Candidate Profile
Mary Ellen Balchunis

Democrat , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Mary Ellen Balchunis
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

67%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Liberals

6
Democracy for America, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Keystone Progress PAC, National Organization for Women, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
8
ActBlue, Daylin Leach, Democratic Women's Groups, Hillary Clinton, Kevin Dougherty, Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations and 2 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
16
ActBlue, Communication Workers of America, Deep Blue PAC, Democratic Women's Groups, Greg Vitali, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers and 10 more

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

No Answer

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

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

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Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

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

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People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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

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

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Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

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

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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.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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

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

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

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Additional comment from candidate:

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