Candidate Profile
Patricia Flanagan

Republican , New Jersey

Biography

Name
Patricia Flanagan
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
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Endorsements

Conservatives

2
American Workers Coalition, Greg Quinlan

Others

1
Gary Rich

Reported by Candidate

6
Israel Teitelbaum, Bishop Renee Henry Gracida, Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg, Councilman Walter Cleary III, Monmouth County Freeholder/US Sen Can Gary Rich, Garden State Observer

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
WinRed (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
National Right to Life Committee (2018), WinRed (2020)

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

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 except to save the life of the mother which given current medical options is nearly never outside of a tubal or molar pregnancy


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure 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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

There is no shortage of funds to guarantee Social Security, however there IS a shortage of fiscal responsibility in Congress. We must reallocate the budget, I’m committed to that and to restoring fiscal sanity in Washington DC.

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

All liberal/progressive entitlement programs

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

None


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?

Our First Amendment clearly states Americans have the Freedom OF religion, not Freedom FROM religion. Separation of Church and State applies to the State not mandating religion, not any restriction thereof.


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?

I have proposed my American Healthcare Restoration Act which cuts premiums for all Americans by an average of half, increases access to quality care and innovative treatments, and restores full choice to patients. There are no deductibles, no prior condition exclusions, no mandates, and most importantly—removes government from healthcare where it never should have been.


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?

We need to fully fund the military, continue sanctions and maximum pressure on Iran and all sponsors of terror, re-elect President Trump, and elect a Congressional Republican majority.


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?

I’m for full reformation of our immigration system which includes ending chain migration and VISA Lottery. I also oppose S386, a Bill which takes jobs away from Americans under the Hb1 VISA system.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Neutral   


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’m a devout born-again Christian


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.

FlanaganForSenate.org

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

No

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

I come from a military family, and a Christian family. I was taught the values of Faith, Family and Flag—the very values that built America. I want to help restore those values, restore our Country, and make us thrive as the greatest Country on earth. I will serve humbly with dedication to our Constitution and work every day for my State and our Country, so help me God.


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

Our Constitution clearly states that the 2nd Amendment “shall not be infringed”. We must fully restore gun ownership rights before any restrictions could even be a question.


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?

My proposed American Healthcare Restoration Act My Constitution Caucus Initiative Citizens’ Rights Constitutional Guarantees which addresses the unconstitutionality of Sanctuary Cities and Statez

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

No, the two are not related


Background

Education
  • Wheaton College, Norton, BA, 1992
  • Brown University, Providence, MT, 1992
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Trinity Church Princeton, Sunday School Teacher, Choir
Offices
  • US Senate, Sought 2018
 

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