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Governors (2018 election unless otherwise noted): [Winners marked]
Alabama:
Ivey
vs.Countryman (D)
vs.Carrington (R)
vs.Battle (R)
vs.Lee George(R)
vs.Maddox(D)
Alaska:
Walker(I)
vs.Huggins(R)
vs.Chenault(R)
vs.Dunleavy(R)
vs.Begich(D)
vs.Treadwell(D)
vs.Dunleavy(R)
Arizona:
Ducey(R)
vs.Farley(D)
vs.David Garcia (D)
Arkansas:
Hutchinson(R) vs.Henderson(D)
vs.West(L)
California:
vs.Villaraigosa(D) vs.Hadley(R) vs.Eastin(D) vs.Ose(R) vs.Newsom(D) vs.La Riva(P) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Cox(R) vs.Allen(R) vs.Istvan(I)
Colorado:
Victor Mitchell (R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Coffman(R) vs.Lynne(R) vs.Robinson(R) vs.Perlmutter(D) vs.Brauchler(R) vs.Polis(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Barlock(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Stapleton(R)
Connecticut:
Malloy(D)
vs.Drew (D)
vs.Srinivasan (R)
vs.Walker (R)
vs.Visconti(R)
vs.Lauretti(R)
vs.Lumaj(R)
vs.Stefanowski(R)
vs.Lamont(D)
Florida:
Gwen Graham (D)
Andrew Gillum (D)
Adam Putnam (R)
vs.DeSantis(R)
vs.Philip Levine(D)
Georgia:
Brian Kemp (R)
Casey Cagle (R)
Hunter Hill (R)
Stacey Abrams (D)
Hawaii:
Ige(D)
vs.Hanabusa(D)
vs.Carroll(R) vs.McDermott(R) vs.Tupola(R)
Idaho:
Lt. Gov. Brad Little (R)
vs.Jordan(D)
vs.Labrador(R)
vs.Ahlquist(R)
Illinois:
Gov. Bruce Rauner(R)
Daniel Biss (D)
Chris Kennedy (D)
Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar (D)
J.B. Pritzker (D)
Iowa:
Kim Reynolds(R)
Rich Leopold (D)
Andy McGuire (D)
Nate Boulton (D)
Victor Mitchell(D)
Kansas:
Jeff Colyer(R)
Kris Kobach(R)
Wink Hartman(R)
Carl Brewer(D)
Laura Kelly(D)
Greg Orman(I)
Maine:
Attorney General Janet T. Mills(D)
Commissioner Mary Mayhew(R)
Shawn Moody(R)
Maryland:
Hogan
vs.Jealous(D)
vs.Ross (D)
vs.Cummings(D)
vs.Madaleno(D)
vs.Quinn(L)
vs.Schlakman(G)
Massachusetts:
Gov. Charlie Baker(R)
Mayor Setti Warren (D)
Jay Gonzalez (D)
Bob Massie (D)
Michigan:
State Senator Gretchen Whitmer (D)
Abdul El-Sayed (D)
A.G.Bill Schuette (R)
Minnesota:
Tina Liebling (DFL)
Tim Walz (DFL)
Matt Dean (R)
Rebecca Otto (DFL)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (DFL)
House Majority Leader Erin Murphy (DFL)
vs.Pawlenty(R)
vs.Johnson(R)
Missouri:
Eric Greitens(R;resigned)
Mike Parson(R;ascended)
Nebraska:
Pete Ricketts (R)
vs.Bob Krist(D)
Nevada:
Fisher(R)
vs.Sisolak(D)
vs.Laxalt(R)
vs.Schwartz(R)
New Hampshire:
Chris Sununu
vs.Steve Marchand (D, Portsmouth Mayor)
vs.Jilletta Jarvis (Libertarian)
New Jersey(2017):
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R, won 2017 primary)
Phil Murphy(D, won 2017 election)
vs.Ray Lesniak(D, lost 2017 primary)
Mayor Steve Fulop (declined Dem. primary, Sept. 2016)
Seth Kaper-Dale(G)
New Mexico:
Lujan-Grisham
vs.Apodaca (D)
vs.Cervantes(D)
vs.Pearce(R)
New York:
Cuomo(D)
vs.Nixon(D)
vs.Molinaro(R)
vs.Hawkins(G)
Ohio:
Jim Renacci (R)
Betty Sutton (D)
Mary Taylor (R)
Mike DeWine (R)
Joe Schiavoni(D)
Jon Husted(R)
Nan Whaley(D)
Connie Pillich (D)
vs.Dennis Kucinich(D)
vs.Richard Cordray(D)
Oklahoma:

Gary Richardson(R)
Kevin Stitt(R)
Mick Cornett(R)
vs.Connie Johnson(D)
vs.Scott Inman(D)
vs.joe Maldonado(L)
vs.Chris Powell(L)
Oregon:
Brown(D)
vs.Buehler(R)
Pennsylvania:
Wolf(D)
vs.Fetterman(D,Lt.Gov.)
