Candidate Profile
Earl "Buddy" Carter

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Earl "Buddy" Carter
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Conservative Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  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), 2020:  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%
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  A
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2018:  93%
NumbersUSA, 2019:  97%, 93% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2018:  88%, 91% (cum.)
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  90%
National Taxpayers Union, 2017-18:  B+
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  94%, 81% (cum.)
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  75%
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  B
Club for Growth, 2018:  68%, 74% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  75%, 72% (cum.)
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  66%
Freedom Index, 2019:  56% (cum.)
John Birch Society (same as Freedom Index), 2018:  56% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  52% (cum.)

86%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  36%
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 2017-18:  25%
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%, 5% (cum.)
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2018:  4%
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%
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%
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  0% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2018:  0%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  F
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  0%

6%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

3
Donald Trump, *National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, National Right To Life

Reported by Candidate

2
Chamber of Commerce, NRA

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
41
Austin Scott (2016), Barbara Comstock (2017), Barry Loudermilk (2016), Brian Fitzpatrick (2017), Brian Mast (2017), Bruce Poliquin (2017) and 35 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
63
21st Century Majority Fund (2014), Alan Nunnelee (DECEASED) (2014), Ben Watson (2018), Bill Werkheiser (2019), Brandon Beach (2014), Brett Guthrie (2020) and 57 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
Airline Pilots Association (2019), American Postal Workers Union (2019), John J. Barrow (2019), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (2020), United Mine Workers of America (2016)

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

CONSERVATIVE

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?

None.


Economy

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

Disagree   

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.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

By repealing Obamacare in its entirety and allowing free market principles to increase competition so all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care.


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?

Enforce our borders and enhance the ability of the military to combat it where it exists.


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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a lifelong Christian and member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church in Savannah, Georgia, as well as Band of Brothers.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

My voting record.

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.

No Answer   


2nd Amendment

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

(Did not answer)


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.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA
  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum, Board of Trustees
  • Young Harris College, Board of Trustees
  • National Community Pharmacists Association, Member
  • The Academy of Independent Pharmacists, Member
  • Pooler Georgia Rotarty Club, Member
  • Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Wesley United Methodist Church, Member
Offices
  • Georgia State Senate, Held 5
  • Georgia State House, Held 5
  • Mayor of Pooler, Sought 1994
 

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