Candidate Profile
John Calvin Fleming

Republican , Louisiana

Biography

Name
John Calvin Fleming
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  96%, 97%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  96%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 95%
Club for Growth, 2015:  93%, 91%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  93%, 91%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  86%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  90%, 85%

94%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  8%, 6%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  5%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 3%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

8%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

13
Brent Bozell, Campaign for Working Families, Citizens United Political Victory Fund, Club for Growth, Concerned Women for America, Eagle Forum PAC and 6 more

Reported by Candidate

6
Club for Growth, Tony Perkins, LtGen Boykin, and the FRC, Rick Santorum, Gary Bauer, Eagle Forum, Citizens United

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
8
Club for Growth, David Lee Camp, Kevin McCarthy, Louisiana Values PAC, National Federation of Independent Business, National Republican Congressional Committee and 2 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
59
13th Colony Leadership Committee, American Principles, American Success PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Bob Gibbs, Champions of American Freedom PAC and 53 more

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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.

Strongly Agree

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 Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

God Voters Constitution Congress/Supreme Court (The Constitution states that the legislative/judicial branches are "separate but equal;" however, I do not believe that the Supreme Court should be legislating from the bench.)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

The life of the mother.

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

The founders purposefully added these provisions in our Constitution so that our government and those who serve within it have limitations. Ultimately, these provisions are there to ensure we do not have a tyrannical government that tramples our rights by those who have greed in their hearts and whose thirst for power trumps the needs of the citizenry.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again Christian who believes that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are one. Since a young child, I have believed that the Bible is our instruction book and was divinely inspired by God. It provides a spiritual guideline for both earthly and heavenly existence. I believe the way to Heaven is through Christ, who died on the cross for our sins. I believe that Christianity is more than solely a belief but a daily walk and a personal relationship with God. As a Christian, I believe I am to attempt to be as Christ-like as possible. When I fail, I ask for forgiveness and receive grace through Christ's shed blood on the Cross.

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 an 'A' with all the conservative organizations: Club for Growth, Right to Life, American Conservative Union, Americans for Prosperity, NRA, Gun Owners of America, NumbersUSA, Family Research Council Action, FreedomWorks, etc.

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

info@flemingforla.com

Additional comment from candidate:

I appreciate your consideration for this endorsement.


Background

Education
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, BS, 73
  • University of Mississippi, Jackson, MD, 76
Work & Military
  • U.S. Navy, Lieutenant Commander, 1976-1982
Affiliations
  • Freedom Caucus, Founding Member
  • GOP Doctors Caucus, Vice-Chairman
Offices
  • U.S. Congress, Held 2009-Present
  • Webster Parish Coroner, Held 1996-2000
 

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