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Antonio Villaraigosa on VoteMatch

 

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
GOP rejects abortion in case of rape & incest: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
LA's diversity program is "absolutely insufficient": Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Co-chaired "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort: Strongly Favors topic 3
All Americans should be allowed to marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports gay marriage as fundamental right: Strongly Favors topic 3
Repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell," is a success: Strongly Favors topic 3
Acknowledge and celebrate LGBT Awareness Month: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Reinsert "God" into DNC platform despite vote against it: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Healthcare.gov problems caused loss of confidence in Feds: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Entitlement reform must be part of reining in debt: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Mayoral control of 22 poorly performing schools: Opposes topic 7
Charter schools and competition to improve education: Favors topic 7
Academic performance measures need to be more comprehensive: Opposes topic 7
Invest in our schools to reform Latino education: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
Added 669 acres of open space & 1,549 miles of bikeways: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reduced violent crime by 50%; increased size of LAPD: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reduce prison population & deal with recidivism: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports Life Act: restrict ammunition, licenses, & weapons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Favors topic 10
Ban sales of assault weapons and Saturday night specials: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Need new business tax structure to grow sales tax base: Opposes topic 11
Business Tax Holiday should be permanent: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Immigration reform is an economic and moral imperative: Strongly Favors topic 12
Approves of undocumented students receiving financial aid: Strongly Favors topic 12
AZ immigration law is unpatriotic & unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
LA economy depends on close ties to Pacific Rim: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death of bin Laden reminder to guard against threats: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
GREEN LA: reach Kyoto targets and use renewables: Strongly Favors topic 18
More energy efficiency to spur green economy in LA: Strongly Favors topic 18
Retrofitting buildings helps economy and environment: Favors topic 18
Solar power good for environment AND businesses: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports higher debt ceiling to avoid government shutdown: Strongly Favors topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Antonio Villaraigosa on the issues:
CA Gubernatorial:
Eric Garcetti
Hilda Solis
Jerry Brown
Jerry Sanders
Neel Kashkari
CA Senatorial:
Dianne Feinstein

NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Northam(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Koster(D) vs.Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R) vs.Kinder(R) vs.Greitens(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R) vs.Johnson(R)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Stenehjem(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R) vs.Sununu(R) vs.Lavoie(R)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Bell(D) vs.Niemeyer(R) vs.Pierce(R)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Matheson(D)
VT: Shumlin(D) vs.Minter(D) vs.Dunne(D) vs.Scott(R) vs.Smith(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(R)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
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
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
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: Jan 17, 2016