(L)
*GA Nathan Deal(R)
vs.Jason Carter(D)
*HI Neil Abercrombie(D)
vs.Duke Aiona(R)
vs.David Ige(D)
*IA Terry Branstad(R)
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vs.Tom Hoefling(R)
*ID Butch Otter(R)
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IN Mike Pence(R)
*KS Sam Brownback(R)
KY Steve Beshear(D)
LA Bobby Jindal(R)
**MA Deval Patrick(D)
Martha Coakley(D)
Karyn Polito(D,Lt.Gov.)
vs.Charlie Baker(R)
vs.Steve Grossman(D)
vs.Don Berwick(D)
vs.Dan Wolf(D)
**MD Martin O`Malley(D)
*ME Paul LePage(R)
vs.Mike Michaud(D)
vs.Eliot Cutler(I)
*MI Rick Snyder(R)
vs.Mark Schauer(D)
*MN Mark Dayton(D)
MO Jay Nixon(D)
MS Phil Bryant(R)
MT Steve Bullock(D)
NC Pat McCrory(R)
ND Jack Dalrymple(R)
**NE Dave Heineman(R)
vs.Pete Ricketts(R)
vs.Jon Bruning(R)
*NH Maggie Hassan(D)
NJ Chris Christie(R)
vs.Barbara Buono(D)
*NM Susana Martinez(R)
vs.Gary King(R)
*NV Brian Sandoval(R)
*NY Andrew Cuomo(D)
&Kathy Hochul(D)
vs.Rob Astorino(R)
vs.Zephyr Teachout(D)
vs.Howie Hawkins(G)
*OH John Kasich(R)
*OK Mary Fallin(R)
vs.Joe Dorman(D)
*OR John Kitzhaber(D)
*PA Tom Corbett(R)
vs.Tom Wolf(D)
& Mark Critz(Lt.Gov)
**RI Lincoln Chafee(I)
*SC Nikki Haley(R)
*SD Dennis Daugaard(R)
vs.Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin(D)
*TN Bill Haslam(R)
**TX Rick Perry(R)
UT Gary Herbert(R)
VA Terry McAuliffe(D)
vs.Ken Cuccinelli(R)
*VT Peter Shumlin(D)
WA Jay Inslee(D)
*WI Scott Walker(R)
*WV Earl Ray Tomblin(D)
*WY Matt Mead(R)

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Brad Henry on Abortion
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  • Government should not be involved in. (Nov 2002)
Brad Henry on Budget & Economy
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  • Our investments in Sooner State made recession better. (Jul 2010)
  • Increase the Rainy Day Fund from 10% to 15% of revenue. (Feb 2010)
  • Surgical budget cuts to close $600M budget hole. (Mar 2009)
Brad Henry on Civil Rights
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  • No affirmative action in state contracts; yes in colleges. (Nov 2002)
Brad Henry on Corporations
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  • Elected director of a consumer financial recovery company. (Feb 2014)
  • Elected director of a consumer financial recovery company. (Feb 2014)
Brad Henry on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2002)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2002)
Brad Henry on Drugs
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  • Invest in drug courts: put low-risk offenders on better path. (Feb 2010)
  • National model in the war in methamphetamine. (Nov 2006)
Brad Henry on Education
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  • Don't siphon resources from our classrooms. (Feb 2010)
  • Build the best possible public schools & universities. (Nov 2006)
  • New lottery to fund education reform. (Jul 2002)
  • Raise teacher pay. (Jul 2002)
  • Increase resources for public schools. (Sep 2002)
  • Participate in federal program Race to the Top. (Mar 2010)
Brad Henry on Energy & Oil
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  • Promote fuel technology. (Nov 2002)
Brad Henry on Environment
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  • Created the State Park Foundation for capital improvements. (May 2004)
Brad Henry on Families & Children
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  • Family anchors us and reminds us of what is truly important. (Mar 2009)
Brad Henry on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brad Henry on Free Trade
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  • Reauthorize the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program. (Sep 2007)
Brad Henry on Government Reform
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  • Extend early voting to a full week prior to Election Day. (Mar 2009)
  • Limit contributions to political campaigns. (Nov 2002)
Brad Henry on Gun Control
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  • Protect gun ownership. (Aug 2002)
Brad Henry on Health Care
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  • Insure Oklahoma program: coverage for many more Oklahomans. (Feb 2010)
  • Make quality health care more accessible and affordable. (Nov 2006)
  • Patients before profits : hold HMOs accountable. (Sep 2002)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Brad Henry on Homeland Security
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  • Honor Flight Network: fly vets to DC to visit their memorial. (Nov 2009)
  • Full confidence in DHS during Threat Level Orange. (Aug 2006)
Brad Henry on Immigration
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brad Henry on Jobs
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Brad Henry on Local Issues
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  • Restrict smoking in most public places. (Nov 2002)
  • Ban cockfighting. (Nov 2002)
Brad Henry on Principles & Values
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Brad Henry on Social Security
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Brad Henry on Tax Reform
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  • Implemented two largest tax cuts in state history. (Nov 2006)
  • Maintain income tax. (Sep 2002)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Brad Henry on Technology
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  • Biotech and nanotech startups transform our lives. (Feb 2010)
  • EDGE Endowment: make OK into Research Capital of the Plains. (Mar 2009)
Brad Henry on War & Peace
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  • Visits troops in Iraq, on the frontlines of war on terrorism. (Feb 2006)
Brad Henry on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Government should not be involved in: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action in state contracts; yes in colleges: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Insure Oklahoma program: coverage for many more Oklahomans: Strongly Favors topic 5
Make quality health care more accessible and affordable: Strongly Favors topic 5
Patients before profits : hold HMOs accountable: Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Don't siphon resources from our classrooms: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Build the best possible public schools & universities: Favors topic 7
Raise teacher pay: Opposes topic 7
Increase resources for public schools: Opposes topic 7
Participate in federal program Race to the Top: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Created the State Park Foundation for capital improvements: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Protect gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Implemented two largest tax cuts in state history: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Maintain income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reauthorize the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Honor Flight Network: fly vets to DC to visit their memorial: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Extend early voting to a full week prior to Election Day: Favors topic 16
Limit contributions to political campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Visits troops in Iraq, on the frontlines of war on terrorism: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Promote fuel technology: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Invest in drug courts: put low-risk offenders on better path: Opposes topic 19
National model in the war in methamphetamine: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Our investments in Sooner State made recession better: Strongly Favors topic 20
Surgical budget cuts to close $600M budget hole: Opposes topic 20

Brad Henry is a Moderate Populist Conservative.
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