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Terry McAuliffe on VoteMatch

 

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports abortion rights: Favors topic 1
Don't interfere with decisions better made by women: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
When women vote, Democrats win: Strongly Favors topic 2
Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all: Neutral on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow same-sex couples to adopt: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports marriage equality for gays: 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)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports ObamaCare's expanding the state's Medicaid program: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand Medicaid with $21B in federal funds: Strongly Favors topic 5
37 million uninsured is not fair: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Create Retirement Savings Accounts: Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We're not doing enough to support our schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+2 points on Social scale)
TV ad: "May I please have more arsenic in my water, mommy?": Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Lowest adult recidivism rate in America: Opposes topic 9
Keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers: Favors topic 9
Restore voting rights to former offenders: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restore the one handgun a month law: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Brady Bill was the right thing to do: Strongly Opposes topic 10
1983: On first hunting trip, show a turkey buzzard: Favors topic 10
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support the DREAM Act for legalizing minors: Strongly Favors topic 12
Register voters in Spanish at citizen naturalization events: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Travel the globe selling VA agricultural & forestry products: Favors topic 13
Rebuild shipping container gateway at Port of Virginia: Favors topic 13
Build a rule-based global trading system: Favors topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Syrian refugee already undergo intensive security screening: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Expand Virginia Values Veterans program: help vets find work: Favors topic 15
Foolish sequestration cost VA $9.8B in military contracts: Favors topic 15
Soldiers at Walter Reed are upbeat despite injuries: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Photo ID law made it significantly harder to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Grant 200,000 convicted felons the right to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Grant voting rights to 200,000 released convicted felons: Strongly Favors topic 16
$100 cap on gifts to public officials & families: Favors topic 16
I favor a ban on soft money: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Iraq War case built by scaring the daylights out of people: Strongly Opposes topic 17
2003: Where are WMDs? Still asking today!: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Renewables an economic development opportunity: Strongly Favors topic 18
Diversify our fuel mix with zero-carbon emitting sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
Co-founded GreenTech electric car company, in Mississippi: Favors topic 18
2012: Started GreenTech electric car company & soon resigned: Strongly Favors topic 18
Capture wind offshore: for jobs & green energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Second chance at citizenship for recovering addicts: Opposes topic 19
Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Made 267 economic development deals, with $5.58B in capital: Strongly Favors topic 20
Workforce development package: apprenticeships and training: Favors topic 20
Our infrastructure system feels outdated and inefficient: Favors topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Terry McAuliffe on the issues:
VA Gubernatorial:
Bob McDonnell
Frank Wagner
Ken Cuccinelli
Robert Sarvis
Tim Kaine
VA Senatorial:
Ed Gillespie
James Webb
Mark Warner
Robert Sarvis
Tim Kaine

Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D) vs.Wisniewski(D) vs.Ciattarelli(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: (no candidate yet)
AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
CA: Newsom(D) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Istvan(I) vs.Villaraigosa(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
CO: Johnston(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
FL: (no candidate yet)
GA: (no candidate yet)
HI: Ige(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
IA: Kim_Reynolds(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
ID: Little(R) vs.Fulcher(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
IL: Rauner(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
KS: (no candidate yet)
MA: Baker(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
MD: Hogan(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
ME: (no candidate yet)
MI: Whitmer(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
MN: Coleman(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
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.(no opponent yet)
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.(no opponent yet)
SD: Noem(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
TN: Green(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
TX: Abbott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
VT: Scott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
WI: Walker(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
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

Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D,lost) vs.Bevin(R,won)
LA: Vitter(R,lost) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D,won)
MS: Bryant(R,won) vs.Gray(D,lost) vs.Slater(D)

 

Page last updated: Feb 16, 2017