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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Mark Dayton on Homeland Security
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Advocate for veteransí needs. (Oct 2000)
  • Redirect military spending to focus within US. (Oct 2000)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)

Senate:

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Jim Abeler on Homeland Security
Republican challenger: Click here for Jim Abeler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Al Franken on Homeland Security
DFL Jr Senator (MN): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Al Franken on other issues.
  • Let companies reveal how much data NSA has gathered. (Nov 2013)
  • 2005: Coleman should've held hearings on post-war corruption. (Sep 2010)
  • Fund UN Peace Operations in Darfur. (Sep 2008)
  • Reduce our arsenal & abandon plans for new nuclear weapons. (Sep 2008)
  • Renew our commitment to our men and women in uniform. (Aug 2008)
  • Investigate waste, fraud, & abuse in Iraq contracts. (Aug 2008)
  • Better screenings for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. (May 2008)
  • Respect the sacrifice made by military families. (May 2008)
  • Do for the VA bureaucracy what we did for VA hospitals. (May 2008)
  • Help veterans re-integrate into their communities. (May 2008)
  • We must renew our commitment to our veterans. (May 2008)
  • Create a new G.I. Bill to pay for 100% of college. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
Amy Klobuchar on Homeland Security
DFL Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • I supported the Patriot Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Patriot Act provides necessary surveillance tools. (Oct 2006)
  • Detainee bill will not meet constitutional muster. (Oct 2006)
  • Our troops need the best equipment and intelligence. (Jan 2006)
  • More screening at ports and nuclear plants. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
Dan Severson on Homeland Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Severson on other issues.
  • 22 years as a Top Gun fighter pilot. (Jan 2012)

House:


Michele Bachmann on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (MN-6); 2011 GOP frontrunner: Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Michele Bachmann on other issues.
  • Defend our embassies against Islamists; defend free speech. (Sep 2012)
  • Muslim radicals are dedicated to destruction of America. (Sep 2012)
  • US historical policy is strength, not appeasement. (Sep 2012)
  • 1970s: Missile defense made obvious sense to replace MAD. (Nov 2011)
  • Waterboarding is effective; don't let the ACLU run the CIA. (Nov 2011)
  • Absolute policy of not negotiating with terrorists. (Oct 2011)
  • No Miranda rights for terrorists; expand Guantanamo. (Aug 2011)
  • Defense spending did not cause our budget crisis; no cuts. (Jul 2011)
  • Remain vigilant and ready, including military action. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Member of House Committee on Intelligence. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Chip Cravaack on Homeland Security
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chip Cravaack on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Homeland Security. (Mar 2011)
Keith Ellison on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Keith Ellison on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability. (Feb 2008)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
John Kline on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (MN-2): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for John Kline on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP. (Dec 2007)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Betty McCollum on Homeland Security
Democratic Representative (MN-4): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Betty McCollum on other issues.
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
  • Recognize women veterans; assist military families. (Jul 1999)
Rick Nolan on Homeland Security
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Nolan on other issues.
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
Erik Paulsen on Homeland Security
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Erik Paulsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Military spouses don't lose voting residency while abroad. (Feb 2009)
Collin Peterson on Homeland Security
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-7): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Collin Peterson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 33% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability. (Feb 2008)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Tim Walz on Homeland Security
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walz on other issues.
  • Supports military tribunals to try suspected terrorists. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Study & address suicides among veterans. (Apr 2008)
  • Member of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (Mar 2011)
  • by VoteVets.org; against wasteful defense spending. (Nov 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Hatch on Homeland Security
Former DFL Challenger for Governor (2006): Click here for Mike Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Pawlenty on Homeland Security
Republican MN Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tim Pawlenty on other issues.
  • Enhanced interrogation techniques counter radical jihadists. (May 2011)
  • Military & veterans' issues top legislative priority. (Jan 2011)
  • Torture of terrorists might be ok to obtain info. (May 2010)
  • Feds should fund REAL ID driver licenses, not states. (Mar 2008)
  • Require federal electronic verification for state employment. (Jan 2008)
  • Over $2M for National Guard and numerous military programs. (Nov 2006)
Joe Arwood on Homeland Security
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Arwood on other issues.
