Candidate Profile
Duncan Hunter

Republican , California

Biography

Name
Duncan Hunter
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 50
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  96%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  88%, 93%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  91%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  87%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 85%
FRC Action, 2015:  83%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  67%, 79%
Club for Growth, 2015:  71%, 78%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  71%, 70%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  67%
American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  50%

83%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  25%, 18%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 7%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  5%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

10%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

9
Americans for Legal Immigration, Atlas PAC, California Pro Life Council, Combat Veterans For Congress, House Conservatives Fund, National Federation Of Independent Business and 3 more

Reported by Candidate

9
San Diego County Republican Party

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
51
Adam Kinzinger, Alan Nunnelee, Allen West, Andrew 'Andy' Tobin, Barbara Comstock, Ben Quayle and 45 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
72
American Success PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Brian Bilbray, Buckeye Liberty PAC, Buckeye Patriot PAC, Campaign for Working Families and 66 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Carl DeMaio, Jeff Gorell
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
13
Airline Pilots Association, American Maritime Officers, International Association of Firefighters, International Association of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and 7 more

Summary

4%

LIBERAL

96%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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 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.

Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed 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.

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 in the Constitution?

The Founders understood the fallen nature of man and that a Constitution needed to be developed to protect the people's rights and liberties.

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

National Security - The constitution clearly states the federal government's responsibility to "provided for the common defense. In addition, Article one, Section eight lays out 17 separate powers granted to Congress -- 6 of those powers deal with our national defense. Border Security - Border security is national security and we must have a completely secure southern and northern border. Limited Government - Individual liberty and personal responsibility are the cornerstones of our nation. The federal government's role should be limited to protecting and defending our God given freedoms.

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

Life of the mother, rape and incest.

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, the people, Constitution.

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Protestant

Background

Education

  • San Diego State University, San Diego, Business Administration, 2001

Work & Military

  • U.S. Marine Corps, 2001 - 2005
  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Captain; Major, 2006-2012

Affiliations

  • National Rifle Association
  • Sportsman Caucus
  • Armed Forces Foundation

Offices

  • U.S. Congressman, Held 8yrs
 

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