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Shirley McKellar's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
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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.

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

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

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  • 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

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  • Shirley McKellar. Issue Position: National Defense. 1 January 2012. "We must always remember that our government's primary responsibility is to protect and defend the American people and advance the interests of the United States." (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

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  • 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

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  • Shirley McKellar. Issue Position: Jobs and Economy. 1 February 2012. "The role of the government is not to create wealth, but to foster an environment where America's entrepreneurial spirit can thrive and achieve great things." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

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  • Shirley McKellar. Issue Position: Jobs and Economy. 1 February 2012. "The role of the government is not to create wealth, but to foster an environment where America's entrepreneurial spirit can thrive and achieve great things." (votesmart.org)
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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • Shirley McKellar. Issue Position: Health Care. 1 February 2012. "We have the greatest health care system in the world. However, we must reform our health care system to make it more affordable and provide individuals access to quality medical services, regardless of race, age or medical condition. And our Senior Citizens must have a great Quality of Life (QoL) in their retirement years." (votesmart.org)
  • Glenn Evans. Longview News-Journal. Ex-Army Nurse, Tyler Democrat Challenges Gohmert. 10 March 2012. "She added that her profession, fueled by a Ph.D in nursing and health care management, also gives her an insider's view of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, national health care reform. 'There's some things in there that really don't have anything to do with health care,' she said, noting that health care reform was to have put a lid on costs. 'It has not addressed that yet.' She's also not sold on the individual mandate forcing people to buy health insurance. 'I would not try to force anything onto you' she said." (www.news-journal.com)
  • Phillip Williams. Gladewater Mirror. 24 April 2012. "Concerning the health care law signed by President Barack Obama, McKellar said some things in it 'really don't have anything to do with health care,' which is probably why it is so 'pricey.' There 'are some things in the health care bill I would change,' she said, but did not elaborate." (www.news-journal.com)
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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

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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.

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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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