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Ed Gillespie on VoteMatch

 

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
I never supported a Personhood amendment: Favors topic 1
Sell contraceptives over-the-counter to avoid Hobby Lobby: Favors topic 1
Opposes abortion: Opposes topic 1
Promoting culture of life does not make me Taliban: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Believes deeply in the sanctity of life: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increase share of African-American vote in midterm elections: Favors topic 2
OpEd: Lobbied for company that paid women 39% less than men: Opposes topic 2
Accused of minority outreach? Guilty as charged: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Maintain state same-sex marriage ban, but leave it to states: Favors topic 3
Marriage is the legal union of one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Courts should not encroach on definition of marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Deciding marriage at state level is not gay-bashing: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
We spend $12 on safe sex ed for every $1 on abstinence: Favors topic 4
I am tired of having my religious convictions scorned: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Benefits from GOP resistance to the new health law: Opposes topic 5
1993: HillaryCare bureaucracy meant job-killing mandates: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Market principles: portability & tort reform: Opposes topic 5
Broken medical liability system costs $28B per year: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand the education tax credit: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
OpEd: Lobbied for company that received 50 EPA warnings: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fight UN gun ban treaty, & fight bans on guns or ammunition: Strongly Favors topic 10
Revere 2nd Amendment as much as 1st Amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Decrease state's personal income tax rate to spur growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Use 40% of projected revenue growth for tax relief: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Believes in conservative ideas of lower taxes: Opposes topic 11
Death tax is an egregious aspect of our tax code: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Send migrant kids back to parents in Central America: Opposes topic 12
Unapologetic supporter of comprehensive immigration overhaul: Favors topic 12
Pro-assimilation more than anti-immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
New temporary worker program after securing our border: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes the Export-Import Bank: Opposes topic 13
Aggressively open markets for exports: Strongly Favors topic 13
Lobbied to remove tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Emphasize American exceptionalism; a force for good in world: Strongly Favors topic 14
We should stand by Bush doctrine of pre-emption: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Condemn deep and dangerous defense-budget cuts: Strongly Favors topic 15
2004: Kerry voted against many important weapons systems: Strongly Favors topic 15
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
2004: interpreted 527s (PACs) as illegal expenditures: Favors topic 16
Paid $27M in lobbying fees in early 2000s: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Keep troops in Afghanistan; military on table with Iran: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Foolish to say that Iran is not a serious threat: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Victory against Islamic terrorism must be our national goal: Strongly Opposes topic 17
As Bush spokesperson, defended Iraqi surge & al Qaeda link: Strongly Opposes topic 17
1984: Threat of Communism drove me to Reagan: Opposes topic 17
Bush was insightful and resolute in War on Terror: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Fight War on Terror in Kabul or it will be waged in Kansas: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sea levels are rising, but it's debatable what causes it: Opposes topic 18
Democrats' energy policy is an attack on our quality of life: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes decriminalization, but align penalty to pot offense: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Budget-cutting is collective exercise in national interest: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Ed Gillespie on the issues:
VA Gubernatorial:
Bob McDonnell
Frank Wagner
Ken Cuccinelli
Robert Sarvis
Terry McAuliffe
Tim Kaine
Tom Perriello
VA Senatorial:
James Webb
Mark Warner
Robert Sarvis
Tim Kaine

