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Democratic MI Governor 2002-2010
Jennifer Granholm
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Jennifer Granholm on Abortion
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  • Religious political discussions turn to reproductive rights. (Feb 2012)
  • Vetoed ban on partial birth abortion. (Nov 2006)
  • Endorsed Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
Jennifer Granholm on Budget & Economy
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  • Two year stimulus package will create 28,000 jobs. (Nov 2008)
  • Lower tax rates mean budget cuts, then more cuts. (Oct 2005)
Jennifer Granholm on Civil Rights
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  • Support Latino-owned businesses via Buy Michigan First. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports civil unions & domestic partner benefits. (Nov 2006)
Jennifer Granholm on Corporations
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  • Executive pay imbalance is improper from moral standpoint. (Oct 2005)
  • Tax cuts are minor compared to talent recruitment. (Oct 2005)
  • Carmaker government-run bankruptcies saved GM & Chrysler. (Oct 2005)
  • We pick winners & losers to compete against other states. (Oct 2005)
Jennifer Granholm on Crime
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  • Mandatory minimum sentences for sex offenders. (Nov 2006)
Jennifer Granholm on Drugs
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  • Tougher penalties for drug dealers; more tools against meth. (Nov 2006)
Jennifer Granholm on Education
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  • Raise K-12 funding from $6,875 per pupil to $7,075. (Nov 2006)
  • 2002: Invest in early education through college scholarships. (Oct 2005)
  • Every child in Michigan takes a college-prep curriculum. (Oct 2005)
Jennifer Granholm on Energy & Oil
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  • On company boards for electric charging stations, buses. (Dec 2020)
  • By investing in clean energy, America can lead on climate. (Dec 2020)
  • Energy policy "all-in" with input from different groups. (Dec 2020)
  • Combating climate change is an economic opportunity. (Dec 2020)
  • Picked for DOE as advocate for clean energy development. (Dec 2020)
  • 21st Century alternative/ renewable Energy Plan. (Nov 2006)
  • Diversify into renewable and clean energy. (Oct 2005)
  • Irresistible tax credits for wind, solar, & biofuels. (Oct 2005)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Jennifer Granholm on Environment
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Jennifer Granholm on Families & Children
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Jennifer Granholm on Foreign Policy
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  • Long critical of Trump's Russia connections. (Dec 2020)
Jennifer Granholm on Free Trade
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  • Replace CAFTA outsourcing with "No Worker Left Behind". (Oct 2005)
  • Encourage insourcing, instead of victims of globalization. (Oct 2005)
  • NAFTA is about whether we're going to make things in America. (Oct 2005)
  • Declined state commitment to CAFTA. (Aug 2005)
  • Reauthorize the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program. (Sep 2007)
Jennifer Granholm on Government Reform
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  • Voter ID laws, limits on early voting are about suppression. (May 2012)
  • Committed to implementing science-based policy. (Mar 2005)
Jennifer Granholm on Gun Control
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  • Signed bills on concealed pistol licenses, spouse's guns. (Apr 2006)
  • Regrets signing stand-your-ground law in 2006. (Mar 2005)
Jennifer Granholm on Health Care
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  • Affordable health care universally accessible to everyone. (Nov 2006)
  • $50M bailout of Detroit Medical Center during recession. (Oct 2005)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
Jennifer Granholm on Homeland Security
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  • DOE ensures the safety of the country's nuclear arsenal. (Dec 2020)
  • Proclaimed Hire a Veteran Month in Michigan. (Nov 2008)
Jennifer Granholm on Immigration
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  • DACA fix has to happen, lift the cap on visas. (Mar 2018)
  • If we want true American exceptionalism, fix immigration. (Nov 2012)
  • Signed law protecting immigrants from scam "consultants". (Apr 2006)
Jennifer Granholm on Jobs
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  • Worked to foster job growth in advance energy sector. (Dec 2020)
  • Environmental equity: jobs & benefits to those hardest hit. (Dec 2020)
  • Jobs Race to the Top: compete for regional job creation. (Oct 2005)
  • Increase small business access to credit. (May 2010)
Jennifer Granholm on Principles & Values
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  • Aspired to be an actress; appeared on The Dating Game. (Dec 2020)
  • Was first female governor 15 years after moving to Michigan. (Dec 2020)
  • Supported investigation over Russian collusion. (Dec 2020)
  • Embrace diversity: that is American exceptionalism. (Jun 2017)
  • There are political solutions to moral problems. (Sep 2015)
  • Antidote to negativity and pain: service to others. (Oct 2010)
  • Born in Canada; raised in California; elected in Michigan. (Oct 2005)
  • Elected Attorney General on slogan, "I'll take your case!". (Oct 2005)
Jennifer Granholm on Social Security
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  • Opposed Bush plan to privatize Social Security. (Mar 2005)
Jennifer Granholm on Tax Reform
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  • 2003: GOP tax policy based on unimaginably rosy assumptions. (Oct 2005)
  • Lower taxes DID create jobs, but not necessarily in America. (Oct 2005)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Jennifer Granholm on Technology
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  • Advocates for manufacturing, domestic R&D efforts. (Dec 2020)
  • We have failed to invest in our physical infrastructure. (Oct 2005)
Jennifer Granholm on War & Peace
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Jennifer Granholm on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Vetoed ban on partial birth abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support Latino-owned businesses via Buy Michigan First: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports civil unions & domestic partner benefits: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
There are political solutions to moral problems: Favors topic 4
Religious political discussions turn to reproductive rights: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affordable health care universally accessible to everyone: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposed Bush plan to privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise K-12 funding from $6,875 per pupil to $7,075: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Committed to implementing science-based policy: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Mandatory minimum sentences for sex offenders: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Signed bills on concealed pistol licenses, spouse's guns: Favors topic 10
Regrets signing stand-your-ground law in 2006: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$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)
DACA fix has to happen, lift the cap on visas: Strongly Favors topic 12
Signed law protecting immigrants from scam "consultants": Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Replace CAFTA outsourcing with "No Worker Left Behind": Strongly Opposes topic 13
Encourage insourcing, instead of victims of globalization: Favors topic 13
NAFTA is about whether we're going to make things in America: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Declined state commitment to CAFTA: Opposes topic 13
Reauthorize the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Embrace diversity: that is American exceptionalism: Strongly Favors topic 14
If we want true American exceptionalism, fix immigration: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
Proclaimed Hire a Veteran Month in Michigan: Neutral on topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voter ID laws, limits on early voting are about suppression: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Long critical of Trump's Russia connections: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
On company boards for electric charging stations, buses: Strongly Favors topic 18
By investing in clean energy, America can lead on climate: Strongly Favors topic 18
Worked to foster job growth in advance energy sector: Strongly Favors topic 18
Energy policy "all-in" with input from different groups: Strongly Favors topic 18
Combating climate change is an economic opportunity: Strongly Favors topic 18
Picked for DOE as advocate for clean energy development: Strongly Favors topic 18
21st Century alternative/ renewable Energy Plan: Strongly Favors topic 18
Diversify into renewable and clean energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Irresistible tax credits for wind, solar, & biofuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Tougher penalties for drug dealers; more tools against meth: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Advocates for manufacturing, domestic R&D efforts: Strongly Favors topic 20
Environmental equity: jobs & benefits to those hardest hit: Strongly Favors topic 20
Two year stimulus package will create 28,000 jobs: Strongly Favors topic 20

Jennifer Granholm is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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