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Adam Putnam (R)
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Casey Cagle (R)
Hunter Hill (R)
Stacey Abrams (D)
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Daniel Biss (D)
Chris Kennedy (D)
Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar (D)
J.B. Pritzker (D)
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Rich Leopold (D)
Andy McGuire (D)
Nate Boulton (D)
Victor Mitchell(D)
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Kris Kobach(R)
Wink Hartman(R)
Carl Brewer(D)
Laura Kelly(D)
Greg Orman(I)
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Shawn Moody(R)
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vs.Quinn(L)
vs.Schlakman(G)
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Mayor Setti Warren (D)
Jay Gonzalez (D)
Bob Massie (D)
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Abdul El-Sayed (D)
A.G.Bill Schuette (R)
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Tim Walz (DFL)
Matt Dean (R)
Rebecca Otto (DFL)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (DFL)
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Mike Parson(R;ascended)
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Nevada:
Fisher(R)
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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:
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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)
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vs.Richard Cordray(D)
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Gary Richardson(R)
Kevin Stitt(R)
Mick Cornett(R)
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vs.Scott Inman(D)
vs.joe Maldonado(L)
vs.Chris Powell(L)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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vs.Gordon(R)
vs.Rammell(C)
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Gretchen Whitmer on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • End 24-hour waiting period; fund Planned Parenthood. (Oct 2018)
  • Will stop anti-choice legislation. (Nov 2017)
  • Support Planned Parenthood. (Nov 2017)
  • No insurance riders to get an abortion covered. (Jan 2017)
  • Don't make partial-birth abortion a criminal offense. (Sep 2011)
Gretchen Whitmer on Budget & Economy
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  • Most important metric is rising family income. (Jan 2017)
Gretchen Whitmer on Civil Rights
Click here for 5 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • 2013: repeal Michigan's same-sex marriage ban. (Oct 2018)
  • Guarantee equal pay for equal work. (Nov 2017)
  • Expand civil rights laws. (Nov 2017)
  • Yes to civil unions or same-sex marriage. (Nov 2004)
  • Apply affirmative action to state hiring and state colleges. (Nov 2004)
Gretchen Whitmer on Corporations
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  • Government can help small business thrive. (Nov 2017)
  • Shift tax burden to corporations. (Oct 2017)
Gretchen Whitmer on Crime
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  • Prioritize rehabilitation efforts for first-time offenders. (Oct 2018)
  • Cleaned up County Prosecutor office after a sex scandal. (Jan 2017)
Gretchen Whitmer on Drugs
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  • Supports marijuana legalization for adult recreational use. (Oct 2018)
  • Addicts need treatment, not punishment. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted NO on medical marijuana. (Nov 2013)
Gretchen Whitmer on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Opposes vouchers: Stop the dismantling of public education. (Oct 2018)
  • 2 years of debt-free post-secondary education. (Oct 2018)
  • Invest in education; hold charters accountable. (Nov 2017)
  • More funding for teachers, school buildings, & Head Start. (Nov 2004)
Gretchen Whitmer on Energy & Oil
Click here for 2 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Oppose withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord. (Oct 2018)
  • Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology. (Nov 2004)
Gretchen Whitmer on Environment
Click here for 2 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Environmental policy based on science. (Nov 2017)
  • Preserve open space; clean up contaminated sites. (Nov 2004)
Gretchen Whitmer on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Gretchen Whitmer on Foreign Policy
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Gretchen Whitmer on Free Trade
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  • Renegotiate trade deals, but no tariffs on China. (Oct 2018)
Gretchen Whitmer on Government Reform
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  • Opposes gerrymandering; opposes voter ID. (Oct 2018)
  • Disclose political donors; reverse Citizens United. (Oct 2018)
  • Promote universal voter access. (Nov 2017)
  • No photo ID for absentee voting. (Feb 2012)
Gretchen Whitmer on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Universal background checks; ban assault-style weapons. (Oct 2018)
  • Strengthen gun laws: safety locks & background checks. (Nov 2004)
Gretchen Whitmer on Health Care
Click here for 3 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • No work requirements for Medicaid; expand it instead. (Oct 2018)
  • Support Medicaid expansion. (Nov 2017)
  • Require insurers to treat autism like other conditions. (Apr 2012)
Gretchen Whitmer on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Gretchen Whitmer on Immigration
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  • Protect DREAMers from deportation; offer path to citizenship. (Oct 2018)
Gretchen Whitmer on Jobs
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  • Repeal "right-ro-work" law (support union organizing). (Oct 2018)
  • Increase minimum wage to $15/hour over three years. (Oct 2018)
Gretchen Whitmer on Local Issues
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Gretchen Whitmer on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Gretchen Whitmer on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Gretchen Whitmer on Tax Reform
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  • Trump tax cuts help only millionaires & billionaires. (Oct 2018)
Gretchen Whitmer on Technology
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  • Expand broadband with net neutrality. (Oct 2018)
  • We need $3B per year for inadequate infrastructure. (Mar 2018)
Gretchen Whitmer on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Gretchen Whitmer on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
End 24-hour waiting period; fund Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Will stop anti-choice legislation: Strongly Favors topic 1
Support Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
No insurance riders to get an abortion covered: Strongly Favors topic 1
Don't make partial-birth abortion a criminal offense: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Guarantee equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Apply affirmative action to state hiring and state colleges: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
2013: repeal Michigan's same-sex marriage ban: Strongly Favors topic 3
Expand civil rights laws: Strongly Favors topic 3
Yes to civil unions or same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No work requirements for Medicaid; expand it instead: Strongly Favors topic 5
Support Medicaid expansion: Strongly Favors topic 5
Require insurers to treat autism like other conditions: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes vouchers: Stop the dismantling of public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Invest in education; hold charters accountable: Opposes topic 7
More funding for teachers, school buildings, & Head Start: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Environmental policy based on science: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Preserve open space; clean up contaminated sites: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Prioritize rehabilitation efforts for first-time offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Cleaned up County Prosecutor office after a sex scandal: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Universal background checks; ban assault-style weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strengthen gun laws: safety locks & background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trump tax cuts help only millionaires & billionaires: Strongly Favors topic 11
Shift tax burden to corporations: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect DREAMers from deportation; offer path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Renegotiate trade deals, but no tariffs on China: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes gerrymandering; opposes voter ID: Strongly Favors topic 16
Promote universal voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo ID for absentee voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord: Strongly Favors topic 18
Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports marijuana legalization for adult recreational use: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Addicts need treatment, not punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Voted NO on medical marijuana: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Government can help small business thrive: Strongly Favors topic 20
Most important metric is rising family income: Favors topic 20

Gretchen Whitmer is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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