Candidate Profile
Mark Kelly

Democrat , Arizona

Biography

Name
Mark Kelly
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.

Endorsements*

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

Liberals

32
314 Action, Arizona AFL-CIO, Arizona National Organization for Women (NOW) PAC, *Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Victory Fund, *BOLD PAC, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and 26 more

Others

2
*National Wildlife Federation Action Fund, TogetherFund PAC

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
16
314 Action (2020), ActBlue (2020), Adam Smith (2018), Alliance For Gun Responsibility (2016), Bend The Arc Jewish Action (2020), Brady: United Against Gun Violence (2020) and 10 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
129
2020 Senate Impact (2020), 314 Action (2020), ActBlue (2020), Airline Pilots Association (2020), All For Our Country Leadership PAC (2020), Amalgamated Transit Union (2020) and 123 more

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

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:  "'Make no mistake: these proposals we’re seeing in places like Alabama and Missouri are direct attacks on Roe v. Wade and a threat to women’s rights across the country, including here in Arizona,' said Mark Kelly. 'Women have the right to choose, and I’m going to stand up to defend that right against uncompromising politicians who are seeking to take it away.'”  Source

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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iVoterGuide Note:  He oppposes prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.  Source


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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iVoterGuide Note:  "I’m a capitalist. I started a small business in southern Arizona, a business that’s creating jobs, good-paying jobs, so that (being called a socialist) does not describe me in any way,”  Source

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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iVoterGuide Note:  Kelly has shown support to the LGBTQ community. Kelly has committed that should he be elected, he would co-sponsor and vote in favor of the Equality Act, crucial federal legislation that would finally guarantee explicit, protections for LGBTQ people under our nation's existing civil rights laws.  Source

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:  Candidate’s position on this issue could not be determined by iVoterGuide research staff.

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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iVoterGuide Note:  "Kelly believes health care is a right. He supports ensuring every Arizonan has health insurance, and that those with pre-existing conditions are covered with insurance they can afford, a public health care option that would compete with private insurers, taking on the pharmaceutical industry to lower the cost of prescription drug costs, and more transparency for and oversight of hospital costs, and cracking down on bad actors responsible for the opioid epidemic. "  Source

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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iVoterGuide Note:  "Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Mark Kelly blasted an initiative to make Tucson a 'sanctuary city,' saying that he will not vote for the measure. '(I'm) strongly against this, I'm not going to vote for it,' Kelly said Tuesday, 'I think it's a mistake'". Dennis Welch. "U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly blasts Tucson 'sanctuary city' initiative".AZFamily.com. Posted July 24, 2019.https://www.azfamily.com/news/politics/arizona_politics/u-s-senate-candidate-mark-kelly-blasts-tucson-sanctuary-city/article_897fb48e-ae3d-11e9-8230-638e8ca3b4c0.html Kelly opposed a ballot measure to make Tucson a sanctuary city.  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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Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Kelly believes in expanding access to quality early childhood education for everyone. He is a proponent of public education and does not support charter schools. He supports more government funding of education from early childhood education through a college degree.  Source


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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iVoterGuide Note:  "In the year 2020, no one should be denied services because of who they are. As senator, I’ll proudly stand alongside Arizona equality advocates and work to pass the Equality Act to protect all Americans from this kind of discrimination." Kelly has shown support to the LGBTQ community. The Equality Act is crucial federal legislation that would finally guarantee explicit protections for LGBTQ people under our nation's existing civil rights laws.  Source  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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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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