Candidate Profile
Adrienne Bennett

Republican , Maine

Biography

Name
Adrienne Bennett
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
(Conditional)

Endorsements

Others

2
Mike Perkins, VIEW PAC

Reported by Candidate

2
VIEW PAC, Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV)

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?

The only time that a family and their doctor should be allowed to consider abortion is when the life of the mother at risk and it is a choice between life and life, the most difficult decision a mother would have to make.


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?

+ We need to reform our public sector pension programs so that our public employees (including teachers) are paying into Social Security and not penalized when they receive benefits. + Reform the SSDI program to reduce the amount of fraud and abuse, so that able bodied adults, capable of working are not eligible for benefits and discouraged to work.

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.

Disagree   

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.

Agree   

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

Strengthen our military assets while bringing home our troops Support and defend Israel


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.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As a Christian, my faith in Christ and my belief in salvation through him shape the way that I live my life.


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.

https://www.adrienne2020.com/issues/

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.

Agree   


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.

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?

+ Immigration streamlining and increased border funding + Realignment of Education funds to invest in the trades and allow more options for parents + Investment in Rural Infrastructure

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • New England School of Communications, Bangor, ME, Radio & TV Broadcasting, 2001
Work & Military
  • WABI-TV (Channel 5), Reporter, Bureau Chief, Videographer, Producer, 2002-2011
  • Governor Paul R. LePage, State of Maine, Press Secretary, 2011-2017
  • Kennebec Savings Bank, Vice President, 2017-2018
  • Realtor (F.O. Bailey Real Estate, eXp Realty), Realtor, 2019-present
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Press Secretary to Governor Paul LePage, Held 2011-2017
 

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