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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
State constitution does not grant right to abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
De-fund Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after heartbeat is heard, at 6 weeks: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortion is equivalent to murder, but different penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sexual harassment has been a stain on our culture: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Same-sex marriage issue is now settled law: Favors topic 3
Voters should decide gay marriage, not the courts: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Voting NAY on ending gender identity wage discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Changed mind on Bible in classrooms: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$30 million over two years to fund mental health reform: Favors topic 5
Shift mental health funding from property tax to state: Favors topic 5
Telehealth is a reality and will help underserved Iowans: Favors topic 5
Individualized, patient-centered managed care for Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Train all doctors to recognize mental health challenges: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare is unaffordable, unworkable, and unsustainable: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$28 million for public-private partnerships for child care: Favors topic 7
Make open enrollment available in all school districts: Favors topic 7
We need 100% of schools to teach computer science: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Additional $93M to invest in our students: Opposes topic 7
School choice offers families option to teach their values: Strongly Favors topic 7
$40M more for schools; $150M more for teachers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Score every Iowa high school for Post-Secondary Readiness: Favors topic 7
STEM initiative to prepare for a 21st century economy: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Increase funding for water quality and conservation: Opposes topic 8
Scale back Waters of US rule: Strongly Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
There will be no talk of defunding the police here: Strongly Favors topic 9
Ban racial profiling and other forms of disparate treatment: Opposes topic 9
Priority to focus on prisoner re-entry, rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes reinstating the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports "stand your ground" provisions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Concealed carry at statehouse okay: Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
We need to continue the conversation about cutting taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce top state income tax rate to 5.5% by 2023: Strongly Opposes topic 11
$2B tax cuts provide relief to taxpayers & small businesses: Strongly Favors topic 11
Update Iowa tax code to take advantage of federal tax cuts: Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
Secure our border, but no family separations: Opposes topic 12
End DACA, but Congress should act: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA: Favors topic 13
Nobody wins in a trade war: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
Restore ex-felon voting rights: Favors topic 16
Opposes term limits for Iowa governor: Favors topic 16
Protect the ballot box with new voter ID laws: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
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Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
New $2 million for Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cut funding for home retrofits & energy efficient appliances: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Expand natural gas as well as biomass: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
No further legalization of marijuana: Favors topic 19
No for recreational; limited medical marijuana: Favors topic 19
Reduce number of opioids prescribed & increase Rx monitoring: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Keep minimum wage at $7.25; don't allow cities to raise it: Opposes topic 20
Internet grew & thrived before net neutrality: Opposes topic 20
Expand broadband capabilities to every corner of rural Iowa: Favors topic 20
Tax breaks bring Apple to Iowa: Strongly Favors topic 20
Defended $100 million budget cuts from previous fiscal year: Opposes topic 20

Kim Reynolds is a Moderate Populist Conservative
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Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Incumbent Phil Murphy(D)
vs.State Rep. Jack Ciattarelli(R)
vs.Candidate Hirsh Singh(R)
VA:
Incumbent Ralph Northam(D,term-limited)
vs.A.G. Mark Herring(D)
vs.State Sen. Amanda Chase(R)
vs.Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax(D)
vs.State Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy(D)
vs.State Rep. Lee Carter(D)
vs.Former Governor Terry McAuliffe(D)
vs.State Sen. Jennifer McClellan(D)
vs.State Rep. Kirk Cox(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2022:
AK: Incumbent Mike Dunleavy(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
AL: Incumbent Kay Ivey(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
AR: Incumbent Asa Hutchinson(R,term-limited)
vs.Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin(R)
vs.Trump Adviser Sarah Huckabee Sanders(R)
vs.A.G. Leslie Rutledge(R)
AZ: Incumbent Doug Ducey(R,term-limited)
(no prospective opponents yet)
CA: Incumbent Gavin Newsom(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
CO: Incumbent Jared Polis(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
CT: Incumbent Ned Lamont(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
FL: Incumbent Ron DeSantis(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Val Demings(? D)
GA: Incumbent Brian Kemp(R)
vs.Minority Leader Stacey Abrams(D)
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)
ID: Incumbent Brad Little(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
IL: Incumbent J. B. Pritzker(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
KS: Incumbent Laura Kelly(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)

Gubernatorial Debates 2022 (continued):
MA: Incumbent Charlie Baker(R)
vs.Harvard Professor Danielle Allen(D)
MD: Incumbent Larry Hogan(R,term-limited)
vs.State Rep. Robin Ficker(R)
vs.State Rep. Peter Franchot(D)
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)
(no prospective opponents yet)
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)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NV: Incumbent Steve Sisolak(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NY: Incumbent Andrew Cuomo(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
OH: Incumbent Mike DeWine(R)
vs.Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley(? D)
OK: Incumbent Kevin Stitt(R)
vs.State Sen. Ervin Yen(R)
OR: Incumbent Kate Brown(D,term-limited)
vs.Gov. nominee Bud Pierce(R)
PA: Incumbent Tom Wolf(D,term-limited)
(no prospective opponents yet)
RI: Incumbent Gina Raimondo(D,term-limited)
(no prospective opponents yet)
SC: Incumbent Henry McMaster(R)
vs.State Rep. James Emerson Smith(? D)
SD: Incumbent Kristi Noem(R)
vs.State Rep. Billie Sutton(? D)
TN: Incumbent Bill Lee(R)
vs.Senate nominee Marquita Bradshaw(? D)
TX: Incumbent Greg Abbott(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Allen West(? R)
VT: Incumbent Phil Scott(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
WI: Incumbent Tony Evers(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
WY: Incumbent Mark Gordon(R)
vs.Minority Leader Chris Rothfuss(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY:
Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.Former Gov. Matt Bevin(? R)
Senator Rand Paul(? R)
LA:
Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Biden Adviser Cedric Richmond(? D) Senator John Neely Kennedy(? R)
MS:
Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

 

Page last updated: Jan 31, 2021