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John Kitzhaber on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by NARAL and Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortions always legally available, & government funded: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Maintain affirmative action in colleges & state hiring: Strongly Favors topic 2
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by pro-GLBT Basic Rights Oregon's Equality PAC: Strongly Favors topic 3
Recognize same-sex marriages: 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)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Healthcare reform needed at both state and federal levels: Favors topic 5
More federal funding for rural health services: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Governor's Cool Schools project is funded by teachers union: Opposes topic 7
Welcomes waiver from No Child Left Behind standards: Opposes topic 7
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Seeks to balance environmental and economic interests: Opposes topic 8
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
State primacy over water quantity & quality issues: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Spend $600M on education now instead of on prisons later: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Oppose the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
End parole for repeat violent felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Zero tolerance for violence against government employees: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increase restrictions on gun purchase and possession: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opportunity for revenue: capping total deductions & credits: Strongly Favors topic 11
No state sales tax; no flat tax; increase gas tax: Favors topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions: Neutral on topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Encouraging more trade agreements with China: Strongly Favors topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Limit individual campaign donations; require full disclosure: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Making renewable energy in state also keeps dollars in state: Strongly Favors topic 18
Transition away from damaging fossil fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship: Neutral on topic 18
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions: Neutral on topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize medicinal marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
States should make drug policy, not feds: Neutral on topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
State recovering from Great Recession, but not every person: Favors topic 20
Beware uneven, unequal "recovery" without rural & minorities: Strongly Favors topic 20
Budget to focus on people's futures, not taxes or problems: Strongly Favors topic 20
Oregon Business Plan: create jobs & income; reduce poverty: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D) vs.Wisniewski(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R) vs.Guadagno(R) vs.Rullo(R)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Northam(D) vs.Perriello(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2018:
AK: Walker(i) vs.(no opponent yet)
AL: Countryman(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
CA: Newsom(D) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Istvan(I) vs.Villaraigosa(D)
CO: Johnston(D) vs.Mitchell(R)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Drew(D) vs.Srinivasan(R)
FL: Gillum(D) vs.Graham(D)
GA: Kemp(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
HI: Ige(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
IA: Kim_Reynolds(R) vs.Leopold(D)
ID: Little(R) vs.Fulcher(R)
IL: Rauner(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Pawar(D)
KS: Brewer(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
MA: Baker(R) vs.Gonzalez(D)
MD: Hogan(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
ME: (no candidate yet)
MI: Whitmer(R) vs.El-Sayed(D)
MN: Coleman(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Otto(D)
NE: Ricketts(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
NH: Sununu(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
NM: Grisham(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
NV: (no candidate yet)
NY: Cuomo(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
OH: DeWine(R) vs.Schiavoni(D) vs.Sutton(D) vs.Taylor(R)
OK: (no candidate yet)
OR: Brown(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
PA: Wolf(D) vs.Wagner(R)
RI: Raimondo(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
SC: McMaster(R) vs.McGill(R) vs.Pope(R)
SD: Noem(R) vs.Jackley(R)
TN: Green(R) vs.Dean(D)
TX: Abbott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
VT: Scott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
WI: Walker(R) vs.Harlow(D)
WY: (no candidate yet)
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)
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Page last updated: Jul 16, 2017