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Mark Warner on Abortion
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  • Protect responsible Choice. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
Mark Warner on Budget & Economy
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  • Banking crisis caused by too many asleep at the switch in DC. (Sep 2008)
  • Gilmore’s budgets “full of gimmicks” created $6B deficit. (Sep 2008)
  • Popularity based on credit for saving state’s finances. (Apr 2006)
  • Close the largest budget shortfall in Virginia’s history. (Jan 2004)
  • Must not lose AAA bond ratings. (Jan 2004)
  • Fiscal conservatism: taxpayer money is sacred. (Nov 2001)
  • Promote traditional businesses; small business, & tourism. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
Mark Warner on Civil Rights
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  • Eliminated Family Rule, so unrelated couples can buy homes. (Mar 2008)
  • Project Genesis: faith-based African-American home program. (Mar 2008)
  • Promote minority-owned business. (Nov 2001)
  • End racial profiling; more minority police. (Nov 2001)
  • Extend hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Nov 2001)
Mark Warner on Corporations
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  • Financial crisis stems from companies over-borrowing. (Sep 2008)
  • More state contracts for minority & women-owned businesses. (Mar 2008)
Mark Warner on Crime
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  • Endorsed by Virginia Police Benevolent Association. (Sep 2008)
  • Initiated statewide Amber Alert system. (Sep 2008)
  • 2004: much-needed funding for law enforcement. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports a fair death penalty. (Nov 2001)
  • More enforcement and more prevention. (Nov 2001)
  • Focus juvenile justice on workforce training. (Nov 2001)
  • Supports Virginia’s victim’s bill of rights. (Nov 2001)
  • Abolish parole. (Nov 2001)
Mark Warner on Drugs
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  • Place decongestants behind counter to slow meth production. (Sep 2008)
  • Restricted meth ingredients and reduced meth labs. (Mar 2008)
  • Increase penalties for illegal drugs. (Jul 1996)
Mark Warner on Education
Click here for 10 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Home-schooling is ok; my sister home-schools her kids. (Sep 2008)
  • 2004: 14 of 32 failing schools graduated from NCLB program. (Mar 2008)
  • 2002 PASS initiative included private & faith-based groups. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports Standards of Learning, but not tests. (Nov 2001)
  • Require character education in public schools. (Nov 2001)
  • Involve whole communities in schools. (Jan 2001)
  • High-Tech Partnership for Historically Black Colleges. (Jan 2001)
  • No school prayer amendment. (Jul 1996)
  • Supports public schools. (Nov 2001)
  • Promote public school competition & choice. (Nov 2001)
Mark Warner on Energy & Oil
Click here for 7 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Opposes drilling ANWR; but OK to drill offshore. (Sep 2008)
  • Offshore drilling is acceptable but not the “silver bullet”. (Jul 2008)
  • Vetoed offshore drilling ban until more laws & facts known. (Jul 2008)
  • Drastically reduced emissions from VA coal power plants. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade. (Apr 2009)
Mark Warner on Environment
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  • Tougher discharge regulations on Chesapeake Bay. (Mar 2008)
  • Redevelop Virginia’s brownfields. (Nov 2001)
  • Preserve open space & control suburban sprawl. (Nov 2001)
  • Economic prosperity depends on wise use of natural resources. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Aug 2009)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
Mark Warner on Families & Children
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  • Mandatory arrest upon evidence of domestic violence. (Nov 2001)
Mark Warner on Foreign Policy
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  • Pakistan could emerge as world’s most dangerous nation. (Sep 2008)
  • UN participation & economic aid only when within US interest. (Jul 1996)
Mark Warner on Free Trade
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  • Supports NAFTA, GATT, and WTO. (Jul 1996)
  • Consider human rights record for MFN status. (Jul 1996)
Mark Warner on Government Reform
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  • No PAC contributions; yes full disclosure. (Nov 1996)
  • Supports line-item veto. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
Mark Warner on Gun Control
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  • Strong defender of the Second Amendment. (Sep 2008)
  • Protect sportsmen’s rights & the Second Amendment. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
Mark Warner on Health Care
Click here for 7 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • As governor, 138,000 more children covered by insurance. (Mar 2008)
  • Get every eligible child health care. (Nov 2001)
  • Answer seniors’ questions with “Senior Navigator”. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports Virginia Health Care Foundation for under-served. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Mark Warner on Homeland Security
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  • Remove the “ghost fleet” of 100 aging ships in James River. (Mar 2008)
  • Relax wiretapping restrictions for the FBI. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
Mark Warner on Immigration
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  • Federal failure on immigration means states must take action. (Mar 2008)
  • Limit social payments to immigrants; support English. (Jul 1996)
Mark Warner on Jobs
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  • Bring high-tech, well-paying jobs to small towns. (Aug 2008)
  • Gilmore opposed helping Tultex, despite Assembly’s support. (Jul 2008)
  • No employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Mar 2008)
  • Increase minimum wage; support homeless job training. (Jul 1996)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
