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Mike Bishop on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • 100% Pro-life record. (Nov 2014)
  • Pro-life with exception only for life of the mother. (Sep 2014)
  • Abortions should always be illegal. (Nov 2000)
  • Opposes abortion rights. (Sep 2014)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Mar 2015)
Mike Bishop on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Overregulation & red tape stifle job growth & stall economy. (Nov 2014)
  • Stop out-of-control spending policies. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes stimulus spending. (Sep 2014)
Mike Bishop on Civil Rights
Click here for 4 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Marriage is union of one man & one woman. (Sep 2014)
  • No affirmative action in colleges nor public employment. (Nov 2000)
  • No same-sex civil unions, nor marriage. (Nov 2000)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jul 2015)
Mike Bishop on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Bishop on Crime
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  • Supports death penalty; opposes parole for repeat offenders. (Nov 2000)
Mike Bishop on Drugs
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  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Mike Bishop on Education
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  • Oppose Common Core nationwide standards. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports charter schools; support corporate investment. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Ten Commandments & voluntary prayer in schools. (Nov 2000)
Mike Bishop on Energy & Oil
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  • Don't use government to develop wind and solar energy. (Sep 2014)
  • Opposes regulating CO2. (Sep 2014)
Mike Bishop on Environment
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  • Suspend federally-mandated environmental protection. (Nov 2000)
  • Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public. (Feb 2016)
Mike Bishop on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Bishop on Foreign Policy
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  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Mike Bishop on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Bishop on Government Reform
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  • Make state legislature part-time, with pay cuts. (Nov 2014)
  • Limit people driven by thirst for power, pride, and envy. (Sep 2014)
  • Limit campaign contributions; but no state funding. (Nov 2000)
Mike Bishop on Gun Control
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  • Personally a gun owner with a CPL. (Nov 2014)
  • Oppose restrictive gun control laws. (Sep 2014)
  • Ease restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns. (Nov 2000)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes restricting guns. (Sep 2014)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Feb 2015)
Mike Bishop on Health Care
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  • Fought against ObamaCare from the start. (Nov 2014)
  • Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms. (Sep 2014)
  • Guaranteed medical care is not a government responsibility. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports repealing Obamacare. (Sep 2014)
Mike Bishop on Homeland Security
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  • Number one responsibility is to provide a national defense. (Nov 2014)
  • Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal. (Sep 2014)
Mike Bishop on Immigration
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  • Opposed to any amnesty. (Nov 2014)
  • Protect the border and prevent illegal entry. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports deportation of illlegals. (Sep 2014)
Mike Bishop on Jobs
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  • 2007: publicly called for right-to-work in Michigan. (Nov 2014)
Mike Bishop on Principles & Values
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  • Uphold the principles of faith, family and freedom. (Sep 2014)
  • Endorsed Young Gun candidate in national Republican "Drive to 245". (Oct 2014)
  • Member of the Republican Study Committee. (Jan 2016)
Mike Bishop on Social Security
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  • Supports personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2014)
Mike Bishop on Tax Reform
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  • Put forth more than $1 billion in cuts in Michigan. (Nov 2014)
  • Supports flat tax; opposes internet sales tax. (Nov 2000)
  • Opposes tax increases. (Sep 2014)
Mike Bishop on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Bishop on War & Peace
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mike Bishop on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Require able-bodied welfare recipients to work. (Nov 2000)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
100% Pro-life record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life with exception only for life of the mother: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortions should always be illegal: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes abortion rights: Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No affirmative action in colleges nor public employment: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Marriage is union of one man & one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No same-sex civil unions, nor marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Uphold the principles of faith, family and freedom: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports Ten Commandments & voluntary prayer in schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fought against ObamaCare from the start: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Guaranteed medical care is not a government responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing Obamacare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports personal retirement accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Oppose Common Core nationwide standards: Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools; support corporate investment: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(0 points on Social scale)
Suspend federally-mandated environmental protection: Strongly Favors topic 8
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty; opposes parole for repeat offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Personally a gun owner with a CPL: Strongly Favors topic 10
Oppose restrictive gun control laws: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ease restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting guns: Strongly Favors topic 10
Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Put forth more than $1 billion in cuts in Michigan: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports flat tax; opposes internet sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposed to any amnesty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Protect the border and prevent illegal entry: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports deportation of illlegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Number one responsibility is to provide a national defense: Strongly Favors topic 15
Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Make state legislature part-time, with pay cuts: Favors topic 16
Limit people driven by thirst for power, pride, and envy: Opposes topic 16
Limit campaign contributions; but no state funding: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't use government to develop wind and solar energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Opposes regulating CO2: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Overregulation & red tape stifle job growth & stall economy: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Stop out-of-control spending policies: Opposes topic 20
Opposes stimulus spending: Opposes topic 20

Mike Bishop is a Hard-Core Conservative.
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