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Natalie Tennant's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: Secretary of State (WV), Democratic
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Natalie Tennant has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Natalie Tennant 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 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Endorsed by Emily's List -- http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/110922/natalie-tennant#.VBMKoKC0SXV (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred 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

  • "Congresswoman Capito proved she will stop at nothing to protect tax breaks for millionaires like herself when she voted four times to cheat West Virginia seniors out of the Medicare they've earned" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/891828 (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "As Secretary of State, I returned $3 million to the taxpayers in 2013 by tightening the budget and cutting wasteful spending. I will do the same with the federal budget." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/840020 (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Promoting student achievement through local control, so West Virginia teachers have the flexibility they need to teach individual students, not standardized tests" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/904571 (votesmart.org)
  • Tennant believes accountability is key to improving student achievement in West Virginia, and that local teachers, schools and communities know best what their students need. So, she will support efforts to ensure the State Department of Education, teachers and local districts have a voice in the process.Tennant will work to make sure Washington recognizes the unique challenges of rural schools and school districts when awarding competitive grants. http://votesmart.org/public-statement/900055 (votesmart.org)
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.
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I testified before the EPA hearings and issued a direct challenge to President Obama: don't attack us with regulations. Invest in West Virginia and we will deliver technology that can cut emissions without cutting jobs." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/916703 (votesmart.org)
  • "I will fight President Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and anyone else who tries to undermine West Virginia coal jobs. I strongly oppose President Obama's regulations on coal-fired power plants because they are based on technology that either does not exist, or is too expensive to implement without causing significant job losses or jeopardizing electricity reliability." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/904524/ (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "West Virginians believe in fairness. They believe that if you have a criminal background check at a gun store than it is only fair to have one at a gun show or for Internet sales. Our small businesses deserve that." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/840045/issue-position-second-amendment-rights#.VBMLK6C0SXU (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Changes must be made to the Affordable Care Act in order for the law to work for West Virginians." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/840034/issue-position-health-care#.VBMRmqC0SXU (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? 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 Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? 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 National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? 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 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

  • "Gutting Medicare and privatizing Social Security should never be on the table." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/920218 (votesmart.org)

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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