vs.Krawchuk(Libertarian)
vs.Wagner (R)
vs.Barletta(R,declined)
vs.Krawchuk(L)
Rhode Island:
Raimondo(D)
vs.Brown(D)
vs.Fung(R)
vs.Morgan(R)
South Carolina:
McMaster(R)
vs.McGill(R)
vs.Pope(R)
vs.Templeton(R)
vs.Smith(D)
vs.Bryant(R)
South Dakota:
Marty Jackley (R)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R)
Billie Sutton (D)
Tennessee:
Karl Dean(D)
vs.Mark Green(R)
vs.Diane Black(R)
vs.Bill Lee(R)
Texas:
Abbott(R)
vs.White(D)
vs.Glass(L)
vs.Valdez(D)
Vermont:
Scott(R)
Stern(D)
Hallquist(D)
Virginia(2017):
Northam(D)
vs.Perriello(D)
vs.Wittman(R)
vs.Gillespie(R)
Wisconsin:
Gov. Scott Walker(R)
Bob Harlow (D)
Kathleen Vinehout (D)
vs.Kelda Helen Roys(D)
vs.Tony Evers(D)
Wyoming:
Dahlin(R)
vs.Throne(D)
vs.Gordon(R)
vs.Rammell(C)
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Bill Lee on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Ban abortion, even for rape and incest. (Oct 2018)
  • Against abortion: life begins at conception. (Jul 2018)
Bill Lee on Budget & Economy
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  • Made hard decisions needed on company budget; it worked. (Jul 2018)
Bill Lee on Civil Rights
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  • Common sense view of gender: there are two sexes. (Jul 2018)
Bill Lee on Corporations
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  • Reduce the tax & regulatory burden for everyone. (Oct 2018)
  • Get government out of the way; give jobs chance to flourish. (Jul 2018)
Bill Lee on Crime
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  • Sentences should be upheld and violent offenders prioritized. (Jul 2018)
  • Men of Valor: re-entry program for former offenders. (Apr 2017)
Bill Lee on Drugs
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  • Opposes recreational marijuana; wait on medical marijuana. (Oct 2018)
  • Raise penalties on drug traffickers, aid non-violent addicts. (Aug 2018)
Bill Lee on Education
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  • Supports charter schools & vouchers. (Oct 2018)
  • Education, including vocational, is key to a bright future. (Jul 2018)
  • Charter schools change lives of at-risk youth. (Apr 2017)
Bill Lee on Energy & Oil
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Bill Lee on Environment
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  • Cost-benefit analysis of agricultural regulations. (Jul 2018)
Bill Lee on Families & Children
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  • Marriage is between a man & a woman. (Oct 2018)
  • Historical evidence: marriage is between a man and a woman. (Jul 2018)
  • My faith informs my view of marriage. (Jul 2018)
Bill Lee on Foreign Policy
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Bill Lee on Free Trade
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  • Opposes Trump's tariffs on China. (Oct 2018)
Bill Lee on Government Reform
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  • Term limits would bring in new leaders with new ideas. (Jul 2018)
Bill Lee on Gun Control
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  • Oppose any attempt to ban an entire class of weapons. (Oct 2018)
  • Law-abiding citizens have a right to guns; don't punish them. (Jul 2018)
Bill Lee on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare will not expand in Tennessee under my watch. (Oct 2018)
  • Out-of-box approach to healthcare: create your own system. (Jul 2018)
Bill Lee on Homeland Security
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  • Adjust budget to include benefits, services veterans earned. (Jul 2018)
Bill Lee on Immigration
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  • Benefits for illegal immigrants is the wrong strategy. (Oct 2018)
  • Build the border wall built and forbid sanctuary cities. (Jul 2018)
Bill Lee on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bill Lee on Local Issues
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Bill Lee on Principles & Values
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  • Religious liberty is guaranteed to us by the constitution. (Jul 2018)
  • Don't exclude faith from public life. (Jul 2018)
  • Faith would influence my decisions as governor. (Apr 2017)
  • We accomplished my vision at granddad's company. (Apr 2017)
  • Former chairman of the Tennessee Prayer Breakfast. (Apr 2017)
Bill Lee on Social Security
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Bill Lee on Tax Reform
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Bill Lee on Technology
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  • Infrastructure needs repairs, stop kicking can down the road. (Aug 2018)
Bill Lee on War & Peace
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Bill Lee on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban abortion, even for rape and incest: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Against abortion: life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
Marriage is between a man & a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Historical evidence: marriage is between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Common sense view of gender: there are two sexes: Strongly Favors topic 3
My faith informs my view of marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Religious liberty is guaranteed to us by the constitution: Strongly Favors topic 4
Don't exclude faith from public life: Strongly Favors topic 4
Faith would influence my decisions as governor: Favors topic 4
Former chairman of the Tennessee Prayer Breakfast: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare will not expand in Tennessee under my watch: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Out-of-box approach to healthcare: create your own system: 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)
Supports charter schools & vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Education, including vocational, is key to a bright future: Opposes topic 7
Charter schools change lives of at-risk youth: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Cost-benefit analysis of agricultural regulations: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sentences should be upheld and violent offenders prioritized: Opposes topic 9
Men of Valor: re-entry program for former offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose any attempt to ban an entire class of weapons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Law-abiding citizens have a right to guns; don't punish them: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce the tax & regulatory burden for everyone: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Benefits for illegal immigrants is the wrong strategy: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Build the border wall built and forbid sanctuary cities: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes Trump's tariffs on China: Favors topic 13
No opinion 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)
Adjust budget to include benefits, services veterans earned: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes recreational marijuana; wait on medical marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Raise penalties on drug traffickers, aid non-violent addicts: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Made hard decisions needed on company budget; it worked: Opposes topic 20
Get government out of the way; give jobs chance to flourish: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Bill Lee is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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