Candidate Profile
Ralph Hall

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Ralph Hall
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.4
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2013-14:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
Eagle Forum, 2013:  100%
FRC Action, 2014:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2012:  100%
National Right to Life, 2013:  100%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2013-14:  92%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  89%
FreedomWorks, 2014:  87%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  81%, 85%
Club for Growth, 2014:  69%, 76%
Heritage Action, 2013-14:  76%

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2013:  14%, 24%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2014:  20%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 18%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2014:  5%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2013:  0%

8%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Texas Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
National Rifle Association Texas Right to Life 60+ Association Texas Medical Association Friend of the Farmer All 18 County GOP Chairmen 4th District

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
19
Dave Reichert, Duncan D. Hunter, George Lavender, Janice Arnold-Jones, Jodie Laubenberg, Joe Driver and 13 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
71
60 Plus Association, Acton PAC, Alamo PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Believe in Life Liberty Yourself, Billy Long and 65 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Democratic Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
International Association of Firefighters, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, National Association of Letter Carriers

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

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 Agree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

Americans across the country are struggling, and in order to help folks have better lives both now and for future generations, the following three interests are most important to me: 1)Repealing “ObamaCare”: I opposed the President’s bad health care law from the get-go and continue to fight for its full and permanent repeal. It is the most egregious government power grab in recent years, it is a violation of our Constitutional rights, and the American people cannot afford it. 2)A Healthy Economy: In order to boost the economy, we need to balance the budget and reduce massive amounts of waste and fraud in government spending. That is why I co-sponsor a Balanced Budget Amendment and the Lean Government Act. 3)Job Creation: The government doesn’t create jobs, but it makes policy decisions that impact our economy. In order to promote job creation, we must reduce taxes and get rid of unnecessary regulations that hamper job creators.

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

I believe all life is a gift from God and therefore sacred. I also believe the Constitution – which states that ALL PEOPLES have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – includes the unborn. That is why I am strongly Pro-Life, oppose abortion, and continue to support the Hyde Amendment as the strongest position that Congress has been able to enact.

16. 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. N/A: Academia, Industry, Media, Professional Sports

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian who believes that the greatest resources available to us are God’s Grace and the power of prayer. My values reflect my faith, our Constitution, and the preservation of freedom and opportunity for all Americans.


Background

Education
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, LL.B, 1951
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX, 12 hours with military service, 1947
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, 6 hours with military service, 1943
Work & Military
  • U.S. Navy, Lieutenant (Sr. Grade), 1945
  • U.S. Navy, Lieutenant (Jr. Grade), 1944
  • U.S. Navy, Ensign, 1943
  • U.S. Navy, V-5 Cadet, 1942
Affiliations
  • First United Methodist Church, Member
  • Republican Study Committee, Member
  • Tea Party Caucus, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • Boy Scouts, Member
  • Kiwanis, Member
  • Rotary Club, Member
  • Chamber of Commerce, Member
Offices
  • U.S. Rep, 4th District of Texas, Held 1981-Present
  • Texas State Senator, Held 1962-1972
  • Held Position - Rockwall County Judge, Sought 1950-1962
  • Texas Lieutenant Governor, Sought 1972
 

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