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Cory Booker on VoteMatch

 



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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports Women, Minority and Small Business Assistance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Until college, tolerated gays but was disgusted personally: Opposes topic 2
Growing up gay today is like growing up Black decades ago: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples are coming: Strongly Favors topic 3
Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples are coming: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Resided in housing project after law school, to help tenants: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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We need a national solution and also local solutions: Favors topic 5
Newark Rx: affordable medications for uninsured Newarkers: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Brother runs a charter school in inner-city Memphis: Favors topic 7
Charters & alternatives for persistently failing schools: Favors topic 7
Vouchers and charters can work in inner cities: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
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Businesses realize a return on our infrastructure investment: Opposes topic 8
Save our environment while creating jobs and wealth: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Ran off armed assailant: "Not in our city anymore!": Favors topic 9
Got celebrities to donate cash for police equipment: Favors topic 9
ReLeSe: Pro bono legal services to ex-offenders: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
$1,000 reward for crime tips leading to gun recovery: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Replace spending with tax incentives to stimulate hiring: Opposes topic 11
Raise taxes because quick fix of cuts wasn't enough: Favors topic 11
One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Budget crisis: cut $60M in spending; cut municipal taxes: Opposes topic 11
Assist beneficiaries with earned income tax credit: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Blocking the DREAM Act is crazy; it's how we built America: Strongly Favors topic 12
Against involving city police in immigration matters: Strongly Favors topic 12
Against involving city police in immigration matters: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
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Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
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Incentives to train & hire troops returning home: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
We're spending billions on a war based on unjust pretenses: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Create green economy with lower carbon output: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
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The war on drugs has failed; support medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Community courts for minor crimes like drug possession: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise taxes because quick fix of cuts wasn't enough: Favors topic 20
One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget: Favors topic 20

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Cory Booker (D,Newark,NJ)
Julian Castro (D,San Antonio,TX)
Rahm Emanuel (D,Chicago)
Phil Gordon (D,Phoenix)
Tom Menino (D,Boston)
Michael Nutter (D,Philadelphia)
Annise Parker (D,Houston)
Mike Rawlings (D,Dallas)
Jerry Sanders (R,San Diego)
Antonio Villaraigosa (D,Los Angeles)

Former Mayors:
Rocky Anderson (I,Salt Lake City)
Tom Barrett (D,Milwaukee,WI)
Jerry Brown (D,Oakland,CA)
Rudy Giuliani (R,New York City)
Tom Leppert (R,Dallas)
Dennis Kucinch (D,Cleveland,OH)
Sarah Palin (R,Wasilla,AK)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War & Peace
Welfare

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Page last updated: Apr 28, 2013