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Paul LePage on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect life in Maine; I'm one of 18 children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Publicly insulted the NAACP: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Keep marriage as sacred union of one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
End welfare-on-day-one: No instant eligibility for benefits: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
MaineCare recipients contribute to statewide health coverage: Favors topic 5
More competition in health insurance and health care markets: Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Keep our promise; don't tax Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Medicare and Social Security are really just welfare: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Strong support for charter schools, virtual or otherwise: Strongly Favors topic 7
Virtual charter schools are not the right answer: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supports vouchers, local control and charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(-3 points on Social scale)
Abstain from EPA petition to cut Midwest emissions: Favors topic 8
Preserve shoreline, wetlands, & working forest: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Change environmental laws to replace red tape with jobs: Strongly Favors topic 8
Stop manufacturer recycling; start cost-benefit analyses: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
We are losing War on Drugs; more enforcement & prosecution: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support 2nd amendment with no exceptions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Upholds Constitutional right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Depreciate bonuses; reduce business tax rate to under 8%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
End marriage penalty; increase personal exemptions: Opposes topic 11
Reduce Maine's excessive tax burden: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Welcome immigrants, but no welfare for legal non-citizens: Opposes topic 12
No voting nor rights nor handouts for non-citizens: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Make Maine more competitive vs. fierce global competition: Favors topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Wreaths Across America: thank our men and women in uniform: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(-3 points on Social scale)
Replaced same-day voter registration with photo ID rule: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Celebrate bin Laden's demise, though war on terror goes on: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Build a natural gas pipeline from Canada: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Global warming helps Maine by opening north shipping lanes: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Make energy choices that put price ahead of politics: Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Upholding the law includes illegal marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make the tough decisions to let American Dream survive: Favors topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Paul LePage on the issues:
ME Gubernatorial:
Eliot Cutler
Michael Michaud
ME Senatorial:
Angus King
Scott D`Amboise
Susan Collins

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D) vs.Hunt(L)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hatch(D) vs.Hoefling(R)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) &Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead

Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty


Election 2013:
New Jersey:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
Virginia:
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

 

Page last updated: Nov 01, 2014