  • Protect commonsense defense investment and veterans spending. (Jan 2012)
  • Cut unnecessary Pentagon programs; scale back overseas bases. (Jan 2012)
Anthony Hernandez on Homeland Security
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Anthony Hernandez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Homeland Security
Former Independent Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • I'd rather face terrorists than lose any of my freedoms. (Apr 2011)
  • Assassinating foreign leadership is despicable. (Apr 2011)
  • Bill of Rights still applies if you label them "terrorists". (Apr 2011)
  • End the phony war on terror to end al Qaeda. (Apr 2011)
  • Secret behavior control drug experiments on Gitmo detainees. (Apr 2011)
  • Evidence destroyed about torture of al Qaeda detainees. (Apr 2011)
  • Federal surveillance is a waste of taxpayer dollars. (Mar 2010)
  • Why were there no black boxes from any of the 9/11 planes? (Mar 2010)
  • Vietnam War was all about somebody making money. (Mar 2010)
  • Lesson from JFK: Don't let feds investigate momentous events. (Mar 2010)
  • I'm more afraid of the culture of fear than of al Qaeda. (Mar 2010)
  • 1999: Special Ops ID'ed several 9/11 hijackers, but ignored. (Mar 2010)
  • Starting war under false premises should be impeachable. (Apr 2008)
  • Muhammad Ali sacrificed for his convictions on Vietnam. (Apr 2008)
  • CIA should not operate within the US, but they do. (Apr 2008)
  • Bush administration knew 9/11 was coming. (Apr 2008)
  • Official story of 9/11 WTC collapse just doesn't add up. (Apr 2008)
  • Wartime draft would stop Iraq War and prevent future wars. (Apr 2008)
  • Require Congressional family members to go to war. (Apr 2008)
  • War isnít civilized; donít expect warriors to be. (Jan 1999)
  • Military is stronger if all-volunteer. (Jan 1999)
  • Against the draft; for including women except in combat. (Jan 1999)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Mike Ciresi on Homeland Security
Former DFL Senate Challenger (2008): Click here for Mike Ciresi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Grams on Homeland Security
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Rod Grams on other issues.
  • Voted NO on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted NO on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
Mark Kennedy on Homeland Security
Republican (until 2006) (District 2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Patriot Act allowed 5 years without terrorist attack. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mark Kennedy on Homeland Security
Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Patriot Act allowed 5 years without terrorist attack. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
Walter Mondale on Homeland Security
Former Democratic Challenger (2002) & Vice President (1981): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Walter Mondale on other issues.
  • R&D on missile defense, but deployment destabilizes. (Nov 2002)
  • Star Wars didn't work in 1984 and still doesn't work. (Aug 2000)
  • Opposed Nixon's plans for antiballistic missile systems. (Jan 1997)
Jesse Ventura on Homeland Security
Independent Senate challenger (2008): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • I'd rather face terrorists than lose any of my freedoms. (Apr 2011)
  • Assassinating foreign leadership is despicable. (Apr 2011)
  • Bill of Rights still applies if you label them "terrorists". (Apr 2011)
  • End the phony war on terror to end al Qaeda. (Apr 2011)
  • Secret behavior control drug experiments on Gitmo detainees. (Apr 2011)
  • Evidence destroyed about torture of al Qaeda detainees. (Apr 2011)
  • Federal surveillance is a waste of taxpayer dollars. (Mar 2010)
  • Why were there no black boxes from any of the 9/11 planes? (Mar 2010)
  • Vietnam War was all about somebody making money. (Mar 2010)
  • Lesson from JFK: Don't let feds investigate momentous events. (Mar 2010)
  • I'm more afraid of the culture of fear than of al Qaeda. (Mar 2010)
  • 1999: Special Ops ID'ed several 9/11 hijackers, but ignored. (Mar 2010)
  • Starting war under false premises should be impeachable. (Apr 2008)
  • Muhammad Ali sacrificed for his convictions on Vietnam. (Apr 2008)
  • CIA should not operate within the US, but they do. (Apr 2008)
  • Bush administration knew 9/11 was coming. (Apr 2008)
  • Official story of 9/11 WTC collapse just doesn't add up. (Apr 2008)
  • Wartime draft would stop Iraq War and prevent future wars. (Apr 2008)
  • Require Congressional family members to go to war. (Apr 2008)
  • War isnít civilized; donít expect warriors to be. (Jan 1999)
  • Military is stronger if all-volunteer. (Jan 1999)
  • Against the draft; for including women except in combat. (Jan 1999)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
Paul Wellstone on Homeland Security
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Paul Wellstone on other issues.
