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Hallquist(D)
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Jim Hood on Abortion
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  • Defends "heartbeat bill": abortion ban after 15 weeks. (May 2019)
Jim Hood on Budget & Economy
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  • State economy is not moving; we've got to drain the swamp. (Nov 2018)
Jim Hood on Civil Rights
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  • Help marginalized communities, like Jesus taught. (Oct 2018)
  • Personally opposes gay marriage ban, but defends it as AG. (Dec 2014)
Jim Hood on Corporations
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  • Watchdog over corporate wrong-doers. (Dec 2018)
  • Criticizes tax give-aways to out-of-state corporations. (Oct 2018)
Jim Hood on Crime
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Jim Hood on Drugs
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  • Sue opioid manufacturers for deceptive practices. (Jun 2017)
Jim Hood on Education
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  • Statewide, universal, public pre-kindergarten program. (Dec 2018)
Jim Hood on Energy & Oil
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Jim Hood on Environment
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  • Provide relief & protection after oil spills & hurricanes. (Dec 2018)
Jim Hood on Families & Children
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  • 2015: Let same-sex couples divorce. (May 2019)
Jim Hood on Foreign Policy
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Jim Hood on Free Trade
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Jim Hood on Government Reform
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  • Apply "Open Records Act" to state legislative email. (Mar 2019)
  • Let retired teachers keep pensions AND serve in legislature. (Dec 2018)
Jim Hood on Gun Control
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  • Guns ok on school property, with enhanced license. (Oct 2013)
Jim Hood on Health Care
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  • Accept federal dollars to help struggling rural hospitals. (Dec 2018)
  • Sue drug companies for over-charging Medicaid. (Oct 2018)
Jim Hood on Homeland Security
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Jim Hood on Immigration
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  • Stay out of DACA fights; it's a federal issue. (Sep 2017)
Jim Hood on Jobs
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Jim Hood on Local Issues
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Jim Hood on Principles & Values
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  • 1890s election law designed to disenfranchise blacks. (Feb 2019)
  • 1890 law requires winning majority AND state House districts. (Oct 2018)
  • End self-dealing in Jackson. (Oct 2018)
Jim Hood on Social Security
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  • Let public employees run for office & still draw pensions. (Mar 2019)
  • Encourage more state retirees to run for state legislature. (Feb 2019)
Jim Hood on Tax Reform
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Jim Hood on Technology
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  • We need to get back to swinging hammers and building bridges. (Dec 2018)
  • Put some money where your mouth is on infrastructure. (Nov 2018)
  • Focused Attorney General's office on cybercrime. (Oct 2018)
Jim Hood on War & Peace
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Jim Hood on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defends "heartbeat bill": abortion ban after 15 weeks: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
1890s election law designed to disenfranchise blacks: Favors topic 2
Help marginalized communities, like Jesus taught: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
2015: Let same-sex couples divorce: Favors topic 3
Personally opposes gay marriage ban, but defends it as AG: 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)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Accept federal dollars to help struggling rural hospitals: Favors topic 5
Sue drug companies for over-charging Medicaid: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Let public employees run for office & still draw pensions: Opposes topic 6
Let retired teachers keep pensions AND serve in legislature: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Statewide, universal, public pre-kindergarten program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Provide relief & protection after oil spills & hurricanes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Focused Attorney General's office on cybercrime: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Guns ok on school property, with enhanced license: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Criticizes tax give-aways to out-of-state corporations: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stay out of DACA fights; it's a federal issue: 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)
Apply "Open Records Act" to state legislative email: Strongly Favors topic 16
Encourage more state retirees to run for state legislature: Favors topic 16
1890 law requires winning majority AND state House districts: 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)
Sue opioid manufacturers for deceptive practices: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
State economy is not moving; we've got to drain the swamp: Favors topic 20

Jim Hood is a Moderate Liberal.
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