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Peter Ricketts on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion and supports social conservative values: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce government regulation of the private sector: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is the union of one woman and one man: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Judges shouldn’t reinterpret marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Focus welfare on states & religious non-profits: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cannot trust Medicaid federal matching grants: Opposes topic 5
Oppose ObamaCare and oppose Medicaid expansion: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports health savings accounts & limiting lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Personal accounts are protected from Congress: Strongly Favors topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Oppose the implementation of Common Core: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supports school vouchers to equalize opportunity: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Nebraska's concealed carry law: Strongly Favors topic 10
I strongly support the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Provide tax relief through property tax regulations: Opposes topic 11
Protect taxpayers from bureaucracy & burdensome regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports line-item veto and fair & simple taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death tax is based on jealousy of high achievement: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No state services for illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure America’s borders, without amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure the border and establish official English: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Free trade in our vital interest: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Trade rules for labor & environment, but not human rights: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No Syrian refugee resettlement until full federal review: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fully support strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Supports policy of pre-emptive military strikes: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Better to fight terrorists in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Don't reduce the ethanol Renewable Fuels Standard: Strongly Favors topic 18
Pursue the use of ethanol and bio-diesel fuels: Favors topic 18
Explore for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
More border security and stricter sentencing for drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
First priority is to reduce government spending: Opposes topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Peter Ricketts on the issues:
NE Gubernatorial:
Dave Heineman
Jon Bruning
NE Senatorial:
Dave Domina
Deb Fischer
Shane Osborn

Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Holcomb(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Koster(D) vs.Greitens(R) vs.Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R) vs.Kinder(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Perea(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.McChesney(D)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Burgum(R) vs.Nelson(D) vs.Stenehjem(R) vs.Becker(R)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Van Ostern(D) vs.Sununu(R) vs.Lavoie(R) vs.Connolly(D) vs.Dextraze(I)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Pierce(R) vs.Bell(D) vs.Niemeyer(R)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Weinholtz(D) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Cook(D)
VT: Scott(R) vs.Minter(D) vs.Dunne(D) vs.Lisman(R)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Justice(D) vs.Cole(R)
Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Northam(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
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

Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D,lost) vs.Bevin(R,won)
LA: Vitter(R,lost) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D,won)
MS: Bryant(R,won) vs.Gray(D,lost) vs.Slater(D)

 

Page last updated: Sep 08, 2016