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Steve Bullock on VoteMatch

Democratic Presidential Challenger; MT Governor

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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Women should decide, not government: Strongly Favors topic 1
100 percent rating from NARAL: Strongly Favors topic 1
An abortion, even late-term, is a legal, personal decision: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep Title X funding for reproductive health services: Favors topic 1
Rejected that insurers have plans with and without abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Guarantee equal pay for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Address persistent wage gap between men and women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Close the wage gap for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Still work to be done to ensure gender pay equity: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Prohibit discrimination based on gender identity: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage in Montana: Strongly Favors topic 3
We celebrate progress, but fight for equal rights continues: Strongly Favors topic 3
First MT governor to officiate same-sex wedding: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Medicare-for-All is wish-list economics: Opposes topic 5
We pay more for prescription drugs than anyplace in world: Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-All is wish-list economics: Opposes topic 5
Health care reform without disrupting the entire system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Build on ObamaCare but don't replace with single-payer: Favors topic 5
Medicaid expansion good for business & jobs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Got Medicaid expansion through a GOP-dominated legislature: Strongly Favors topic 5
Protect ObamaCare before pushing to expand further: Favors topic 5
Worked with legislature to expand Medicaid: Favors topic 5
Insure the working poor with federal dollars: Strongly Favors topic 5
Access Health Montana: increase coverage and access: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Tax cut would have benefitted high-income seniors: Opposes topic 6
Vetoed state tax exemption for Social Security income: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
1-2-Free: High school dual enrollment to college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Invest in publicly funded early childhood education: Strongly Favors topic 7
MT is dead last in investment in early childhood education: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Cut red tape and cut business equipment tax: Favors topic 8
Passionate about protecting public land access for all: Strongly Opposes topic 8
MT economy depends on hunting & fishing; let's fund LWCF: Opposes topic 8
Tackle the threat of invasive species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Keep death penalty for circumstances like terrorism: Favors topic 9
Less money for prison and more for treatment: Opposes topic 9
Arrest and prosecute sex predators and scam artists: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Must address dark money to take on NRA: Opposes topic 10
Voluntary buyback, but locally, not federally: Favors topic 10
Firearm owners just want to keep their family safe: Favors topic 10
Firearm owners just want to keep their families safe: Favors topic 10
Ban assault weapons: Opposes topic 10
Supports background checks & semi-automatic ban: Favors topic 10
Background checks & age restrictions to reduce gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Believes in 2nd Amendment, but not guns in wrong hands: Opposes topic 10
Forever preserve access to public land for hunting & fishing: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tech giants make billions and pay no taxes: Favors topic 11
Many people not benefitting from economy: Favors topic 11
Don't benefit the wealthy at the expense of middle class: Strongly Favors topic 11
$400 personal rebate instead of $100M property tax cut: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Healthcare for immigrant means more border crossers: Opposes topic 12
Playing into Trumps hands, don't decriminalize: Favors topic 12
No wall; no open borders; need immigration reform: Opposes topic 12
There are bigger problems than illegal immigration: Favors topic 12
Refused to send National Guard troops to the southern border: Strongly Favors topic 12
Public DACA support, also tries private persuasion with GOP: Strongly Favors topic 12
No Guard troops to border without asking state governor: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Strongly 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)
Blunt instrument of tariffs hurt farmers: Favors topic 13
Don't use tariffs to pressure countries: Favors topic 13
Tariffs hurt farmers; let's work to open up markets: Strongly Favors topic 13
Trump has turned "America First" into "America Alone": Strongly Favors topic 13
Work with other nations to deal with China's practices: Favors topic 13
End reckless trade war with China: Strongly Favors topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
Support long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Israel is a trusted partner & trusted friend: Favors topic 14
Block foreign influence on elections; end Cuba embargo: Opposes topic 14
Vetoed bill banning Shariah law; it's just anti-Muslim: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Don't let terrorists intimidate us to abandon our values: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Safety first; review protocols for Syrian refugees: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Wrap-around services to reintegrate heroes to civilian life: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Elections should be decided by people, not corporations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Primary allows spending $667K instead of returning it: Opposes topic 16
Dark money makes our elections into auctions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Keep first use of nuclear weapons on the table: Opposes topic 17
We need nuclear deterrence against North Korea and others: Opposes topic 17
We've been in Afghanistan for entire life of young recruits: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Climate change vs. jobs: that's a false choice: Favors topic 18
President's role is to set direction on climate change: Favors topic 18
Re-enter Paris climate agreement: Strongly Favors topic 18
Promotes wind and solar power and clean coal for Montana: Favors topic 18
Develop our resources for American energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Let the states decide on legalizing marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Strongly supports medical marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Confront the invisible epidemic of prescription drug abuse: Favors topic 19
Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Veto any budget in the red: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Create jobs by investing in roads and bridges: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Page last updated: Dec 16, 2019