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Spencer Cox on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports law banning most abortions after 18 weeks: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Collect information on reason for abortion, race, ethnicity: Strongly Opposes topic 1
New tax credit for all children--the born and the unborn: Opposes topic 1
Require abortions performed only in hospitals not at clinics: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 50% by Planned Parenthood, indicating mixed stance on abortion: Neutral on topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
He promoted equity, diversity across state agencies: Favors topic 2
Restrict discussions on racism and sexism in classrooms: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Wants "Utah solution" to protecting LGTBQ kids: Favors topic 3
Understanding & respect for differing sexual orientations: Favors topic 3
Paused transgender surgeries for minors, funded talk therapy: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-5 points on Social scale)
Real power in pleading for help from a higher authority: Strongly Favors topic 4
I don't like to rank sins; I just do the best I can: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
We need to talk about suicide: Favors topic 5
Supports move to scale back Medicaid expansion: Opposes topic 5
Restrict expansion of state Medicaid program: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduced state tax on Social Security income: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Change the way we fund schools, what's best for entire state: Strongly Opposes topic 7
The largest variable in student outcomes is the teacher: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(-3 points on Social scale)
We not going to let the Great Salt Lake disappear: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Government decisions are major drivers in price of a home: Favors topic 8
Return power, resources, and decision-making back to states: Strongly Favors topic 8
Rated 63% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment: Neutral on topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Police reform part of an ongoing process as we gather data: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports concealed carry of guns without a permit: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated 79% by the NRA, indicating a mixed voting record on gun rights: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reliance on property tax hurting rural areas: Favors topic 11
$160 million grocery tax credit will help fight inflation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Angry about children separated from families at border: Favors topic 12
Offer written drivers test in languages other than English: Favors topic 12
Not OK to give ICE facial recognition data on immigrants: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Led trade mission to Israel & United Arab Emirates: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Welcome new residents, but don't try to change us: Favors topic 14
If America is world's last great hope, Utah is America's: Strongly Favors topic 14
American Exceptionalism means disagreeing better: Favors topic 14
Utah ranked best state; interested in keeping it that way: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(-3 points on Social scale)
Utah best state for military; will ensure it stays that way: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voting security must never be about making it harder to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
False choice to secure elections by making it harder to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(-5 points on Social scale)
Utah stands in solidarity with Ukraine: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support driverless vehicles, mass transit: Favors topic 18
There's very clear evidence of climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Help Utah lead in sustainable energy development: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Fight drug cartels; help Mexican economy: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Time to reevaluate our approach to tax incentives: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports new recycled-cardboard paper mill: Favors topic 20
Build 35,000 single-family affordable starter homes: Strongly Favors topic 20

Spencer Cox is a Centrist
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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);
vs. Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. 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)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
vs. Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
vs. Tanner Smith (R, lost June 4 primary)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Dale Folwell (R, lost March 5 primary)
vs. Michael Morgan (D, lost March 5 primary)
vs. 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. 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)
vs. Minority Leader Brian King (D)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R)
vs. Selectman Peter Duval (D)
vs. Commissioner Esther Charlestin (D)
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
vs. WA 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)
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)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R, lost May 14 primary)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R, lost May 14 primary)
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