Candidate Profile
Jon Tester

Democrat, Montana

Biography

Name
Jon Tester
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2012:  35%
Club for Growth, 2015:  4%, 14%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  14%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  12%, 13%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  13%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  17%, 12%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  25%, 12%
Christian Coalition of America (CCA), 2014:  10%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2013-14:  7%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  12%, 7%
American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  0%
Center for Security Policy, 2011-12:  0%
FRC Action, 2015:  0%
National Right to Life, 2013:  0%

16%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  100%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  100%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  100%, 94%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  91%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  100%, 91%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2015:  84%, 86%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  85%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  80%

92%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

5
Montana Postal Workers Union, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC, Montana Conservation Voters, Alliance for Retired Americans, National Organization for Women

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Cloud Peak Energy Resources PAC, Jose Oliva

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
12
ActBlue, Council for a Livable World, Country Roads PAC, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Impact PAC, League Of Conservation Voters and 6 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
150
21st Century Democrats, A New Direction PAC, ActBlue, Airline Pilots Association, Amalgamated Transit Union, America Works PAC and 144 more

Summary

93%

LIBERAL

7%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and is the key to national prosperity.

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2. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

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

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

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5. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

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

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7. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

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8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

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9. U.S. disarmament entailed in President Obama’s defense budget cuts will endanger our national security.

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10. Pure democracy is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

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11. Who has the primary responsibility to be sure children are properly educated?

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12. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

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13. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

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

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15. Please list your educational, military and vocational history, and any church and civic leadership positions held, and political positions held or sought.

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16. What charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations have you been affiliated with as a member, contributor, or volunteer?

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17. Please list the six (6) most important endorsements (groups or individuals) of your current candidacy.

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