Candidate Profile
Garret Graves

Republican , Louisiana

Biography

Name
Garret Graves
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  87%, 86%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  80%
Club for Growth, 2015:  74%, 74%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  74%, 74%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  67%

85%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  17%, 17%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

12%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
15
Bruce Poliquin, Cresent Hardy, Daniel Donovan, David Young, John Moolenaar, John Shimkus and 9 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
38
Acton PAC, American Conservative Union, Associated Builders and Contractors, Belief in Life and Liberty, Bradley Byrne, Charles Boustany Jr. M.D. and 32 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
Airline Pilots Association, American Maritime Officers, Badlands PAC, Environmental Defense Fund, International Association of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, Marine Engineers Beneficial Association and 4 more

Summary

16%

LIBERAL

84%

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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

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?

(Did not answer)

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

1. The need to introduce competition within government to help improve efficiency. 2. Refocus government on core responsibilities (defense, interstates, law enforcement etc.). 3. Balance budget

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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


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