Candidate Profile
Chris Chaffee

Republican , Maryland


Chris Chaffee
U.S. Senator

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations




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.


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.


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.


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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

No Answer

People should be able to vote without photo identification.


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.


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

Strongly Agree

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, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When the mothers life is at risk.

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

To make sure all of the power was shared and equal. Not a Monarch or a dictator.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was born and raised a Catholic. I was a boy scout, a paper boy, an electrician and coach. I am a builder & developer and a volunteer. I am a husband, father, and grandfather. I have spent my life as a contributing member of my community. I respect life, the constitution, the law, and my elders. I cherish life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am a child of God. I am an American.

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


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

I respect life at every stage. I am a Catholic and feel a sense of duty. I believe we should help our neighbors and community. We should be allowed to work hard and get the government out of the way. I am a conservative and have a good work ethic. I am a believer of standing on my own and not relying on the government or governmental programs for survival.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

I feel our country is headed down a dangerous road. If we do not address the problems at hand in this election our country as we know it will be lost. The principals, beliefs and dreams of the American way will be in name only or a thing of the past. We will have lost our freedom, of speech, our right to bear arms, and religious liberties. Our constitution needs to be protected. We need to ensure that our children and grandchildren have the same opportunities, rights and freedoms that we had. We need to preserve the values and principals that our great country was founded on.


  • University of Maryland, College Park, 1987
  • Prince Georges Community College, Largo, 1981
Work & Military
  • Electrical Union, Electrical, 3
  • Test Electronics, Electronics, 1
  • Motorola Electronics
  • St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Volunteer in Pass Christian Mississippi
  • at Our Mother of Mercy Parish
  • Calvert Soccer Association, Coach Soccer
  • Calvert County Parks and Recreation, Coach Soccer
  • St. John Vianney Catholic Churc, Coach Basketball
  • End Hunger in Calvert, Volunteer
  • St. John Vianney, Volunteer worker for elderly
  • 5th Congressional District, Sought 2010
  • 5th Congressional District, Sought 2014

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