Candidate Profile
Marsha Blackburn

Republican , Tennessee

Biography

Name
Marsha Blackburn
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 7
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  96%, 96%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  89%
Club for Growth, 2015:  91%, 89%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 88%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  100%, 88%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  90%, 81%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  80%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  76%

90%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  6%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  0%, 5%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  5%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 1%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

7%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
American Conservative Union PAC, Susan B. Anthony List

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
31
Allen West, Brian Bilbray, Chris Gibson, Daniel Lungren, Dave Reichert, Dean Heller and 25 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
34
Associated Builders and Contractors, Citizens Against Government Waste, Citizens United, Conservative Victory Fund, Donald Trump, Eagle Forum and 28 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Airline Pilots Association, American Federation of Musicians, American Maritime Officers, United Mine Workers of America

Summary

6%

LIBERAL

94%

CONSERVATIVE

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.

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.

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 Agree

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?

(Did not answer)

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

Create an environment for American businesses to grow and create jobs; Repeal Obamacare; Energy, Pass the Keystone Pipeline; Protect Americans from government abuse/investigate administration scandals (IRS, VA, Bengahzi, Fast and Furious, Gibson Guitars); Provide regulatory relief

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

Exceptions in the case of rape, incest and life of the mother.

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, Industry

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, Cosumer Economics, 1973
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Tennessee State Senate, Held 1998-2002
  • U.S. House of Representatives- TN-7, Held 2002-present
 

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