Candidate Profile
Ben Cline

Republican , Virginia

Biography

Name
Ben Cline
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. House, Dist. 6
Incumbent
Yes
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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.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  100%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2019-20:  100%
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2019:  100%
Club for Growth, 2019:  100%, 100% (cum.)
Family Foundation VA, 2016-17:  100%
FRC Action, 2019:  100%
FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  100%, 100% (cum.)
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  A
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  100%, 100% (cum.)
National Federation of Independent Business VA (NFIB-VA), 2019:  100%
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  100%
National Taxpayers Union, 2019:  A
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  A
Middle Resolution, 2018:  99%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  97%, 97% (cum.)
Citizens Defense League VA (VCDL), 2017:  97%
NumbersUSA, 2019:  97%, 97% (cum.)
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2020:  96%
American Conservative Union Foundation VA (ACU - VA), 2018:  82%, 94% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  94% (cum.)
Freedom Index, 2019:  89% (cum.)
Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation (VTPPF), 2018:  100%, 86% (cum.)

98%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters VA (VALCV), 2018:  29%, 35% (cum.)
Virginia Education Association (VEA), 2018:  33%
Equality Virginia, 2013:  25%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2019-20:  21%
Alliance for Retired Americans, 2019:  20%, 20% (cum.)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations VA (AFL-CIO VA), 2017:  18%
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2020:  8%
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2019:  0%
NARAL Pro-Choice VA, 2018:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  0% (cum.)
Planned Parenthood Advocates of VA, 2012:  0%
Population Connection Action Fund, 2019:  0%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  F

12%

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

3
*Family Research Council Action PAC, *National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, National Right To Life

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
59
Ashley Hinson (2020), Barbara Comstock (2013), Bill DeSteph (2013), Brenda Pogge (2007), Brian Fitzpatrick (2019), Brian Mast (2019) and 53 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
78
America Unlimited (2018), America's First PAC (2018), Ann PAC (2018), Battleground PAC (2018), Blaine Luetkemeyer (2018), Bob Goodlatte (2020) and 72 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.

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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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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.

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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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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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Background

Education
  • Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, B.A., 1994
  • T.C. Williams Law School, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, J.D., 2007
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Member, Virginia House of Delegates, Held 2002-present
 

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