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Jerry Brown on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Uncompromising champion of a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports federal abortion funding: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Vetoed considering demographics in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
1/3 of young black men in jail means absolute oppression: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
The right to marry is sacred for gay and straight people: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Proclaim May 2 as California "Day of Prayer": Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Get started on ObamaCare, then expand Medi-Cal: Favors topic 5
Insurance companies must cover maternity leave & services: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Cap benefits & increase retirement age: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Local Control Funding Formula: breakthrough in subsidiarity: Favors topic 7
No government-imposed standards for public schools: Favors topic 7
Consider subsidiarity: central authority only if local fails: Favors topic 7
Let people vote to avoid cutting schools & colleges: Favors topic 7
Give school districts more flexibility and hold accountable: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
32-year quest to build nation's first high-speed rail line: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$14B to build tunnels and restore San Joaquin Delta habitat: Opposes topic 8
Supports high speed rail in CA to create jobs, ease traffic: Opposes topic 8
Banned shark fin harvesting to protect sharks and ocean: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Sustainability ideology obscures need for attitudinal change: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Fight to save the Headwaters ancient redwood groves: Strongly Opposes topic 8
EPA cost analysis ignores value of standing forests: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Animals are public trust; why do trees belong to landowner?: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Capitalism needs to evolve to avoid ecological destruction: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Major reductions in our prison population: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Curb prison spending through an historic realignment: Opposes topic 9
Cracked down on violent gangs: Favors topic 9
CA fired 8,000 college teachers & hired 25,000 prison guards: Opposes topic 9
War on crime is fabricated to frighten people: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Death penalty is a test of our humanity: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Include semiautomatic pistols in unsafe handgun law: Strongly Favors topic 10
Pushed back against liberals on gun control: Favors topic 10
Ban hunting with lead bullets; but detachable magazines OK: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Only choice is raise taxes to deal with extreme difficulty: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports state aid to illegals' children and DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
Signed AB131: undocumented students college financial aid: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposed the Northern American Free Trade Agreement: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Open CA trade and investment office in Shanghai: Strongly Favors topic 13
CA entrepreneurialism reaps benefit from Pacific Rim trade: Favors topic 13
GATT pushes short-term consumption; ignores over-consumption: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Maquiladoras liberated rural women to new servitude: Opposes topic 13
Global development system expands gap between rich and poor: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NAFTA and GATT send jobs to Chinese & Mexican workers: Opposes topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Governor's Military Council: avoid DOD budget cuts: Favors topic 15
Media colludes with politicians to glorify military killing: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Forced legislators to comply with campaign disclosure laws: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
World assured of America's resolve in combating terrorism: Opposes topic 17
Kuwait War: missile flashes didn't feel like we were killing: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pay for high-speed rail project with cap-and-trade revenue: Strongly Favors topic 18
CO2 emissions could warm planet by 7 degrees: Strongly Favors topic 18
Clean energy investment produces jobs for CA: Favors topic 18
Clean Energy Jobs Plan: invest to replace fossil fuel: Strongly Favors topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
How many people can get stoned and still have a great state?: Favors topic 19
Vetoed prosecutor discretion on drugs; keep it a felony: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
$27B budget gap then; multibillion-dollar surplus now: Favors topic 20
Proposes balanced budget and $12.5 billion in cuts: Opposes topic 20

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CA Senatorial:
Barbara Boxer
Dianne Feinstein

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D) vs.Hunt(L)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hatch(D) vs.Hoefling(R)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) &Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
Newly-elected 2014:
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown(2015)
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Local Issues
Social Security
Tax Reform

Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry


Page last updated: Jun 23, 2015