Candidate Profile
Chris McDaniel

Republican , Mississippi

Biography

Name
Chris McDaniel
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Endorsements

Conservatives

21
Campaign for Working Families, Citizens United Political Victory Fund, Club for Growth, Conservative HQ, Constitutional Freedom Party, Eagle Forum PAC and 15 more

Others

2
Senator Tony Smith, Young Americans for Liberty Action Fund

Reported by Candidate

1
Palin Schlafly Beck Ingraham Levin

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Alan Nunnelee, Club for Growth, Madison Project, Senate Conservatives Fund, Steven Palazzo
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
19
Campaign for Working Families, Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, Citizens United, Club for Growth, Conservative Strikeforce, Eagle Forum and 13 more

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

See Campaign for Liberty survey responses at http://www.campaignforliberty.org/surveys2/?id=105; Mississippi key votes at Project Vote Smart: http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/69837/chris-mcdaniel#.U3TBjjNOXcc

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

No Answer

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?

Man's fallible nature is the cause for 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) Term limits. The founders never intended permanent political class. 2) Repealing Obamacare. We must repeal it to allow our economy to flourish. 3) Ending deficit spending. It is immoral to saddle our children and grandchildren with this much debt.

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

Only in the case where the mother's life is at risk.

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'm a Southern Baptist, saved by God's grace at the age of 13.


Background

Education
  • William Carey U., Hattiesburg, BS
  • Ole Miss, Oxford, JD
  • Jones Co. JC, Ellisville, Assoc.
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • West Ellisville Baptist
  • The Gideons
  • Federalist Society
  • Rotary Club
  • Lions Club
  • MS GOP
Offices
  • State Senator Dist. 42, Held 7
 

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