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Henry McMaster on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Stop providing state funds to abortion clinics: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports Personhood Bill, defining life from conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Budget shouldn't "contain a penny" for abortion providers: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prevent funneling of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Send me the heartbeat bill and I will immediately sign it: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Confident that Fetal Heartbeat bill is constitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Signed Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
No need for any new transgender bathroom law: Opposes topic 3
Define traditional marriage and strong families: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-3 points on Social scale)
Fund PreK for needy kids, including religious schools: Favors topic 4
Stand up for Freedom of Religion: Favors topic 4
We believe in faith, family, the flag, and freedom: Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
Challenge constitutionality of ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Review State's behavioral health funding and delivery system: Favors topic 5
Increase mental and behavioral health services: Strongly Favors topic 5
Require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Shift pensions from defined benefit to defined contribution: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Early education is the beginning of economic health: Opposes topic 7
Invest in school choice & robust charter school program: Strongly Favors topic 7
ReadySC: triple funding for technical training: Favors topic 7
Boost teacher pay; surpass southeastern average salaries: Strongly Opposes topic 7
$13 million to establish Education Scholarship Accounts: Strongly Favors topic 7
Remove outdated "Common Core" textbooks from classrooms: Favors topic 7
Parents must know what their children are learning: Strongly Favors topic 7
Parents may choose public, private, or for-profit pre-K: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect marsh islands from illegal encroachment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Oppose drilling and seismic testing along our coast: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Vetoed bill to rebuild banned sea wall for gated community: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Prosecuted sex predators, prostitution, and fraud: Favors topic 9
Jam cellphone signals inside state prisons: Favors topic 9
Invest $100 million in upgrading prisons: Favors topic 9
Don't clear record for first time drunk/disorderly offender: Favors topic 9
Shield companies providing drugs for lethal injection: Strongly Favors topic 9
Keep career criminals behind bars & carry out executions: Strongly Favors topic 9
$2000 income tax credit for police & other first responders: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports arming teachers in schools: Strongly Favors topic 10
Full-time police officer to combat threats to schools: Strongly Favors topic 10
Government continues to intrude on gun owners' rights: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated 93% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Low taxes spur economic growth and prosperity: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower taxes helps us compete: $2.2B tax cut: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut income tax by $2.6 billion over five years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
15% across-the-board reduction for all personal brackets: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Our work will not be done unless I sign an income tax cut: Strongly Opposes topic 11
We passed the largest income tax cut in state history: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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No sanctuary cities; plus annual compliance checks: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Say "no" "sanctuary cities"; don't tolerate lawlessness: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Deployed National Guard to defend border & protect state: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
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Strongly Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
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Stop the financing of international terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 15
Don't tax uniformed retirees: veterans, cops, firefighters: Favors topic 15
Proposes a significant investment in National Guard armories: Favors topic 15
Eliminate all state income taxes on veteran retirement pay: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Served on state Commission on Ethics Reform: Favors topic 16
Cited by Ethics Commission for excessive donations of $51K: Opposes topic 16
Register all lobbyists; speed up FOIA: Favors topic 16
Full disclosure of campaign funding & fines for violators: Favors topic 16
Create an Election Integrity and Compliance Audit Program: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
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Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Fight to keep Yucca Mountain open: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Oppose offshore drilling & onshore infrastructure: Favors topic 18
Signed SC Energy Freedom Act promoting solar power: Strongly Favors topic 18
AdWatch: Ban offshore drilling for oil and gas: Strongly Favors topic 18
South Carolina moving with auto industry towards electric: Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Operation Jackpot: keep drugs off the streets: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opioids: awareness, information, treatment, & enforcement: Favors topic 19
Require reporting of administration of opioid antidote: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Fight the "stimulus" law: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Propose nearly doubling rainy day reserve fund: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Save money instead of spending it to prepare for the future: Strongly Opposes topic 20
S.C.Workforce Partnership: shift from toolboxes to tablets: Favors topic 20

Henry McMaster is a Populist-Leaning Conservative
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