Candidate Profile
Paul Cook

Republican , California


Paul Cook
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations

National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  93%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  92%
FRC Action, 2016:  91%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 85%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  84%, 78%
FreedomWorks, 2015:  70%
Club for Growth, 2015:  54%, 67%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  67%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  61%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  44%



Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  35%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2014:  36%, 34%
Human Rights Campaign, 2013-14:  30%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  13%, 13%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  5%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%





California Republican Assembly, Combat Veterans For Congress, National Rifle Association, Tom McClintock


California Federation of Labor, California Labor Federation

Reported by Candidate

Congressman Tom McClintock, Sheriff John McMahon, District Attorney Mike Ramos, Supervisor Robert Lovingood, Supervisor James Ramos, Supervisor Janice Rutherford

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
Associated Builders and Contractors, Buddy Carter, CMR, Conservative Opportunity Leadership and Enterprise PAC, Doug LaMalfa, Duncan D. Hunter and 27 more


Airline Pilots Association, American Federation of Government Employees, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, American Maritime Officers, American Postal Workers Union and 23 more







Other Information

Voted for Obama's budget deal with Republicans in December 2015


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

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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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The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

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The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

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I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

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The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

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I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

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Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

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It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

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Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

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More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

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The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

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Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

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Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

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Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

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Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

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People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

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Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

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Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

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Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

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Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

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Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

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E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

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Additional comment from candidate:

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  • Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, BS, 1966
  • CSU- San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, Masters, 1996
  • UC Riverside, Riverside, CA, Masters, 2000
Work & Military
  • USMC, Colonel, 26
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • American Legion
  • National Rifle Association
  • Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Former Executive Director
  • California Assemblyman, 65th District, Held 6
  • Town Councilman/Mayor (Yucca Valley, Ca), Held 8

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