Candidate Profile
Tom Emmer

Republican , Minnesota

Biography

Name
Tom Emmer
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  92%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  80%, 78%
Club for Growth, 2015:  72%, 72%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  67%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  66%, 66%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  50%

81%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  48%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  18%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  17%, 17%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

20%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

6
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Second Revolution, Minnesota Gun Owners PAC, National Federation Of Independent Business, National Rifle Association, National Right to Life, Tea Party Express

Liberals

1
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Reported by Candidate

6
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), National Right to Life Committee, Minnesota Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association, United States Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
15
Bruce Poliquin, Charles Boustany Jr. M.D., David Young, Don Bacon, Jason Lewis, Jeff Denham and 9 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
35
Acton PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, CMR, Doug Collins, Excelsior PAC, Eye of the Tiger PAC and 29 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
Airline Pilots Association, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, International Union of Operating Engineers, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Laborers International Union of North America, Marijuana Policy Project and 4 more

Summary

17%

LIBERAL

83%

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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

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.

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.

(Did not answer)

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.

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.

Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

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

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.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)

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

Conservative

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Additional comment from candidate:

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, MN, JD
  • University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbank, AK, Bachelor
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Representative, MN House, Held 6
  • Member, City Council, Held 10
 

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