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Jeb Bush on VoteMatch

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Prevent use of public funds for stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Created divisive "Choose Life" license plates: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Parental consent; clinic regulation; pro-life counseling: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Parental consent over government intrusions into families: Opposes topic 1
Restrict abortions to incest, rape, & health: Opposes topic 1
No need to teach about abortion if we have moral absolutes: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Replaced affirmative action with "One Florida" initiative: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Dismantled Florida's affirmative action program: Strongly Opposes topic 2
One Florida: equal minority contracts and admissions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Provide licensure exams in Spanish, for free: Favors topic 2
Supports Affirmative Action; against quotas: Opposes topic 2
Gay rights & feminism are "modern victim movements": Strongly Opposes topic 2
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Don't create gays as another category of victims: Opposes topic 3
No hate-crimes status for gays; no gay marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Social service benefits via private & faith-based companies: Strongly Favors topic 4
Proposed refusing federal money for welfare: Favors topic 4
Created Governor's Faith-Based Advisory Board: Strongly Favors topic 4
Don't restrict creationism discussion, but don't require it: Favors topic 4
1994: Get tough on recipients of public assistance: Opposes topic 4
More government money to religious groups: Strongly Favors topic 4
No Place Like Home initiative: find families for DCF kids: Favors topic 4
Welcome community and faith based organizations as partners: Strongly Favors topic 4
Replace AFDC with limited temporary assistance: Favors topic 4
School prayer OK if prayers are voluntary and student-led: Strongly Favors topic 4
Focus on abstinence; end social promotion: Favors topic 4
Limit welfare benefits; supports welfare-to-work: Favors topic 4
Help welfare recipients into workforce: Favors topic 4
Focus on virtue & character, not values: Favors topic 4
Pass moral judgment & teach virtue to our children: Strongly Favors topic 4
Taking welfare should be more shameful than working: Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is flawed to its core: Strongly Opposes topic 5
OpEd: Medicaid reforms won't cover chronic conditions: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is focused on access; should be focused on quality: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Compromised on limiting medical malpractice awards: Favors topic 5
Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure: Neutral on topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Ed reform: reading scores improved; parents got more choices: Opposes topic 7
800,000 FL parents selected schools, not district zoning: Strongly Favors topic 7
Education savings accounts: Fund students instead of schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Let's give every parent in America a choice about schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
School choice is about unions versus kids: Strongly Favors topic 7
Pushed 1st statewide voucher program & school testing: Strongly Favors topic 7
Catholic Conference sought more voucher accountability: Favors topic 7
Co-founded a charter school in poor Miami neighborhood: Favors topic 7
Make school plan more punitive and more vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
More funding for schools; merit pay for teachers: Opposes topic 7
Instituted school voucher plan: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools & vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Florida Forever: $1B for environmental land purchases: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Everglades are "crown jewel" of Florida environmental legacy: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Increased transportation budget by 96% over 8 years: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Drilling in Gulf of Mexico hurts Florida tourism industry: Opposes topic 8
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Passed Habitual Offender Accountability Act: Strongly Favors topic 9
We are not safe; not in our homes, not anywhere: Strongly Favors topic 9
1994 TV ad: My opponent won't push electric chair: Strongly Favors topic 9
Called special legislative session for death penalty law: Strongly Favors topic 9
Building private prisons would save 15%-20% of state costs: Favors topic 9
Make sure criminals serve at least 85% of their jail time: Strongly Favors topic 9
I'm a hang-'em-by-the-neck conservative: Strongly Favors topic 9
Adopted Three-Strike Violent Felony Offender Act: Strongly Favors topic 9
10-20-Life: Increase mandatory minimum sentences: Strongly Favors topic 9
Fewer death-row appeals; faster executions: Strongly Favors topic 9
Longer prison terms for gun-toting criminals: Favors topic 9
Build more prisons; private contracts OK: Strongly Favors topic 9
Alternative sentencing & rehabiliation acceptable: Opposes topic 9
Supports death penalty: Favors topic 9
Stricter penalties for drug, sex, & gun offenses: Favors topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Use a Gun and You’re Done: Opposes topic 10
Concealed carry OK; supports instant background check: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cutting "intangibles tax" helps "seniors and savers": Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports estate tax repeal, but not at states’ expense: Opposes topic 11
Don’t broaden county & city taxing authority: Opposes topic 11
Voter approval of tax increases; cut taxes by $1B: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No national sales tax or VAT: Neutral on topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Limit family reunification: no siblings nor parents: Opposes topic 12
Secure border as component of reform, not as prerequisite: Favors topic 12
Illegals can't "wait in line"; there is no line to wait in: Strongly Favors topic 12
Pray for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, not AZ law: Favors topic 12
1980s: Voter registration for 88,000 naturalized Hispanics: Favors topic 12
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Import farm workers from Mexico: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Advocated Miami as HQ for Free Trade Area of the Americas: Favors topic 13
Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports economic cooperation between US and China: Opposes topic 14
Role in the world: military strength and moral clarity: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Save Florida's 21 military bases from closure or downsizing: Favors topic 15
Make Florida the most military-friendly state in the nation: Favors topic 15
Threat from 9/11 is unprecedented for our generation: Favors topic 15
Increase defense spending to meet global responsibilities: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
OpEd: Foundation for Florida's Future hides campaign donors: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Longer time and more fees to see public records: Opposes topic 16
No campaign spending limits; no public financing: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
OpEd: Not distancing himself from brother's Afghan policy: Opposes topic 17
Encourage regime change in Iran; keep military option open: Opposes topic 17
Opposed Vietnam War; considered Conscientious Objection: Opposes topic 17
1998: Declined to call for invading Iraq to depose Saddam: Favors topic 17
Easy to criticize Iraq war after the fact: Opposes topic 17
God grants liberty only to ready to defend it: Opposes topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17
Extend international order friendly to our security: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I'm a skeptic about global warming: Opposes topic 18
Let industries “self-audit”; compensate for “takings”: Opposes topic 18
Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically: Neutral on topic 18
Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries: Opposes topic 18
More funding to develop domestic energy supplies: Opposes topic 18
Share offshore oil development revenue with states: Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Deploy military on both sides of the US-Mexican border: Strongly Favors topic 19
Supper with kids keeps them away from drugs & booze: Favors topic 19
Create a prescription drug tracking system to prevent abuse: Favors topic 19
Opposed treatment instead of jail for nonviolent drug users: Strongly Favors topic 19
Mandatory prison sentences for drug offenses: Strongly Favors topic 19
Reduce drug use by 50% by prevention & enforcement: Favors topic 19
More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Remove Intangibles Tax on stocks, bonds & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 20
$310M in stimulus money to start Scripps biotech facility: Strongly Favors topic 20
Cutting taxes on job creators benefits everyone: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports constitutional balanced budget amendment: Opposes topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Jeb Bush on the issues:
FL Gubernatorial:
Charlie Crist
Rick Scott
FL Senatorial:
Bill Nelson
Marco Rubio

Election 2013:
NJ-R: Chris Christie (won)
NJ-D: Barbara Buono (lost)
VA-R: Bob McDonnell(Retiring)
VA-R: Ken Cuccinelli (lost)
VA-D: Terry McAuliffe (won)

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D)
HI: Abercrombie(D) vs.Aiona(R)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hoefling(R) vs.Hatch(D)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D) vs.Baker(R)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Boren(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead
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

Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry

 

Page last updated: Jun 13, 2014