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Jon Corzine on Abortion
Click here for 8 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Leave abortion decision to a woman, her doctor, & her family. (Oct 2000)
  • Strongly supports “Abortion is a woman’s right”. (Sep 2000)
  • Right to choose regardless of income. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
Jon Corzine on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • My 1st priority--& 2nd & 3rd--is to get thru economic crisis. (Jul 2009)
  • Will not vote for any bill that will put us into deficit. (Oct 2000)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
Jon Corzine on Civil Rights
Click here for 8 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Consider race & sex in government hiring decisions. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”. (Sep 2000)
  • Favors requiring companies to hire more women & minorities. (Sep 2000)
  • End Racial Profiling. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted NO on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Sponsored bill for special-needs evacuation plans. (Sep 2005)
Jon Corzine on Corporations
Click here for 4 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Voted YES on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 27% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jon Corzine on Crime
Click here for 6 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Impose “truth in sentencing” for violent criminals. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Sep 2000)
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Sep 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Jon Corzine on Drugs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Maintain Byrne/JAG anti-drug funds at $520M instead of $170M. (Mar 2008)
  • Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 2000)
  • Neutral on “Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it”. (Sep 2000)
Jon Corzine on Education
Click here for 11 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Support charter schools. (Nov 2000)
  • Universal access to preschool and higher education. (Oct 2000)
  • Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports Organized Prayer In Public Schools. (Sep 2000)
  • Universal right to public education, pre-school thru college. (Sep 2000)
  • Federal support & tax breaks for college tuition. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Jon Corzine on Energy & Oil
Click here for 10 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Supports spending resources to stop Global Warming. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
Jon Corzine on Environment
Click here for 7 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Supports Clean Water Act and a well-funded EPA. (Oct 2000)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Remove PCBs from Hudson River by dredging 200 miles. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 84% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
Jon Corzine on Families & Children
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Jon Corzine on Foreign Policy
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  • Opposes linking Human Rights to trade with China. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports continuing Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Monitor human rights in Uganda-Sudan crisis. (Aug 2004)
Jon Corzine on Free Trade
Click here for 11 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Supports NAFTA, GAT, & WTO. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports retaliatorytarrifs; opposes Fast Track. (Nov 2000)
  • Opposes expanding Free Trade. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Rated 42% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • Free trade with post-Orange Revolution Ukraine. (Apr 2005)
Jon Corzine on Government Reform
Click here for 7 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Crack down on "pay-to-play". (Aug 2009)
  • Only NJ governor in 60 years to reduce size of government. (Jul 2009)
  • No Constitutional Amendment forTerm Limits. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
Jon Corzine on Gun Control
Click here for 3 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Opposes absolute right to gun ownership. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
Jon Corzine on Health Care
Click here for 14 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Universal access to health care, with restrictions. (Oct 2000)
  • Share health costs among business, employees, & government. (Oct 2000)
  • Supports More Federal Funding for Health Coverage. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • End government propaganda on Medicare bill. (Mar 2004)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • Extend SCHIP with full funding, plus $12B for Medicaid. (Dec 2007)
  • Delay Medicaid changes that shift costs from feds to states. (Apr 2008)
Jon Corzine on Homeland Security
Click here for 6 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Opposes spending on Missile Defense (“Star Wars”). (Sep 2000)
  • Opposes more spending on Armed Forces personnel. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jon Corzine on Immigration
Click here for 2 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Maintain human services to children of immigrants. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports “Immigration helps our economy-encourage it”. (Sep 2000)
Jon Corzine on Jobs
Click here for 6 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Created 26,000 jobs in transportation, construction & energy. (Jul 2009)
  • Increase minimum wage now; index it to inflation for later. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jon Corzine on Local Issues
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Jon Corzine on Principles & Values
Click here for 4 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Billboard with Obama: "Keep it going". (Sep 2009)
  • Came to Trenton to put NJ's fiscal house in order. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus . (Jan 2001)
Jon Corzine on Social Security
Click here for 6 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • ASPIRE: America Saves for Personal Investment & Retirement. (Apr 2006)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Sep 2000)
  • Commit funds to secure Medicare & Soc. Sec. “absolutely”. (Sep 2000)
  • 15% government investment in equities; no privatization. (Sep 2000)
  • No privatization; government invests in market. (Feb 2000)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jon Corzine on Tax Reform
Click here for 9 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Live-Where-You-Work via property tax relief. (Jul 2009)
