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Tom Steyer on VoteMatch

Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO

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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increase disability funding; we all succeed together: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sustained $125B federal investment in HBCUs: Strongly Favors topic 2
Trump is only against immigration for non-white people: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Transgendered hate crimes: unequivocally prosecute severely: Strongly Favors topic 3
Represent LGBT rights in human rights action abroad: Strongly Favors topic 3
Directly fund academic research to find cure for AIDS: Strongly Favors topic 3
Collect census data on LGBTQ status: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Supports public option; allow private insurance: Favors topic 5
More funding is needed for mental health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Great countries don't break their major promises: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Hold charter schools to same standards as public schools: Opposes topic 7
I will tackle the student debt crisis head on: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Environmental justice means clean air & water: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Nuclear energy is risky & not cost competitive: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Focus on white supremacist violence as domestic terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Gun violence is a public health epidemic: Strongly Opposes topic 10
I will declare gun violence a public health epidemic: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Supports higher estate tax, annual wealth tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal Trump tax cuts; close corporate tax loopholes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Calculate CA corporate income tax based on in-state sales: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Decriminalize unauthorized border crossings: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Undo Trump tariffs; negotiate trade deals for U.S. workers: Favors topic 13
No trade war, but stand up to China on intellectual property: Favors topic 13
Trump tax plan & trade war are failures; I can show how: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Set a strategy: What are we trying to accomplish in Mideast?: Strongly Opposes topic 14
America's brand in the world our most important protection: Opposes topic 14
Rebuild traditional multilateral alliances like NATO: Strongly Opposes topic 14
More foreign aid for Central America: Opposes topic 14
Unilateral action, without allies, makes absolutely no sense: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
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National Service Plan: $50B for public service: Favors topic 15
Refocus and reduce U.S. military spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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The right to vote is gateway to inclusive democracy: Strongly Favors topic 16
Break the corporate stranglehold of our government: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Keep US troops in northern Syria: Opposes topic 17
Diplomatic measures must always be the first choice: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Supports Green New Deal & carbon-neutrality by 2045: Strongly Favors topic 18
On Day 1: declare climate crisis a national emergency: Strongly Favors topic 18
End subsidies & tax breaks for fossil fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
We need to lead the world on climate, with allies abroad: Strongly Favors topic 18
Ban fracking: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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72,000 died from opioids last year; that's a health crisis: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Billions for affordable housing; market won't do it: Strongly Favors topic 20
Increase the earned income tax credit: Favors topic 20
Our affordable housing situation is a crisis: Strongly Favors topic 20
Break up monopolies but we should focus on the positive: Favors topic 20

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2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Candidates:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (I-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (L-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (R-MA&NY)

2020 Withdrawn Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

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Page last updated: Feb 26, 2020