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Dean Barkley on Homeland Security

Independent Senate challenger


Less spending on armed forces

Q: Do you support the statement, "More spending on armed forces"?

A: Do not support. We need to withdraw from Iraq and stop being the World's policeman.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 13, 2008

The Patriot Act harms civil liberties

Q: Do you support the statement, "The Patriot Act harms civil liberties"?

A: Support. We are giving up far too many civil liberties in the name of security.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 13, 2008

Cast key vote in Senate to implement Homeland Security bill

During Barkely's brief two-month tenure, the Senate was in session for only eight days, giving Barkley little time to work. But he pointed out that he played key roles on three important matters: creation of the Department of Homeland Security, preservation of Minnesota's welfare-to-work program and funding for the expansion of St. Paul's Neighborhood House as a memorial to Wellstone and his wife, Sheila.

Barkley was one of a handful of centrists that voted to kill a Democratic amendment that would have stalled the Homeland Security bill, then traded his support for the bill for a pledge from the Bush administration that Minnesota wouldn't have to revamp its successful welfare program.

Barkley plans to point to his brief tenure in the Senate as proof he already knows how to work there. "I've got a short track record, but look at what I got done," he said Tuesday.

Source: Kevin Duchschere in Star Tribune Jul 16, 2008

Allow FBI to investigate domestic groups for terrorism

Source: Congressional 1996 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1996

Other candidates on Homeland Security: Dean Barkley on other issues:
MN Gubernatorial:
Tim Pawlenty
MN Senatorial:
Al Franken
Amy Klobuchar
James Niemackl
Jesse Ventura
Michael Cavlan
Norm Coleman


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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