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Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA):
Jim Gilmore on the Issues

Jim Gilmore on Abortion

  • Abortion before 8 weeks not OK, but shouldn't be prohibited. (May 2007)
  • Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided; good day when repealed. (May 2007)
  • Right to abortion in the first 8 to 12 weeks of pregnancy. (May 2007)
  • Embryonic stem cell research experiments with people. (May 2007)
  • Informed consent and 24-hour waiting period. (Jan 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Budget & Economy

  • Virginia is booming; unemployment at record lows. (Jan 2001)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact. (Sep 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Civil Rights

  • Rated "F" by National Review on pro-gay issues. (Jan 2007)
  • Never allow terrorists limit our commitment to liberty. (Mar 2006)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Corporations

No stance on record.

Jim Gilmore on Crime

  • Declined to intervene in execution of Bobby Lee Ramdass. (Oct 2000)
  • Executed foreign national despite international protests. (Sep 2000)
  • Three strikes eligibility no grounds for stay of execution. (Jul 2000)
  • Death penalty sets standard to not tolerate ghastly murders. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Drugs

  • Illegal drugs are not an acceptable part of our society. (Jan 2001)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)

Jim Gilmore on Education

  • Begin an honest conversation about college costs. (Apr 2007)
  • College scholarships for every qualified needy student. (Jan 2001)
  • Expand Algebra Readiness Initiative; hire more teachers. (Jan 2001)
  • Raise teacher pay with local funds. (Jan 2001)
  • More support for traditional African-American universities. (Jul 2000)
  • Moment of silence does not infringe on students' rights. (Feb 2000)
  • Calls for a voucher plan in Virginia schools. (Jul 1999)

Jim Gilmore on Energy & Oil

  • Reinvest Big Oil profit in additional drilling & exploration. (Jun 2007)
  • Kyoto Treaty fatally flawed by transferring money to Russia. (Jun 2007)
  • Nuclear power for energy independence. (Jun 2007)
  • Energy independence nuclear, additional drilling & biomass. (Mar 2007)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • More funding to develop domestic energy supplies. (Sep 2001)
  • Use federal funds for nuclear cleanup, with state input. (Sep 2001)
  • Share offshore oil development revenue with states. (Sep 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Environment

  • Extend �Virginia Naturally�: empower people with knowledge. (Jan 2001)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Families & Children

  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Foreign Policy

  • Let the world know that we have their interests at heart. (Apr 2007)

Jim Gilmore on Free Trade

  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Government Reform

  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Gun Control

  • Supporter of 2nd Amendment rights; Americans can be trusted. (Apr 2007)
  • More gun convictions means less violent crime. (Jan 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Health Care

  • $25M more for medical care for most vulnerable citizens. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Homeland Security

  • Fighting terrorism too important for partisan politics. (Mar 2006)
  • Was Governor of Virginia during 9/11 Pentagon attack. (Mar 2006)
  • Chaired commission on Terrorism Involving WMD. (Dec 2003)
  • There will never be a 100% guarantee of security. (Dec 2003)
  • Get homeland security money into hands of local governments. (Mar 2003)

Jim Gilmore on Immigration

  • Keep rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • No amnesty for illegals; control the border. (Apr 2007)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Jobs

  • More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers. (Sep 2001)
  • Repeal the federal unemployment "temporary surtax". (Feb 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Principles & Values

  • Rudy McRomney is not a conservative and knows it. (May 2007)
  • GOP dissatisfied because Rudy McRomney isn't conservative. (May 2007)
  • I keep my word & I am a consistent conservative. (Apr 2007)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of Southern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Social Security

  • Cap entitlements & create a culture of independence. (May 2007)
  • Praises Bush leadership on Social Security reform. (Jul 2000)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Tax Reform

  • Bush did the right thing with cutting taxes. (May 2007)
  • Alternative minimum tax drives people into higher brackets. (May 2007)
  • Control spending, or higher taxes are certain. (Apr 2007)
  • Studied FairTax & flat tax, but still undecided on approach. (Apr 2007)
  • Holding the line on taxes is best for regular people. (Apr 2007)
  • Always followed a program of reducing taxes where possible. (Mar 2003)
  • End the Car Tax. (Jan 2001)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)

Jim Gilmore on War & Peace

  • Senators should have read NIE before war vote. (Jun 2007)
  • Mandatory sanctions against nuclear Iran & possible strike. (May 2007)
  • President was wrong to stand pat as long as he did. (May 2007)
  • Fight war on terror like Cold War: on moral high ground. (May 2007)
  • No pullout on a date certain; support the surge. (Mar 2007)
  • No troop increase without mission; but no timetable. (Dec 2006)
  • Bush's steadfastness in Iraq is leadership in crisis. (Nov 2005)
  • UN supported US before war; let's move beyond pre-war debate. (Nov 2005)
  • Iraq does not deplete localities of responders. (Mar 2003)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)

Jim Gilmore on Welfare & Poverty

  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
  • More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports TANF grants to states. (Aug 2001)
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