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Ivey
vs.Countryman (D)
vs.Carrington (R)
vs.Battle (R)
vs.Lee George(R)
vs.Maddox(D)
Alaska:
Walker(I)
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vs.Chenault(R)
vs.Dunleavy(R)
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vs.Treadwell(D)
vs.Dunleavy(R)
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vs.David Garcia (D)
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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)
Maryland:
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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Mark West on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortion is not a woman's unrestricted right. (Jul 2018)
  • Oppose abortion, but give options to women in crisis. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Budget & Economy
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  • Market-led recovery better than stimulus. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Civil Rights
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  • Leave state out of same-sex marriage. (Jul 2018)
  • No authority over relationships between same-sex adults. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Corporations
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Mark West on Crime
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  • We need complete criminal justice reform. (Jul 2018)
  • Fewer non-violent offenses, but respect victims rights. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Drugs
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  • Full legalization and decriminalization of marijuana. (Jul 2018)
  • Marijuana is not a gateway drug. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Education
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  • Vouchers for school choice. (Jul 2018)
  • De-link funding from standardized tests; then vouchers ok. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Energy & Oil
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  • Let market decide on green energy. (Jul 2018)
  • Government shouldn't play favorites in energy market. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Environment
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  • Fight EPA regulatory over-reach. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Families & Children
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Mark West on Foreign Policy
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  • Sometimes support American Exceptionalism. (Jul 2018)
  • Just because something is American doesn't make it better. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Free Trade
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  • Support & expand free trade. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Government Reform
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  • Make voter registration easier. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Gun Control
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  • Absolute right to gun ownership. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Health Care
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  • Oppose ObamaCare. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Homeland Security
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  • Don't expand military; do expand veteran benefits. (Jul 2018)
  • Military expansion results in international police. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Immigration
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  • Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Jobs
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  • Oppose affirmative action. (Jul 2018)
  • No discriminatory hiring practices but no affirmative action. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Local Issues
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Mark West on Principles & Values
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  • Respect for religious freedom. (Jul 2018)
  • No religious viewpoint should be publicly imposed. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Social Security
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  • Privatize Social Security. (Jul 2018)
  • System going bankrupt; cautious transition to privatization. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Tax Reform
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  • Taxation is theft. (Jul 2018)
  • Lower taxes on everyone. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Technology
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Mark West on War & Peace
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  • Avoid foreign entanglements. (Jul 2018)
  • Avoid foreign entanglements. (Apr 2018)
Mark West on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion is not a woman's unrestricted right: Opposes topic 1
Oppose abortion, but give options to women in crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose affirmative action: Opposes topic 2
No discriminatory hiring practices but no affirmative action: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Leave state out of same-sex marriage: Favors topic 3
No authority over relationships between same-sex adults: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Respect for religious freedom: Opposes topic 4
No religious viewpoint should be publicly imposed: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Privatize Social Security: Favors topic 6
System going bankrupt; cautious transition to privatization: Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Vouchers for school choice: Favors topic 7
De-link funding from standardized tests; then vouchers ok: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach: Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
We need complete criminal justice reform: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Fewer non-violent offenses, but respect victims rights: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Absolute right to gun ownership: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Taxation is theft: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Lower taxes on everyone: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Support & expand free trade: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sometimes support American Exceptionalism: Neutral on topic 14
Just because something is American doesn't make it better: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Don't expand military; do expand veteran benefits: Opposes topic 15
Military expansion results in international police: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Make voter registration easier: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Avoid foreign entanglements: Favors topic 17
Avoid foreign entanglements: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Let market decide on green energy: Opposes topic 18
Government shouldn't play favorites in energy market: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Full legalization and decriminalization of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Marijuana is not a gateway drug: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Market-led recovery better than stimulus: Opposes topic 20

Mark West is a Moderate Libertarian.
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