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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Protect responsible Choice: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More state contracts for minority & women-owned businesses: Strongly Favors topic 2
Promote minority-owned business: Strongly Favors topic 2
End racial profiling; more minority police: Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminated Family Rule, so unrelated couples can buy homes: Strongly Favors topic 3
No employment discrimination based on sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
Extend hate crimes to include sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Project Genesis: faith-based African-American home program: Favors topic 4
2002 PASS initiative included private & faith-based groups: Favors topic 4
Supports Standards of Learning, but not tests: Neutral on topic 4
Require character education in public schools: Favors topic 4
Expand enterprise zones: Favors topic 4
No school prayer amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Require work to receive welfare benefits: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
As governor, 138,000 more children covered by insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Get every eligible child health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Answer seniors’ questions with “Senior Navigator”: Favors topic 5
Supports Virginia Health Care Foundation for under-served: Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
YES on regulating tobacco as a drug: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Home-schooling is ok; my sister home-schools her kids: Favors topic 7
2004: 14 of 32 failing schools graduated from NCLB program: Favors topic 7
Involve whole communities in schools: Favors topic 7
Supports public schools: Opposes topic 7
Promote public school competition & choice: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes drilling ANWR; but OK to drill offshore: Favors topic 8
Preserve open space & control suburban sprawl: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Economic prosperity depends on wise use of natural resources: Opposes topic 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
2004: much-needed funding for law enforcement: Favors topic 9
Supports a fair death penalty: Favors topic 9
More enforcement and more prevention: Favors topic 9
Supports Virginia’s victim’s bill of rights: Favors topic 9
Abolish parole: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Strong defender of the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Protect sportsmen’s rights & the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Roll back top-tier tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 11
2003 tax package raised some taxes & removed low-income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Fiscal conservatism: taxpayer money is sacred: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Federal failure on immigration means states must take action: Opposes topic 12
Limit social payments to immigrants; support English: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supports NAFTA, GATT, and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Social scale)
UN participation & economic aid only when within US interest: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Remove the “ghost fleet” of 100 aging ships in James River: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No PAC contributions; yes full disclosure: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
No timetable to end war in Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Withdraw from Iraq but no arbitrary timeline: Favors topic 17
Sensible timeline to bring troops home from Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves: Opposes topic 17
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Offshore drilling is acceptable but not the “silver bullet”: Favors topic 18
Drastically reduced emissions from VA coal power plants: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
YES on requiring full Senate debate and vote on cap-and-trade: Opposes topic 18
NO on protecting middle-income taxpayers from a national energy tax: Favors topic 18
NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Place decongestants behind counter to slow meth production: Favors topic 19
Restricted meth ingredients and reduced meth labs: Favors topic 19
Increase penalties for illegal drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Pushed $1.4B tax increase to close $6B budget shortfall: Strongly Favors topic 20
Close the largest budget shortfall in Virginia’s history: Opposes topic 20
Cut taxes for at least 65% of Virginians: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated 83% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record: Favors topic 20
YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package: Strongly Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Page last updated: Jan 20, 2014