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Martin O`Malley on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • A decision to abort is between a woman and her doctor. (Sep 2015)
  • Abortions should be legal, without government restriction. (May 2015)
  • $101M for stem cell research over six years. (Feb 2012)
  • Supports federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Martin O`Malley on Budget & Economy
Click here for 11 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Fix is neither socialism nor crony capitalism. (Dec 2015)
  • Our economy was wrecked by the big banks of Wall Street. (Nov 2015)
  • Economic injustice is tearing our country apart. (Oct 2015)
  • Fight banks that are too big to jail & too big to fail. (Oct 2015)
  • Why weren't Wall Street CEOs convicted in 2008 meltdown? (May 2015)
  • Reinstate Glass-Steagall: separate investments from banking. (Apr 2015)
  • Tax reductions & regulatory reforms to help job creators. (Feb 2015)
  • Closed $1.7 billion budget deficit in 7 years. (Jan 2014)
  • Middle-out economics instead of trickle-down economics. (Jan 2014)
  • Obama inherited worst economy since the Great Depression. (Sep 2012)
  • Limit budget growth to below inflation. (Jan 2007)
Martin O`Malley on Civil Rights
Click here for 7 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Settled lawsuit with ACLU about race-based arrests. (Oct 2015)
  • All are created equal, including gay, lesbian & transgender. (May 2015)
  • Led Maryland to 2012 same-sex marriage law. (Apr 2015)
  • Respect dignity of individuals & support same-sex marriage. (Jan 2014)
  • Civil marriage rights for all Marylanders. (Feb 2012)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Martin O`Malley on Corporations
Click here for 6 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • It's crony capitalism to bail out banks for bad bets. (Nov 2015)
  • Separate casino banks from good ones: support Glass-Steagall. (Oct 2015)
  • Income gap growing due to concentration of corporate power. (May 2015)
  • Change Maryland's anti-business attitude. (Feb 2015)
  • Repeal personal property tax on small business. (Feb 2015)
  • Maryland is #1 in businesses owned by women. (Jan 2014)
Martin O`Malley on Crime
Click here for 12 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • First state in the south to repeal death penalty. (Jan 2016)
  • Policing the police: more transparency on use of force. (Dec 2015)
  • My zero-tolerance policy didn't cause Baltimore riots. (Oct 2015)
  • Black Lives Matter, like in Baltimore. (Oct 2015)
  • I was re-elected as Baltimore mayor because I made progress. (May 2015)
  • Baltimore riot due to hopelessness, not just race & policing. (May 2015)
  • Abolish the death penalty: we're one of the last refuges. (Apr 2015)
  • I reduced both violent crime and incarceration rates. (May 2014)
  • Repealed death penalty; reduced prison incarceration. (Jan 2014)
  • Root out prison gangs and prison guard corruption. (Jun 2013)
  • Repeal the death penalty: it does not work. (May 2013)
  • Additional funding to hire correctional and police officers. (Jan 2007)
Martin O`Malley on Drugs
Click here for 5 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Opioid addiction crisis comes from over-prescribing. (Dec 2015)
  • Executive Order to address this heroin epidemic. (Feb 2015)
  • Proportionality in marijuana arrests, but not legalization. (Jan 2014)
  • Let Colorado experiment with legalization, not Maryland. (Jan 2014)
  • Baltimore recovered from open-air drug markets. (Nov 2013)
Martin O`Malley on Education
Click here for 11 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Income-based college loan repayment plan for all students. (Dec 2015)
  • Goal of affordable & debt-free college, like in Maryland. (Nov 2015)
  • Dad went to college on GI bill; kids went on pile of bills. (Nov 2015)
  • Don't burden our kids with massive college debt. (Oct 2015)
  • Allow refinancing college loans & income-based repayments. (Jun 2015)
  • Encourage more public charter schools. (Feb 2015)
  • Tax credits for contributions to private & parochial schools. (Feb 2015)
  • Complete College Maryland: incentives to finish on time. (Feb 2011)
  • Give students, teachers & parents resources they need. (Nov 2006)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Opposes education vouchers for public or private school. (Aug 2010)
Martin O`Malley on Energy & Oil
Click here for 5 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • American jobs agenda to build a new renewable energy future. (May 2015)
  • End the automatic gas tax increase. (Feb 2015)
  • Raise gas tax by 2% per year, to rebuild infrastructure. (Feb 2012)
  • Maryland needs a long-term vision to make energy affordable. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
Martin O`Malley on Environment
Click here for 5 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Green revolution: 100% clean electric grid by 2050. (Oct 2015)
  • Support sustainable green building, architecture and design. (Oct 2015)
