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David Peterson's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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David Peterson has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. David Peterson 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, 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-choice Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

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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, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

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  • “Fund Rehabilitation & Mental Health Services ~ reducing futile/costly Incarceration” http://www.davidpetersonforcongress.com/platform.php (www.davidpetersonforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, 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, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

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Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

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  • “Cut the Red-Tape slowing Green Energy Transition” http://www.davidpetersonforcongress.com/platform.php (www.davidpetersonforcongress.com)
  • “Solar is Illegal beyond 'Personal Use' I wish every congressional candidates vowed to change the law. I am the only one!” https://www.facebook.com/DavidPetersonforCongress (www.facebook.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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Unknown Position Unknown Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, 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 ("Obamacare")? View Citations

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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, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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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, 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

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  • “Save Social Security, Save Medicare from Republican Pilfering & Pocketizing.” http://www.davidpetersonforcongress.com/platform.php (www.davidpetersonforcongress.com)

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 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.

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. Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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