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Ruth Ann Minner on Abortion
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  • Abortions should always be legal; cloning only sometimes. (Nov 2004)
  • Endorsed Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Budget & Economy
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  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Civil Rights
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  • Civil unions yes; marriage no. (Nov 2004)
  • Recruit minorities for state hiring, but no quotas. (Nov 2004)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Corporations
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Ruth Ann Minner on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2004)
  • Build more prisons; end parole for violent criminals. (Nov 2004)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Drugs
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Ruth Ann Minner on Education
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  • Include abstinence AND contraception in sex ed. (Nov 2004)
  • More funding for teachers & school infrastructure. (Nov 2004)
  • Put reading specialists in every elementary school. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Energy & Oil
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Ruth Ann Minner on Environment
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  • Livable Delaware: channel development against sprawl. (Jan 2001)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Families & Children
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  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Foreign Policy
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Ruth Ann Minner on Free Trade
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Ruth Ann Minner on Government Reform
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  • Donation limits but no spending limits for campaigns. (Nov 2004)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Gun Control
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  • Strengthen existing gun laws; require child safety locks. (Nov 2004)
Ruth Ann Minner on Health Care
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  • Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care. (Nov 2004)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Homeland Security
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  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Immigration
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  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Jobs
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Ruth Ann Minner on Local Issues
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Ruth Ann Minner on Principles & Values
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  • Member of Democratic Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Social Security
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  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on Tax Reform
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  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Ruth Ann Minner on Technology
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  • Implement e-government, starting with DMV. (Jan 2001)
Ruth Ann Minner on War & Peace
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Ruth Ann Minner on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abortions should always be legal; cloning only sometimes: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Recruit minorities for state hiring, but no quotas: Favors topic 2
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+2 points on Social scale)
Civil unions yes; marriage no: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Include abstinence AND contraception in sex ed: Opposes topic 4
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
(-3 points on Social scale)
Build more prisons; end parole for violent criminals: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen existing gun laws; require child safety locks: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More funding for teachers & school infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Livable Delaware: channel development against sprawl: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
Promote the next generation of welfare reform: Opposes topic 20
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(0 points on Social scale)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Donation limits but no spending limits for campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17

Ruth Ann Minner is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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