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J.B. Pritzker on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Unwavering supporter of women's right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Undo restrictions to preserve women's reproductive rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Illinois Works set strong goals for diversity in hiring: Strongly Favors topic 2
Diversity & inclusion in hiring not just a talking point: Strongly Favors topic 2
Increase number of minority businesses for state contracts: Strongly Favors topic 2
Equal pay for equal work, not 79 cents for women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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Pride flag flew at state capitol for first tie in history: Favors topic 3
Supports LGBT equality: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Made health care more available & more affordable: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand health care but can't do it all at once: Favors topic 5
Add public option to healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Irresponsible to not fully fund Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Illinois will be best state for young families: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Added 10,000 scholarships, free tuition at U. of Illinois: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Universal preschool is educational priority: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Invest in public education, not vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increase state funding for public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
State & local business share vocational training: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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Invest in clean air and water infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Criminal justice reform starts with phasing out cash bail: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Against death penalty; rectify wrongful convictions: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Erase juvenile criminal records for adults: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Enforce & enact commonsense gun laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports 2nd Amendment AND the fight for gun safety: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Property taxes must be seriously reduced: Opposes topic 11
Fair income tax to shift burden to the wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
Who needs another rich guy running for office?: Favors topic 11
Illinois needs progressive income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raise corporate tax for education: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Will not be complicit in shameful, draconian policies: Strongly Favors topic 12
Aid for undocumented people: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Welcome refugees; end Muslim ban: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Expand voting rights of prisoners until convicted: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Won't sign an energy bill written by utility companies: Strongly Favors topic 18
Climate change is a real threat: Favors topic 18
Support Paris Agreement, renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Legal cannabis creates jobs, businesses, new tax revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legal marijuana will raise revenue & create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalize and tax marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Phasing out corporate franchise tax helped small business: Strongly Favors topic 20
Bipartisan infrastructure bill creates 500,000 jobs: Favors topic 20
Time for honest budgeting instead of game-playing: Favors topic 20
State can foster & encourage business in poorer areas: Strongly Favors topic 20
Private initiatives can create new jobs: Opposes topic 20

J.B. Pritzker is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive
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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.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
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Page last updated: Apr 13, 2020