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Dave Freudenthal on VoteMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Protect a woman’s right to choose: Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action in state contracts nor colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Teach both abstinence AND contraceptives in sex ed: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
$50M for separate facilities for juveniles: Opposes topic 9
Provide prisoner job rehabilitation & alternative sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Ease state gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Health reform is not creeping socialism; let's try a pilot: Favors topic 5
Prevention emphasis could help curb health costs: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$48M for state retirement fund, but employees must pay more: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
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Increase teacher salaries & school infrastructure spending: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We have doubled the take-away capacity of natural gas: Opposes topic 18
One year moratorium on eminent domain for wind power-lines: Opposes topic 18
Link development of wind power with electrical transmission: Strongly Favors topic 18
Develop wind power AND its electrical transmission: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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No drug czar to fight the methamphetamine epidemic: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Nation's first state excise tax on wind energy production: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
We need more boots on the border: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
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$1.9M for Military Assistance Trust Fund: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending: Favors topic 16
Supports term limits for state legislators: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
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No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
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Other governors' VoteMatch: Dave Freudenthal on the issues:
WY Gubernatorial:
Matt Mead
WY Senatorial:
John Barrasso
Michael Enzi

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
Civil Rights
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Health Care
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Page last updated: Nov 28, 2011