Candidate Profile
Mo Brooks

Republican , Alabama

Biography

Name
Mo Brooks
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2013-14:  100%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  100%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 92%
FRC Action, 2015:  92%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  92%, 89%
Club for Growth, 2016:  87%, 86%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  87%, 85%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  94%, 84%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  82%

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  13%, 9%
Planned Parenthood, 2017:  4%
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%

8%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

6
Alabama Patriots Tea Party, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Mark Meadows, Mike Rogers, Sean Hannity

Reported by Candidate

6
Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, Mark Levin, Congressman Mike Rogers, Congressman Mark Meadows

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
16
Francisco "Quico" Canseco, Jeff Flake, Jo Bonner, Joe Heck, Make Opportunity PAC, Mike Coffman and 10 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
66
Acton PAC, American Success PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Brett Guthrie, Buckeye Liberty PAC, Citizens United and 60 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
American Maritime Officers, United Mine Workers of America

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

iVoterGuide Note:  "I'm for outright repeal," added U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville. Brooks, meanwhile, criticized the Senate bill pushed by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as something that "changes almost daily."  Source

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

Strongly Agree

iVoterGuide Note:  Brooks: "I have thought long and hard about abortion and have reached this conclusion: life begins at conception. Scientific and medical evidence confirms this view. Realizing this, I am, and always have been, pro-life. If I am to err, I am going to err on the side of otherwise defenseless unborn children. I will continue to vote to protect America’s unborn children. Further, I have and will continue to vote to stop subsidies of abortions with taxpayer dollars."  Source

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

iVoterGuide Note:  (Brooks) promised that, if elected, he would filibuster every bill that doesn't contain funding for Trump's border wall. "We're going to build that wall, or you'll know the name of every Republican who surrenders to the Democrats to break my filibuster," Brooks said. "I give you my word, and I don't give my word lightly."  Source

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

iVoterGuide Note:  Brooks co-sponsored H.R.2802 - the First Amendment Defense Act in the 114th Congress.  Source

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

iVoterGuide Note:  Brooks and dozens of members of Congress signed letter dated June 30, 2017, to Attorney General Jeff Sessions in support of religious freedom protections for nominees for federal government posts.  Source

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

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

iVoterGuide Note:  On April 28, 2017, voted in favor of Continuing Resolution (H.J.Res 99) that maintained funding for Planned Parenthood.  Source

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

No Answer

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.

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

email@mobrooksforsenate.com

Additional comment from candidate:

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Duke University, Durham, B.S., 1975
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, J.D., 1978
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • United States Congressman, Held 2011-present
  • Madison County Commissioner, Held 2000-2011
  • Lt. Governor of Alabama, Sought 2006
  • Madison County District Attorney, Sought 1992
 

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