U.S. Rep., Dist. 23
11-06-18 General Election
 

Tim Canova (NPA)

 

Don Endriss (NPA)

 

Joseph (Joe) Kaufman (R)

 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)

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Tim Canova (NPA)
Don Endriss (NPA)
Joseph (Joe) Kaufman (R)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)

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  Endorsements
0 Conserv.    1 Liberal    0 Other

Endorsements Reported to iVoterGuide by Candidate

  • The Miami Times
  • Movement for a People's Party
  • Our Revolution, Broward chapter
  • Our Revolution, Labor Community Alliance
  • Public Arts Commission
0 Conserv.    0 Liberal    0 Other

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  • General Paul Vallely
  • John Bolton
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Mark Levin
0 Conserv.    8 Liberal    0 Other

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  Info from Other Sources
  Stands on Issues

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Canova:   No Answer
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Canova:   Neutral
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Canova:   Strongly Agree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Canova:   Strongly Disagree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Canova:   Strongly Agree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Disagree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Canova:   Strongly Agree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Disagree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Canova:   Strongly Agree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Canova:   Strongly Agree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Disagree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Canova:   Strongly Agree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Canova:   Strongly Agree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Disagree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Canova:   No Answer
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Canova:   Strongly Agree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Canova:   Disagree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Canova:   Strongly Disagree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Disagree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Canova:   Strongly Disagree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Canova:   No Answer
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Disagree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Canova:   Agree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Disagree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Canova:   Strongly Disagree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Disagree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

