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WV:
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Brian Kemp on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Fetal heartbeat bill: sonogram echoes at six weeks gestation. (Jun 2020)
  • We need to protect the unborn and the born. (Jan 2020)
  • Signed fetal heartbeat bill, tax deductions for fetuses. (May 2019)
  • Supports "Heartbeat Bill" and tough abortion laws. (Nov 2018)
Brian Kemp on Budget & Economy
Click here for the full quote on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Georgians First Commission: more diverse economy. (Jan 2019)
Brian Kemp on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Allow rejecting gay customers on religious grounds. (Nov 2018)
  • OpEd: refuses to process thousands of voter registrations. (Oct 2018)
  • Against bigotry, but monuments are history. (Aug 2017)
Brian Kemp on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Cut government regulations to help small business owners. (Apr 2017)
  • Invest Georgia Exemption: first business $1M in exempt IPO. (Mar 2017)
  • Cut red tape & recruit biotech companies to GA 316. (May 2010)
Brian Kemp on Crime
Click here for 5 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Launched Anti-Gang Task Force to keep neighborhoods safe. (Jan 2020)
  • We must end modern-day slavery in our state. (Jan 2020)
  • Address the growing threat of gang activity. (Jan 2019)
  • Give non-violent offenders a second chance at life. (Jan 2019)
  • Collaborate with cities and sheriff's departments. (Apr 2017)
Brian Kemp on Drugs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Signed Hope Act: allows for medicinal oils with up to 5% THC. (Oct 2021)
  • Deport drug cartel kingpins. (Jan 2019)
  • Unequivocally opposes recreational use of marijuana. (Nov 2018)
Brian Kemp on Education
Click here for 8 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Asked Georgia Board of Ed. to denounce critical race theory. (Jul 2021)
  • $2000 pay raise for all public school teachers. (Jan 2020)
  • Vetoed Keeping Georgia's Schools Safe Act: unfunded mandate. (May 2019)
  • Broadened prohibition on sex between teachers, students. (May 2019)
  • Invest in those who educate: keep teacher pay competitive. (Jan 2019)
  • $69 million in one-time funding for school security grants. (Jan 2019)
  • Fully fund public school education. (Nov 2018)
  • Supports vouchers to attend private schools. (Nov 2018)
Brian Kemp on Energy & Oil
Click here for 2 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • State invested in South Korean electric car battery company. (Sep 2021)
  • Radical Democrats push things like "the new green deal". (Oct 2020)
Brian Kemp on Environment
Click here for the full quote on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Rated 47% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Nov 2006)
Brian Kemp on Families & Children
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  • Religious freedom: allow withholding contraceptive coverage. (Nov 2018)
Brian Kemp on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Kemp on Free Trade
Click here for 2 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Travelled to South Korea to expand trade with Georgia. (Jun 2019)
  • Supports tariffs on China as part of trade negotiations. (Nov 2018)
Brian Kemp on Government Reform
Click here for 9 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Removed 107,000 voters via "use-it-or-lose-it" law. (Jun 2020)
  • 2010: Overturned local election by arresting black winners. (Jun 2020)
  • 1.5 million voters removed from the voting rolls. (Nov 2018)
  • 53,000 voter registrations put "on hold". (Oct 2018)
  • OpEd: Precise name-match disenfranchises voters of color. (Oct 2018)
  • Stricter voter ID laws against threat of illegal voters. (Apr 2017)
  • Protect our elections from fraud with Voter ID. (Mar 2017)
  • Some say voter fraud is no big deal: Not on my watch. (May 2010)
  • Require voter ID to ensure purity of elections. (Jan 2006)
Brian Kemp on Gun Control
Click here for 3 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Constitutional carry without permit. (Nov 2018)
  • Respect the 2nd Amendment if you want to date my daughter. (May 2018)
  • Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Nov 2011)
Brian Kemp on Health Care
Click here for 5 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Supported limited instead of full expansion of Medicaid. (Mar 2019)
  • Rural counties deserve a patient-centered healthcare system. (Jan 2019)
  • Don't expand the broken Medicaid system. (Jan 2019)
  • Require people to work to receive Medicaid. (Nov 2018)
  • Free market replacement for ObamaCare. (Aug 2017)
Brian Kemp on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Kemp on Immigration
Click here for 6 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • 2012: Challenged voter status of newly-sworn-in citizens. (Jun 2020)
  • End DACA; round up criminal illegals. (Nov 2018)
  • Georgia interests over immigrants. (Sep 2017)
  • Crack down on illegal immigration. (Apr 2017)
  • No immigrant driver licenses so they can't vote fraudulently. (May 2010)
  • Check immigration status after minor offenses. (Mar 2006)
Brian Kemp on Jobs
Click here for the full quote on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • 4-Point Plan to put hardworking Georgians to work. (May 2018)
Brian Kemp on Local Issues
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Kemp on Principles & Values
Click here for 3 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Call off Georgia runoff election; it's a scam. (Dec 2020)
  • We're in a real fight right now to make America great again. (Oct 2020)
  • State Senator and Secretary of State. (Mar 2017)
