Candidate Profile
Kevin Cramer

Republican , North Dakota

Biography

Name
Kevin Cramer
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2017-18:  100%
FRC Action, 2017:  100%
National Right to Life, 2017-18:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2015-16:  95%
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  86%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2017-18:  100%, 85% (cum.)
National Taxpayers Union, 2016:  B
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2016:  87%, 78% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2017:  81%, 72% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2018:  58%, 59% (cum.)
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  53%
Club for Growth, 2016:  65%, 51% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2017-18:  44%
Conservative Review (CR), 2018:  37% (cum.)

75%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  16%, 21% (cum.)
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2016:  8%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2018:  4%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2015:  0%, 4% (cum.)
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2017:  0%, 1% (cum.)
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2016:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2017:  0%

5%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Campaign for Working Families, Donald Trump, National Right To Life, Tea Party Express

Reported by Candidate

1
Professional Insurance Agents of America

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
National Republican Congressional Committee, Rick Berg, Rick Santorum, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
102
Acton PAC, Alamo PAC, American Conservative Union, American Principles, Andrew Harris, Arkansas for Leadership PAC and 96 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
American Maritime Officers, Brave PAC, Democrat, Republican, and Independent Voter Education, Paul Singer, Transportation Workers Union of America, United Mine Workers of America

Summary

6%

LIBERAL

94%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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.

Disagree

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?

To save the Life of mother

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

Call it what it is. Better coordinate federal and local law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Provide appropriate resources to our military and homeland security missions. Improve international relationships with other victim nations to stop the caliphate from growing.

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

They understood man’s sinful nature and knew that without institutionalizing a set of checks and balances, the concentration of power in one person or body or even political philosophy would lead to self destruction. That is why our form of representative democracy is based on God’s covenantal relationship with us. Self governance is no different than other types of governance in that we want to be led by people of virtue. That means we as citizens must be virtuous.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a sinner grateful for a God who loves me enough to die for me. I believe Jesus Christ is the exclusive source of forgiveness and salvation. Every day I strive to be worthy, come up short, and am thankful my salvation doesn’t depend on my works but God’s sacrifice. While I fall short of perfection every day, I am not ashamed to proclaim who Jesus is and what he has done for me and others.

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.

American Conservative Union (ACU) ratings.

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

Block grant to states with great flexibility.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Get out of the way and facilitate global relationships. Lowe taxes and rollback regulations.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Simpler and lower. Support families by encouraging marriage and children. Flatter and lower.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Connect education with opportunities. Use work requirements for able bodied, young adults without young dependent children receiving welfare. Also, cut regulations and taxes on job creators to make us more globally competitve.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Incremental increase in age in out years by about 6 months. Slight means test and raise the wage cap slightly

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

Education and experience are not qualifications for elected office in the US. I’ve already demonstrated my fitness by being elected to congress for three consecutive terms by increasing margins.

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

Kevincramer@kevincramer.org

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

No Answer


Background

Education
  • Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, B. A., 1983
  • University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, Masters in Management, 2003
  • University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, Honorary Doctorate of Leadership, 2013
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • University of Mary, Board of Trustees
  • Roughrider Honor Flight, Co-chair
  • New Song Church, member
  • ND Mental Health Association, Board member
  • Charity Lutheran church council, President
  • ND Republican party, Chairman
Offices
  • Public Service Commissioner, Held 2003-2012
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Held 2012-present
 

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