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Phil Murphy on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Codify woman's full reproductive rights into state law: Strongly Favors topic 1
Support funding for Planned Parenthood: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Undertake ethics reform; address pernicious sexism: Favors topic 2
We all can contribute, including the differently abled: Favors topic 2
Equal pay for equal work by gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Close the wage gap: ban unequal pay for same work by women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Expand anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ individuals: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strong advocate for equal treatment of LGBTQ community: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Make New Jersey safest place to deliver and raise babies: Strongly Favors topic 5
Pounding away against anti-vax bloc: they're safe, they work: Favors topic 5
We're protecting the Affordable Care Act: Favors topic 5
Protected ObamaCare; enacted sick leave: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fight for-profit right-wing agenda to gut ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Divest NJ pension fund from private equity: Opposes topic 6
Evaluate state pension system for growing unfunded liability: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We're closing the digital divide for schoolchildren: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Invest in pre-K & free community college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
High stakes, high stress standardized tests must end: Opposes topic 7
Our public schools are part of what makes this state great: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Focus on STEM to make Silicon Valley in New Jersey: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Reignite NJ science hotbed by focusing on STEM sector: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect Jersey Shore from oil & Pinelands' open space: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Commit to protecting shores with long-term enviro plan: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Long-term planning via Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent crimes: Strongly Opposes topic 9
For-profit prison industry targets communities of color: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Reduce maximum magazine size from 15 rounds to 10: Opposes topic 10
Gun violence epidemic is a public health crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sensible gun safety regulations: taxes & training: Favors topic 10
States for Gun Safety: fill void left by no Federal policy: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Not giving up the fight for a millionaire's tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Incentive programs for business need reform: Favors topic 11
Quality of life more important than tax breaks: Favors topic 11
Stronger & fairer funding instead of massive tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 11
Wealthiest 1% pay far lower share of taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Oppose efforts to use police to assist in mass deportations: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reject Pres. Trump's dark belief of an America in decline: Opposes topic 14
Former U.S. ambassador to Germany, appointed by Obama: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Focus Veterans agency on mental health & employment support: Favors topic 15
Create new NJ department responsible for veterans: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Easier voter registration; online voting & early voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration, online, and same-day: Strongly Favors topic 16
I don't owe the political insiders anything: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
100% clean energy economy by 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18
Wind farm smarter than drilling for oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Protect our precious Jersey Shore from offshore drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rejoin Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Strongly Favors topic 18
Raise gas tax to renew Transportation Trust Fund: Favors topic 18
It stinks, but raise the gas tax to fund transportation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Legalize adult-use marijuana; undo past convictions: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Focus on racial justice with marijuana legalization.: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Addiction is an illness, & treatable with right resources: Opposes topic 19
Opioid addiction is an illness, and it is treatable: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
COVID: Grants and loans to nearly 55,000 small businesses: Strongly Favors topic 20
Jobs NJ: align education with needs of employers, workers: Favors topic 20
Invest to restore NJ's place as leader in innovation economy: Strongly Favors topic 20
Partner with private sector to expand job training: Favors topic 20

Phil Murphy is a Hard-Core Liberal
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Jack Ciattarelli
Joe Rullo
John Wisniewski
Kim Guadagno
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Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ: Incumbent Phil Murphy(D)
vs.State Rep. Jack Ciattarelli(R)
vs.Candidate Hirsh Singh(R)
vs.GOP Hair Doug Steinhardt(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)
vs.S.D.Mayor Kevin_Faulconer(R)
vs.Former Gov. nominee John Cox(R)
CO: Incumbent Jared Polis(D)
vs.Mayor Greg Lopez(R)
CT: Incumbent Ned Lamont(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
FL: Incumbent Ron DeSantis(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Val Demings(? D)
vs.Former Gov.Charlie Crist(? 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)
MA: Incumbent Charlie Baker(R)
vs.Harvard Professor Danielle Allen(D)
vs.State Sen.Ben Downing(D)
MD: Incumbent Larry Hogan(R,term-limited)
vs.State Rep. Robin Ficker(R)
vs.State Rep. Peter Franchot(D)
vs.DNC chair Thomas Perez(D)
vs.RNC chair Michael Steele(? R)
Gubernatorial Debates 2022 (continued):
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)
vs.Mayor Mike Murphy(R)
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)
vs.A.G.Adam Laxalt(? R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Mark Amodei(? R)
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)
vs.U.S.Rep. Lou Barletta(? R)
RI: Incumbent Gina Raimondo(D,term-limited)
vs.Lt.Gov. Dan McKee(D)
vs.Secy.Matt Brown(? D)
SC: Incumbent Henry McMaster(R)
vs.State Rep. James Emerson Smith(? D)
vs.U.S.Rep. Joe Cunningham(? R)
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)
vs.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: Feb 26, 2021