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Aelea Christofferson's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Aelea Christofferson has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Aelea Christofferson 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.

Unknown Position Unknown Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? 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 Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Aelea believes we should not increase taxes on small businesses or on middle class families, both of whom are struggling right now." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? 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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? 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

  • "Aelea is a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act and served on the state board that has helped over 300,000 Oregonians gain access to quality health care, including those with pre-existing conditions. Insurance protections -- like ending lifetime limits on coverage and discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions -- are improving care for millions more.She also asked the tough questions about the Cover Oregon website, working to hold the program accountable for the technical problems and expenses.Ultimately, the Affordable Care Act goes a long way toward making health care more affordable and accessible. In Congress, Aelea will work to improve health care reform so that families who need care, get care." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred 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

  • "Aelea supports legal status for those who are employed, who have not committed felonies, and who are willing to pay a fine and back taxes. She also supports the DREAM Act. Aelea believes we must provide a path to citizenship for those young people who were brought here as children and who would like to access higher education or to serve our nation in the military." (votesmart.org)
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.
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

  • "She will ensure that Social Security is there for seniors today, seniors tomorrow and seniors a generation from now. Aelea doesn't support benefit cuts given that more and more retirees rely on Social Security as their sole or main source of income. Raising Social Security taxes on struggling young people who are trying to make ends meet isn't a good plan either.Privatization is also a poor option. When Wall Street had the chance to gamble with people's retirement savings, they failed and Aelea won't give them the chance to do that with Social Security." (votesmart.org)

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.

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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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