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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)
Vetoed right to breast-fed at work: Opposes topic 2
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)
2011: Signed onto Common Core, but now skeptical: Favors topic 7
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:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-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
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: 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)
Build border fence as high as the Great Wall of China: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Vetoed ban on foreign workers in logging industry: Favors topic 12
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
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Irresponsible to allow Syrian refugees into America: Strongly Favors topic 14
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:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Replaced same-day voter registration with photo ID rule: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-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:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Upholding the law includes illegal marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients: Favors topic 19
Rated D+ by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly 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 2017:
NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D) vs.Wisniewski(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R) vs.Guadagno(R) vs.Rullo(R)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Northam(D) vs.Perriello(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2018:
AK: Walker(i) vs.(no opponent yet)
AL: Countryman(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
CA: Newsom(D) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Istvan(I) vs.Villaraigosa(D)
CO: Johnston(D) vs.Mitchell(R)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Drew(D) vs.Srinivasan(R)
FL: Gillum(D) vs.Graham(D)
GA: Kemp(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
HI: Ige(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
IA: Kim_Reynolds(R) vs.Leopold(D)
ID: Little(R) vs.Fulcher(R)
IL: Rauner(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Pawar(D)
KS: Brewer(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
MA: Baker(R) vs.Gonzalez(D)
MD: Hogan(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
ME: (no candidate yet)
MI: Whitmer(R) vs.El-Sayed(D)
MN: Coleman(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Otto(D)
NE: Ricketts(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
NH: Sununu(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
NM: Grisham(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
NV: (no candidate yet)
NY: Cuomo(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
OH: DeWine(R) vs.Schiavoni(D) vs.Sutton(D) vs.Taylor(R)
OK: (no candidate yet)
OR: Brown(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
PA: Wolf(D) vs.Wagner(R)
RI: Raimondo(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
SC: McMaster(R) vs.McGill(R) vs.Pope(R)
SD: Noem(R) vs.Jackley(R)
TN: Green(R) vs.Dean(D)
TX: Abbott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
VT: Scott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
WI: Walker(R) vs.Harlow(D)
WY: (no candidate yet)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2017):
DE-D: Carney
IN-R: Holcomb
MO-R: Greitens
NH-R: Sununu
NC-D: Cooper
ND-R: Burgum
VT-R: Scott
WV-D: Justice

Retiring 2017-18:
AL-R: Robert Bentley(R)
(term-limited 2018)
CA-D: Jerry Brown
(term-limited 2018)
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
(term-limited 2018)
FL-R: Rick Scott
(term-limited 2018)
GA-R: Nathan Deal
(term-limited 2018)
IA-R: Terry Branstad
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
ID-R: Butch Otter
(retiring 2018)
KS-R: Sam Brownback
(term-limited 2018)
ME-R: Paul LePage
(term-limited 2018)
MI-R: Rick Snyder
(term-limited 2018)
MN-D: Mark Dayton
(retiring 2018)
NM-R: Susana Martinez
(term-limited 2018)
OH-R: John Kasich
(term-limited 2018)
OK-R: Mary Fallin
(term-limited 2018)
SC-R: Nikki Haley
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
(term-limited 2018)
TN-R: Bill Haslam
(term-limited 2018)
WY-R: Matt Mead
(term-limited 2018)
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

 

Page last updated: Jul 17, 2017