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John Bel Edwards on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Unblemished anti-abortion voting record. (Oct 2015)
  • AdWatch: My daughter is living proof of my pro-life values. (Oct 2015)
  • Provide alternatives to Planned Parenthood before blocking. (Oct 2015)
  • Abortion is the freedom of choice. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Budget & Economy
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  • Blind allegiance to Grover Norquist cripples our economy. (Sep 2015)
John Bel Edwards on Civil Rights
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  • Supreme Court decided: issue same-sex marriage licenses. (Oct 2015)
  • Support affirmative action in government hiring and college. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
John Bel Edwards on Crime
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  • End tax giveaways but keep funding for first responders. (Sep 2015)
  • Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police soon. (Aug 2015)
  • Rehab for criminals; enforce hate crime & white collar crime. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Drugs
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  • Opposes legalizing marijuana. (Oct 2015)
  • More jail time & more interdiction, but more rehab too. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Education
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  • Replace Common Core with more K-12 school funding. (Aug 2015)
John Bel Edwards on Energy & Oil
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  • More ethanol; more CAFE standards; more alternative fuels. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Environment
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  • Mississippi River diversion: backbone to coastal restoration. (Aug 2015)
  • Strengthen environmental enforcement for clean air. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Families & Children
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  • Catholic upbringing shapes commitments to community & family. (Aug 2015)
John Bel Edwards on Foreign Policy
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  • Offer foreign aid for humanitarian crises, including AIDS. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Free Trade
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  • Support NAFTA, CAFTA, and WTO, but account for rights. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Government Reform
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  • Public funding for campaigns, but deregulate soft money. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Gun Control
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  • I support gun rights, unlike national Democrats. (Oct 2015)
  • Maintain restrictions & records of individuals and guns. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Health Care
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  • Don't delay Medicaid expansion; that ties up LA tax dollars. (Aug 2015)
  • Universal health care with guaranteed coverage. (Nov 2002)
John Bel Edwards on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
John Bel Edwards on Immigration
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  • Establish English as the official national language. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Jobs
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John Bel Edwards on Local Issues
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John Bel Edwards on Principles & Values
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  • Four generations of sheriffs in family lineage. (Aug 2015)
John Bel Edwards on Social Security
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  • Opposes raising retirement age; opposes private accounts. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Tax Reform
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  • Keep the estate tax; don't keep Bush tax cuts. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Technology
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  • Cut $7B in tax giveaways which cause unsafe roads & bridges. (Sep 2015)
  • Legislate how personal information is used on the Internet. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on War & Peace
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  • Engage Israel, Afghanistan, & North Korea, but out of Iraq. (Nov 2006)
John Bel Edwards on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Supports poverty aid through religious & community groups. (Nov 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
Unblemished anti-abortion voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
AdWatch: My daughter is living proof of my pro-life values: Opposes topic 1
Provide alternatives to Planned Parenthood before blocking: Favors topic 1
Abortion is the freedom of choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support affirmative action in government hiring and college: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supreme Court decided: issue same-sex marriage licenses: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Catholic upbringing shapes commitments to community & family: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Don't delay Medicaid expansion; that ties up LA tax dollars: Strongly Favors topic 5
Universal health care with guaranteed coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes raising retirement age; opposes private accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Replace Common Core with more K-12 school funding: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
Mississippi River diversion: backbone to coastal restoration: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen environmental enforcement for clean air: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
End tax giveaways but keep funding for first responders: Favors topic 9
Four generations of sheriffs in family lineage: Favors topic 9
Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police soon: Opposes topic 9
Rehab for criminals; enforce hate crime & white collar crime: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I support gun rights, unlike national Democrats: Strongly Favors topic 10
Maintain restrictions & records of individuals and guns: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep the estate tax; don't keep Bush tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Establish English as the official national language: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support NAFTA, CAFTA, and WTO, but account for rights: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Offer foreign aid for humanitarian crises, including AIDS: Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Public funding for campaigns, but deregulate soft money: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Engage Israel, Afghanistan, & North Korea, but out of Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More ethanol; more CAFE standards; more alternative fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes legalizing marijuana: Favors topic 19
More jail time & more interdiction, but more rehab too: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Blind allegiance to Grover Norquist cripples our economy: Favors topic 20

John Bel Edwards is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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