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Lake Ray III's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Lake Ray III has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Lake Ray III is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "[...] I have witnessed the miracle of birth and remain steadfast in my commitment to supporting only pro-life policies." http://www.votelakeray.com/views_values (www.votelakeray.com)
  • Rated 0% by Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/107680/lake-ray-iii#.V4kjMnVTQfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.B.7087 "Increases Certain Business Tax Credits and Sales Tax Exemptions" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/38272 (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.B.1325 "Establishes Tax Credits for Certain Companies" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/55622 (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Washington has no place in the classroom and I’ll work to undo the damage that Common Core has done to our education system." http://www.votelakeray.com/views_values (www.votelakeray.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.B.4001 "Repeals Provisions for Cap and Trade Regulations" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/38835 (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.B.163 "Authorizes Open Carry of Firearms" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/55449 (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] I was advocating and voting for expanded gun rights and ensuring the policies were in line with what our founders envisioned." http://www.votelakeray.com/views_values (www.votelakeray.com)
  • Rated 93% by National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/107680/lake-ray-iii#.V4kjMnVTQfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S.J.R.2 "Authorizes Exemptions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/34849 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.B.675 "Requires Local Governments to Enforce Federal Immigration Regulations" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/55414 (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] I will fight and oppose amnesty at every turn." http://www.votelakeray.com/views_values (www.votelakeray.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.B.43 "Authorizes Churches to Decline to Provide Certain Marriage Services" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/55798 (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The threats facing our nation are more real than ever before. From radical Islamic jihadists who want to disrupt our lives through terrorism to the near-daily nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran, our military needs to be restored to full strength." http://www.votelakeray.com/views_values (www.votelakeray.com)
  • "Terrorism demands an intelligent but aggressive response, and we must be sure that our military has what it needs to protect our homeland and friends abroad." https://www.facebook.com/lakeray/posts/10153897746987874 (www.facebook.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

Key

Candidate Answer

Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

Project Vote Smart's Research: Click on this icon to reveal more information about this candidate's position.

Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Project Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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