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John Neely Kennedy on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pro-life, with exceptions: Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports defunding Planned Parenthood federally & locally: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protect infant survivors of abortion: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action is a fair chance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Constitutional definition of marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports letting businesses disagree with same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Belief in Jesus informs every decision I make: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports Judeo-Christian framework of morality: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports religious liberty and sees it at risk: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Allow drug re-importation and bulk purchasing: Favors topic 5
Refundable tax credit for the uninsured: Strongly Favors topic 5
Allow gov’t workers options for Medicare-only tax: Favors topic 5
Supports Congressionally repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Restore benefits to 800,000 low and middle-income retirees: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Preserve retirement security for state workers: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Pre-K works and early childhood education is important: Opposes topic 7
Supports accountability and a fully-funded NCLB: Favors topic 7
I believe in public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes Common Core as a nationwide academic standard: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$14B to rebuild America’s coastline: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support death penalty for convicted child rapists: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly opposes restrictive gun laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Reciprocity across state lines for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reinstitute the “Pay As You Go” rule: Favors topic 11
Exempt first $10,000 in tips from income tax: Favors topic 11
Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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No amnesty for illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports constructing a wall to control our border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
ICE performs vital functions that protect American families: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated Support national emergency at the Southern border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
TPP lacks safeguards against currency manipulation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values: Strongly Favors topic 14
Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees: Strongly Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
We don't need a military parade to show off American power: Opposes topic 15
Increase size of the military; increase spending for defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Plenty of evidence Ukraine meddled in 2016 election: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Full disclosure of all earmarks: Favors topic 16
Strongly opposes voting without photo id: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support Israel, our only true friend in the Middle East: Favors topic 17
Eliminate foreign aid to any country that supports terrorism: Opposes topic 17
$5M in Israel bonds is a win-win for Israel and Louisiana: Favors topic 17
Strongly opposes Islamic Sharia as threat to the US: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 18
More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Encourage alternative fuels and electricity conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Develop & increase domestic oil & gas production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports deregulating domestic oil exploration and drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes government developing wind and solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes legalizing marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal responsibility: Strongly Favors topic 20
Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget: Opposes topic 20

John Neely Kennedy is a Populist Conservative
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Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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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: Apr 13, 2020