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Kathy Hochul on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice New York: Strongly Favors topic 1
Overturning Roe changed nothing in NY, because I'm governor: Strongly Favors topic 1
Extremists won't stop at any one particular drug or service: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
If men don't change attitudes there will be consequences: Strongly Favors topic 2
No longer barriers/ceiling to women in government: Strongly Favors topic 2
She believes in equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
In Congress supported same-sex marriage & abortion rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supported same-sex marriage & abortion rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-3 points on Social scale)
Catholic upbringing: care for poor, imprisoned, & homeless: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Don't replace Medicare with vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 5
Support for ACA contraception mandate cost her re-election: Strongly Favors topic 5
Pay healthcare worked a retention bonus up to $3000: Favors topic 5
$1B and critical policy changes for mental health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Require hospitals to screen for mental health conditions: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Partnerships between employers and educational institutions: Opposes topic 7
Free tuition for medical students if they remain in New York: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(+5 points on Social scale)
EPA cleanup of intolerable odors & emissions in Attica: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Expand eligibility for prosecution as hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Created transitional home for victims of domestic violence: Favors topic 9
Spearheaded campaign against college sexual assaults: Favors topic 9
Jails-to-Jobs: get incarcerated people training for jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Signed "Less is More Act" to reform parole system: Opposes topic 9
I stand by bail reform but there's room for improvement: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strengthen penalties for assaulting a retail worker: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Streamlined the Pistol Permit process: Favors topic 10
Top rating from National Rifle Association: Strongly Favors topic 10
State senate too afraid of NRA to vote on "red flag" bill: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Double down on strategies to combat gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Raise the age to buy semiautomatic rifle to 21: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Illegal guns are from out of state; need a national response: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Developed new strategies to deal with rise in gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Remove Thruway tolls & new license plate mandate: Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts for low/middle incomes, not for billionaires: Strongly Favors topic 11
Provide $1 billion middle-class property tax rebate: Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Top rating from National Rifle Association: Opposes topic 12
2007: No drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Submit temporary guest worker applications online: Favors topic 12
Once opposed driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Require open markets for US goods in all trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
Rated 25% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
National movements for equality were all started in New York: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(-3 points on Social scale)
Served as counsel to a homeland security corporation: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Enact two-term limits for statewide elected officials: Favors topic 16
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
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Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Counter Iran's growing presence in Latin America: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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$500 million investment in offshore wind energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
EmPower Plus helps low-income families retrofit their homes: Strongly Favors topic 18
End new fossil-fuel-powered heating equipment by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
$5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Housing Compact has goal of 800,000 new homes in a decade: Strongly Favors topic 20
Grow programs that train for jobs actually in demand: Favors topic 20
$1 billion investment in digital infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 20
Create consortium to purchase and share AI computing power: Strongly Favors topic 20
Housing plan to create and preserve 100,000 affordable homes: Strongly Favors topic 20
Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion: Favors topic 20

Kathy Hochul is a Liberal Populist
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