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Chris Hayes 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 are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • Chris Hayes. Campaign for Liberty: 2012 Federal Candidate Survey. 9 October 2012. Responded "Yes" to the question: "Will you oppose all tax increases?" (www.facebook.com)
  • Chris Hayes. Campaign for Liberty: 2012 Federal Candidate Survey. 9 October 2012. Responded "Yes" to the question: "Will you support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution that includes hard spending limits and allows for no increase in taxes or other federal revenue enhancements?" (www.facebook.com)

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  • Chris Hayes. Campaign for Liberty: 2012 Federal Candidate Survey. 9 October 2012. Responded "Yes" to the question: "Will you support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution that includes hard spending limits and allows for no increase in taxes or other federal revenue enhancements?" (www.facebook.com)

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  • Chris Hayes. Campaign for Liberty: 2012 Federal Candidate Survey. 9 October 2012. Responded "Yes" to the question: "Will you oppose so called 'Cap and Trade' legislation? " (www.facebook.com)

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  • Chris Hayes. Campaign for Liberty: 2012 Federal Candidate Survey. 9 October 2012. Responded "Yes" to the question: "Will you vote to oppose any legislation that allows the federal government to prohibit the sale, use, or carrying of firearms? " (www.facebook.com)

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  • Chris Hayes. Association of Arkansas Counties Speech. 14 August 2012. "I believe the health care law should be abolished completely, as we are faced with much higher health insurance premiums, more new taxes, long waits to see doctors & more government bureaucrats involved in our lives than ever before. This 3000 page monstrosity will destroy what is left of our healthcare system." (votesmart.org)
  • Chris Hayes. Campaign for Liberty: 2012 Federal Candidate Survey. 9 October 2012. Responded "Yes" to the question: "Will you support legislation that will repeal Obamacare, including H.R. 1101, the End the Mandate Act? " (www.facebook.com)

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Candidate Answer Official Position

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Unknown Answer Unknown Position

Candidate refused to address this issue.

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