Candidate Profile
Martha E. McSally

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Name
Martha E. McSally
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
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 Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  100%
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), 2017-18:  100%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2019-20:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2015-16:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2020:  100%
FRC Action, 2018:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2017-2018:  100%
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  100%
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  A
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  100%, 95% (cum.)
American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  94%
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  80%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  68%, 73% (cum.)
Eagle Forum, 2019:  66%
NumbersUSA, 2019:  0%, 66% (cum.)
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2019:  58%
Club for Growth, 2019:  34%, 57% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  71%, 56% (cum.)
John Birch Society (same as Freedom Index), 2018:  53% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2020:  33%, 51% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  44%, 51% (cum.)
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2017-18:  50%
Freedom Index, 2019:  49% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  40% (cum.)
National Taxpayers Union, 2019:  D

75%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Outdoor Industry Association PAC, 2018:  C
Alliance for Retired Americans, 2019:  44%, 44% (cum.)
Foreign Policy for America, 2019:  31%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  29%
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 2017-18:  25%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2019-20:  18%
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2020:  17%
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  13%
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  12% (cum.)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  8%, 11% (cum.)
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2018:  9%, 6% (cum.)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2017:  0%, 3% (cum.)
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2017:  0%
Center for Freethought Equality, 2017-18:  0%
Common Cause, 2017-18:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2017-18:  0%
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 2017-18:  0%
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2019:  0%
National Education Association (NEA), 2017-18:  0%
National Iranian American Council (NIAC), 2018:  0%
National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund (NRCAT), 2018:  0%
Population Connection Action Fund, 2019:  0%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  F
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  0%

11%

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

13
Arizona Free Enterprise Club, Arizona Right to Life Action, Center for Arizona Policy Action (CAP Action), Citizens United Political Victory Fund, Donald Trump, Government is Not God PAC and 7 more

Others

5
*Business - Industry PAC Action Fund (BIPAC Action Fund), *Maverick PAC (MavPAC), Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC PAC), *SEAL PAC, VIEW PAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
10
Citizens for Prosperity in America (2018), Club for Growth (2020), Committee to Defend the President (2018), Great America PAC (2018), Maggie's List (2020), National Republican Congressional Committee (2017) and 4 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
340
21st Century Majority Fund (2018), Acton PAC (2014), Adam Kinzinger (2017), Adrian Smith (2013), Alamo PAC (2019), Alex Mooney (2020) and 334 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Ann Mclane Kuster (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
7
ActBlue (2019), Airline Pilots Association (2019), American Maritime Officers (2018), Ann Mclane Kuster (2020), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (2019), Paul Singer (2019), Seth A. & Beth S. Klarman (2014)

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

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:  "I'm pro-life." She voted to ban abortion after 20 weeks with exceptions for rape, incest, & life of the mother. She voted to defund Planned Parenthood and opposes providing any direct or indirect federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other entities that provide abortions. She supports requiring a health care practitioner to provide medical care to a baby born alive who survives an attempted abortion. She voted in favor of HR 4712 - Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. (votesmart.org) "Today, I voted to move the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act forward in the Senate. There's no situation in which killing a newborn child should be legal, including when a child is born alive during an attempted abortion." (twitter.com)  Source  Source  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:  Her exceptions are rape, incest and the life 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:  “It is critical Arizona has leaders and policy makers who are able to articulate and stand up for free market principles and pro-growth policies.  This slate of candidates has proven they can and will.” Arizona Free Enterprise Club National Taxpayers Union (NTU) is leading 20 organizations, representing millions of taxpayers, consumers, and free market advocates across the country, in supporting the CREATE JOBS Act from Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Martha McSally (R-AZ). This pro-growth legislation would strengthen America's economic recovery efforts, and the coalition is urging Senators to co-sponsor the bill and press for its inclusion in a future COVID-19 package.  Source  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:  She supports protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs." Philosophically, I believe marriage is between one man and one woman, and it should be left to the states." She accepts same-sex marrage as the law.  Source  Source  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:  She opposes extending the 1982 deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. She supports protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.  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?

(Did not answer)


Healthcare

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  She supports repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"). She supports flexibility for states, instead of federal one-size-fits-all. "Of course I will always protect those with preexisting conditions. Always." "ObamaCare, which was flawed from the beginning, is collapsing under its own weight." She says it should be replaced with a different plan based on bringing down costs & increasing competition. She believes that only private companies should provide healthcare insurance.  Source  Source  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:  She supports denying federal funding to “sanctuary cities” that do not comply with federal immigration laws.  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?

(Did not answer)


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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iVoterGuide Note:  She supports education vouchers. She backed SOAR Act to help DC students attend private schools. She supports enacting federal tax credits for donations to state-based scholarship programs to provide educational options such as private or homeschools.  Source  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:  She opposes adding “sexual orientation", “gender identity", and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. She supported the Maloney Amendment which would have ratified President Obama's 2014 executive order barring federal contractors from what it describes as "discrimination" on the basis of "sexual orientation and gender identity" in their private employment policies. In practice, it would have required federal contractors to grant biologically male employees who identify as women unfettered access to women's lockers, showers, and bathrooms. .  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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