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Mitch Daniels on VoteMatch


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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
A reliable advocate of right to life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Declare truce on abortion Issue: Favors topic 1
No stem-cell research; private funds ok for adult stem cells: Opposes topic 1
Legal abortion for rape, incest, or medical danger: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raised women and minority contracting in public positions: Favors topic 2
No affirmative action in public college admissions: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Traditional definition of marriage AND non-discrimination: Opposes topic 3
Traditional definition of marriage AND non-discrimination: Opposes topic 3
No same-sex marriage nor civil unions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Reform the Safety Net; we're not "entitled" to anything: Favors topic 4
Voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Medicare 2.0 for the sickest, and for middle and low income: Favors topic 5
Obamacare is an existential fiscal crisis; it must be undone: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Obamacare is an existential fiscal crisis; it must be undone: Strongly Opposes topic 5
HSAs work better than old-fashioned insurance plans: Opposes topic 5
Healthy Indiana: POWER = personal wellness & responsibility: Favors topic 5
Tort reform; sue HMOs; no guarantees: Strongly Opposes topic 5
INShape plan: insure 130,000 uninsured Hoosiers: Favors topic 5
Increase cigarette tax; insurance discounts to non-smokers: Favors topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Means testing for Social Security: Favors topic 6
Raise the retirement age; replace COLA: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pro school choice; pro charter schools; pro voucher: Strongly Favors topic 7
Pro school choice; pro charter schools; pro voucher: Strongly Favors topic 7
Pay teachers, and award tenure, based on effectiveness: Favors topic 7
Lift backward-looking limits on charter schools: Favors topic 7
Support vouchers for public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Proud of long-standing commitment to our public schools: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
First state to phase in new environmental Clean Air permits: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Invest $1.2 billion in Hoosier Heartland Corridor and US31: Favors topic 8
Rename EPA as Employment Prevention Agency: Strongly Favors topic 8
Reduced air pollution in 23 non-compliant counties: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Strengthen laws against horrid practice of human trafficking: Favors topic 9
Incarcerate in a smarter way, based on danger to society: Opposes topic 9
Nothing more contemptible than failing to pay child support: Favors topic 9
Support the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Prevent recidivism with vocational training & alternatives: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No background checks; no licenses; yes concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fewer loopholes and lower rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Solemn duty to spend wisely when taking from free citizens: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Automatic taxpayer refund when reserves exceed 10%: Opposes topic 11
Raising taxes is the worst thing possible in a recession: Opposes topic 11
Reduce corporate income tax; cut and cap property tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports internet sales tax: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Need more immigrants with brains or money to invest: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
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Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Defense spending must be reviewed for budget cuts: Opposes topic 15
Rampant waste in defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
No free pass for national defense in budget cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No limits on individual nor PAC campaign contributions: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Limit defense missions to the vital interests of our country: Favors topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Look to US sources of energy; we shoot ourselves in the foot: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Some subsidies ok for renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Biofuels oversubsidized but should still be encouraged: Favors topic 18
Drill and frack and lease and license: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Make IN a leader in electric vehicles & solar power industry: Favors topic 18
Support clean coal as well as alternative energy: Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Alternative sentencing for marijuana possession: Strongly Opposes topic 19
1971: Arrested and convicted of drug use in college: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Downsize federal employment: freeze hiring & freeze pay: Opposes topic 20
Growth-friendly tax cuts reverse Indiana’s economic decline: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Mitch Daniels on the issues:
IN Gubernatorial:
Mike Pence
IN Senatorial:
Daniel Coats
Joe Donnelly

Gubernatorial races Nov. 2013:
NJ: Barbara Buono (D)
NJ: Chris Christie (R)
VA: Terry McAuliffe (D)
VA: Ken Cuccinelli (R)

Newly elected Nov. 2012:
IN: Mike Pence (R)
NC: Pat McCrory (R)
NH: Maggie Hassan (D)
MT: Steve Bullock (D)
WA: Jay Inslee (D)

Re-elected 2012:
DE: Jack Markell (D)
MO: Jay Nixon (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
UT: Gary Herbert (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WV: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

Up for re-election 2013:
NJ: Chris Christie
VA: Bob McDonnell
Up for re-election 2014:
AK: Sean Parnell
AL: Robert Bentley
AR: Mike Beebe
AZ: Jan Brewer
CA: Jerry Brown
CO: John Hickenlooper
CT: Dan Malloy
FL: Rick Scott
GA: Nathan Deal
HI: Neil Abercrombie
IA: Terry Branstad
ID: Butch Otter
IL: Pat Quinn
KS: Sam Brownback
MA: Deval Patrick
MD: Martin O'Malley
ME: Paul LePage
MI: Rick Snyder
MN: Mark Dayton
NH: Maggie Hassan
NM: Susana Martinez
NV: Brian Sandoval
NY: Andrew Cuomo
OH: John Kasich
OK: Mary Fallin
OR: John Kitzhaber
PA: Tom Corbett
RI: Linc Chafee
SC: Nikki Haley
SD: Dennis Daugaard
TN: Bill Haslam
TX: Rick Perry
VT: Peter Shumlin
WI: Scott Walker
WY: Matt Mead
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Page last updated: Apr 26, 2013