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Martha Coakley(D)
Karyn Polito(D,Lt.Gov.)
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*ME Paul LePage(R)
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MT Steve Bullock(D)
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ND Jack Dalrymple(R)
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*OH John Kasich(R)
*OK Mary Fallin(R)
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*OR John Kitzhaber(D)
*PA Tom Corbett(R)
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*SD Dennis Daugaard(R)
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Paul LePage on Abortion
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  • Protect life in Maine; I'm one of 18 children. (Nov 2010)
Paul LePage on Budget & Economy
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  • Make the tough decisions to let American Dream survive. (Feb 2013)
Paul LePage on Civil Rights
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  • Publicly insulted the NAACP. (Jan 2012)
  • Keep marriage as sacred union of one man and one woman. (Nov 2010)
Paul LePage on Corporations
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  • Capital investment goes where it is welcomed. (Feb 2013)
  • Depreciate bonuses; reduce business tax rate to under 8%. (Feb 2011)
Paul LePage on Crime
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  • Victim's Compensation Fund to address domestic violence. (Feb 2013)
Paul LePage on Drugs
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  • We are losing War on Drugs; more enforcement & prosecution. (Feb 2014)
  • Mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients. (Feb 2011)
Paul LePage on Education
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  • Strong support for charter schools, virtual or otherwise. (Mar 2014)
  • Virtual charter schools are not the right answer. (Mar 2014)
  • Supports vouchers, local control and charter schools. (Nov 2010)
Paul LePage on Energy & Oil
Click here for 5 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Build a natural gas pipeline from Canada. (Jan 2014)
  • Global warming helps Maine by opening north shipping lanes. (Dec 2013)
  • Make energy choices that put price ahead of politics. (Nov 2010)
  • Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Paul LePage on Environment
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  • Abstain from EPA petition to cut Midwest emissions. (Dec 2013)
  • OpEd: Pro-business assault on environmental regulations. (Apr 2012)
  • Preserve shoreline, wetlands, & working forest. (Aug 2011)
  • Change environmental laws to replace red tape with jobs. (Jan 2011)
  • Stop manufacturer recycling; start cost-benefit analyses. (Jan 2011)
Paul LePage on Families & Children
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  • Focus on services for children, not on expanding welfare. (Feb 2014)
Paul LePage on Foreign Policy
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Paul LePage on Free Trade
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  • Make Maine more competitive vs. fierce global competition. (Feb 2014)
Paul LePage on Government Reform
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  • Replaced same-day voter registration with photo ID rule. (Apr 2012)
Paul LePage on Gun Control
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  • Support 2nd amendment with no exceptions. (Nov 2010)
  • Upholds Constitutional right to bear arms. (Nov 2010)
Paul LePage on Health Care
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  • MaineCare recipients contribute to statewide health coverage. (Feb 2011)
  • More competition in health insurance and health care markets. (Nov 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Paul LePage on Homeland Security
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  • Wreaths Across America: thank our men and women in uniform. (Feb 2013)
Paul LePage on Immigration
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  • Welcome immigrants, but no welfare for legal non-citizens. (Feb 2011)
  • No voting nor rights nor handouts for non-citizens. (Nov 2010)
Paul LePage on Jobs
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  • Vetoed incrementally raising the state's minimum wage. (Dec 2013)
  • Reduce red tape for permitting for principled job creators. (Feb 2013)
Paul LePage on Local Issues
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  • Entrepreneurial "doers" create jobs all over the state. (Feb 2014)
Paul LePage on Principles & Values
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  • We can do better than same failed policies of past 40 years. (Feb 2014)
Paul LePage on Social Security
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  • Medicare and Social Security are really just welfare. (Jun 2014)
Paul LePage on Tax Reform
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  • End marriage penalty; increase personal exemptions. (Feb 2011)
  • Reduce Maine's excessive tax burden. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Paul LePage on Technology
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  • New website to see how Maine tax dollars are spent. (Feb 2013)
Paul LePage on War & Peace
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  • Celebrate bin Laden's demise, though war on terror goes on. (May 2011)
Paul LePage on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Maine grew at 0.8% if we discount federal welfare payments. (Jun 2014)
  • Maine's TANF welfare system is too generous. (Jan 2014)
  • End welfare-on-day-one: No instant eligibility for benefits. (Feb 2011)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect life in Maine; I'm one of 18 children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Publicly insulted the NAACP: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Keep marriage as sacred union of one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
End welfare-on-day-one: No instant eligibility for benefits: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
MaineCare recipients contribute to statewide health coverage: Favors topic 5
More competition in health insurance and health care markets: Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Medicare and Social Security are really just welfare: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Strong support for charter schools, virtual or otherwise: Strongly Favors topic 7
Virtual charter schools are not the right answer: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supports vouchers, local control and charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Abstain from EPA petition to cut Midwest emissions: Favors topic 8
Preserve shoreline, wetlands, & working forest: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Change environmental laws to replace red tape with jobs: Strongly Favors topic 8
Stop manufacturer recycling; start cost-benefit analyses: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
We are losing War on Drugs; more enforcement & prosecution: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support 2nd amendment with no exceptions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Upholds Constitutional right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Depreciate bonuses; reduce business tax rate to under 8%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
End marriage penalty; increase personal exemptions: Opposes topic 11
Reduce Maine's excessive tax burden: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Welcome immigrants, but no welfare for legal non-citizens: Opposes topic 12
No voting nor rights nor handouts for non-citizens: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Make Maine more competitive vs. fierce global competition: 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)
Wreaths Across America: thank our men and women in uniform: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Replaced same-day voter registration with photo ID rule: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Celebrate bin Laden's demise, though war on terror goes on: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Build a natural gas pipeline from Canada: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Global warming helps Maine by opening north shipping lanes: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Make energy choices that put price ahead of politics: Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make the tough decisions to let American Dream survive: Favors topic 20

Paul LePage is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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