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Bill Lee on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Seeing premature granddaughter strengthened my resolve: Strongly Opposes topic 1
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
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No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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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
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Faith-based & community initiatives better than government: Strongly Favors topic 4
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
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Create K-12 Mental Health Trust Fund for teachers & students: Favors topic 5
Extend postpartum coverage under TennCare to 12 months: Favors topic 5
Community/faith-based care, not big government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Expand funding for mental health treatment: Favors topic 5
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
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Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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4% salary boost for teachers; make $40,000 minimum salary: Favors topic 7
Focus on new initiatives in teacher training: Favors topic 7
Fund school choice; competition via charters and ESAs: Strongly Favors topic 7
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
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Cost-benefit analysis of agricultural regulations: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Increase penalties for firearm theft & reckless endangerment: Strongly Favors topic 9
Improve supervision; encourage hiring of former prisoners: Opposes topic 9
Electronic monitoring for low-risk offenders: Opposes topic 9
Volunteer to mentor degree-seeking inmates: Opposes topic 9
Drug traffickers should fear Tennessee: Strongly Favors topic 9
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
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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
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Halve professional privilege tax, it's arbitrary and unfair: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Better to save for emergencies than spend now: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce the tax & regulatory burden for everyone: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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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
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Opposes Trump's tariffs on China: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Teach civics, with unapologetic American exceptionalism: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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Adjust budget to include benefits, services veterans earned: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Fight Medicaid fraudulent distribution of opioid medications: Favors topic 19
Opposes recreational marijuana; wait on medical marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Raise penalties on drug traffickers, aid non-violent addicts: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Investment & incentives to support rural counties: Favors topic 20
Recruit business to locate in distressed, at-risk counties: Opposes topic 20
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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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)
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Page last updated: Apr 13, 2020