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Ivey
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vs.Dunleavy(R)
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vs.David Garcia (D)
Arkansas:
Hutchinson(R) vs.Henderson(D)
vs.West(L)
California:
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Colorado:
Victor Mitchell (R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Coffman(R) vs.Lynne(R) vs.Robinson(R) vs.Perlmutter(D) vs.Brauchler(R) vs.Polis(D) vs.Johnston(D) vs.Barlock(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Stapleton(R)
Connecticut:
Malloy(D)
vs.Drew (D)
vs.Srinivasan (R)
vs.Walker (R)
vs.Visconti(R)
vs.Lauretti(R)
vs.Lumaj(R)
vs.Stefanowski(R)
vs.Lamont(D)
Florida:
Gwen Graham (D)
Andrew Gillum (D)
Adam Putnam (R)
vs.DeSantis(R)
vs.Philip Levine(D)
Georgia:
Brian Kemp (R)
Casey Cagle (R)
Hunter Hill (R)
Stacey Abrams (D)
Hawaii:
Ige(D)
vs.Hanabusa(D)
vs.Carroll(R) vs.McDermott(R) vs.Tupola(R)
Idaho:
Lt. Gov. Brad Little (R)
vs.Jordan(D)
vs.Labrador(R)
vs.Ahlquist(R)
Illinois:
Gov. Bruce Rauner(R)
Daniel Biss (D)
Chris Kennedy (D)
Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar (D)
J.B. Pritzker (D)
Iowa:
Kim Reynolds(R)
Rich Leopold (D)
Andy McGuire (D)
Nate Boulton (D)
Victor Mitchell(D)
Kansas:
Jeff Colyer(R)
Kris Kobach(R)
Wink Hartman(R)
Carl Brewer(D)
Laura Kelly(D)
Greg Orman(I)
Maine:
Attorney General Janet T. Mills(D)
Commissioner Mary Mayhew(R)
Shawn Moody(R)
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Hogan
vs.Jealous(D)
vs.Ross (D)
vs.Cummings(D)
vs.Madaleno(D)
vs.Quinn(L)
vs.Schlakman(G)
Massachusetts:
Gov. Charlie Baker(R)
Mayor Setti Warren (D)
Jay Gonzalez (D)
Bob Massie (D)
Michigan:
State Senator Gretchen Whitmer (D)
Abdul El-Sayed (D)
A.G.Bill Schuette (R)
Minnesota:
Tina Liebling (DFL)
Tim Walz (DFL)
Matt Dean (R)
Rebecca Otto (DFL)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (DFL)
House Majority Leader Erin Murphy (DFL)
vs.Pawlenty(R)
vs.Johnson(R)
Missouri:
Eric Greitens(R;resigned)
Mike Parson(R;ascended)
Nebraska:
Pete Ricketts (R)
vs.Bob Krist(D)
Nevada:
Fisher(R)
vs.Sisolak(D)
vs.Laxalt(R)
vs.Schwartz(R)
New Hampshire:
Chris Sununu
vs.Steve Marchand (D, Portsmouth Mayor)
vs.Jilletta Jarvis (Libertarian)
New Jersey(2017):
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R, won 2017 primary)
Phil Murphy(D, won 2017 election)
vs.Ray Lesniak(D, lost 2017 primary)
Mayor Steve Fulop (declined Dem. primary, Sept. 2016)
Seth Kaper-Dale(G)
New Mexico:
Lujan-Grisham
vs.Apodaca (D)
vs.Cervantes(D)
vs.Pearce(R)
New York:
Cuomo(D)
vs.Nixon(D)
vs.Molinaro(R)
vs.Hawkins(G)
Ohio:
Jim Renacci (R)
Betty Sutton (D)
Mary Taylor (R)
Mike DeWine (R)
Joe Schiavoni(D)
Jon Husted(R)
Nan Whaley(D)
Connie Pillich (D)
vs.Dennis Kucinich(D)
vs.Richard Cordray(D)
Oklahoma:

Gary Richardson(R)
Kevin Stitt(R)
Mick Cornett(R)
vs.Connie Johnson(D)
vs.Scott Inman(D)
vs.joe Maldonado(L)
vs.Chris Powell(L)
Oregon:
Brown(D)
vs.Buehler(R)
Pennsylvania:
Wolf(D)
vs.Fetterman(D,Lt.Gov.)
