Candidate Profile
Glenn Grothman

Republican , Wisconsin

Biography

Name
Glenn Grothman
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2013:  100%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business WI (NFIB-WI), 2013-14:  100%
Right to Life WI, 2013-14:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  92%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  93%, 92%
Club for Growth, 2015:  90%, 90%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  76%, 76%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  67%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  58%

89%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters WI, 2013-2014:  29%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  18%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  8%, 8%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

14%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

6
Eagle Forum PAC, Patriot Voices PAC, Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund, Wisconsin Conservative Fall Election Guide, Wisconsin Family Action PAC, Wisconsin Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

1
Rick Santorum Patriot Voices Eagle Forum Wisconsin Family Action

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
21
Andre Jacque, College Republican National Committee, Don Pridemore, Frank Lasee, Jeff Stone, Jim Ott and 15 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
59
Acton PAC, American Conservative Union, Andrew Harris, Associated Builders and Contractors, AX PAC, Badger Fund and 53 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Airline Pilots Association

Summary

2%

LIBERAL

98%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

2014 NRA grade: A (https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/wisconsin) Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund: Returned 100% pro-life survey.

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.

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.

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?

America's founders recognized mankind's natural sinful nature and potential to abuse power. For this reason, the founders wanted to give the federal government as little power and responsibility as possible. Any expansion of federal power would have to pass through the Congress, the Senate (representing the states), the executive and subject to limitations enforced by the Supreme Court.

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

1) Out of control welfare benefits are destroying the American work ethic. Worse, they are, as a practical matter, conditional on not living in a nuclear family. They must end or be substantially reformed, otherwise America will cease to be the moral, free country is has always been. 2) The economic strength of America requires sound currency. Deficit spending by Congress and printing money by an out-of-control Federal Reserve threaten the prosperity of the United States. I've been arguably the most frugal member the State Senate and look forward to publicizing the abuses of the Federal Reserve. 3) The current American foreign policy of flooding money to Planned Parenthood around the world, as well as using the State Department to promote the leftist/atheistic agenda should be offensive to all Christian and other religious members of the American populace. America used to be a force for good throughout the world, now it is a force for secular humanism.

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

I am the only Wisconsin State Senator to author and co-sponsor the Personhood Amendment to our state's constitution.

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, Supreme Court, laws passed by Congress, Voters All other items listed do not have authority.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

1) Christian - the beliefs and values as described in the Bible 2) Try reading the ten commandments, the sermon on the Mount, and even Romans, I Peter and James if you do not have time to read the rest. It's all very valuable reading.


Background

Education
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, JD, 1983
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, BBA, 1978
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Member
  • Fond du Lac Noon Rotary Club, Member
Offices
  • State Assembly, Held 11
  • State Senate, Held 9
 

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