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Ralph Northam on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
End laws restricting woman's right to direct her health care: Strongly Favors topic 1
FactCheck: No, would not execute babies after birth: Favors topic 1
Repeal sonogram requirement to get an abortion: Favors topic 1
Led fight against transvaginal ultrasound requirement: Strongly Favors topic 1
Protect women's reproductive rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep abortion funding for women carrying fetal abnormalities: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes restrictive TRAP laws & dangerous personhood bill: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Remove discriminatory language from Virginia laws: Favors topic 2
Outed for blackface photo in 1984 medical school yearbook: Opposes topic 2
Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Look harder for diverse candidates for leadership roles: Strongly Favors topic 2
Blacks are twice as likely to be arrested for pot possession: Strongly Favors topic 2
Stop the Republican war on women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Backs marriage rights for same-sex couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
Tie-breaking vote against gay workplace discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 3
Treat same-sex couples equally and fairly under the law: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Religious sectarianism has no place in politics: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
When people are healthy, they contribute to our economy: Strongly Favors topic 5
No family should be one illness away from financial demise: Strongly Favors topic 5
Proud voice in favor of Medicaid expansion: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand access to Medicaid for 400,000 of our citizens: Favors topic 5
Medicaid expansion will save taxpayers billions: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$95 million for early childhood education for at-risk kids: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Pay raise for teachers, to retain the best and brightest: Opposes topic 7
Federal grant to create 3,000 pre-K education spots: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Invest in early childhood education: Opposes topic 7
Historically strong commitment to public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Restore and increase funding for K-12 education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Modernize regulations; strengthen enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Transportation bill including investments in mass transit: Opposes topic 8
I reject idea that environmental regulations harm economy: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Raise threshold for felony larceny; 2nd chance after mistake: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Spare our first responders from devastating budget cuts: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Common sense gun laws do not violate Second Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines: Strongly Opposes topic 10
More deaths due to guns than car accidents: so let's act: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Start with universal background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports universal background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No concealed carry without a permit: Opposes topic 10
Keep guns out of the hands of criminals & the mentally ill: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise income tax rate by 1% for income over $500,000: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stand up against ICE; our doors are open: Strongly Favors topic 12
Support driver's licenses for illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Work with federal government to enforce immigration laws: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Tuition assistance for National Guard, plus Tech Talent: Favors topic 15
Strengthen Virginia's relationship with the Armed Services: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
We need to make it easier to vote, not harder: Strongly Favors topic 16
Finally allow no-excuse absentee voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
End unnecessary restrictions: no-excuse absentee ballots: Strongly Favors topic 16
Make absentee voting easier: Strongly Favors topic 16
Nonpartisan redistricting so voters, not pols, pick reps: Strongly Favors topic 16
Mid-decade redistricting bill is borderline corruption: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Make Virginia 100% carbon free by 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18
Create clean energy jobs in rural communities: Strongly Favors topic 18
Restrict offshore oil and gas drilling off Virginia coast: Strongly Favors topic 18
We must act to address climate change: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Release unthreatening older or terminally offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Think innovatively about treating pain, to avoid opioids: Opposes topic 19
Make marijuana possession a civil penalty only: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Be open-minded about medicinal plants like marijuana:
Other governors' VoteMatch: Ralph Northam on the issues:
VA Gubernatorial:
Amanda Chase
Bob McDonnell
Frank Wagner
Justin Fairfax
Ken Cuccinelli
Mark Herring
Robert Sarvis
Terry McAuliffe
Tim Kaine
Tom Perriello
VA Senatorial:
Corey Stewart
Daniel Gade
Mark Warner
Nick Freitas
Scott Taylor
Tim Kaine

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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Energy/Oil
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Families/Children
Foreign Policy
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Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
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Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

 


Page last updated: Apr 13, 2020