Candidate Profile
Joseph (Joe) Kaufman

Republican , Florida


Joseph (Joe) Kaufman
U.S. Rep., Dist. 23

Panel Rating

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Herman Cain

Reported by Candidate

General Paul Vallely, John Bolton, Newt Gingrich, Mark Levin

Selected Contributions


Allen West Guardian Fund, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Patriots for Economic Freedom, State Republican Party Organizations
Freedoms Defense Fund, Patriots for Economic Freedom







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

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

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

If the life of the mother is at risk.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Add the Muslim Brotherhood to the US State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO). Support Pro-USA Iranians in their quest to remove the Ayatollah and Mullah regime of Iran. Shut down fifth-column Islamist groups, such as CAIR and ISNA. Pressure Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera and stop supporting Hamas and Hezbollah. Stop tying Israel's hands behind her back, when she needs to defend herself.

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

The recognition by a righteous few that our freedom and our rights were granted to us not by man, but by the Creator, and that government was established specifically to preserve these rights.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My family and I are Bible-believing and observant Jews.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I invite all to read my extensive issues page, at

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I support competition across state lines for health insurance companies to break up the state-run oligopolies and to raise the quality and bring down the cost of health care. To address pre-existing conditions, I support risk pools, much like those utilized by auto insurance companies, to mitigate cost across the board. I support tort reform. I support menu pricing for doctor's offices and hospitals, so that we have a general idea of the bill before we receive the surprise in the mail.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should lower taxes and reduce regulations to allow business to thrive in America and to invite corporations that moved overseas to repatriate funds and bring back operations and jobs to our nation.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Eliminate the bloated IRS bureaucracy, get rid of the tens of thousands of pages, and create a simple Flat Tax.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reduce regulations and lower taxes on both small companies and large corporations, so that they can hire more workers. Partner businesses with schools to bring vocational training back to America, so that our children grow up with job skills and a genuine work ethic, instead of sitting at home collecting welfare checks.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Get rid of waste and fraud and stop raiding Social Security's coffers to pay for other things. Social Security is not an entitlement; it is a contract that America has with seniors, and it needs to be honored as such.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Because of my background in national security and counter-terrorism, it is of the utmost importance that I serve in Congress. I have assisted the FBI, Homeland Security and the Department of Defense in a number of terrorism cases. My work has led to the shut down of terrorist charities and the imprisonment of terror-related individuals. I am currently working with the Secret Service and the Joint Terrorism Task Force in a case I initiated against an al-Qaeda-related US operative from the Muslim Brotherhood, who has been sentenced to death in Egypt for murder and who has been making death threats against President Trump and threats against the President's daughter, Ivanka. I will not stop until this animal is brought to justice.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 954-641-3449

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am proud to say that I was one of very few Congressional Candidates around the US to formally endorse President Donald Trump, prior to the 2016 Presidential Primary. In 2016, I received over 130,000 votes and by far the largest vote percentage ever by a Republican against Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I look forward to defeating her in 2018. God bless!


  • Univ of Maryland, College Park, BA, 1993
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • America First Alliance, Chairman
  • Broward Special Olympics, Newsletter Editor
  • Florida State House, Sought 1998, 2000

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