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Tim Kaine on Abortion
Click here for 8 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Don't weaken or subvert the basic holding of Roe v. Wade. (Oct 2012)
  • Don't deny privacy to women making health care decisions. (Sep 2012)
  • If life begins at conception, we must outlaw contraception. (Dec 2011)
  • Personally opposed to abortion, but it shouldn't be outlawed. (Jul 2008)
  • Parental consent; ban partial birth; informed consent. (Jul 2008)
  • Promote abstinence; ban partial-birth abortion. (Nov 2005)
  • I have a faith-based opposition to abortion. (Nov 2005)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
Tim Kaine on Budget & Economy
Click here for 7 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Tea Party's reckless economic policies create uncertainty. (May 2012)
  • I cut state spending $5B while investing in infrastructure. (Dec 2011)
  • Opposes "Cut, Cap and Balance" as all cuts & no balance. (Jul 2011)
  • In 5 years, Bush took us from surplus to deficit. (Jan 2006)
  • Fiscal discipline kept AAA bond rating. (Nov 2005)
  • Progress economically via stable finances. (Nov 2005)
  • Opposes a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
Tim Kaine on Civil Rights
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  • Strong supporter of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (Oct 2012)
  • Obama fought for equal pay for women. (Sep 2012)
  • Obama fought for fair treatment for LGBT Americans. (Sep 2012)
  • No discrimination against nominating gay judges. (May 2012)
  • GOP agenda on gay marriage is divisive social legislation. (Apr 2012)
  • Tried to pass laws favoring domestic partnerships. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
Tim Kaine on Corporations
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  • Auto industry is back; manufacturers are hiring again. (Sep 2012)
Tim Kaine on Crime
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  • Focus attention on the overuse of incarceration. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports Project Exile’s longer mandatory sentences. (Nov 2005)
  • Moratorium on the death penalty until it is fair. (Nov 2005)
Tim Kaine on Drugs
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  • Anti-drug and anti-gang units in State Police. (Nov 2005)
Tim Kaine on Education
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  • More student loan interest cuts; more tuition assistance. (May 2012)
  • FactCheck: Cut college funding & led to 30% tuition increase. (Apr 2012)
  • Administration refused to fund NCLB Act. (Jan 2006)
  • Make education policy by first-hand visits to schools. (Nov 2005)
  • Opposes school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
Tim Kaine on Energy & Oil
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  • Cut subsidies to big oil companies. (Oct 2012)
  • Allow Bush tax cuts for wealthy to expire. (Apr 2012)
  • We are producing more energy than ever; find alternatives. (Dec 2011)
  • We can't drill our way out; diversify our portfolio. (Aug 2008)
  • All Virginians are affected by rising gas prices. (Nov 2005)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Tim Kaine on Environment
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  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
Tim Kaine on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Tim Kaine on Foreign Policy
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Tim Kaine on Free Trade
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  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (May 2013)
Tim Kaine on Government Reform
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Tim Kaine on Gun Control
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  • Limit high-capacity clips to no more than ten bullets. (Jan 2011)
  • Strongly supports the Second Amendment. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Supports restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Tim Kaine on Health Care
Click here for 7 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Let Medicare negotiate rates for prescription drug prices. (Oct 2012)
  • Inaction was not a solution for healthcare. (Jun 2012)
  • Bush fights states getting cheap Rx for seniors. (Jan 2006)
  • Our seniors were promised medications but got poor planning. (Jan 2006)
  • One out of 7 Virginians lack health insurance. (Nov 2005)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
Tim Kaine on Homeland Security
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  • Budget cuts made us vulnerable to Libya embassy attack. (Oct 2012)
  • Religious liberty without government punishment. (Oct 2012)
  • Let Bush tax cuts expire instead of automatic defense cuts. (Sep 2012)
  • All-cuts approach leaves TRICARE & nat'l defense vulnerable. (May 2012)
  • Focus on counter-terrorism and bioterrorism preparedness. (Nov 2005)
  • Maintain the military presence in Virginia. (Nov 2005)
Tim Kaine on Immigration
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  • Make it easier for foreign students to get green cards. (Jun 2012)
  • Seeks defined path to earned citizenship, plus DREAM Act. (Apr 2012)
Tim Kaine on Jobs
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  • VA had low unemployment rates during worst of recession. (Sep 2012)
Tim Kaine on Principles & Values
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  • Smash-mouth partisanship is yesterday's politics. (Jul 2012)
  • Served as a missionary in Honduras. (Jul 2012)
  • Better way is to focus on service, common sense, & results. (Jan 2006)
