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David Paterson on VoteMatch


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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
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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
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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
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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
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45 by 15: 45% clean electricity by 2015: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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Rockefeller Drug Laws have failed badly: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
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Partner with non-profit sector to recruit more volunteers: Opposes topic 20
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
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Property taxes are too high; cap them: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
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Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Comprehensive ethics reform about what is legal and rampant: Strongly 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: David Paterson on the issues:
NY Gubernatorial:
Andrew Cuomo
NY Senatorial:
Charles Schumer
Kirsten Gillibrand

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
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