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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Criminal sanctions against abortion doctors, not women: Opposes topic 1
Based on results, I'm the most pro-life candidate: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Stem-cell research ok on previous embryos, but not new ones: Favors topic 1
1991: favored parental notification & informed consent: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit partial-birth abortion; require 24-hour wait: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Appointed pro-life Chief Justice of MN Supreme Court: Opposes topic 1
No liberty greater than the right to life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports the Pro-life Presidential Leadership Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Voted for GLBT protection; later favored repealing the law: Opposes topic 3
Opposite-sex marriage is cornerstone of society: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposite-sex marriage is cornerstone of society: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect faith from government, not vice-versa: Strongly Favors topic 4
Let school districts decide on teaching intelligent design: Favors topic 4
Separation of church doesn't mean strike God from America: Strongly Favors topic 4
My faith is part of how I think, including in public life: Favors topic 4
Government growth displaces faith community & charities: Favors topic 4
1999: Supported denomination-specific prayers in MN House: Favors topic 4
2005: Established state council on faith-based initiatives: Strongly Favors topic 4
Require Pledge of Allegiance in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Student standards & teacher standards: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We did healthcare the right way in Minnesota: Opposes topic 5
Romney and Obama plans are really just "ObamneyCare": Strongly Opposes topic 5
No top-down, government-run, limited-choice system: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare's individual mandate encroaches our freedom: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Shop around for best price & quality, like we do for TVs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
2009 bill will break the bank, but not cut costs: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Start toward universal coverage by covering all kids: Favors topic 5
Supports market-driven healthcare reform: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Expand coverage: purchasing pools &Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
Extend SCHIP with full funding, plus $12B for Medicaid: Strongly Favors topic 5
Delay Medicaid changes that shift costs from feds to states: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
2004: strong supporter of personal accounts: Strongly Favors topic 6
No increase in the Social Security tax cap: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pro-school choice policies; including pro-charter laws: Strongly Favors topic 7
Let school districts decide on teaching intelligent design: Strongly Favors topic 7
Parents should have educational options, like home schooling: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
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Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Reinstate death penalty for the most heinous crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Minimum mandatory sentences & sex offender notification: Strongly Favors topic 9
More prisons; tougher penalties for sex offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Pro-gun, but barred machine guns from security detail: Favors topic 10
Guarantee the right to concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Statewide background checks to carry firearms: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Just two tax brackets: 10% below $100K; then 25% above that: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Set a record for vetoes in Minnesota's history: Opposes topic 11
Refused to raise taxes to force fiscal responsibility: Strongly Opposes topic 11
20% corporate tax cut; 20% business exclusion: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce business tax from 3rd highest corporate tax rate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Jobs Creation Bill: R&D tax credit; 20% corporate tax cut: Opposes topic 11
Get Minnesota out of the top ten states in taxes: Opposes topic 11
$97,000 of income is middle class; donít raise withholding: Opposes topic 11
Bush tax cuts should have been permanent in the first place: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Bush tax cuts should have permanent in the first place: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports Single Sales Tax Reform: Strongly Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
If feds won't protect border, then let the states do it: Opposes topic 12
No pathway to citizenship except military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
No pathway to citizenship except military service: Opposes topic 12
Require federal electronic verification for state employment: Opposes topic 12
Require federal electronic verification for state employment: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
China-Minnesota partnership: grow jobs by growing exports: Favors topic 13
Fair trade, to deal with world's rampant trade manipulation: Opposes topic 13
Fair trade, to deal with world's rampant trade manipulation: Opposes topic 13
2005 trade mission led to Minnesota-China Partnership: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Military & veterans' issues top legislative priority: Favors topic 15
Over $2M for National Guard and numerous military programs: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Government control of campaign finance is flawed: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-5 points on Social scale)
We should withdraw from Afghanistan more slowly: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Arbitrary deadline in Iraq shouldn't supersede common sense: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Decide Afghan withdrawal by strategy, not arbitrary deadline: Strongly Opposes topic 17
2006: Growing problems in Iraq, but withdrawal disastrous: Strongly Opposes topic 17
2007: Supported the surge; we're going all in: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
2005: Vetoed $250K for climate change research: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Building, Benchmarks, & Beyond: reduce 200,000 tons of CO2: Strongly Favors topic 18
25% renewable by 2025: Requirement, not a goal: Strongly Favors topic 18
Increase supply; diversify sources; drill ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
The more oil supply, the better: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Extend tax incentives for energy efficiency and energy R&D: Strongly Favors topic 18
Encourage development of locally owned wind energy sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-5 points on Social scale)
Legalizing marijuana is unneeded & unwise: Strongly Favors topic 19
Tougher penalties for meth offenders: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Vetoed 123 spending bills as governor: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Simply wrong for government to spend large surpluses: Opposes topic 20
Increase taxes only if necessary; & with automatic repeal: Opposes topic 20
Tax cuts stimulate economy; create jobs; & raise revenue: Opposes topic 20

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Former Presidents:
George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
Bill Clinton(D,1993-2001)
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
Ronald Reagan(R,1981-1989)
Jimmy Carter(D,1977-1981)
Gerald Ford(R,1974-1977)
Richard Nixon(R,1969-1974)
Lyndon Johnson(D,1963-1969)
John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)

Former Contenders:
V.P.Al Gore
Pat Buchanan
V.P.Dick Cheney
Sen.Bob Dole
Ralph Nader
Gov.Sarah Palin

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Milton Friedman
Heritage Foundation
Arianna Huffington
Rush Limbaugh
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Ayn Rand
Secy.Robert Reich
Donald Trump
Gov.Jesse Ventura

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Cory Booker (D,Newark,NJ)
Julian Castro (D,San Antonio,TX)
Rahm Emanuel (D,Chicago)
Tom Menino (D,Boston)
Annise Parker (D,Houston)
Jerry Sanders (R,San Diego)
Antonio Villaraigosa (D,Los Angeles)
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Energy/Oil
Environment
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Foreign Policy
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Page last updated: Jan 20, 2014