2010-2012 Political Courage Test, by Project Vote Smart
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from 2010-2012 Political Courage Test (number of quotes indicated):
- Cam Cavasso (2) Republican Challenger Hawaii
- John Lynch (3) New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013)
- Rick Scott (4) Florida Republican Governor
- Robert Sarvis (8) Virginia Libertarian nominee for Governor
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The "Political Courage Test", according to Project Vote-Smart, "measures each candidate’s willingness to provide citizens with their positions on key issues. Most candidates, fearing their opponents might use their positions in attack ads, refuse or only respond to a few questions that their consultants stamp as safe. Each candidate is repeatedly confronted with these issue questions by Vote Smart, national media and political leaders of both major parties."
This set of Political Courage Tests is by gubernatorial candidates and 3rd-party presidential candidates who filled in the questionnaire in 2010 or 2011, or in the run-up to the 2012 elections.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Robert Sarvis: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
Robert Sarvis: Early term abortions ok, but parental consent for minors.
John Lynch: Emergency contraception without a prescription.
Budget & Economy|
Rick Scott: 777 economic plan: 7 Steps to 700,000 Jobs in 7 Years.
Robert Sarvis: Supports gay marriage.
Robert Sarvis: Opposes affirmative action.
Robert Sarvis: Capital punishment should be legal but rare.
John Lynch: Maintain truth-in-sentencing law.
Cam Cavasso: Supports capital punishment for certain crimes.
John Lynch: Decriminalize marijuana once concerns are addressed.
Rick Scott: Drug courts & alternatives to incarceration.
Energy & Oil|
Robert Sarvis: Humans cause climate change, but don't regulate CO2.
Robert Sarvis: No open space funding, but environmental harm regulations ok.
Rick Scott: Base environmental policy on sound science, not politics.
Robert Sarvis: No limit on campaign contributions; limit government instead.
Rick Scott: Free speech includes financially supporting candidates.
Cam Cavasso: Remove all contribution limits on federal campaigns.
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- Cam Cavasso Republican Challenger Hawaii
- John Lynch New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013)
- Rick Scott Florida Republican Governor
- Robert Sarvis Virginia Libertarian nominee for Governor
The above quotations are from 2010-2012 Political Courage Test, by Project Vote Smart.
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