  • Passed milestone of preserving 1 million acres of open space. (Jan 2014)
  • Flush Tax: fund green upgrade to wastewater treatment plants. (Feb 2012)
  • Adopt the Clean Cars Act to fight global warming. (Jan 2007)
Martin O`Malley on Families & Children
Click here for 6 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Universal national service option, to cut youth employment. (Dec 2015)
  • Gave access to family planning for 35,000 low-income women. (Nov 2015)
  • I'm a husband and a father, and an effective leader. (Oct 2015)
  • Don't penalize working women for having kids. (Oct 2015)
  • Cut infant mortality by 21%, after setting goal of 10%. (Jan 2014)
  • Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
Martin O`Malley on Foreign Policy
Click here for 8 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Leave Cold War mentality to the older generation. (Dec 2015)
  • Make USAID a cabinet agency, to get more intel. (Dec 2015)
  • Need to move towards 'networked intelligence'. (Nov 2015)
  • We should accept 65,000 Syrian refugees who are fleeing ISIL. (Nov 2015)
  • New foreign policy of engagement and collaboration. (May 2015)
  • Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy. (Apr 2013)
  • Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall". (Apr 2013)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
Martin O`Malley on Free Trade
Click here for 3 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Opposing bad trade deals like TPP is just common sense. (Apr 2015)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. (Jul 2014)
Martin O`Malley on Government Reform
Click here for 4 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Fair Campaign Financing Act for gubernatorial elections. (Feb 2015)
  • Every Marylander should have the right to cast their vote. (Apr 2013)
  • Implement a system of open and transparent administration. (Jan 2007)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
Martin O`Malley on Gun Control
Click here for 10 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • FactCheck: Yes, ISIL made videos on buying assault weapons. (Dec 2015)
  • We need more principle, not more polls. (Dec 2015)
  • Baltimore was safer with my comprehensive gun safety law. (Nov 2015)
  • Time to work together to crack down on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2015)
  • The game is rigged in court, against gun victims. (Oct 2015)
  • A critic of the National Rifle Association. (Jun 2015)
  • Ban assault weapons, limit clip size, & require fingerprints. (May 2015)
  • Further toughen the enforcement of our gun laws. (Feb 2011)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Martin O`Malley on Health Care
Click here for 10 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • All-payer system: pay hospitals based on patient wellness. (Jan 2016)
  • All-payer system: state caps medical cost & hospital fees. (May 2015)
  • ObamaCare will get past the scare tactics and will work. (Feb 2014)
  • ObamaCare website has problems, but we're enrolling citizens. (Jan 2014)
  • Pass the Maryland healthcare act to expand health coverage. (Jan 2007)
  • Health care should be a right--not a privilege. (Nov 2006)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Martin O`Malley on Homeland Security
Click here for 7 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • We need to collect and share more intelligence. (Dec 2015)
  • Stop creating safe havens where ISIS can flourish. (Dec 2015)
  • Do not turn to unscrupulous leaders in times of fear. (Dec 2015)
  • Nature of warfare has changed: focus on intel, not armies. (Nov 2015)
  • Snowden fled to Russia so it's obvious what he is. (Oct 2015)
  • Congress' authorization required for use of force on ISIS. (May 2015)
  • More equipment and training for first responders. (Nov 2006)
Martin O`Malley on Immigration
Click here for 7 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Accept 65,000 Syrians now, and more later if needed. (Dec 2015)
  • Our symbol is the Statue of Liberty, not a barbed wire fence. (Nov 2015)
  • Support DACA and DAPA, and comprehensive reform. (Oct 2015)
  • In-state college tuition for immigrants, not free tuition. (Oct 2015)
  • Help people immigrate to our nation of immigrants. (Jul 2015)
  • Comprehensive reform to bring 11 million out of shadows. (May 2015)
  • First state to pass the DREAM Act. (Jul 2013)
Martin O`Malley on Jobs
Click here for 6 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Maryland was first state to pass a living wage of $10.10. (Nov 2015)
  • Raise the minimum wage, plus collective bargaining rights. (May 2015)
  • Extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. (Jan 2014)
  • Raise minimum wage to $10 per hour. (Jan 2014)
  • We have driven unemployment down to a three-year low. (Feb 2012)
  • Recovery & Reinvestment Act creates jobs; spend more locally. (Feb 2011)
Martin O`Malley on Principles & Values
Click here for 7 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Don't give up our freedoms for a promise of security. (Dec 2015)
