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Ed Rendell on VoteMatch


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect woman’s right to decisions about her body: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action in state contracts and colleges: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Recognize civil unions: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
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Fund education well, and we can cut incarceration costs: Opposes topic 9
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen existing gun laws; add background checks: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
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Cover 315,000 senior prescriptions via PACE program: Strongly Favors topic 5
Use tobacco settlement fund to expand coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Extend SCHIP with full funding, plus $12B for Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
Delay Medicaid changes that shift costs from feds to states: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Resources to public schools to invest in proven initiatives: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
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18% of retail electricity from clean and renewable resources: Favors topic 18
Focus on win-win efforts: stem global warming & create jobs: Favors topic 18
Renewable energy like Manhattan Project and Apollo launch: Strongly Favors topic 18
Extend tax incentives for energy efficiency and energy R&D: Strongly Favors topic 18
Promote alternative fuels & also traditional domestic fuels: Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
We have grown our economy by cutting business taxes: Opposes topic 11
Eliminate 74 exemptions & reduce sales tax from 6% to 4%: Favors topic 11
Use casino tax to reduce homeowners’ property taxes: Opposes topic 11
Will not raise any taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut property taxes for regular families: Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
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Cut waste & fraud in welfare & food stamps: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
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Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Feds should fund REAL ID driver licenses, not states: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
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Newly Seated Jan. 2011:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
Newly seated 2009-2010:
AK Sean Parnell
AZ Jan Brewer
ND Jack Dalrymple
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Elections Oct./Nov. 2011:
KY Steve Beshear (re-elected)
LA Bobby Jindal (re-elected)
MS Phil Bryant (Governor-Elect)
MS Haley Barbour (retiring 2012)
WV Earl Ray Tomblin (elected)

Term-limited/retiring as of Nov. 2012:
IN Mitch Daniels (term-limited)
MT Brian Schweitzer (term-limited)
NH John Lynch (retiring 2012)
NH Christine Gregoire (retiring 2012)

Term-limited out as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
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Page last updated: Nov 28, 2011