Candidate Profile
Lynda Bennett

Republican , North Carolina

Biography

Name
Lynda Bennett
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 11
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Conservative
(Conditional) *

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

Endorsements*

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

Conservatives

11
*American Conservative Union PAC, *Andy Biggs, *Citizens United Political Victory Fund, *Donald Trump, House Freedom Fund (HFF), Jim Jordan and 5 more

Others

1
*David Bossie

Reported by Candidate

4
House Freedom Caucus, Senate Conservatives, Rep. Mark Meadows, Rep. Jim Jordan

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Jim Davis (2016), North Carolina Leadership Fund (2020), Senate Conservatives Fund (2020), State Republican Party Organizations (2019)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
American Principles (2020), House Freedom Action (2020), Irving & Cherna Moskowitz (2020), Jim Jordan (2020), North Carolina Leadership Fund (2020), Richard & Elizabeth Uihlein (2020) and 2 more

Summary

0%

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Since I believe that life begins at conception - there are two lives to be considered in such decisions.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Economy

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Social Security is not an entitlement. It should be managed as it was intended - as an insurance program that we have paid into. It requires the federal government to stop raiding the coffers and to be fiscally responsible to those that have paid in.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

One simple answer - our President has proposed to reduce duplicate services in the federal government. That will cut wasteful spending.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Socialism is not acceptable. America should not take money from the waitresses, truck drivers and construction workers to give to a person who took on college debt to further themselves economically!

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Yes   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Bottom line - the Constitution does not establish a state religion. More importantly, the government can not hinder people from exercising their religion. The phrase 'separation of church and state' has been taken out of context. It came from a Thomas Jefferson letter - not the Constitution. The Constitution protects the people with the freedom 'of' religion.... not freedom 'from' religion.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

1. Transparency for all costs. 2. Lower premiums and out of pocket costs. 3. Pre-exiting conditions covered – insurance companies cannot cancel because you’re sick. How to Achieve these Goals 1. Lower prescription drug prices. (23% of all healthcare costs are drugs) Cut out the middleman (PBM: prescription benefit managers). They are paid a percentage of the retail prices and have no incentive to lower prices. 2. Allow associations (ex: Association of Realtors) and small businesses to team up to qualify for group health insurance. 3. Allow states to establish “high risk” pools to make insurance more affordable for all, including those with chronic illness.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Support the President's position of 'Peace through Strength'. This position includes remaining energy independent, which allow the USA to deal with radical Islamic terrorism without worrying about the price of gas at the pump back home. Secure the Border.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

'Who is allowed and under what circumstances' - is controlled by law. Immigration laws must be enforced. These laws must be written by Americans to benefit America first.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Values

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

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe the bible is the inerrant word of God. Jesus Christ is my personal saviour.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

lyndaforcongress.com

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

No

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

We are in the battle for the soul of our nation. As our nation slips toward socialism, many expect us to fight - to do what is necessary - to protect the American way of life that encourages prosperity and freedom.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


2nd Amendment

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

Gun ownership enhances public safety. Our Constitution protects our rights and the second amendment protects our rights in the Constitution.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


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   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

I will use the Constitution as my guide. I will support private property rights and personal property rights. Gun ownership protection laws (Enforce Heller vs District of Columbia). Defending Life from womb to tomb. Supporting an America First agenda.

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.

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

For the most part Americans are not a racist nation. Billy Graham acknowledged the immensity of this problem. "The issues that face us are complex and enormous, and simply wishing they would go away will not solve them. I do not pretend to know the full answer." He said, "Racial and ethnic hatred is a sin, and we need to label it as such. Jesus told his disciples to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matt. 22:39); and in reply to the question “Who is my neighbor?” he responded with a pointed parable about a good Samaritan, a member of a despised race (Luke 10:25-37)."

iVoterGuide Note:  Survey responses were submitted by the candidate after the survey deadline was reached and were not considered during panel evaluations.


Background

Education
  • Univ of NH, Durham, NH, BS, 1979
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Calvary Road Baptist Church, member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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