BallotThe Center for Arizona Policy has its AZ Voter Guide for the 2014 Primary online. Here is its Federal Survey for congressional candidates.

In reviewing CAP’s AZ Voter Guide for Martha McSally, I immediately noticed that her responses in the CAP AZ Voter Guide do not link to a Federal Survey completed by her in 2014. I understand that this is a bad thing to do among the Christian Right voters who subscribe to the CAP.

The CAP disclaimer for responses apparently applies:

Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) does not speak for any candidate who has not answered the Voter Guide survey. However, in some cases, information relating to a candidate’s position on an issue is publicly available. This information may include a candidate’s voting records, public statements, campaign materials, or other credible sources. Based on this publicly available information, some candidate position statements have been determined after extensive research and are represented with “S†” (Supports based on citations) or “O†” (Opposes based on citations), followed by a link to the source of the public statement. If it is unclear or unknown where a candidate stands on a given issue, the answer has been intentionally left blank.

Survey Questions

1. Repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Supports. Citation to her 2012 CAP Candidate Questionnaire.

2. Providing federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide abortions.

Opposes. Citation to her 2012 CAP Candidate Questionnaire.

3. Arizona’s voter-approved constitutional definition of marriage should be defended to the fullest extent legally possible.

No Response

4. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.

Opposes. Citation to The Arizona Republic (2/25/2014): “I am a strong supporter of religious liberty, but I share the concerns of many Arizonans on both sides of the aisle in opposing SB 1062. Having fought discriminatory policies first-hand my entire life, I can simply not support a measure that would open the door for potential discrimination in our state. I join the growing number of voices urging Governor Brewer to veto this measure so that all Americans will know that Arizona is a state that stands for equality, liberty and freedom for all.”

5. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year.

Supports. Citation to The Arizona Republic 2014 Voters Guide. “I do support a Balanced Budget Amendment, but not just for the sake of balancing the budget. Reining in our spending and balancing our budget will provide economic certainty and will result in economic growth and job creation as well. It will put us on a sustainable path so our children and grandchildren are not burdened with an unsustainable debt, which is now over $17 trillion and growing. As families and individuals, we are expected to spend within our means, and we shouldn’t expect any less from our government. In order to balance the budget, we must support pro-growth economic policies that grow our economy and therefore bring in more revenue while going line by line through the budget to cut out waste, fraud, and redundancy.”

6. Raising the federal minimum wage.

No Response

7. Prohibiting abortion except where it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.

No Response

8. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in anti-discrimination law. [ENDA]

Opposes. Citation to her 2012 CAP Candidate Questionnaire.

9. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or educational savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy.

Supports. Citation to her 2012 CAP Candidate Questionnaire.

10. Legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

No Response

11. Building the Keystone Pipeline.

Supports. Citation to the Tucson Sentinel (4/13/2012): McSally again called for the resurrection of the Keystone XL pipeline as a means of lowering fuel prices. “We need to be able to drill oil where it’s available, because we’re going to be on fossil fuels for a long time,” she said.

12. Using human embryonic stem cells for research purposes.

Opposes. Citation to her 2012 CAP Candidate Questionnaire.

13. Congress should consider the selective removal of the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts when they fail to observe the separation of powers.

No Response

14. Changes to the World Wide Web that would make pornography available online only as an “opt-in” service.

No Response

15. Amending the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to place further restrictions on the establishment and expansion of gambling by Indian tribes in the United States.

Opposes. Citation to her 2012 CAP Candidate Questionnaire.


If you are interested in the responses of other candidates to the CAP candidate questionnaire, here are the links: