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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Abortion isn't a black-and-white issue, but I'm pro-choice: Favors topic 1
No taxpayer funding for abortion; but ok for family planning: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support peaceful march against bias & discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Include disability quality-of-life issues in public spaces: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports gay marriage and transgender bathroom rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
Ballot initiative ok; don't legislatively re-define marriage: Opposes topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Age-appropriate sex education in schools: Opposes topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Must increase affordability of health insurance: Favors topic 5
Replace dysfunctional Vermont Health Connect with subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Affordable health care? Yes; single-payer? No: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Enacted state tax relief on Social Security benefits: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Build the country's best cradle-to-career education system: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Alliance with Microsoft for digital skills, computer science: Opposes topic 7
Statewide funding inserts Montpelier into school decisions: Favors topic 7
Realign funding toward early care and trades training: Opposes topic 7
Preserve school choice; improve Act 46 school consolidation: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Ease regulations: flexibility for forestry & farms: Favors topic 8
$50M for clean-up of our impaired waterways: Opposes topic 8
Support local agriculture; they're stewards of our land: Opposes topic 8
Reduce chemicals in consumer goods, when evidence warrants: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Address racial disparities in criminal justice: Opposes topic 9
Close Windsor prison; expand home detention monitoring: Opposes topic 9
Private prisons needed because full cost borne by state: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Enforce existing gun laws; Vermont is no gun trafficker: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Increase estate tax exemption from $2.75M to $5.75M: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Scott and Republicans blocked many new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax burden takes a toll on economic development: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Balanced budget without raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Property taxes shouldn't grow faster than property values: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect DREAMers instead of deporting them: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Congress should pass USMCA trade deal: Strongly Favors topic 13
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA: Favors topic 13
Buying local isn't just for hippies anymore: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
$500,000 for college scholarships for veterans at UVM: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Keep Electoral College instead of presidential popular vote: Opposes topic 16
Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Use funds to help Vermonters purchase electric vehicles: Favors topic 18
$1.5M in rebates for 50,000 electric cars by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Tax holiday on hybrids, electric vehicles, & green products: Strongly Favors topic 18
Combat climate change & reduce our reliance on fossil fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports renewable energy investment: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Make low-level marijuana possession legal for adults: Strongly Opposes topic 19
$800,000 for Guardians ad Litem for kids of drug addicts: Favors topic 19
Address opiate addiction via prevention & enforcement: Strongly Favors topic 19
No legalization at this time; but I'm not saying never: Favors topic 19
Supports growing industrial hemp in Vermont: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
We don't need more taxes; we need more taxpayers: Strongly Favors topic 20
I won't sign a budget that exceeds reasonable limits: Strongly Opposes topic 20
We're spending beyond our means; but cuts instead of taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Phil Scott is a Moderate Libertarian Liberal
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Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

 

Page last updated: Jul 01, 2020