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Brian Kemp on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
We need to protect the unborn and the born: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Signed fetal heartbeat bill, tax deductions for fetuses: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports "Heartbeat Bill" and tough abortion laws: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Religious freedom: allow withholding contraceptive coverage: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Against bigotry, but monuments are history: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Allow rejecting gay customers on religious grounds: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Giving to churches & charity s a great Georgia tradition: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supported limited instead of full expansion of Medicaid: Favors topic 5
Rural counties deserve a patient-centered healthcare system: Favors topic 5
Don't expand the broken Medicaid system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Require people to work to receive Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Free market replacement for ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Asked Georgia Board of Ed. to denounce critical race theory: Strongly Favors topic 7
$2000 pay raise for all public school teachers: Opposes topic 7
Invest in those who educate: keep teacher pay competitive: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Fully fund public school education: Opposes topic 7
Supports vouchers to attend private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
Rated 47% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment: Neutral on topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Launched Anti-Gang Task Force to keep neighborhoods safe: Favors topic 9
We must end modern-day slavery in our state: Strongly Favors topic 9
Broadened prohibition on sex between teachers, students: Strongly Favors topic 9
Work around Federal ban on "no drone zones" at prisons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Address the growing threat of gang activity: Strongly Favors topic 9
Give non-violent offenders a second chance at life: Opposes topic 9
Collaborate with cities and sheriff's departments: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$69 million in one-time funding for school security grants: Opposes topic 10
Constitutional carry without permit: Strongly Favors topic 10
Respect the 2nd Amendment if you want to date my daughter: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Invest Georgia Exemption: first business $1M in exempt IPO: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
End DACA; round up criminal illegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Georgia interests over immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Crack down on illegal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No immigrant driver licenses so they can't vote fraudulently: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Check immigration status after minor offenses: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Travelled to South Korea to expand trade with Georgia: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports tariffs on China as part of trade negotiations: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We're in a real fight right now to make America great again: Strongly Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Vetoed Keeping Georgia's Schools Safe Act: unfunded mandate: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Removed 107,000 voters via "use-it-or-lose-it" law: Strongly Opposes topic 16
1.5 million voters removed from the voting rolls: Strongly Opposes topic 16
OpEd: refuses to process thousands of voter registrations: Strongly Opposes topic 16
53,000 voter registrations put "on hold": Strongly Opposes topic 16
OpEd: Precise name-match disenfranchises voters of color: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Stricter voter ID laws against threat of illegal voters: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Protect our elections from fraud with Voter ID: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Webpage & app for voter registration & sample ballot: Favors topic 16
Some say voter fraud is no big deal: Not on my watch: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Require voter ID to ensure purity of elections: Strongly Opposes topic 16
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)
State invested in South Korean electric car battery company: Strongly Favors topic 18
Radical Democrats push things like "the new green deal": Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Signed Hope Act: allows for medicinal oils with up to 5% THC: Opposes topic 19
Deport drug cartel kingpins: Favors topic 19
Unequivocally opposes recreational use of marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Georgians First Commission: more diverse economy: Favors topic 20
Hi-speed internet for Great Recession in rural Georgia: Strongly Favors topic 20
Cut government regulations to help small business owners: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Cut red tape & recruit biotech companies to GA 316: Favors topic 20

Brian Kemp is a Populist-Leaning Conservative
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Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
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