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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 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Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided; good day when repealed: Strongly Opposes topic 1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:
Require hiring more 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:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated “F” by National Review on pro-gay issues: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Moment of silence does not infringe on students’ rights: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Declined to intervene in execution of Bobby Lee Ramdass: Favors topic 8
Executed foreign national despite international protests: Strongly Favors topic 8
Death penalty sets standard to not tolerate ghastly murders: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
Three strikes eligibility no grounds for stay of execution: 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
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-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:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+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
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+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: Neutral on topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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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:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
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Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance: Neutral on topic 20
Supports TANF grants to states: Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
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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:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-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
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(-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:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+2 points on Social scale)
Never allow terrorists limit our commitment to liberty: Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(-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

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Jim Gilmore on the issues:
Frontrunners:
GOP: Sen.John McCain
Democrat: Sen.Hillary Clinton
Democrat: Sen.Barack Obama

GOP V.P. Possibilities:
Mayor Rudy Giuliani(NYC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Sen.Joe Lieberman(CT)
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Gov. Mark Sanford(SC)

Third Parties:
Libertarian: Rep.Bob Barr
Libertarian: Sen.Mike Gravel
Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
Liberation: Gloria La Riva
Green: Rep.Cynthia McKinney
Socialist: Brian Moore
Independent: Ralph Nader
Libertarian: Rep.Ron Paul
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

Page last updated: Feb 07, 2010