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Steve Bullock

Democrat

• Age at Inauguration: 54
• Experience: Attorney General of Montana (2009-2013); Governor of Montana (2014-Present)
• Education: Claremont McKenna College (BA), Columbia University (JD)
• Interesting fact: Bullock delivered newspapers as a child to the Montana governor's mansion

Key Platform Points

• Prioritize campaign finance reform
• Create more policies to reduce economic inequality
• Emphasizes his victory as governor in a state that Trump won by 20 points

Economy and Taxes

• Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
• Increase spending on infrastructure drastically
• Supports cautious government spending
• Opposes using tariffs to pressure countries
• Use trade deals to protect middle class manufacturers and farmers
• Repeal the tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on goods from China

Corporations

• Supports investigating big tech companies first to determine further actions
• Supports lowering restrictions on businesses
• Introduce lower business equipment tax
• Add economic initiatives boosting small businesses and economic productivity in rural communities
• Will not accept super PAC donations for his campaign

Criminal Justice and Drugs

• Believes legalizing marijuana should be left up to the states
• Crack down on drunk driving and prescription drug abuse
• Supported legalization of medical marijuana
• Keep the death penalty for extreme circumstances like terrorism
• Reform cash bail
• Reduce mandatory minimum sentencing

Education

• Signed a bill freezing tuition at Montana public universities
• Invest in early childhood public education
• Pushed for increased funding for colleges in Montana
• Does not support free college, instead favors apprenticeships and other work preparation programs

Environment

• Doesn't support the Green New Deal
• Rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement
• Endorsed the development of the Keystone XL pipeline
• Believes states should maintain regulatory authority over activities such as fracking on federal lands
• Move towards renewable energy use
• Does not support building more nuclear power plants
• Supports setting a price on carbon to push companies to reduce their emissions
• Supports regulating fracking
• Against banning fossil fuel exports
• Continue leasing for fossil fuel extraction on federal lands

Foreign Policy

• Denounces Trump's trade war and tariffs on China, saying it hurts American agricultural, manufacturing, and technological industries
• End trade embargo with Cuba
• Keep U.S. elections protected from foreign influence
• Keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

Government Reform

• Overturn Citizens United v. FEC
• Ban campaign fundraising in the first half of a congressperson's term
• Proposed banning Super PACs
• Bolster the enforcement power of the Federal Election Commission to crack down on undisclosed campaign contributions
• Supports Net Neutrality
• Urges to take caution in talks to abolish the Electoral College
• Supports DC statehood

Gun Control

• Ban military-style assault weapons
• Supports a voluntary community-based buyback program for military-style assault weapons
• Supports universal background checks and ammunition magazine size limits
• Preserve hunting gun rights and land for hunting
• Supports red flag laws
• Crack down on straw purchases of guns

Health Care

• Doesn't support Medicare for All
• Ensure universal health care through the creation of a public option
• Supports building on the Affordable Care Act's foundation
• Supports giving the federal government the ability to negotiate drug prices for Medicare
• Supported a Montana bill to lower the costs of premiums and expensive prescription drugs
• Undocumented immigrants should not be covered under a government-run health plan, but they should be allowed to buy private health care

Immigration

• Supports a path to citizenship for DREAMers
• Refused to send National Guard troops to Mexican border in early 2019
• Opposed Montana state law barring undocumented immigrants from accessing state jobs and services
• Supports wall funding if border security experts recommend it
• Keep crossing the border a criminal offense

LGBTQ+ Rights

• Supports same-sex marriage
• Signed executive orders extending civil rights and anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ+ Montanans who work for the state or for companies with state contracts
• "All people, regardless of their sexual orientation, should have the opportunity to make a good life for themselves and their families."

National Security & Veterans Affairs

• Supports same-sex marriage
• Signed executive orders extending civil rights and anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ+ Montanans who work for the state or for companies with state contracts
• "All people, regardless of their sexual orientation, should have the opportunity to make a good life for themselves and their families."

Social Security & Welfare

• Supports expanding Medicaid
• Doesn't support reparation payments for African Americans

Women's Rights

• Pro-choice stance
• Vetoed 2017 Montana bill that would prohibit doctors from performing late-stage abortions
• Supports equal pay, establishing an Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force in Montana

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