Canova:   Disagree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Canova:   Strongly Agree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Disagree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Canova:   Strongly Agree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Canova:   Agree
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Strongly Agree
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Canova:   2010 General Election, 2010 Democratic Primary, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election, 2016 Democratic Primary
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Canova:   I support the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that permits abortion in the 1st trimester and provides for greater restrictions in the 3rd trimester, when the Court says the fetus is viable. To outlaw abortion in the 1st trimester will lead to back alley abortions. We need to reduce the abortion rate. Other countries, like Sweden, have much lower unwanted and teenage pregnancy rates, because of education and access to birth control. Planned Parenthood should receive federal funding for women's health services and birth control, not for abortion services.
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   If the life of the mother is at risk.
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Canova:   The U.S. should cut off foreign aide to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan if those two countries continue to export radical Islamic terrorism. We should stop overthrowing secular dictatorships in the Middle East. Saddam Hussein was a dictator, but he was not responsible for the September 11th terrorist attacks. Each time the U.S. has overthrown a secular regime in the Middle East (Iran in 1953, and Iraq and Libya in more recent years), it has led to the rise of far more radical Islamic movements and regimes in those countries. The U.S. should also convert quickly from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources like solar and wind. The sooner the world breaks its dependence on Middle East oil and gas, the sooner those radial Islamic regimes will collapse.
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Add the Muslim Brotherhood to the US State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO). Support Pro-USA Iranians in their quest to remove the Ayatollah and Mullah regime of Iran. Shut down fifth-column Islamist groups, such as CAIR and ISNA. Pressure Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera and stop supporting Hamas and Hezbollah. Stop tying Israel's hands behind her back, when she needs to defend herself.
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Canova:   The separation of powers was a response to the way power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It's dangerous to put all legislative, executive and judicial powers in the same hands.
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   The recognition by a righteous few that our freedom and our rights were granted to us not by man, but by the Creator, and that government was established specifically to preserve these rights.
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Canova:   I was raised Roman Catholic and confirmed my faith. Jesus Christ is a great prophet for peace and nonviolence, forgiveness, mercy and compassion. I believe that spirit of Jesus is alive within us all. I try to live my life in harmony with His teachings. I have read and studied about other major religions, each with prophets for peace. Jesus taught love for all of humanity. I value this in my political commitments, such as my support for healthcare for all, jobs and economic opportunity for all, basic dignity and respect for all beings.
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   My family and I are Bible-believing and observant Jews.
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Canova:   Moderate
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Very Conservative
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Canova:   I support conserving our natural environment and conserving our moral and ethical values and what's most enlightened in our political culture. I oppose the enormous federal government subsidies for huge corporate interests. As a legal scholar, I have published critiques of the Federal Reserve's multi-trillion dollar subsidies for the same Wall Street banks and hedge funds that brought us the 2008 financial collapse. Those are moderate positions. I also support progressive programs to put people back to work, modeled on Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and the G.I. Bill of Rights that provide jobs, income, health care, housing, pensions, education as public goods.
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   I invite all to read my extensive issues page, at https://joekaufman.rocks/issues
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Canova:   I support Medicare for All, single payer universal coverage health care that's affordable and accessible to all Americans. Health care should be a human right. That's what Franklin Roosevelt called for in his proposed Economic Bill of Rights. Most other advanced industrialized countries provide universal health coverage for their citizens. If we do so here in the United States, there will be a much higher demand for medical services. That means the federal government should be investing in training more doctors and nurses and building more hospitals and health care facilities to meet that increased demand without raising prices.
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   I support competition across state lines for health insurance companies to break up the state-run oligopolies and to raise the quality and bring down the cost of health care. To address pre-existing conditions, I support risk pools, much like those utilized by auto insurance companies, to mitigate cost across the board. I support tort reform. I support menu pricing for doctor's offices and hospitals, so that we have a general idea of the bill before we receive the surprise in the mail.
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Canova:   The government should play a central role in economic development. That's what the New Deal was all about, rebuilding the country's infrastructure helped attract private economic activity, especially among small family-owned businesses. Main Street capitalism. We should be investing in transit infrastructure, water and sewage works, public schools, and health care. When we put the public sector on austerity, this leads to privatizations, declining services and higher costs for consumers. There needs to be a healthy balance between public and private sectors. We need a national infrastructure bank, modeled on the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, created during the Great Depression, that rebuilt so much of the U.S. economy from 1928-1957. Every other advanced country has a national infrastructure bank, including China, Japan, and Germany. We should be investing in border security and also in helping our neighbors through trade and foreign aid, like the Marshall Plan did in the past.
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   The government should lower taxes and reduce regulations to allow business to thrive in America and to invite corporations that moved overseas to repatriate funds and bring back operations and jobs to our nation.
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Canova:   We need new tax brackets at the top. There's no reason that someone making $500,000 a year is in the same tax bracket as someone making $100 million or $1 billion a year. We also need a financial transactions tax, otherwise known as a "Robin Hood Tax", to raise revenue and deter financial speculation. We should reduce income taxes on middle and lower income families, and we should reduce taxes on small family-owned businesses.
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Eliminate the bloated IRS bureaucracy, get rid of the tens of thousands of pages, and create a simple Flat Tax.
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Canova:   Public jobs programs. We could have a national service program to enlist people of all ages to work in a Civilian Conservation Corps, like the CCC of the 1930s, cutting fire lines, clearing underbrush, and putting out small forest fires before they get big. That's only one example. If the Federal Reserve can serve as the lender of last resort for Wall Street banks, the federal government should serve as employer of last resort for Main Street. After three years of national service, citizens should be eligible for tuition free higher education and vocational training, low interest mortgage loans, low interest business loans, just like the G.I. Bill of Rights did for my dad and others in the Greatest Generation.
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Reduce regulations and lower taxes on both small companies and large corporations, so that they can hire more workers. Partner businesses with schools to bring vocational training back to America, so that our children grow up with job skills and a genuine work ethic, instead of sitting at home collecting welfare checks.
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Canova:   We should life the cap on the Social Security tax. Higher income folks should pay the Social Security tax on their entire income. A genuine full employment policy would put millions of people back to work, thereby putting taxpaying resources back to work. We should be able to raise Social Security benefits, not cut them.
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Get rid of waste and fraud and stop raiding Social Security's coffers to pay for other things. Social Security is not an entitlement; it is a contract that America has with seniors, and it needs to be honored as such.
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Canova:   I earned a bachelor's degree in Government, Economics, and History from Franklin & Marshall College, a Juris Doctor law degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center. I practiced law for several years in New York City, served as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill to the late U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas, and I've been a law professor for twenty years, and I'm presently a Professor of Law & Public Finance at the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in Ft. Lauderdale.
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   Because of my background in national security and counter-terrorism, it is of the utmost importance that I serve in Congress. I have assisted the FBI, Homeland Security and the Department of Defense in a number of terrorism cases. My work has led to the shut down of terrorist charities and the imprisonment of terror-related individuals. I am currently working with the Secret Service and the Joint Terrorism Task Force in a case I initiated against an al-Qaeda-related US operative from the Muslim Brotherhood, who has been sentenced to death in Egypt for murder and who has been making death threats against President Trump and threats against the President's daughter, Ivanka. I will not stop until this animal is brought to justice.
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Canova:   tim@timcanova.com and (305) 213-3165
Endriss:   (Did not answer)
Kaufman:   joe@joekaufman.rocks 954-641-3449
Wasserman Schultz:   (Did not answer)

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Canova:  
Endriss:  
Kaufman:  
Wasserman Schultz:  
  Background
Tim Canova (NPA)
Don Endriss (NPA)
Joseph (Joe) Kaufman (R)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)

Education

  • Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, A.B., 1982
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., J.D., 1988

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Education

  • Univ of Maryland, College Park, BA, 1993

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  • (None listed.)

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  • Progress For All, Founder and Chair
  • Citizens Trade Campaign, Volunteer
  • Association of American Law Schools, Member
  • Florida Bar, Affiliate Member

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  • (None listed.)

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • America First Alliance, Chairman
  • Broward Special Olympics, Newsletter Editor

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  • (None listed.)

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Other Political Offices Sought

  • U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 23rd CD, 2016

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • Florida State House, 1998, 2000

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  • (None listed.)