Candidate Profile
Bill Cassidy

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Name
Bill Cassidy
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2013:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  89%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  75%, 84%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  83%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 80%
Club for Growth, 2015:  79%, 74%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  25%, 71%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  58%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  52%, 57%

81%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  15%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  14%, 14%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  9%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2015:  0%, 7%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 5%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  5%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

14%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

8
Ambassador John Bolton, American Legacy PAC, Conservative Strike Force, Game Changer PAC, Huck PAC, National Rifle Association and 2 more

Reported by Candidate

0
Gov. Mike Huckabee Dr. Ben Carson Gov. Rick Perry Speaker Newt Gingrich Amb. John Bolton

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
19
ActRight, Allen West, Andrew Harris, Charles Boustany Jr. M.D., Club for Growth, Dennis ross and 13 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
149
21st Century Majority Fund, ActRight, Adam Kinzinger, Alamo PAC, Allen West Guardian Fund, American Principles and 143 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Badlands PAC, Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, Seafarers International Union, United Transportation Union

Summary

2%

LIBERAL

98%

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.

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?

Abuse of power due to Man's sinful nature. "For what I am doing, I do not understand;for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate." (Romans7:15)

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

1. ObamaCare-as a practicing physician I know the patient doctor relationship is most important to preserve. This law destroys that relationship and puts the bureaucrat between the patient and her doctor. 2/3.2nd Amendment rights-...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms must not be infringed. Law abiding citizens should not be threatened with loss of their rights because of tragedies involving a broken mental health system. Again, as a physician, I am interested in fixing our broken "mental health" system and will fight to protect our 2nd amendment rights.

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

Only life of the mother.

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,Constitution, Voters, Congress/Supreme Court (coequal in the Constitution).

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, in order for us to understand who God is and His covenant with His chosen people, the Jews. He sent His Son, Jesus as outlined by the prophets who died as propitiation for our sins and to reconcile a Holy God with sinful man. The covenant was then extended to the Gentiles as God "desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." (1Timothy 2:4) "...but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;....Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God, a thing to be grasped." (Philippians 2:3-6)

Background

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, BS

Work & Military

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Affiliations

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Offices

  • Louisiana State Senate, Held 3
  • U.S. Representative, Held 5
 

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