Background

Experience

Governor of Texas 2000-present, candidate U.S. President 2012, Commissioner of Agriculture for Texas 1990-1998, Representative Texas House of Representatives 1985-1990, U.S. Air Force 1972-1977

Family
Married; Children: 2
Education
BS, Texas A&M University, TX.
Home Address
Paint Creek, TX

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

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
How should the U.S. approach Iran?
Should the government pursue more opportunities to produce fossil fuels?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should the NSA continue its bulk data collection programs for U.S. citizens?
Other: Crime and Public Safety
How should the U.S. combat the Islamic State?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the U.S. Constitution have a Balanced Budget Amendment?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
State role in economic growth
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 NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should higher income brackets pay more in federal taxes than they currently do?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?
Should the federal government institute a flat income tax for all income brackets while eliminating many deductions?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
Do employees in NH need more legal protections in the workplace?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?
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?
Other: Education

Energy and Environment

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 the federal government repeal the Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” entirely and start again?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?

Politics and Political Process

Should voters be required to present ID at the polls?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should there be a path to citizenship for some illegal/undocumented immigrants?
Should NH add restrictions on welfare recipients?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Generally speaking, should the federal government give states more control over welfare/entitlement spending through block grants?

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% ($1,259,770)
PAC Contributions: 1% ($7,040)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 0% ($0)

Campaign Finances

Candidate Raised: $1,266,810    

 

Individual Contributions: 99% ($1,259,770)
PAC Contributions: 1% ($7,040)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 0% ($0)

Candidate Spent: $1,607,081    
     
Outside Spent FOR: $1,873,876  
Outside Spent AGAINST: $5,006    

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