U.S. Senator
11-06-18 General Election
 

Trudy Austin (I)

 

Marsha Blackburn (R)

 

Phil Bredesen (D)

 

John "Jae" Carico (I)

 

Dean Hill (I)

 

Kevin Lee McCants (I)

 

Breton Phillips (I)

 

Kris Todd (I)

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Trudy Austin (I)
Marsha Blackburn (R)
Phil Bredesen (D)
John "Jae" Carico (I)
Dean Hill (I)
Kevin Lee McCants (I)
Breton Phillips (I)
Kris Todd (I)

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  Info from Other Sources
Executive actions as Governor from Vote Smart
  Stands on Issues

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   No Answer
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Strongly Disagree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Agree
Todd:   (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.

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   No Answer
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Strongly Disagree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Agree
Todd:   (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.

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   No Answer
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Neutral
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Neutral
Todd:   (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.

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Strongly Disagree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Agree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Neutral
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Disagree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Neutral
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Strongly Agree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Disagree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Strongly Disagree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Strongly Disagree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Agree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Disagree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Strongly Agree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Strongly Agree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Strongly Agree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Agree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Agree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Disagree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Neutral
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Strongly Disagree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Neutral
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Neutral
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Strongly Disagree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Neutral
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Neutral
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Strongly Agree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Agree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Strongly Agree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Agree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Strongly Disagree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Strongly Disagree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Neutral
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Strongly Disagree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Strongly Agree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Strongly Agree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Neutral
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Strongly Agree
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Strongly Disagree
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Neutral
Todd:   (Did not answer)

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   2012 General Election, 2016 General Election
Todd:   (Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   When a person feels they need to terminate their pregnancy
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Forced pregnancy, potential risk of death to mother *following at least one week of CHOSEN therapist visits paid for by church’s or tax payers
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Stop bombing the Middle East for oil and opium causing blowback from parents with murdered kids apt for radicalization
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   No answer.
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   (Did not answer)
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Limit? They gave powers and rights through encouraging inspired Rights.
Todd:   (Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Liberation theology
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Christian - church of Christ
Todd:   (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?

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   No Answer
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   Conservative
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   I’m a liberterian socialist
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   No answer.
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   The same way most developed nations do
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   No answer.
Todd:   (Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   (Did not answer)
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   No answer.
Todd:   (Did not answer)

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   (Did not answer)
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   No answer.
Todd:   (Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   Worker ownership of the means of production
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   No answer.
Todd:   (Did not answer)

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   (Did not answer)
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   No answer.
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   7 years of community organizing
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   No answer.
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:   (Did not answer)
Blackburn:   (Did not answer)
Bredesen:   (Did not answer)
Carico:   (Did not answer)
Hill:   (Did not answer)
McCants:   (Did not answer)
Phillips:   breton.phillips@outlook.com
Todd:   (Did not answer)

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

Austin:  
Blackburn:  
Bredesen:  
Carico:  
Hill:  
McCants:  
Phillips:  
Todd:  
  Background
Trudy Austin (I)
Marsha Blackburn (R)
Phil Bredesen (D)
John "Jae" Carico (I)
Dean Hill (I)
Kevin Lee McCants (I)
Breton Phillips (I)
Kris Todd (I)

Education

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Education

  • Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, Cosumer Economics, 1973

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Education

  • Heritage Christian university
  • Chattanooga state

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Education

  • Goodpasture Christian School, Madison, Tennessee, High School Degree, 1999
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, Bachelor Degree, 2003
  • Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee, MBA in Accounting, 2010

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Vocational & Military Experience

  • Navy

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

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  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

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  • (None listed.)

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  • (None listed.)

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  • (None listed.)

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

  • Industrial workers of the world
  • One People’s project
  • Kids out of cages
  • IAGU/ IRPGF

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

  • (None listed.)

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  • (None listed.)

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

  • church of Christ, Member
  • Psi Upsilon Fraternity, Brother

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

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

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Political Offices Held

  • Tennessee State Senate, 1998-2002
  • U.S. House of Representatives- TN-7, 2002-present

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