Candidate Profile
Blaine Luetkemeyer

Republican , Missouri

Biography

Name
Blaine Luetkemeyer
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  93%
FRC Action, 2015:  92%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 84%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  68%, 83%
Club for Growth, 2015:  54%, 68%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  80%, 68%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  60%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  60%, 56%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  46%

77%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  24%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  13%, 9%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 5%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

10%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

6
Americans for Legal Immigration--Withdrawn, Missouri Right to Life, National Federation Of Independent Businesses - the SAFE Trust, National Rifle Association, National Right To Life PAC, Vote Them Out Today

Reported by Candidate

0
National Rifle Association, US Chamber of Commerce, In process of securing other endorsements,, including Missouri Right to Life, Missouri, Farm Bureau, NFIB, and other organizations, that have all previously endorsed.

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
15
Bobby Schilling, Boehner for Speaker, Building Leadership and Inspiring New Enterprise, Chris Collins, Eric Cantor, Jason T. Smith and 9 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
58
American Conservative Union, American Success PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Billy Long, Campaign for Working Families, Citizens Against Government Waste and 52 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
National Air Traffic Controllers Association, National Rural Letter Carriers Association

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 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.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I have co-sponsored and voted for numerous pro-life bills, including those that contain exceptions for the life of the mother, rape, and incest.

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

The imperfection of mankind caused the founders to create a system of checks and balances so that no individual or branch of government could achieve absolute power and dominate our fellow man.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As a matter of faith, I hold dear certain principles and values that serve me well as a husband, a father, a grandfather, an elected representative and a Christian. I believe that a government that governs least governs best. I believe in an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. I believe in the sanctity of life and marriage, and the importance of family. I believe in the Constitution of the United States. I believe that we are a nation of laws built on Judeo-Christian principles.

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.

On social, economic, and national security issues, I have a consistently conservative voting record that matches up well with the people that I am privileged to represent. The following are sampling of the issues I have worked on: (1) Abuse of power by the executive branch - whether the IRS targeting scandal, Benghazi cover-up, Operation Fast and Furious, Operation Choke Point, the HHS mandate, forcing Common Core on states, and many other instances, my record is one of upholding the Constitution and provide a check and balance on this out of control administration. (2) Defending life - As a father and grandfather, I know there is no more precious gift than life and will continue to advocate for pro-life initiatives in Congress. (3) National Security - providing for the common defense is a Constitutional responsibility, and my record is one of voting to make sure our troops have everything they need to defeat our enemies, protect our security, and return home safely.

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

www.blaineforcongress.com

Additional comment from candidate:

It is an honor to represent the people of eastern and central Missouri in the United States House of Representatives. I am your liaison to the federal government and I fight every day for our shared conservative values.

Background

Education

  • Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO, B.A., 1974

Work & Military

  • Self, Farmer
  • Bank of St. Elizabeth, Loan Officer
  • Luetkemeyer Insurance Agency, Agent
  • Missouri Division of Tourism, Director, 2006 - 2008

Affiliations

  • St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Member
  • Knights of Columbus, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • Missouri Farm Bureau, Member
  • Eldon Chamber of Commerce, Member

Offices

  • U.S. House of Reps, Held 2009 - Present
  • MO House of Reps, Held 1999 - 2005
  • MO Treasurer, Sought 2004

Details

Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll705.xml

 

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