Candidate Profile
Claudia Tenney

Republican, New York

Biography

Name
Claudia Tenney
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 22
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Right to Life, 2017-19:  100%
FRC Action, 2017:  89%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2017-18:  87%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2017-18:  79%, 79% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2017:  67%, 67% (cum.)
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  67%
Heritage Action, 2017-18:  47%, 47% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2018:  48%, 46% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2018:  42% (cum.)

69%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  32%, 32% (cum.)
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2017:  24%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2018:  7%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2017:  6%, 6% (cum.)
Planned Parenthood, 2017:  0%

14%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

5
Donald Trump, Maggie's List, National Federation Of Independent Businesses, Susan B. Anthony List, Winning for Women

Liberals

1
United Mine Workers of America New York State COMPAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Conservative Party of New York State, Donald Trump, Excelsior PAC, House Conservatives Fund, Susan B. Anthony List
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
76
Alamo PAC, American Legacy PAC, American Principles, Andrew Harris, Associated Builders and Contractors, Austin Scott and 70 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Airline Pilots Association, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Laborers International Union of North America, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Paul Singer, United Mine Workers of America

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

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

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Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

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

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

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

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

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Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

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

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I support sanctuary cities.

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

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I support the death penalty.

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Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

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

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

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I voted in these primaries and general elections:

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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

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

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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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?

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

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

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What role should government play in boosting the economy?

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What changes should be made to the tax code?

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What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

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How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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

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

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

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Background

Education

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, BA, 1983
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, JD, 1987

Work & Military

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Affiliations

  • Faxton-St. Luke's Hospital, Board Member
  • St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing, Board Member
  • Sitrin Nursing Home, Board Member
  • Luthern Homes Foundation, Board Member
  • Auxiliary, American Legion Post 1376, Member
  • Mohawk Valley Community College, Board Member
  • Oneida County Bar Association, Secretary
  • Center for Freedom and Western Civilization, Advisory Board Member, Colgate University

Offices

  • NYS Assembly, Held 6
  • US House, NY 22, Sought 2014

Details

Signed Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge
Voted in 2017 against Hartzler amendment to de-fund "sex change" surgery for military personnel. Record vote.

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