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David Walker on VoteMatch

 



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
I strongly oppose partial birth abortion: Opposes topic 1
Morally wrong, but a woman's choice until viability: Favors topic 1
Enforce against doctors performing abortions after viability: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I believe in affirmative action but not quotas: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Equal benefits for civil unions, but no same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Equal benefits for civil unions; but no same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
No school prayer, but moment of silence ok: Opposes topic 4
Let churches provide services with religious exemptions: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare promised too much and costs too much: Opposes topic 5
Cap annual healthcare spending like every major country: Strongly Favors topic 5
Demographics will require more federal healthcare funding: Strongly Favors topic 5
Repeal and replace ObamaCare if Supreme Court doesn't: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Annual budget limit on all federal health care spending : Opposes topic 5
Universal care that is appropriate, affordable & sustainable: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restructure retiree pensions to be equitable & sustainable: Opposes topic 6
Supplemental retirement accounts ok; private accounts not: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
More K-12 parental involvement and choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers ok, if they have proper protections in place: Favors topic 7
Basic national standards; local control for curriculum: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reduce energy costs while protecting the environment: Opposes topic 8
Protect natural resources balanced with human use: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty only when DNA evidence & jury are conclusive: Favors topic 9
Mandatory sentencing only for limited severe crimes: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Screening for automatic weapons; no felons own guns: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
No retroactive tax increases; reduce relative tax burdens: Opposes topic 11
3 parts spending cuts to 1 part tax increase via reforms: Favors topic 11
Make effective tax rates progressive, not marginal tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Broaden base; make top rate 25%; make capital gains 25%: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Path to legal status but not to citizenship: Favors topic 12
Path to legal status but not to citizenship: Favors topic 12
Enforce employment laws on employers, not against immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Enforce against employers hiring illegals: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Fair trade; but keep NAFTA and China trade: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Change force structure for new types of conflicts: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate egregious loopholes in state campaign finance law: Strongly Favors topic 16
Constitutional Amendment to limit campaign finance: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Out of Iraq & Afghanistan; no ground troops in Iran: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More drilling now; invest in renewables now & over time: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize marijuana use; differentiate from hard drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Revise and respect the Constitutional spending cap: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: David Walker on the issues:
CT Gubernatorial:
Dan Malloy
Tom Foley
CT Senatorial:
Chris Murphy
Richard Blumenthal

Election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
HI: Abercrombie(D) vs.Aiona(R)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hoefling(R) vs.Hatch(D)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D) vs.Baker(R)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Boren(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.)
Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry

 

Page last updated: Jul 09, 2014