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Doug Burgum on VoteMatch



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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Law requires doctors to say some abortions reversible: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Support a ban on abortions for things like gender selection: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fly flags of ND tribal nations at Governor's Office: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
No discrimination because of sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
Gay marriage is ok, but not running on social issues: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Repeal Sunday morning shopping ban: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pledge to oppose Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Enacted tax break for Social Security recipients: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Help students be "choice ready" for their career paths: Opposes topic 7
Path to jobs is changing; not just four years of college: Opposes topic 7
Proclaimed North Dakota School Choice Week: Favors topic 7
Invest in K-12 for our No. 1 resource--our young people: Opposes topic 7
Local control of schools: Favors topic 7
Kids can't prepare for 21st century using 19th-century model: Favors topic 7
Accelerate efforts to raise outcomes for all students: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Dept. of Environmental Quality to focus on clean air & water: Opposes topic 8
Innovation--not regulation--solves oil & gas challenges: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Obama has overreached on gun control: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Private investment in infrastructure reduces property taxes: Opposes topic 11
Shrink government and stop property tax hikes: Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We have an amazing relationship with Canada: Strongly Favors topic 13
North American trade deal good for farmers, ranchers: Strongly Favors topic 13
USMCA trade deal protects intellectual property rights: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA: Favors topic 13
Trade war with China, & tariffs, hurting domestic farmers: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Technology has ensured abundant food and energy: Favors topic 14
Consider filing a lawsuit over refugee resettlement: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Exempted military retirement benefits from state income tax: Favors topic 15
State income tax exemption on military retirement pay: Favors topic 15
Need strong deterrent against rogue nations: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Veto $5,000 limits on executive branch bonuses: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Pledge to support term limits: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
State-sponsored cyber terrorists are at war with us: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Private sector innovation over regulation on carbon: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Lignite (brown coal) is transforming power plant emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
On energy, all of the above: Opposes topic 18
Protest campers at Dakota Access Pipeline should leave: Opposes topic 18
We are not running out of oil; we have a global surplus: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Remove shame and stigma from the disease of addiction: Opposes topic 19
Jail time without rehab is not a cure for addiction: Opposes topic 19
Opioid epidemic threatens our way of life: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Increased teacher & state employee pay without raising taxes: Opposes topic 20
Right-size government: cutting $1.2B is a great start: Opposes topic 20
Main Street Initiative: use existing infrastructure fully: Opposes topic 20
Economy of the future built on collaboration for innovation: Opposes topic 20

Doug Burgum is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative
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Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
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Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D) vs.Murray(R) vs.Bonini(C)
IN: Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R) vs.Pisano(C)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R) vs.Peterson(D)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R) vs.Culp(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D) vs.Salango(D)
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Page last updated: Dec 12, 2020