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Kerry Healey on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • I've always been pro choice, even when Romney disagreed. (Sep 2006)
  • Favors embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2006)
  • $1B for stem cell research is irresponsible. (May 2006)
Kerry Healey on Budget & Economy
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  • Focus on local aid and mobilizing people to call for it. (Sep 2006)
  • Work cooperatively with legislature on economic stimulus. (Apr 2006)
Kerry Healey on Civil Rights
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  • Ban gay marriage, but not in GOP party platform. (Nov 2005)
Kerry Healey on Corporations
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  • Make permitting process easier for businesses. (Sep 2006)
Kerry Healey on Crime
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  • Check immigration status when police stop motorists. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports death penalty. (Jun 2006)
Kerry Healey on Drugs
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  • Mandatory reporting and tracking of overdose patients. (Jul 2005)
Kerry Healey on Education
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  • No in-state tuition break for illegal immigrants. (Jan 2009)
  • Strong supporter of the MCAS and standards. (Sep 2006)
  • Merit pay for best teachers & those at most-needed schools. (Sep 2006)
  • Strong backer of more charter schools. (Jun 2006)
  • Raise mandatory age to 18 with incentives to stay in school. (Apr 2006)
  • Higher percent of spending in classrooms & teachers. (Apr 2006)
Kerry Healey on Energy & Oil
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  • I like wind energy, but Cape Wind is a bad idea. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes Cape Wind project. (Jun 2006)
  • Suspend the gas tax. (May 2006)
Kerry Healey on Environment
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  • Fight new regulations that put fishermen out of business. (Sep 2006)
Kerry Healey on Families & Children
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  • Teach abstinence as part of comprehensive sex ed. (Apr 2006)
Kerry Healey on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Kerry Healey on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Kerry Healey on Government Reform
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Kerry Healey on Gun Control
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Kerry Healey on Health Care
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  • Save $160M by consolidating city & town insurance purchases. (Sep 2006)
  • Reform medical malpractice to cut insurance rates. (May 2006)
  • No new business taxes for healthcare reform. (Mar 2006)
Kerry Healey on Homeland Security
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  • Illegal immigrants pose a security risk. (Nov 2005)
Kerry Healey on Immigration
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  • Opposes in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. (Sep 2006)
  • Urges Attorney General to investigate hiring illegals. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes issuing licenses to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2006)
  • Called for deportation in'05; now says can't deport them all. (May 2006)
  • A nation of immigrants, but also a nation of laws. (Nov 2005)
  • Illegal immigrants are breaking law and have no entitlements. (Nov 2005)
  • Opposes in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants. (Nov 2005)
  • Illegal immigrants should not be here. (Nov 2005)
  • A nation of immigrants, but also a nation of laws. ()
Kerry Healey on Jobs
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  • Deval's pledge to work with AFL-CIO means higher costs. (Sep 2006)
Kerry Healey on Local Issues
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  • Called for Big Dig reform in 2003; still investigating now. (Sep 2006)
Kerry Healey on Principles & Values
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  • Republican governor balances 87% Democrat legislature. (Sep 2006)
  • Focus on giving voters a meaningful choice. (Apr 2006)
Kerry Healey on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Kerry Healey on Tax Reform
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  • Avoid property tax increases by reducing waste. (Sep 2006)
  • Failure to roll back taxes cost people $2 billion since 2000. (Sep 2006)
  • More local aid, to keep property taxes low. (Jun 2006)
  • Opposes local meals tax and local-option taxes. (Jun 2006)
  • Immediately roll back the state income tax to 5%. (Apr 2006)
Kerry Healey on Technology
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Kerry Healey on War & Peace
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Kerry Healey on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Faith-based organizations ok for providing social services. (Apr 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
I've always been pro choice, even when Romney disagreed: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
$1B for stem cell research is irresponsible: Opposes topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(0 points on Social scale)
Ban gay marriage, but not in GOP party platform: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(2 points on Social scale)
Teach abstinence as part of comprehensive sex ed: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(10 points on Economic scale)
Reform medical malpractice to cut insurance rates: Opposes topic 5
No new business taxes for healthcare reform: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(7 points on Social scale)
Strong backer of more charter schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(10 points on Economic scale)
Avoid property tax increases by reducing waste: Favors topic 11
Failure to roll back taxes cost people $2 billion since 2000: Strongly Favors topic 11
Immediately roll back the state income tax to 5%: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Economic scale)
Check immigration status when police stop motorists: Opposes topic 12
Opposes issuing licenses to illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Called for deportation in'05; now says can't deport them all: Favors topic 12
A nation of immigrants, but also a nation of laws: Opposes topic 12
Illegal immigrants are breaking law and have no entitlements: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Illegal immigrants should not be here: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Illegal immigrants pose a security risk: Strongly Opposes topic 12
A nation of immigrants, but also a nation of laws: Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(10 points on Economic scale)
Opposes Cape Wind project: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Suspend the gas tax: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
Mandatory reporting and tracking of overdose patients: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Social scale)
Faith-based organizations ok for providing social services: Strongly Favors topic 20

Kerry Healey is a Moderate Conservative.
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