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Steve Beshear on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports affirmative actions programs: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Will veto a bill that would ban gay marriage in KY: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
Support managed competition & healthcare tax incentives: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: 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)
Alternative programs to reduce school dropout rate: Opposes topic 7
High national rankings shows that education is good in KY: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Secures Clean Water Act funding to clean up pollution: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Impose “truth in sentencing” for violent criminals: Strongly Favors topic 9
Limit death penalty appeals; impose it for drug traffickers: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Maintain gun registration and gun restrictions: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Incentive programs for businesses; to bring in jobs: Opposes topic 11
Taxes are not the answer; no broad-based increases: Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
More deportations; more border enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Record exports to Asia & Europe means we're importing jobs: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes NAFTA; supports tariffs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Gratitude for troops who fight terror & keep America free: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Campaign spending limits with reduced TV rates: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
To Washington: Get off our backs! about coal: 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)
KASPER: KY All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting: Favors topic 19
Reduce historic addiction to tobacco with smoke-free law: Favors topic 19
More penalties; more testing; more drug war funding: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cut government spending due to the revenue shortfall: Opposes topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Steve Beshear on the issues:

KY Senatorial:
Mitch McConnell
Rand Paul

Gubernatorial races Nov. 2013:
NJ: Barbara Buono (D)
NJ: Chris Christie (R)
VA: Terry McAuliffe (D)
VA: Ken Cuccinelli (R)

Newly elected Nov. 2012:
IN: Mike Pence (R)
NC: Pat McCrory (R)
NH: Maggie Hassan (D)
MT: Steve Bullock (D)
WA: Jay Inslee (D)

Re-elected 2012:
DE: Jack Markell (D)
MO: Jay Nixon (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
UT: Gary Herbert (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WV: Earl Ray Tomblin (D)

Up for re-election 2013:
NJ: Chris Christie
VA: Bob McDonnell
Up for re-election 2014:
AK: Sean Parnell
AL: Robert Bentley
AR: Mike Beebe
AZ: Jan Brewer
CA: Jerry Brown
CO: John Hickenlooper
CT: Dan Malloy
FL: Rick Scott
GA: Nathan Deal
HI: Neil Abercrombie
IA: Terry Branstad
ID: Butch Otter
IL: Pat Quinn
KS: Sam Brownback
MA: Deval Patrick
MD: Martin O'Malley
ME: Paul LePage
MI: Rick Snyder
MN: Mark Dayton
NH: Maggie Hassan
NM: Susana Martinez
NV: Brian Sandoval
NY: Andrew Cuomo
OH: John Kasich
OK: Mary Fallin
OR: John Kitzhaber
PA: Tom Corbett
RI: Linc Chafee
SC: Nikki Haley
SD: Dennis Daugaard
TN: Bill Haslam
TX: Rick Perry
VT: Peter Shumlin
WI: Scott Walker
WY: Matt Mead
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
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty


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Page last updated: Apr 26, 2013