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Tom Perriello on Abortion
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  • Backs pro-choice groups. (Jan 2017)
Tom Perriello on Budget & Economy
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  • No bailouts for Wall Street at Main Street's expense. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Raise small business depreciation to $125,000. (Jul 2009)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
Tom Perriello on Civil Rights
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  • Embraces same-sex marriage. (Jan 2017)
  • Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. (Jan 2009)
Tom Perriello on Corporations
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  • Cut $12B taxes on small businesses to help provide capital. (Sep 2010)
  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
Tom Perriello on Crime
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  • Replace school-to-prison pipeline with school-to-workforce. (Feb 2017)
  • Get local police forces the resources they need. (Nov 2008)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Tom Perriello on Drugs
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  • Lead the fight to take on our backwards marijuana laws. (Apr 2017)
  • Has spoken favorably towards marijuana decriminalization. (Mar 2017)
Tom Perriello on Education
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  • Ensure that all our children receive a quality education. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
Tom Perriello on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
Tom Perriello on Environment
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  • Lifelong commitment to smart & green environmental policies. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2010)
Tom Perriello on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Tom Perriello on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
Tom Perriello on Free Trade
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  • Protect American manufacturing jobs from shipping overseas. (Jul 2010)
Tom Perriello on Government Reform
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  • Lobbyists and corporate PACs have broken Washington. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Tom Perriello on Gun Control
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  • Supports individual right to bear arms. (Nov 2008)
Tom Perriello on Health Care
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  • Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Expand the National Health Service Corps. (Mar 2009)
Tom Perriello on Homeland Security
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  • Ensuring our troops are protected & then supported as vet. (Nov 2008)
Tom Perriello on Immigration
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  • Welcome immigrants; they make up 1 in 9 Virginians. (May 2017)
  • Commonsense policies for immigrants like drivers licenses. (May 2017)
Tom Perriello on Jobs
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  • Guarantee a living wage and secure retirement. (Nov 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Tom Perriello on Local Issues
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Tom Perriello on Principles & Values
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  • 2008: Opponent lost due to staff gay film scandal. (Apr 2010)
Tom Perriello on Social Security
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  • Our promise lets seniors retire with security and dignity. (Aug 2010)
Tom Perriello on Tax Reform
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  • Raise income tax rate by 1% for income over $500,000. (Apr 2017)
  • Eliminate capital gains taxes on key investments. (Sep 2010)
Tom Perriello on Technology
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  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Tom Perriello on War & Peace
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  • Signed the Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq. (Nov 2008)
Tom Perriello on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)


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)
Backs pro-choice groups: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Embraces same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Neutral 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)
Expand the National Health Service Corps: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
NO on regulating tobacco as a drug: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Our promise lets seniors retire with security and dignity: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ensure that all our children receive a quality education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
Lifelong commitment to smart & green environmental policies: Opposes topic 8
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Replace school-to-prison pipeline with school-to-workforce: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Get local police forces the resources they need: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports individual right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise income tax rate by 1% for income over $500,000: Strongly Favors topic 11
Cut $12B taxes on small businesses to help provide capital: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Eliminate capital gains taxes on key investments: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Welcome immigrants; they make up 1 in 9 Virginians: Strongly Favors topic 12
Commonsense policies for immigrants like drivers licenses: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect American manufacturing jobs from shipping overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Ensuring our troops are protected & then supported as vet: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Lobbyists and corporate PACs have broken Washington: Strongly Favors topic 16
Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Signed the Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Lead the fight to take on our backwards marijuana laws: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Has spoken favorably towards marijuana decriminalization: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No bailouts for Wall Street at Main Street's expense: Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Tom Perriello is a Moderate Liberal.
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