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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Signed "heartbeat bill": abortion ban after 15 weeks: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, with no exceptions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Make Mississippi safest place in America for an unborn child: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports the Personhood Initiative: protect the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Apprenticeship program boosts economy: Favors topic 2
Support Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
2016: Let businesses refuse to serve LGBT people: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Backs bill for marriage between one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
States' rights should stop gay marriage in Mississippi: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Banning same-sex marriage is good policy: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Constitutionally define marriage: one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Add 'In God We Trust' to Mississippi State Seal: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Medicaid patients are responsible for bad choices: Strongly Opposes topic 5
The feds won't pay for their share of Medicaid expansion: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare adds 300,000 entitlements; get people off Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Fight Obamacare; support insurance exchanges: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Teachers deserve first pay raise since 2014: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Parents should have school choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Remove barriers to charter schools: Favors topic 7
Supports "effective" public schools but not Initiative 42: Strongly Favors topic 7
Privately funded Opportunity Scholarship for failing schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Close failing districts & implement charters: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Protect property rights; develop forest & agribusiness: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
More Highway Patrol troopers on the road: Strongly Favors topic 9
$34M for new Department of Child Protection Services: Favors topic 9
Veterans treatment courts: 2nd chance for convicted vets: Opposes topic 9
Fight drug crime & punish sexual predators: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Protect schools from violence with active shooter drills: Strongly Favors topic 10
Concealed carry without permit; that's a fundamental right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Defend the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Implement a state lottery; Arkansas got $80M last year: Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts for people before corporations: Favors topic 11
Work towards creating a tax dividend for low income people: Neutral on topic 11
Lower taxes to spur economic growth and job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower taxes; end the marriage penalty; free markets: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongest anti-illegal immigration law in MS history: Strongly Opposes topic 12
E-verify at work; proof of citizenship in traffic stops: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Mississippi is part of global market, from Tel Aviv to Tokyo: Strongly Favors topic 13
Secure global businesses located in Mississippi: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Do everything possible to keep Syrian refugees out of MS: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans: Favors topic 15
Keep C-130J aircraft production in Mississippi; we need them: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
Created Imagine Mississippi PAC for post-term-limit career: Opposes topic 16
Hold elected officials accountable via open government: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions: Strongly Favors topic 17
Divest state contracts from any investments in Iran: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support energy development and investment: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports both conventional and unconventional energy sources: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports very restricted medical marijuana only: Favors topic 19
More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants: Strongly Favors topic 19
Drug courts work; fully fund them: Opposes topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Growing business is best jobs program: Opposes topic 20
Mississippi Model: Cutting red tape increases jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
My first job: every Mississippian who wants a job has one: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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Jim Hood
Robert Foster
Tate Reeves
Trent Lott
MS Senatorial:
Chris McDaniel
Cindy Hyde-Smith
David Baria
Jensen Bohren
Mike Espy
Roger Wicker

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) - no challengers yet
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Woody Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Nicole Galloway(D) vs.Jim Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Holly Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Michael Coachman(R)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

 

Page last updated: Nov 15, 2019