vs.Krawchuk(Libertarian)
vs.Wagner (R)
vs.Barletta(R,declined)
vs.Krawchuk(L)
Rhode Island:
Raimondo(D)
vs.Brown(D)
vs.Fung(R)
vs.Morgan(R)
South Carolina:
McMaster(R)
vs.McGill(R)
vs.Pope(R)
vs.Templeton(R)
vs.Smith(D)
vs.Bryant(R)
South Dakota:
Marty Jackley (R)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R)
Billie Sutton (D)
Tennessee:
Karl Dean(D)
vs.Mark Green(R)
vs.Diane Black(R)
vs.Bill Lee(R)
Texas:
Abbott(R)
vs.White(D)
vs.Glass(L)
vs.Valdez(D)
Vermont:
Scott(R)
Stern(D)
Hallquist(D)
Virginia(2017):
Northam(D)
vs.Perriello(D)
vs.Wittman(R)
vs.Gillespie(R)
Wisconsin:
Gov. Scott Walker(R)
Bob Harlow (D)
Kathleen Vinehout (D)
vs.Kelda Helen Roys(D)
vs.Tony Evers(D)
Wyoming:
Dahlin(R)
vs.Throne(D)
vs.Gordon(R)
vs.Rammell(C)
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Alison Grimes on Abortion
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  • Pro-choice down the line. (Aug 2013)
Alison Grimes on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Alison Grimes on Civil Rights
Click here for 4 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Supports allowing gay marriage. (Sep 2014)
  • AdWatch: VAWA and equal pay for women. (Jul 2014)
  • Both supportive and apprehensive about marriage equality. (Jul 2014)
  • Fight for pay equity for women. (Nov 2013)
Alison Grimes on Corporations
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  • Make the Secretary of State's office more business friendly. (Nov 2011)
  • Recruit small businesses to come to Kentucky. (Jan 2011)
Alison Grimes on Crime
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  • One in six US women will be victims of domestic violence. (Feb 2014)
Alison Grimes on Drugs
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  • Have a discussion about marijuana legalization. (Sep 2014)
Alison Grimes on Education
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  • Every child has the right to a quality education. (Feb 2014)
Alison Grimes on Energy & Oil
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  • Balanced approach to deal with global warming. (Sep 2014)
  • Rely heavily on domestic coal, oil and natural gas. (Dec 2012)
Alison Grimes on Environment
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  • OpEd: Disdain for the EPA, but better choice for greens. (Nov 2013)
Alison Grimes on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Alison Grimes on Foreign Policy
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Alison Grimes on Free Trade
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  • Halt flow of jobs overseas; no subsidies for job exporters. (Jul 2014)
Alison Grimes on Government Reform
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  • Presidential Commission on Election Integrity is a sham. (Jun 2017)
  • Lifelong commitment to protecting the right to vote. (Jun 2013)
  • Kentuckians need greater access to polls. (Nov 2011)
Alison Grimes on Gun Control
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  • Same background-check standards at gun store versus gun show. (Sep 2014)
  • Proud of long-held sporting & hunting traditions. (Nov 2013)
Alison Grimes on Health Care
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  • Kynect heroically for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare. (Oct 2014)
  • Concerned with some aspects of ObamaCare. (Oct 2013)
  • Delay mandated coverage, but keep ObamaCare. (Aug 2013)
Alison Grimes on Homeland Security
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  • Reduce veterans' services backlog; support new vets jobs law. (Oct 2013)
Alison Grimes on Immigration
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  • Supports bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform. (Jul 2013)
Alison Grimes on Jobs
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  • Increase the minimum wage to a living wage. (Feb 2014)
Alison Grimes on Local Issues
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Alison Grimes on Principles & Values
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  • Father indicted for illegal campaign contributions to Alison. (May 2018)
  • One of us represents Washington; one of us represents KY. (Aug 2014)
  • AdWatch: Grimes' opponent offered deal to drop out. (Jan 2014)
  • Fight "Senator Gridlock": Kentucky pays for GOP dysfunction. (Oct 2013)
Alison Grimes on Social Security
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  • Keep our promises to our nation's seniors. (Dec 2012)
Alison Grimes on Tax Reform
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  • Close tax loopholes for wealthy to pay for college loans. (Jun 2014)
Alison Grimes on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Alison Grimes on War & Peace
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  • Israel has the right to defend herself. (Jul 2014)
  • Don't send US troops back to Iraq; but support role ok. (Jun 2014)
Alison Grimes on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Shameful to oppose food stamp program during recession. (Dec 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice down the line: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
AdWatch: VAWA and equal pay for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Fight for pay equity for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports allowing gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Both supportive and apprehensive about marriage equality: 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)
Kynect heroically for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Concerned with some aspects of ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Delay mandated coverage, but keep ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Keep our promises to our nation's seniors: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Every child has the right to a quality education: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
OpEd: Disdain for the EPA, but better choice for greens: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
One in six US women will be victims of domestic violence: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Same background-check standards at gun store versus gun show: Opposes topic 10
Proud of long-held sporting & hunting traditions: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Close tax loopholes for wealthy to pay for college loans: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Halt flow of jobs overseas; no subsidies for job exporters: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reduce veterans' services backlog; support new vets jobs law: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Presidential Commission on Election Integrity is a sham: Strongly Favors topic 16
Lifelong commitment to protecting the right to vote: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Israel has the right to defend herself: Opposes topic 17
Don't send US troops back to Iraq; but support role ok: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Balanced approach to deal with global warming: Favors topic 18
Rely heavily on domestic coal, oil and natural gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Have a discussion about marijuana legalization: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Shameful to oppose food stamp program during recession: Strongly Favors topic 20
Recruit small businesses to come to Kentucky: Favors topic 20

Alison Grimes is a Moderate Liberal.
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