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Jim Gilmore on VoteMatch

Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA)



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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
Abortion before 8 weeks not OK, but shouldn’t be prohibited: Favors topic 1
Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided; good day when repealed: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Right to abortion in the first 8 to 12 weeks of pregnancy: Strongly Favors topic 1
Informed consent and 24-hour waiting period: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More support for traditional African-American universities: Favors topic 2
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated “F” by National Review on pro-gay issues: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Moment of silence does not infringe on students’ rights: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$25M more for medical care for most vulnerable citizens: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Cap entitlements & create a culture of independence: Strongly Favors topic 6
Praises Bush leadership on Social Security reform: Favors topic 6
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Claims Warner said home-schooling threatens America: Strongly Favors topic 7
Calls for a voucher plan in Virginia schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-3 points on Social scale)
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Declined to intervene in execution of Bobby Lee Ramdass: Favors topic 9
Executed foreign national despite international protests: Strongly Favors topic 9
Three strikes eligibility no grounds for stay of execution: Favors topic 9
Death penalty sets standard to not tolerate ghastly murders: 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)
Supporter of 2nd Amendment rights; Americans can be trusted: Strongly Favors topic 10
More gun convictions means less violent crime: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Bush did the right thing with cutting taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Control spending, or higher taxes are certain: Opposes topic 11
Always followed a program of reducing taxes where possible: Strongly Opposes topic 11
End the Car Tax: Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
No amnesty for illegals; control the border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Import farm workers from Mexico: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
UN supported US before war; let’s move beyond pre-war debate: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
There will never be a 100% guarantee of security: Strongly Favors topic 15
Get homeland security money into hands of local governments: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Any kind of timetable in Iraq is not responsible: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No timeline for withdrawal from Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
No troop increase without mission; but no timetable: Opposes topic 17
Bush’s steadfastness in Iraq is leadership in crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 17
UN supported US before war; let’s move beyond pre-war debate: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraq does not deplete localities of responders: Opposes topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
US should seek alternative fuels but still drill for oil: Opposes topic 18
US greatest energy resource is coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Extend “Virginia Naturally”: empower people with knowledge: Favors topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
More funding to develop domestic energy supplies: Opposes topic 18
Share offshore oil development revenue with states: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Provided more substance abuse treatment for drug offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Illegal drugs are not an acceptable part of our society: Strongly Favors topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More banking oversight, even if it means bigger government: Strongly Favors topic 20
In times of economic stress, don’t raise taxes: Opposes topic 20

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Page last updated: Aug 10, 2015