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MS-2: Hyde-Smith(R) vs.Espy(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.McDaniel(R)
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Mike Espy on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Anti-abortion but pro-choice. (Oct 2018)
  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors. (Jul 2018)
Mike Espy on Budget & Economy
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Mike Espy on Civil Rights
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  • Rights for ALL regardless of sexual orientation. (Oct 2018)
  • First black Mississippian in Congress since Reconstruction. (Dec 2017)
Mike Espy on Corporations
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  • Served as MS asst. attorney general for consumer protection. (Dec 2018)
  • Need protections like Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (Oct 2018)
Mike Espy on Crime
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  • Resigned for accepting gifts; but acquitted criminally. (Jan 2012)
Mike Espy on Drugs
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  • Medical marijuana first; decide on recreational later. (Oct 2018)
  • Disallow banking for legitimate cannabis businesses. (Oct 2018)
  • Let states decide marijuana laws. (Oct 2018)
Mike Espy on Education
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  • Protect students from predatory for-profit schools. (Oct 2018)
Mike Espy on Energy & Oil
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Espy on Environment
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  • 1980s: Served on Lower Mississippi Delta Caucus. (Dec 2018)
Mike Espy on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Espy on Foreign Policy
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Mike Espy on Free Trade
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  • No tariffs on China; they hurt farmers. (Oct 2018)
Mike Espy on Government Reform
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  • I stand firmly for voting rights. (Oct 2018)
  • Imposed USDA-wide job freeze and cuts. (Feb 1993)
  • CC:Oppose strict Constitutionalist judges. (Jul 2018)
Mike Espy on Gun Control
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  • I believe in the Second Amendment, but things have changed. (Oct 2018)
  • Won the National Rifle Association's "silver rifle" award. (Sep 2018)
  • Won the National Rifle Association's "silver rifle" award. (Sep 2018)
  • Appeared in advertisement in support of NRA. (Feb 1989)
  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Mike Espy on Health Care
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  • Expand mental healthcare; ObamaCare; and Medicaid. (Oct 2018)
  • Our farming, food, & health policies need to be aligned. (Sep 2016)
  • Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
Mike Espy on Homeland Security
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Mike Espy on Immigration
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  • Separating children from families at border is misguided. (Oct 2018)
Mike Espy on Jobs
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  • Increase minimum wage and EITC. (Oct 2018)
Mike Espy on Principles & Values
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  • Jungle primary on Nov. 6; runoff election on Nov. 27. (Sep 2018)
  • Jungle primary on Nov. 6; runoff election on Nov. 27. (Sep 2018)
  • Emulate Clinton's style, comfortable in mixed-race crowds. (May 2006)
Mike Espy on Social Security
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Mike Espy on Tax Reform
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Mike Espy on Technology
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  • Federal spending on infrastructure & broadband grows economy. (Oct 2018)
Mike Espy on War & Peace
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Mike Espy on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Help the poor move to homeownership. (May 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Anti-abortion but pro-choice: Favors topic 1
CC:Oppose strict Constitutionalist judges: Favors topic 1
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
First black Mississippian in Congress since Reconstruction: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rights for ALL regardless of sexual orientation: Strongly Favors 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)
Expand mental healthcare; ObamaCare; and Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
Our farming, food, & health policies need to be aligned: Favors topic 5
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Protect students from predatory for-profit schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
1980s: Served on Lower Mississippi Delta Caucus: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Resigned for accepting gifts; but acquitted criminally: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
I believe in the Second Amendment, but things have changed: Opposes topic 10
Won the National Rifle Association's "silver rifle" award: Strongly Favors topic 10
Won the National Rifle Association's "silver rifle" award: Strongly Favors topic 10
Appeared in advertisement in support of NRA: Favors topic 10
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Separating children from families at border is misguided: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No tariffs on China; they hurt farmers: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
I stand firmly for voting rights: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Medical marijuana first; decide on recreational later: Opposes topic 19
Disallow banking for legitimate cannabis businesses: Favors topic 19
Let states decide marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Federal spending on infrastructure & broadband grows economy: Strongly Favors topic 20
Imposed USDA-wide job freeze and cuts: Opposes topic 20

Mike Espy is a Moderate Libertarian Liberal.
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