Candidate Profile
Ralph Abraham

Republican , Louisiana

Biography

Name
Ralph Abraham
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  80%, 78%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  73%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  71%, 71%
Club for Growth, 2015:  69%, 69%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  58%

81%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  8%, 8%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  6%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

9%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
National Republican Congressional Committee
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
31
Acton PAC, Allen West Guardian Fund, Associated Builders and Contractors, Austin Scott, Belief in Life and Liberty, Charles Boustany Jr. M.D. and 25 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Airline Pilots Association, American Maritime Officers, Badlands PAC

Summary

9%

LIBERAL

91%

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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

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.

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.

Disagree

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

The founding fathers envisioned three equal branches of government in order to provide complete checks and balances.

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

1.) Healthcare reform. If Obamacare cannot be repealed, then it must be altered. 2.) Less government control and less federal governmnet regulation. 3.) Reduction of our nation's national debt.

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

I am 100% pro-life and I believe that life begins at conception.

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

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have been a member of Alto Baptist Church, located in Richland Parish, for more than 50 years. My wife and I are both Christians and our faith is our foundation in all that we do.


Background

Education
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1980
  • LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport, Doctor of Medicine,, 1990
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, Co C 2/20th Special Forces, 1st Lieutenant, 1986-1989
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Aircraft Commander
  • Civil Air Patrol, Mission Pilot
Affiliations
  • Pilots for Patients, Pilot
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, Member
  • Hospitals for Humanity — Medical Mission/Haiti, Volunteer
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • Christian Emergency Relief Team - Afghanistan, Volunteer
  • Pilot/CFII, Certified Flight Instructor, 1980-Present
  • General Family Practitioner, 1995-Present
  • Mission Trip — Tanzania, Africa
Offices
  • None
  • None
 

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