Candidate Profile
Mike Pompeo

Republican, Kansas

Biography

Name
Mike Pompeo
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 98%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  100%, 97%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  93%
Club for Growth, 2015:  92%, 93%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  87%, 91%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  84%, 85%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  78%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  73%

92%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  6%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  5%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  0%, 3%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

7%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

7
Club for Growth, Family Research Council Action PAC, Freedom Works, Kansans for Life PAC, National Rifle Association, National Right to Life Committee, Sam Brownback

Reported by Candidate

0
Club for Growth Kansans for Life National Rifle Association National Right to Life Committee FRC PAC Tea Party Nation

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
13
CavPAC, Club for Growth, Eric Cantor, Frank Guinta, Kansans for Life, Lynn Jenkins and 7 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
59
American Conservative Union, American Principles, Associated Builders and Contractors, Black Hills Corporation, Citizens Against Government Waste, Club for Growth and 53 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Airline Pilots Association, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

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 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. 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?

Mankind’s fundamental tendency toward corruption and evil when possessing concentrated and unlimited political power.

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

The Right to Life—Life is precious. It is the first of our inalienable rights from our Creator and none of our other rights exist apart from life. Religious Freedom in the Military—Our soldiers should not forfeit their faith or their ability to civilly discuss their beliefs when they put on their military uniform. Energy Security and Affordability—Americans are better off when they can spend their hard-earned money on things or causes of their choice rather than keeping the lights on.

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

Abortion should be prohibited except in cases where the life of the mother is threatened by the pregnancy.

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.

God Voters Constitution Congress Supreme Court

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a conservative evangelical Christian. I am pro-life (having been endorsed by Kansans for Life), pro-2nd Amendment (having been endorsed by the NRA), and pro-free market (having been endorsed by the Club for Growth). My faith in Jesus Christ drives my decision-making in both my personal life and my life as a Congressman.

Background

Education

  • US Military Academy at West Point, West Point, NY, BS, 1986
  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, JD, 1994

Work & Military

  • United States Army, Captain, 1986-1990
  • Thayer Aerospace, President, 1997-2006
  • Sentry International, President, 2006-2010

Affiliations

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Offices

  • US Congressman, Held 2011-present

Details

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

 

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