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Kathy Manning's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Kathy Manning 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

  • "I'm excited that our campaign has been endorsed by @NARAL. With your support, I will be a proud champion for women and families as the first woman elected to Congress from North Carolina's 13th District! #NC13 #ncpol" https://twitter.com/KathyManningNC/status/969696674875691008 (twitter.com)
  • "I'm excited that our campaign has been endorsed by @NARAL. With your support, I will be a proud champion for women and families as the first woman elected to Congress from North Carolina's 13th District! #NC13 #ncpol" https://twitter.com/KathyManningNC/status/969696674875691008 (twitter.com)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Despite exhaustive research, 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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Corporations wield too much influence in our political system. These Washington special interests can spend huge sums of money propping up a candidate for elected office. This has a corrosive impact on our democracy." https://www.facebook.com/KathyManningNC/posts/1434951363283051 (www.facebook.com)
  • "Today, I took an important pledge. I am not taking corporate PAC money in this election. Corporations wield too much influence in politics and this has a corrosive impact on our democracy. I'm going to run a people-powered campaign for #NC13." https://twitter.com/KathyManningNC/status/968962269370634241 (twitter.com)
  • "Thrilled to have the endorsement of End Citizens United, a grassroots organization fighting to decrease the amount of money in politics. We're running a people-powered campaign for #NC13! #ncpol" https://twitter.com/KathyManningNC/status/969302057210478592 (twitter.com)
  • "Corporations wield too much influence in our political system. These Washington special interests can spend huge sums of money propping up a candidate for elected office. This has a corrosive impact on our democracy." https://www.facebook.com/KathyManningNC/posts/1434951363283051 (www.facebook.com)
  • "Thrilled to have the endorsement of End Citizens United, a grassroots organization fighting to decrease the amount of money in politics. We're running a people-powered campaign for #NC13! #ncpol" https://twitter.com/KathyManningNC/status/969302057210478592 (twitter.com)
  • "Today, I took an important pledge. I am not taking corporate PAC money in this election. Corporations wield too much influence in politics and this has a corrosive impact on our democracy. I'm going to run a people-powered campaign for #NC13." https://twitter.com/KathyManningNC/status/968962269370634241 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Kathy will fight for investment in our infrastructure to improve our transportation system, increase economic growth in our communities and improve the quality of life. And Kathy opposes the I-77 toll road scheme, which works for foreign interests but not for the people of North Carolina. " https://kathymanning2018.com/blog/issue/jobs-the-economy/ (kathymanning2018.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "As a new Member of Congress, she’ll ensure our taxpayer dollars go toward supporting jobs here at home, and close tax loopholes that reward corporations that ship jobs overseas. " https://kathymanning2018.com/blog/issue/jobs-the-economy/ (kathymanning2018.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Kathy will fight to ensure every child goes to a great public school regardless of their zip code." https://kathymanning2018.com/blog/issue/quality-education/ (kathymanning2018.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

  • " Kathy will work to ensure North Carolina continues its leadership in renewable energy technology and will help incentivize companies to shift toward more sustainable and cleaner power supplies." https://kathymanning2018.com/blog/issue/protecting-our-environment/ (kathymanning2018.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Kathy supports comprehensive background checks, closing loopholes for gun show sales, and keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists, domestic abusers, criminals, individuals with mental illness, and those who pose a danger to themselves or others." https://kathymanning2018.com/blog/issue/keeping-north-carolina-safe/ (kathymanning2018.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? 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 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

  • "Kathy believes we need commonsense immigration reform that will secure our borders, create a pathway for Dreamers, and strengthen North Carolina and our country’s economy." https://kathymanning2018.com/blog/issue/defending-our-values/ (kathymanning2018.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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