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Duncan Hunter's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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Duncan Hunter has failed 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.

  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-Life" (
  • "Protect the sanctity of human life" (
  • In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? "No" (
  • "I support lowering taxes for individuals and businesses, and fundamentally restructuring the tax code to make it fairer and less complicated." (
  • "Maintain a strong national security policy that funds the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps at appropriate levels and doesn't cut defense spending during wartime for the first time in American history. President Obama's attempt to cut our military must be stopped. " (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Government does not have a revenue problem--it has a spending problem. Federal spending is out-of-control and must be reduced so the government can live within its means. The federal government is on an unsustainable path--currently spending about 25% of the gross-domestic-product (GDP), the highest since World War II. This number is projected to reach 40% over the next 30 years. All the while, we have accumulated a national debt that is projected to exceed $17 trillion by the end of the year. Without action, this debt will threaten the future prosperity of our nation." (
  • "I support lowering taxes for individuals and businesses, and fundamentally restructuring the tax code to make it fairer and less complicated." (
  • Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? "No" (
  • "As a member of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, I am committed to making the proper investment in education while moving forward with reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In doing so, it is imperative that the federal government works to provide flexibility, expand local control, allocate funding for what works, and increase options for students and parents." (
  • "The only way to free ourselves from terrorist despots who negotiate international policy using oil prices is to keep working on alternative energy while at the same time following an "all of the above" approach." (
  • Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? "Yes" (
  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? "No" (
  • Do you generally support gun-control legislation? "No" (
  • "The ability to purchase and possess firearms is a right protected by the Constitution--and is part of our country's history and tradition. The U.S. House of Representatives has considered and passed several important initiatives to preserve and strengthen Second Amendment rights. " (
  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? "Yes" (
  • "That's why I supported numerous measures to defund the law--over $52 billion in excessive federal spending, including the Repeal of Obamacare Act, a bipartisan bill that passed in the House on July 11, 2012." (
  • "That said, there are changes in our immigration policy that definitely need to be made and when policies are presented that start with building a border wall, then I am willing to work with any of my colleagues, including Democrats, to resolve the ongoing situation as soon as possible. It is my understanding that President Trump will be addressing the House GOP on this matter, I look forward to hearing more on what he has to say about the situation." (
  • "1. NO AMNESTY, drivers licenses, official IDs or non-court ordered government benefits for illegal aliens." (
  • Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? "Yes" (
  • Signed a letter stating: "None of the funds made available by this act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to any of the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, to prevent any of them from implementing their own laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of marijuana on non-Federal lands within their respective jurisdictions." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "No matter the outcome, the reality is that the fight for Mosul is just the start of what will be a long and arduous campaign to defeat the Islamic State through military means. The radical ideology motivating the Islamic State will persist, as it will throughout other parts of the Middle East, and the Islamic State fighters not killed in the coming and days and weeks will regroup and their presence in Iraq will continue. Though hopefully, not in Mosul." (

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