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Ronnie Musgrove on VoteMatch


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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban gay couples from adopting: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
2003: “Tragedy” to remove Ten Commandments from MS Capitol: Favors topic 4
Require public schools to display “In God We Trust” motto: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Favors death penalty for terrorists: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+2 points on Social scale)
Teach prisoners skills by building senior housing: Opposes topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment privileges, with safety education: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect Mississippi’s Health Care Trust Fund: Favors topic 5
Enrolled 50,000 in the Children’s Health Insurance Program: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More funding to develop domestic energy supplies: Opposes topic 18
Share offshore oil development revenue with states: Neutral on topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
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Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Promote the next generation of welfare reform: Opposes topic 20
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance: Neutral on topic 20
Supports TANF grants to states: Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Wicker is not fiscally conservative on taxes: Opposes topic 11
As governor, balanced budget without raising taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
Say no to businesses that hire illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Import farm workers from Mexico: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Can’t negotiate trade deals while $30B in debt to China: Opposes topic 13
NAFTA & CAFTA are worst trade agreements in modern history: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
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Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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National debt comes from special interest pork: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
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No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
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Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17

Other governors' VoteMatch: Ronnie Musgrove on the issues:
MS Gubernatorial:
Haley Barbour
Phil Bryant
MS Senatorial:
Roger Wicker
Thad Cochran

Newly Seated Jan. 2011:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
Newly seated 2009-2010:
AK Sean Parnell
AZ Jan Brewer
ND Jack Dalrymple
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Elections Oct./Nov. 2011:
KY Steve Beshear (re-elected)
LA Bobby Jindal (re-elected)
MS Phil Bryant (Governor-Elect)
MS Haley Barbour (retiring 2012)
WV Earl Ray Tomblin (elected)

Term-limited/retiring as of Nov. 2012:
IN Mitch Daniels (term-limited)
MT Brian Schweitzer (term-limited)
NH John Lynch (retiring 2012)
NH Christine Gregoire (retiring 2012)

Term-limited out as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
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Page last updated: Nov 29, 2011