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Evelyn Madrid Erhard

Evelyn Erhard's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Evelyn Madrid Erhard
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Tom
Home City: Española, NM
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Evelyn Erhard refused to tell citizens where she 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.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Evelyn Erhard. Facebook: Timeline. 24 September 2012. "I stand for a woman's right to choose what is best for her health and well being! Period!" (www.facebook.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

  • Evelyn Erhard. Home. 23 February 2012. “When Madrid Erhard considers the critical jump-start that her parents received after the war, she sees a real need for Congress to refocus on the needs of the 99%. Creating jobs, strengthening public education, and making health care affordable are only some of the ways that she would work to extend the opportunity of a jump-start to working Americans and their families.” (www.evelynforcongress.com)
  • Evelyn Erhard. Home. 23 February 2012. "When Madrid Erhard considers the critical jump-start that her parents received after the war, she sees a real need for Congress to refocus on the needs of the 99%. Creating jobs, strengthening public education, and making health care affordable are only some of the ways that she would work to extend the opportunity of a jump-start to working Americans and their families." (www.evelynforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? 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 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

  • Fred Martino. KRWG: Newsmakers 401 Evelyn Madrid Erhard. 6 January 2012. “A lot of people like that the federal government has a role in the overall plan for education in the United States.” (youtu.be)
  • Evelyn Erhard. Video: KRWG: Newsmakers 401 Evelyn Madrid Erhard. 6 January 2012. "A lot of people like that the federal government has a role in the overall plan for education in the United States [¦] But going back to No Child Left Behind, people hate it [¦] people say, 'Why can't we say why can't we go back to the way it was?' when you started a semester, the beginning of the first year and you start to see where a student stands. And then you teach them a whole lot of other things other than taking a standardized test, and then you test them again at the end of the year." (youtu.be)
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

  • Evelyn Erhard. Evelyn Madrid Erhard Interview. 3 October 2012. "I am so grateful that we got the Affordable Care Act [¦] it's got those laws that are gonna protect us, and that's what we need." (vimeo.com)
  • Evelyn Erhard. KRWG: Newsmakers 401 Evelyn Madrid Erhard. 6 January 2012. "Affordable Care Act comes back again. People are so glad that it passed; because for one thing, it kept insurance companies from denying someone coverage if they had a preexisting condition, and that was a big win for everyday people, but people saw the need and would like to see us continue working on affordable care, and tweaking it, and making it better." (youtu.be)
  • Stephen Jones. Democracy for New Mexico: Democrat Evelyn Madrid Erhard Rallies Supporters in Quest for CD 2 Seat. 17 October 2011. "Erhard also promised to work hard to protect and strengthen the Affordable Care Act, and to support legislation that protects consumers against the abuses of the insurance industry." (www.democracyfornewmexico.com)
  • Fred Martino. KRWG: Newsmakers 401 Evelyn Madrid Erhard. 6 January 2012. “Affordable Care Act comes back again. People are so glad that it passed; because for one thing, it kept insurance companies from denying someone coverage if they had a preexisting condition, and that was a big win for everyday people, but people saw the need and would like to see us continue working on affordable care, and tweaking it, and making it better.” (youtu.be)
  • Stephen Jones. Democracy for New Mexico: Democrat Evelyn Madrid Erhard Rallies Supporters in Quest for CD 2 Seat. 17 October 2011. “Erhard also promised to work hard to protect and strengthen the Affordable Care Act, and to support legislation that protects consumers against the abuses of the insurance industry.” (Not a direct quote) (www.democracyfornewmexico.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

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.
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

  • Evelyn Erhard. Home. 21 February 2012. "She has the support of seniors and will fight to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid." (www.evelynforcongress.com)
  • Stephen Jones. Democracy for New Mexico: Democrat Evelyn Madrid Erhard Rallies Supporters in Quest for CD 2 Seat. 17 October 2011. "'Jobs are the number one issue,' she said, 'and we need to protect Social Security and Medicare. Pearce and the Republicans have signed on to the Ryan budget bill, so it's real important we elect someone with a priority to stand up for health care and to work for our seniors,' Erhard said." (www.democracyfornewmexico.com)
  • Evelyn Erhard. Home. 21 February 2012. “She has the support of seniors and will fight to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.” (www.evelynforcongress.com)
  • Stephen Jones. Democracy for New Mexico: Democrat Evelyn Madrid Erhard Rallies Supporters in Quest for CD 2 Seat. 17 October 2011. “'Jobs are the number one issue,' she said, 'and we need to protect Social Security and Medicare. Pearce and the Republicans have signed on to the Ryan budget bill, so it's real important we elect someone with a priority to stand up for health care and to work for our seniors,' Erhard said.” (www.democracyfornewmexico.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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