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Kristin Cabral's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Kristin Cabral 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

  • Kristen Cabral. Issues. 17 September 2012. "It is wrong that career politicians, like my opponent Wolf, have focused so much on intruding into the lives of Virginia's women and their families. I will oppose any attempt to completely ban abortion, unlike my opponent who has fought to outlaw abortion in all cases “ including rape, incest, and danger to the mother's life. Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare." (www.kristincabral.com)
  • Kristen Cabral. Loudoun Times: Obama classmate to challenge Wolf for 10th District. 27 April 2012. "We need to trust women. We're trusted to run households, we're trusted to raise the children, but we are not trusted with our own bodies? And to have government interfere in that manner is insulting and degrading." (www.loudountimes.com)
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

Vote Smart's Research

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

  • Kristen Cabral. Tax Cuts. 27 July 2012. "Some extreme Republican voices are saying that, unless millionaires and billionaires continue to get big tax giveaways, they will raise taxes on 98 percent of Americans. Join me in calling on Congressman Frank Wolf to protect middle-class tax cuts while letting the Bush tax breaks for millionaires expire We'll never get our deficit under control and rebuild our economy if we continue giving away trillions of dollars to the ultra-wealthy. Sign my petition today and tell Congressman Frank Wolf to protect middle-class tax cuts and let the giveaways to the ultra-wealthy finally expir" (www.kristincabral.com)
  • Kristen Cabral. Issues. 17 September 2012. "Millionaires should not pay a lower tax rate than those who make less." (www.kristincabral.com)
  • Kristen Cabral. Barack and M 18 July 2012. "President Obama and I agree that we've got a stalemate in Washington. We also both believe it's wrong to prioritize tax breaks for the super-rich ahead of funding education, basic infrastructure, and research critical to Virginia's booming tech corridor “ all things that help create jobs." (www.kristincabral.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Kristen Cabral. Barack and M 18 July 2012. "President Obama and I agree that we've got a stalemate in Washington. We also both believe it's wrong to prioritize tax breaks for the super-rich ahead of funding education, basic infrastructure, and research critical to Virginia's booming tech corridor “ all things that help create jobs." (www.kristincabral.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

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

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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