Candidate Profile
James D. (Jim) Oberweis

Republican , Illinois

Biography

Name
James D. (Jim) Oberweis
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Liberal Organizations

Citizen Action IL, 2015:  11%, 14%

14%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

5
Eagle Forum PAC, Illinois Federation for Right to Life, National Rifle Association, Taxpayers United of America PAC, U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
27
Adam Kinzinger, Club for Growth, Darlene Senger, David McSweeney, Family-Pac, Illinois Citizens for Life and 21 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
47
21st Century Majority Fund, Associated Builders and Contractors, Bob Latta, Candice S. Miller, Committee for the Preservation of Capitalism, Conservative Opportunity Leadership and Enterprise PAC and 41 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Hillary Clinton
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
American Association of School Administrators, International Union of Operating Engineers

Summary

4%

LIBERAL

96%

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.

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2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

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3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

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4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

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5. Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

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7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

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8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

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9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

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10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

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11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Background

Education
  • Marmion Military Academy, Aurora, HS
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, BA
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, MBA
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Oberweis Foundation, Chairman
  • Moose International, Committe Member
  • Hesed House, Volunteer
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank, Director
Offices
  • State Senator, Held 2013-Present
  • GOP State Central Committeeman
  • Governor
  • U.S. Senator
 

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