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J.B. Pritzker on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
AdWatch: My opponent compares abortion to WWII Holocaust: Favors topic 1
Illinois is most progressive in nation for reproductive care: Strongly Favors topic 1
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
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pride flag flew at state capitol for first tie in history: Favors topic 3
Include historical contributions by LGBT in curriculum: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports LGBT equality: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Remove barriers for new front-line healthcare workers: Strongly Favors topic 5
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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No budget cuts; focus on meeting needs of students: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Expand college access for smart kids who can least afford it: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Support for childcare aids women's workforce participation: Strongly Opposes topic 7
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
(+5 points on Social scale)
Mandates inspections, permits, caps for facility emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Invest in clean air and water infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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If we want to reduce crime, we have to solve crimes: Favors topic 9
Criminal justice reform starts with phasing out cash bail: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Prohibit the use of for-profit prisons: 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
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Fight inflation by suspending grocery tax in coming year: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cut corporate loopholes forcing middle class to pay more: Strongly Favors topic 11
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
Protect immigrant families by ending cooperation with ICE: 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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Illinois is the best place to live in the entire country: Strongly Favors topic 14
Welcome refugees; end Muslim ban: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Lengthened hours of early voting, have mail balloting: Strongly Favors topic 16
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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Time to rebuild state's Rainy Day Fund: Favors topic 20
Entrepreneurs create most of the jobs in our state: Neutral on topic 20
Illinois pays billions more in federal taxes than it gets: Strongly Favors topic 20
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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