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DE Jack Markell(D)
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KY Steve Beshear(D)
LA Bobby Jindal(R)
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Martha Coakley(D)
Karyn Polito(D,Lt.Gov.)
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**MD Martin O`Malley(D)
*ME Paul LePage(R)
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*MI Rick Snyder(R)
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MS Phil Bryant(R)
MT Steve Bullock(D)
NC Pat McCrory(R)
ND Jack Dalrymple(R)
**NE Dave Heineman(R)
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*PA Tom Corbett(R)
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**RI Lincoln Chafee(I)
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*SD Dennis Daugaard(R)
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**TX Rick Perry(R)
UT Gary Herbert(R)
VA Terry McAuliffe(D)
vs.Ken Cuccinelli(R)
*VT Peter Shumlin(D)
WA Jay Inslee(D)
*WI Scott Walker(R)
*WV Earl Ray Tomblin(D)
*WY Matt Mead(R)

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Peter Shumlin on Abortion
Click here for the full quote on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Assist companies doing stem cell research in Vermont. (Jan 2013)
Peter Shumlin on Budget & Economy
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  • Get back to fiscal responsibility, post-stimulus. (Jan 2011)
Peter Shumlin on Civil Rights
Click here for 2 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Repeal DOMA; treat all of our citizens equally. (Nov 2011)
  • Apply laws equally to gays and all groups. (Nov 2010)
Peter Shumlin on Corporations
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  • Getting credit to entrepreneurs when they need it grows jobs. (Jan 2012)
Peter Shumlin on Crime
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  • Help keep non-violent offenders out of jail. (Jan 2011)
Peter Shumlin on Drugs
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  • Address drug addiction as a public health crisis. (Jan 2014)
  • War on recidivism: $300,000 for methadone treatment. (Jan 2011)
Peter Shumlin on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Dual enrollment for high school students to state college. (Jan 2013)
  • Vermont could be Education State if we focus on science. (Nov 2011)
  • No Child Left Behind has become an obstacle. (Sep 2011)
  • Prioritize resources to ensure future of public schools. (Nov 2010)
Peter Shumlin on Energy & Oil
Click here for 3 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Energy projects statewide: reduce consumption & create jobs. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports carbon cap & green jobs. (Jul 2011)
  • Move off our addiction to oil. (Nov 2010)
Peter Shumlin on Environment
Click here for 2 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Advance the redevelopment of brownfields. (Jul 2011)
  • Clean up Lake Champlain: federal waivers & local flexibility. (Jan 2011)
Peter Shumlin on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Peter Shumlin on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Peter Shumlin on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Peter Shumlin on Government Reform
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Peter Shumlin on Gun Control
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Peter Shumlin on Health Care
Click here for 2 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • We need a single payer system for all. (Sep 2011)
  • Vermont-wide system of public financing of health care. (Nov 2010)
Peter Shumlin on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Peter Shumlin on Immigration
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  • Bias-free policing: no stops for improper documentation. (Nov 2011)
Peter Shumlin on Jobs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Create Innovation Zones targeted to regional job needs. (Jan 2013)
  • Vermont unemployment rate, 5.3%, is among lowest in America. (Jan 2012)
Peter Shumlin on Local Issues
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  • Tropical Storm Irene recovery: we rebuilt faster & smarter. (Jan 2012)
Peter Shumlin on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Peter Shumlin on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Peter Shumlin on Tax Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Eliminate loopholes, pass progressive taxes. (Sep 2011)
  • Raise state budget reserve from 5% to 8%, for tough times. (Jan 2011)
Peter Shumlin on Technology
Click here for 2 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Connect VT: $53M for rural broadband & cell service. (Jan 2011)
  • $106M to improve 65 bridges; plus high speed rail. (Jan 2011)
Peter Shumlin on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Peter Shumlin on Welfare & Poverty
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  • End childhood hunger, establish local control. (Jul 2011)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Assist companies doing stem cell research in Vermont: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal DOMA; treat all of our citizens equally: Strongly Favors topic 3
Apply laws equally to gays and all groups: 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)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We need a single payer system for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Vermont-wide system of public financing of health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No Child Left Behind has become an obstacle: Opposes topic 7
Prioritize resources to ensure future of public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+2 points on Social scale)
Advance the redevelopment of brownfields: Opposes topic 8
Clean up Lake Champlain: federal waivers & local flexibility: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Help keep non-violent offenders out of jail.: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate loopholes, pass progressive taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raise state budget reserve from 5% to 8%, for tough times: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Bias-free policing: no stops for improper documentation: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Energy projects statewide: reduce consumption & create jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports carbon cap & green jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
$106M to improve 65 bridges; plus high speed rail: Favors topic 18
Move off our addiction to oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Address drug addiction as a public health crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on recidivism: $300,000 for methadone treatment: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Create Innovation Zones targeted to regional job needs: Strongly Favors topic 20
Get back to fiscal responsibility, post-stimulus: Strongly Favors topic 20

Peter Shumlin is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive.
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