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Former Director of the E.P.A (Pres. Bush Cabinet); Former Republican Governor (NJ)
Christie Todd Whitman
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Teachers Under Attack: How NJ Governor Chris Christie's Personal Vendetta Against Teachers Will Des, by Mike Spina

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Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President, by Lincoln Chafee

Cameron Lynch in William and Mary Environmental Law Review, vol. 26 #1

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Christie Todd Whitman on Abortion
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  • Supports abortion rights. (Dec 2000)
Christie Todd Whitman on Budget & Economy
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  • Balancing budget will require a tax increase. (Dec 2010)
  • $7.3B EPA budget is part of right-sized federal budget. (Feb 2001)
Christie Todd Whitman on Civil Rights
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  • Opposes the Boy Scouts ban on gay members. (Jan 2001)
  • Fight “bias crimes” based on gender or disability. (Dec 2000)
  • Supports affirmative action. (Dec 2000)
  • Supports gay rights. (Dec 2000)
  • Economic opportunity regardless of gender or ethnicity. (Sep 2000)
  • Do not allow president’s power to corrupt feminist values. (Oct 1998)
  • Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry. (Apr 2013)
Christie Todd Whitman on Corporations
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Christie Todd Whitman on Crime
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  • End early release; enforce “three strikes”; build prisons. (Dec 2000)
Christie Todd Whitman on Drugs
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  • Enforce drug laws to reduce crime. (Dec 2000)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Christie Todd Whitman on Education
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  • Failed to make full payments into state pension system. (Feb 2011)
  • Statewide standards ensure quality education. (Dec 2000)
  • Improve education with choice, charter schools, & character. (Jan 2000)
  • Supports charter schools; now 50 in NJ. (Dec 2000)
Christie Todd Whitman on Energy & Oil
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  • Need all energy resources to meet demand, including nuclear. (Oct 2011)
  • Prepared EPA for regulating carbon dioxide. (Apr 2008)
  • Don't say "no" to drilling nor wind farms. (Dec 2006)
  • There should be a mandatory cap on emissions. (Dec 2006)
  • Practical to require car companies to increase gas mileage. (Dec 2006)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Member of Bush’s National Energy Policy Development Group. (May 2001)
  • Tax credits & more funding for renewable energy research. (May 2001)
  • Open small fraction of ANWR for regulated production . (May 2001)
  • Long-term energy stability avoids high-polluting emergencies. (May 2001)
Christie Todd Whitman on Environment
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  • If we drill in ANWR, take environment into consideration. (Dec 2010)
  • Expect $500B to repair aging water infrastructure. (Dec 2006)
  • Set arsenic standard at 10 ppb in drinking water. (Oct 2001)
  • No longer WHETHER, but HOW to act environmentally. (Jan 2001)
  • New era of policy beyond “command and control”. (Jan 2001)
  • EPA principles: local cooperation, clear science-based goals. (Jan 2001)
  • 1990s: Cut NJ DEP; limited pollution monitoring. (Jan 2001)
  • Relaxed standard for arsenic in public drinking water. (Jan 2001)
  • 1990s: $10M for Sterling Forest; 1M acres of open space. (Jan 2001)
  • Spearheaded preservation in heavily developed NJ. (Dec 2000)
  • Supports “smart growth” against suburban sprawl. (Dec 2000)
  • Unfettered development is ugly; smart growth instead. (Apr 2000)
  • Protect clean water via watershed management plans. (Jan 2000)
Christie Todd Whitman on Families & Children
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Christie Todd Whitman on Foreign Policy
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  • Need broader policy and more dialogue with Africa. (Feb 2006)
  • Discuss with G-8: climate change, health, development. (Feb 2001)
Christie Todd Whitman on Free Trade
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  • Promotes trade with many other countries. (Jan 2001)
  • Free trade has created jobs; much more is possible. (May 2000)
  • Supports Pan-American Free Trade Agreement. (May 2000)
  • Foreign trade is key to growing the economy. (May 2000)
Christie Todd Whitman on Government Reform
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Christie Todd Whitman on Gun Control
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  • Initiated Zero Tolerance for Guns in schools. (Jan 2001)
Christie Todd Whitman on Health Care
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  • New diesel pollution control protects public health. (Feb 2001)
  • Require insurance companies to pay for 48-hour maternity. (Dec 2000)
  • Use tobacco funds to increase number of insured adults. (Jan 2000)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Christie Todd Whitman on Homeland Security
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Christie Todd Whitman on Immigration
