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Robert Foster on VoteMatch



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted for "heartbeat bill": abortion ban after 15 weeks: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protect all innocent life, including unborn children: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, with no exceptions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Refused ride-along with lone female reporter: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Being discriminated against is part of our free society: Strongly Opposes topic 2
2015: Never heard anyone being offended by our state flag: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Denying services to gays different than denying to blacks: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let businesses deny service to gays for religious reasons: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let businesses refuse to serve LGBT people: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Conservative outsider; aligned with Trump on social media: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Work with federal government to expand Medicaid in MS: Favors topic 5
Everyone has access to healthcare; issue is affordability: Favors topic 5
Consider some form of Medicaid expansion: Favors topic 5
Reform Medicaid to cover 300,000 more Mississippians: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare is bad policy, but let's get Mississippi our share: Favors topic 5
Expand Medicaid with contribution of monthly fee: Favors topic 5
Reform our monopolistic Certificate of Need laws: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Make pay raise for teachers a priority in Jackson: Opposes topic 7
School choice has its place, but we must be very careful: Opposes topic 7
Allow autonomy for school districts to experiment: Favors topic 7
Why build duplicate private schools and public schools?: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stand with farmers; fight EPA over-regulation: Favors topic 8
Enact sunset legislation; roll back rules and regulations: Strongly Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Help nonviolent offenders; often a better solution: Opposes topic 9
Police officers don't shoot at people unless they need to: Strongly Favors topic 9
People have to respect police officers and answer questions: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reduce recidivism by differentiating non-violent offenders: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second amendment is final check & balance in Constitution: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Eliminate Mississippi's personal income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Gas tax instead of income tax, for infrastructure: Favors topic 11
Cut the franchise tax; it's a regressive tax on businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Sales taxes are best; poor pay more but are taken care of: Strongly Opposes topic 11
A tax on business means a tax on job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Excise and sales tax, rather than income and property tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Liberal governors ignore federal immigration law: Opposes topic 12
No sanctuary: report illegal criminals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Support tariffs on China; assist farmers when hurt by them: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
We can't punish someone out of addiction: Opposes topic 19
Full-on prohibition of drugs does not work: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Resist flashy projects, but must do critical infrastructure: Favors topic 20

Robert Foster is a Moderate Populist Conservative
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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)
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Page last updated: Apr 13, 2020