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John Neely Kennedy on Principles & Values

Democratic Senate Challenger (LA)

 


Belief in Jesus informs every decision I make

Q: Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

A: I am a Christian and believe that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. That belief informs every decision I make and my commitment to serve the public.

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

A: It was only by God's divine providence that our founders established the Constitution and the checks and balances that now define our great nation. They understood fully that the authority to govern must be entrusted to the people and not to a select few in power.

Source: 2016 AFA Action iVoterGuide on 2016 Louisiana Senate race , Dec 10, 2016

I speak my mind, & some politicians call me a troublemaker

State Treasurer John Kennedy announced he is running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Vitter. After 15 years as the state's top accountant, Kennedy immediately worked to cast himself as an outsider: "I try not to be rude, but I speak my mind," he said. "Some politicians call me a troublemaker, a misfit, a rebel, a square peg in a round hole, because I'm not part of the club. I think I make the right people mad. My job is to protect taxpayers, not seek the approval of my political peers."
Source: The New Orleans Times-Picayune on 2016 Louisiana Senate race , Jan 26, 2016

Ran for US Senate in 2004 as Democrat; & endorsed John Kerry

Kennedy never referred to McCain [at the latest debate], after two previous debates and several stump speeches in which he regularly talked of his support for the presidential nominee and his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin. Kennedy also didn’t mention Landrieu’s endorsement for Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama, an endorsement Kennedy has used to describe Landrieu as a “tax-and-spend liberal.”

While Kennedy shifted his rhetoric, Landrieu largely continued hers--calling Kennedy “confused” because he switched parties last year after running for the U.S. Senate in 2004 as a liberal Democrat who endorsed John Kerry for president.

Kennedy’s received significant fundraising and campaign help from the national GOP, but some of that assistance appeared to be drying up Wednesday with reports that the National Republican Senatorial Committee will pull its ads next week and focus attention on embattled incumbents in other states.

Source: 2008 Louisiana Senate Debate by Associated Press on NOLA.com , Oct 16, 2008

Supports Judeo-Christian framework of morality.

Kennedy supports the AFA survey question on religious morality

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q4A on Nov 8, 2016

Supports religious liberty and sees it at risk.

Kennedy supports the AFA survey question on religious liberty

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q4B on Nov 8, 2016

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