Candidate Profile
Matthew Corey

Republican , Connecticut


Matthew Corey
U.S. Senator

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

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


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

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.


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.


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

Strongly Disagree

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


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


More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.


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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."


I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

An immediate threat to the health of a Mother.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Give aid and military support where needed.

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

We all have God given rights. My rights do not come from the Government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am Catholic. I strongly believe in separation of Church and State.

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?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I believe Government should make it easier for the private sector to thrive. this should happen through regulation reform. A competitive corporate tax rate. We also need fair and competitive trade. We are the leaders of the free world. We have a responsibility to lead the world in free and open democracy. Peace through strength. First and foremost we need to secure our borders. Without borders we are not a country. We need people who want to come to our country go through the correct process when wanting to become a citizen. We need to make it easier for people who want to work here but want to return home through our visa process. We also need to make sure business is not abusing this process.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

People with preexisting conditions should be in a high-risk pool. We must ensure they are getting the proper care they need. We should be able to buy insurance across State lines. We also need tort reform. The exchanges are in place and we should let private companies compete on those exchange's. The good news is small businesses are able to join forces and buy insurance as a large group to drive prices down. We also need to drive prescription drugs prices down by negotiating with them and by making it easier to bring new drugs to market.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Ensuring our small and large businesses have a competitive playing field whether home or abroad. We need fair trade and a attractive corporate tax rate. We also need commonsense regulation.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I believe the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a great start. I would make them permanent for individuals.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

create a competitive business environment and a educational pipeline for business needs.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We need to raise the cap on contributions. I would also look at small incremental raises on the retirement age.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I am a small business owner and a Navy veteran. I meet a payroll. I live the harmful regulations that impact my capabilities to hire and grow.

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

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am a small business owner and blue collar worker. I represent middle America. I served my country once with honor and I would do it again.


  • Mcc, manchester
Work & Military
  • Navy, En3, 5
  • Elks Club, Volunteer
  • VFW, Volunteer
  • Congress, Sought 14
  • Congress, Sought 16

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