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Gretchen Whitmer on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abortion clinics deemed "essential" during pandemic shutdown: Favors topic 1
End 24-hour waiting period; fund Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Will stop anti-choice legislation: Strongly Favors topic 1
Support Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Spoke of being raped in opposing "rape insurance" bill: Strongly Favors topic 1
No insurance riders to get an abortion covered: Strongly Favors topic 1
Don't make partial-birth abortion a criminal offense: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
When women thrive, we all thrive: Strongly Favors topic 2
Fight urban poverty, end racial disparities in employment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Guarantee equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Apply affirmative action to state hiring and state colleges: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fought for same-sex adoptions and domestic partner benefits: Strongly Favors topic 3
2013: repeal Michigan's same-sex marriage ban: Strongly Favors topic 3
Expand civil rights laws: Strongly Favors topic 3
Yes to civil unions or same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Coronavirus: Exempt places of worship, no jurisdiction: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
COVID-19 restrictions were aggressive and necessary: Neutral on topic 5
Fund Planned Parenthood, improve rural access to care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Coronavirus: Widespread testing is fundamental & crucial: Strongly Favors topic 5
Dems plan to expand health care, GOP wants to take it away: Strongly Favors topic 5
Extend postpartum care from 60 days to a full year: Favors topic 5
No work requirements for Medicaid; expand it instead: Strongly Favors topic 5
Support Medicaid expansion: Strongly Favors topic 5
Require insurers to treat autism like other conditions: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Get rid of the state's Retirement Tax: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Our economy demands every child has a great public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Students are preparing for jobs that don't even exist today: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Double down on investment in early literacy: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes vouchers: Stop the dismantling of public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Invest in education; hold charters accountable: Opposes topic 7
More funding for teachers, school buildings, & Head Start: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Michigan is defined by water; up to us to protect it: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Environmental policy based on science: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Preserve open space; clean up contaminated sites: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Your bank account should not determine justice you receive: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Prioritize rehabilitation efforts for first-time offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Cleaned up County Prosecutor office after a sex scandal: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Universal background checks; ban assault-style weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strengthen gun laws: safety locks & background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trump tax cuts help only millionaires & billionaires: Strongly Favors topic 11
Shift tax burden to corporations: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect DREAMers from deportation; offer path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Important to continue traveling to Israel to support trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Renegotiate trade deals, but no tariffs on China: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports anti-boycott bill against anti-Israel BDS movement: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
We should be ashamed for neglecting veterans' needs: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ensure overseas ballots from service members are counted: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes gerrymandering; opposes voter ID: Strongly Favors topic 16
Promote universal voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo ID for absentee voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord: Strongly Favors topic 18
Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Invest in treatment courts to treat addiction: Favors topic 19
Supports marijuana legalization for adult recreational use: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Addicts need treatment, not punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Voted NO on medical marijuana: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fix the Damn Roads: Michiganders need to get to jobs: Strongly Favors topic 20
If economy doesn't work for working people, it doesn't work: Strongly Favors topic 20
Expand right to overtime to tens of thousands of workers: Favors topic 20
Government can help small business thrive: Strongly Favors topic 20
Most important metric is rising family income: Favors topic 20
More public transit and benefits thru TANF program: Favors topic 20

Gretchen Whitmer is a Hard-Core Liberal
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vs.Senate candidate Shane Hazel(L)
HI: Incumbent David Ige(D,term-limited)
vs.State Rep. Andria Tupola(R)
IA: Incumbent Kim Reynolds(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Cindy Axne(? R)
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(no prospective opponents yet)
IL: Incumbent J. B. Pritzker(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
KS: Incumbent Laura Kelly(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
MA: Incumbent Charlie Baker(R)
vs.Harvard Professor Danielle Allen(D)
vs.State Sen.Ben Downing(D)
MD: Incumbent Larry Hogan(R,term-limited)
vs.State Rep. Robin Ficker(R)
vs.State Rep. Peter Franchot(D)
vs.DNC chair Thomas Perez(D)
vs.RNC chair Michael Steele(? R)
Gubernatorial Debates 2022 (continued):
ME: Incumbent Janet Mills(D)
vs.Former Gov. Paul LePage(R)
MI: Incumbent Gretchen Whitmer(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
MN: Incumbent Tim Walz(DFL)
vs.Mayor Mike Murphy(R)
NE: Incumbent Pete Ricketts(R,term-limited)
vs.U.S.Senator Bob Krist(R)
NH: Incumbent Chris Sununu(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NM: Incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham(D)
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NV: Incumbent Steve Sisolak(D)
vs.A.G.Adam Laxalt(? R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Mark Amodei(? R)
NY: Incumbent Andrew Cuomo(D)
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vs.Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley(? D)
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vs.State Sen. Ervin Yen(R)
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vs.State Rep. James Emerson Smith(? D)
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vs.State Rep. Billie Sutton(? D)
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Page last updated: Feb 26, 2021