  • Parents taught him the importance of family and faith. (Nov 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state. (Jan 2013)
Tim Kaine on Social Security
Click here for 5 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Fight against any privatization proposals. (Oct 2012)
  • Lift the payroll tax cap. (Jun 2012)
  • No dangerous privatization schemes for Social Security. (Apr 2012)
  • Adamantly opposes privatization of Social Security. (Apr 2012)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Tim Kaine on Tax Reform
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  • Keep Bush tax cuts except for the wealthy. (Oct 2012)
  • Open to some minimum income tax level for everyone. (Sep 2012)
  • No budget-busting tax cuts; we can't afford to try it again!. (Sep 2012)
  • Balance taxes: let Bush tax cuts expire at the top end. (Dec 2011)
  • No need for millionaire's tax: just let Bush cuts expire. (Dec 2011)
  • Proven record of cutting taxes. (Nov 2005)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Tim Kaine on Technology
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  • Invest in communities--infrastructure makes us competitive. (Sep 2012)
  • Force online retailers to collect sales taxes. (Jun 2012)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
Tim Kaine on War & Peace
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  • We ended war in Iraq and are ending Afghan war now. (Sep 2012)
  • Supported Obama's stopping the Iraq War. (Dec 2011)
  • Americans were given inaccurate information regarding Iraq. (Jan 2006)
Tim Kaine on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Don't weaken or subvert the basic holding of Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Don't deny privacy to women making health care decisions: Favors topic 1
Personally opposed to abortion, but it shouldn't be outlawed: Strongly Favors topic 1
Parental consent; ban partial birth; informed consent: Opposes topic 1
Promote abstinence; ban partial-birth abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I have a faith-based opposition to abortion: Opposes topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strong supporter of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: Strongly Favors topic 2
Obama fought for equal pay for women: Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Obama fought for fair treatment for LGBT Americans: Favors topic 3
GOP agenda on gay marriage is divisive social legislation: Favors topic 3
Tried to pass laws favoring domestic partnerships: Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Let Medicare negotiate rates for prescription drug prices: Favors topic 5
Inaction was not a solution for healthcare: Favors topic 5
One out of 7 Virginians lack health insurance: Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight against any privatization proposals: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Lift the payroll tax cap: Opposes topic 6
No dangerous privatization schemes for Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Adamantly opposes privatization of Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposes school vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+2 points on Social scale)
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Focus attention on the overuse of incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Supports Project Exile’s longer mandatory sentences: Strongly Favors topic 9
Moratorium on the death penalty until it is fair: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Limit high-capacity clips to no more than ten bullets: Opposes topic 10
Strongly supports the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports restricting the Second Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep Bush tax cuts except for the wealthy: Favors topic 11
No budget-busting tax cuts; we can't afford to try it again!: Strongly Favors topic 11
Allow Bush tax cuts for wealthy to expire: Strongly Favors topic 11
Balance taxes: let Bush tax cuts expire at the top end: Strongly Favors topic 11
No need for millionaire's tax: just let Bush cuts expire: Favors topic 11
Opposes "Cut, Cap and Balance" as all cuts & no balance: Favors topic 11
Proven record of cutting taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make it easier for foreign students to get green cards: Favors topic 12
Seeks defined path to earned citizenship, plus DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Budget cuts made us vulnerable to Libya embassy attack: Favors topic 15
Let Bush tax cuts expire instead of automatic defense cuts: Favors topic 15
Focus on counter-terrorism and bioterrorism preparedness: Favors topic 15
Maintain the military presence in Virginia: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
We ended war in Iraq and are ending Afghan war now: Favors topic 17
Supported Obama's stopping the Iraq War: Favors topic 17
Americans were given inaccurate information regarding Iraq: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cut subsidies to big oil companies: Strongly Favors topic 18
We are producing more energy than ever; find alternatives: Favors topic 18
We can't drill our way out; diversify our portfolio: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Anti-drug and anti-gang units in State Police: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No budget-busting tax cuts; we can't afford to try it again!: Strongly Favors topic 20
Tea Party's reckless economic policies create uncertainty: Strongly Favors topic 20
I cut state spending $5B while investing in infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 20
Opposes "Cut, Cap and Balance" as all cuts & no balance: Strongly Favors topic 20

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