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Ed Rendell on Abortion
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  • Protect woman’s right to decisions about her body. (Feb 2002)
Ed Rendell on Budget & Economy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Will not raise any taxes. (Mar 2003)
  • Cut spending across the board. (Mar 2003)
  • Spending cuts inflict real hardship but are necessary. (Mar 2003)
  • Find savings of $1 billion by cutting wasteful spending. (Mar 2003)
Ed Rendell on Civil Rights
Click here for 2 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Recognize civil unions. (Nov 2006)
  • Affirmative action in state contracts and colleges. (Nov 2006)
Ed Rendell on Corporations
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  • We have grown our economy by cutting business taxes. (Feb 2010)
Ed Rendell on Crime
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  • Fund education well, and we can cut incarceration costs. (Feb 2010)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2006)
Ed Rendell on Drugs
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  • Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes. (Nov 2006)
Ed Rendell on Education
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  • Resources to public schools to invest in proven initiatives. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase funding for education. (Mar 2003)
  • Reduce reliance on local property tax by more state funding. (Oct 2002)
Ed Rendell on Energy & Oil
Click here for 6 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • 18% of retail electricity from clean and renewable resources. (Feb 2010)
  • Focus on win-win efforts: stem global warming & create jobs. (Feb 2010)
  • Renewable energy like Manhattan Project and Apollo launch. (Aug 2008)
  • Extend tax incentives for energy efficiency and energy R&D. (May 2008)
  • Promote alternative fuels & also traditional domestic fuels. (Nov 2006)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Ed Rendell on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ed Rendell on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ed Rendell on Foreign Policy
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Ed Rendell on Free Trade
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Ed Rendell on Government Reform
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  • Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending. (Nov 2006)
Ed Rendell on Gun Control
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  • Strengthen existing gun laws; add background checks. (Nov 2006)
Ed Rendell on Health Care
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  • Cover 315,000 senior prescriptions via PACE program. (Nov 2006)
  • Will not reduce Medical Assistance coverage. (Mar 2003)
  • Use tobacco settlement fund to expand coverage. (Oct 2002)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
  • Extend SCHIP with full funding, plus $12B for Medicaid. (Dec 2007)
  • Delay Medicaid changes that shift costs from feds to states. (Apr 2008)
Ed Rendell on Homeland Security
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  • Feds should fund REAL ID driver licenses, not states. (Mar 2008)
Ed Rendell on Immigration
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Ed Rendell on Jobs
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  • Pass Work Sharing legislation: part-time unemployment. (Feb 2010)
Ed Rendell on Local Issues
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  • Use casino tax to reduce homeowners’ property taxes. (Nov 2006)
Ed Rendell on Principles & Values
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  • Early scandal: $1000s in unpaid parking tickets. (Apr 2010)
Ed Rendell on Social Security
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Ed Rendell on Tax Reform
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  • Eliminate 74 exemptions & reduce sales tax from 6% to 4%. (Feb 2010)
  • Cut property taxes for regular families. (Mar 2003)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Ed Rendell on Technology
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  • Building America's Future: begin infrastructure repair. (Sep 2010)
  • Fund targeted investments that make sense for our future. (Mar 2003)
Ed Rendell on War & Peace
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Ed Rendell on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Cut waste & fraud in welfare & food stamps. (Feb 2010)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect woman’s right to decisions about her body: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action in state contracts and colleges: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Recognize civil unions: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Fund education well, and we can cut incarceration costs: Opposes topic 9
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen existing gun laws; add background checks: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Cover 315,000 senior prescriptions via PACE program: Strongly Favors topic 5
Use tobacco settlement fund to expand coverage: Strongly 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
Extend SCHIP with full funding, plus $12B for Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
Delay Medicaid changes that shift costs from feds to states: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Resources to public schools to invest in proven initiatives: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
18% of retail electricity from clean and renewable resources: Favors topic 18
Focus on win-win efforts: stem global warming & create jobs: Favors topic 18
Renewable energy like Manhattan Project and Apollo launch: Strongly Favors topic 18
Extend tax incentives for energy efficiency and energy R&D: Strongly Favors topic 18
Promote alternative fuels & also traditional domestic fuels: Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
We have grown our economy by cutting business taxes: Opposes topic 11
Eliminate 74 exemptions & reduce sales tax from 6% to 4%: Favors topic 11
Use casino tax to reduce homeowners’ property taxes: Opposes topic 11
Will not raise any taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut property taxes for regular families: Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
Cut waste & fraud in welfare & food stamps: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Feds should fund REAL ID driver licenses, not states: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Ed Rendell is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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