Candidate Profile
Duncan Hunter

Republican , California

Biography

Name
Duncan Hunter
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 50
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  96%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  88%, 93%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  87%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 85%
FRC Action, 2015:  83%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  67%, 79%
Club for Growth, 2015:  71%, 78%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  71%, 70%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  67%

85%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  25%, 18%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 7%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  5%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

10%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

5
Americans for Legal Immigration, California Pro Life Council, Eagle Forum PAC, Government is Not God PAC, National Rifle Association

Reported by Candidate

1
San Diego County Republican Party

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
51
Adam Kinzinger, Alan Nunnelee, Allen West, Andrew 'Andy' Tobin, Barbara Comstock, Ben Quayle and 45 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
72
American Success PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Brian Bilbray, Buckeye Liberty PAC, Buckeye Patriot PAC, Campaign for Working Families and 66 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Carl DeMaio, Jeff Gorell
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
13
Airline Pilots Association, American Maritime Officers, International Association of Firefighters, International Association of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and 7 more

Summary

11%

LIBERAL

89%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer's Pledge http://www.atr.org/

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court,

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I support exceptions for rape, incest, life of mother

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

The tendency to obtain/expand authority and utilize government to pursue self interests that don't reflect the will of the people or the public interest.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God, and upholding strong principles and values. I'm a proud husband and father, and take great pride in my family and take very seriously my obligation to raise my children with the highest values and appreciation for others. I also believe strongly in public service, including service to the nation in the U.S. military. I served in the Marine Corps and view my role in Congress as a continuation of service in support of America and in defense of the Constitution.

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

Very Conservative

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

My voting record is consistent. I support free markets, protecting American sovereignty (at home and oveseas), limited government and a strong national defense. I support personal empowerment, enhancing personal opportunity and allowing hard working Americans and their families to keep more of the money they earn.

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

www.hunterforcongress.org

Additional comment from candidate:

no answer


Background

Education
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, Business Administration, 2001
  • Granite Hills Hight School, El Cajon
Work & Military
  • U.S. Marine Corps, 2001 - 2005
  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Captain; Major, 2006-2012
Affiliations
  • National Rifle Association
  • Sportsman Caucus
  • Armed Forces Foundation
  • Skyline Church
Offices
  • U.S. Congressman, Held 8yrs
 

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