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Michael Cloud
(Republican, district 27)
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Michael Cloud on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • I am 100% pro-life. (May 2020)
  • Pro-life, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Feb 2019)
Michael Cloud on Budget & Economy
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  • We need to bring spending under control. (May 2020)
  • Add cost of servicing debt to any legislation. (Feb 2019)
  • PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Michael Cloud on Civil Rights
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  • Against discrimination against people of faith. (May 2020)
  • Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Michael Cloud on Corporations
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  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Michael Cloud on Crime
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  • Don't compromise community safety with sentencing reform. (Dec 2018)
  • Keep existing rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Michael Cloud on Drugs
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  • PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana. (Aug 2018)
Michael Cloud on Education
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  • Provide parents greater choices for children. (May 2020)
  • PVS:States decide standards, not federal government. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Michael Cloud on Energy & Oil
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  • PVS:Don't fund renewable energy like wind and solar. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Don't regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Michael Cloud on Environment
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  • We don't need the EPA passing intrusive regulations. (May 2020)
  • Do not need the EPA interfering with property rights. (May 2020)
Michael Cloud on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Michael Cloud on Foreign Policy
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  • In our best interest that Israel remain strong prosperous. (May 2020)
  • PVS:No nuclear weapons for hostile governments. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Michael Cloud on Free Trade
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  • Move away from?China?as global manufacturing base. (Mar 2020)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Michael Cloud on Government Reform
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  • PVS:Don't regulate campaign donations from corporations. (Aug 2018)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
  • Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access. (Mar 2021)
  • Don't impeach President Trump for events of Jan. 6. (Jan 2021)
  • No statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Don't restrict presidential power; don't help whistleblowers. (Dec 2021)
Michael Cloud on Gun Control
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  • The only defense against tyranny is an armed citizenry. (May 2020)
  • Support gun-control, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted NO on background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Michael Cloud on Health Care
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  • Health care must be driven by a market-oriented approach. (May 2020)
  • Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Michael Cloud on Homeland Security
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  • PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
  • Voted against combating Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Michael Cloud on Immigration
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  • Fully fund the border wall and secure our borders. (May 2020)
  • Compensate property owners for land seized for border wall. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter. (Aug 2018)
  • Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries. (Apr 2021)
Michael Cloud on Jobs
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  • Keep Right-to-Work laws. (Mar 2021)
Michael Cloud on Principles & Values
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  • Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules. (Dec 2020)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by Donald Trump/MAGA after presidency. (Nov 2022)
  • Oppose certification of the 2020 Presidential election. (Jan 2021)
  • Abstained on creating Commission to invetigate Jan. 6. (Jun 2021)
Michael Cloud on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Michael Cloud on Tax Reform
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  • PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Michael Cloud on Technology
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  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Michael Cloud on War & Peace
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  • PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast. (Aug 2018)
  • Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Michael Cloud on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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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)
I am 100% pro-life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Add cost of servicing debt to any legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Voted against combating Islamophobia: Opposes topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Against discrimination against people of faith: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Health care must be driven by a market-oriented approach: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Provide parents greater choices for children: Strongly Favors topic 7
PVS:States decide standards, not federal government: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
We don't need the EPA passing intrusive regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Do not need the EPA interfering with property rights: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated Don't compromise community safety with sentencing reform: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated Keep existing rules for police accountability: Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
The only defense against tyranny is an armed citizenry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Support gun-control, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background checks for private transfers: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fully fund the border wall and secure our borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Compensate property owners for land seized for border wall: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports border wall, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 12
PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Move away from?China?as global manufacturing base: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
PVS:No nuclear weapons for hostile governments: Strongly Favors topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
PVS:Don't regulate campaign donations from corporations: Opposes topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Overturn presidential election due to pandemic voting rules: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rated Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access: Opposes topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
In our best interest that Israel remain strong prosperous: Opposes topic 17
PVS:No U.S. military intervention in the Mideast: Favors topic 17
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
PVS:Don't fund renewable energy like wind and solar: Opposes topic 18
PVS:Don't regulate greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
PVS:Oppose recreational marijuana: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We need to bring spending under control: Strongly Opposes topic 20
PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Michael Cloud is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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