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John Neely Kennedy on Abortion
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  • Pro-life, with exceptions. (Oct 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Budget & Economy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal responsibility. (Aug 2016)
  • Be concerned about economy, but not scared. (Oct 2008)
  • As state treasurer, manages $5B bank account. (Mar 2008)
  • Reinstitute the “Pay As You Go” rule. (Oct 2004)
  • Constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget. (Oct 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Civil Rights
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  • Affirmative action is a fair chance. (Oct 2004)
  • Constitutional definition of marriage. (Oct 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Corporations
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  • Disallow bank getting so big that its failure wrecks economy. (Oct 2008)
  • 25% tax credit for companies hiring new workers. (Oct 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Crime
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  • Support death penalty for convicted child rapists. (Jul 2008)
John Neely Kennedy on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
John Neely Kennedy on Education
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  • More funding for pre-K education. (Mar 2008)
  • Pre-K works and early childhood education is important. (Oct 2004)
  • Supports accountability and a fully-funded NCLB. (Oct 2004)
  • I believe in public education. (Oct 2004)
  • Supports START college saving program. (Mar 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Energy & Oil
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  • Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase. (Aug 2008)
  • More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR. (Aug 2008)
  • Encourage alternative fuels and electricity conservation. (Oct 2004)
  • Develop & increase domestic oil & gas production. (Oct 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Environment
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  • Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection. (Oct 2008)
  • $14B to rebuild America’s coastline. (Oct 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Families & Children
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John Neely Kennedy on Foreign Policy
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  • Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values. (Aug 2016)
  • Support Israel, our only true friend in the Middle East. (Oct 2004)
  • $5M in Israel bonds is a win-win for Israel and Louisiana. (Oct 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Free Trade
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  • TPP lacks safeguards against currency manipulation. (Aug 2016)
John Neely Kennedy on Government Reform
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  • No pay-for-play; campaign contributions notwithstanding. (Oct 2008)
  • Full disclosure of all earmarks. (Jun 2008)
  • No pay raise for state elected officials, including himself. (Apr 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Gun Control
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  • Support the Second Amendment. (Oct 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Health Care
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  • Allow drug re-importation and bulk purchasing. (Oct 2004)
  • Refundable tax credit for the uninsured. (Oct 2004)
  • Allow gov’t workers options for Medicare-only tax. (Aug 2004)
  • Big Tobacco is Too Big of a Risk-divest tobacco settlement. (Jan 2001)
John Neely Kennedy on Homeland Security
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  • Increase size of the military; increase spending for defense. (Aug 2016)
  • Eliminate foreign aid to any country that supports terrorism. (Oct 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Immigration
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  • No amnesty for illegal aliens. (Oct 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Jobs
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  • Crack down on the “offshoring” of jobs to India & China. (Oct 2004)
  • Raise the Minimum Wage to $6.65. (Jul 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Principles & Values
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  • I speak my mind, & some politicians call me a troublemaker. (Jan 2016)
  • Ran for US Senate in 2004 as Democrat; & endorsed John Kerry. (Oct 2008)
John Neely Kennedy on Social Security
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  • Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts. (Aug 2008)
  • Restore benefits to 800,000 low and middle-income retirees. (Mar 2004)
  • Preserve retirement security for state workers. (Jan 2001)
John Neely Kennedy on Tax Reform
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  • Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis. (Oct 2008)
  • Exempt first $10,000 in tips from income tax. (Oct 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Technology
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  • Innovative financing proposal to fund the completion of I-49. (Mar 2008)
John Neely Kennedy on War & Peace
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  • Finish the job in Afghanistan. (Oct 2004)
John Neely Kennedy on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit. (Oct 2004)
  • LouLease: $50M statewide Homeownership Effort. (Apr 2003)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Pro-life, with exceptions: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action is a fair chance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Constitutional definition of marriage: Strongly Opposes 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)
Allow drug re-importation and bulk purchasing: Favors topic 5
Refundable tax credit for the uninsured: Strongly Favors topic 5
Allow gov’t workers options for Medicare-only tax: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Restore benefits to 800,000 low and middle-income retirees: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Preserve retirement security for state workers: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Pre-K works and early childhood education is important: Opposes topic 7
Supports accountability and a fully-funded NCLB: Favors topic 7
I believe in public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$14B to rebuild America’s coastline: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Support death penalty for convicted child rapists: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reinstitute the “Pay As You Go” rule: Favors topic 11
Exempt first $10,000 in tips from income tax: Favors topic 11
Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No amnesty for illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
TPP lacks safeguards against currency manipulation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Increase size of the military; increase spending for defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Full disclosure of all earmarks: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Support Israel, our only true friend in the Middle East: Favors topic 17
Eliminate foreign aid to any country that supports terrorism: Opposes topic 17
$5M in Israel bonds is a win-win for Israel and Louisiana: Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 18
More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Encourage alternative fuels and electricity conservation: Strongly Favors topic 18
Develop & increase domestic oil & gas production: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal responsibility: Strongly Favors topic 20
Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget: Opposes topic 20

John Neely Kennedy is a Moderate Populist Conservative.
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