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Susana Martinez on VoteMatch

 

 



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Being first Hispanic female governor paves path for others: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
People should vote on gay marriage, not leave it to Court: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes 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)
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
$45M more in Medicaid; $8M more for nursing homes: Favors topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Resolved a $12 billion shortfall in state pension funds: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Prioritize reading in early education: Opposes topic 7
$97M to improve our local schools; invest in reform: Opposes topic 7
Keep great teachers by retention rewards: Opposes topic 7
Kids First, New Mexico Wins: 4 key initiatives: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
$3.3M in fines from those who break environmental rules: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Collect DNA from felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Do away with bail for dangerous criminals: Strongly Favors topic 9
Beef up three strikes law, allow for curfews: Strongly Favors topic 9
Each image of child porn should count as its own crime: Favors topic 9
Mandatory prison time for child abuse: Favors topic 9
Accountability instead of soft-on-crime politics: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reinstate death penalty for horrendous crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand "angel investor" tax credit: help fund new companies: Opposes topic 11
Paid off NM deficit, with Democrats, without raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Post-stimulus, balanced the budget without raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Exempt small business from gross receipts tax: Opposes topic 11
Eliminate gross receipts tax on locomotive fuels: Opposes topic 11
Cut spending to balance state budget: Opposes topic 11
NM is not under-taxed. revenue enhancements vetoed: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stop giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Stop the magnet for human trafficking, fraud and crime: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure border; deny licenses & tuition to illegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trade relationship with Mexico creates jobs & trade corridor: Favors topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No more Syrian refugees until vetting plan in place: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Provide more jobs & build more cemeteries for veterans: Favors topic 15
Protect government jobs at our labs and military bases: Favors topic 15
$1,000 tax credit for hiring returning veterans: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Close revolving door: no lobbying for 2 years after office: Favors topic 16
Pay-to-play is a crime, not an ethical dilemma: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Diversify so we're not at mercy of federal government: Favors topic 18
Oversee natural resources to balance economy & environment: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cap-and-Tax does not move us toward a cleaner environment: 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)
Crack down on repeat drunk drivers: Favors topic 19
Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$4.75M investment in Job Training Incentive Program: Strongly Favors topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Susana Martinez on the issues:
NM Gubernatorial:
Gary Johnson
Gary King
John Sanchez
Michelle Lujan Grisham
NM Senatorial:
Allen Weh
David Clements
John Sanchez
Martin Heinrich
Tom Udall

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