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Peter Ricketts on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Nebraska is pro-life; my budget is pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion and supports social conservative values: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reduce government regulation of the private sector: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is the union of one woman and one man: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Judges shouldn’t reinterpret marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Focus welfare on states & religious non-profits: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Patients can be transferred if rural hospitals not prepared: Opposes topic 5
Cannot trust Medicaid federal matching grants: Opposes topic 5
Oppose ObamaCare and oppose Medicaid expansion: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports health savings accounts & limiting lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Personal accounts are protected from Congress: Strongly Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fully fund aid to K-12 education, invest in next generation: Opposes topic 7
$16 million in scholarships to connect students with careers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Oppose the implementation of Common Core: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supports charters and vouchers for private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports school vouchers to equalize opportunity: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Compensate private landowners for enviro regulation cost: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Build a new, modern correctional facility: Strongly Favors topic 9
First NE execution in 20 years, with new drug combination: Strongly Favors topic 9
Automated sentence calculation for Department of Corrections: Favors topic 9
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Nebraska's concealed carry law: Strongly Favors topic 10
I strongly support the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Property tax relief is a top priority: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Ease burden of property taxes; plus 3% local cap: Opposes topic 11
Provide tax relief through property tax regulations: Opposes topic 11
Protect taxpayers from bureaucracy & burdensome regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports line-item veto and fair & simple taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death tax is based on jealousy of high achievement: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No state services for illegal immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure America’s borders, without amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure the border and establish official English: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Exports boost Nebraska economy: Strongly Favors topic 13
Free trade in our vital interest: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT and WTO: Strongly Favors topic 13
Trade rules for labor & environment, but not human rights: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No Syrian refugee resettlement until full federal review: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Working to bring Space Command to the Heartland: Strongly Favors topic 15
Retain our veterans with military retirement tax relief: Favors topic 15
Fully support strong national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Supports policy of pre-emptive military strikes: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
No holiday for voting; no instant runoff voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Better to fight terrorists in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Don't reduce the ethanol Renewable Fuels Standard: Strongly Favors topic 18
Pursue the use of ethanol and bio-diesel fuels: Favors topic 18
Explore for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
More border security and stricter sentencing for drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
We've been cutting red tape to keep Nebraskans working: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Developing Youth Talent: connect 7,000 Nebraskans: Favors topic 20
$56M of vetoes sustained, to cut budget: Strongly Opposes topic 20
First priority is to reduce government spending: Opposes topic 20

Peter Ricketts is a Hard-Core Conservative
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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: Feb 26, 2021