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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect life in Maine; I'm one of 18 children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Confederate monuments are about a war for land: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Vetoed right to breast-fed at work: Opposes topic 2
Publicly insulted the NAACP: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Keep marriage as sacred union of one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
End welfare-on-day-one: No instant eligibility for benefits: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
COVID: Spoke against shutdown while quarantined in car: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Almost eradicated public health nursing in Maine: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Budgetary limits on Medicaid expansion: Strongly Opposes topic 5
MaineCare recipients contribute to statewide health coverage: Favors topic 5
More competition in health insurance and health care markets: Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Keep our promise; don't tax Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Medicare and Social Security are really just welfare: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
2011: Signed onto Common Core, but now skeptical: Favors topic 7
Strong support for charter schools, virtual or otherwise: Strongly Favors topic 7
Virtual charter schools are not the right answer: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supports vouchers, local control and charter schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Land preservation reduces tax revenue: Strongly Favors topic 8
Abstain from EPA petition to cut Midwest emissions: Favors topic 8
Preserve shoreline, wetlands, & working forest: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Change environmental laws to replace red tape with jobs: Strongly Favors topic 8
Stop manufacturer recycling; start cost-benefit analyses: Strongly Favors topic 8
Endorsed Targeted as "Dirty Dozen" for anti-environmentalism: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
We are losing War on Drugs; more enforcement & prosecution: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow concealed carry guns without a permit: Strongly Favors topic 10
Support 2nd amendment with no exceptions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Upholds Constitutional right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Threatened to veto bills unless state income tax abolished: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Expanding welfare entitlements is not compassionate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Depreciate bonuses; reduce business tax rate to under 8%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
End marriage penalty; increase personal exemptions: Opposes topic 11
Reduce Maine's excessive tax burden: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Build border fence as high as the Great Wall of China: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Vetoed ban on foreign workers in logging industry: Favors topic 12
Welcome immigrants, but no welfare for legal non-citizens: Opposes topic 12
No voting nor rights nor handouts for non-citizens: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Make Maine more competitive vs. fierce global competition: 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 Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Irresponsible to allow Syrian refugees into America: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Wreaths Across America: thank our men and women in uniform: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Replaced same-day voter registration with photo ID rule: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Celebrate bin Laden's demise, though war on terror goes on: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Paid $7500 by lobbyists to advocate for hydropower corridor: Opposes topic 18
Imposed a moratorium on new wind turbine permits: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Build a natural gas pipeline from Canada: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Global warming helps Maine by opening north shipping lanes: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Make energy choices that put price ahead of politics: Opposes topic 18
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Veto implementation of regulated marijuana market: Strongly Favors topic 19
Oppose legalizing marijuana for recreational use: Strongly Favors topic 19
Upholding the law includes illegal marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients: Favors topic 19
Rated D+ by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Graded A by Cato Institute for cutting taxes, spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Make the tough decisions to let American Dream survive: Favors topic 20

Paul LePage is a Hard-Core Conservative
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OH: Incumbent Mike DeWine(R)
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vs.State Sen. Ervin Yen(R)
OR: Incumbent Kate Brown(D,term-limited)
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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 26, 2021