Candidate Profile
Joe Biden

Democrat, Oregon

Biography

Name
Joe Biden
Party
Democrat
Race
President/VP of the United States
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2012:  9%
Center for Security Policy, 2009-10:  6%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2012:  0%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2012:  0%
Club for Growth, 2012:  0%
FRC Action, 2012:  0%
National Right to Life, 2012:  0%

2%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2012:  100%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2010:  100%
Human Rights Campaign, 2011:  94%

97%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

1
See endorsements for Barack Obama.

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
DanPAC (HI), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations, State Democratic Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
56
ActBlue, Amalgamated Transit Union, America Works PAC, American Association for Justice, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Brad Schneider and 50 more

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

1. Should the Healthcare law be repealed?

OPPOSES - He offered his support for the healthcare law in a speech to the N.A.A.C.P.’s convention in July 2012. Source: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/biden-defends-health-care-reform-and-decries-voter-id-laws/

2. Should the definition of marriage be broadened beyond one man and one woman by state or federal government?

SUPPORTS - In his interview with Meet the Press in May of 2012, he stated, “ I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction -- beyond that." Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/06/vice-president-biden-gay-marriage_n_1489235.html

3. What is your position on expanding gun control?

UNCLEAR - In an interview with CBS “Meet the Press” after the Trayvon Martin shooting, he said, “It's important that people be put in a position where their Second Amendment rights are protected, but that they also don't, as a consequence of the laws, unintendedly put themselves in harm's way … The idea that there's this overwhelming additional security in the ownership and carrying concealed and deadly weapons... I think it's the premise, not the constitutional right, but the premise that it makes people safer is one that I'm not so sure of.” Source: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/04/01/Biden-Gun-Control-Trayvon

4. What is your position on abortion?

SUPPORTS - Based on his support to maintain government subsidies for Planned Parenthood in the final negotiations of the 2011 funding bill, it can be concluded that he is pro-choice. Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/16/19-senators-support-bidens-efforts-on-planned-parenthood/

5. What is your position on tax increases?

SUPPORTS - According to an April 24th, 2012 post to www.ontheissues.org, “during debt ceiling talks, Biden made it clear that Obama would only sign on to a deal that included revenue increases.” Source: http://www.ontheissues.org/2012/Joe_Biden_Tax_Reform.htm

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