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Hallquist(D)
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Northam(D)
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Andy Beshear on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Defend law requiring ultrasound before abortion. (May 2019)
  • Endorsed by NARAL; will defend women's right to choose. (May 2019)
  • I'm pro-choice and I support Roe v. Wade. (May 2019)
Andy Beshear on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Andy Beshear on Civil Rights
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  • Government works best with a wide range of voices. (May 2019)
  • Marriage equality for whomever you love. (May 2019)
  • 60% of AG leadership were women or minorities. (Apr 2019)
Andy Beshear on Corporations
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  • No consumption tax on basic needs; but ok on luxury goods. (May 2019)
Andy Beshear on Crime
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  • Justice for cold cases with backlog of untested rape kits. (May 2019)
Andy Beshear on Drugs
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  • Legalize medical marijuana; maybe it'll replace opioids. (May 2019)
  • Sue opioid manufacturers & distributors who flood market. (Dec 2018)
  • Funding for prevention; focus on opioid disposal & treatment. (Nov 2017)
Andy Beshear on Education
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  • Committed to a world-class public education. (Dec 2018)
  • Won lawsuit to improve teacher retirement pensions. (Dec 2018)
  • Don't change teacher pensions to 401(k)-style plan. (Dec 2018)
  • Only legislature can implement charters, not Governor. (Nov 2017)
  • Only legislature can cut state college budget, not Governor. (Nov 2017)
Andy Beshear on Energy & Oil
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  • Focus on "all-of-the-above" and low utility bills. (May 2019)
Andy Beshear on Environment
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  • Clean air and clean water underlie everybody's success. (Apr 2019)
Andy Beshear on Families & Children
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  • Use A.G. office to rescue victims of human trafficking. (May 2019)
  • Prosecute 31 active human trafficking cases in Kentucky. (Nov 2017)
Andy Beshear on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Andy Beshear on Free Trade
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Andy Beshear on Government Reform
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  • Fight for every Kentuckian's right to vote. (May 2019)
  • State government operates in secret: push for transparency. (Dec 2018)
Andy Beshear on Gun Control
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  • Rated 0% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2018)
  • Rated 86% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (May 2015)
Andy Beshear on Health Care
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  • Protections for pre-existing conditions; stop lifetime caps. (May 2019)
  • Protect ObamaCare: lives hang in the balance. (Dec 2018)
Andy Beshear on Homeland Security
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Andy Beshear on Immigration
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  • Intimidation and fear of deportation comes out of DC. (Apr 2019)
Andy Beshear on Jobs
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  • Grow our economy with skill training, not CEO giveaways. (May 2019)
  • Wrong that women make significantly less than men. (May 2019)
  • Support prevailing wage law; oppose Right-To-Work laws. (May 2019)
Andy Beshear on Local Issues
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  • Supports state gaming to pay for state pensions. (Dec 2018)
Andy Beshear on Principles & Values
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  • Kickback investigation resulted in deputy's resignation. (Jul 2018)
Andy Beshear on Social Security
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  • No cuts to government pensions; find other revenue. (May 2019)
  • State gaming will cover $43B unfunded state pension plan. (Nov 2018)
Andy Beshear on Tax Reform
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Andy Beshear on Technology
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Andy Beshear on War & Peace
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Andy Beshear on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Defend law requiring ultrasound before abortion: Opposes topic 1
Endorsed by NARAL; will defend women's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
I'm pro-choice and I support Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Government works best with a wide range of voices: Strongly Favors topic 2
Wrong that women make significantly less than men: Strongly Favors topic 2
60% of AG leadership were women or minorities: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marriage equality for whomever you love: 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)
Protections for pre-existing conditions; stop lifetime caps: Strongly Favors topic 5
Protect ObamaCare: lives hang in the balance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No cuts to government pensions; find other revenue: Opposes topic 6
Don't change teacher pensions to 401(k)-style plan: Opposes topic 6
State gaming will cover $43B unfunded state pension plan: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Committed to a world-class public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Won lawsuit to improve teacher retirement pensions: Opposes topic 7
Only legislature can implement charters, not Governor: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Clean air and clean water underlie everybody's success: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Justice for cold cases with backlog of untested rape kits: Favors topic 9
Use A.G. office to rescue victims of human trafficking: Strongly Favors topic 9
Prosecute 31 active human trafficking cases in Kentucky: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated 86% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No consumption tax on basic needs; but ok on luxury goods: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Intimidation and fear of deportation comes out of DC: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fight for every Kentuckian's right to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Focus on "all-of-the-above" and low utility bills: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Legalize medical marijuana; maybe it'll replace opioids: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Sue opioid manufacturers & distributors who flood market: Favors topic 19
Funding for prevention; focus on opioid disposal & treatment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Grow our economy with skill training, not CEO giveaways: Strongly Favors topic 20

Andy Beshear is a Moderate Liberal.
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