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Robert Bentley on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Do everything to protect those who cannot protect themselves: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortion only when mother's life is in danger: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Ever mindful of our turbulent past 50 years ago: Favors topic 2
End affirmative action for colleges & state contracts: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
No gay marriages; no civil unions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to hate crime criteria: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Great State 2019 Plan: purpose by the One who ordained us: Strongly Favors topic 4
We are endowed with certain Freedoms by our Creator: Favors topic 4
Supports moment-of-silence and teacher spanking law: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fund treatment for low-income children with Autism Spectrum: Favors topic 5
Don't expand Medicaid, even if paid for by federal dollars: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Federal takeover of our health care system will kill jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Alabama should reject Obamacare via 10th Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
First Class Pre-K good, but only enrolls 12% of kids: Opposes topic 7
First Class program: voluntary Pre-K education: Favors topic 7
Improving schools with a federal/state/private partnership: Opposes topic 7
Though benefits will be cut, no teaching jobs will be lost: Favors topic 7
Give more power to school boards to make decisions: Opposes topic 7
Only 10 charter schools; let local boards reject them: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-3 points on Social scale)
Gulf State Park: economically & environmentally sustainable: Opposes topic 8
Primary value of forests is economic and job related: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Construct four new state-of-the-art prison facilities: Favors topic 9
More budget for police; train them in Spanish: Favors topic 9
Expand use of death penalty; limit appeals: Strongly Favors topic 9
End parole for repeat violent felons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Freedoms are guaranteed in the Second Amendment: Favors topic 10
Protect right to purchase, own, carry and use firearms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports flat tax structure for state income taxes: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Will fight illegal immigration in Alabama: Opposes topic 12
Fine businesses that employ illegals; & deny public benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Spread word far & wide: Made in Alabama: Favors topic 13
Spread word far & wide: Made in Alabama: Favors topic 13
$241K to promote AL exports and international trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sue federal government to reform Refugee Resettlement Act: Strongly Favors topic 14
Refuse Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Veteran-owned business stickers in small business windows: Favors topic 15
Veteran educational benefits after 1 month instead of 1 year: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
No campaign spending limits; no state funding of candidates: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports off-shore drilling and the oil and gas industries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight opioid addiction and fight drug abuse: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rehabilitate non-violent criminals; don't throw away the key: Opposes topic 19
Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes: Strongly Favors 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)
Goal is balanced, conservative budget without federal help: Opposes topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Robert Bentley on the issues:
AL Gubernatorial:
Jeff Sessions
Parker Griffith
AL Senatorial:
Jeff Sessions

Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D) vs.Wisniewski(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R) vs.Guadagno(R) vs.Rullo(R)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Northam(D) vs.Perriello(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2018:
AK: Walker(i) vs.(no opponent yet)
AL: (no candidate yet)
AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
CA: Newsom(D) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Istvan(I) vs.Villaraigosa(D)
CO: Johnston(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
FL: (no candidate yet)
GA: (no candidate yet)
HI: Ige(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
IA: Kim_Reynolds(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
ID: Little(R) vs.Fulcher(R)
IL: Rauner(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Pawar(D)
KS: (no candidate yet)
MA: Baker(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
MD: Hogan(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
ME: (no candidate yet)
MI: Whitmer(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
MN: Coleman(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Otto(D)
NE: Ricketts(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
NH: Sununu(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
NM: Grisham(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
NV: (no candidate yet)
NY: Cuomo(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
OH: DeWine(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
OK: (no candidate yet)
OR: Brown(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
PA: Wolf(D) vs.Wagner(R)
RI: Raimondo(D) vs.(no opponent yet)
SC: McMaster(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
SD: Noem(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
TN: Green(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
TX: Abbott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
VT: Scott(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
WI: Walker(R) vs.(no opponent yet)
WY: (no candidate yet)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2017):
DE-D: Carney
IN-R: Holcomb
MO-R: Greitens
NH-R: Sununu
NC-D: Cooper
ND-R: Burgum
VT-R: Scott
WV-D: Justice

Retiring 2017-18:
AL-R: Robert Bentley(R)
(term-limited 2018)
CA-D: Jerry Brown
(term-limited 2018)
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
(term-limited 2018)
FL-R: Rick Scott
(term-limited 2018)
GA-R: Nathan Deal
(term-limited 2018)
IA-R: Terry Branstad
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
ID-R: Butch Otter
(retiring 2018)
KS-R: Sam Brownback
(term-limited 2018)
ME-R: Paul LePage
(term-limited 2018)
MI-R: Rick Snyder
(term-limited 2018)
MN-D: Mark Dayton
(retiring 2018)
NM-R: Susana Martinez
(term-limited 2018)
OH-R: John Kasich
(term-limited 2018)
OK-R: Mary Fallin
(term-limited 2018)
SC-R: Nikki Haley
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
(term-limited 2018)
TN-R: Bill Haslam
(term-limited 2018)
WY-R: Matt Mead
(term-limited 2018)
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, 2017