Candidate Profile
Steve Pearce

Republican , New Mexico


Steve Pearce
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

FRC Action, 2015:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  93%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  67%, 89%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 88%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  80%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  57%, 76%
Club for Growth, 2015:  70%, 75%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  71%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  74%, 69%



Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  18%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  17%, 10%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%





Eagle Forum PAC, Gun Owners of America, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Second Revolution, National Rifle Association, National Right to Life, Susan B. Anthony List

Selected Contributions


Concerned Women for America, Francisco "Quico" Canseco, Frank Guinta, Janice Arnold-Jones, Jeff Miller, John Barrasso and 14 more
21st Century Majority Fund, Acton PAC, Alamo PAC, American Conservative Union, American Success PAC, Americans for Tax Reform and 116 more


Airline Pilots Association, American Maritime Officers, Big Tent PAC, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Penn National Gaming, Sheet Metal Workers International Association







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).

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.

No Answer

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.

Strongly 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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

No Answer

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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, Voters, Constitution,

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape, Incest, Life of the mother.

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.


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.

Congressional Record

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

(Did not answer)

Additional comment from candidate:

(Did not answer)


  • NMSU, Economics
  • Eastern NM Univ, MBA
Work & Military
  • USAF, Captain
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Congress, Held 2002-2008
  • Congress, Held 2010-2014
  • US Senate, Sought 2008

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