Candidate Profile
David A. Perdue

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
David A. Perdue
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
Club for Growth, 2015:  88%, 88%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  78%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  50%, 74%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  74%, 74%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  67%

84%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  18%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  7%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  7%, 7%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2015:  0%, 0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

14%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Conservative Strike Force, National Rifle Association, U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

Others

1
Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue

Reported by Candidate

1
Ambassador John Bolton National Rifle Association (sent mailers) American Chemistry Council (running ads) Herman Cain Numerous state & local Republican officials

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Club for Growth, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Roy Blunt
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
68
21st Century Majority Fund, 60 Plus Association, Alamo PAC, American Principles, Arkansas for Leadership PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors and 62 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Airline Pilots Association, Sheet Metal Workers International Association

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

2014 NRA grade: AQ (https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/Georgia/)

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 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 within the Constitution?

The Founders saw firsthand that danger of entrusting too much authority in any one individual. They recognized that absolute power corrupts. Therefore, they drafted a Constitution that delineated specific duties and powers between the three branches of government so that there was a check and balance system preventing one person or branch from amassing absolute power.

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

1. Reforming our broken tax code & reducing our regulatory burdens: We need to get our economy back on track and the only way to do it is less government regulations (repeal Dodd-Frank, stop Carbon tax, repeal Obamacare) and lower taxes 2. Cutting Government Waste: We currently have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. We need to cut duplicative programs, eliminated unneeded agencies, and eliminate fraud and waste in government programs so that we can fund our military and pay for vital infrastructure projects. 3. Pushing for term limits for Congress: Career politicians created the current crisis and we can’t expect them to fix it

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

I am strongly pro-life. As a U.S. Senator, I would make the limited exceptions in the cases of rape, incest, and harm to the life of the mother.

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, Constitution, Voters (We the People), the Supreme Court & Congress are co-equal branches of government.

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Based on my faith, I have deeply held personal convictions that I share with a majority of Georgians. These principles shape my belief in the limited and clearly defined role of government. Additionally, there are certain issues on which I will not waver. I believe that we should promote a culture that values life and protects the innocent, especially the unborn. I also believe that we must protect traditional marriage, keeping it between one man and one woman.


Background

Education
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, B.S
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, M.S
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Georgia Tech Foundation, Treasurer
  • National Comission on Adult Literacy & Workforce D, Past Chairman
  • Board of Vistors, Owens Business School, Board Member
Offices
  • n/a, Held n/a
  • n/a, Sought n/a
 

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