Candidate Profile
John Kennedy

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

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

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

97%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

2
Fomer Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster, Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer

Reported by Candidate

2
Governor Mike Foster, Governor Buddy Roemer, Parish President Ned Thomas, Parish President Pat Brister, Parish President Michel Claudet

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
National Rifle Association, Trust in Small Business PAC

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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 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.

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, Constitution, Voters/Citizens, Congress/President/Supreme Court and the checks and balances that exist between each.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only if the mother's life is in danger.

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

It was only by God's divine providence that our founders established the Constitution and the checks and balances that now define our great nation. They understood fully that the authority to govern must be entrusted to the people and not to a select few in power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and believe that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. That belief informs every decision I make and my commitment to serve the public.

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've been a constant defender and champion of taxpayers and our tax dollars to ensure that government lives within its means and doesn't abuse the power entrusted to it by our citizens. I also believe that government should do everything in its power to value life and pass laws that defend the rights of the unborn. I've been endorsed by pro-life groups in the past and expect to be endorsed by them again during this Senate election.

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

(225) 930-9033 / hq@johnkennedy.com

Additional comment from candidate:

Thank you for all of the work you do, and I appreciate your support in this U.S. Senate race.

Background

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, B.A., 1973
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, J.D., 1977
  • Oxford University, England, B.C.L., 1979

Work & Military

  • Chaffe McCall, Attorney / Partner, 1984-1995

Affiliations

  • Volunteer Public School Substitute Teacher
  • North Cross United Methodist Church
  • Ducks Limited
  • NRA
  • LSU School of Law, Adjunct Constitutional Law Professor
  • Louisiana Workers Compensation Corp., Board Member

Offices

  • Louisiana State Treasurer, Held 2000-2016
  • U.S. Senate, Sought 2008
 

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