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Chris Kennedy on Abortion
Click here for the full quote on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Pro-choice even if Roe overturned. (Sep 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Budget & Economy
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  • Invest in economic incubators; create jobs for our kids. (Jan 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Civil Rights
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  • Supports LGBTQ rights. (Sep 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Corporations
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  • Celebrate family businesses, not consolidation & conformity. (Jan 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chris Kennedy on Drugs
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  • Legalization based on science, not tax impact. (Sep 2017)
  • Don't count on marijuana getting legalized. (May 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Education
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  • Support public education from pre-school to college. (Sep 2017)
  • Need-based scholarships is educational justice. (Jan 2017)
  • Poor-rich mobility begins early in school. (Jan 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Energy & Oil
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  • Lack of clean energy hurts competitiveness. (Sep 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chris Kennedy on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chris Kennedy on Foreign Policy
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  • Borrow the best ideas from around the world. (Jan 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chris Kennedy on Government Reform
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  • Automatic voter registration. (Sep 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Gun Control
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  • Stricter gun laws in tandem with mental health care. (Sep 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Health Care
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  • Expand Obamacare; move to single payer. (Sep 2017)
  • Treat the mentally ill instead of jailing them. (Jan 2017)
  • Don't punish the hospitals; don't divide them from doctors. (Jan 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chris Kennedy on Immigration
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  • Against mass deportation, for reform and DACA. (Sep 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Jobs
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  • Raise minimum wage. (Sep 2017)
  • Pro-business AND pro-labor; ran all-union shop. (Jan 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Local Issues
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chris Kennedy on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chris Kennedy on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chris Kennedy on Tax Reform
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  • Tax reform must shift burden to wealthy. (Sep 2017)
Chris Kennedy on Technology
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  • Infrastructure money good for jobs and new business. (Sep 2017)
Chris Kennedy on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Chris Kennedy on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice even if Roe overturned: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports LGBTQ rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Expand Obamacare; move to single payer: Strongly Favors topic 5
Treat the mentally ill instead of jailing them: Strongly Favors topic 5
Don't punish the hospitals; don't divide them from doctors: Opposes 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)
Support public education from pre-school to college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Poor-rich mobility begins early in school: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Stricter gun laws in tandem with mental health care: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tax reform must shift burden to wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Against mass deportation, for reform and DACA: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Borrow the best ideas from around the world: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Automatic voter registration: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Lack of clean energy hurts competitiveness: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
Legalization based on science, not tax impact: Opposes topic 19
Don't count on marijuana getting legalized: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise minimum wage: Strongly Favors topic 20
Infrastructure money good for jobs and new business: Strongly Favors topic 20
Invest in economic incubators; create jobs for our kids: Strongly Favors topic 20

Chris Kennedy is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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