YDR's Congressional Candidate Suggestor

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It can be tough to keep track of everyone who wants to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Todd Platts, R-York County. Seven Republicans and two Democrats appear on the April 24 primary ballot, all seeking their party’s nomination to represent the newly designed 4th Congressional District. There’s also a Libertarian candidate who is working to get enough signatures to appear on the general election ballot in November.

We're here to help you figure out how your views mesh with each candidate — and how the many candidates differ. In the end, we'll reveal the candidate who appears to most closely align with your views.

Created by: ydr

  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. Term limits: Todd Platts frequently introduced legislation to make term limits mandatory. Those efforts failed. But Platts imposed those term limits on himself, announcing in January he would retire from Congress after his sixth term. You want a candidate who:
  2. Platts made a point of refusing money from political action committees -- organizations that spend money to elect or defeat candidates. They frequently represent businesses, industries, labor unions, trades or ideological interests. What best describes your feelings on this topic?
  3. Education: In 2001, Congress passed the federal No Child Left Behind Act, requiring that all students be at grade level in math or reading by 2014. You want a candidate who:
  4. Military experience: The United States has been involved in two major wars since 2001. You want a candidate who:
  5. Endorsements: You want a candidate who:
  6. Foreign aid: During the campaign, candidates have been asked if they believe U.S. foreign aid to other countries is justified. You want a candidate who:
  7. Health care reform: You want a candidate who:
  8. Tax cuts and deficit reduction: The 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts were extended in 2010. They are set to expire at the end of the year. You want a candidate who:
  9. Location: The newly designed 4th Congressional District includes parts of three counties and Harrisburg. You want a candidate who lives in:
  10. War in Afghanistan: You want a candidate who:
  11. Airline security: Should the federal government be handling airline security? You want a candidate who has said:
  12. Climate change: The scientific theory of man-made climate change — that the rising average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere is caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide and other air pollution. Is it true? You want a candidate who has said:
  13. Work experience: You want a candidate who currently:
  14. Major issues: You want a candidate who says the most pressing problem facing the country is:

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