Candidate Profile
Blaine Luetkemeyer

Republican , Missouri

Biography

Name
Blaine Luetkemeyer
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  93%
FRC Action, 2015:  92%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 84%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  68%, 83%
Club for Growth, 2015:  54%, 68%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  80%, 68%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  60%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  60%, 56%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  46%

79%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  24%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  13%, 9%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 5%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

10%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Americans for Legal Immigration, Conservative Party Missouri, Missouri Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
Missouri Right to Life In process of securing 2014 endorsements Previously endorsed by NRA Farm Bureau Chamber of Commerce NFIB and a wide range of other organizations.

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
15
Bobby Schilling, Boehner for Speaker, Building Leadership and Inspiring New Enterprise, Chris Collins, Eric Cantor, Jason T. Smith and 9 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
58
American Conservative Union, American Success PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Billy Long, Campaign for Working Families, Citizens Against Government Waste and 52 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
National Air Traffic Controllers Association, National Rural Letter Carriers Association

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

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. 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?

The imperfection of mankind caused the founders to create a system of checks and balances so that no individual or branch of government could achieve absolute power and dominate their fellow man.

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

This list is not comprehensive, as I am working on a number of different initiatives currently. (1) Abuse of power by the executive branch - whether the IRS targeting scandal, Benghazi cover-up, Operation Fast and Furious, Operation Choke Point, the now overturned HHS mandate, forcing Common Core on states, and many other instances, we need to uphold the Constitution and provide a check and balance on this out of control administration. (2) Defending life - As a father and grandfather, I know there is no more precious gift than life and will continue to advocate for pro-life initiatives in Congress. (3) Regulatory Relief - whether it is agriculture, energy, financial services, health-care, or many other fields, the American people and our economy is under assault from a deluge of rules and regulations. I support initiatives to roll back unnecessary regulations and require congressional approval to move forward with major regulations.

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

I have co-sponsored and voted for numerous pro-life bills, including those that contain exceptions for the life of the mother, rape, and incest.

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, People, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As a matter of faith, I hold dear certain principles and values that serve me well as a husband, a father, a grandfather, an elected representative and a Christian. I believe that a government that governs least governs best. I believe in an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. I believe in the sanctity of life and marriage, and the importance of family. I believe in the Constitution of the United States. I believe that we are a nation of laws built on Judeo-Christian principles.


Background

Education
  • Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO, B.A., 1974
Work & Military
  • Self, Farmer
  • Bank of St. Elizabeth, Loan Officer
  • Luetkemeyer Insurance Agency, Agent
  • Missouri Division of Tourism, Director, 2006 - 2008
Affiliations
  • St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Member
  • Knights of Columbus, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • Missouri Farm Bureau, Member
  • Eldon Chamber of Commerce, Member
Offices
  • U.S. House of Reps, Held 2009 - Present
  • MO House of Reps, Held 1999 - 2005
  • MO Treasurer, Sought 2004
 

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