Candidate Profile
Michael Cole

Democrat , Texas

Biography

Name
Michael Cole
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.14
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Liberals

2
Texas AFL-CIO COPE, United Auto Workers

Reported by Candidate

6
Texas AFL-CIO, Area 5 Democrats, Bay Area New Democrats, Bay Area Association of Democratic Women, Stonewall Democrats, Democracy for Houston

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Democratic Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, State Democratic Party Organizations

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Disagree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Disagree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Disagree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Disagree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Neutral

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Agree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Disagree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Disagree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Neutral

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Disagree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Neutral

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

Voters, Constitution, Congress/Supreme Court (these are equal branches)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

It's a choice between a mother, her doctor and her moral code (I.e God etc)......

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Our quest of power over others.....the tendency of the strong to impose its will on the weak.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Catholic

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Moderate

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

Only a fool of a narrow minded individual is only conservative or liberal.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

Michaelcole@mail.com

Additional comment from candidate:

None I can think of.


Background

Education
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Work & Military
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Affiliations
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Offices
  • US Congress District 36TX, Sought 2012
  • WOC-CISD School board, Sought 1994
 

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