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Jack Markell on VoteMatch



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Increase access to effective contraception for women: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Signs civil union rights into law: Favors topic 3
Bans discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Religious tolerance is cornerstone of US value system: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Government funding will lower health care costs: Favors topic 5
Ensure that every Delawarean owns health insurance: 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
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Golden Years Guarantee: live at home; financial security: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increase teacher compensation: Opposes topic 7
State provided public schools deserve improvement: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Improve charter schools, teachers, and accountability: Favors topic 7
Ensure we have the best possible public schools: Opposes topic 7
Evaluate whether charter schools are becoming segregated: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+2 points on Social scale)
Take advantage of natural resources through bike trails: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Increase services for prisoners to reduce recidivism: Opposes topic 9
Give crime victims the right to receive restitution: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More troopers & more enforcement against gun crimes: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce corporate tax to increase competitiveness: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Responsible tax cuts allow for economic growth: Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Make Port of Wilmington the gateway to American market: Favors topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Provide asylum for Syrian refugees seeking safety: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports Delaware National Guard "Youth ChalleNGe": Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make it easier for felons to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Supports government transparency and accountability: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Reliability and cost of energy is key: Opposes topic 18
Supports renewable resources connecting to grid: Strongly Favors topic 18
Petroleum refinery reopening is a stride in jobs and economy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Fossil fuels contribute to harmful greenhouse gases: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Addiction is a disease; fill gaps in drug treatment system: Opposes topic 19
Six new state troopers to focus on gangs & drug-trafficking: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
New infrastructure fund and jobs creation credit: Strongly Favors topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Jack Markell on the issues:
DE Gubernatorial:
John Carney
DE Senatorial:
Chris Coons
Christine O`Donnell
Kevin Wade
Tom Carper

Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Holcomb(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Koster(D) vs.Greitens(R) vs.Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R) vs.Kinder(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Perea(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.McChesney(D)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Burgum(R) vs.Nelson(D) vs.Stenehjem(R) vs.Becker(R)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Van Ostern(D) vs.Sununu(R) vs.Lavoie(R) vs.Connolly(D) vs.Dextraze(I)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Pierce(R) vs.Bell(D) vs.Niemeyer(R)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Weinholtz(D) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Cook(D)
VT: Scott(R) vs.Minter(D) vs.Dunne(D) vs.Lisman(R)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Justice(D) vs.Cole(R)
Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Northam(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

Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D,lost) vs.Bevin(R,won)
LA: Vitter(R,lost) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D,won)
MS: Bryant(R,won) vs.Gray(D,lost) vs.Slater(D)

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Page last updated: Sep 08, 2016