Candidate Profile
Lou Barletta

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Lou Barletta
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 11
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  96%
FRC Action, 2015:  91%
American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  75%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 72%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  52%, 63%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  62%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  60%, 50%
Club for Growth, 2015:  51%, 49%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  53%, 47%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  39%

70%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  33%, 31%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  18%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  13%, 5%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

12%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

5
Americans for Legal Immigration, Eagle Forum PAC, National Federation Of Independent Businesses - the SAFE Trust, National Rifle Association, U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Doyle Heffley, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Republican Congressional Committee, Prosperity PAC, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
131
Acton PAC, Adrian Smith, American Conservative Union, American Majority Action, American Success PAC, Americans for Common Sense Government and 125 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
19
Airline Pilots Association, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, American Maritime Officers, Big Tent PAC, International Association of Firefighters, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers and 13 more

Summary

13%

LIBERAL

87%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

NRA Rating: A

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 of persons into the country.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

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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 now 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. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

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

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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.

(Did not answer)

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Hazleton City Councilman, Held 1998-2000
  • Hazleton Mayor, Held 2000-2010
 

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