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Robb Ryerse's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Robb Ryerse 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.

Unknown Position Unknown Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? 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 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

  • “Americans deserve free and fair elections: free from corporate and big donors and fair to all people without gerrymandered districts and restrictive voting laws.” https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1229725/issue-position-lets-end-corrupt-politics#.WqaEB2e3wfI (votesmart.org)
  • “I was on the phone today with 15 congressional candidates around the country who aren’t taking corporate money and are committed to putting people first. #reasonsforhope” https://www.facebook.com/robb2018/posts/1558031567599110 (www.facebook.com)
  • “We need comprehensive and clean campaign finance reform that returns power to where it belongs - with the American people.” https://twitter.com/robb2018/status/959925702400372736 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “I also support repairing our crumbling infrastructure.” https://robb2018.com/issues/ (robb2018.com)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “The biggest problem in our tax code is huge loopholes that allow big corporations to get away with paying virtually no taxes. The corporate tax burden shouldn't be shouldered by small business owners.” https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1229732/issue-position-lets-enact-meaningful-tax-reform#.WqaEYGe3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
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

  • “As our climate changes is in incumbent upon us to adapt appropriately. Investing in green technologies like wind and solar power means we can do what's good for both the environment and the economy.” https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1229735/issue-position-lets-invest-in-a-green-energy-economy#.WqaEjme3wfI (votesmart.org)
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

  • “It is beyond time to take the steps necessary to curb gun violence and school shootings. From common sense reforms that don’t infringe on Americans’ Second Amendment rights to investing in education and research, we need to have a concerted national effort to keep ourselves and children safe.” https://robb2018.com/issues/ (robb2018.com)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “I support #MedicareForAll. It just makes so much sense - morally and economically.” https://twitter.com/robb2018/status/955972231565316098 (twitter.com)
  • “I think the best way to do this is to implement a Medicare for All system.” https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1229727/issue-position-lets-fix-the-healthcare-mess#.WqaEJme3wfI (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “We must also make our border secure and make it easier for people to come to this country safely and legally.” https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1229739/issue-position-lets-create-a-welcoming-society#.WqaEsWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
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

  • “We need to fix our broken immigration system and provide new Americans with a swift path to citizenship without dividing families who are already living and working in our country.” https://votesmart.org/public-statement/1229739/issue-position-lets-create-a-welcoming-society#.WqaEsWe3wfI (votesmart.org)
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.

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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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