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Background

Experience

Governor of Louisiana 2007-2016, Representative U.S. House of Representatives 2004-2008, candidate Governor of Louisiana 2003, Asst. Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2001-2003, President University of Louisiana 1999-2001, Secretary Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals 1996-1998

Family
Married; Children: 3
Education
Mlitt, Oxford University,
BA, Brown University, Providence, RI.
Home Address
P.O. BOX 5101
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

How should the U.S. approach Iran?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
Should the government pursue more opportunities to produce fossil fuels?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
How should the U.S. combat the Islamic State?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should the NSA continue its bulk data collection programs for U.S. citizens?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government increase support for scientific research and development?
Should the government compel corporations to pay more in federal taxes, for example by closing “loopholes?”
Should higher income brackets pay more in federal taxes than they currently do?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should NH government switch from a pension system to a 401(k)-style retirement plan?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Do employees in NH need more legal protections in the workplace?
Should the federal government institute a flat income tax for all income brackets while eliminating many deductions?
Should the U.S. join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?
Should the U.S. Constitution have a Balanced Budget Amendment?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?

Education

Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should NH continue the business tax credit for scholarships to private, parochial, and home schools?
Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Should New Hampshire continue to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which requires utilities to purchase allowances for every ton of carbon they emit?
Should the government do more to combat climate change, for example by restricting emissions, taxing carbon, or providing incentives to develop clean energy?

Health Care

Should NH allow physician-assisted suicide?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government repeal the Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” entirely and start again?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?
Should NH limit terms for elected officials?
Should voters be required to present ID at the polls?

Recreation and Transportation

Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should NH allow physician-assisted suicide?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Generally speaking, should the federal government give states more control over welfare/entitlement spending through block grants?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should there be a path to citizenship for some illegal/undocumented immigrants?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

Campaign Finances

 

Individual Contributions: 99% ($1,421,460)
PAC Contributions: 1% ($10,000)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 0% ($0)

Campaign Finances

Candidate Raised: $1,431,460    

 

Individual Contributions: 99% ($1,421,460)
PAC Contributions: 1% ($10,000)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 0% ($0)

Candidate Spent: $1,431,460    
     
Outside Spent FOR: $3,027,522    
Outside Spent AGAINST: $13    

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