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Andy Beshear on VoteMatch



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Defend law requiring ultrasound before abortion: Opposes topic 1
Endorsed by NARAL; will defend women's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
I'm pro-choice and I support Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Government works best with a wide range of voices: Strongly Favors topic 2
60% of AG leadership were women or minorities: Strongly Favors topic 2
Diversity isn't a buzz word; it's a value: Favors topic 2
Wrong that women make significantly less than men: Strongly Favors topic 2
It's time equal work results in equal pay: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marriage equality for whomever you love: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-3 points on Social scale)
I have faith in God and faith in us: Favors topic 4
Learned the values of family, faith, and public service: Favors topic 4
My faith teaches me to love my neighbor as myself: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect ObamaCare: lives hang in the balance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Protections for pre-existing conditions; stop lifetime caps: Strongly Favors topic 5
Pass state law protecting people with preexisting conditions: Favors topic 5
Rescinded Medicaid waiver, stopped managed care contracts: Favors topic 5
COVID: Troubling that a public health crisis was politicized: Favors topic 5
COVID: reaching unvaccinated will have to become personal: Strongly Favors topic 5
We've provided more than $2 billion to Kentucky hospitals: Favors topic 5
Expanded Medicaid to including dental, hearing, vision: Strongly Favors topic 5
Continue to expand access to quality health care for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Don't change teacher pensions to 401(k)-style plan: Opposes topic 6
State gaming will cover $43B unfunded state pension plan: Opposes topic 6
No cuts to government pensions; find other revenue: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Won lawsuit to improve teacher retirement pensions: Opposes topic 7
Committed to a world-class public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Only legislature can implement charters, not Governor: Opposes topic 7
Waive GED testing fee for those who can't afford it: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Teachers deserve a living wage, teacher shortage is a threat: Strongly Opposes topic 7
$1000 salary boost for all school workers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
5% pay raise to address public school teacher shortage: Strongly Opposes topic 7
It's time to pass universal pre-K for all our 4-year-olds: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(+2 points on Social scale)
Clean air and clean water underlie everybody's success: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Justice for cold cases with backlog of untested rape kits: Favors topic 9
Requests $35M for body armor for police, first responders: Favors topic 9
Prosecute 31 active human trafficking cases in Kentucky: Favors topic 9
Use A.G. office to rescue victims of human trafficking: Strongly Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Signed law requiring school police officers to carry guns: Favors topic 10
Rated 0% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated 86% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No consumption tax on basic needs; but ok on luxury goods: Strongly Favors topic 11
Full exclusion of military pensions from state income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Add new revenue sources like casino gambling: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Intimidation and fear of deportation comes out of DC: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Worked to remove harmful tariffs against bourbon industry: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Now is the time for patriotism, united against Russia: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(-3 points on Social scale)
Expand the Military Family Assistance Trust Fund: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Restore voting rights to non-violent offenders: Strongly Favors topic 16
Fight for every Kentuckian's right to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(-5 points on Social scale)
Criticized Ukraine invasion; sanctioned by Russia: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Focus on "all-of-the-above" and low utility bills: Opposes topic 18
Climate change is real; develop renewables: Strongly Favors topic 18
Kentucky is the electric vehicle battery production capital: Strongly Favors topic 18
Kentucky is the EV battery production capital of the US : Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Sue opioid manufacturers & distributors who flood market: Favors topic 19
Funding for prevention; focus on opioid disposal & treatment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalize medical marijuana; maybe it'll replace opioids: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Time for General Assembly to legalize medical cannabis: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Better Kentucky Budget: no tax increase, no budget cuts: Favors topic 20
Bringing new prosperity to every corner of the commonwealth: Strongly Favors topic 20
Ford is betting its future on the people of Kentucky: Opposes topic 20
Grow our economy with skill training, not CEO giveaways: Strongly Favors topic 20
We must focus on completing important infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 20

Andy Beshear is a Moderate Liberal Populist
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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
vs. Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
vs. State Rep.Mike Ramone (R)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
vs. Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
vs. Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
vs. Tanner Smith (R, lost June 4 primary)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Dale Folwell (R, lost March 5 primary)
vs. Michael Morgan (D, lost March 5 primary)
vs. Andy Wells (R,withdrew)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R, retiring)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
vs. U.S.Rep.Kelly Armstrong (R)
vs. State Sen.Merrill Piepkorn (D)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
vs. Minority Leader Brian King (D)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R)
vs. Selectman Peter Duval (D)
vs. Commissioner Esther Charlestin (D)
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
vs. U.S.Rep.Dave Reichert (R)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R, lost May 14 primary)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R, lost May 14 primary)
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