  • Democrats don't denigrate women or immigrants or Muslims. (Oct 2015)
  • Look at my actions as governor, not my approval rating. (Mar 2015)
  • History celebrates courage, not triangulation. (Mar 2015)
  • Fundraising via O'Say Can You See PAC. (May 2014)
  • American dream requires modern investments in middle class. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
Martin O`Malley on Social Security
Click here for 5 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Make it easier for workers to invest in their own retirement. (Aug 2015)
  • Increase retirement benefits & provide caregiver credits. (Aug 2015)
  • Without Social Security, 1 in 4 seniors would be poor. (Aug 2015)
  • Repeal income tax on retired veterans; & later all retirees. (Feb 2015)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
Martin O`Malley on Tax Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Tax capital gains the same as normal income. (Dec 2015)
  • Wealthiest should pay more but not as much as under Reagan. (Nov 2015)
  • Cut $9.1B spending with no fee nor tax increases. (Jan 2014)
  • Cut taxes on bottom 85% while raising taxes on top 15%. (Jan 2014)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Martin O`Malley on Technology
Click here for 5 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Require warrants for backdoor AND front-door searches. (Jan 2016)
  • $25M more for road improvements. (Feb 2015)
  • $156M for One Maryland Broadband Network. (Feb 2012)
  • 21st Century cyber-infrastructure & rural broadband network. (Feb 2011)
  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
Martin O`Malley on War & Peace
Click here for 7 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Constitution doesn't let us say when dictators must go. (Dec 2015)
  • ISIS is an evil in this world; deal with them as evil. (Nov 2015)
  • Don't search world for monsters to destroy, like Iraq War. (Oct 2015)
  • No-fly zone in Syria too hard to enforce; stay out entirely. (Oct 2015)
  • Negotiate with Iran to remove potential nuclear weapon. (May 2015)
  • Two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. (May 2015)
  • Radical terrorism and nuclear Iran are interconnected. (Mar 2015)
Martin O`Malley on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 3 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other candidates on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Move from welfare to work; & raise Earned Income tax credit. (Jan 2014)
  • Anti-poverty programs grow our middle class. (Jan 2014)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Gave access to family planning for 35,000 low-income women: Favors topic 1
A decision to abort is between a woman and her doctor: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortions should be legal, without government restriction: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports federal abortion funding: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Don't penalize working women for having kids: Strongly Favors topic 2
Maryland is #1 in businesses owned by women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all: Neutral on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
All are created equal, including gay, lesbian & transgender: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect dignity of individuals & support same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Civil marriage rights for all Marylanders: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: 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)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
All-payer system: pay hospitals based on patient wellness: Favors topic 5
All-payer system: state caps medical cost & hospital fees: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare website has problems, but we're enrolling citizens: Strongly Favors topic 5
Pass the Maryland healthcare act to expand health coverage: Favors topic 5
Health care should be a right--not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care: Favors topic 5
Supports government-run healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make it easier for workers to invest in their own retirement: Favors topic 6
Increase retirement benefits & provide caregiver credits: Opposes topic 6
Without Social Security, 1 in 4 seniors would be poor: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Create Retirement Savings Accounts: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Encourage more public charter schools: Favors topic 7
Tax credits for contributions to private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Give students, teachers & parents resources they need: Opposes topic 7
Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice: Opposes topic 7
Opposes education vouchers for public or private school: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
