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Phil Bryant on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the Personhood Initiative: protect the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
States' rights should stop gay marriage in Mississippi: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Constitutionally define marriage: one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Add 'In God We Trust' to Mississippi State Seal: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
The feds won't pay for their share of Medicaid expansion: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare adds 300,000 entitlements; get people off Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Fight Obamacare; support insurance exchanges: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Remove barriers to charter schools: Favors topic 7
Supports "effective" public schools but not Initiative 42: Strongly Favors topic 7
Privately funded Opportunity Scholarship for failing schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Close failing districts & implement charters: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-3 points on Social scale)
Protect property rights; develop forest & agribusiness: Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Veterans treatment courts: 2nd chance for convicted vets: Opposes topic 9
Fight drug crime & punish sexual predators: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Concealed carry without permit; that's a fundamental right: Strongly Favors topic 10
Defend the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Tax cuts for people before corporations: Favors topic 11
Work towards creating a tax dividend for low income people: Neutral on topic 11
Lower taxes to spur economic growth and job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower taxes; end the marriage penalty; free markets: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongest anti-illegal immigration law in MS history: Strongly Opposes topic 12
E-verify at work; proof of citizenship in traffic stops: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Secure global businesses located in Mississippi: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Do everything possible to keep Syrian refugees out of MS: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans: Favors topic 15
Keep C-130J aircraft production in Mississippi; we need them: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Hold elected officials accountable via open government: Favors 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)
Support energy development and investment: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports both conventional and unconventional energy sources: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Drug courts work; fully fund them: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
My first job: every Mississippian who wants a job has one: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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MS Senatorial:
Chris McDaniel
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Thad Cochran
Travis Childers

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)
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Local Issues
Social Security
Tax Reform

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