2018 North Carolina Congressional District #9 Candidate Guide

Dan McCready (D) vs Mark Harris (R)

State House | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

Dan McCready

Dan McCready

Democrat

Mark Harris

Mark Harris

Republican

The Issues

Campaign Finance

Require political ads to disclose largest funders? Stand on Citizens United decision, allowing unlimited political donations from corporations & unions?

Courts

Support choice of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court? (Before allegations)

Dan McCready (D)

No position found.

Mark Harris (R)

Yes. “Impeccable credentials & will be a great addition to the court.”

Education

Help parents to send children to private schools with public money?

Dan McCready (D)

Unclear. Supports the right to go to a “great public school.”

Mark Harris (R)

Yes. Supports school choice.

Elections

Support nonpartisan redistricting to address charges of partisan gerrymandering?

Gun Control

Support more restrictive gun control legislation? Restrict semi-automatic weapons?

Immigration

Support DACA, allowing “Dreamers” who arrived illegally as children, to achieve legal status?

Mark Harris (R)

No. Pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients rewards lawbreaking.

Minimum Wage

Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Dan McCready (D)

Probable yes. Talks of lifting wages, but reservations about $15/hour.

Mark Harris (R)

No. Opposes minimum wage increase.

Net Neutrality

Require congressional approval for military attacks on Iran?

Dan McCready (D)

No position found.

Renewable Energy

Support government subsidies for renewable energy?

Social Security

Support full or partial privatization of Social Security. How to address Social Security solvency?

Taxes

Support President Trump’s tax cuts?

Mark Harris (R)

Yes. Called the tax cuts “vital.” Said they made it possible for small businesses to hire new workers. General support for cutting personal & corporate taxes.

Voting Rules

Support stricter voting rules such as voter ID requirements, even if they prevent some people from voting?

Dan McCready (D)

No. Criticizes politicians who try to “disenfranchise African Americans & roll back voting rights.”

Mark Harris (R)

No position found.

Other senate candidates include Tom Bailey (L). Due to limited space, we can’t include candidates polling at less than 15%, but encourage you to check his website for more information.

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