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Gavin Newsom on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Welcome women to CA from states without abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes defunding Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all: Neutral on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
2004: Performed same-sex marriage despite state ban: Strongly Favors topic 3
Early supporter for gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strict separation of church and state: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
COVID: Science--not politics--drove our decisions: Favors topic 5
CalAIM: physical health & mental health inextricably linked: Favors topic 5
We will lead a massive expansion of health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports HealthySF: available to all uninsured residents: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Create Retirement Savings Accounts: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Radically ramp up forest management efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
The water we drink & the air we breathe hang in the balance: Opposes topic 8
Pro-active on energy and resource management: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Spared 737 people on California's death row: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Moratorium on the California death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Death penalty is ineffective, irreversible and immoral: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Criminal justice reform is crucial; repeal death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports tax hikes for public good: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
There is no border crisis; the wall is just xenophobia: Favors topic 12
National Guard for crime on border, not immigration: Favors topic 12
Border wall is just rhetoric; celebrate diversity: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Sanctuary cities build trust: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Build a rule-based global trading system: Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Californians are VIPs of GDP: 1 in 7 new jobs since 2010: Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Don't gut programs to pay for military buildup: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Campaigned to boost student registration: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
New cars & trucks in California to be zero-emission by 2035: Strongly Favors topic 18
California leads the way on green energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports recreational marijuana but no black market: Opposes topic 19
Let California legalization continue: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Pushed Proposition 64, legalizing adult use of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
I'm not pro-pot, but anti-prohibition; opposed 2010 Prop 19: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$2.6 billion in grants to small businesses & nonprofits: Strongly Favors topic 20
Nearly $2 billion to create more homeless housing: Strongly Favors topic 20
Homelessness must be at the top of our agenda: Strongly Favors topic 20
Opportunity zones worthy of bipartisan support: Favors topic 20
Government has role in economic growth: Strongly Favors topic 20

Gavin Newsom is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive
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vs.State Rep. Lee Carter(D)
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vs.S.D.Mayor Kevin_Faulconer(R)
vs.Former Gov. nominee John Cox(R)
vs.Antonio Villaraigosa(? D)
CO: Incumbent Jared Polis(D)
vs.Mayor Greg Lopez(R)
CT: Incumbent Ned Lamont(D)
vs.Bob Stefanowski(? R)
FL: Incumbent Ron DeSantis(R)
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vs.Rep.Stephanie Murphy(? D)
GA: Incumbent Brian Kemp(R)
vs.Minority Leader Stacey Abrams(D)
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vs.State Rep.Vernon Jones(R)
HI: Incumbent David Ige(D,term-limited)
vs.Rep. Tulsi Gabbard(? D)
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ID: Incumbent Brad Little(R)
vs.Raul Labrador(R)
IL: Incumbent J.B. Pritzker(D)
vs.State Sen.Darren Bailey(R)
KS: Incumbent Laura Kelly(D)
vs.Jeff Colyer(R)
vs.State Sen.Derek Schmidt(R)
MA: Incumbent Charlie Baker(R)
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vs.Harvard Professor Danielle Allen(D)
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MD: Incumbent Larry Hogan(R,term-limited)
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MI: Incumbent Gretchen Whitmer(D)
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MN: Incumbent Tim Walz(DFL)
vs.Mayor Mike Murphy(R)
vs.State Sen.Scott Jensen(R)
NE: Incumbent Pete Ricketts(R,term-limited)
vs.U.S.Senator Bob Krist(R)
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NH: Incumbent Chris Sununu(R)
vs.Dan Feltes(D)
vs.Kelly Ayotte(? R)
NM: Incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham(D)
vs.Commissioner Jay Block(R)
NV: Incumbent Steve Sisolak(D)
vs.A.G.Adam Laxalt(R)
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vs.Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley(D)
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OK: Incumbent Kevin Stitt(R)
vs.State Sen. Ervin Yen(R)
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vs.Gov. nominee Bud Pierce(R)
vs.Paul Romero(R)
PA: Incumbent Tom Wolf(D,term-limited)
vs.U.S.Rep. Lou Barletta(R)
vs.Commissioner Joe Gale(R)
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vs.Gov. Dan McKee(D)
vs.Secy.Matt Brown(? D)
vs.Mayor Allan Fung(R)
vs.Luis-Daniel Munoz(D)
SC: Incumbent Henry McMaster(R)
vs.State Rep. James Emerson Smith(? D)
vs.US.Rep.Joe Cunningham(D)
SD: Incumbent Kristi Noem(R)
vs.State Rep. Billie Sutton(? D)
TN: Incumbent Bill Lee(R)
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vs.Chad Prather(R)
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VT: Incumbent Phil Scott(R)
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WY: Incumbent Mark Gordon(R)
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Drugs
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Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
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Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
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Page last updated: May 26, 2021