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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)
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
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
$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)
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)
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)
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

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NE Senatorial:
Ben Sasse
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Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Woody Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Nicole Galloway(D) vs.Jim 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.Holly Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Michael Coachman(R)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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: Mar 14, 2020