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David Paterson on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Proposed $1 billion stem cell research initiative. (Mar 2008)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
David Paterson on Budget & Economy
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  • Enforce spending cap, even by constitutional amendment. (Jan 2010)
David Paterson on Civil Rights
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  • Increased MWBE state contract participation from 4% to 24%. (Jan 2010)
  • Teach tolerance, including sexual orientation. (Jan 2009)
  • Champion for minority- and women-owned businesses. (Mar 2008)
David Paterson on Corporations
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  • Replace failed Empire Zone program with Excelsior Program. (Jan 2010)
David Paterson on Crime
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  • Intelligence-driven, state-of-the-art crime analysis centers. (Jan 2009)
David Paterson on Drugs
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  • Rockefeller Drug Laws have failed badly. (Jan 2009)
David Paterson on Education
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  • SAY YES program: public-private partnerships for college. (Jan 2009)
David Paterson on Energy & Oil
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  • 45 by 15: 45% clean electricity by 2015. (Jan 2009)
David Paterson on Environment
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David Paterson on Families & Children
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David Paterson on Foreign Policy
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David Paterson on Free Trade
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David Paterson on Government Reform
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  • Comprehensive ethics reform about what is legal and rampant. (Jan 2010)
David Paterson on Gun Control
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  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)
David Paterson on Health Care
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  • Cover an additional 400,000 New Yorkers. (Jan 2009)
  • Address epidemic of childhood obesity. (Jan 2009)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
David Paterson on Homeland Security
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David Paterson on Immigration
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David Paterson on Jobs
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  • Expect 225,000 New Yorkers to be laid off in this recession. (Jan 2009)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
David Paterson on Local Issues
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David Paterson on Principles & Values
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  • Democratic leader of State Senate before governorship. (Mar 2008)
David Paterson on Social Security
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David Paterson on Tax Reform
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  • Property taxes are too high; cap them. (Jan 2009)
David Paterson on Technology
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  • Build a 21st century infrastructure, including bridges & MTA. (Jan 2009)
David Paterson on War & Peace
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David Paterson on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Partner with non-profit sector to recruit more volunteers. (Jan 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Proposed $1 billion stem cell research initiative: Favors topic 1
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increased MWBE state contract participation from 4% to 24%: Strongly Favors topic 2
Champion for minority- and women-owned businesses: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Teach tolerance, including sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
Rated 55% by the Christian Coalition: mixed voting record on Family Values: Neutral on topic 4
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Intelligence-driven, state-of-the-art crime analysis centers: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Cover an additional 400,000 New Yorkers: Strongly Favors topic 5
Address epidemic of childhood obesity: Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+2 points on Economic scale)
SAY YES program: public-private partnerships for college: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
45 by 15: 45% clean electricity by 2015: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rockefeller Drug Laws have failed badly: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Partner with non-profit sector to recruit more volunteers: Opposes topic 20
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Property taxes are too high; cap them: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Comprehensive ethics reform about what is legal and rampant: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

David Paterson is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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