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Matt Bevin on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
I am the most pro-life governor in America: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Latest abortion laws are straight-up infanticide: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sued for closing state's only abortion provider: Strongly Opposes topic 1
We have a duty to protect unborn human life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Why not define marriage as a parent marrying their child?: Opposes topic 3
Marriage is between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ban use of tobacco products in schools: Favors topic 5
Work/school requirements for Medicaid: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Disband KYNECT immediately; transition to federal system: Opposes topic 5
Defund ObamaCare immediately, then repeal ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
401(k)-style plan for state employee pensions struck down: Favors topic 6
More state contribution to $43B unfunded state pension plan: Opposes topic 6
Increase taxes to fund Kentucky Retirement Systems: Favors topic 6
Replace public pension system with 401(k) for new employees: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Legislature should decide teacher pensions, not judges: Favors topic 7
Proposed school cuts of $128M; legislature restored them: Favors topic 7
Create Charter Schools Advisory Council & implement charters: Favors topic 7
End education monopoly with school choice and vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Limit federal one-size-fits-all role in education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Parents should be free to vaccinate their children or not: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes federal regulations like waterway protection: Strongly Favors topic 8
I don't support cockfighting, but don't criminalize it: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Imperative to address backlog of forensic tests: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Guns aren't problem in schools; kids in my school had guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Culture of violence, like zombie shows, cause mass shootings: Strongly Favors topic 10
School shootings caused by "culture of death" in media: Strongly Favors topic 10
Second Amendment is the lynchpin of the Bill of Rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce tax revenue: not simple revenue neutrality: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Higher taxes mean fewer private sector jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate the magnets that attract illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
21st century reality means re-negotiating with China: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees: Strongly Favors topic 14
Led public Pledge of Allegiance, & speeches about patriotism: Strongly Favors topic 14
No unilateral action in Eastern Europe: Opposes topic 14
Fight foreign treaties that weaken our sovereignty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
We must keep the strongest military in the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Overturn voting rights to ex-felons who completed sentences: Opposes topic 16
Restore felon voting rights, but only through legislature: Opposes topic 16
Signed term limit pledge: 6 years House; 12 years Senate: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
No war unless Constitutional and in our national interest: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Stand up for coal; we have hundreds of years of supply: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Fight against EPA's relentless attacks on the coal industry: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Support coal production and new nuclear power plants: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Crack down on drug dealers and others who abuse the system: Favors topic 19
Random drug testing for welfare recipients: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Minimum wage stifles job creation; reduce to $7.25: Strongly Opposes topic 20
