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Terry McAuliffe
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Homeland Security Crime Government Reform   Civil Rights
War & Peace Drugs Tax Reform Abortion
Free Trade Health Care Social Security Families & Children
Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
Energy & Oil  Environment Jobs Principles & Values
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Terry McAuliffe on Abortion
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  • Supports abortion rights. (Jul 2013)
  • Don't interfere with decisions better made by women. (Mar 2013)
Terry McAuliffe on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Terry McAuliffe on Civil Rights
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  • Supports marriage equality for gays. (Jul 2013)
  • When women vote, Democrats win. (Jan 2007)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
Terry McAuliffe on Corporations
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  • Made 267 economic development deals, with $5.58B in capital. (Jan 2015)
  • Started McAuliffe Driveway Maintenance at age 14. (Jan 2007)
Terry McAuliffe on Crime
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  • Restore voting rights to former offenders. (Jan 2015)
Terry McAuliffe on Drugs
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Terry McAuliffe on Education
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  • Don't wait until kindergarten to prepare for success. (Jan 2015)
  • We're not doing enough to support our schools. (Mar 2013)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
Terry McAuliffe on Energy & Oil
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  • Renewables an economic development opportunity. (Jan 2016)
  • Diversify our fuel mix with zero-carbon emitting sources. (Jan 2015)
  • Co-founded GreenTech electric car company, in Mississippi. (Jul 2013)
  • 2012: Started GreenTech electric car company & soon resigned. (Apr 2013)
  • Capture wind offshore: for jobs & green energy. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
Terry McAuliffe on Environment
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  • TV ad: "May I please have more arsenic in my water, mommy?". (Jan 2007)
Terry McAuliffe on Families & Children
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  • Children's Cabinet, and Council on Childhood Success. (Jan 2015)
  • Allow same-sex couples to adopt. (Jan 2015)
  • Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
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Terry McAuliffe on Foreign Policy
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  • 1995: Visited Belfast early in IRA cease-fire. (Jan 2007)
  • 2000: Vetted to be Ambassador to England. (Jan 2007)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
Terry McAuliffe on Free Trade
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  • Travel the globe selling VA agricultural & forestry products. (Jan 2015)
  • Rebuild shipping container gateway at Port of Virginia. (Jan 2015)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. (Jul 2014)
Terry McAuliffe on Government Reform
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  • $100 cap on gifts to public officials & families. (Jan 2015)
  • I favor a ban on soft money. (Jan 2007)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
Terry McAuliffe on Gun Control
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  • Restore the one handgun a month law. (Jan 2015)
  • Brady Bill was the right thing to do. (Jan 2007)
  • 1983: On first hunting trip, show a turkey buzzard. (Jan 2007)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
Terry McAuliffe on Health Care
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  • Supports ObamaCare's expanding the state's Medicaid program. (Jul 2013)
  • Expand Medicaid with $21B in federal funds. (Mar 2013)
  • 37 million uninsured is not fair. (Jan 2007)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
Terry McAuliffe on Homeland Security
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  • Foolish sequestration cost VA $9.8B in military contracts. (Jan 2015)
  • Soldiers at Walter Reed are upbeat despite injuries. (Jan 2007)
Terry McAuliffe on Immigration
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  • Syrian refugee already undergo intensive security screening. (Nov 2015)
  • Support the DREAM Act for legalizing minors. (Jul 2013)
  • Register voters in Spanish at citizen naturalization events. (Jan 2007)
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Terry McAuliffe on Jobs
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  • Workforce development package: apprenticeships and training. (Jan 2015)
Terry McAuliffe on Local Issues
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Terry McAuliffe on Principles & Values
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  • 2000: Biggest fundraiser of all time: $26.3M in one night. (Jan 2007)
  • My values: patriotism, family, religion, Democratic Party. (Jan 2007)
  • We let GOP steal Florida from us in 2004. (Jan 2007)
  • Met future wife at age 16 at Jimmy Carter fundraiser. (Jan 2007)
  • Hospitalized while running 1984 NYC marathon. (Jan 2007)
  • 1994 Lincoln Bedroom Memo scandal: donations for access. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
Terry McAuliffe on Social Security
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  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
Terry McAuliffe on Tax Reform
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Terry McAuliffe on Technology
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  • $4.2M to compete for high energy Electron Ion Collider. (Jan 2015)
  • Launched Cybersecurity Commission & bioscience summit. (Jan 2015)
  • Our infrastructure system feels outdated and inefficient. (Mar 2013)
  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
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Terry McAuliffe on War & Peace
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  • Iraq War case built by scaring the daylights out of people. (Jan 2007)
  • 2003: Where are WMDs? Still asking today!. (Jan 2007)
  • Acted as back channel between Yasir Arafat and Bill Clinton. (Jan 2007)
Terry McAuliffe on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports abortion rights: Favors topic 1
Don't interfere with decisions better made by women: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
When women vote, Democrats win: Strongly Favors topic 2
Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all: Neutral on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow same-sex couples to adopt: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports marriage equality for gays: Strongly Favors topic 3
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)
Supports ObamaCare's expanding the state's Medicaid program: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand Medicaid with $21B in federal funds: Strongly Favors topic 5
37 million uninsured is not fair: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Create Retirement Savings Accounts: Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We're not doing enough to support our schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+2 points on Social scale)
TV ad: "May I please have more arsenic in my water, mommy?": Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Restore voting rights to former offenders: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restore the one handgun a month law: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Brady Bill was the right thing to do: Strongly Opposes topic 10
1983: On first hunting trip, show a turkey buzzard: Favors topic 10
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support the DREAM Act for legalizing minors: Strongly Favors topic 12
Register voters in Spanish at citizen naturalization events: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Travel the globe selling VA agricultural & forestry products: Favors topic 13
Rebuild shipping container gateway at Port of Virginia: Favors topic 13
Build a rule-based global trading system: Favors topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Syrian refugee already undergo intensive security screening: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Foolish sequestration cost VA $9.8B in military contracts: Favors topic 15
Soldiers at Walter Reed are upbeat despite injuries: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
$100 cap on gifts to public officials & families: Favors topic 16
I favor a ban on soft money: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Iraq War case built by scaring the daylights out of people: Strongly Opposes topic 17
2003: Where are WMDs? Still asking today!: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Renewables an economic development opportunity: Strongly Favors topic 18
Diversify our fuel mix with zero-carbon emitting sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
Co-founded GreenTech electric car company, in Mississippi: Favors topic 18
2012: Started GreenTech electric car company & soon resigned: Strongly Favors topic 18
Capture wind offshore: for jobs & green energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Made 267 economic development deals, with $5.58B in capital: Strongly Favors topic 20
Workforce development package: apprenticeships and training: Favors topic 20
Our infrastructure system feels outdated and inefficient: Favors topic 20

Terry McAuliffe is a Moderate Liberal.
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