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Jim Pillen on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
I am proudly pro-life, life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Nebraskans have been praying for 50 years to end abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Launch a yearlong "Culture of Life and Love Initiative": Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Critical race theory is anti-American ideology: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
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Opposes protection for sexual orientation, gender identity: Strongly Opposes topic 3
I'll oppose the radical transgender agenda at every turn: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Restrict gender-affirming care & abortion care: Strongly Opposes topic 3
I don't want my granddaughter competing against a boy: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Ban the teaching of sex education in public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 3
We should be teaching the next generation to love God: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-5 points on Social scale)
Involved in Ignite the Faith, Youth for Christ Mission: Strongly Favors topic 4
Protect those with Biblical views of life, gender, marriage: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly support efforts to put prayer back into schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
We need to put God back into our schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposed to mask/COVID-19 vaccination mandates: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Committed to K-12 education, I support options for parents: Favors topic 7
$50 million for scholarships outside of public education : Strongly Favors topic 7
Special Education fund: never give up on a single kid: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stand up to radicals using fake meat to attack Nebraska: Strongly Favors topic 8
Get government out of the way; reduce regulations: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Calls to defund the police are reckless and dangerous: Favors topic 9
Enhance criminal penalties for looting, resisting arrest: Strongly Favors topic 9
Meet programming needs of inmates to reduce recidivism: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't allow anyone to suspend our Second Amendment rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Exempt Social Security income from state taxes by next year: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Limit the growth in spending by local taxing entities: Strongly Opposes topic 11
We all agree: we are taxed way too much: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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We must demand order on the southern border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Fight any pathway to citizenship for those here illegally: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Promote our agricultural products around the world: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
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Teach children America is the greatest country in the world: Strongly Favors topic 14
America is the best country in the world: Strongly Favors topic 14
I believe in American exceptionalism: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
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Make us the most veteran and military family-friendly state: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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I strongly support the Voter ID ballot initiative: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
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Keep enemies of our country from owning land in our state: Strongly Favors topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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There is no room for wasteful government spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Say "no" to excessive government spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Agencies must focus on what is needed, not what is nice: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Jim Pillen is a Hard-Core Conservative
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