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Karyn Polito on VoteMatch

 

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support buffer zone and access to contraceptive care: Strongly Favors topic 1
2003: Supported "right-to-know" law; now opposes it: Opposes topic 1
High marks from NARAL: Favors topic 1
Voted YES on overriding veto on Stem Cell Research Bill: Favors topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Supported $900K for disability & mentoring aid: Favors topic 2
Opposed "Turning 22" mental disability program: Opposes topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Evolved on gay marriage; now favors it: Strongly Favors topic 3
Voted YES on affirming marriage for heterosexuals only: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Voted YES on defining marriage as one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted YES on 'one nation under God' in pledge of allegiance: Strongly Favors topic 4
Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school: Favors topic 4
Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on maintaining two state psychiatric hospitals: Favors topic 5
Voted NO on Constitutional call for universal health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No pensions for politicians; retirement reform for others: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposed federal school breakfast supplement: Favors topic 7
Voted NO on 3-year moratorium on charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators: Favors topic 8
Opposed keeping park maintenance funding within MDC: Favors topic 8
Voted NO on reduced fees for blood lead level testing: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Leading advocate for the passage of "Jessica's Law": Strongly Favors topic 9
Voted YES on reinstating capital punishment: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services: Strongly Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reducing firearm licensing fee from $100 to $40: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't treat taxpayers as an ATM when money gets tight: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on postponing reduction of income tax to 5%: Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on closing $85 million in corporate tax loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted YES on capital gains tax rebates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax: Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on Defeating corporate tax disclosure: Favors topic 11
Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only: Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted NO on International Trade Council to promote exports: Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Fight corrupt Beacon Hill culture; no legislative pay raises: Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
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Neutral on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand gaming: economic engine without higher taxes: Opposes topic 20
Voted YES on rejecting $25M earmarked for Housing Trust Fund: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Voted NO on removing funds for Affordable Housing Trust: Favors topic 20
Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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Gubernatorial Debates 2018:
AK: Walker(i) vs.Huggins(R) vs.Chenault(R)
AL: Kay Ivey(R) vs.Countryman(D) vs.Lee George(R) vs.Carrington (R) vs.Tommy Battle (R)
AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.West(L)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.David Garcia (D) vs.Farley(D)
CA: Newsom(D) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D) vs.Delaine Eastin (D) vs.David Hadley (R) vs.John Cox (R) vs.Zoltan Istvan (I) vs.Allen(R)
CO: Ed Perlmutter (D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Mitchell(R) vs.Cary Kennedy (D) vs.George Brauchler (R) vs.Doug Robinson (R) vs.Barlock(R) vs.Lynne(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Polis(D)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Drew(D) vs.Srinivasan(R) vs.David Walker (R) vs.Lumaj(R) vs.Visconti(R) vs.Lauretti(R)
FL: Gillum(D) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mike Huckabee (R) vs.Putnam(R)
GA: Kemp(R) vs.Casey Cagle(R) vs.Hunter Hill(R) vs.Stacey Abrams(D)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Hanabusa(D)
IA: Kim_Reynolds(R) vs.Leopold(D) vs.Boulton(D) vs.McGuire(D)
ID: Little(R) vs.Fulcher(R) vs.Labrador(R) vs.Ahlquist(R) vs.Minton(D)
IL: Rauner(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Pawar(D) vs.Daniel Biss (D) vs.Pritzker(D)
KS: Brewer(D) vs.Wink Hartman (R) vs.Colyer(C) vs.Kobach(R)
MA: Baker(R) vs.Gonzalez(D) vs.Setti Warren (D) vs.Bob Massie (R)
MD: Hogan(R) vs.Alec Ross (D) vs.Cummings(D) vs.Madaleno(D)
ME: Mayhew(R) vs.Mills(D)
MI: Whitmer(R) vs.El-Sayed(D) vs.Tim Walz (D)
MN: vs.Smith(D) vs.Coleman(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Otto(D) vs.Tina Liebling (DFL) vs.Tim Walz (DFL) vs.Matt Dean (R)
NE: Ricketts(R) vs.Krist(D)
NH: Sununu(R) vs.Steve Marchand (D)
NM: Lujan-Grisham(D) vs.Pearce(R) vs.Cervantes(D) vs.Apodaca (D)
NV: Fisher (R) vs.Sisolak(D) vs.Laxalt(R) vs.Schwartz(R)
NY: Cuomo(R) vs.Sharpe(L)
OH: DeWine(R) vs.Sutton(D) vs.Taylor(R) vs.Jim Renacci (R) vs.Connie Pillich (D) vs.Schiavoni(D) vs.Husted(R) vs.Whaley(D)
OK: Gary Richardson (R) vs.Johnson(D)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Scott Inman(D) vs.Buehler(R)
PA: Wolf(D) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Barletta(R)
RI: Raimondo(D) vs.Fung(R) vs.Morgan(R)
SC: McMaster(R) vs.McGill(R) vs.Pope(R) vs.Templeton(R) vs.Smith(D)
SD: Noem(R) vs.Jackley(R) vs.Sutton(D)
TN: Green(R) vs.Dean(D) vs.Black(R)
TX: Abbott(R) vs.Glass(L) vs.White(D)
VT: Scott(R) vs.Stern(D)
WI: Walker(R) vs.Harlow(D) vs.Vinehout(D)
WY: Throne(D) vs.Dahlin(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Guadagno(R) vs.Phil Murphy(D) vs.Mayor Steve Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D) vs.Wisniewski(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R) vs.Rullo(R) vs.Kaper-Dale(G)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Perriello(D) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Northam(D)

Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2017):
DE-D: Carney
IN-R: Holcomb
MO-R: Greitens
NH-R: Sununu
NC-D: Cooper
ND-R: Burgum
VT-R: Scott
WV-D: Justice

Retiring 2017-18:
AL-R: Robert Bentley(R)
(term-limited 2018)
CA-D: Jerry Brown
(term-limited 2018)
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
(term-limited 2018)
FL-R: Rick Scott
(term-limited 2018)
GA-R: Nathan Deal
(term-limited 2018)
IA-R: Terry Branstad
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
ID-R: Butch Otter
(retiring 2018)
KS-R: Sam Brownback
(term-limited 2018)
ME-R: Paul LePage
(term-limited 2018)
MI-R: Rick Snyder
(term-limited 2018)
MN-D: Mark Dayton
(retiring 2018)
NM-R: Susana Martinez
(term-limited 2018)
OH-R: John Kasich
(term-limited 2018)
OK-R: Mary Fallin
(term-limited 2018)
SC-R: Nikki Haley
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
(term-limited 2018)
TN-R: Bill Haslam
(term-limited 2018)
WY-R: Matt Mead
(term-limited 2018)
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

 

Page last updated: Feb 22, 2018