Candidate Profile
Patrick McHenry

Republican , North Carolina


Patrick McHenry
U.S. Rep., Dist 10

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.


Conservative Organizations

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), 2017-18:  100%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2019-20:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2015-16:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2020:  100%
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
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  100%, 98% (cum.)
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  93%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  76%, 92% (cum.)
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2019:  89%
Club for Growth, 2019:  67%, 81% (cum.)
NumbersUSA, 2019:  36%, 80% (cum.)
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  78%
American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  77%
FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  64%, 75% (cum.)
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  B
Grass Roots North Carolina, 2020:  72%
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  80%, 69% (cum.)
John Birch Society (same as Freedom Index), 2018:  67% (cum.)
Freedom Index, 2019:  66% (cum.)
National Taxpayers Union, 2019:  C+
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  46%
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  38% (cum.)



Liberal Organizations

Outdoor Industry Association PAC, 2018:  C
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  43%
Foreign Policy for America, 2019:  31%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2019-20:  16%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  8%, 9% (cum.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  9%
Alliance for Retired Americans, 2019:  30%, 8% (cum.)
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2018:  9%, 3% (cum.)
League of Conservation Voters NC, 2017-18:  9%, 3% (cum.)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2017:  0%, 2% (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%
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2019:  0%
National Education Association (NEA), 2017-18:  0%
National Iranian American Council (NIAC), 2018:  0%
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2020:  0%
National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund (NRCAT), 2018:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  0% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2019:  0%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  F
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  0%




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


Campaign for Working Families, Donald Trump, *Family Research Council Action PAC, Jeff McNeely, *National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, National Right To Life and 2 more


Vickie Sawyer

Selected Contributions


Adam Putnam (2008), Adrian Smith (2006), Barbara Comstock (2018), Bob Beauprez (2006), Brian Fitzpatrick (2018), Brian Mast (2018) and 82 more
American Conservative Union (2006), American Victory PAC (2014), America's Foundation PAC (2010), Austin M. Allran (2010), Back Americas Conservatives PAC (2006), Brad Lager (2018) and 90 more


Airline Pilots Association (2018), American Maritime Officers (2018), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (2019), National Association of Letter Carriers (2006), National Rural Letter Carriers Association (2006), Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (2016) and 2 more







Other Information

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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.

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

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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.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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

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

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How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

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

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National Security

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

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

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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.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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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.

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

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

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Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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

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

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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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?

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

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

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

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Criminal Justice

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

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2nd Amendment

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

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Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

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I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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

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The Electoral College should be abolished.

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

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

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  • Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC, BA, 2000
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • NC College Republians, State Chairman
  • Belmont Abbey College Alumni Hall of Fame, Inaugural Inductee
  • College Republican National Committee, Treasurer
  • US House of Representatives, Held 2005-present
  • NC House of Representatives, Held 2003 - 2005
  • NC House of Representatives, Sought 1998

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