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Karyn Polito on VoteMatch

 

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support buffer zone and access to contraceptive care: Strongly Favors topic 1
2003: Supported "right-to-know" law; now opposes it: Opposes topic 1
High marks from NARAL: Favors topic 1
Voted YES on overriding veto on Stem Cell Research Bill: Favors topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supported $900K for disability & mentoring aid: Favors topic 2
Opposed "Turning 22" mental disability program: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Evolved on gay marriage; now favors it: Strongly Favors topic 3
Voted YES on affirming marriage for heterosexuals only: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Voted YES on defining marriage as one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted YES on 'one nation under God' in pledge of allegiance: Strongly Favors topic 4
Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school: Favors topic 4
Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on maintaining two state psychiatric hospitals: Favors topic 5
Voted NO on Constitutional call for universal health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No pensions for politicians; retirement reform for others: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposed federal school breakfast supplement: Favors topic 7
Voted NO on 3-year moratorium on charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators: Favors topic 8
Opposed keeping park maintenance funding within MDC: Favors topic 8
Voted NO on reduced fees for blood lead level testing: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Leading advocate for the passage of "Jessica's Law": Strongly Favors topic 9
Voted YES on reinstating capital punishment: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services: Strongly Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reducing firearm licensing fee from $100 to $40: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't treat taxpayers as an ATM when money gets tight: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on postponing reduction of income tax to 5%: Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on closing $85 million in corporate tax loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted YES on capital gains tax rebates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax: Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on Defeating corporate tax disclosure: Favors topic 11
Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only: Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted NO on International Trade Council to promote exports: Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Fight corrupt Beacon Hill culture; no legislative pay raises: Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
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Neutral on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand gaming: economic engine without higher taxes: Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on rejecting $25M earmarked for Housing Trust Fund: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Voted NO on removing funds for Affordable Housing Trust: Favors topic 20
Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Karyn Polito on the issues:
 

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
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

 

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