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Martin O`Malley on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates 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 7 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • 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 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • 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 4 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • 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 6 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Baltimore riot due to hopelessness, not just race & policing. (May 2015)
  • Abolish the death penalty: we're one of the last refuges. (Apr 2015)
  • Repealed death penalty; reduced prison incarceration.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 4 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • 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 6 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • 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 3 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates 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
Click here for 2 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • 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 4 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • 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 3 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • 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 8 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • 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
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  • More equipment and training for first responders. (Nov 2006)
Martin O`Malley on Immigration
Click here for 2 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • 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 5 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • 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 4 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • 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 2 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • 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 3 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • 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 4 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • $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
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
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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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)
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)
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
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
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)
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)
Abolish the death penalty: we're one of the last refuges: Strongly 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)
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)
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)
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
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
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
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(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)
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)
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

Martin O`Malley is a Moderate Liberal.
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