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John Neely Kennedy on SenateMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Pro-life, with exceptions: Opposes topic 1
Supports human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports defunding Planned Parenthood federally & locally: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action is a fair chance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Constitutional definition of marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports letting businesses disagree with same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Belief in Jesus informs every decision I make: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports Judeo-Christian framework of morality: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports religious liberty and sees it at risk: Strongly Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
Allow drug re-importation and bulk purchasing: Favors topic 5
Refundable tax credit for the uninsured: Strongly Favors topic 5
Allow gov’t workers options for Medicare-only tax: Favors topic 5
Supports repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports Congressionally repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Restore benefits to 800,000 low and middle-income retirees: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Preserve retirement security for state workers: Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Pre-K works and early childhood education is important: Opposes topic 7
Supports accountability and a fully-funded NCLB: Favors topic 7
I believe in public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes Common Core as a nationwide academic standard: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$14B to rebuild America’s coastline: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support death penalty for convicted child rapists: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly opposes restrictive gun laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reinstitute the “Pay As You Go” rule: Favors topic 11
Exempt first $10,000 in tips from income tax: Favors topic 11
Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit: Favors topic 11
Opposes increasing income tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No amnesty for illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports constructing a wall to control our border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
TPP lacks safeguards against currency manipulation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values: Strongly Favors topic 14
Supports standing with the nation of israel: Favors topic 14
Supports ban on resettlement of Syrian refugees: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Increase size of the military; increase spending for defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Full disclosure of all earmarks: Favors topic 16
Strongly opposes voting without photo id: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support Israel, our only true friend in the Middle East: Favors topic 17
Eliminate foreign aid to any country that supports terrorism: Opposes topic 17
$5M in Israel bonds is a win-win for Israel and Louisiana: Favors topic 17
Strongly opposes Islamic Sharia as threat to the US: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 18
More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Encourage alternative fuels and electricity conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Develop & increase domestic oil & gas production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports deregulating domestic oil exploration and drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes government developing wind and solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes legalizing marijuana: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal responsibility: Strongly Favors topic 20
Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget: Opposes topic 20
Supports constitutional amendment for balanced budget: Favors topic 20

Other candidates' VoteMatch: John Neely Kennedy on the issues:
LA Gubernatorial:
Bobby Jindal
Charles Boustany
LA Senatorial:
Bill Cassidy
David Vitter
Mary Landrieu

Retiring in 2016 election:
CA:Boxer(D)
FL:Rubio(R)
IN:Coats(R)
MD:Mikulski(D)
NV:Reid(D)

Retired as of Jan. 2015:
GA:Chambliss(R)
IA:Harkin(D)
MI:Levin(D)
MT:Baucus(D)
NE:Johanns(R)
SD:Johnson(D)
WV:Rockefeller(D)
Senate races 2017-8:
AL: Strange(R) ; no opponent yet
AZ: Flake(R) vs. Ward(R)
CA: Feinstein(D) vs. Eisen(D) vs. Sanchez?(D) vs. Garcetti?(D)
CT: Murphy(D) ; no opponent yet
DE: Carper(D) vs. Biden?(D) vs. Markell?(D)
FL: Nelson(D) vs. DeSantis(R) vs. Jolly(R) vs. Lopez-Cantera(R)
HI: Hirono(D) ; no opponent yet
IN: Donnelly(D) vs. Hurt(R)
MA: Warren(D) vs. Ayyadurai(R)
MD: Cardin(D) ; no opponent yet
ME: King(I) vs. LePage?(R)
MI: Stabenow(D) vs. Bouchard?(R)
MN: Klobuchar(D) vs. Paulsen?(R)
MO: McCaskill(D) vs. Kinder?(R)
MS: Wicker(R) vs. McDaniel?(R)
MT: Tester(D) vs. Racicot?(R)

ND: Heitkamp(D) vs. Becker?(R)
NE: Fischer(R) ; no opponent yet
NJ: Menendez(D) vs. Chiesa(R) vs. Codey?(D) vs. Chiesa?(R)
NM: Heinrich(D) vs. Sanchez(R)
NV: Heller(R) vs. Sandoval?(R)
NY: Gillibrand(D) vs. Kennedy?(D)
OH: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R)
PA: Casey(D) vs. Saccone(R)
RI: Whitehouse(D) ; no opponent yet
TN: Corker(R) vs. Crim(I)
TX: Cruz(R) vs. Bush?(R)
UT: Hatch(R) vs. McMullin?(R) vs. Romney?(R)
VT: Sanders(I) vs. Giordano(D)
VA: Kaine(D) vs. Cuccinelli?(R) vs. Fiorina?(R)
WA: Cantwell(D) ; no opponent yet
WV: Manchin(D) vs. Raese(R) vs. Goodwin?(R)
WI: Baldwin(D) vs. Grothman?(R) vs. Gallagher?(R)
WY: Barrasso(R) ; no opponent yet
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Corporations
Crime
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Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Gay Issues
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Iraq/Mideast
Infrastructure
Jobs/Farming
Medicare/Rx
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare/Poverty

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Page last updated: Sep 08, 2017