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

What is the Political Courage Test?

This candidate has demonstrated 0% courage during the test.

*Note: This percentage is calculated based on the number of issue areas addressed by the candidate on the Political Courage Test at the conclusion of the testing period. It does not indicate support or lack of support by Project Vote Smart.

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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  • "We should respect a woman's choice about her own body and support funding for education, effective family planning and support services." (votesmart.org)

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  • "Congress needs to stand up for hard working people. Investment in long term unemployment benefits, increased access to health insurance and targeted tax policies to stimulate sustainable job creation, are all good investments that help the economy." (votesmart.org)

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  • "Federal spending can be an effective source of short term economic growth particularly for well chosen infrastructure investments, but there is no substitute for real private sector growth fueled by a healthy economy." (votesmart.org)

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  • "-Strong publicly funded schools are a cornerstone of America's greatness. We need to recommit to public education and wisely invest in our future.-We should be deeply skeptical of introducing a profit motive in education. Short term profit is often the enemy of wise long term investment." (votesmart.org)

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

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  • "We must respect science and begin to address climate change" (votesmart.org)

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  • "The individual right to bear arms is a central part of the American tradition. The right to own and use firearms should be protected while existing laws are effectively enforced. We need to continue the discussion of common sense ways to improve the safety of our communities while respecting the rights of citizens." (votesmart.org)

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  • "The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") is flawed, but important legislation that provides a great deal of improvement..." (votesmart.org)

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

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  • "The state should stay out of the bedroom, and support all families." (votesmart.org)

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  • "We must be vigilant in protecting civil liberties. Left unchecked, well intended efforts to protect Americans from external harm can erode the basic privacy rights that are central to American freedom." (votesmart.org)

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  • "Americans must acknowledge and honor its obligation to the senior citizens and veterans who worked, fought and sacrificed to make our society stronger." (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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