Candidate Profile
Jeff Russell

Green , Connecticut


Jeff Russell
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.

Strongly Disagree

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 Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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 Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


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

Strongly Disagree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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


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 Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Disagree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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


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


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

when the woman who is making the decision believes it is the right choice.

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

stop facilitating the murder of children in Islamic countries. a U.S. built bomb was dropped into a school bus in Yemen. that has to be just about the best way to generate the next wave of anti American radicalism.

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

Greed for power. They recognized that as a human weakness, and did everything they could to prevent the new U.S. government from falling into despotism.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

i value honesty, intelligence, and non violence.

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?

No Answer

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

some call me progressive. on some issues, i have been called radical. on others i have been labeled conservative. so, you tell me.

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

by creating a single payer system.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

the U.S. government has monetary sovereignty. that means the government controls the money supply. increasing the money supply is essential to stimulating the economy. the bottom line is, there will not be a healthy economy without government participation.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

the real economic functions of federal taxes are; 1) it supports the currency. 20 it regulates aggregate demand. notice there is nothing about revenue there. on the federal lever, revenue is not a real economic function of taxation. the economy and society would be far better off if the federal tax code did more to encourage (subsidize) things that are good for the economy as a whole, and discourage things that are detrimental to the society as a whole.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

believe it of not, decreasing unemployment requires increasing the deficit, and moving federal spending to areas that are more economically productive. see Modern Monetary Theory

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

by not allowing them to be gutted. there is no problem paying now. there never will be. the whole "Social Security is going broke" is a sham. a con job. As Allen Greenspan (conservative, Republican, Chairman of the Federal Reserve) noted, "The United States will never have a problem paying debt denominated in United States dollars." that is an undeniable feature of monetary sovereignty. we can pay for Social Security. we will always be able to pay for Social Security.

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

honesty and intelligence should be the most important qualifications. whether i have those is not for me to say. you'll just have to get to know me. one qualification i have, that i think all candidates should have, is I have not taken, will never take, any money from corporations, lobbyists, P.A.C.s, or anything other than individual U.S. citizens.

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

i am in very poor health. i do not have the energy to campaign the way i have in the past. if you really want to get to know me, check out my page on face book. and if you really believe in term limits, i am your candidate. because there is no way i will do this 6 years from now.


  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, none, 1985
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury CT, diploma, 1972
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  • U.S. Senate, Sought 2010, 2012, 2016
  • U.S. House CT 1st district, Sought 2014

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