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Angus King on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Favors abortion rights; keep Planned Parenthood funding. (Apr 2012)
  • Favors abortion rights; opposes defunding Planned Parenthood. (Apr 2012)
Angus King on Budget & Economy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Taming the deficit without revenue increases isn't realistic. (May 2012)
  • How are deficits suddenly cause for mass demonstrations? (Aug 2011)
  • Regional transportation network to foster trade & economy. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Angus King on Civil Rights
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  • Supports gay marriage. (Apr 2012)
  • We piously judge slaveowners; would we endure peer censure? (Aug 2011)
  • Required Maine insurers to recognize domestic partnerships. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Angus King on Corporations
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Angus King on Crime
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  • Opposes the death penalty. (Nov 1998)
  • More prisons, but more alternative sentencing. (Nov 1998)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Angus King on Drugs
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  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Angus King on Education
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  • More teacher development; more school construction. (Nov 1998)
  • Include both abstinence and safe sex in sex-ed. (Nov 1998)
Angus King on Energy & Oil
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  • Windpower: everyone's for progress; no one's for change. (Aug 2011)
  • Oil & trees aren't ours to use up in our generation. (Aug 2011)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading. (Aug 2001)
Angus King on Environment
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  • River "amenities" have enormous economic & cultural value. (Aug 2011)
  • National parks are tax money well spent. (Aug 2011)
  • Two Maines: inexorable decline of rural areas. (Aug 2011)
  • Get cars out of the more crowded national parks. (Aug 2011)
  • Maine is clean & getting cleaner. (Jan 2001)
  • Promote Smart Growth via tax breaks. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Eliminate mercury releases by 2003. (Sep 2000)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • No EPA permits required for forest road runoff. (Jun 2013)
Angus King on Families & Children
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  • Best state to raise children; model for America’s Promise. (Jan 2001)
  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Angus King on Foreign Policy
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  • Historically, no one can reform Afghanistan. (Nov 2009)
Angus King on Free Trade
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  • Develop an open North American energy market. (Jul 2000)
  • Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada. (Aug 2001)
  • More business cooperation between New England & East Canada. (Jun 1998)
Angus King on Government Reform
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  • Unaffiliated super PACs exist only in fevered imaginations. (May 2012)
  • States Rights: code for 1840s slavery; & 1950s segregation. (Aug 2011)
  • Restrict and disclose all campaign donations & spending. (Nov 1998)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Angus King on Gun Control
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  • Supports gun rights. (Apr 2012)
  • No gun permits for men under restraining orders. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
Angus King on Health Care
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  • Transition to wellness-based prevention system. (Aug 2012)
  • ObamaCare was not ambitious enough. (May 2012)
  • Fund prevention programs “Campaign for a Healthy Maine”. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Jun 2013)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)
Angus King on Homeland Security
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  • Ok to target suspected terrorists outside of war zones. (Sep 2012)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Angus King on Immigration
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  • No automated entry-exit control system; allow free flow. (Jul 2000)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
Angus King on Jobs
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  • Keep 900 shoe factory jobs in Maine. (Aug 2012)
  • Worker training for transition from loom to mouse. (Jan 2001)
Angus King on Principles & Values
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  • Greatest documentary ever: Ken Burns' "The Civil War". (Aug 2011)
  • Regret the things you did; rather than things you didn't do. (Aug 2011)
  • Learned lessons of retirement by travel after governorship. (Aug 2011)
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of New England Governors Conference. (Aug 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
Angus King on Social Security
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  • No major changes needed for long-term stability. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes GOP budget plan as threat to Social Security. (Apr 2012)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Angus King on Tax Reform
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  • 73,000 pages of tax code is too much. (Sep 2012)
  • Decrease income taxes, but no flat tax. (Nov 1998)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
Angus King on Technology
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  • Internet approaches economists' ideal of a perfect market. (Aug 2011)
  • High-speed Internet connection for rural parts of Maine. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Cooperate with Canada on regional info tech workforce. (Aug 2001)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
  • Create International Northern and Biotechnology Corridor. (Jun 1998)
Angus King on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Angus King on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Favors abortion rights; keep Planned Parenthood funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors abortion rights; opposes defunding Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Required Maine insurers to recognize domestic partnerships: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Include both abstinence and safe sex in sex-ed: Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Transition to wellness-based prevention system: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare was not ambitious enough: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fund prevention programs “Campaign for a Healthy Maine”: Favors topic 5
Merge Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No major changes needed for long-term stability: Opposes topic 6
Opposes GOP budget plan as threat to Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
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:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More teacher development; more school construction: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
River "amenities" have enormous economic & cultural value: Opposes topic 8
National parks are tax money well spent: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Eliminate mercury releases by 2003: Opposes topic 8
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
No EPA permits required for forest road runoff: Strongly Favors topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes the death penalty: Opposes topic 9
More prisons, but more alternative sentencing: Opposes topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports gun rights: Favors topic 10
No gun permits for men under restraining orders: Opposes topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
73,000 pages of tax code is too much: Opposes topic 11
Taming the deficit without revenue increases isn't realistic: Favors topic 11
Decrease income taxes, but no flat tax: Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
No automated entry-exit control system; allow free flow: Strongly Favors 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
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Keep 900 shoe factory jobs in Maine: Opposes topic 13
Develop an open North American energy market: Favors topic 13
Foster globalization with New England & Eastern Canada: 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)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Unaffiliated super PACs exist only in fevered imaginations: Favors topic 16
Restrict and disclose all campaign donations & spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Historically, no one can reform Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Windpower: everyone's for progress; no one's for change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Oil & trees aren't ours to use up in our generation: Favors topic 18
Maine is clean & getting cleaner: Favors topic 18
Promote Smart Growth via tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create Regional Emissions Registry for GHG trading: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Angus King is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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