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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Ensure every child is spared from ravages of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortions unnecessary except for woman's life or health: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protect unborn children and promote a culture of life: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors restrictions of judicial bypass for minor's abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Wife is first Hispanic First Lady in Texas history: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Adoption agencies ok to disallow LGBT adoptions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Conscience dictates if marriage is only one man & one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Prevent government from shutting churches during pandemic: Strongly Favors topic 4
Defend "One Nation, Under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
We must focus on mental health challenges: Favors topic 5
Ensure coverage without being forced into the ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Focus on mental health for safer schools: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare was a bad law from the beginning: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Increase teacher pay, with best earning six figures: Opposes topic 7
Require evaluation of schools with A-F grades: Favors topic 7
Additional funding for schools to adopt high-quality Pre-K: Opposes topic 7
Ensure having the best teachers by saying NO to Common Core: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Proposition 1: the people have demanded $4B for roads: Opposes topic 8
EPA is a runaway federal agency that must be reined in: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Emergency laws to prevent cities from defunding the police: Strongly Favors topic 9
Crack down on human trafficking: Favors topic 9
Raise bail when past criminals are re-arrested: Strongly Favors topic 9
Make it a hate crime to target uniformed police officers: Strongly Favors topic 9
2003 Fugitive unit resulted in 4,400 more arrests: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Texas must be a Second Amendment Sanctuary State: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favor open carry of holstered handgun: Strongly Favors topic 10
Individual right to keep and bear arms was settled in 1791: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rein in property taxes; they punish families: Strongly Opposes topic 11
The only good tax is a dead tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
$2 billion reduction in the business franchise tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Texas must fortify its efforts to secure our border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws: Opposes topic 12
Enforce against sanctuary cities or more Texans will die: Strongly Opposes topic 12
500 new state troopers plus Texas Rangers at the border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand Texas' robust trade relationship with Canada: Strongly Favors topic 13
Expand Texas' long-standing trade partnership with Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Teach students what it means to be American & to be a Texan: Strongly Favors topic 14
Texas is exceptional; we'd be world's 10th largest economy: Strongly Favors topic 14
Ordered no more Syrian refugee resettlement: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Help veterans get benefits they've earned: Favors topic 15
Exempt veterans from state business fees: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Election integrity essential to our democracy: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Voter fraud is real; voter ID is nondiscriminatory: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Clean Power Plan is an EPA power grab: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Ban local regulation of oil and gas operations: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants: Strongly Favors topic 19
Respond to the evil threat posed by drug cartels: Opposes topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Innovation renaissance: biotech, wearable tech, clean tech: Favors topic 20
Constitutional amendment to limits growth of state budget: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Greg Abbott is a Hard-Core Conservative
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HI: Incumbent David Ige(D,term-limited)
vs.State Rep. Andria Tupola(R)
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NM: Incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham(D)
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vs.A.G.Adam Laxalt(? R)
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OH: Incumbent Mike DeWine(R)
vs.Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley(? D)
OK: Incumbent Kevin Stitt(R)
vs.State Sen. Ervin Yen(R)
OR: Incumbent Kate Brown(D,term-limited)
vs.Gov. nominee Bud Pierce(R)
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vs.U.S.Rep. Lou Barletta(? R)
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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: Feb 26, 2021