Candidate Profile
Steve Pearce

Republican , New Mexico

Biography

Name
Steve Pearce
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  93%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  67%, 89%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 88%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  80%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  57%, 76%
American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  75%
Club for Growth, 2015:  70%, 75%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  71%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  74%, 69%

84%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  18%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  17%, 10%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

8%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Combat Veterans For Congress, National Rifle Association, U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

Others

1
US Chamber of Commerce

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
20
Concerned Women for America, Francisco "Quico" Canseco, Frank Guinta, Janice Arnold-Jones, Jeff Miller, John Barrasso and 14 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
122
21st Century Majority Fund, Acton PAC, Alamo PAC, American Conservative Union, American Success PAC, Americans for Tax Reform and 116 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Airline Pilots Association, American Maritime Officers, Big Tent PAC, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Penn National Gaming, Sheet Metal Workers International Association

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

NRA: A Grade (2014) at https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/new-mexico

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.

(Did not answer)

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

I believe Madison wrote, "if men were angels, government would not be necessary." Our Constitution preserves liberty of the people. This is why the founders built a system with checks and balances so no power could usurp the our liberties. They established a representative and republican form of government and not a pure democracy as implied in your Q 12. We have a democracy which is wonderful. A "pure" democracy implies people vote on every measure directly, which is not the case.

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

Creating Jobs is vitally needed in southern New Mexico. Families are hurting and are willing to work hard. But government needs to get out of the way. Including less reckless bureaucratic redtape and less spending. Caring for our Veterans. They have done so much to protect our country, and our promise to take care of them must be met. The scandals this year underscore how perilous their health care has been and it is finally getting some needed reforms. Immigration reform and border control. We must treat people with respect, enforce our laws, secure our border. We also need a system that treats those who want to enter our country lawfully in a timely and fair way.

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

I am pro-life and oppose abortion.

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.

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Baptist


Background

Education
  • NMSU, Economics
  • Eastern NM Univ, MBA
Work & Military
  • USAF, Captain
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Congress, Held 2002-2008
  • Congress, Held 2010-2014
  • US Senate, Sought 2008
 

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