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Peter Shumlin on VoteMatch



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Assist companies doing stem cell research in Vermont: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Repeal DOMA; treat all of our citizens equally: Strongly Favors topic 3
Apply laws equally to gays and all groups: Strongly Favors topic 3
Define marriage as "two people" not "one man & one woman": Strongly Opposes topic 3
Define marriage as "two people" not "one man & one woman": Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We need a single payer system for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Vermont-wide system of public financing of health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No Child Left Behind has become an obstacle: Opposes topic 7
Prioritize resources to ensure future of public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+2 points on Social scale)
Advance the redevelopment of brownfields: Opposes topic 8
Clean up Lake Champlain: federal waivers & local flexibility: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Help keep non-violent offenders out of jail.: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Avoid raising taxes; balance budget by cuts & efficiencies: Opposes topic 11
Eliminate loopholes, pass progressive taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raise state budget reserve from 5% to 8%, for tough times: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Bias-free policing: no stops for improper documentation: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rejecting Syrian refugee stomps on American greatness: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Elect President by popular vote, not Electoral College: Favors topic 16
Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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VT should divest from coal and ExxonMobil: Favors topic 18
Energy projects statewide: reduce consumption & create jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports carbon cap & green jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
$106M to improve 65 bridges; plus high speed rail: Favors topic 18
Move off our addiction to oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Prioritize reducing opioid misuse: Favors topic 19
Address drug addiction as a public health crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on recidivism: $300,000 for methadone treatment: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Create Innovation Zones targeted to regional job needs: Strongly Favors topic 20
Get back to fiscal responsibility, post-stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Peter Shumlin on the issues:
VT Gubernatorial:
Matt Dunne
Phil Scott
Shap Smith
VT Senatorial:
Bernie Sanders

Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Holcomb(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Koster(D) vs.Greitens(R) vs.Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R) vs.Kinder(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Perea(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.McChesney(D)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Burgum(R) vs.Nelson(D) vs.Stenehjem(R) vs.Becker(R)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Van Ostern(D) vs.Sununu(R) vs.Lavoie(R) vs.Connolly(D) vs.Dextraze(I)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Pierce(R) vs.Bell(D) vs.Niemeyer(R)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Weinholtz(D) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Cook(D)
VT: Scott(R) vs.Minter(D) vs.Dunne(D) vs.Lisman(R)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Justice(D) vs.Cole(R)
Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Northam(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Local Issues
Social Security
Tax Reform

Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D,lost) vs.Bevin(R,won)
LA: Vitter(R,lost) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D,won)
MS: Bryant(R,won) vs.Gray(D,lost) vs.Slater(D)


Page last updated: Sep 08, 2016