Candidate Profile
Lee Bright

Republican , South Carolina

Biography

Name
Lee Bright
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Palmetto Family Alliance SC, 2013-14:  100%
Club for Growth SC, 2014:  A
Greenville Tea Party (Upstate Republicans) SC, 2014:  A
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  91%

97%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Conservation Voters SC (CVSC), 2013-14:  18%, 9%

9%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

7
Americans for Legal Immigration, Constitutional Freedom Party, Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund, Gun Rights Across America, Our Liberty Elections, Republican Liberty Caucus, Tea Party 911

Reported by Candidate

1
National Association of Gun Rights Rep. Steve Stockman Rep. Bill Chumley Rep. Thomas Massie Gun Owners of America numerous others

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Gun Owners of America, Randy Brogdon, Republican Liberty Caucus, Thomas H. Massie

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

South Carolina Key Votes: http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/47863/lee-bright#.U4PS-SipaFd NumbersUSA Candidate Survey: https://www.numbersusa.com/content/elections/races/congressional/senate-election/2014-senate-race.html

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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.

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?

Original sin

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

Cutting spending Limiting the growth of government Ending abortion

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

Life begins at conception, therefore the only exception is that a mother enjoys the right of self-defense if her life is threatened.

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 Voters Constitution Congress Supreme Court

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born-again Christian; and a Southern Baptist


Background

Education
  • Dorman HS, Spartanburg, Yes, 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Board of Visitors
  • Palmetto Family Council, Board of Directors
  • Spartanburg County District 6, School Board
  • SC Attorney General’s Commission on the Family, member
  • SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Trustee
Offices
  • Spartanburg County District 6 School Board, Held 1999-2003
  • SC Senate, Held 2008-present
  • SC Senate, Sought 2004
 

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