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DE Jack Markell(D)
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*VT Peter Shumlin(D)
WA Jay Inslee(D)
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*WV Earl Ray Tomblin(D)
*WY Matt Mead(R)

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Earl Ray Tomblin on Abortion
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Earl Ray Tomblin on Budget & Economy
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  • We will not impose financial burdens on future generations. (Jan 2014)
  • Deficit borrowing just kicks the can down the road. (Feb 2013)
  • 2011 budget: balanced; no new taxes; no new fees. (Jan 2011)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Civil Rights
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  • WV already blocks same-sex marriage; no need for amendment. (Jan 2010)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Corporations
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  • Relax rules on paying terminated employees within 3 days. (Feb 2013)
  • Sales tax credit for new business; & tax increment financing. (Jan 2011)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Crime
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  • Texting while driving now illegal; add phoning & drugs. (Feb 2013)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Drugs
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  • If you get high, you won't get hired--Drugs aren't working. (Feb 2013)
  • Substance abuse re-offenders cause prison overcrowding. (Feb 2013)
  • Not just criminal penalties: use technology for enforcement. (Jan 2012)
  • Support substance abuse care. (Jan 2011)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Education
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  • All children should read by the end of the 3rd grade. (Feb 2013)
  • One-time $800 enhancement now; teacher raise later. (Jan 2011)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Energy & Oil
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  • Fight the federal government's war on coal. (Jan 2012)
  • I fight against the EPA to protect energy jobs. (Oct 2011)
  • We should be looking for more ways to use coal, not less. (Jan 2011)
  • Develop natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. (Jan 2011)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Environment
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  • Identify and remediate land available for development. (Feb 2013)
  • Calls for balance on mineral resources. (Sep 2011)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Earl Ray Tomblin on Foreign Policy
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Earl Ray Tomblin on Free Trade
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  • West Virginia is a strong international competitor. (Jan 2014)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Government Reform
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  • Dissolve state boards & councils that no longer operate. (Jan 2014)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Gun Control
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Earl Ray Tomblin on Health Care
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  • All should have access at an affordable price. (Feb 2011)
  • WV Connect: access for 10,000 working uninsured & spouses. (Jan 2011)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Homeland Security
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  • Our troops safeguard us from terrorism and protect freedom. (Sep 2011)
  • State cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs. (Jan 2011)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Immigration
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Earl Ray Tomblin on Jobs
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  • $20M for Unemployment Compensation Fund. (Jan 2011)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Local Issues
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  • Update pipeline safety statutes with $200,000 per violation. (Feb 2013)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Principles & Values
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  • Priorities: business climate; education; reinvent government. (Jan 2011)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Social Security
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  • Privatize W.V.'s workers' compensation system. (Jan 2012)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Tax Reform
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  • One-cent reduction on the food tax: it's regressive. (Mar 2011)
  • Reduce, then remove, regressive & unfair sales tax on food. (Jan 2011)
Earl Ray Tomblin on Technology
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  • Foster public private partnerships to develop our roads. (Feb 2013)
  • Government website has dramatic impact on public policy. (Nov 2010)
Earl Ray Tomblin on War & Peace
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Earl Ray Tomblin on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Homelessness is devastating; revive Interagency Council. (Jan 2014)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
WV already blocks same-sex marriage; no need for amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
All should have access at an affordable price: Strongly Favors topic 5
WV Connect: access for 10,000 working uninsured & spouses: Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Privatize W.V.'s workers' compensation system: Strongly Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
One-time $800 enhancement now; teacher raise later: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(0 points on Social scale)
Identify and remediate land available for development: Opposes topic 8
Calls for balance on mineral resources: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Texting while driving now illegal; add phoning & drugs: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
One-cent reduction on the food tax: it's regressive: Favors topic 11
2011 budget: balanced; no new taxes; no new fees: Opposes topic 11
Reduce, then remove, regressive & unfair sales tax on food: Strongly Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
West Virginia is a strong international competitor: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Our troops safeguard us from terrorism and protect freedom: Favors topic 15
State cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Fight the federal government's war on coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
I fight against the EPA to protect energy jobs: Opposes topic 18
We should be looking for more ways to use coal, not less: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop natural gas from the Marcellus Shale: Opposes topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
If you get high, you won't get hired--Drugs aren't working: Strongly Favors topic 19
Not just criminal penalties: use technology for enforcement: Strongly Favors topic 19
Support substance abuse care: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Deficit borrowing just kicks the can down the road: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Earl Ray Tomblin is a Moderate Populist Conservative.
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