Candidate Profile
Paulette Jordan

Democrat , Idaho

Biography

Name
Paulette Jordan
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Very Liberal Information icon *

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

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union ID (ACU-ID), 2018:  32%, 30% (cum.)
Bill Track 50 ID, 2018:  14%

22%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union ID (ACLU-ID), 2018:  100%

100%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

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

Liberals

5
Democracy for America, *Emily's List, *National Association of Social Workers (NASW), *National Women's Political Caucus, *People's Policy Project 3P

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Democratic Party Organizations (2018)

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Planned Parenthood endorsed Jordan's 2018 run for governor, saying that "Jordan has publically [sic] supported protecting reproductive health care, expanding sex education, advancing LGBTQ rights, and supporting immigrant rights."  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Jordan: “Planned Parenthood serves more than 7,000 Idahoans each year, and its services are essential...If we cut funding to Planned Parenthood, we leave thousands of struggling families and individuals without the services they need to manage their own health.”  Source

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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Economy

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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iVoterGuide Note:  “I believe in the right to religious freedom, but I do not support religion as an excuse for bigotry. LGBTQ folks are entitled to the same legal protections against discrimination that women, people of color, people with disabilities, and religious minorities have fought for and won over the past century. Religious freedom laws should not permit businesses or individuals to unlawfully discriminate against their fellow taxpaying Idahoans on the basis of sexual orientation.”  Source

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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Healthcare

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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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.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Jordan said that she would not support abolishing ICE in Idaho "because they do a good job."  Source

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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iVoterGuide Note:  Jordan: "We have to fight for our sanctuary cities."  Source

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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iVoterGuide Note:  When Jordan voted against a bill that would place economic pressure on sanctuary cities, she said, "The irony is seeing immigrants have prejudice toward other immigrants...My ancestors supported immigrants – I see no reason to change. I believe in humanity first.”  Source


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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Values

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Jordan voted against a bill that would expressly give public-school teachers permission to reference the Bible (not for spiritual instruction but to further studies such as history and literature).  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Jordan: “LGBTQ folks are entitled to the same legal protections against discrimination that women...and religious minorities have fought for and won.”  Source

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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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?

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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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iVoterGuide Note:  Jordan said that the AR-15 "doesn't have a place here in Idaho." She also said, “We do not need bump stocks in this state." However, Jordan says that she is a gun owner and does not support taking guns from owners who have been responsible.  Source  Source  Source


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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iVoterGuide Note:  Jordan: "We have to decriminalize marijuana."  Source

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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iVoterGuide Note:  Jordan lists three issues on her website: healthcare, land, and fiscal accountability.  Source

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

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