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Elbert Guillory's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of S.B.708 "Amends Abortion Requirements" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/40239 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Louisiana Right to Life Foundation http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/75837/elbert-guillory/2 (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] pounding the head of an unborn child is nothing short of first-degree murder, and should be treated like first-degree murder." http://www.voteelbert.com/baby-chop-shop/ (www.voteelbert.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

  • "we must find new revenue streams to pay off this debt." http://www.voteelbert.com/louisianas-800-pound-gorilla/ (www.voteelbert.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Voted in favor of H.B.149 "Amends Penalties for Marijuana Possesion" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/53780 (votesmart.org)
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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? 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 Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? 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 Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? 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 Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Rated 93% by the National Rifle Association http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/75837/elbert-guillory/37 (votesmart.org)
  • "Guillory is 100% pro-Life, a champion for the 2nd Amendment [...]" http://www.voteelbert.com/about/ (www.voteelbert.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.B.1272 "Authorizing Handguns in of Places of Worship" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/31954 (votesmart.org)
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.
Yes 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

  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of H.B.342 "Requires Certain Employers to Use E-Verify" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/36478 (votesmart.org)
  • "But these [immigrant children] didn't move into Mary Landrieu's neighborhood. They did not move into the gated communities of Mary's fancy donors. They moved into our neighborhoods. They brought their sick to our hospitals. They brought their gang violence to our streets." http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/11/elbert_guillory_barack_obama_v.html (www.nola.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "As the months go by and ISIS continues to gain territory, their supporters around the world are watching closely, and their faith in al-Baghdadi grows. Could he really be the next Caliph? Could he really defeat the West? And what does president Obama do to respond? Minor military action against him -- pinprick bombing, without the intent to destroy. Almost pretending to fight. Which all of a sudden makes Baghdadi seem capable of beating America. This is what inspires lone wolves to join the fight." http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/01/07/elbert_guillory_obama_pretending_to_fight_isis_makes_baghdadi_look_capable_of_beating_the_west.html (www.realclearpolitics.com)
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

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.

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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