  • Improve veteransí government-provided health care. (Jan 1999)
  • Voted YES on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing another round of military base closures. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (Feb 1999)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on favoring 36 vetoed military projects. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on banning chemical weapons. (Apr 1997)
  • Voted NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations. (Sep 1995)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002)
Dean Barkley on Homeland Security
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dean Barkley on other issues.
  • Less spending on armed forces. (Aug 2008)
  • The Patriot Act harms civil liberties. (Aug 2008)
  • Cast key vote in Senate to implement Homeland Security bill. (Jul 2008)
  • Allow FBI to investigate domestic groups for terrorism. (Nov 1996)
Ford Bell on Homeland Security
DFL challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ford Bell on other issues.
  • Donít exclude foreigners from US colleges for security. (Dec 2005)
  • Focus on infrastructure protection, not just intelligence. (Dec 2005)
Michael Cavlan on Homeland Security
Green Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michael Cavlan on other issues.
  • Patriot Act is simply a means to control the people. (Aug 2006)
  • Transfer military funding to veteransí benefits. (Aug 2006)
  • Dealing with terrorism militarily is counter-productive. (Jan 2006)
Norm Coleman on Homeland Security
Republican Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Norm Coleman on other issues.
  • Established a reintegration program for returning troops. (Aug 2008)
  • Continue R&D on missile defense, and deploy it. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted YES on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 0% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
Mark Dayton on Homeland Security
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Advocate for veteransí needs. (Oct 2000)
  • Redirect military spending to focus within US. (Oct 2000)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Small business in developing homeland security technologies. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
Robert Fitzgerald on Homeland Security
Independence Party Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Administrationís power grab threatens 4th amendment rights. (Oct 2006)
  • Reduce $ on missile defense; eliminate Homeland security $. (Oct 2006)
Gil Gutknecht on Homeland Security
Republican (District 1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Gil Gutknecht on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 22% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Bill Luther on Homeland Security
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Luther on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
David Minge on Homeland Security
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Minge on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on other issues.
  • 57% to military & 4% to education is wrong priority. (May 2008)
James Niemackl on Homeland Security
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Niemackl on other issues.
  • Less spending on armed forces. (Aug 2008)
  • Repeal the Patriot Act. (Aug 2008)
James Oberstar on Homeland Security
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-8): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for James Oberstar on other issues.
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 89% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
  • Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays. (Mar 2010)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Tim Penny on Homeland Security
Democrat (1982-1995) (District 1): Click here for Tim Penny on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Ramstad on Homeland Security
Republican Representative (MN-3): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ramstad on other issues.
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 44% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)
  • Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers. (Apr 2008)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Martin Sabo on Homeland Security
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 5): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Martin Sabo on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 78% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Bruce Vento on Homeland Security
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Vento on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace. (Apr 1993)
Patty Wetterling on Homeland Security
Former DFL challenger, 2004 Congressional nominee: Click here for Patty Wetterling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cummins on Homeland Security
Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Cummins on other issues.
  • More spending for armed forces on front lines and at home. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports the Patriot Act. (Jul 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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