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John Kitzhaber on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by NARAL and Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortions always legally available, & government funded: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Maintain affirmative action in colleges & state hiring: Strongly Favors topic 2
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by pro-GLBT Basic Rights Oregon's Equality PAC: Strongly Favors topic 3
Recognize same-sex marriages: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Healthcare reform needed at both state and federal levels: Favors topic 5
More federal funding for rural health services: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on 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
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Governor's Cool Schools project is funded by teachers union: Opposes topic 7
Welcomes waiver from No Child Left Behind standards: Opposes topic 7
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Seeks to balance environmental and economic interests: Opposes topic 8
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
State primacy over water quantity & quality issues: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Spend $600M on education now instead of on prisons later: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Oppose the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
End parole for repeat violent felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Zero tolerance for violence against government employees: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increase restrictions on gun purchase and possession: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opportunity for revenue: capping total deductions & credits: Strongly Favors topic 11
No state sales tax; no flat tax; increase gas tax: Favors topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions: Neutral on topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(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
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Encouraging more trade agreements with China: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Limit individual campaign donations; require full disclosure: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Making renewable energy in state also keeps dollars in state: Strongly Favors topic 18
Transition away from damaging fossil fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship: Neutral on topic 18
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions: Neutral on topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize medicinal marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
States should make drug policy, not feds: Neutral on topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Beware uneven, unequal "recovery" without rural & minorities: Strongly Favors topic 20
Budget to focus on people's futures, not taxes or problems: Strongly Favors topic 20
Oregon Business Plan: create jobs & income; reduce poverty: Strongly Favors topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: John Kitzhaber on the issues:

OR Senatorial:
Jason Conger
Jeff Merkley
Monica Wehby
Ron Wyden

Election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Solis(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
HI: Abercrombie(D) vs.Djou(R)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hoefling(R) vs.Culver(D)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D) vs.Baker(R)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Boren(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Schwartz(D) vs.Critz(D) vs.Wolf(D)
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
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
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

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: Mar 26, 2014