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Richard "Champ" Edmunds

Republican , Montana


Richard "Champ" Edmunds
U.S. Senator

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Montana Key Votes posted at Project Vote Smart:


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

To be free and to keep us from ever living under a Monarchy, which would ensure our ability to remain a free people. We must begin once again to obey the Constitution. Too many elected officials choose to ignore it.

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

Privacy. We must uphold our 4th amendment right to our personal privacy. Gun Rights. We must defend our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The 2nd amendment is about tyranny, it is not about hunting. National Debt. The borrower is servant to the lender. We need to be a debt free Government and a debt free nation.

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

I am not sure what circumstance would justify killing a baby.

17. 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

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again Christian. I attend The Journey Christian Fellowship (an Evangelical Christian Church) where I serve as a Deacon.


  • The University of Montana, Missoula, BADM
Work & Military
  • US NAVY, QM1(SS), 10.5
  • The Journey Christian Fellowship, Deacon
  • Missoula Rotary, Board Member
  • Friends of the NRA, Committee Member
  • Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, Board Member
  • Representative, House District 100, Held 4

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