  • Targeted tax cuts including ending marriage penalty. (Oct 2000)
  • Too-large GOP tax cuts foreclose on social investments. (Oct 2000)
  • Opposes making income tax flatter & lower. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Rated 17% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Jon Corzine on Technology
Click here for 4 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • $500 tax credit for each employee who telecommutes. (Dec 2001)
  • Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
Jon Corzine on War & Peace
Click here for 6 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • UN has not recognized Israel’s right of national security. (Oct 2000)
  • Voted YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Wage war on Terrorism, not on fellow Americans. (Sep 2001)
Jon Corzine on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 6 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Supplement poverty aid via religious organizations. (Nov 2000)
  • Opposes allowing churches to provide welfare services. (Sep 2000)
  • Focus on social injustice in distributing prosperity. (Sep 2000)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Tax credits to promote home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Leave abortion decision to a woman, her doctor, & her family: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly supports “Abortion is a woman’s right”: Strongly Favors topic 1
Right to choose regardless of income: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record: Strongly Favors topic 1
Expand embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime: Favors topic 1
YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Consider race & sex in government hiring decisions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors requiring companies to hire more women & minorities: Favors topic 2
End Racial Profiling: Neutral on topic 2
Focus on social injustice in distributing prosperity: Strongly Favors topic 2
Wage war on Terrorism, not on fellow Americans: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports “Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws”: Strongly Favors topic 3
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports Organized Prayer In Public Schools: Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing: Opposes topic 8
Require DNA testing for all federal executions: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Impose “truth in sentencing” for violent criminals: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes absolute right to gun ownership: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Universal access to health care, with restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 5
Share health costs among business, employees, & government: Favors topic 5
Supports More Federal Funding for Health Coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage: Favors topic 5
Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: 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 on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Commit funds to secure Medicare & Soc. Sec. “absolutely”: Opposes topic 6
15% government investment in equities; no privatization: Opposes topic 6
No privatization; government invests in market: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support charter schools: Favors topic 7
Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Universal right to public education, pre-school thru college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Federal support & tax breaks for college tuition: Neutral on topic 7
Rated 91% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors: Opposes topic 7
YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Clean Water Act and a well-funded EPA: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports spending resources to stop Global Warming: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 84% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 18
Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Favors topic 18
YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Maintain Byrne/JAG anti-drug funds at $520M instead of $170M: Strongly Favors topic 19
Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs: Favors topic 19
Neutral on “Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it”: Neutral on topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supplement poverty aid via religious organizations: Strongly Favors topic 20
Opposes allowing churches to provide welfare services: Opposes topic 20
Increase minimum wage now; index it to inflation for later: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Will not vote for any bill that will put us into deficit: Neutral on topic 11
Targeted tax cuts including ending marriage penalty: Favors topic 11
Too-large GOP tax cuts foreclose on social investments: Favors topic 11
Opposes making income tax flatter & lower: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated 17% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes: Strongly Favors topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Favors topic 11
YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Favors topic 11
NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Maintain human services to children of immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports “Immigration helps our economy-encourage it”: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports NAFTA, GAT, & WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports retaliatorytarrifs; opposes Fast Track: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes expanding Free Trade: Opposes topic 13
Rated 42% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues: Neutral on topic 13
Free trade with post-Orange Revolution Ukraine: Favors topic 13
YES on removing common goods from national security export rules: Favors topic 13
YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam: Favors topic 13
NO on extending free trade to Andean nations: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on establishing free trade between US & Singapore: Opposes topic 13
NO on establishing free trade between the US and Chile: Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes more spending on Armed Forces personnel: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 15
YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations: Favors topic 16
YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports continuing Foreign Aid to Russia, Israel, & others: Strongly Favors topic 17
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine: Strongly Favors topic 17

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