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Ruth Ann Minner on VoteMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abortions should always be legal; cloning only sometimes: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Recruit minorities for state hiring, but no quotas: Favors topic 2
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Civil unions yes; marriage no: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Include abstinence AND contraception in sex ed: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
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Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
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Build more prisons; end parole for violent criminals: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen existing gun laws; require child safety locks: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
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Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
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More funding for teachers & school infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
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Livable Delaware: channel development against sprawl: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
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Promote the next generation of welfare reform: Opposes topic 20
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
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Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Donation limits but no spending limits for campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
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No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
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Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17

Other governors' VoteMatch: Ruth Ann Minner on the issues:
DE Gubernatorial:
Jack Markell
DE Senatorial:
Chris Coons
Tom Carper

Newly Seated Jan. 2011:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
Newly seated 2009-2010:
AK Sean Parnell
AZ Jan Brewer
ND Jack Dalrymple
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Elections Oct./Nov. 2011:
KY Steve Beshear (re-elected)
LA Bobby Jindal (re-elected)
MS Phil Bryant (Governor-Elect)
MS Haley Barbour (retiring 2012)
WV Earl Ray Tomblin (elected)

Term-limited/retiring as of Nov. 2012:
IN Mitch Daniels (term-limited)
MT Brian Schweitzer (term-limited)
NH John Lynch (retiring 2012)
NH Christine Gregoire (retiring 2012)

Term-limited out as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
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Page last updated: Nov 29, 2011