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Daniel McCready's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Daniel McCready has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2018.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "It means defending a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions." http://www.danmccready.com/values/ (www.danmccready.com)
  • "It means defending a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions." http://www.danmccready.com/values/ (www.danmccready.com)
Yes 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

  • "The tax code is slanted toward the wealthiest Americans and the largest corporations and penalizes the middle class and small businesses. That needs to change. " https://www.facebook.com/notes/dan-mccready-for-congress/where-i-stand-tax-reform/644895022565023/ (www.facebook.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Dan will add his firsthand experiences as an Iraq veteran to push a real national security strategy that’s anchored by strong military might, economic power, and smart diplomacy to keep Americans safe." https://www.danmccready.com/values/ (www.danmccready.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We need new leaders who will vote for term limits, fair district lines, and to take money out of politics." http://www.danmccready.com/values/ (www.danmccready.com)
  • "We need new leaders who will vote for term limits, fair district lines, and to take money out of politics." http://www.danmccready.com/values/ (www.danmccready.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "With business-minded and forward-looking leadership in Washington, we can create so many more of these good-paying trade jobs in growing sectors like advanced manufacturing, clean energy, and smart infrastructure, where North Carolina already leads in the South." http://www.danmccready.com/values/ (www.danmccready.com)
  • "With business-minded and forward-looking leadership in Washington, we can create so many more of these good-paying trade jobs in growing sectors like advanced manufacturing, clean energy, and smart infrastructure, where North Carolina already leads in the South." http://www.danmccready.com/values/ (www.danmccready.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Let’s judge the state of our union by whether our children have access to quality education, regardless of where they live." https://twitter.com/McCreadyForNC/status/958522723604582406 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "With business-minded and forward-looking leadership in Washington, we can create so many more of these good-paying trade jobs in growing sectors like advanced manufacturing, clean energy, and smart infrastructure, where North Carolina already leads in the South." http://www.danmccready.com/values/ (www.danmccready.com)
  • "With business-minded and forward-looking leadership in Washington, we can create so many more of these good-paying trade jobs in growing sectors like advanced manufacturing, clean energy, and smart infrastructure, where North Carolina already leads in the South." http://www.danmccready.com/values/ (www.danmccready.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The Obamacare repeal failed because it would hurt 24 mm. Let's not forget, a withdrawal from Paris Agreement would hurt the children of 7 bn" https://twitter.com/McCreadyForNC/status/845654466976272384 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Dan will fight for common-sense and bipartisan gun violence prevention, comprehensive background checks, and closing the gun show and online loopholes that allow guns to fall into the hands of domestic terrorists, domestic abusers, and the mentally ill." https://www.danmccready.com/values/ (www.danmccready.com)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Pres. Trump: "just let Obamacare fail." Congress: just repeal it with no replacement. Is this a failure to lead, or leadership by failure?" https://twitter.com/McCreadyForNC/status/889958768909451264 (twitter.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No 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

  • "When politicians try to kick Dreamers out of the country who were brought here as children, or separate four-year-old children from their parents at the border, that’s un-American. Dan knows we need a comprehensive and bipartisan immigration reform that respects our laws and secures our border, but also upholds our values." https://www.danmccready.com/values/ (www.danmccready.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, 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 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. Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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