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Martin O`Malley on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • $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 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • 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 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • 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
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  • Maryland is #1 in businesses owned by women. (Jan 2014)
Martin O`Malley on Crime
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  • Repealed death penalty; reduced prison incarceration.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
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  • Baltimore recovered from open-air drug markets. (Nov 2013)
Martin O`Malley on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • 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 3 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • 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 3 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
Martin O`Malley on Government Reform
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  • 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
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  • 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 6 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • 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
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  • More equipment and training for first responders. (Nov 2006)
Martin O`Malley on Immigration
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  • First state to pass the DREAM Act. (Jul 2013)
Martin O`Malley on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • 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 Local Issues
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  • Recognized native Piscataway People after 350 years. (Jan 2014)
Martin O`Malley on Principles & Values
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  • 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
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  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
Martin O`Malley on Tax Reform
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  • Cut $9.1B spending with no fee nor tax increases. (Jan 2014)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Martin O`Malley on Technology
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  • $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
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Martin O`Malley on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Move from welfare to work; & raise Earned Income tax credit. (Jan 2014)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports federal abortion funding: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
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)
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)
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
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Create Retirement Savings Accounts: Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
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)
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)
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
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Cut $9.1B spending with no fee nor tax increases: Opposes 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)
First state to pass the DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Build a rule-based global trading system: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
More equipment and training for first responders: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Every Marylander should have the right to cast their vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
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)
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
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Baltimore recovered from open-air drug markets: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Recovery & Reinvestment Act creates jobs; spend more locally: Strongly Favors topic 20
Limit budget growth to below inflation: Opposes topic 20

Martin O`Malley is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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