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Al McAffrey's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Al McAffrey 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.

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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 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

Vote Smart's Research

  • "As the father of three daughters, Al will work tirelessly for women’s rights. " http://www.almcaffrey.com/issues.html (www.almcaffrey.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

  • "He strongly opposes tax breaks for corporations that move jobs overseas and believes we should use those tax breaks for employers who expand here in Oklahoma." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/888533/issue-position-economy-and-jobs#.V21WY3UrIfI (votesmart.org)
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.
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Al will strengthen Oklahoma’s economy by bringing federal transportation dollars back to Oklahoma, rebuilding our crumbling road and bridges, and creating new better paying jobs." http://www.almcaffrey.com/issues.html (www.almcaffrey.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "As a successful small business owner, Al knows that small businesses are the backbone of the Oklahoma economy. That is why he supports tax incentives that would spur small business growth and economic development and put more Oklahomans back to work." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/888533/issue-position-economy-and-jobs#.V21WxnUrIfI (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Restoring local control. Control needs to be given back to local school boards." http://www.almcaffrey.com/issues.html (www.almcaffrey.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.B. 3399 "Repeals Common Core Standards" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/49059#.VyEiH3UrIfI (votesmart.org)
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.
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Oklahoma has an abundant supply of natural resources like wind, natural gas, and switchgrass. Al understands that with these natural resources Oklahoma could easily become a leader in the shift toward a new, clean energy economy." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/888543/issue-position-energy-and-the-environment#.VyEjuHUrIfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Al McAffrey believes that Oklahoma should become a leader in alternative energy. He believes we should shift tax incentives from the single-fuel economy that leaves us depended on foreign oil and toward the development of alternative fuels that can be produced right here in Oklahoma." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/888543/issue-position-energy-and-the-environment#.V21V8nUrIfI (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Al knows we should move forward with investments into renewable energy sources that can create thousands of jobs in Oklahoma while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and becoming a leader on addressing global climate change." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/888543/issue-position-energy-and-the-environment#.VyEkJ3UrIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? 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 Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "He has pledged to fight for affordable health care for all Oklahomans. Al believes that we need to bring everyone, including the business community, insurance companies, health care providers and patient advocates, to the table to find a common-sense solution to ensure that basic health care is affordable to every Oklahoma worker and their dependent children." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/888538/issue-position-health-care#.VyEimnUrIfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • 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

Vote Smart's Research

  • 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 increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? 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 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

  • "Al knows that Social Security is not an entitlement but something senior's have earned and he will protect Social Security […]" http://votesmart.org/public-statement/918219/issue-position-protecting-oklahoma-seniors#.VyEjJHUrIfI (votesmart.org)

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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