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Elisabeth Jensen's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Elisabeth Jensen has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Elisabeth Jensen is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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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.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Women have the right to make their own health decisions, and not be discriminated against because of their sex. One of the benefits of health care reform is that being a woman is no longer considered a pre-existing condition. Women are now covered for basic health needs -- including preventative care, contraceptive services, and maternity care.The ability to make their own health care decisions also extends to choice. It must remain women's right to make decisions that impact their body. It is societies responsibility to create situations in which abortions are legal, safe, but rare." (votesmart.org)
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

  • "Elisabeth Jensen is committed to making sure every hard-earned tax dollar is accounted for and spentwisely and she will fight against irresponsible tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans who need them the least." (b.3cdn.net)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "There are two major challenges in the current job market. The first is that as a society we aren't investing in the kind of infrastructure projects that are needed not only in Kentucky, but throughout the country. From bridges and road projects, to updating our energy grid, to investing in research and development, our economy depends on our investing in the basic infrastructure that makes it go. Secondly, we need to get our workforce prepared for the jobs that are available. As we continue to shift from a manufacturing economy to one focused on service and technology, we need to prepare our workers for these kinds of jobs." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred 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

  • "This is why cuts in education are so often misguided because the first cuts usually fall on teacher training and educational materials. This is why we need to invest in improving our schools infrastructure, especially right now when interest rates are low and people need jobs. Investing in educational infrastructure helps create jobs today, and helps prepare our students for the good jobs of tomorrow.This is why we must support early education programs like Head Start and Early Head Start and expand them to more parts of Kentucky because they are proven to give students a better chance at educational achievement throughout their path through school. I think most people would agree our tax dollars are much better spent on a path of success rather than a path of needing other government services down the road." (www.elisabethforkentucky.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "It is also well past time to come up with additional solutions for creating more low-cost energy, and creating jobs in Eastern Kentucky. The recent SOAR (Supporting Our Appalachian Region) conference hosted by Representative Hal Rogers and Gov. Steve Beshear in Pikeville was exactly the kind of conversation we need to be having -- investing in the infrastructure and future of the people and region." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Elisabeth issued a statement strongly opposing the overly tight regulations from the EPA on Kentucky energy generating utilities as soon as they were announced." (votesmart.org)
  • "Coal is a key component of the Kentucky economy -- providing high paying jobs for thousands of Kentuckians, and energy prices low to help us attract employers, and even more jobs. Coal must be part of an energy policy that utilizes all of the resources we have and invests in sustainable solutions.It is also well past time to come up with additional solutions for creating more low-cost energy, and creating jobs in Eastern Kentucky. The recent SOAR (Supporting Our Appalachian Region) conference hosted by Representative Hal Rogers and Gov. Steve Beshear in Pikeville was exactly the kind of conversation we need to be having -- investing in the infrastructure and future of the people and region" (votesmart.org)
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

  • "It didn't attract notice earlier this week, but a very pro-Obamacare Democrat, Elisabeth Jensen, won the primary to challenge GOP Rep. Andy Barr of Kentucky's 6th District. During the primary Jensen ran an ad attacking Barr and Mitch McConnell for wanting to repeal Kentucky Kynect, as opposed to the overall law" (votesmart.org)
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.
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "In a separate segment of the interview Elisabeth Jensen says that the United States needs to “make sure we are prepared” to protect American interests at home and abroad as Islamic militants have threatened to carry out an attack on American soil.“The danger is very real. The actors there right now are very ruthless and I think if we don’t go to them they are going to come to us,” Jensen said Wednesday morning." (www.elisabethforkentucky.com)
No Inferred 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

  • "Social Security is an American success story that safeguards Americans' economic security and independence when they get older or become disabled. Americans have worked hard their whole lives to earn their guaranteed Social Security benefits. It would be a breach of trust to penalize American seniors who have been paying into Social Security all their lives. Social Security faces a long-term challenge, not a short-term crisis, and Democrats and Republicans in Washington must sit down together to address the challenge so we keep our commitment to seniors, survivors, and people with disabilities." (votesmart.org)

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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.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

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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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