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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Contraceptive services comprehensively provided, and free: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortion is a woman's right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Leave abortion decision to those most intimately involved: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Lilly Ledbetter was a great beginning; now enforce it: Strongly Favors topic 2
Require companies to hire more women & minorities: Favors topic 2
Lack of affordable healthcare has decimated the middle class: No opin. on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits: Strongly Favors topic 3
Extend city health benefits to unmarried same-sex partners: Strongly Favors topic 3
Equal rights for gays and lesbians: Strongly Favors topic 3
Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes teacher-led prayer in public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Opposes churches providing welfare service: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Just get the for-profit insurance companies out of the way: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare & RomneyCare are both "insurance companycare": Strongly Favors topic 5
Government should be sole payer, but not sole provider: Strongly Favors topic 5
More federal funding for health coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Need universal healthcare like every industrialized nation: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Curriculums by national standards; with local flexibility: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Re-prioritize on education to keep up with rest of world: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
Natural resources should be mostly protected: Opposes topic 8
All buildings using city funds must be LEED-certified: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly opposes mandatory sentencing laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Only reason for assault weapons is to kill people quickly: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes absolute right to gun ownership: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Six-point plan to help curb gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11
Massive tax favors to the very wealthiest is an obscenity: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US: Favors topic 12
Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Vibrant workers are welcome; roundups are hypocrisy: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trade agreements responsible for sending jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes expanding free trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
More disincentives & safeguards in trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes expanding the armed forces: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Stricter limits on political campaign funds: Strongly Favors topic 16
Polluting industries' campaign donations weaken the EPA: Favors topic 16
Limit individual donations to $100 a person: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
We're a bully in the Mideast; no wonder they don't like us: Strongly Favors topic 17
We went into Libya without authorization from Congress: Strongly Favors topic 17
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Invasion and occupation of Iraq is unjustified: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq is a tragic unnecessary war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Congress should have stopped Bush's pre-emptive war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Replace coal & oil with alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Those who push coal are the enemy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Goal of 21% GHG reduction by 2012; accomplished 31% in 2006: Strongly Favors topic 18
$9,000 solar array for Salt Palace Expansion: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes considering drug use immoral: Opposes topic 19
Treat drug abuse as a health matter, not a criminal matter: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Big tax cuts just cause more record deficits: Favors topic 20
More spending cuts than tax increases: Opposes topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Rocky Anderson on the issues:
UT Gubernatorial:
Gary Herbert
UT Senatorial:
Orrin Hatch

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)
Newly-elected 2014:
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(2015)
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

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
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Local Issues
Social Security
Tax Reform

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


Page last updated: Jun 23, 2015