Candidate Profile
Theodore "Ted" Yoho

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Theodore "Ted" Yoho
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
Yes
Links
   

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  93%
FRC Action, 2015:  92%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  80%, 85%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  80%, 80%
Club for Growth, 2015:  95%, 80%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  86%, 79%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 77%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  74%

88%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  10%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  4%, 5%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2015:  3%, 2%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  0%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

6%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

5
Freedom Works, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Second Revolution, National Rifle Association, Tea Party Express, U.S. Senator Rand Paul

Reported by Candidate

1
Freedom Works American Conservative Union Congressman Justin Amash Senator Rand Paul Several local officials

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
15
Bruce Poliquin, Chuck Clemons, Curt Clawson, David Jolly, Jeff Duncan, Justin Amash and 9 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
44
60 Plus Association, Acton PAC, American Conservative Union, American Principles, Associated Builders and Contractors, Buckeye Liberty PAC and 38 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Airline Pilots Association, International Association of Firefighters, Marijuana Policy Project

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

NRA Rating: A (http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2014/florida.aspx)

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

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 are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

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

Disagree

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

Agree

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

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

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

Agree

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

Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

The imperfect nature of man is why the Founders were very careful in making sure there was a set of checks and balances within our government's framework. This limit of power is needed, as is evidenced today. The system only works when each branch operates within their scope. Thankfully, the other branches have the authority to rein in overreach when it occurs.

16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

1. Jobs and the Economy: Right now, we are approaching $18 trillion in national debt. What that comes out to is about $60,000 per man, woman and child in the United States. Because of government’s reckless spending, the government has taken the choice about what you do with your money away from you. For the first time since 1978 we've passed a budget and have gotten the Constitutional appropriations process back on track. This is important because it gives us the ability to make the necessary cuts and needed common sense reforms. Finally, we've passed over 40 jobs bills out of the House. 2. National Security: National security begins with a secure border. This stems from failed policy, a lack of enforcement of the laws already on the books, and the unwillingness to do what is best for America. 3. Lack of Accountability in Washington: Whether it's Benghazi or the IRS targeting conservatives or the NSA and the VA creating fake waiting lists, we need accountability in Washington.

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

In cases of rape or incest or when the life of the mother is threatened. However, this is a State's rights issue. The States should decide whether or not to allow this practice.

18. 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.

1. God 2.Constitution 3. Voters

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God, Country, and Family. I am a Christian, Conservative and believe that our rights come from a Creator - not from government.


Background

Education
  • Broward Community College, Deerfield, AA
  • Univeristy of Florida, Gainesville, DVM, 1983
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Member
  • Florida Veterinary Medical Association, Member
  • National Cattlemans Association, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Member
Offices
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Held 1.5
 

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