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OH: Portman(R) vs.Strickland(D) vs.Sittenfeld(D)
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Steve Beshear on Abortion
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  • Supports Roe v. Wade. (Nov 1996)
Steve Beshear on Budget & Economy
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  • Cut government spending due to the revenue shortfall. (Jan 2008)
  • Some budget priorities won’t go away despite budget crisis. (Jan 2008)
  • Revenue situation becomes a golden opportunity for change. (Jan 2008)
Steve Beshear on Civil Rights
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  • Supports affirmative actions programs. (Nov 1996)
Steve Beshear on Corporations
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  • Incentive programs for businesses; to bring in jobs. (Feb 2011)
Steve Beshear on Crime
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  • Impose “truth in sentencing” for violent criminals. (Nov 1996)
  • Limit death penalty appeals; impose it for drug traffickers. (Nov 1996)
Steve Beshear on Drugs
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  • More penalties; more testing; more drug war funding. (Nov 1996)
Steve Beshear on Education
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  • Alternative programs to reduce school dropout rate. (Feb 2011)
Steve Beshear on Energy & Oil
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  • To Washington: Get off our backs! about coal. (Feb 2011)
Steve Beshear on Environment
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Steve Beshear on Families & Children
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Steve Beshear on Foreign Policy
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Steve Beshear on Free Trade
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  • Opposes NAFTA; supports tariffs. (Nov 1996)
Steve Beshear on Government Reform
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  • 6-day furlough for state workers; cut top staff salaries 10%. (Feb 2011)
  • Comprehensive ethics package to restore trust. (Jan 2008)
  • Campaign spending limits with reduced TV rates. (Nov 1996)
Steve Beshear on Gun Control
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  • Maintain gun registration and gun restrictions. (Nov 1996)
Steve Beshear on Health Care
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  • Support managed competition & healthcare tax incentives. (Nov 1996)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
Steve Beshear on Homeland Security
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  • Relax wiretapping restrictions. (Nov 1996)
Steve Beshear on Immigration
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  • More deportations; more border enforcement. (Nov 1996)
Steve Beshear on Jobs
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Steve Beshear on Local Issues
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  • Keep KY Horse Capital of the World; a $4 billion industry. (Feb 2011)
Steve Beshear on Principles & Values
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Steve Beshear on Social Security
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Steve Beshear on Tax Reform
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  • Taxes are not the answer; no broad-based increases. (Feb 2011)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Steve Beshear on Technology
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  • Ideas are the foundation of any new economy. (Jan 2008)
Steve Beshear on War & Peace
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Steve Beshear on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports affirmative actions programs: Strongly Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
Limit death penalty appeals; impose it for drug traffickers: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Impose “truth in sentencing” for violent criminals: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Maintain gun registration and gun restrictions: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Support managed competition & healthcare tax incentives: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Alternative programs to reduce school dropout rate: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
To Washington: Get off our backs! about coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
More penalties; more testing; more drug war funding: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Incentive programs for businesses; to bring in jobs: Opposes topic 11
Taxes are not the answer; no broad-based increases: Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
More deportations; more border enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes NAFTA; supports tariffs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
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)
Campaign spending limits with reduced TV rates: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Relax wiretapping restrictions: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Steve Beshear is a Moderate Populist.
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