2006 New York Gubernatorial Candidates Grid by Gotham Gazette Staff, Nov 06, 2006 Twitter â€˘ GOVERNOR â€˘ Candidates Eliot Spitzer (D) John Faso (R) Whoever wins will have to confront Medicaid costs and fraud, court-ordered changes to school spending, gay marriage, and the dysfunction of Albany What You Already Know: Rivals Barack Obama as the darling of the Democratic Party. Running against Spitzer. Abortion: Supports abortion rights Would limit taxpayer spending on abortions; would increase notification laws for minors Campaign Contribution Limits: For Against Death Penalty Would support for terrorists and cop killers Would support for murderers Economic Development: Would create incentives for commercial-related research; improve work force training, expand Empire State Development Corporation Would reduce corporate taxes, ease hostile business regulations Gay Marriage: Would introduce gay marriage bill Would veto gay marriage bill, but permit civil unions MTA: Would replace Peter Kalikow as chairman Would focus on productivity in union negotiations Personal Taxes: Would institute tiered property tax cuts, with lower incomes getting larger breaks Would institute across the board cuts in property and income tax Public Financing of Campaigns: For Against Redistricting: Would create independent redistricting committee Would hold legislature to a stricter standard Rent Stabilization: Would raise above $2,000 the rent at which apartments priced out of protection. Would leave program as is School Funding: Would give $4 to $6 billion for NYC public schools, while requiring City Hall to contribute more as well Does not think more money is the solution Click here to read more about this race. Â Tweet Editor's Choice Everything Dot NYC Council 2.0: Rules Reform Outlines Next Steps in Open Data Overdue & Over Budget, Capital Projects Roll On Comments Comment(s) The comments section is provided as a free service to our readers. Gotham Gazette's editors reserve the right to delete any comments. Some reasons why comments might get deleted: inappropriate or offensive content, off-topic remarks or spam.