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Ronnie Musgrove on Abortion
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Ronnie Musgrove on Budget & Economy
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  • Attract new businesses; develop existing ones. (Jan 2001)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact. (Sep 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Civil Rights
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  • Ban gay couples from adopting. (May 2000)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Corporations
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Ronnie Musgrove on Crime
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  • Teach prisoners skills by building senior housing. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Drugs
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Ronnie Musgrove on Education
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  • Worked with Congress creating No Child Left Behind. (Aug 2003)
  • Require public schools to display "In God We Trust" motto. (Mar 2001)
  • Remove the 5% cap on teacher pay. (Jan 2001)
  • Universities: settle the Ayers Case. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Energy & Oil
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  • More funding to develop domestic energy supplies. (Sep 2001)
  • Use federal funds for nuclear cleanup, with state input. (Sep 2001)
  • Share offshore oil development revenue with states. (Sep 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Environment
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  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Families & Children
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  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Foreign Policy
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Ronnie Musgrove on Free Trade
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  • Can't negotiate trade deals while $30B in debt to China. (Jan 2008)
  • NAFTA & CAFTA are worst trade agreements in modern history. (Jan 2008)
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Government Reform
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  • Wicker mixed House & Senate funds & should return funds. (Jul 2008)
  • National debt comes from special interest pork. (Jan 2008)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Gun Control
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  • Second Amendment privileges, with safety education. (Aug 2003)
Ronnie Musgrove on Health Care
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  • Protect Mississippi's Health Care Trust Fund. (Jan 2002)
  • Enrolled 50,000 in the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2002)
  • Medical Education Scholarships for rural doctors. (Jan 2001)
  • Invest in state employees’ health plan, despite budget. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Homeland Security
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  • Favors death penalty for terrorists. (Jan 2002)
Ronnie Musgrove on Immigration
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  • Say no to businesses that hire illegal aliens. (Jan 2008)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Jobs
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  • More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers. (Sep 2001)
  • Repeal the federal unemployment "temporary surtax". (Feb 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Principles & Values
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  • OpEd: Distancing himself from Obama. (Oct 2008)
  • 2003: "Tragedy" to remove Ten Commandments from MS Capitol. (Aug 2008)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Southern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Social Security
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  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Tax Reform
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  • Wicker is not fiscally conservative on taxes. (Jan 2008)
  • As governor, balanced budget without raising taxes. (Jan 2008)
Ronnie Musgrove on Technology
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  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
  • Permanent R&D tax incentive & more R&D funding. (Sep 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on War & Peace
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  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Ronnie Musgrove on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
  • More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports TANF grants to states. (Aug 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban gay couples from adopting: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
2003: "Tragedy" to remove Ten Commandments from MS Capitol: Favors topic 4
Require public schools to display "In God We Trust" motto: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Favors death penalty for terrorists: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+2 points on Social scale)
Teach prisoners skills by building senior housing: Opposes topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment privileges, with safety education: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect Mississippi's Health Care Trust Fund: Favors topic 5
Enrolled 50,000 in the Children's Health Insurance Program: Strongly Favors 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
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Improve and invest in public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More funding to develop domestic energy supplies: Opposes topic 18
Share offshore oil development revenue with states: Neutral on topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Promote the next generation of welfare reform: Opposes topic 20
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance: Neutral on topic 20
Supports TANF grants to states: Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Wicker is not fiscally conservative on taxes: Opposes topic 11
As governor, balanced budget without raising taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
Say no to businesses that hire illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes 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
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Can't negotiate trade deals while $30B in debt to China: Opposes topic 13
NAFTA & CAFTA are worst trade agreements in modern history: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
National debt comes from special interest pork: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(0 points on Social scale)
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17

Ronnie Musgrove is a Moderate Populist Conservative.
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