Candidate Profile
Brian Higgins

Democrat, New York

Biography

Name
Brian Higgins
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 26
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Liberal

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Taxpayers Union, 2016:  F
Conservative Review (CR), 2018:  19% (cum.)
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  13%
FRC Action, 2017:  11%
Heritage Action, 2017-18:  4%, 10% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2018:  8%, 9% (cum.)
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2017-18:  7%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2012:  7%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2017:  4%, 6% (cum.)
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2017-18:  6%, 6% (cum.)
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2016:  3%, 6% (cum.)
Club for Growth, 2016:  4%, 6% (cum.)
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  0%
Center for Security Policy, 2015-16:  0%
National Right to Life, 2017-19:  0%

10%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2015:  100%, 100% (cum.)
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2016:  100%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  100%
Planned Parenthood, 2017:  100%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  95%, 97% (cum.)
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2017:  95%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2017:  100%, 95% (cum.)
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2018:  67%

94%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Liberals

8
Communications Workers of America District 1, Equality New York, Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence PAC, National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, New York League of Conservation Voters, New York State AFL-CIO and 2 more

Reported by Candidate

0
New York State AFL-CIO, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, United Auto Workers

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Frank Lucas
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
National Rifle Association, Together for Our Majority

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
53
ActBlue, Ben Chandler, Beto O'Rourke, Bruce Braley, Charles Rangel, Cheri Bustos and 47 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
113
ActBlue, Airline Pilots Association, Alcee Hastings, Allyson Schwartz, Amalgamated Transit Union, America Works PAC and 107 more

Summary

98%

LIBERAL

2%

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

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, MPA, 1996
  • Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, BA, 1985

Work & Military

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Affiliations

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Offices

  • Member, House of Reps, Held 13.75
  • Member, NYS Assembly, Held 6

Details

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