Gary Bauer, a conservative activist, worked in the Reagan
White House, but is better known for his frequent pundit-show appearances and work with the Family Research Council.
He can transfix crowds of evangelical Christians, but must become far better known among Republican voters
as a whole to stand any chance of breaking out of the GOP pack.
It's a little frustrating how we all get put in boxes, Bauer told The Washington Post earlier this year.
And the box I always get put in is religious conservative.
When he announced his candidacy in April, though, he focused on the need for religion. Despite the fact
that all of the Founding Fathers knew that America could only make it if it had God's blessing,
in spite of that, there is in America today a militant secularism, Bauer said.
He stresses his work for Reagan and ability to attract the support of Reagan
Democrats, but he has never held elected office. During the impeachment saga,
he called on President Bill Clinton to resign, saying that the accounts of Clinton's
relationship with Monica Lewinsky have taught our children that lying is OK, that fidelity
is old-fashioned and that character doesn't count.
||Announced candidacy April 21, 1999 in Newport, Kentucky.
Resigned on February 4, 2000.
|Age on Inauguration Day 2001
||May 4, 1946 in Covington, Kentucky
||J.D. from Georgetown Law School in Washington,
D.C. (1973); B.A. degree from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, (1968)
||Married to Carol Bauer;
have two daughters Elyse
(21) and Sarah (18) and one son Zachary (12).
||President of Family Research Council (1988-present);
Founder and chairman of Campaign for Working Families (1997-present);
Vice-President of Focus on the Family (1988-1992); Chairman of Citizens Committee
to Confirm Clarence Thomas (1991); Director of Office of Policy Development in the White House (1987-88);
Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (1985-1987); Deputy Under Secretary for Planning, Budget
& Evaluation (1982-85);
White House Office of Policy Development (1981-82); Senior policy analyst for Reagan-Bush campaign (1980); Director of research for
the Republican National Committee (1972-73);Policy analyst/deputy assistant director for legal policy.
||Bauer for President 2000
2800 Shirlington Road
Arlington, VA 22206
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||Bauer favors deploying theater missile defenses to protect Taiwan,
and would end most-favored-nation trade status for China until China halts
political and religious persecution, ends coercive abortion and ends espionage against the U.S.
||Bauer favors what he calls family-friendly tax reform, with a flat rate of 16
percent. He favors cutting payroll taxes 20 percent, and would eliminate the so-called marriage penalty
in income taxes and end inheritance taxes.
||Bauer favors a Human Life Bill defining unborn children as persons under the Constitution's
14th Amendment. He would outlaw late-term abortions and prohibit U.S. international aid from being
used to finance abortion overseas.
|Crime & Guns
||Bauer vows to protect and defend the right to bear arms,
and says he is alarmed by the growing encroachment of government of this individual freedom.
||In reaching out to social and religious conservatives, Bauer has condemned what he calls a
culture of death characterized by abortion rights, instant gratification, the disintegration of the family
and violent and sexually explicit entertainment.
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