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Christy Mihos on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports woman's right to choose, with minor notification. (Jul 2006)
  • Supports stem cell research. (Jun 2006)
  • Supports abortion rights. (Jun 2006)
Christy Mihos on Budget & Economy
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  • No casinos in Massachusetts, except at racetrakcs. (Jul 2006)
  • Proposition 1: tax reform and local school aid. (Jun 2006)
Christy Mihos on Civil Rights
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  • Supports marriage for same-sex couples, but OK on ballot. (Jul 2006)
  • Supports gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples. (Jun 2006)
Christy Mihos on Corporations
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  • Property tax rollback will bring businesses back in-state. (Sep 2006)
Christy Mihos on Crime
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  • Favors the death penalty in Massachusetts. (Jul 2006)
  • Supports death penalty. (Jun 2006)
Christy Mihos on Drugs
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  • Permit over-the-counter sale of needles. (Jul 2006)
Christy Mihos on Education
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  • MCAS has become a weapon against public education. (Sep 2006)
  • No state-based merit pay; let cities & towns decide. (Sep 2006)
  • Favors chartre schools at the current cap. (Jul 2006)
  • No fees for school buses or school sports. (Jul 2006)
  • Supports charters, but keep the cap for now. (Jun 2006)
  • More state funding for schools, to relieve local funding. (Jun 2006)
Christy Mihos on Energy & Oil
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  • Favors renewable energy but opposes offshore wind farms. (Jul 2006)
  • Opposes Cape Wind project. (Jun 2006)
Christy Mihos on Environment
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  • Cape Wind hurts fishing industry. (Sep 2006)
  • Eliminate Mass Pike tolls; no MBTA fare increases. (Jul 2006)
  • Extend Blue Line, Silver Line, and Attleboro Line. (Jul 2006)
Christy Mihos on Families & Children
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Christy Mihos on Foreign Policy
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Christy Mihos on Free Trade
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Christy Mihos on Government Reform
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  • Supports public financing of elections. (Jul 2006)
  • Would pursue strict campaign finance reform. (Jun 2006)
  • Set aside 40% of tax revenues for local aid. (Jun 2006)
  • $1B shifted from special-interest projects to local aid. (Jun 2006)
Christy Mihos on Gun Control
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  • Firm believer in Second Amendment rights. (Jul 2006)
Christy Mihos on Health Care
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Christy Mihos on Homeland Security
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Christy Mihos on Immigration
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  • Illegal immigration is illegal--they cost Massachusetts $1B. (Sep 2006)
  • Dems want immigrants votes; GOP wants their cheap labor. (Sep 2006)
  • No licenses for illegals; felony for driving without license. (Sep 2006)
  • No taxpayer-funded benefits for illegal immigrants. (Jul 2006)
Christy Mihos on Jobs
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  • Index the minimum wage for inflation. (Jul 2006)
Christy Mihos on Local Issues
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Christy Mihos on Principles & Values
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  • On being a spoiler: How can you spoil a rotten system? (Sep 2006)
  • Not just passing through Massachusetts, like some governors. (Sep 2006)
  • I represent 50% of voters; no difference between Dems & GOP. (Sep 2006)
  • Ran for State Senate on South Shore in early 1990s. (Apr 2006)
  • Supported Romney to create viable two-party system. (Apr 2006)
  • Ran for State Senate in 1990; lost Republican primary. (Jan 2006)
  • The job has not been done by Romney/Healey administration. (Jan 2006)
  • "Game on", but maybe as Republican or maybe independent. (Jan 2006)
  • Contested GOP primary, or independent outsider candidacy. (Sep 2005)
Christy Mihos on Social Security
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Christy Mihos on Tax Reform
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  • Get money out of Beacon Hill and back to cities & towns. (Sep 2006)
  • Roll back taxes but restore local aid. (Sep 2006)
  • Cap property tax; increase local aid. (Jul 2006)
  • Roll back state income tax from 5.3% to 5%. (Jul 2006)
  • Set aside 40% of state revenue for local aid. (Jun 2006)
  • Constant property taxes until property is sold. (Jun 2006)
  • Cut the income tax to five percent. (Sep 2005)
Christy Mihos on Technology
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  • Sell naming rights to Big Dig bridge. (Jun 2006)
  • Springfield Initiative: $300M for biotechnology center. (Jun 2006)
  • Sell Turnpike service areas & remove tollbooths west of 128. (Jun 2006)
  • Suspend Mass Pike officers; remove tolls west of 128. (Sep 2005)
Christy Mihos on War & Peace
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Christy Mihos on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Double the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Trust fund. (Jul 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports woman's right to choose, with minor notification: Favors topic 1
Supports stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Supports marriage for same-sex couples, but OK on ballot: Favors topic 3
Supports gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Favors chartre schools at the current cap: Favors topic 7
Supports charters, but keep the cap for now: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
Favors the death penalty in Massachusetts: Strongly Favors topic 8
Supports death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(10 points on Social scale)
Firm believer in Second Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Get money out of Beacon Hill and back to cities & towns: Strongly Favors topic 11
Roll back taxes but restore local aid: Strongly Favors topic 11
Cap property tax; increase local aid: Opposes topic 11
Roll back state income tax from 5.3% to 5%: Strongly Favors topic 11
Constant property taxes until property is sold: Favors topic 11
Cut the income tax to five percent: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Economic scale)
Illegal immigration is illegal--they cost Massachusetts $1B: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No licenses for illegals; felony for driving without license: Opposes topic 12
No taxpayer-funded benefits for illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports public financing of elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
Would pursue strict campaign finance reform: Strongly Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(10 points on Economic scale)
Favors renewable energy but opposes offshore wind farms: Opposes topic 18
Opposes Cape Wind project: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(2 points on Social scale)
Permit over-the-counter sale of needles: Favors topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Christy Mihos is a Moderate Libertarian Liberal.
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