AdWatch: Supporting a debt-limit increase is too liberal: Strongly Opposes topic 20
No budget deal; let the sequester cuts take place: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Wall Street and auto bailouts made us pay for their mistakes: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Balanced Budget Amendment ends Congress' spending addiction: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Permanent ban on earmarks, with no loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Matt Bevin on the issues:
KY Gubernatorial:
Adam Edelen
Alison Grimes
Andy Beshear
Ben Chandler
Elaine Chao
Jim Gray
Robert Goforth
Rocky Adkins
KY Senatorial:
Alison Grimes
Jim Gray
Rand Paul

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R)
vs.Goforth(R)
vs.Adkins(D)
vs.Beshear(D)
vs.Edelen(D)
LA:
Edwards(D)
vs.Abraham(R)
MS:
Bryant(R)
vs.Foster(R)
vs.Hood(D)
vs.Reeves(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2018:
AK: Walker(i) vs.Dunleavy(D) vs.Chenault(R) vs.Huggins(R) vs.Begich(D) vs.Treadwell(D)
AL: Ivey(R) vs.Countryman(D) vs.Battle (R) vs.Maddox (R) vs.George(R) vs.Carrington(R)
AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.Henderson(D) vs.West(L)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs. Garcia (D) vs.Farley(D)
CA: Newsom(D) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D) vs.Eastin (D) vs.Hadley (R) vs.Cox (R) vs.Istvan (I) vs.Allen(R) vs.La Riva(P)
CO: Johnston(D) vs.Mitchell(R) vs.Kennedy (D) vs.Robinson (R) vs.Barlock(R) vs.Lynne(R) vs.Polis(D) vs.Coffman(R) vs.Brauchler(R,A.G.) vs.Stapleton(R)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Lamont(D) vs.Stefanowski(R) vs.Srinivasan(R) vs.David Walker (R) vs.Lumaj(R) vs.Visconti(R) vs.Lauretti(R) vs.Drew(D)
FL: Gillum(D) vs.Graham(D) vs.Putnam(R) vs.Levine(D) vs.DeSantis(R)
GA: Kemp(R) vs.Cagle(R) vs.Hill(R) vs.Abrams(D) vs.Levine(D)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Hanabusa(D) vs.Tupola(R) vs.Carroll(R) vs.McDermott(R)
IA: Reynolds(R) vs.Leopold(D) vs.Boulton(D) vs.McGuire(D) vs.Glasson(D) vs.Hubbell(D) vs.Porter(L) vs.Battaglia(L)
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.Hartman (R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2018:(continued) vs.Colyer(R) vs.Kobach(R) vs.Orman(I) vs.Kelly(D)
MA: Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Warren (D) vs.Massie (R)
MD: Hogan(R) vs.Ross (D) vs.Cummings(D) vs.Madaleno(D) vs.Jealous(D) vs.Quinn(L) vs.Schlakman(G)
ME: Mayhew(R) vs.Mills(D) vs.Boyle(D) vs.Thibodeau(R) vs.Moody(D) vs.Capron(I) vs.Caron(I)
MI: Whitmer(R) vs.El-Sayed(D) vs.Walz (D) vs.Schuette(R) vs.Calley(R) vs.Tatar(L)
MN: vs.Smith(D) vs.Coleman(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Otto(D) vs.Liebling (DFL) vs.Walz (DFL) vs.Dean (R) vs.Pawlenty(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Swanson(D)
MO: Greitens(R) vs.Parson(R)
NE: Ricketts(R) vs.Krist(D)
NH: Sununu(R) vs.Jarvis(L) vs.Marchand (D) vs.Kelly (D)
NM: Lujan-Grisham(D) vs.Pearce(R) vs.Cervantes(D) vs.Apodaca(D) vs.Jarvis(L)
NV: Fisher (R) vs.Sisolak(D) vs.Laxalt(R) vs.Schwartz(R)
NY: Cuomo(D) vs.Nixon(D) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Molinaro(R)
OH: DeWine(R) vs.Husted(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Kucinich(D) vs.Sutton(D,Lt.Gov) vs.Taylor(R) vs.Renacci (R) vs.Pillich (D) vs.Schiavoni(D) vs.Whaley(D) vs.Cordray(D)
OK: Stitt(R) vs.Cornett(R) vs.Edmondson(D) vs.Richardson(R) vs.Johnson(D) vs.Powell(L) vs.Maldonado(L)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Inman(D) vs.Buehler(R)
PA: Wolf(D) vs.Fetterman(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Barletta(R) vs.Krawchuk(L)
RI: Raimondo(D) vs.Brown(D) vs.Fung(R) vs.Morgan(R)
SC: McMaster(R) vs.McGill(R) vs.Pope(R) vs.Templeton(R) vs.Smith(D) vs.Warren(D) vs.Bryant(R)
SD: Noem(R) vs.Jackley(R) vs.Sutton(D)
TN: Green(R) vs.Dean(D) vs.Black(R) vs.Lee(R)
TX: Abbott(R) vs.Glass(L) vs.White(D) vs.Valdez(D)
VT: Scott(R) vs.Moody(R) vs.Hallquist(D) vs.Stern(D)
WI: Walker(R) vs.Harlow(D) vs.Vinehout(D) vs.Evers(D) vs.Roys(D) vs.Anderson(L)
WY: Throne(D) vs.Dahlin(R) vs.Gordon(R) vs.Rammell(R)
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: Jun 01, 2019