Meet the Candidate
Running For:U.S. Senate
Occupation:Entrepreneur and Investor
Education:Stanford University (B.A.), Stanford Law School (J.D.)
Blake grew up in Tucson, Arizona. In 2012, he married his high school sweetheart, Catherine. Happily married for 10 years now, Blake and Catherine are raising and homeschooling their three beautiful boys, Miles, Graham, and Rex.
After graduating from Stanford and Stanford Law School, Blake co-founded a successful software startup called Judicata. In 2014, he co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller Zero to One. Having sold more than 4 million copies, it’s the world’s most popular book on startups and venture capital.
In 2015 Blake became President of the Thiel Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes science and innovation. The Foundation’s Thiel Fellowship Program has paid 225 young people to drop out of college so that they can create new companies. Businesses started by Thiel Fellows are together now worth more than $45 billion! From 2018 to 2022, Blake was Chief Operating Officer at Thiel Capital, an investment firm that specializes in the technology sector, where he helped grow assets under management by billions of dollars.
Blake also joined President Trump’s transition team in 2016. Blake saw firsthand how deep The Swamp really is and how establishment forces immediately tried to undermine President Trump’s MAGA agenda. Now Blake is putting his successful business career on hold to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate because the same old establishment politicians and the same old establishment candidates have failed us. Blake brings a wealth of experience to the table on how to defeat not just the progressive Democrats, but also the weak and compromised RINO Republicans.
The Democrats in power have failed us. They’ve delivered chaos at our Border, skyrocketing inflation, failing schools, and widespread wokeness. They’ve quickly made America dangerous and unaffordable.
You’d think they’d feel bad about it. But they don’t. They want it this way, it’s by design. An unholy alliance between Big Government, Big Tech, and Big Business threatens to permanently upend America as we know it. The Left believes that our country is fundamentally and irredeemably evil. That’s why they denounce it, loot it, and are rushing to make it unrecognizable. It’s a sad truth, but this ruling class has given up on America. They’ve given up on you.
I’m running for office because we badly need new leadership. I’m a Christian, husband, father, businessman, gun owner, and an early member of President Trump’s MAGA movement. I grew up in Arizona, and I hate what is happening to it. I put my business career on hold to run for U.S. Senate because I uniquely understand the modern threats that we face today — I know how to fight against them and I know how to win. God willing and with your help, I’m going to beat Democrat Mark Kelly this November. And together, we are going to make Arizona and America safe, prosperous, and free.
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|1. Securing the border by blocking crossings from undocumented migrants.||S*||The correct amount of illegal immigration is ZERO.|
|2. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.||S*||I am unapologetically PRO-LIFE.|
|3. Appointing federal judges who will interpret the U.S. Constitution in light of current times, rather than according to the framers’ original intent or text.||O*||I will ONLY vote to confirm judges who interpret the Constitution strictly, according to what the text actually says, as the framers intended when they wrote it.|
|4. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.||O|
|5. Enacting a federal tax credit program allowing taxpayers to direct a portion of their tax dollars to provide educational options such as private or homeschools.||S|
|6. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year.||S|
|7. Providing any direct or indirect federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other entities that provide abortions.||O*||ZERO federal funding for abortionists, period.|
|8. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals.||O|
|9. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.||S|
|10. Passing either the Freedom to Vote Act or the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to federalize election laws.||O|
|11. Eliminating the filibuster rule requiring 60 votes in the U.S. Senate to move most legislation.||O|
|12. Regulating social media platforms as providers of information comparable to broadcast news.||S|