Candidate Profile
Paul Broun M.D.

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Paul Broun M.D.
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  88%, 98%
Club for Growth, 2014:  93%, 98%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2013-14:  97%
Heritage Action, 2013-14:  96%
FreedomWorks, 2014:  88%
Eagle Forum, 2013:  86%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  84%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  78%
American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  75%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2013-14:  75%
FRC Action, 2014:  75%
National Right to Life, 2013:  66%

86%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2014:  38%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  30%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2014:  20%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  15%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2014:  27%, 9%
Planned Parenthood, 2013:  9%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  25%, 8%

21%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

6
Citizens United Political Victory Fund, Combat Veterans For Congress, Eagle Forum PAC, Georgia Right to Life, Madison Project, Republican Liberty Caucus

Reported by Candidate

1
The Madison Project Georgia Right to Life Family PAC Federal Citizens United Ron Paul TeaParty.net

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
15
Allen West, Bobby Schilling, Club for Growth, David B. McKinley, David Rouzer, Freedom PAC and 9 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
64
13th Colony Leadership Committee, Acton PAC, American Conservative Union, American Success PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Better Leadership - Better America and 58 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
American Association for Justice, American Maritime Officers, Marijuana Policy Project, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

CONSERVATIVE

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree

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

As witnessed firsthand from the English Monarchy, our Founding Fathers recognized the danger of one person holding too much power, and so they established 3 different branches of government and a system of checks and balances to protect our nation from any potential abuse of power. This system was devised to prevent corruption within the government and to ensure our individual liberties and freedoms would not be lost.

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

As a family physician for four decades, I know firsthand that Obamacare fundamentally changes the American healthcare system as we know it. As Georgia’s next U.S. Senator, I will strongly advocate repealing Obamacare in full and replacing it with patient-centered, market-based solutions, such as my Patient OPTION Act. Jumpstarting our economy and providing relief to small businesses nationwide is also a tremendous priority for me. I’ve presented a solution before Congress (the JOBS Act) that would permanently eliminate all corporate income taxes, capital gains taxes, and the estate tax. Doing so would reduce the tax burden on businesses and result in job creation in all industries. As a father of three and grandfather of two, it is important to me that my children and grandchildren will have a sound future that is not threatened by our nation’s unsustainable debt. I’ve been leading the fight in the U.S. House against out-of-control spending that both parties are guilty of doing.

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

Since coming to Washington, I have consistently fought to defend and protect all innocent human life. As a physician, I know that life begins at conception. That is why I have authored the Sanctity of Human Life Act. As Georgia’s next U.S. Senator, I will continue to defend and protect the lives of the defenseless, powerless, and vulnerable. Furthermore, I’m honored to be the only candidate in this race to receive an endorsement from Georgia Right to Life.

17. 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.

God, Constituion, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an evangelical Christian who upholds the orthodox, cardinal doctrines of the faith. I believe in the eternal existence of one, true, living, triune God. I believe that Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, was God manifested in human flesh and that He came to earth to be the Redeemer of the human race through His vicarious, atoning death on the Cross as foretold in prophecy. I believe that Jesus Christ was literally, bodily resurrected from the dead. I believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. I believe that biblical morality and biblical principles are the spiritual foundation of our nation and that our Founders recognized their importance. I am thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ for His grace, mercy and redemption in my life. I did not understand the Gospel and make a spiritual commitment to Christ until after I was forty years old. That experience and the spiritual growth and maturity since has been absolutely transformational.


Background

Education
  • University of Georgia, Athens, B.S., 1967
  • Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, M.D., 1971
Work & Military
  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, Jet Engine Mechanic, 1964-1968
  • U.S. Navy Reserves, Medical Doctor, 1968-1973
  • U.S. Navy Reserves, Commander, 2010-2014
Affiliations
  • St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Former Member of Foundation Board
  • St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Member of Long-range Planning Committee.
  • Prince Avenue Baptist, Member
  • American Legion, Member
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars USA (VFW), Member
  • Military Order of World Wars, Member
  • Marine Corps League & Navy League, Member
  • Reserve Officers Association, Member
Offices
  • U.S. Congressman (GA-10), Held 2007-2014
  • U.S. Congressman, Sought 1990
  • U.S. Congressman, Sought 1992
 

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