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Mark Dayton on Technology
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Investing in transportation infrastructure improves business. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)

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Jim Abeler on Technology
Republican challenger: Click here for Jim Abeler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Al Franken on Technology
DFL Jr Senator (MN): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Al Franken on other issues.
  • 21st-century communication methods helped win recount. (Sep 2010)
  • Invest in our nationís physical infrastructure. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
Amy Klobuchar on Technology
DFL Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Maintain traditional and high-tech infrastructure. (Jan 2006)
  • Supports the V-Chip & Internet filters. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Require telecomms to transfer VOIP calls from other carriers. (Apr 2008)
  • Require websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
  • Strengthen infrastructure, including rail, dams, & Internet. (Jan 2013)
  • Televise proceedings of the Supreme Court. (Feb 2009)
Dan Severson on Technology
Republican Challenger: Click here for Dan Severson on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Michele Bachmann on Technology
Republican Representative (MN-6); 2011 GOP frontrunner: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Michele Bachmann on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Chip Cravaack on Technology
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chip Cravaack on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
Keith Ellison on Technology
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Keith Ellison on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Close digital divide with high-tech training. (Jan 2001)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Stop foreign internet piracy of copyrighted materials. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
John Kline on Technology
Republican Representative (MN-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for John Kline on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Betty McCollum on Technology
Democratic Representative (MN-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Betty McCollum on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
Rick Nolan on Technology
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Nolan on other issues.
  • Rebuild infrastructure by ending Bush tax cuts. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Erik Paulsen on Technology
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Erik Paulsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Collin Peterson on Technology
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-7): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Collin Peterson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Require text on TV for visually-impaired viewers. (Apr 2005)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Tim Walz on Technology
Democrat: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walz on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Hatch on Technology
Former DFL Challenger for Governor (2006): Click here for Mike Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Pawlenty on Technology
Republican MN Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Pawlenty on other issues.
  • Don't eliminate the space program; reprioritize instead. (Jun 2011)
  • 2007: 5-cent gas tax to replace bridges after I-35 collapse. (May 2010)
Joe Arwood on Technology
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Joe Arwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anthony Hernandez on Technology
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Anthony Hernandez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Technology
Former Independent Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • WikiLeaks exposes how our government lies when waging war. (Apr 2011)
  • Replace electronic ballots with hand-counts & paper trails. (Apr 2011)
  • Feds surveill us via private sector to avoid Constitution. (Mar 2010)
  • 1998 "Geek Squad" pioneered political use of Internet. (Apr 2008)
  • TV news stations are really entertainment stations. (Apr 2008)
  • Unplugging TVs when off would save 3800 gigawatt-hours. (Apr 2008)
  • FCC indecency fines are an unelected dictatorship. (Apr 2008)
  • Competitive telecomm services to bridge Digital Divide. (Sep 2000)
  • Leave Internet sales tax to states. (Jul 2000)
  • Government may facilitate the Internet, but not control it. (Feb 1998)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
Mike Ciresi on Technology
Former DFL Senate Challenger (2008): Click here for Mike Ciresi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Grams on Technology
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rod Grams on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Mark Kennedy on Technology
Republican (until 2006) (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Mark Kennedy on Technology
Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Walter Mondale on Technology
Former Democratic Challenger (2002) & Vice President (1981): Click here for Walter Mondale on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Technology
Independent Senate challenger (2008): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • WikiLeaks exposes how our government lies when waging war. (Apr 2011)
  • Replace electronic ballots with hand-counts & paper trails. (Apr 2011)
  • Feds surveill us via private sector to avoid Constitution. (Mar 2010)
  • 1998 "Geek Squad" pioneered political use of Internet. (Apr 2008)
  • TV news stations are really entertainment stations. (Apr 2008)
  • Unplugging TVs when off would save 3800 gigawatt-hours. (Apr 2008)
  • FCC indecency fines are an unelected dictatorship. (Apr 2008)
  • Competitive telecomm services to bridge Digital Divide. (Sep 2000)
  • Leave Internet sales tax to states. (Jul 2000)
  • Government may facilitate the Internet, but not control it. (Feb 1998)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
Paul Wellstone on Technology
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Wellstone on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted NO on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Dean Barkley on Technology
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for Dean Barkley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ford Bell on Technology
DFL challenger: Click here for Ford Bell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cavlan on Technology
Green Challenger: Click here for Michael Cavlan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Norm Coleman on Technology
Republican Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Norm Coleman on other issues.
  • Paper pads to fight Franken's 21st-century communications. (Sep 2010)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
Mark Dayton on Technology
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Investing in transportation infrastructure improves business. (Feb 2011)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
Robert Fitzgerald on Technology
Independence Party Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Legislate online data collection; support Net Neutrality. (Oct 2006)
Gil Gutknecht on Technology
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Gil Gutknecht on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
Bill Luther on Technology
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Luther on other issues.
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
David Minge on Technology
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Minge on other issues.
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on Technology
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Niemackl on Technology
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for James Niemackl on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Oberstar on Technology
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-8): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for James Oberstar on other issues.
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Tim Penny on Technology
Democrat (1982-1995) (District 1): Click here for Tim Penny on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Ramstad on Technology
Republican Representative (MN-3): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ramstad on other issues.
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
  • Let companies share Y2K plans with no risk of lawsuits. (Oct 1998)
Martin Sabo on Technology
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Martin Sabo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Bruce Vento on Technology
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Vento on other issues.
  • Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider. (Feb 1993)
Patty Wetterling on Technology
Former DFL challenger, 2004 Congressional nominee: Click here for Patty Wetterling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cummins on Technology
Challenger: Click here for Michael Cummins on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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