Green revolution: 100% clean electric grid by 2050: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Support sustainable green building, architecture and design: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Passed milestone of preserving 1 million acres of open space: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Flush Tax: fund green upgrade to wastewater treatment plants: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
First state in the south to repeal death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Policing the police: more transparency on use of force: Opposes topic 9
I was re-elected as Baltimore mayor because I made progress: Favors topic 9
Abolish the death penalty: we're one of the last refuges: Strongly Opposes topic 9
I reduced both violent crime and incarceration rates: Opposes topic 9
Repealed death penalty; reduced prison incarceration: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Root out prison gangs and prison guard corruption: Favors topic 9
Repeal the death penalty: it does not work: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Additional funding to hire correctional and police officers: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Baltimore was safer with my comprehensive gun safety law: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Time to work together to crack down on gun manufacturers: Strongly Opposes topic 10
The game is rigged in court, against gun victims: Strongly Opposes topic 10
A critic of the National Rifle Association: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban assault weapons, limit clip size, & require fingerprints: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Further toughen the enforcement of our gun laws: Opposes topic 10
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology: Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tax capital gains the same as normal income: Strongly Favors topic 11
Wealthiest should pay more but not as much as under Reagan: Strongly Favors topic 11
Change Maryland's anti-business attitude: Opposes topic 11
Repeal personal property tax on small business: Opposes topic 11
Cut $9.1B spending with no fee nor tax increases: Opposes topic 11
Cut taxes on bottom 85% while raising taxes on top 15%: Strongly Favors topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Accept 65,000 Syrians now, and more later if needed: Strongly Favors topic 12
Our symbol is the Statue of Liberty, not a barbed wire fence: Strongly Favors topic 12
Support DACA and DAPA, and comprehensive reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Democrats don't denigrate women or immigrants or Muslims: Favors topic 12
Help people immigrate to our nation of immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
First state to pass the DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposing bad trade deals like TPP is just common sense: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Build a rule-based global trading system: Favors topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Constitution doesn't let us say when dictators must go: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Congress' authorization required for use of force on ISIS: Opposes topic 15
Repeal income tax on retired veterans; & later all retirees: Favors topic 15
More equipment and training for first responders: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fair Campaign Financing Act for gubernatorial elections: Favors topic 16
Every Marylander should have the right to cast their vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
ISIS is an evil in this world; deal with them as evil: Opposes topic 17
Negotiate with Iran to remove potential nuclear weapon: Favors topic 17
Radical terrorism and nuclear Iran are interconnected: Opposes topic 17
Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall": Opposes topic 17
Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
End the automatic gas tax increase: Opposes topic 18
Raise gas tax by 2% per year, to rebuild infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 18
Adopt the Clean Cars Act to fight global warming: Strongly Favors topic 18
Maryland needs a long-term vision to make energy affordable: Opposes topic 18
Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opioid addiction crisis comes from over-prescribing: Favors topic 19
Executive Order to address this heroin epidemic: Favors topic 19
Proportionality in marijuana arrests, but not legalization: Favors topic 19
Let Colorado experiment with legalization, not Maryland: Strongly Favors topic 19
Baltimore recovered from open-air drug markets: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tax reductions & regulatory reforms to help job creators: Strongly Opposes topic 20
$25M more for road improvements: Favors topic 20
Middle-out economics instead of trickle-down economics: Strongly Favors topic 20
Extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless: Favors topic 20
Anti-poverty programs grow our middle class: Favors topic 20
Recovery & Reinvestment Act creates jobs; spend more locally: Strongly Favors topic 20
Limit budget growth to below inflation: Opposes topic 20

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