Candidate Profile
Jerry Moran

Republican, Kansas

Biography

Name
Jerry Moran
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Christian Coalition of America (CCA), 2014:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  100%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  95%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  75%, 89%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 84%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  25%, 76%
Club for Growth, 2015:  73%, 73%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  66%, 69%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  68%

85%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  53%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  36%, 16%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  16%, 11%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  9%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2015:  0%, 8%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  5%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

19%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Kansans for Life PAC, National Rifle Association

Liberals

1
Air Line Pilots Association, Int.

Reported by Candidate

0
Kansans for Life, National Right to Life

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
12
Alamo PAC, Bob Beauprez, Good Fund, John Thune, Lynn Jenkins, National Republican Congressional Committee and 6 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
70
21st Century Majority Fund, Alamo PAC, Arkansas for Leadership PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Battle Born PAC, Big Sky Opportunity PAC and 64 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
14
Airline Pilots Association, American Federation of Teachers, American Maritime Officers, American Wind Energy Association, Americans for the Arts, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and 8 more

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.

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.

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.

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.

Agree

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

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.

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.

Neutral

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.

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.

Disagree

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

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, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am, and always have been, pro-life. Life is precious and deserves our respect and protection. During my time in Congress, I have used my voice and vote to further the cause of life and defend the unborn. Science demonstrates that each human life begins at conception and I believe that the right to life guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution is vested in each human being. This right is sacred and must be defended. I support legislation protecting life at its earliest stages, and in response to the practices of convicted abortion provider Kermit Gosnell, I sponsor a ban on abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Furthermore, I believe that taxpayer dollars should not be used to fund the end of innocent human life through elective abortion and have voted to prevent the use of public money for this practice.

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

In Federalist 51, Hamilton wrote, "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary." The Founders understood that sin is our nature, and that sinful people ought not be given too much power over the lives of others.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Matthew 22:36-40

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.

In my career I have been endorsed by groups representing every facet of the conservative coalition, from the National Rifle Association to National Right to Life; from the Chamber of Commerce to the Farm Bureau. In 2014, as head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, I led the fight to fire Harry Reid and give Republicans control of the Senate, putting a halt to President Obama's legislative agenda.

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

Phone: 785-656-4295 Email: info@moranforkansas.com

Additional comment from candidate:

No answer.

Background

Education

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, J.D., 1982
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, B.S., 1976

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, KS, Member

Offices

  • U.S. Senate, Held 6
  • U.S. House, Held 14
 

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