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Neal Dunn's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 2, Republican
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Neal Dunn has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads.

What is the Political Courage Test?

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 2016, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I am 100% pro-life and will fight for the rights of the unborn. We must stop taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
  • "Fighting for the Sanctity of Life." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
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

  • "We need to lower tax rates and reduce government regulations on these important job-creators to keep America competitive in a global market." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? 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 Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The backbone of our economy is built by small businesses. With small business comes jobs, and with jobs comes a stronger economy. As a small business owner, I know firsthand how difficult it is to wade through excessive government regulation." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
  • "More than ever, we need a Balanced Budget Amendment that will force Washington to tighten its belt and rein in wasteful spending. We can’t afford to pass trillions in debt to our children and grandchildren." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
  • "We need to lower tax rates and reduce government regulations on these important job-creators to keep America competitive in a global market." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We need to lower tax rates and reduce government regulations on these important job-creators to keep America competitive in a global market." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We need to stop the Federal Government takeover of our education system. Stopping common core is the first step, and eliminating the Department of Education should be an early goal." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
  • "Stop Common Core." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
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 Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? 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 Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We need to lower tax rates and reduce government regulations on these important job-creators to keep America competitive in a global market." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
  • "Glad to see @USSupremeCourt squash @POTUS Obama’s left wing enviro plan to raise electric rates for rural residents in N FL #CD2 #FlaPol" https://twitter.com/DunnCampaign/status/697413376171995136 (twitter.com)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The ‘Right to Bear Arms’ is one of the most fundamental and important rights in the Constitution and needs to be protected. As a lifetime member of the NRA and a Veteran, I cherish this right and will fight to protect and uphold the 2nd Amendment." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
  • "Protect 2nd the Amendment." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
  • Rated 86% by National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/166297/neal-dunn/37 (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "I am for the full and immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act. We need a free market health care system that gives consumers more choice and does not come between a patient and their doctor." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "For the last few decades, politicians have debated the problem of illegal immigrants, yet our borders remain vulnerable. We must immediately secure the border, enforce the laws we currently have, stop amnesty for illegals and outlaw sanctuary cities." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
  • "Stop Illegal Immigration." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
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 increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Terrorism must be confronted and defeated. We need to put a strategy in place to take the fight to them in the Middle East and re-double our efforts to secure our nation." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
  • "Fight Radical Islamic Terrorism." http://nealdunn.com/issues (nealdunn.com)
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

Vote Smart's Research

  • 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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