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Val Demings on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
100% ratings from NARAL & Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public funding for abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports pro-choice legislation: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
To cops after George Floyd:"What in the hell are you doing?": Strongly Favors topic 2
Look at hiring standards, police should reflect diversity: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Obtained $2.1 million to help those with HIV/AIDS: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect Medicare and Social Security for our seniors: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We need to focus more on our children graduating high school: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Equal access to quality education regardless of zip-code: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Endorsed by League of Conservation Voters: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices: Opposes topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support police but we also have to deal with social ills: Opposes topic 9
Improve relationships between police & community: Strongly Opposes topic 9
As Police Chief, 40% drop in violent crime: Favors topic 9
Operation Positive Direction: mentoring at-risk youth: Opposes topic 9
Police work should be about building communities: Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Biden's measured, evidence-based orders will save lives: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on right to bear arms: Opposes topic 10
Supports gun-control legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports increasing income tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases to balance the budget: Favors topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Criminalizing asylum seekers, caging children unacceptable: Favors topic 12
Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Voted for USMCA--not perfect but Democrats got changes: Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Being unified nation doesn't mean giving up beliefs: Favors topic 14
When US makes a promise, obligation to keep our word: Opposes topic 14
Seeing VP Harris sworn in demonstrated American promise: Favors topic 14
Rated Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Got terror-prevention and preparedness grant under DHS: Favors topic 15
Killing Iran General Soleimani was reckless & destabilizing: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Supports federally developing renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulation of greenhouse gas emission: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Tighten rules for the Opportunity Zone Program: Favors topic 20
Supports federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20

Val Demings is a Hard-Core Liberal
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MI-3: Peter Meijer(R)
MI-10: Lisa McClain(R)
MT-0: Matt Rosendale(R)
NC-11: Madison Cawthorn(R)
NM-3: Teresa Leger Fernandez(D)
NY-2: Andrew Garbarino(R)
NY-22: Claudia Tenney(R)
OR-2: Cliff Bentz(R)
PR-0: Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon(R)
TN-1: Diana Harshbarger(R)
TX-4: Pat Fallon(R)
TX-11: August Pfluger(R)
TX-13: Ronny Jackson(R)
TX-17: Pete Sessions(R)
TX-22: Troy Nehls(R)
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UT-1: Blake Moore(R)
VA-5: Bob Good(R)
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HI-2: Kai Kahele(D)
IL-3: Marie Newman(D)
IN-1: Frank Mrvan(D)
MA-4: Jake Auchincloss(D)
MO-1: Cori Bush(D)
NC-2: Deborah Ross(D)
NC-6: Kathy Manning(D)
NY-15: Ritchie Torres(D)
NY-16: Jamaal Bowman(D)
NY-17: Mondaire Jones(D)
WA-10: Marilyn Strickland(D)

Republican takeovers as of 2021:
CA-21: David Valadao(R) defeated T.J. Cox(D)
CA-39: Young Kim(R) defeated Gil Cisneros(D)
CA-48: Michelle Steel(R) defeated Harley Rouda(D)
FL-26: Carlos Gimenez(R) defeated Debbie Mucarsel-Powell(D)
FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar(R) defeated Donna Shalala(D)
IA-1: Ashley Hinson(R) defeated Abby Finkenauer(D)
MN-7: Michelle Fischbach(R) defeated Collin Peterson(D)
NM-2: Yvette Herrell(R) defeated Xochitl Small(D)
NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis(R) defeated Max Rose(D)
OK-5: Stephanie Bice(R) defeated Kendra Horn(D)
SC-1: Nancy Mace(R) defeated Joe Cunningham(D)
UT-4: Burgess Owens(R) defeated Ben McAdams(D)

Special Elections 2021-2022:
FL-20: replacing Alcee Hastings (D, SPEL Jan. 2022)
LA-2: Troy Carter (R, April 2021)
LA-5: Julia Letlow (R, March 2021)
NM-1: Melanie Stansbury (D, June 2021)
OH-11: replacing Marcia Fudge (D, SPEL Nov. 2021)
OH-15: replacing Steve Stivers (R, SPEL Nov. 2021)
TX-6: replacing Ron Wright (R, SPEL July 2021)
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Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
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Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
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Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
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Welfare/Poverty



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