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Andy Beshear on VoteMatch

 

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Defend law requiring ultrasound before abortion: Opposes topic 1
Endorsed by NARAL; will defend women's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
I'm pro-choice and I support Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Diversity isn't a buzz word; it's a value: Favors topic 2
It's time equal work results in equal pay: Strongly Favors topic 2
Government works best with a wide range of voices: Strongly Favors topic 2
Wrong that women make significantly less than men: Strongly Favors topic 2
60% of AG leadership were women or minorities: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marriage equality for whomever you love: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pass state law protecting people with preexisting conditions: Favors topic 5
Rescinded Medicaid waiver, stopped managed care contracts: Favors topic 5
Protections for pre-existing conditions; stop lifetime caps: Strongly Favors topic 5
Protect ObamaCare: lives hang in the balance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No cuts to government pensions; find other revenue: Opposes topic 6
Don't change teacher pensions to 401(k)-style plan: Opposes topic 6
State gaming will cover $43B unfunded state pension plan: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Waive GED testing fee for those who can't afford it: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Teachers deserve a living wage, teacher shortage is a threat: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Committed to a world-class public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Won lawsuit to improve teacher retirement pensions: Opposes topic 7
Only legislature can implement charters, not Governor: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Clean air and clean water underlie everybody's success: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Justice for cold cases with backlog of untested rape kits: Favors topic 9
Use A.G. office to rescue victims of human trafficking: Strongly Favors topic 9
Prosecute 31 active human trafficking cases in Kentucky: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated 86% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Add new revenue sources like casino gambling: Favors topic 11
No consumption tax on basic needs; but ok on luxury goods: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Intimidation and fear of deportation comes out of DC: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Restore voting rights to non-violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 16
Fight for every Kentuckian's right to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Climate change is real; develop renewables: Strongly Favors topic 18
Focus on "all-of-the-above" and low utility bills: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Legalize medical marijuana; maybe it'll replace opioids: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Sue opioid manufacturers & distributors who flood market: Favors topic 19
Funding for prevention; focus on opioid disposal & treatment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We must focus on completing important infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 20
Grow our economy with skill training, not CEO giveaways: Strongly Favors topic 20

Andy Beshear is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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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) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.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) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(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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Drugs
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Energy/Oil
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Foreign Policy