Gubernatorial Debates 2018:
AK: Walker(i) vs.(no opponent yet)
AL: Kay Ivey(R) vs.Countryman(D) vs.Lee George(R) vs.Carrington (R) vs.Tommy Battle (R)
AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.David Garcia (D) vs.Farley(D)
CA: Newsom(D) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D) vs.Delaine Eastin (D) vs.David Hadley (R) vs.John Cox (R) vs.Zoltan Istvan (I) vs.Allen(R)
CO: Ed Perlmutter (D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Mitchell(R) vs.Cary Kennedy (D) vs.George Brauchler (R) vs.Doug Robinson (R) vs.Barlock(R) vs.Lynne(R) vs.Polis(D)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Drew(D) vs.Srinivasan(R) vs.David Walker (R) vs.Lumaj(R) vs.Visconti(R) vs.Lauretti(R)
FL: Gillum(D) vs.Graham(D) vs.Mike Huckabee (R) vs.Putnam(R)
GA: Kemp(R) vs.Casey Cagle (R) vs.Hunter Hill (R) vs.Stacey Abrams (R)
HI: Ige(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
IA: Kim_Reynolds(R) vs.Leopold(D) vs.Andy McGuire (D) vs.Boulton(D) vs.Mitchell(D) vs.McGuire(D)
ID: Little(R) vs.Fulcher(R) vs.Labrador(R) vs.Ahlquist(R) vs.Minton(D)
IL: Rauner(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Pawar(D) vs.Daniel Biss (D) vs.Pritzker(R)
KS: Brewer(D) vs.Wink Hartman (R) vs.Colyer(C) vs.Kobach(R)
MA: Baker(R) vs.Gonzalez(D) vs.Setti Warren (D) vs.Bob Massie (R)
MD: Hogan(R) vs.Alec Ross (D) vs.Cummings(D) vs.Madaleno(D)
ME: Mayhew(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
MI: Whitmer(R) vs.El-Sayed(D) vs.Tim Walz (D)
MN: Coleman(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Otto(D) vs.Tina Liebling (DFL) vs.Tim Walz (DFL) vs.Matt Dean (R)
NE: Ricketts(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
NH: Sununu(R) vs.Steve Marchand (D)
NM: Grisham(D) vs.Pearce(R) vs.Cervantes(D) vs.Apodaca (D)
NV: Fisher (R) vs.Sisolak(D)
NY: Cuomo(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
OH: DeWine(R) vs.Sutton(D) vs.Taylor(R) vs.Jim Renacci (R) vs.Connie Pillich (D) vs.Carrington(R) vs.Schiavoni(D) vs.Husted(R) vs.Whaley(D)
OK: Gary Richardson (R) vs.Johnson(D)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Scott Inman (D)
PA: Wolf(D) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Barletta(R)
RI: Raimondo(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
SC: McMaster(R) vs.McGill(R) vs.Pope(R) vs.Templeton(R)
SD: Noem(R) vs.Jackley(R)
TN: Green(R) vs.Dean(D) vs.Black(R)
TX: Abbott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
VT: Scott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
WI: Walker(R) vs.Harlow(D)
WY: (no candidate yet)

Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Guadagno(R) vs.Phil Murphy(D) vs.Mayor Steve Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D) vs.Wisniewski(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R) vs.Rullo(R) vs.Kaper-Dale(G)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Perriello(D) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Northam(D)

Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2017):
DE-D: Carney
IN-R: Holcomb
MO-R: Greitens
NH-R: Sununu
NC-D: Cooper
ND-R: Burgum
VT-R: Scott
WV-D: Justice

Retiring 2017-18:
AL-R: Robert Bentley(R)
(term-limited 2018)
CA-D: Jerry Brown
(term-limited 2018)
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
(term-limited 2018)
FL-R: Rick Scott
(term-limited 2018)
GA-R: Nathan Deal
(term-limited 2018)
IA-R: Terry Branstad
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
ID-R: Butch Otter
(retiring 2018)
KS-R: Sam Brownback
(term-limited 2018)
ME-R: Paul LePage
(term-limited 2018)
MI-R: Rick Snyder
(term-limited 2018)
MN-D: Mark Dayton
(retiring 2018)
NM-R: Susana Martinez
(term-limited 2018)
OH-R: John Kasich
(term-limited 2018)
OK-R: Mary Fallin
(term-limited 2018)
SC-R: Nikki Haley
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
(term-limited 2018)
TN-R: Bill Haslam
(term-limited 2018)
WY-R: Matt Mead
(term-limited 2018)
Abortion
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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 22, 2017