Candidate Profile
Paul Anthony Gosar

Republican , Arizona


Paul Anthony Gosar
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations

Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  100%
FRC Action, 2016:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 92%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  92%, 91%
FreedomWorks, 2015:  95%, 86%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  85%
Club for Growth, 2015:  94%, 85%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  94%, 83%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  82%



Liberal Organizations

Human Rights Campaign, 2013-14:  30%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  10%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  6%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2014:  0%, 6%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 5%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%





Americans for Legal Immigration, Eagle Forum PAC, Life and Liberty PAC, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Second Revolution

Selected Contributions


Barbara Comstock, Bobby Schilling, Brian Nestande, Cory Gardner, Frank Guinta, George Holding and 18 more
American Conservative Union, American Principles, American Success PAC, Americans for Tax Reform, Associated Builders and Contractors, Austin Scott and 89 more


Airline Pilots Association







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

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.


Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.


Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.


People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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.

The founders put the source of our rights with God first, then the Constitution to protect those rights and limit government. Congress can pass laws but not restrict rights and the Supreme Court is limited to interpreting the Constitution.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None to few

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

The tendency to unify power in one source, such as a king. Separation of powers is intended to limit that tendency and share power and avoid tyranny.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Catholic that believes Jesus is my savior and the Bible provides for us a path and guide for life.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I have a 100% rating from Eagle Forum. 0% from Planned Parenthood. I am ranked as either an A or above 90% by the following conservative groups: FreedomWorks; NumbersUSA; FAIR; Gun Owners of America; Heritage; Club for Growth and others. I was Freedomworks Congressman of the Month in March 2016.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

Additional comment from candidate:

It has been an honor to serve the people of Arizona as their Congressman. I have been recognized as one of the most effective members of Congress in terms of getting laws, amendments and programmatic requests through the house. I am known for listening to the people and taking their views back to DC where I fight hard for conservative values. I am also known for not "going along to get along" in DC as I stick to my values and my promises I make in Arizona. My next priority will be tax reform and ensuring our border is secure. I have fought for more funding for border security and successfully opposed efforts to weaken border security. My work is not done and I want to return to the battle and fight for what is right.


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Work & Military
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  • American Dental Association, Board of Government Affairs
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