Candidate Profile
Bradley Byrne

Republican , Alabama

Biography

Name
Bradley Byrne
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

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%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2019-20:  100%
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  100%, 100% (cum.)
FRC Action, 2019:  100%
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  A
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2017-2018:  100%
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  100%
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  A
NumbersUSA, 2019:  95%, 93% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2018:  84%, 91% (cum.)
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  90%
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2018:  89%
Eagle Forum, 2019:  89%
National Taxpayers Union, 2017-18:  B+
FreedomWorks, 2019:  86%, 76% (cum.)
Club for Growth, 2018:  59%, 75% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  98%, 75% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  63% (cum.)
Freedom Index, 2019:  58% (cum.)
John Birch Society (same as Freedom Index), 2018:  57% (cum.)

89%

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:  8%, 10% (cum.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  6%
Alliance for Retired Americans, 2018:  10%, 4% (cum.)
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2018:  4%
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  4% (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%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2018:  0%, 0% (cum.)
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%
Population Connection Action Fund, 2018:  0%
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  0%

5%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

6
Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack, Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran, Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller, Tallasee Mayor Johnny Hammock, Florence Mayor Steve Holt, Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
38
Alex Mooney (2014), Barbara Comstock (2014), Barry Loudermilk (2016), Billy Long (2016), Bobby Schilling (2014), Brian Nestande (2014) and 32 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
73
Adam Kinzinger (2014), Alan Nunnelee (DECEASED) (2014), Ann Wagner (2014), Austin Scott (2019), Badlands PAC (2019), BudgetHawks.com (2014) and 67 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Airline Pilots Association (2018), American Maritime Officers (2019), International Association of Masters, Mates, and Pilots (2018), Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (2018), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (2017), United Mine Workers of America (2019)

Summary

6%

LIBERAL

94%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

One of the Republicans who voted for the 2018 Omnibus Spending package on March 22, 2018. The vehicle for the roll call vote was H.R. 1625. The package included continued funding for Planned Parenthood and sanctuary cities, no funding for new border wall construction, and no funding for Veterans Affairs reforms.

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

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   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)


Economy

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

(Did not answer)

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

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

(Did not answer)

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

(Did not answer)


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   

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

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

(Did not answer)


Healthcare

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

(Did not answer)

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

(Did not answer)


Immigration

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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

(Did not answer)


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My faith is where my value system comes from and the driving force behind my public service. I believe in the Lordship of Christ and the Holy authority of scripture.


Qualifications

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?

Conservative   

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

(Did not answer)

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

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

(Did not answer)


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

The Second Amendment is clear, and I do not support new gun laws that restrict our Second Amendment rights.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

(Did not answer)

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

(Did not answer)

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1) Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution 2) Term Limits 3) Funding to build the wall and Secure the southern border

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, JD
  • Duke University, Durham, BA
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • U.S. Congressman, Held 6
  • State Board of Education, Held 6
 

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