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David Walker on VoteMatch

 

 



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
I strongly oppose partial birth abortion: Opposes topic 1
Morally wrong, but a woman's choice until viability: Favors topic 1
Enforce against doctors performing abortions after viability: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I believe in affirmative action but not quotas: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Equal benefits for civil unions, but no same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Equal benefits for civil unions; but no same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
No school prayer, but moment of silence ok: Opposes topic 4
Let churches provide services with religious exemptions: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare promised too much and costs too much: Opposes topic 5
Cap annual healthcare spending like every major country: Strongly Favors topic 5
Demographics will require more federal healthcare funding: Strongly Favors topic 5
Repeal and replace ObamaCare if Supreme Court doesn't: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Annual budget limit on all federal health care spending : Opposes topic 5
Universal care that is appropriate, affordable & sustainable: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restructure retiree pensions to be equitable & sustainable: Opposes topic 6
Supplemental retirement accounts ok; private accounts not: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
More K-12 parental involvement and choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Vouchers ok, if they have proper protections in place: Favors topic 7
Basic national standards; local control for curriculum: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Reduce energy costs while protecting the environment: Opposes topic 8
Protect natural resources balanced with human use: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death penalty only when DNA evidence & jury are conclusive: Favors topic 9
Mandatory sentencing only for limited severe crimes: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Screening for automatic weapons; no felons own guns: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
No retroactive tax increases; reduce relative tax burdens: Opposes topic 11
3 parts spending cuts to 1 part tax increase via reforms: Favors topic 11
Make effective tax rates progressive, not marginal tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Broaden base; make top rate 25%; make capital gains 25%: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Path to legal status but not to citizenship: Favors topic 12
Path to legal status but not to citizenship: Favors topic 12
Enforce employment laws on employers, not against immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Enforce against employers hiring illegals: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Fair trade; but keep NAFTA and China trade: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Change force structure for new types of conflicts: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate egregious loopholes in state campaign finance law: Strongly Favors topic 16
Constitutional Amendment to limit campaign finance: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Out of Iraq & Afghanistan; no ground troops in Iran: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More drilling now; invest in renewables now & over time: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize marijuana use; differentiate from hard drugs: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Revise and respect the Constitutional spending cap: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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CT Gubernatorial:
Dan Malloy
Danny Drew
Larry Kudlow
Linda McMahon
Prasad Srinivasan
Tom Foley
CT Senatorial:
Chris Murphy

Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D) vs.Wisniewski(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R) vs.Guadagno(R) vs.Rullo(R)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Northam(D) vs.Perriello(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2018:
AK: Walker(i) vs.(no opponent yet)
AL: Countryman(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
CA: Newsom(D) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Istvan(I) vs.Villaraigosa(D)
CO: Johnston(D) vs.Mitchell(R)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Drew(D) vs.Srinivasan(R)
FL: Gillum(D) vs.Graham(D)
GA: Kemp(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
HI: Ige(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
IA: Kim_Reynolds(R) vs.Leopold(D)
ID: Little(R) vs.Fulcher(R)
IL: Rauner(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Pawar(D)
KS: Brewer(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
MA: Baker(R) vs.Gonzalez(D)
MD: Hogan(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
ME: (no candidate yet)
MI: Whitmer(R) vs.El-Sayed(D)
MN: Coleman(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Otto(D)
NE: Ricketts(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
NH: Sununu(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
NM: Grisham(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
NV: (no candidate yet)
NY: Cuomo(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
OH: DeWine(R) vs.Schiavoni(D) vs.Sutton(D) vs.Taylor(R)
OK: (no candidate yet)
OR: Brown(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
PA: Wolf(D) vs.Wagner(R)
RI: Raimondo(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
SC: McMaster(R) vs.McGill(R) vs.Pope(R)
SD: Noem(R) vs.Jackley(R)
TN: Green(R) vs.Dean(D)
TX: Abbott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
VT: Scott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
WI: Walker(R) vs.Harlow(D)
WY: (no candidate yet)
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: Jul 16, 2017