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Kim Reynolds on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortion is equivalent to murder, but different penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after heartbeat is heard, at 6 weeks: Strongly Opposes topic 1
State constitution does not grant right to abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
De-fund Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
A pro-life state surrounds everyone with love and support: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pledged to keep fighting to restrict abortion in Iowa: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sexual harassment has been a stain on our culture: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voters should decide gay marriage, not the courts: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Same-sex marriage issue is now settled law: Favors topic 3
Voting NAY on ending gender identity wage discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-3 points on Social scale)
Changed mind on Bible in classrooms: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is unaffordable, unworkable, and unsustainable: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Individualized, patient-centered managed care for Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Train all doctors to recognize mental health challenges: Favors topic 5
Shift mental health funding from property tax to state: Favors topic 5
Telehealth is a reality and will help underserved Iowans: Favors topic 5
$30 million over two years to fund mental health reform: Favors topic 5
Republican governors honored your freedom during pandemic: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Increase funding for health care apprenticeship program: Favors topic 5
Expand postpartum Medicaid coverage to 12 months: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Score every Iowa high school for Post-Secondary Readiness: Favors topic 7
$40M more for schools; $150M more for teachers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
School choice offers families option to teach their values: Strongly Favors topic 7
Additional $93M to invest in our students: Opposes topic 7
We need 100% of schools to teach computer science: Strongly Opposes topic 7
$28 million for public-private partnerships for child care: Favors topic 7
Make open enrollment available in all school districts: Favors topic 7
Give families funds for education system of their choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Launch the first teacher registered apprenticeship program: Opposes topic 7
Parents have a right to know what kids are being taught: Strongly Favors topic 7
Create education savings accounts for private schooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
A rising tide of competition and choice lifts all boats: Strongly Favors topic 7
Put Iowa in top-five states for starting pay for teachers: Opposes topic 7
STEM initiative to prepare for a 21st century economy: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(-3 points on Social scale)
Scale back Waters of US rule: Strongly Favors topic 8
Increase funding for water quality and conservation: Opposes topic 8
Put a moratorium on new rulemaking, assess existing rules: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes reinstating the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Priority to focus on prisoner re-entry, rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9
There will be no talk of defunding the police here: Strongly Favors topic 9
Ban racial profiling and other forms of disparate treatment: Opposes topic 9
In Iowa police receive the respect and support they deserve: Strongly Favors topic 9
Treat fentanyl crimes as atrocities, increase penalties: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Concealed carry at statehouse okay: Favors topic 10
Supports "stand your ground" provisions: Strongly Favors topic 10
It's impossible to understand why school shootings happen: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$2B tax cuts provide relief to taxpayers & small businesses: Strongly Favors topic 11
Update Iowa tax code to take advantage of federal tax cuts: Opposes topic 11
Reduce top state income tax rate to 5.5% by 2023: Strongly Opposes topic 11
We need to continue the conversation about cutting taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace multiple tax brackets with 4% flat tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Set tax rate at 3.9%, less than half from four years ago: Strongly Opposes topic 11
On a path to the 4th lowest income-tax rate in the country: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut income tax rate this year to flat 3.65%; next year 3.5%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
End DACA, but Congress should act: Favors topic 12
Secure our border, but no family separations: Opposes topic 12
Migrant children not our problem, different under Trump: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No vaccines required for immigrants crossing the border: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Nobody wins in a trade war: Favors topic 13
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(0 points on Social scale)
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Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Restore ex-felon voting rights: Favors topic 16
Protect the ballot box with new voter ID laws: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes term limits for Iowa governor: Favors topic 16
Cut early voting period; close polls an hour earlier: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(+5 points on Social scale)
We must further protect our farmland from foreign interests: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand natural gas as well as biomass: Opposes topic 18
New $2 million for Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cut funding for home retrofits & energy efficient appliances: Strongly Opposes topic 18
We must continue to embrace an all-of-the-above approach: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reduce number of opioids prescribed & increase Rx monitoring: Favors topic 19
No further legalization of marijuana: Favors topic 19
No for recreational; limited medical marijuana: Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Defended $100 million budget cuts from previous fiscal year: Opposes topic 20
Wants state stimulus based on population, not unemployment: Favors topic 20
Price at the pump up 50%; inflation at 40-year high: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Tax breaks bring Apple to Iowa: Strongly Favors topic 20
Awarded grants creating 4,000 new childcare spots: Strongly Favors topic 20
Bold action doesn't have to mean government action: Strongly Opposes topic 20
We've cut 21 agencies & 620 open positions; saved millions: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Keep minimum wage at $7.25; don't allow cities to raise it: Opposes topic 20
Double required job searches; drop federal benefits early: Opposes topic 20
Reduce unemployment benefits from six months to 16 weeks: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Expand broadband capabilities to every corner of rural Iowa: Favors topic 20
Internet grew & thrived before net neutrality: Opposes topic 20
The safety net has become a hammock: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Kim Reynolds is a Moderate Conservative
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