Candidate Profile
Ralph Abraham

Republican , Louisiana

Biography

Name
Ralph Abraham
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  100%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 100% (cum.)
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2017-18:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2015-16:  100%
FRC Action, 2017:  100%
National Right to Life, 2017-19:  100%
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2016:  88%, 85% (cum.)
National Taxpayers Union, 2016:  B
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2017:  81%, 83% (cum.)
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  73%
FreedomWorks, 2018:  59%, 71% (cum.)
Club for Growth, 2016:  70%, 70% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2017-18:  67%, 67% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  58%

85%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2017:  19%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  13%, 13% (cum.)
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2018:  7%
Planned Parenthood, 2017:  6%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2017:  0%, 2% (cum.)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2015:  0%, 0% (cum.)
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2016:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%

6%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Allen West Guardian Fund, Campaign for Working Families, National Right To Life

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
9
Bruce Poliquin, Clay Higgins, Martha E. McSally, Martha Roby, Mimi Walters, National Republican Congressional Committee and 3 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
30
Acton PAC, Allen West Guardian Fund, Associated Builders and Contractors, Austin Scott, Badlands PAC, Belief in Life and Liberty and 24 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Airline Pilots Association, American Maritime Officers, International Association of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists

Summary

14%

LIBERAL

86%

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.

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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 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
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1980
  • LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport, Doctor of Medicine,, 1990
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, Co C 2/20th Special Forces, 1st Lieutenant, 1986-1989
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Aircraft Commander
  • Civil Air Patrol, Mission Pilot
Affiliations
  • Pilots for Patients, Pilot
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, Member
  • Hospitals for Humanity — Medical Mission/Haiti, Volunteer
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • Christian Emergency Relief Team - Afghanistan, Volunteer
  • Pilot/CFII, Certified Flight Instructor, 1980-Present
  • General Family Practitioner, 1995-Present
  • Mission Trip — Tanzania, Africa
Offices
  • None
  • None
 

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