Candidate Profile
Tim Huelskamp

Republican, Kansas

Biography

Name
Tim Huelskamp
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
Club for Growth, 2015:  100%, 100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 98%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  93%, 97%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  96%, 94%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  92%, 92%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  91%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  87%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  81%

95%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  15%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 9%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  4%, 7%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

10%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

12
American Conservative Union PAC, Campaign for Working Families, Eagle Forum PAC, Freedom Works, Huck PAC, Kansans for Life PAC and 6 more

Reported by Candidate

0
Kansans for Life Nat'l Right to Life Freedom Works National Rifle Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
25
Alex Mooney, American Freedom PAC, Barry Loudermilk, Carl Wimmer, David Schweikert, Frank Guinta and 19 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
74
American Conservative Union, American Freedom PAC, American Principles, America's PAC (IA), Associated Builders and Contractors, Barry Loudermilk and 68 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

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.

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. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

Our founders had a healthy, well-founded fear of the concentration of power in one man or in a ruling class. The checks and balances were put in the Constitution to protect us from the ruling class and the whims of a popular majority.

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

Tax reform which harms our competitiveness in the world economy. Over-regulation which threatens our rural way of life and ability to start and grow a small business. Protecting the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Every child deserves a mom and dad.

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

No

18. 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, Congress, Supreme Court No authority under the Constitution, except through their elected representatives: Industry, Media, Academia, Professional Sports

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a practicing Roman Catholic and believe that positive law should follow natural law.

Background

Education

  • American University, Washington, DC, Ph.D, 1995
  • College of Sante Fe, Santa Fe, NM, BA, 1991

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Offices

  • Congressman, Held 5.5
  • State Senate, Held 14
 

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