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Mark Dayton on Corporations
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Lowest business tax states accompanied by lowest incomes. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 35% by the US COC, indicating a mixed business voting record. (Dec 2003)

Senate:

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Jim Abeler on Corporations
Republican challenger: Click here for Jim Abeler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Al Franken on Corporations
DFL Jr Senator (MN): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Al Franken on other issues.
  • End collusion between banks and security rating agencies. (Sep 2011)
  • Level the playing field for middle class against industry. (Aug 2008)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Mar 2012)
  • Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Amy Klobuchar on Corporations
DFL Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • I helped avoid closing 28 profitable MN car dealerships. (Oct 2012)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Dan Severson on Corporations
Republican Challenger: Click here for Dan Severson on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Michele Bachmann on Corporations
Republican Representative (MN-6); 2011 GOP frontrunner: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Michele Bachmann on other issues.
  • 1995 Bachmann & Associates: Christian counseling services. (Nov 2011)
  • Automaker bailout cost $14.3B to illegally break contracts. (Nov 2011)
  • High corporate taxes lead to jobs leaving the country. (Nov 2011)
  • Reducing repatriation tax to zero would bring in $1.2T. (Sep 2011)
  • We need to give job creators certainty. (Sep 2011)
  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 50% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record. (May 2012)
Chip Cravaack on Corporations
Republican (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chip Cravaack on other issues.
  • Business taxes deter job creation. (Nov 2010)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Keith Ellison on Corporations
Democrat: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Keith Ellison on other issues.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against corporate offshore tax haven banking. (Apr 2013)
John Kline on Corporations
Republican Representative (MN-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Kline on other issues.
  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 100% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Betty McCollum on Corporations
Democratic Representative (MN-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Betty McCollum on other issues.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 24% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against corporate offshore tax haven banking. (Apr 2013)
Rick Nolan on Corporations
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Nolan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Erik Paulsen on Corporations
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Erik Paulsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Collin Peterson on Corporations
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-7): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Collin Peterson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 70% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Tim Walz on Corporations
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walz on other issues.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Hatch on Corporations
Former DFL Challenger for Governor (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Hatch on other issues.
  • End corporate tax breaks & executive pay inequality. (May 2010)
Tim Pawlenty on Corporations
Republican MN Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Pawlenty on other issues.
  • 20% corporate tax cut; 20% business exclusion. (May 2010)
  • Reduce business tax from 3rd highest corporate tax rate. (Feb 2010)
Joe Arwood on Corporations
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Joe Arwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anthony Hernandez on Corporations
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Anthony Hernandez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Corporations
Former Independent Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Unlimited secret cash from corporations influences elections. (Apr 2011)
  • Keeping fat cats in business deepened 2008 collapse. (Mar 2010)
  • 2008 bailouts were conspiracy to keep fat cats in business. (Mar 2010)
  • Media today: controlled by corporations & all about ratings. (Apr 2008)
  • We embraced China but not Cuba because Castro nationalized. (Apr 2008)
  • Treat Indian gambling monopoly same as MLB baseball monopoly. (Apr 2008)
Mike Ciresi on Corporations
Former DFL Senate Challenger (2008): Click here for Mike Ciresi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Grams on Corporations
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for Rod Grams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Kennedy on Corporations
Republican (until 2006) (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 93% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mark Kennedy on Corporations
Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 93% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Walter Mondale on Corporations
Former Democratic Challenger (2002) & Vice President (1981): Click here for Walter Mondale on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Corporations
Independent Senate challenger (2008): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Unlimited secret cash from corporations influences elections. (Apr 2011)
  • Keeping fat cats in business deepened 2008 collapse. (Mar 2010)
  • 2008 bailouts were conspiracy to keep fat cats in business. (Mar 2010)
  • Media today: controlled by corporations & all about ratings. (Apr 2008)
  • We embraced China but not Cuba because Castro nationalized. (Apr 2008)
  • Treat Indian gambling monopoly same as MLB baseball monopoly. (Apr 2008)
Paul Wellstone on Corporations
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Wellstone on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Expand microloans to small businesses. (Apr 2002)
Dean Barkley on Corporations
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dean Barkley on other issues.
  • Donít reward companies who try to escape taxes abroad. (Nov 2002)
Ford Bell on Corporations
DFL challenger: Click here for Ford Bell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cavlan on Corporations
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Cavlan on other issues.
  • Democracy requires media independent of corporate power. (Jan 2006)
Norm Coleman on Corporations
Republican Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Norm Coleman on other issues.
  • Reduce corporate tax; eliminate corporate capital gains tax. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 91% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prevent money laundering by disclosing corporate owners. (May 2008)
Mark Dayton on Corporations
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Lowest business tax states accompanied by lowest incomes. (Feb 2013)
  • Voted YES on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 35% by the US COC, indicating a mixed business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Robert Fitzgerald on Corporations
Independence Party Challenger: Click here for Robert Fitzgerald on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gil Gutknecht on Corporations
Republican (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Gil Gutknecht on other issues.
  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 89% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bill Luther on Corporations
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Luther on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
David Minge on Corporations
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 2): Click here for David Minge on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on Corporations
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Niemackl on Corporations
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for James Niemackl on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Oberstar on Corporations
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for James Oberstar on other issues.
  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 24% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Tim Penny on Corporations
Democrat (1982-1995) (District 1): Click here for Tim Penny on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Ramstad on Corporations
Republican Representative (MN-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ramstad on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 90% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Martin Sabo on Corporations
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martin Sabo on other issues.
  • Voted NO on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 23% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bruce Vento on Corporations
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 4): Click here for Bruce Vento on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patty Wetterling on Corporations
Former DFL challenger, 2004 Congressional nominee: Click here for Patty Wetterling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cummins on Corporations
Challenger: Click here for Michael Cummins on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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