Candidate Profile
Ralph Abraham

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  100%
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  100%
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), 2017-18:  100%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2017-18:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2015-16:  100%
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  100%, 100% (cum.)
FRC Action, 2019:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2017-2018:  100%
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  100%
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2018:  91%
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  A-
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  88%
NumbersUSA, 2019:  85%, 85% (cum.)
National Taxpayers Union, 2017-18:  B+
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2018:  80%, 82% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  98%, 77% (cum.)
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  73%
Club for Growth, 2018:  69%, 71% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2019:  51%, 66% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  61% (cum.)
Freedom Index, 2018:  60%
John Birch Society, 2018:  60% (cum.)

86%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  36%
Outdoor Industry Association PAC, 2018:  D
Foreign Policy for America, 2019:  23%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  13%, 13% (cum.)
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2018:  7%
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  6%
Alliance for Retired Americans, 2018:  10%, 5% (cum.)
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2017:  0%, 2% (cum.)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2017:  0%, 0% (cum.)
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2017:  0%
Center for Freethought Equality, 2017-18:  0%
Common Cause, 2017-18:  0%
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 2017-18:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2017-18:  0%
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 2017-18:  0%
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2018:  0%
National Education Association (NEA), 2017-18:  0%
National Iranian American Council (NIAC), 2018:  0%
National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund (NRCAT), 2018:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  0% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2018:  0%
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  0%

5%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

5
Dodie Horton, Jack McFarland, Jay Morris, Paul Hollis, St. Tammany Parish Republicans

Others

3
Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), Louisiana Loggers Association and PAC, Louisiana State Medical Society (LAMPAC)

Reported by Candidate

3
Over 150 of Louisiana's elected leaders, Jefferson Parish RPEC, Rapides Parish RPEC, St. Landry RPEC, St. Charles RPEC, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
14
Bruce Poliquin (2017), Clay Higgins (2017), Doug LaMalfa (2018), John Culberson (2018), Martha E. McSally (2017), Martha Roby (2018) and 8 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
42
Acton PAC (2014), Allen West Guardian Fund (2018), Austin Scott (2015), Badlands PAC (2014), Belief in Life and Liberty (2014), Charles Boustany Jr. M.D. (2014) and 36 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
7
Airline Pilots Association (2017), American Maritime Officers (2018), International Association of Masters, Mates, and Pilots (2017), Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (2017), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (2018), Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (2017), Seafarers International Union (2018)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Right to Life

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

You either believe the baby is a life or not. I believe the baby is a life.


Economy

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Create jobs by getting government out of the way and lowering taxes on business.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Businesses know how to grow jobs and attract incomes. Government should work with them by incentivizing smart investment, building infrastructure, and investing in education and workforce training - not against them by imposing crippling taxes and regulations.


Religious Liberty

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

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

Strongly Agree


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree

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

I would encourage innovation and competition to help make health care affordable for every Louisianian.


National Security

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

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Values

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

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

The LGBTQ+ political agenda poses a threat to First Amendment freedoms of speech, expression and religious exercise.

Strongly Agree

I support expanding protections in employment and accommodations based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Strongly Disagree

If children are given instruction in sex education in public schools, it should not express a preference for abstinence but should be comprehensive, offering discussions on various types of sexual orientations and behaviors plus all types of contraceptives.

Strongly Disagree

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

Our Founding Fathers fully understood that the authority to govern must be entrusted to the people, not a select few.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. My Christian values inform every decision I make.


Qualifications

I voted in these elections:

2012 General Election, 2014 Primary, 2014 General Election, 2016 Primary, 2016 General Election, 2018 Primary, 2018 General Election

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.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/ralph-abraham/

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

I've spent my entire life serving Louisiana as a military soldier, veterinarian, Doctor, and as a Conservative voice in Congress.

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

Email: info@abrahamforgovernor.com Phone Number: (225) 341-1801

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

I will always do the right thing, and I will always put Louisiana Families First!


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Gambling should be limited to existing forms and should not be de-regulated or expanded.

Agree

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,, 1994

Work & Military

  • U.S. Army, Co C 2/20th Special Forces, 1st Lieutenant, 1986-1989
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Aircraft Commander

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

Offices

  • US Congressman, Held 2015-Present

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