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Phil Bredesen on Abortion
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Phil Bredesen on Budget & Economy
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  • Adjust our expenses to match our income, like family budget. (Feb 2010)
Phil Bredesen on Civil Rights
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  • The great stain on our dream has been racism. (Apr 2008)
Phil Bredesen on Corporations
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  • Plan for robotic factories of the future. (Feb 2009)
Phil Bredesen on Crime
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  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • Haley's Law: new criminal offenses on child abuse. (Aug 2005)
  • Supports fair and accurate executions. (Oct 2002)
Phil Bredesen on Drugs
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  • Proliferation of meth is one of the most serious threats. (Nov 2006)
Phil Bredesen on Education
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  • New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher. (Feb 2010)
  • $48M for state colleges for tuition, & $10M scholarships. (Feb 2007)
  • Raise teacher pay;expand pre-K. (Nov 2006)
Phil Bredesen on Energy & Oil
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  • Green energy growth: develop a Solar Institute. (Feb 2009)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Phil Bredesen on Environment
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  • Public-private foundation to preserve Cumberland Plateau. (Jan 2005)
  • $10M to partially restore cuts in land acquisition fund. (Feb 2004)
Phil Bredesen on Families & Children
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  • Increase fetal & infant survival rates among babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Claire's Law: hearing loss screenings for every newborn. (Jul 2008)
Phil Bredesen on Foreign Policy
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Phil Bredesen on Free Trade
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  • Open state's first economic development office in Beijing. (May 2007)
  • Declined state commitment to CAFTA. (Aug 2005)
Phil Bredesen on Government Reform
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  • Require paper ballot trail on voting machines. (Jun 2008)
Phil Bredesen on Gun Control
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  • Veto firearms permits in bars: guns and alcohol don't mix. (May 2009)
  • Against new restrictions; for gun safety education. (Oct 2002)
Phil Bredesen on Health Care
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  • Cover Tennessee: provide affordable, portable insurance. (Nov 2006)
  • Reform TennCare with more regulation of MCOs. (Oct 2002)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Phil Bredesen on Homeland Security
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  • Keep the 118th Air Lift Wing in Tennessee. (Jan 2005)
Phil Bredesen on Immigration
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  • Develop sensible, uniform national policies for immigration. (Nov 2006)
  • Operation Jump Start: support border patrol effort in Texas. (Oct 2006)
  • Enforce prohibitions against employing illegal immigrants. (Sep 2006)
Phil Bredesen on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Phil Bredesen on Principles & Values
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Phil Bredesen on Social Security
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  • Own Your Future: planning for long-term care needs. (Mar 2007)
Phil Bredesen on Tax Reform
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  • Balance state needs--without an income tax. (Nov 2006)
Phil Bredesen on Technology
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  • Memphis Research Consortium: life science research center. (Feb 2010)
Phil Bredesen on War & Peace
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Phil Bredesen on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Increase fetal & infant survival rates among babies: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
The great stain on our dream has been racism: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
Claire's Law: hearing loss screenings for every newborn: Favors topic 5
Cover Tennessee: provide affordable, portable insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Reform TennCare with more regulation of MCOs: Neutral on 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)
Own Your Future: planning for long-term care needs: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher: Favors topic 7
Raise teacher pay;expand pre-K: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Public-private foundation to preserve Cumberland Plateau: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$10M to partially restore cuts in land acquisition fund: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Haley's Law: new criminal offenses on child abuse: Favors topic 9
Supports fair and accurate executions: Strongly Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Veto firearms permits in bars: guns and alcohol don't mix: Opposes topic 10
Against new restrictions; for gun safety education: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Balance state needs--without an income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Develop sensible, uniform national policies for immigration: Favors topic 12
Operation Jump Start: support border patrol effort in Texas: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Enforce prohibitions against employing illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Open state's first economic development office in Beijing: Favors topic 13
Declined state commitment to CAFTA: Opposes 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)
Keep the 118th Air Lift Wing in Tennessee: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Require paper ballot trail on voting machines: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Green energy growth: develop a Solar Institute: Strongly Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Proliferation of meth is one of the most serious threats: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Adjust our expenses to match our income, like family budget: Opposes topic 20
Plan for robotic factories of the future: Favors topic 20

Phil Bredesen is a Moderate Populist Conservative.
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