Candidate Profile
Adrian Smith

Republican , Nebraska

Biography

Name
Adrian Smith
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2013-14:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2012:  96%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  93%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  84%, 92%
FRC Action, 2015:  92%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 88%
Club for Growth, 2015:  86%, 81%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  80%, 79%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  73%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  74%, 64%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  58%

87%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  12%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  4%, 6%
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), 2012:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

7%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

5
Gov. Dave Heineman, Nebraska Farm Bureau PAC, Neb Republican Party, Nebraska Right to Life, National Rifle Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
35
Brett Guthrie, Brian Bilbray, Bruce Poliquin, Charles Djou, Cynthia Lummis, Dave Reichert and 29 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
63
Associated Builders and Contractors, Black Hills Corporation, Citizens Against Government Waste, Club for Growth, CMR, Committee for the Preservation of Capitalism and 57 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
Airline Pilots Association, American Wind Energy Association, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, National Education Association, National Rural Letter Carriers Association

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and is the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

5. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Agree

9. U.S. disarmament entailed in President Obama’s defense budget cuts will endanger our national security.

Agree

10. Pure democracy is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

11. Who has the primary responsibility to be sure children are properly educated?

Parents

12. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

No

13. 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, Industry, Congress, Supreme Court, Academia, Media, Professional Sports

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

Self-interest. The separation of powers prevents any one branch of government from obtaining total power.

15. Please list your educational, military and vocational history, and any church and civic leadership positions held, and political positions held or sought.

Gering High School (1989) University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1993) Real estate agent and marketing specialist, Buyers Realty (1993-2006) Educator and Staff Development Project Manager, Educational Service Unit No. 13 (1993-1997) Gering City Council (1994-1998) Nebraska Unicameral (1999-2006) United States House of Representatives (2007-Present)

16. What charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations have you been affiliated with as a member, contributor, or volunteer?

Calvary Memorial Evangelical Free Church Scotts Bluff County Board of Realtors Vision 2020 (Land Use Task Force Chairman, 1998) Riverside Zoological Society North Platte Valley Historical Society Wyo-Braska Museum of Natural History Farm and Ranch Museum Associations Sons of the American Legion, Post 36 American Council of Young Political Leaders Republican National Convention Four State Legislative Committee Western Nebraska Regional Airport Operations Board Twin Cities Development Board Scotts Bluff County Visitors Advisory Committee

17. Please list the six (6) most important endorsements (groups or individuals) of your current candidacy.

National Right to Life; Americans for Tax Reform; National Rifle Association; Nebraska Farm Bureau; U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Governor Dave Heineman


Background

Education
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, BS, 1993
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Gering City Council, Held 1994-1998
  • Nebraska Legislature, Held 1999-2007
 

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