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Betsy Markey on Abortion
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  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Sep 2010)
Betsy Markey on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored bill raising small business depreciation to $125K. (Jul 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Betsy Markey on Civil Rights
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Betsy Markey on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
Betsy Markey on Crime
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  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Betsy Markey on Drugs
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Betsy Markey on Education
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  • Public education is one of America’s greatest successes. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Betsy Markey on Energy & Oil
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  • Change to wind, solar and agricultural energy. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)
Betsy Markey on Environment
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  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
Betsy Markey on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Betsy Markey on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
Betsy Markey on Free Trade
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Betsy Markey on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on Congressional pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Betsy Markey on Gun Control
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Betsy Markey on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Betsy Markey on Homeland Security
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Betsy Markey on Immigration
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  • Ensure our borders are protected and secure. (Nov 2008)
Betsy Markey on Jobs
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Betsy Markey on Principles & Values
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Betsy Markey on Social Security
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Betsy Markey on Tax Reform
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Betsy Markey on Technology
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  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Betsy Markey on War & Peace
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  • Congress should limit Iraq funding to costs of withdrawal. (Nov 2008)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Betsy Markey on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
Neutral 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)
Public education is one of America’s greatest successes: Opposes topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Change to wind, solar and agricultural energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Include agricultural products in renewable fuels: Favors topic 18
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention: Opposes topic 20
Neutral on topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
Ensure our borders are protected and secure: Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+2 points on Social scale)
Congress should limit Iraq funding to costs of withdrawal: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17

Betsy Markey is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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