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Chad Lee

Chad Lee's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Chad Lee
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jennifer
Birth Place: Mount Horeb, WI
Home City: Mount Horeb, WI
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Chad Lee refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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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 2012, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jack Craver. Isthmus: GOP aims to put whammy on Tammy Baldwin. 9 September 2010. "And Lee has clearly formatted his message to accommodate the 2nd District's more liberal to moderate tendencies. For instance, the rookie candidate has stayed away from chest-thumping on social issues like abortion and gay marriage. "I believe these are questions the federal government has no business answering," Lee wrote in an email to Isthmus. He adds that he believes life begins at conception and that marriage should be between a man and a woman." (www.isthmus.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? 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 Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? 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 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 Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Chad Lee. Chad Lee Focuses on Job Creation at Home. 06 August 2012. "I remain committed to creating an economic environment that encourages the creation of American jobs to ease unemployment and strengthen the economy. I will fight for the repeal of burdensome Obama-Era regulations on American businesses, work towards a pro-growth tax code, and stand up to China on unfair trade practices. Voters in the second district want to send a message to Washington, and you can't send a message by giving Pelosi, Reid and Obama another rubber stamp in Congress." (chadleeforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Chad Lee. Chad Lee Focuses on Job Creation at Home. 06 August 2012. ""I remain committed to creating an economic environment that encourages the creation of American jobs to ease unemployment and strengthen the economy. I will fight for the repeal of burdensome Obama-Era regulations on American businesses, work towards a pro-growth tax code, and stand up to China on unfair trade practices. Voters in the second district want to send a message to Washington, and you can't send a message by giving Pelosi, Reid and Obama another rubber stamp in Congress." (chadleeforcongress.com)
  • Chad Lee. Twitter: ChadLeeCongress. 02 April 2012. "Yesterday Japan lowered its corp. tax rate, leaving the US with the highest rate among developed countries." (twitter.com)
  • Chad Lee. Chad Lee Supports Small Business Owners. 06 August 2012. "As a small business owner and entreprenuer, I know first hand the effort and sweat equity that goes into tranforming opportunity into success. As Congressman, I will fight for lower taxes and less burdensome regulations on small businesses to encourage investment and create jobs. (chadleeforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? 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 Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? 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 Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? 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 Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Chad Lee. Chad Lee Statement on Obamacare Ruling. 06 August 2012. "The bottom line is this “ I will vote to repeal the most repressive parts of Obamcare. It is bad for Wisconsin and bad for America. Our eventual opponent will vote to keep the mandates, taxes, and bureaucrats between Americans and their doctors." (chadleeforcongress.com)
  • Chad Lee. Chad Lee Supports Republican Leadership in Opposition to ObamaCare. 06 August 2012. "I fully support Governor Walker's decision to rein in government expansion and to not to implement the beginning stages of ObamaCare. I am confident in Governor Romney's commitment to repealing and replacing Obamacare on day one in office." (chadleeforcongress.com)
No Inferred 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

  • Chad Lee. Issue Position: Immigration. "In Congress, I will fight hard to restore proper control of our borders. I will similarly work to implement practical immigration reforms that provide a reasonable pathway for legal residence and citizenship for those who play by the rules." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Jack Craver. Isthmus: GOP aims to put whammy on Tammy Baldwin. 9 September 2010. "And Lee has clearly formatted his message to accommodate the 2nd District's more liberal to moderate tendencies. For instance, the rookie candidate has stayed away from chest-thumping on social issues like abortion and gay marriage. "I believe these are questions the federal government has no business answering," Lee wrote in an email to Isthmus. He adds that he believes life begins at conception and that marriage should be between a man and a woman." (www.isthmus.com)
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.
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

  • Christie Taylor. Dane 101: 2nd Congressional District Race Candidate: Chad Lee (Republican). 24 April 2012. "His thoughts on how, specifically, to create a workable budget, are that, first of all, there should be no new taxes. And without new taxes, he doesn't think social programs like Medicare can survive unless there's some reform. "People are living a lot longer. People are on Social Security a lot longer," he says. Later eligibility and, "possibly partial privatization," he says, are ideas he wants to explore. "Maybe people want to work, they want to be productive," he says. "A lot of young people are starting to plan for entitlements not to be there when they retire unless we do something about it." (dane101.com)

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

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