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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Member of Democrats for Life, anti-choice group: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favored fetal heartbeat bill banning early abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Signed one of country's most restrictive anti-abortion laws: Strongly Favors topic 1
Unblemished anti-abortion voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
AdWatch: My daughter is living proof of my pro-life values: Opposes topic 1
Provide alternatives to Planned Parenthood before blocking: Favors topic 1
Abortion doctors must have hospital admitting privileges: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortion is the freedom of choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pandemic highlighted inequities in our communities: Strongly Favors topic 2
Close gender wage gap by ending corporate "pay secrecy": Strongly Favors topic 2
Equal Pay for Women, but only for state employees: Favors topic 2
Support affirmative action in government hiring and college: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Vetoed requiring only "biological females" in women's sports: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supreme Court decided: issue same-sex marriage licenses: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Faith plays a central role in his life and work: Favors topic 4
Catholic upbringing shapes commitments to community & family: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
COVID: Relying on doctors and scientists and epidemiologists: Favors topic 5
Medicaid expansion saved lives: Strongly Favors topic 5
Ban flavorings in e-cigarettes that target teens: Strongly Favors topic 5
Pro-life includes helping the poor get access to health care: Favors topic 5
Medicaid expansion addresses opioid crisis: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicaid expansion reduced uninsured by 43% & saved $200M: Strongly Favors topic 5
Don't delay Medicaid expansion; that ties up LA tax dollars: Strongly Favors topic 5
No medical school needed for optometrist eye surgeries: Favors topic 5
Universal health care with guaranteed coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes raising retirement age; opposes private accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increase in teacher pay isn't enough, hope to do more: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Invest in higher education for student success in workplace: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Replace Common Core with more K-12 school funding: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Mississippi River diversion: backbone to coastal restoration: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen environmental enforcement for clean air: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Create an Office of Human Trafficking Prevention: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reduce highest incarceration rate in the nation: Opposes topic 9
No executions until better lethal drugs found: Opposes topic 9
Reduce incarceration rate of non-violent offenders: Opposes topic 9
Blue Lives Matter: targeting police officer is a hate crime: Strongly Favors topic 9
End tax giveaways but keep funding for first responders: Favors topic 9
Four generations of sheriffs in family lineage: Favors topic 9
Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police soon: Opposes topic 9
Rehab for criminals; enforce hate crime & white collar crime: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Allow concealed carry in houses of worship: Strongly Favors topic 10
We need to do a better job with our background checks: Opposes topic 10
I support gun rights, unlike national Democrats: Strongly Favors topic 10
Maintain restrictions & records of individuals and guns: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We can make tax reforms but they must be revenue neutral: Opposes topic 11
We paid off billions of deficit; and we shouldn't go back: Favors topic 11
80% of C-corps pay no state tax; that's just not right: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reform tax structure or face $1.3B fiscal cliff in 2018: Favors topic 11
Reduce sales tax; eliminate federal income tax deductibility: Favors topic 11
Opposed empty tax credit to offset tax increases: Favors topic 11
Keep the estate tax; don't keep Bush tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Establish English as the official national language: Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
China tariffs hurt local economy: Favors topic 13
Support NAFTA, CAFTA, and WTO, but account for rights: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Offer foreign aid for humanitarian crises, including AIDS: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
West Point grad; served 8 years in US Army: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Require voter ID; require proof of citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Public funding for campaigns, but deregulate soft money: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Engage Israel, Afghanistan, & North Korea, but out of Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050: Strongly Favors topic 18
Work with--not against--oil & gas companies on solutions: Favors topic 18
More ethanol; more CAFE standards; more alternative fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Expand medical marijuana, but no recreational usage: Favors topic 19
Opposes legalizing marijuana: Favors topic 19
More jail time & more interdiction, but more rehab too: Favors topic 19
Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Gas tax to pay for transportation and coastal infrastructure: Favors topic 20
Blind allegiance to Grover Norquist cripples our economy: Favors topic 20

John Bel Edwards is a Moderate Liberal Populist
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Page last updated: Jul 27, 2021