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Brian Schweitzer on VoteMatch

Democratic MT Governor

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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports “Abortion is a woman’s right”: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sex is not a government matter; work on civil unions: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare was written by Big Pharma & insurance lobbyists: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare should control costs more & have more flexibility: Opposes topic 5
Medicare for all makes more sense than ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Congress should ease drug prices for seniors: Favors topic 5
Supports More Federal Funding for Health Coverage: Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Opposes privatizing Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Invest in K-12 by creating public-private partnerships: Opposes topic 7
Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+2 points on Social scale)
Limit cattle grazing near Yellowstone as disease safeguard: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
End parole for repeat violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Gun control means, "You control yours & I'll control mine": Strongly Favors topic 10
Believes in right to gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Protect our 2nd Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cuts taxes if feasible; most critical is new business in MT: Opposes topic 11
Opposes making income tax flatter & lower: Strongly Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
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Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Declined state commitment to CAFTA: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-3 points on Economic scale)
1980s: Resided and worked in Libya and Saudi Arabia: Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(+5 points on Social scale)
Refuses special interest & PAC money for his campaign: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
No reason to stay in Afghanistan after 12 years of war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Attacking Iraq was a mistake that empowered al Qaeda: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraqi venture was never worth a damn: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Construct Keystone pipeline; and mine more coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Promotes clean coal in Montana: Strongly Opposes topic 18
America should cut energy consumption and produce biofuels: Favors topic 18
We can reduce our carbon footprint and also consume energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Create new domestic energy and cut reliance on foreign oil: Favors topic 18
Develop renewable energy: ethanol, wind and hydrogen: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports spending resources to stop Global Warming: Favors topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Stricter penalties for drug criminals: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
As governor, cut taxes & built budget surplus: Opposes topic 20

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Page last updated: Mar 25, 2015