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Andrew Cuomo on VoteMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Codify state with federal law to allow 9th-month abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Let women make decision: pregnancy, adoption, or abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Fight for passage of the Reproductive Rights Act: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports federal abortion funding: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pay equity for women; stop pregnancy discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Recruit more minorities into law enforcement: Favors topic 2
Women's Equality Act: Shatter the glass ceiling: Strongly Favors topic 2
$200M contract support to get 20% MWBE contracts: Strongly Favors topic 2
Require complying with MWBE reporting requirements: Strongly Favors topic 2
Our housing stock remains largely segregated: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marriage equality for ALL New Yorkers: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage and same rights of marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Marriage equality gains 1,000 federal and 700 state rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Moral imperative to maintain safety net in difficult times: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Implement the N.Y. Health Exchange with federal funds: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expose obscure formulas that cause automatic increases: Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Expand charter schools: more lotteries; 100 more slots: Favors topic 7
Replace 1950s bureaucracy with 2020 performance organization: Opposes topic 7
Replace formula-based grants with performance incentives: Favors topic 7
Double the charter school cap: Favors topic 7
Vouchers undermine existing public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
$172M for Environmental Protection Fund: Opposes topic 8
Commit to a greener future for our children & grandchildren: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Water policy to protect environment and business interests: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Raise the Age: prosecute 16- and 17-year olds as juveniles: Opposes topic 9
Death penalty is bad policy but good politics: Opposes topic 9
End "stop and frisk"; it stigmatizes young black males: Opposes topic 9
Videotape all interrogations for serious crimes: Opposes topic 9
Prisons are not an economic development program: Opposes topic 9
Collect DNA for all crimes, to exonerate the innocent: Opposes topic 9
Incarcerating juveniles increases likelihood of offending: Opposes topic 9
Strengthen penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Guns impose huge economic costs, as well as lives: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban assault weapons and large capacity magazines: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Enact commonsense laws lie microstamping of guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tax cut for middle class; increase taxes on wealthiest 1%: Strongly Favors topic 11
A flat tax is not a fair tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
NY has 2nd highest state and local tax burden in the nation: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Created a state Office for New Americans: Favors topic 12
Disallow discrimination & exploitation of immigrants: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Trade mission to Cuba across a multitude of sectors: Favors topic 13
$35M for New York export-import program: Favors topic 13
Start-Up NY: expand foreign trade to boost upstate economies: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Dubious about new power to interrogate and detain: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
$80M investment in emergency response: Favors topic 15
$15M for nation's 1st college dedicated to homeland security: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Campaign contributions only for election-related expenses: Favors topic 16
Used campaign funds for defense lawyer, legally: Opposes topic 16
Committed to campaign finance reform: Favors topic 16
Adopt NYC's public campaign finance system statewide: Strongly Favors topic 16
Create early voting system for one week, including weekend: Favors topic 16
Public Integrity Reform Act: state ethics disclosures: Favors topic 16
Supports campaign finance reform as fair to all candidates: Strongly Favors topic 16
Tough new ethics standards & expand disclosure requirements: Strongly Favors topic 16
Free air time for all candidates, to level the playing field: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
We did not effectively question Bush on Iraq war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Led multi-state effort to lower carbon emissions by 45%: Strongly Favors topic 18
Lower carbon emissions via market-based cap-and-trade system: Strongly Favors topic 18
Focus more attention on exploiting our solar potential: Strongly Favors topic 18
Power for Jobs: use low cost hydropower: Favors topic 18
Comprehensive study before exploring Marcellus Shale: Favors topic 18
Replace Indian Point nuclear facility; it is too dangerous: Strongly Favors topic 18
Repower old power plants to increase efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Criminalize synthetic marijuana and designer drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
One strike & you’re out drug policy for public housing: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
2015 Opportunity Agenda: cut $1.7B taxes; add $1.5B programs: Strongly Favors topic 20
$291M for road & airport infrastructure improvements: Favors topic 20
Freeze state taxes; cap local taxes; cap spending: Opposes topic 20

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NY Senatorial:
Kirsten Gillibrand

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D) vs.Hunt(L)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hatch(D) vs.Hoefling(R)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) &Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
Newly-elected 2014:
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown(2015)
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

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
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Local Issues
Social Security
Tax Reform

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: Jun 22, 2015