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Lawrence Maggi's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: Commissioner (Washington County, PA) - At-Large
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Lawrence Maggi refused to tell citizens where he 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-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Lawrence Maggi. Wash. Co. Commissioner to Challenge for Congressman Murphy's Seat. 24 January 2012. "Pro-life. I'm pro-gun. I actually own handguns as a State Trooper." (pittsburgh.cbslocal.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

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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 an income tax increase on any tax bracket? 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 Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Keegan Gibson. PoliticsPA: As GOP Battle Wages, Maggi Waits in the Wings. 4 April 2012. "We need to cut spending, there's no question. Congressman Murphy and I agree, we do have to cut spending. But I don't think we need to cut it on the backs of senior citizens." (www.larrymaggi2012.com)
  • Lawrence Maggi. Facebook: Wall. 30 May 2012. "Congress is not listening. We are tired of party politics and gridlock getting in the way of economic progress. Lets work together on what we can all agree on: Getting the economy back on track by cutting wasteful spending. There is a lot more consensus in this country than Congress says there is." (www.facebook.com)
  • Lawrence Maggi. Maggi Kicks Off Mt. Lebanon Campaign. 04 June 2012. "We know that we cannot sustain economic growth unless we get our spending under control"but we cannot cut investments that create jobs like training and education. Lets slash the waste like I have done in Washington County." (www.larrymaggi2012.com)
  • Lawrence Maggi. Congressman Murphy Would Make It Worse, Not Better. 5 June 2012. "To get out economy back on track, we need to slash wasteful spending"not double the cost of student loans. The Government Accountability Office has identified up to $200 billion in redundancies but Congress has not acted. Lets gut the waste and allow the private sector to thrive"like I have in Washington County." (www.larrymaggi2012.com)
  • Angela Vertucci. Politics PA: Dem Challengers Hit Incumbent Reps on Franking. 12 June 2012. "Washington is broken and Congressman Murphy is part of the problem. We must cut spending and Congress should start with itself." (www.politicspa.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? 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 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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Lawrence Maggi. Wash. Co. Commissioner to Challenge for Congressman Murphy's Seat. 24 January 2012. "Pro-life. I'm pro-gun. I actually own handguns as a State Trooper." (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Keegan Gibson. Politics PA: As GOP Battle Wages, Maggi Waits in the Wings. 4 April 2012. "It [ACA] has some good parts, and it has some parts that need changed. The individual mandate has obviously created a lot of problems. But I think pre-existing condition coverage is good, and people can stay on plans until age 26." (www.larrymaggi2012.com)
  • Lawrence Maggi. CBS Pittsburgh: Supreme Court Decision Pushes Obama's Affordable Care Act Back into Local Politics. 28 June 2012. "That health care has some real problems, but it's got some good stuff and we need to make it affordable and make it good for middle class people who are crying out for a good health care system." (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com)
  • Tim McNulty. Maggi to run for Murphy seat. 23 January 2012. "Maggi opposes President Obama's health care reform package, saying some kind of reform is needed but he does not think 'what was passed was a good piece of legislation.'" (earlyreturns.sites.post-gazette.com)
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.

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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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