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Roy Cooper on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
No politicians in medical room telling doctor what to say: Strongly Favors topic 1
Respect doctor-patient relationship during pregnancy: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Women deserve equal pay: Strongly Favors topic 2
Our expanding workforce is more diverse and more inclusive: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Same-sex marriage opt-out is likely unconstitutional: Favors topic 3
Repeal law requiring bathroom use based on birth gender: Strongly Favors topic 3
Repeal the "Bathroom Bill"; it's a dark cloud over NC: Strongly Favors topic 3
Workplace discrimination "bathroom bill" is unacceptable: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 27% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Take federal funds to expand Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
Accept Federal dollars to expand Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
When we get Medicaid expansion done it will save lives: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Teachers deserve better pay and basic respect: Opposes topic 7
4,700 additional Pre-K slots for at-risk 4-year olds: Strongly Opposes topic 7
$8 billion in building or renovating schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increased teacher pay before tax cuts for the 1%: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Proposed 9.1% pay increase for teachers, 8.5% compromise: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NC Supreme Court ordered school funding is for the children: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(0 points on Social scale)
Toughen environmental permitting & quality mandates: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Vetoed weakening environmental/health regulations: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Seniors should be more suspicious of solicitors: Favors topic 9
Created task force on racial equity in criminal justice: Opposes topic 9
Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Vetoed shielding death investigation records from public: Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Allow concealed carry; but also maintain gun restrictions: Favors topic 10
Keep guns away from those dangerous to themselves or others: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
2013 tax reforms helped only the rich & corporations: Strongly Favors topic 11
Don't need more tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports "pause" in Syrian refugee immigration to NC: Opposes topic 12
Vetoed bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE: Favors topic 12
Protect DREAMers instead of deporting them: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Signed agreement to strengthen economic ties with the UK: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Pause Syrians for most effective screening process possible: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Limit campaign contributions from PACs and corporations: Favors topic 16
Voter ID is a solution for no problem: Strongly Favors topic 16
Veto weakening appointment powers over elections board: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(-5 points on Social scale)
North Carolina stands with the people of Ukraine: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard: Strongly Favors topic 18
Reducing greenhouse gas means green jobs: Favors topic 18
Cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2025, 70% by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
North Carolina a leader in the global clean energy economy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Tackle meth labs by restricting key ingredients: Strongly Favors topic 19
Eliminate stigma & encourage opioid addicts to get treatment: Opposes topic 19
Opposes legalization of marijuana: Favors topic 19
Launched state's first Opioid Action Plan in 2017: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fund infrastructure, start-ups, and job re-training: Strongly Favors topic 20
NC Job Ready: state helps train students, handle expenses: Strongly Favors topic 20
Public/private team up for rural internet access: Favors topic 20

Roy Cooper is a Moderate Liberal
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Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
vs. Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. County Exec. 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, lost May 7 primary)
vs. Eric Doden (R, lost May 7 primary)
vs. Attorney General Curtis Hill (R, lost May 7 primary)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
vs. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. State Senator Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Lt.Gov. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. House Minority Leader Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
vs. State Rep. Tanner Smith (R, lost June 4 primary)
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NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
vs. Lt.Gov. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Attorney General Josh Stein (D)
vs. Treasurer Dale Folwell (R, lost March 5 primary)
vs. Justice Michael Morgan (D, lost March 5 primary)
vs. State Senator 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. U.S.Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Mayor Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Acting Gov.Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Exec.Councilor 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. Lt.Gov.David Zuckerman (D, withdrew)
vs. Selectman Peter Duval (D)
vs. Commissioner Esther Charlestin (D)
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
vs. 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 to run for U.S.Rep.)
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)
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