Candidate Profile
Scott W. Taylor

Republican , Virginia

Biography

Name
Scott W. Taylor
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. House, Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Moderate 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

Citizens Defense League VA (VCDL), 2015:  100%
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  100%, 100% (cum.)
Family Foundation VA, 2015:  100%
FRC Action, 2018:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2017-2018:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business VA (NFIB-VA), 2017:  100%
National Right to Life, 2017-18:  100%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2017-18:  93%
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  88%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2018:  79%, 86% (cum.)
National Taxpayers Union, 2017-18:  B+
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  78%
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2018:  78%
Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation (VTPPF), 2016:  45%, 69% (cum.)
Club for Growth, 2018:  53%, 67% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2018:  56%, 62% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2017-18:  51%, 51% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2018:  45% (cum.)

83%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  50%
Outdoor Industry Association PAC, 2018:  C
Virginia Education Association (VEA), 2016:  50%
League of Conservation Voters VA (VALCV), 2016:  33%, 47% (cum.)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations VA (AFL-CIO VA), 2016:  41%
Foreign Policy for America, 2019:  33%
Human Rights Campaign, 2017-18:  15%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  11%, 11% (cum.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  9%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2018:  9%, 7% (cum.)
Alliance for Retired Americans, 2018:  10%, 5% (cum.)
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2017:  5%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2018:  4%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2017:  0%, 0% (cum.)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 2017-18:  0%
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2018:  0%
NARAL Pro-Choice VA, 2014-15:  0%, 0% (cum.)
Planned Parenthood, 2017:  0%
Population Connection Action Fund, 2018:  0%

17%

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.

Conservatives

6
Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy, *National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, Steve Scalise, Tea Party Express, The Guardian Fund

Others

2
*Maverick PAC (MavPAC), *SEAL PAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
16
A. Benton Chafin (2014), Bill DeSteph (2015), Dan Crenshaw (2018), David E. Yancey (2015), Dominion Leadership Trust (2015), Glenn R. Davis (2012) and 10 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
134
Abraham Lincoln PAC (2019), Adam Kinzinger (2020), American Principles (2018), America's First PAC (2018), Andrew & Simona Beal (2018), Andrew Harris (2020) and 128 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
7
Airline Pilots Association (2018), American Maritime Officers (2018), International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2017), Log Cabin Republicans (2018), Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (2018), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (2018), Seafarers International Union (2017)

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

One of the Republicans who voted for the 2018 Omnibus Spending package on March 22, 2018. The vehicle for the roll call vote was H.R. 1625. The package included continued funding for Planned Parenthood and sanctuary cities, no funding for new border wall construction, and no funding for Veterans Affairs reforms.
Numbers USA Grade
Original cosponsor for bill H.R. 1227 – Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017
Co-sponsor of Equality Act, H.R. 2282, a bill to advance special protections based on "sexual orientation" and "gender identity." No provision for religious or conscience exemptions from the government requirements it imposes on people of faith and small businesses. Explicitly written to undermine religious freedom protections in current law.
Endorses LGBT Coalition
During his one term in Congress, Taylor voted for profligate spending, defended unconstitutional powers enabling the NSA to commit privacy abuses, and supported interventionist foreign policies. https://www.conservativereview.com/?s=scott+taylor
During his one term in office, his Heritage Action score was 50%, --https://heritageaction.com/scorecard/members/t000477/115 and his Freedom Works score was 59% - http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/scott-taylor

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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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?

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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?

(Did not answer)


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?

(Did not answer)


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