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Laura Kelly on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes tightening parental consent laws: Strongly Favors topic 1
Allow D&E abortion (dilation and evacuation): Strongly Favors topic 1
Don't restrict late term and partial birth abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reinstate Equal Protection for LGBTQ+ state workers: Favors topic 3
College groups "religious freedom" means LGBT discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 3
Let local school boards decide on transgender women's sports: Favors topic 3
Opposes religious exemption for gay adoption: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Expand Medicaid for more coverage and jobs: Favors topic 5
KanCare-based Medicaid expansion to save rural hospitals: Favors topic 5
Expand Medicaid, without further study or compromises: Strongly Favors topic 5
Cover an additional 150,000 Kansans by expanding Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
Kansas must become 37th state to expand Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
Ban gatherings over 10, including church, for coronavirus: Favors topic 5
Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits: Favors topic 5
Medicaid expansion is something we can do right now: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand Medicaid; guarantee mental health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicaid expansion comes at no additional cost to taxpayers: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Great schools plus early learning equal a bright future: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Expand pre-K programs; fully fund our K-12 schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Funding schools top budget priority, this year & every year: Strongly Opposes topic 7
My budgets will fully fund schools every year I'm Governor: Strongly Opposes topic 7
I'll continue to reject vouchers; they crush rural schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increase funding for Office of Registered Apprenticeship: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes cuts to EPA's funding; environment needs protection: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Fully fund State Water Plan; water supply is diminishing: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Abolish the state's death penalty: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Kids should not be afraid of guns when going to school: Opposes topic 10
Supports common sense gun safety measures and safeguards: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Allow concealed carry of guns without a license: Strongly Favors topic 10
Prohibit schools & localities from enacting gun restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Address financial crisis without new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Experiment of no taxes on businesses drained our budget: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raise threshold for taxing Social Security to $100,000: Opposes topic 11
No more tax cuts; restore balance to the tax system: Favors topic 11
Lowering state taxes on groceries a top priority: Opposes topic 11
$250 tax rebate to every Kansan who filed in 2021: Opposes topic 11
Axe the tax on groceries, diapers, feminine hygiene products: Strongly Favors topic 11
Before we know it the state food tax won't exist at all: Opposes topic 11
A flat tax benefits the super wealthy & threatens progress: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Wants immigration reform that has clear path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Kansas is an export state: Favors topic 13
First Democratic governor for US/Canada/Mexico trade deal: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
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No opinion on topic 15:
Peace through Strength
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No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Lobbyist reforms & increased legislative transparency: Strongly Favors topic 16
Don't require voter identification for advance voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
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Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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For alternative energy that benefits the state, like wind: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Supports medical marijuana and treatment over incarceration: Opposes topic 19
Pay for Medicaid expansion with proceeds from medical pot: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Time for Kansas to finally legalize medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Funding & assistance to strengthen rural small businesses: Favors topic 20
Recharge the economy via growth in new industries: Favors topic 20
Future jobs need creative, innovative strategic investments: Strongly Favors topic 20
Invest in rural highway and digital infrastructure needs: Favors topic 20

Laura Kelly is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive
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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);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
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)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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