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  • NJ should be compensated for costs associated with illegals. (Jul 1996)
Christie Todd Whitman on Jobs
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Christie Todd Whitman on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of National Governors Association. (Jan 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
Christie Todd Whitman on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Christie Todd Whitman on Tax Reform
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  • People need certainty that taxes won't be raised. (Dec 2010)
  • Reduced state income tax by 30%. (Jan 2001)
  • Cut business taxes and other taxes. (Dec 2000)
  • Cut NJ taxes by 30%; zero taxes for 380,000 poor. (Dec 2000)
  • Cut property taxes, rebated payments. (Dec 2000)
  • Taxpayers should benefit first and most from budget surplus. (Jan 2000)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
Christie Todd Whitman on Technology
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  • $25M for integrating state environmental information systems. (Feb 2001)
Christie Todd Whitman on War & Peace
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Christie Todd Whitman on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Supports “Work First” & welfare benefit limits. (Dec 2000)
  • Help working poor with earned income tax credit. (Jan 2000)
  • Promote energy security with more LIHEAP spending. (May 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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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
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fight “bias crimes” based on gender or disability: Favors topic 2
Supports affirmative action: Favors topic 2
Economic opportunity regardless of gender or ethnicity: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes the Boy Scouts ban on gay members: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports gay rights: Favors topic 3
Overturn CA Prop. 8: Let gays marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports “Work First” & welfare benefit limits: Favors topic 4
Help working poor with earned income tax credit: Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Require insurance companies to pay for 48-hour maternity: Favors topic 5
Use tobacco funds to increase number of insured adults: Strongly Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Statewide standards ensure quality education: Favors topic 7
Improve education with choice, charter schools, & character: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools; now 50 in NJ: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Expect $500B to repair aging water infrastructure: Opposes topic 8
No longer WHETHER, but HOW to act environmentally: Strongly Opposes topic 8
1990s: Cut NJ DEP; limited pollution monitoring: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
End early release; enforce “three strikes”; build prisons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Initiated Zero Tolerance for Guns in schools: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Balancing budget will require a tax increase: Favors topic 11
Reduced state income tax by 30%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut NJ taxes by 30%; zero taxes for 380,000 poor: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut property taxes, rebated payments: Opposes topic 11
Taxpayers should benefit first and most from budget surplus: Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Promotes trade with many other countries: Favors topic 13
Free trade has created jobs; much more is possible: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports Pan-American Free Trade Agreement: Strongly Favors topic 13
Foreign trade is key to growing the economy: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-3 points on Social scale)
Need broader policy and more dialogue with Africa: Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Discuss with G-8: climate change, health, development: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Need all energy resources to meet demand, including nuclear: Opposes topic 18
If we drill in ANWR, take environment into consideration: Opposes topic 18
Don't say "no" to drilling nor wind farms: Opposes topic 18
There should be a mandatory cap on emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
EPA principles: local cooperation, clear science-based goals: Favors topic 18
Spearheaded preservation in heavily developed NJ: Favors topic 18
Supports “smart growth” against suburban sprawl: Strongly Favors topic 18
Unfettered development is ugly; smart growth instead: Favors topic 18
Protect clean water via watershed management plans: Favors topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Tax credits & more funding for renewable energy research: Favors topic 18
Open small fraction of ANWR for regulated production : Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enforce drug laws to reduce crime: Strongly Favors topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
People need certainty that taxes won't be raised: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Cut business taxes and other taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Christie Todd Whitman is a Centrist.
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