Brian Kemp on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Kemp on Tax Reform
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Kemp on Technology
Click here for 3 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Work around Federal ban on "no drone zones" at prisons. (Apr 2019)
  • Hi-speed internet for Great Recession in rural Georgia. (Jan 2019)
  • Webpage & app for voter registration & sample ballot. (Mar 2017)
Brian Kemp on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Brian Kemp on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Giving to churches & charity s a great Georgia tradition. (May 2010)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
We need to protect the unborn and the born: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Signed fetal heartbeat bill, tax deductions for fetuses: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports "Heartbeat Bill" and tough abortion laws: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Religious freedom: allow withholding contraceptive coverage: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Against bigotry, but monuments are history: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Allow rejecting gay customers on religious grounds: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Giving to churches & charity s a great Georgia tradition: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supported limited instead of full expansion of Medicaid: Favors topic 5
Rural counties deserve a patient-centered healthcare system: Favors topic 5
Don't expand the broken Medicaid system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Require people to work to receive Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Free market replacement for ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Asked Georgia Board of Ed. to denounce critical race theory: Strongly Favors topic 7
$2000 pay raise for all public school teachers: Opposes topic 7
Invest in those who educate: keep teacher pay competitive: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Fully fund public school education: Opposes topic 7
Supports vouchers to attend private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
Rated 47% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment: Neutral on topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Launched Anti-Gang Task Force to keep neighborhoods safe: Favors topic 9
We must end modern-day slavery in our state: Strongly Favors topic 9
Broadened prohibition on sex between teachers, students: Strongly Favors topic 9
Work around Federal ban on "no drone zones" at prisons: Strongly Favors topic 9
Address the growing threat of gang activity: Strongly Favors topic 9
Give non-violent offenders a second chance at life: Opposes topic 9
Collaborate with cities and sheriff's departments: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$69 million in one-time funding for school security grants: Opposes topic 10
Constitutional carry without permit: Strongly Favors topic 10
Respect the 2nd Amendment if you want to date my daughter: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Invest Georgia Exemption: first business $1M in exempt IPO: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
End DACA; round up criminal illegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Georgia interests over immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Crack down on illegal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No immigrant driver licenses so they can't vote fraudulently: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Check immigration status after minor offenses: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Travelled to South Korea to expand trade with Georgia: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports tariffs on China as part of trade negotiations: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We're in a real fight right now to make America great again: Strongly Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Vetoed Keeping Georgia's Schools Safe Act: unfunded mandate: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Removed 107,000 voters via "use-it-or-lose-it" law: Strongly Opposes topic 16
1.5 million voters removed from the voting rolls: Strongly Opposes topic 16
OpEd: refuses to process thousands of voter registrations: Strongly Opposes topic 16
53,000 voter registrations put "on hold": Strongly Opposes topic 16
OpEd: Precise name-match disenfranchises voters of color: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Stricter voter ID laws against threat of illegal voters: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Protect our elections from fraud with Voter ID: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Webpage & app for voter registration & sample ballot: Favors topic 16
Some say voter fraud is no big deal: Not on my watch: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Require voter ID to ensure purity of elections: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
State invested in South Korean electric car battery company: Strongly Favors topic 18
Radical Democrats push things like "the new green deal": Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Signed Hope Act: allows for medicinal oils with up to 5% THC: Opposes topic 19
Deport drug cartel kingpins: Favors topic 19
Unequivocally opposes recreational use of marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Georgians First Commission: more diverse economy: Favors topic 20
Hi-speed internet for Great Recession in rural Georgia: Strongly Favors topic 20
Cut government regulations to help small business owners: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Cut red tape & recruit biotech companies to GA 316: Favors topic 20

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