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Terry McAuliffe on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Permanently codify protections of Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Vetoed anti-abortion laws; honored by Virginia NARAL: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights: Favors topic 1
Don't interfere with decisions better made by women: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tackle inequities by lifting up every Black Virginian: Strongly Favors topic 2
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)
Vetoed multiple bills shielding discriminating groups: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't pretend anti-gay discrimination is 'religious freedom': Strongly Favors topic 3
Allow same-sex couples to adopt: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports marriage equality for gays: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Keep students free from coercive religious messaging: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Bring PPE & pharmaceutical manufacturing to Virginia: Strongly Favors topic 5
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)
Wants more diversity among teachers, provide scholarships: Strongly Opposes topic 7
$2 billion to boost teacher pay, expand internet access: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Address school segregation; expand pre-school availability: Strongly Opposes topic 7
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:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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TV ad: "May I please have more arsenic in my water, mommy?": Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Shift from military-style equipment to support services: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Second chance for youthful offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Lowest adult recidivism rate in America: Opposes topic 9
Keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers: Favors topic 9
Secret purchase of lethal injection drugs, not electrocution: Favors topic 9
Restore voting rights to former offenders: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Fight for common sense solutions to preventing gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports universal background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Veto restrictions on sharing handgun info with Maryland: Strongly Opposes topic 10
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
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Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Support the DREAM Act for legalizing minors: Strongly Favors topic 12
Register voters in Spanish at citizen naturalization events: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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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
Support long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Syrian refugee already undergo intensive security screening: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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Expand Virginia Values Veterans program: help vets find work: Favors topic 15
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
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Make absentee voting easier: Strongly Favors topic 16
Photo ID law made it significantly harder to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Grant 200,000 convicted felons the right to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Grant voting rights to 200,000 released convicted felons: Strongly Favors topic 16
Veto requiring photo ID for absentee ballots: Strongly Favors topic 16
$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
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Facilitate development of new clean energy technologies: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cap carbon emissions from Virginia's electric utilities: Strongly Favors topic 18
Signed 11 bills to promote solar & renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
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
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Second chance at citizenship for recovering addicts: Opposes topic 19
Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Targeted investments partnering with schools, businesses: Strongly Favors topic 20
Provide small businesses access to capital: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strong safety net including affordable housing: Strongly Favors topic 20
Vetoed ban of prevailing wage on public works projects: Strongly Favors topic 20
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 Hard-Core Liberal
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Page last updated: Dec 19, 2020