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Bill Cole on Abortion
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  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks when fetus feels pain. (Mar 2015)
Bill Cole on Budget & Economy
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Bill Cole on Civil Rights
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Bill Cole on Corporations
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Bill Cole on Crime
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Bill Cole on Drugs
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  • People who sell drugs belong in jail. (May 2016)
  • Supports combating our growing drug epidemic. (Jun 2015)
Bill Cole on Education
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  • High speed internet access in every classroom. (Jun 2015)
  • Voted NO on pilot program of 10 charter schools. (Feb 2015)
  • Pilot program of 10 county-run charter schools. (Feb 2015)
  • Student potential diminished by crippling bureaucracy. (Jan 2012)
Bill Cole on Energy & Oil
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  • Our energy jobs have been under assault from Washington. (Jun 2015)
Bill Cole on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bill Cole on Families & Children
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Bill Cole on Foreign Policy
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Bill Cole on Free Trade
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Bill Cole on Government Reform
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  • No party-line voting; yes write-in voting. (Feb 2015)
Bill Cole on Gun Control
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  • Rated 86% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2012)
Bill Cole on Health Care
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  • Limit class-action medical malpractice awards to $500,000. (Mar 2015)
Bill Cole on Homeland Security
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  • Honor and support military as guardians of our freedoms. (May 2016)
Bill Cole on Immigration
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Bill Cole on Jobs
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Bill Cole on Local Issues
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Bill Cole on Principles & Values
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Bill Cole on Social Security
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Bill Cole on Tax Reform
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  • Work with legislature to reform our tax code. (Jun 2015)
Bill Cole on Technology
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  • Recommends action--not more studies--on transportation. (May 2016)
  • Federal investment in West Virginia roads & infrastructure. (Oct 2015)
Bill Cole on War & Peace
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Bill Cole on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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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)
Ban abortion after 20 weeks when fetus feels pain: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Limit class-action medical malpractice awards to $500,000: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted NO on pilot program of 10 charter schools: Opposes topic 7
Pilot program of 10 county-run charter schools: Favors topic 7
Student potential diminished by crippling bureaucracy: Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Recommends action--not more studies--on transportation: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
People who sell drugs belong in jail: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 86% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Work with legislature to reform our tax code: Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Honor and support military as guardians of our freedoms: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
No party-line voting; yes write-in voting: Strongly 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)
Our energy jobs have been under assault from Washington: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports combating our growing drug epidemic: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Federal investment in West Virginia roads & infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 20
High speed internet access in every classroom: Favors topic 20

Bill Cole is a Moderate Conservative.
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