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Deval Patrick on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supported 35-foot buffer zone at abortion clinics: Favors topic 1
Decisions on abortion should be made by women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Support for stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
1970s: Routinely stopped by police, on foot in Milton MA: Strongly Favors topic 2
Former civil rights prosecutor under President Clinton: Favors topic 2
Crafted “mend it, don’t end it” for affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Today in Massachusetts, you can marry whomever you love: Strongly Favors topic 3
Today in Massachusetts, you can marry whomever you love: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports equal marriage rights for gays: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Increase funding for employment and job training programs: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pursue cost-savings ideas within new health reform mandate: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports employer uninsured healthcare assessment, plus more: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports Health Access and Affordability Act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Finance catastrophic health coverage: Favors topic 5
Negotiate bulk drug purchases under governor’s authority: Favors topic 5
Focus on prevention and wellness programs: Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Veto moratorium, but cap charters until funding is reformed: Opposes topic 7
Supports unionized Horace Mann charter over regular charters: Opposes topic 7
Cap charter schools until funding formulas improved: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Expand early education opportunities: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supports charter schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+5 points on Social scale)
As NAACP lawyer, freed wrongly convicted death row inmate: Opposes topic 8
Actively protect water and wetlands: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Focus on environmental justice in poor communities: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Reform mandatory sentencing law: longer time for 3rd felony: Favors topic 9
Comprehensive reentry program with job training & education: Opposes topic 9
Criticized for urging DNA tests in rape cases: Opposes topic 9
Supports criminal rehabilitation and alternative sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More gun safety measures to help stop tragedies: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strengthen existing gun laws; require background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Focus on guns & gang violence, not immigration status: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tax rollback is shell game, shifting burden to property tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Cut the property tax, not the income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Allow cities to raise local meals tax-trust local officials: Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
In-state tuition ok for illegals; focus on employers: Strongly Favors topic 12
Drivers licenses for illegals, for security and safety: Favors topic 12
Supports in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
New airports open our doors to new markets: Favors topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Strongly Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+5 points on Social scale)
Show up & vote, to claim a stake in government: Favors topic 16
Limit campaign donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
Obama ended war in Iraq & is ending war in Afghanistan: Favors topic 17
Bush was careless in starting Iraq war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Develop solar power projects to generate 250 MW by 2017: Strongly Favors topic 18
Make Massachusetts a global center for alternative energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cut Energy costs and develop renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Support renewable energy like Cape Wind: Strongly Favors topic 18
Tax credits for energy efficient cars: Favors topic 18
Convert state fleet to hybrids and fuel-efficient cars: Favors topic 18
Invest in public transportation & smart growth: Strongly Favors topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Warehousing non-violent offenders is a costly policy failure: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce sales tax; and raise income tax: Favors topic 20
Let municipalities raise property, meals, and lodging taxes: Favors topic 20
Focus on stimulating economic growth via local aid: Strongly Favors topic 20
Increase the minimum wage: Strongly Favors topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Deval Patrick on the issues:
MA Gubernatorial:
Bill Weld
Charlie Baker
Dan Wolf
Don Berwick
Karyn Polito
Martha Coakley
Marty Walsh
Steve Grossman
Tom Menino
MA Senatorial:
Brian Herr
Bruce Skarin
Ed Markey
Elizabeth Warren
Gabriel Gomez
John Kerry
Martha Coakley
Mo Cowan

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.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
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) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hoefling(R) vs.Hatch(D)
MA: Coakley(D) &Polito(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D) vs.Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
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


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202-624-7714

Page last updated: Sep 22, 2014