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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)
$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:
Human needs over animal rights
(+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)
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 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
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic 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:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
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
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Crack down on repeat drunk drivers: 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
NM Senatorial:
Allen Weh
David Clements
John Sanchez
Martin Heinrich
Tom Udall

Election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Solis(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
HI: Abercrombie(D) vs.Djou(R)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hoefling(R) vs.Culver(D)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D) vs.Baker(R)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Boren(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Schwartz(D) vs.Critz(D) vs.Wolf(D)
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
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

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: Mar 26, 2014