Candidate Profile
Jamie Raskin

Democrat , Maryland

Biography

Name
Jamie Raskin
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8
Incumbent
Yes
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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

FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  20%, 20% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  16% (cum.)
Freedom Index, 2019:  15% (cum.)
John Birch Society (same as Freedom Index), 2018:  15% (cum.)
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  11%
Club for Growth, 2019:  12%, 11% (cum.)
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  10%
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  8%, 8% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  0%, 5% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  0%, 5% (cum.)
American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  0%
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), 2017-18:  0%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2019-20:  0%
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2019:  0%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2020:  0%
FRC Action, 2019:  0%
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  F-
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2017-2018:  0%
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  0%
National Taxpayers Union, 2019:  F
NumbersUSA, 2019:  0%, 0% (cum.)
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  F

5%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Alliance for Retired Americans, 2019:  100%, 100% (cum.)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2017:  100%, 100% (cum.)
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2017:  100%
Center for Freethought Equality, 2017-18:  100%
Common Cause, 2017-18:  100%
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 2017-18:  100%
Foreign Policy for America, 2019:  100%
Human Rights Campaign, 2017-18:  100%
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 2017-18:  100%
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2019:  100%
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  100%
National Education Association (NEA), 2017-18:  100%
National Iranian American Council (NIAC), 2018:  100%
Outdoor Industry Association PAC, 2018:  A
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  100% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2019:  100%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  A
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  100%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2018:  97%, 99% (cum.)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  97%, 97% (cum.)
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2020:  92%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  86%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2019-20:  85%

98%

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

23
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Brady PAC, Demand Universal Healthcare (DUH!), End Citizens United, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and 17 more

Others

2
Humane Society Legislative Fund, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Lamar Smith (2019)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
63
Abby Finkenauer (2019), Abigail Spanberger (2020), ActBlue (2020), Adriano Espaillat (2019), AmeriPac: The Fund for a Greater America (2018), Andy Kim (2020) and 57 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
82
ActBlue (2020), Airline Pilots Association (2020), Alan Lowenthal (2015), Amalgamated Transit Union (2020), American Association for Justice (2019), American Federation of Government Employees (2020) and 76 more

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.

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "I...support repeal of the Hyde Amendment."  Source

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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)


Economy

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "I support efforts to provide relief to the millions of Americans struggling with student loan debt, including HR 2186, HR 770, HR 2648, and HR 1070. Also, as Representative of tens of thousands of dedicated public servants, I am working to defend and strengthen the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program."  Source


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.

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "I’m working to...protect freedom of religion while stopping the new argument that businesses have a religious right to discriminate against LGBTQ Americans."  Source

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Healthcare

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

(Did not answer)

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "While we work to protect the ACA, I strongly support moving towards a single-payer universal healthcare system that does not exclude anyone and saves hundreds of billions of dollars spent on insurance bureaucracy."  Source


National Security

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


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.

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "We need to end the cruel and inhumane treatment of children and families at our border and stop funding the president’s dangerous and profligate border wall."  Source

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "We need to...pass HR 6, the Dream and Promise Act, to provide a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers and families that have lived here for years due to disaster or conflict in their home countries."  Source


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

(Did not answer)


Values

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


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?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

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

(Did not answer)


2nd Amendment

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

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "I support a universal background check; a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines; and barring violently dangerous people from possessing or purchasing firearms; and will not rest until we hold the gun industry accountable for its role in deadly firearm-involved violence."  Source


Other Important Issues

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

(Did not answer)

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

The Electoral College should be abolished.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


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