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Michael Folk on VoteMatch

 

 



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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban abortion after 20 weeks when fetus feels pain: Strongly Opposes topic 1
All life is precious, even when inconvenient: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Civil union contracts for same-sex couples, but no marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Abolish "Certificate of Need" law as anti-competitive: Opposes topic 5
We need a free market in health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Limit class-action medical malpractice awards to $500,000: Opposes topic 5
No universally-accessible public health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate state tax on Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't need to buy new math books every few years: Favors topic 7
Teach basics to young children, not how to use devices: Favors topic 7
Repeal Common Core and Testing: Favors topic 7
State funding for charters and vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
No new regulations on mountaintop mining: Strongly Favors topic 8
Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
2016: Trial, then hang Hillary Clinton for treason: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports capital punishment; supports prosecuting minors: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Red flag gun laws unconstitutional & unacceptable: Strongly Favors topic 10
No background checks; yes concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated 93% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Shouldn't have taxes that drive business out of state: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Support free enterprise, job creation, and tax reform: Opposes topic 11
Don't raise taxes on shrinking population: Strongly Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
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No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Send absentee voter applications to all registered voters: Strongly Favors topic 16
No party-line voting; yes write-in voting: Favors topic 16
Require voter ID, but for free: Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Don't fund oil development, but no restrictions on fracking: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Government can't solve drug problem; only community can: Favors topic 19
Led push to force vote to legalize medical marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
State money not spent should go into rainy day fund: Opposes topic 20
Cut red tape on state purchasing: Opposes topic 20
Opposes "bridge to nowhere" projects, even for job creation: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Michael Folk is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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WV Senatorial:
Carte Goodwin
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Paula Jean Swearengin
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Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

 

Page last updated: Apr 13, 2020