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Phil Murphy on VoteMatch

 

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support funding for Planned Parenthood: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We all can contribute, including the differently abled: Favors topic 2
Equal pay for equal work by gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Close the wage gap: ban unequal pay for same work by women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Expand anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ individuals: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strong advocate for equal treatment of LGBTQ community: 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)
Fight for-profit right-wing agenda to gut ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Divest NJ pension fund from private equity: Opposes topic 6
Evaluate state pension system for growing unfunded liability: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
High stakes, high stress standardized tests must end: Opposes topic 7
Our public schools are part of what makes this state great: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Focus on STEM to make Silicon Valley in New Jersey: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Reignite NJ science hotbed by focusing on STEM sector: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect Jersey Shore from oil & Pinelands' open space: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Commit to protecting shores with long-term enviro plan: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Long-term planning via Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
For-profit prison industry targets communities of color: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Gun violence epidemic is a public health crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sensible gun safety regulations: taxes & training: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Stronger & fairer funding instead of massive tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 11
Wealthiest 1% pay far lower share of taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Oppose efforts to use police to assist in mass deportations: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reject Pres. Trump's dark belief of an America in decline: Opposes topic 14
Former U.S. ambassador to Germany, appointed by Obama: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Focus Veterans agency on mental health & employment support: Favors topic 15
Create new NJ department responsible for veterans: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Automatic voter registration, online, and same-day: Strongly Favors topic 16
I don't owe the political insiders anything: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Protect our precious Jersey Shore from offshore drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rejoin Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Strongly Favors topic 18
Raise gas tax to renew Transportation Trust Fund: Favors topic 18
It stinks, but raise the gas tax to fund transportation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Addiction is an illness, & treatable with right resources: Opposes topic 19
Opioid addiction is an illness, and it is treatable: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest to restore NJ's place as leader in innovation economy: Strongly Favors topic 20
Partner with private sector to expand job training: Favors topic 20

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Jack Ciattarelli
Joe Rullo
John Wisniewski
Kim Guadagno
Seth Kaper-Dale
NJ Senatorial:
Bob Hugin
Cory Booker
Frank Pallone
Jeff Bell
Jeff Chiesa
Murray Sabrin
Rich Pezzullo
Robert Menendez
Rush Holt
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Gubernatorial Debates 2018:
AK: Walker(i) vs.Huggins(R) vs.Chenault(R)
AL: Kay Ivey(R) vs.Countryman(D) vs.Lee George(R) vs.Carrington (R) vs.Tommy Battle (R)
AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.West(L) vs.Henderson(D)
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) vs.La Riva(P)
CO: Ed Perlmutter (D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Mitchell(R) vs.Cary Kennedy (D) vs.George Brauchler (R) vs.Doug Robinson (R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Barlock(R) vs.Lynne(R) vs.Polis(D) vs.Coffman(R)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Drew(D) vs.Lamont(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(D)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Hanabusa(D)
IA: Kim_Reynolds(R) vs.Leopold(D) vs.Boulton(D) vs.McGuire(D) vs.Glasson(D)
ID: Little(R) vs.Fulcher(R) vs.Labrador(R) vs.Ahlquist(R) vs.Minton(D) vs.Jordan(D)
IL: Rauner(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Pawar(D) vs.Daniel Biss (D) vs.Pritzker(D) vs.Ives(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.Mills(D) vs.Boyle(D) vs.Thibodeau(R)
MI: Whitmer(R) vs.El-Sayed(D) vs.Tim Walz (D) vs.Schuette(R) vs.Calley(R)
MN: vs.Smith(D) vs.Coleman(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Otto(D) vs.Tina Liebling (DFL) vs.Tim Walz (DFL) vs.Matt Dean (R) vs.Johnson(R)
NE: Ricketts(R) vs.Schwartz(R) vs.Krist(D)
NH: Sununu(R) vs.Steve Marchand (D)
NM: Lujan-Grisham(D) vs.Pearce(R) vs.Cervantes(D) vs.Apodaca (D)
NV: Fisher (R) vs.Sisolak(D) vs.Laxalt(R) vs.Schwartz(R)
NY: Cuomo(D) vs.DeFrancisco(R) vs.Sharpe(L) vs.Nixon(D)
OH: DeWine(R) vs.Kucinich(D) vs.Taylor(R) vs.Jim Renacci (R) vs.Connie Pillich (D) vs.Schiavoni(D) vs.Husted(R) vs.Whaley(D) vs.Cordray(D) vs.Sutton(D)
OK: Gary Richardson (R) vs.Johnson(D)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Scott Inman(D) vs.Buehler(R)
PA: Wolf(D) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Barletta(R)
RI: Raimondo(D) vs.Fung(R) vs.Morgan(R)
SC: McMaster(R) vs.McGill(R) vs.Pope(R) vs.Templeton(R) vs.Smith(D)
SD: Noem(R) vs.Jackley(R) vs.Sutton(D)
TN: Green(R) vs.Dean(D) vs.Black(R)
TX: Abbott(R) vs.Glass(L) vs.White(D) vs.Valdez(D)
VT: Scott(R) vs.Stern(D)
WI: Walker(R) vs.Harlow(D) vs.Vinehout(D) vs.Evers(D)
WY: Throne(D) vs.Dahlin(R) vs.Gordon(R)

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
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
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: May 30, 2018