Mark Warner on Local Issues
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Mark Warner on Principles & Values
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  • End partisan gridlock; embrace common ground. (Sep 2008)
  • It’s “the future v. the past” not “liberal v. conservative”. (Aug 2008)
  • Replace name-calling with bipartisan management. (Jul 2008)
  • Term-limited as governor in 2008. (Jun 2006)
  • We can’t win presidency in only 16 blue states. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
Mark Warner on Social Security
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Mark Warner on Tax Reform
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  • Pushed $1.4B tax increase to close $6B budget shortfall. (Sep 2008)
  • Roll back top-tier tax breaks. (Sep 2008)
  • Vetoed offshore drilling ban until more laws & facts known. (Jul 2008)
  • Gilmore promised car tax repeal at $620M; but it cost $2B. (Jul 2008)
  • 2003 tax package raised some taxes & removed low-income tax. (Mar 2008)
  • Cut taxes for at least 65% of Virginians. (Jan 2004)
Mark Warner on Technology
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  • Target more enforcement against cyber-crime. (Nov 2001)
  • Fight Internet pornography. (Nov 2001)
  • Promote “e-government”. (Nov 2001)
  • Supports Tek.Xam: standard test for technology employment. (Jan 2001)
  • Invest broadcast spectrum receipts into school Internet. (Jul 1996)
Mark Warner on War & Peace
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  • No timetable to end war in Iraq. (Sep 2008)
  • Withdraw from Iraq but no arbitrary timeline. (Sep 2008)
  • Redeploy troops to Afghanistan; focus on Pakistan & Iran. (Sep 2008)
  • Sensible timeline to bring troops home from Iraq. (Apr 2008)
  • On Hezbollah soldier abductions: “Stands with Israel”. (Jul 2006)
  • Supports deployment of US troops to the former Yugoslavia. (Jul 1996)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Mark Warner on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Expand enterprise zones. (Nov 2001)
  • Housing vouchers & tax incentives against homelessness. (Jul 1996)
  • Require work to receive welfare benefits. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Protect responsible Choice: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More state contracts for minority & women-owned businesses: Strongly Favors topic 2
Promote minority-owned business: Strongly Favors topic 2
End racial profiling; more minority police: Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminated Family Rule, so unrelated couples can buy homes: Strongly Favors topic 3
No employment discrimination based on sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
Extend hate crimes to include sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports Standards of Learning, but not tests: Neutral on topic 4
Require character education in public schools: Favors topic 4
No school prayer amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports a fair death penalty: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
2004: much-needed funding for law enforcement: Favors topic 9
More enforcement and more prevention: Favors topic 9
Supports Virginia’s victim’s bill of rights: Favors topic 9
Abolish parole: Strongly Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Strong defender of the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Protect sportsmen’s rights & the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
As governor, 138,000 more children covered by insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Get every eligible child health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Answer seniors’ questions with “Senior Navigator”: Favors topic 5
Supports Virginia Health Care Foundation for under-served: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Economic scale)
Home-schooling is ok; my sister home-schools her kids: Favors topic 7
2004: 14 of 32 failing schools graduated from NCLB program: Favors topic 7
Supports public schools: Opposes topic 7
Promote public school competition & choice: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Offshore drilling is acceptable but not the “silver bullet”: Favors topic 18
Drastically reduced emissions from VA coal power plants: Strongly Favors topic 18
Preserve open space & control suburban sprawl: Strongly Favors topic 18
Economic prosperity depends on wise use of natural resources: Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Favors topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Place decongestants behind counter to slow meth production: Favors topic 19
Restricted meth ingredients and reduced meth labs: Favors topic 19
Increase penalties for illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Project Genesis: faith-based African-American home program: Favors topic 20
2002 PASS initiative included private & faith-based groups: Favors topic 20
Expand enterprise zones: Favors topic 20
Require work to receive welfare benefits: Favors topic 20
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Roll back top-tier tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 11
2003 tax package raised some taxes & removed low-income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Fiscal conservatism: taxpayer money is sacred: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
Federal failure on immigration means states must take action: Opposes topic 12
Limit social payments to immigrants; support English: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports NAFTA, GATT, and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Remove the “ghost fleet” of 100 aging ships in James River: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No PAC contributions; yes full disclosure: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Relax wiretapping restrictions for the FBI: Opposes topic 14
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
No timetable to end war in Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Withdraw from Iraq but no arbitrary timeline: Favors topic 17
Sensible timeline to bring troops home from Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17

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