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Peter Shumlin on VoteMatch

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Assist companies doing stem cell research in Vermont: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal DOMA; treat all of our citizens equally: Strongly Favors topic 3
Apply laws equally to gays and all groups: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We need a single payer system for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Vermont-wide system of public financing of health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No Child Left Behind has become an obstacle: Opposes topic 7
Prioritize resources to ensure future of public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+2 points on Social scale)
Advance the redevelopment of brownfields: Opposes topic 8
Clean up Lake Champlain: federal waivers & local flexibility: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Help keep non-violent offenders out of jail.: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate loopholes, pass progressive taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raise state budget reserve from 5% to 8%, for tough times: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Bias-free policing: no stops for improper documentation: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Energy projects statewide: reduce consumption & create jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports carbon cap & green jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
$106M to improve 65 bridges; plus high speed rail: Favors topic 18
Move off our addiction to oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Address drug addiction as a public health crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on recidivism: $300,000 for methadone treatment: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Create Innovation Zones targeted to regional job needs: Strongly Favors topic 20
Get back to fiscal responsibility, post-stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Peter Shumlin on the issues:

VT Senatorial:
Bernie Sanders

Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D) vs.Bevin(R)
LA: Vitter(R) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D)
MS: Bryant(R) vs.Slater(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R)
OR: Brown(D)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Matheson(D)
VT: Shumlin(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry

 

Page last updated: Jul 04, 2015