Candidate Profile
Joseph (Joe) Kaufman

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Joseph (Joe) Kaufman
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 23
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

87%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Mark Levin Ann Coulter Herman Cain Newt Gingrich Niger Innis Larry Klayman

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Allen West Guardian Fund, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Patriots for Economic Freedom, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Freedoms Defense Fund, Patriots for Economic Freedom

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

NRA "Aq" rating https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/Florida/

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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.

(Did not answer)

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 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.

Foreign affairs: Not get involved in every conflict, but build up military to be ready for every conflict; and the world must know that America will act in the face of evil. Education: Push for more competition for America’s schools through vouchers and charter school expansion. Taxes: Create a simpler, flatter and fairer tax system to replace the current tax code, where the IRS is no longer involved in spreading fear throughout America.

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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Univ of Maryland, College Park, BA, 1993
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • America First Alliance, Chairman
  • Broward Special Olympics, Newsletter Editor
Offices
  • Florida State House, Sought 1998, 2000
 

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