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Ralph Northam on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
End laws restricting woman's right to direct her health care: Strongly Favors topic 1
FactCheck: No, would not execute babies after birth: Favors topic 1
Repeal sonogram requirement to get an abortion: Favors topic 1
Led fight against transvaginal ultrasound requirement: Strongly Favors topic 1
Protect women's reproductive rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep abortion funding for women carrying fetal abnormalities: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes restrictive TRAP laws & dangerous personhood bill: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Remove discriminatory language from Virginia laws: Favors topic 2
Outed for blackface photo in 1984 medical school yearbook: Opposes topic 2
Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Look harder for diverse candidates for leadership roles: Strongly Favors topic 2
Blacks are twice as likely to be arrested for pot possession: Strongly Favors topic 2
Stop the Republican war on women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Backs marriage rights for same-sex couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
Tie-breaking vote against gay workplace discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 3
Treat same-sex couples equally and fairly under the law: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Religious sectarianism has no place in politics: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fund doula services for pregnant women: Favors topic 5
Expand Medicare, address racial disparities of pandemic: Favors topic 5
When people are healthy, they contribute to our economy: Strongly Favors topic 5
No family should be one illness away from financial demise: Strongly Favors topic 5
Proud voice in favor of Medicaid expansion: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand access to Medicaid for 400,000 of our citizens: Favors topic 5
Medicaid expansion will save taxpayers billions: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$30 billion to rebuild, reimagine all K-12 schools in state: Strongly Opposes topic 7
$95 million for early childhood education for at-risk kids: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Pay raise for teachers, to retain the best and brightest: Opposes topic 7
Federal grant to create 3,000 pre-K education spots: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Invest in early childhood education: Opposes topic 7
Historically strong commitment to public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Restore and increase funding for K-12 education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
$12 million into natural resources agencies: Strongly Favors topic 8
Modernize regulations; strengthen enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Transportation bill including investments in mass transit: Opposes topic 8
I reject idea that environmental regulations harm economy: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
It's time to end the death penalty in Virginia: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Raise threshold for felony larceny; 2nd chance after mistake: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Spare our first responders from devastating budget cuts: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Appreciate thoughts & prayers but need commonsense gun laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Common sense gun laws do not violate Second Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines: Strongly Opposes topic 10
More deaths due to guns than car accidents: so let's act: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Start with universal background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports universal background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No concealed carry without a permit: Opposes topic 10
Keep guns out of the hands of criminals & the mentally ill: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise income tax rate by 1% for income over $500,000: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stand up against ICE; our doors are open: Strongly Favors topic 12
Support driver's licenses for illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Work with federal government to enforce immigration laws: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Tuition assistance for National Guard, plus Tech Talent: Favors topic 15
Strengthen Virginia's relationship with the Armed Services: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Amend constitution so that ex-cons can vote automatically: Strongly Favors topic 16
We need to make it easier to vote, not harder: Strongly Favors topic 16
Finally allow no-excuse absentee voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
End unnecessary restrictions: no-excuse absentee ballots: Strongly Favors topic 16
Make absentee voting easier: Strongly Favors topic 16
Nonpartisan redistricting so voters, not pols, pick reps: Strongly Favors topic 16
Mid-decade redistricting bill is borderline corruption: 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)
Make Virginia 100% carbon free by 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18
Create clean energy jobs in rural communities: Strongly Favors topic 18
Restrict offshore oil and gas drilling off Virginia coast: Strongly Favors topic 18
We must act to address climate change: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Time to join 16 others states, make marijuana legal: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Release unthreatening older or terminally offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Think innovatively about treating pain, to avoid opioids: Opposes topic 19
Make marijuana possession a civil penalty only: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Be open-minded about medicinal plants like marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
We spend $67 million a year enforcing our marijuana laws: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug problems are not confined to youth and minorities: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Broadband is as critical now as electricity in 1900s: Favors topic 20
$25 million new dollars to housing trust fund: Strongly Favors topic 20
Affordable housing attracts jobs & builds communities: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strengthen workforce development and expand apprenticeships: Favors topic 20
Cut spending by $4.6 billion to keep our budget balanced: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Tiebreaker in favor of increasing the minimum wage: Favors topic 20

Ralph Northam is a Hard-Core Liberal
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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)
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Page last updated: Feb 26, 2021