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McSally on Education

EDUCATION Jun 5, 2017 It can be a little difficult to pin down where Martha McSally stands on education. In general, her public statements reflect a desire to reduce the federal footprint and increase local control.  The amount of involvement (and in particular, funding) that she’d be willing to accept from the federal government seems …

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McSally on Legal Abortion

Jun 3, 2017 It has sometimes been difficult for the press to pin Martha McSally down on her views on legal abortion.   During her 2012 campaign, Martha McSally’s web site stated plainly, “I believe in the sanctity of every human life.”[1] In February of that year, she dodged when the Tucson Weekly asked whether …

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McSally on Trump

Jun 3, 2017 Martha McSally played it safe in her 2016 campaign, refusing to endorse or disavow Donald Trump.  She would only say that she “might” vote for him, insisting it was a private decision between “me, God and the ballot box.” She told local press she “hadn’t been paying that much attention” to Trump’s …

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McSally on Healthcare

McSally voted for Trumpcare Jun 2, 2017 Martha McSally votes 100% in line with Donald Trump’s positions. That includes her May 4th vote to pass the Republican health care bill. [1] She was apparently eager to do so. At the GOP “pep rally” prior to the vote, she stood up and blurted out, “Let’s get …

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McSally on Planned Parenthood

Jun 1, 2017 Martha McSally’s longtime opposition to federal funding for Planned Parenthood is out of step with her district.   Recent polling showed that 54% of her constituents would be more likely to oppose her if she voted to defund Planned Parenthood.[1] This is unsurprising, as Planned Parenthood has a 60% favorability rating in …

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McSally and Commerce with Mexico

COMMERCE WITH MEXICO  *from Feb 23, 2017 town hall event*    CD2 takes in a $1 billion in revenue from Mexican tourism. This is a bipartisan issue. Rep. McSally has said, “The number one priority I hear about from Southern Arizonans is creating more economic opportunity for our region.” She’s given speeches to to the …

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DACA Dreamers (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

McSally on DACA Dreamers

DACA / “DREAMERS” *from Feb 23, 2017 town hall event* According to the Pew Research Center, there were 27,000 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) applications approved in Arizona. There may be several thousand more young people eligible. The Migration Policy Institute estimates that there are 97,000 people in Arizona who would have qualified for …

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McSally on Prejudice

*from Feb 23, 2017 town hall event*    PREJUDICE / HATE SPEECH First, an ethnic breakdown of CD2: It’s 64% white, 28% Hispanic, and about 4% black, 3% Asian and 1% Native American. * A religious breakdown of Arizona (Pew Survey, 2015): 27% none, 26% Evangelical, 21% Catholic, 13% Protestant, 5% Mormon, 6% non~Christian faith …

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McSally on Science

  SCIENCE / THE ENVIRONMENT *Votes on science as reported on Feb 23, 2017 town hall event* The U of A’s $600 million in research and development expenditures place it in the top 5% of American universities. The U of A is Tucson’s largest employer.   If you Google “science” and Martha McSally, you will …

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