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The AmericansElect.org quiz outlines how elected officials and public figures address political topics, plus the relative importance they place on each key topic. The nine key topics are:

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Question 1 answer A on Economy:

When you think about the US budget deficit, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: Cutting existing programs
  • B: More spending cuts than tax increases (mix of both solutions)
  • C: More tax increases than spending cuts (mix of both solutions)
  • D: Raising Taxes
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 7 out of 8 statements:

Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: A on question 1
Disapprove of increasing the debt limit: B on question 1
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: A on question 1
YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: A on question 1
YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent: A on question 1
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: A on question 1
NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: A on question 1
NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: A on question 1
This question weighted at 15% importance.
(Relative importance: 8 out of 54 statements.)

Question 2 answer D on Energy:

When you think about America’s energy needs, which of the following solutions comes closest to your opinion?
  • A: Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar
  • B: More drilling than investment in renewables (mix of both solutions)
  • C: More investment in renewable than drilling (mix of both solutions)
  • D: Strong focus on offshore drilling and allowing drilling in federal lands including wildlife reserves
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 6 out of 7 statements:

Repeal weatherization assistance for low-income persons: D on question 2
No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases: B on question 2
Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants: D on question 2
NO on tax incentives for renewable energy: D on question 2
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: D on question 2
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: D on question 2
NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: D on question 2
This question weighted at 13% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 54 statements.)

Question 3 answer C on Healthcare:

When you think about healthcare reform in the United States, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The Government should be the sole provider of healthcare insurance
  • B: The Government should have a major role in providing healthcare insurance
  • C: The Government should have a limited role in providing healthcare insurance
  • D: Only private companies should provide healthcare insurance
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'C' from 4 out of 7 statements:

Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: D on question 3
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: C on question 3
NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: C on question 3
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: D on question 3
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: D on question 3
NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility: C on question 3
NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: C on question 3
This question weighted at 13% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 54 statements.)

Question 4 answer D on Immigration:

When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
  • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
  • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
  • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
  • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'D' from 5 out of 5 statements:

End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies: D on question 4
Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens: D on question 4
Declare English as the official language of the US: D on question 4
Declared English the official language of the US: D on question 4
YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: D on question 4
This question weighted at 9% importance.
(Relative importance: 5 out of 54 statements.)

Question 5 answer A on Foreign Policy:

When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
  • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
  • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
  • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 5 out of 7 statements:

Foreign aid often more harmful than helpful : A on question 5
No restrictions on import/export; but maintain sovereignty : A on question 5
Withdraw from UNESCO: A on question 5
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific: A on question 5
YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored: B on question 5
YES on authorizing military force in Iraq: A on question 5
YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: B on question 5
This question weighted at 13% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 54 statements.)

Question 6 answer A on Education:

When you think about education in the US, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
  • A: School curriculums should be set entirely at a local school board level
  • B: School curriculums should be set more by local school boards than at a national level
  • C: School curriculums should be set more by national standards than at a local level
  • D: School curriculums should be set entirely at a national standardized level
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 2 out of 3 statements:

Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: A on question 6
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: B on question 6
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: A on question 6
This question weighted at 6% importance.
(Relative importance: 3 out of 54 statements.)

Question 7 answer A on Social Issues:

When you think about the rights of same-sex couples, which of the following is closest to your personal opinion?
  • A: Same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry or form any kind of civil union
  • B: Same-sex couples should be allowed to form civil unions, but not to marry in the traditional sense
  • C: Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, with all the same rights as traditional marriages
  • D: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 5 out of 5 statements:

State definition of marriage supersedes federal gay marriage: A on question 7
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC: A on question 7
YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage: A on question 7
NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: A on question 7
NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: A on question 7
This question weighted at 9% importance.
(Relative importance: 5 out of 54 statements.)

Question 8 answer A on Environment:

Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
  • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
  • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
  • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
  • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
  • E: Unsure
Summary answer 'A' from 4 out of 7 statements:

Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: A on question 8
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: C on question 8
Stop considering manure as pollutant or hazardous: B on question 8
Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act: D on question 8
YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: A on question 8
NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences: A on question 8
NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: A on question 8
This question weighted at 13% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 54 statements.)

Question 9 answer A on Reform:

Which of the following comes closest to your personal opinion?
  • A: To make this country great, we should return to the examples and values of our forefathers
  • B: This country is already great, we shouldn't change a thing
  • C: To make this country great, we should keep building and adapting for the future
Summary answer 'A' from 3 out of 7 statements:

Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment: A on question 9
Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization: A on question 9
Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money: A on question 9
NO on withdrawing from the WTO: C on question 9
YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: B on question 9
YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops: B on question 9
YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent: B on question 9
This question weighted at 13% importance.
(Relative importance: 7 out of 54 statements.)

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TX Gubernatorial:
Annise Parker
David Dewhurst
Julian Castro
Mike Rawlings
Rick Perry
TX Senatorial:
Barbara Radnofsky
David Alameel
David Dewhurst
John Cornyn
Jon Roland
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Paul Sadler
Prof. Tom Davis
Rick Noriega
Ron Kirk
Scott Jameson
Steve Stockman
Ted Cruz

Left 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
AL-1: Jo Bonner(R,resigned)
FL-13:Bill Young(R,deceased)
FL-19:Trey Radel(R,arrested)
IL-2: Jesse L. Jackson(D,convicted)
LA-5: Rodney Alexander(R,resigned)
MA-5: Ed Markey(D,elected)
MO-8: Jo Ann Emerson(R,resigned)
NC-12:Mel Watt(D,appointed)
NJ-1: Rob Andrews(D,investigated)
SC-1: Tim Scott(R,appointed)

Newly-elected special elections 2013-2014:
AL-1: Bradley Byrne(R)
FL-13:David Jolly(R)
FL-19:Curt Clawson(R)
IL-2: Robin Kelly(D)
LA-5: Vance McAllister(R)
MA-5: Katherine Clark(D)
MO-8: Jason Smith(R)
NC-12: Pending Jul.15
NJ-1: Pending Nov.4
SC-1: Mark Sanford(R)
Won nomination against an incumbent:
TX-4: John Ratcliffe(R)
VA-7: Dave Brat(R)

Retiring to run for Senate in 2014:
AR-4: Tom Cotton(R)
CO-4: Cory Gardner(R)
GA-1: Jack Kingston(R)
GA-10:Paul Broun(R)
GA-11:Phil Gingrey(R)
HI-1: Colleen Hanabusa(D)
IA-1: Bruce Braley(D)
LA-6: Bill Cassidy(R)
MI-14:Gary Peters(D)
MT-0: Steve Daines(R)
OK-5: James Lankford(R)
TX-36:Steve Stockman(R)
WV-2: Shelley Moore Capito(R)

Former Reps running for House in 2014:
AL-5: Parker Griffith(R)
CA-3: Doug Ose(R)
GA-11:Bob Barr(R)
CA-31:Joe Baca(D)
IL-10:Bob Dold(R)
IL-17:Bobby Schilling(R)
MS-4: Gene Taylor(D)
MT-0: Denny Rehberg(R)
NH-1: Frank Guinta(R)
NY-11:Vito Fossella(R)
NY-18:Nan Hayworth(R)
OH-7: John Boccieri(D)
PA-13:Marjorie Margolies(D)
TX-23:Francisco Canseco(R)
Lost primary 2014:
TX-4: Ralph Hall(R)
VA-7: Eric Cantor(R)

Retiring to run for State Office in 2014:
AR-2: Tim Griffin(R)
CA-35:Gloria McLeod(D)
ME-2: Mike Michaud(D)
PA-13:Allyson Schwartz(D)
VI-0: Donna Christensen(D)

Retiring effective Jan. 2015:
AL-6: Spencer Bachus(R)
AZ-7: Ed Pastor(D)
CA-11:George Miller(D)
CA-25:Howard McKeon(R)
CA-31:Gary Miller(R)
CA-33:Henry Waxman(D)
CA-45:John Campbell(R)
IA-3: Tom Latham(R)
MI-4: Dave Camp(R)
MI-6: Tom Petri(R)
MI-12:John Dingell(D)
MN-6: Michele Bachmann(R)
NC-6: Howard Coble(R)
NC-7: Mike McIntyre(D)
NJ-3: Jon Runyan(R)
NJ-12:Rush Holt(D)
NY-4: Carolyn McCarthy(D)
NY-21:Bill Owens(D)
PA-6: Jim Gerlach(R)
UT-4: Jim Matheson(D)
VA-8: James Moran(D)
VA-10:Frank Wolf(R)
WA-4: Doc Hastings(R)
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To assess the Relative Importance of each answer, observe the citation counts in the left-hand column of the table above. The AmericansElect.org quiz relative importance are the citation counts expressed as pie-chart percentages.


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