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Earl Ray Tomblin on VoteMatch


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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
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Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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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
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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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
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Privatize W.V.'s workers' compensation system: Strongly Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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One-time $800 enhancement now; teacher raise later: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
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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
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Texting while driving now illegal; add phoning & drugs: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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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
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Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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West Virginia is a strong international competitor: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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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:
Make voter registration easier
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No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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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:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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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
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Deficit borrowing just kicks the can down the road: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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WV Senatorial:
Joe Manchin III
John Buckley
Natalie Tennant
Pat McGeehan
Shelley Moore Capito
Zane Lawhorn

Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D) vs.Bevin(R)
LA: Vitter(R) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D)
MS: Bryant(R) vs.Slater(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R)
OR: Brown(D)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Matheson(D)
VT: Shumlin(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Local Issues
Social Security
Tax Reform

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: Jun 30, 2015