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Jim Justice on VoteMatch



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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Without any question whatsoever, I stand with the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
The Supreme Court ruled on abortion, and the law is the law: Favors topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Black lives matter because all lives matter: Opposes topic 2
State human rights commission is understaffed & underfunded: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Governor's Minority Affairs director condemned by NAACP: Opposes topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Would sign Fairness Act to protect LGBTQ in housing, jobs: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
God is responsible for miracle of West Virginia: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We can all agree on protection for preexisting conditions: Favors topic 5
Establish Medicaid Families First Reserve Fund: Favors topic 5
Don't plan on repealing Obamacare/ACA's Medicaid expansion: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Signs law phasing out tax on Social Security for most: Opposes topic 6
Eliminate state tax on Social Security benefits: Opposes topic 6
Totally exempt on your Social Security from State income tax: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cool to education savings accounts & charter schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supports education, with focus on public school teachers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
5% teacher's pay raise, as part of education reform: Opposes topic 7
Return education back from bureaucracies to local level: Favors topic 7
Replace Smarter Balance with ACT testing: Favors topic 7
We're dead last: 2% teacher raise; and dump state testing: Opposes topic 7
Pay our teachers what they're worth, to attract the best: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Invest $14M in tourism and revenue comes flying right back: Opposes topic 8
$60M upgrade to state parks: Strongly Opposes topic 8
I love the outdoors, but regulatory agencies tell you no: Favors topic 8
Paid $900,000 fine for poor pollution controls at mines: Favors topic 8
EPA regulations have been difficult, overreaching, and wrong: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Stiffer laws for drug pushers; treatment for addicts: Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
The Second Amendment is ingrained in me: Favors topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Repeal income tax; increase sales tax 1 %, add wealth tax: Favors topic 11
Eliminate business inventory and machinery tax if we can: Opposes topic 11
Just Cut Taxes And Win: start with business taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Raise business B&O tax, sales tax, state fees, & gas tax: Favors topic 11
Increase fees, gas tax, and business tax to close deficit: Strongly Favors topic 11
Don't tax people to death; rein in government by attrition: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
I hope and pray we never have sanctuary cities here: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Attacks Democrats for not supporting border security: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports tariffs that lead to good deals when dust settles: Opposes topic 13
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA: Favors topic 13
Change the trade imbalance with China: Opposes topic 13
Bring manufacturing back from Vietnam, China and Mexico: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
More programs for National Guard and veterans: Favors topic 15
Exempt military retirees from the state income tax: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Appoint a Waste Czar to root out agency excess: Favors topic 16
Ban fundraising while the legislature is in session: Favors topic 16
No contributions to legislators during legislative sessions: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We should help our coal, gas, and oil companies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
I truly believe that coal has a future, a real future: Strongly Opposes topic 18
State's coal can be used for construction instead of fuel: Favors topic 18
Coal miners back work is good; let's have more: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Lower the severance tax on coal and gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Lower, and then tier, the severance tax on coal and gas: Favors topic 18
Promote new uses for central Appalachian coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Partnership to bring prevention programs to all schools: Favors topic 19
Create Narcotics Intelligence Unit strike force: Strongly Favors topic 19
Jobs & Hope: $29.7 million to guide people in recovery: Opposes topic 19
Jim's Dream: job training program for drug addicts: Opposes topic 19
Jim's Dream: $10M for equipment at vo-tech training centers: Opposes topic 19
Adamantly opposed to recreational marijuana, but medical ok: Favors topic 19
We have to have stiffer laws to fix the drug problem: Strongly Favors topic 19
Three-pronged attack to go after the drug runners: Strongly Favors topic 19
Support the expansion of drug courts: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$30 to 50 million to entice business to West Virginia: Favors topic 20
Balanced $217M budget deficit with no new taxes: Opposes topic 20
Proposed nearly $3 billion for infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 20
Cut Rainy Day fund by $123M for WV's biggest depression ever: Favors topic 20
Limit lawmaker pay to 5 work days for any special session: Opposes topic 20

Jim Justice is a Centrist
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vs.Senate candidate Shane Hazel(L)
HI: Incumbent David Ige(D,term-limited)
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IA: Incumbent Kim Reynolds(R)
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MD: Incumbent Larry Hogan(R,term-limited)
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