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Paul Cook on Abortion
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  • I will always be pro-life. (Nov 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
Paul Cook on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Paul Cook on Civil Rights
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  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Paul Cook on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Paul Cook on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Paul Cook on Drugs
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Paul Cook on Education
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  • Denounce the Common Core State Standards. (Feb 2014)
Paul Cook on Energy & Oil
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Paul Cook on Environment
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  • Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns. (Feb 2013)
Paul Cook on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Paul Cook on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Paul Cook on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Paul Cook on Government Reform
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Paul Cook on Gun Control
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  • Fight any attempt to curtail right to bear arms. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Paul Cook on Health Care
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  • Supports repealing Affordable Care Act. (Sep 2012)
Paul Cook on Homeland Security
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  • Give the military all tools necessary to face threats. (Nov 2012)
Paul Cook on Immigration
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  • Opposed to illegal immigration; secure our borders. (Nov 2012)
Paul Cook on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Paul Cook on Principles & Values
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Paul Cook on Social Security
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  • Keep promises to our seniors. (Nov 2012)
Paul Cook on Tax Reform
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  • I will oppose any new tax. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Paul Cook on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Paul Cook on War & Peace
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  • Sponsored condemning North Korea for testing nuclear device. (Feb 2013)
Paul Cook on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Neutral on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
I will always be pro-life: Strongly Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Neutral on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports repealing Affordable Care Act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Keep promises to our seniors: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Denounce the Common Core State Standards: Favors topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(0 points on Social scale)
Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns: No opin. on topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fight any attempt to curtail right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I will oppose any new tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes an income tax increase: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposed to illegal immigration; secure our borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Give the military all tools necessary to face threats: Strongly Favors topic 15
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sponsored condemning North Korea for testing nuclear device: Opposes topic 17
Neutral on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Opposes federal stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Opposes topic 20

Paul Cook is a Moderate Conservative.
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