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Terry McAuliffe on VoteMatch

 

  
 



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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

Other governors' VoteMatch: Terry McAuliffe on the issues:
VA Gubernatorial:
Bob McDonnell
Ken Cuccinelli
Robert Sarvis
VA Senatorial:
Ed Gillespie
James Webb
Mark Warner
Robert Sarvis
Tim Kaine

NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Northam(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Koster(D) vs.Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R) vs.Kinder(R) vs.Greitens(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R) vs.Johnson(R)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Stenehjem(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R) vs.Sununu(R) vs.Lavoie(R)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Bell(D) vs.Niemeyer(R) vs.Pierce(R)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Matheson(D)
VT: Shumlin(D) vs.Minter(D) vs.Dunne(D) vs.Scott(R) vs.Smith(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(R)
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

Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D,lost) vs.Bevin(R,won)
LA: Vitter(R,lost) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D,won)
MS: Bryant(R,won) vs.Gray(D,lost) vs.Slater(D)

 

Page last updated: Feb 01, 2016