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Mark Dayton on Families & Children
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • More funding for family leave & early childhood. (Nov 2000)
  • Economic rat race is the prime destroyer of families. (Jul 1998)
  • Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)

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Jim Abeler on Families & Children
Republican challenger: Click here for Jim Abeler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Al Franken on Families & Children
DFL Jr Senator (MN): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Al Franken on other issues.
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored bill for more kids eligible for free school meals. (Oct 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Families & Children
DFL Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Strengthen Family and Medical Leave Act. (Jan 2006)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Dan Severson on Families & Children
Republican Challenger: Click here for Dan Severson on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Michele Bachmann on Families & Children
Republican Representative (MN-6); 2011 GOP frontrunner: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Michele Bachmann on other issues.
  • Leading advocate for foster and adopted children. (Dec 2011)
  • Foster care provider for girls with eating disorders. (Nov 2011)
  • Best results when family involved; worst with government. (Sep 2011)
  • Bible's "be submissive to husband" means mutual respect. (Aug 2011)
  • Raised 23 foster kids, with her own kids,as "treatment home". (Jun 2011)
  • Mother of 5; foster parent of 23 children. (Jun 2011)
  • Support traditional family life. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Sponsored encouraging adoption of children in foster care. (Nov 2012)
Chip Cravaack on Families & Children
Republican (District 8): Click here for Chip Cravaack on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Keith Ellison on Families & Children
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Keith Ellison on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • Sponsored supporting No Name-Calling Week in schools. (May 2013)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored bill for more kids eligible for free school meals. (Oct 2009)
John Kline on Families & Children
Republican Representative (MN-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Kline on other issues.
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 92% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Betty McCollum on Families & Children
Democratic Representative (MN-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Betty McCollum on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • Supported funding child care, child health, & child housing. (Jul 1999)
Rick Nolan on Families & Children
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Nolan on other issues.
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Erik Paulsen on Families & Children
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Erik Paulsen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Collin Peterson on Families & Children
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Collin Peterson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 58% by the Christian Coalition: mixed voting record on Family Values. (Dec 2003)
  • Increase penalties for child sexual slavery. (Mar 2008)
Tim Walz on Families & Children
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walz on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Feb 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Hatch on Families & Children
Former DFL Challenger for Governor (2006): Click here for Mike Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Pawlenty on Families & Children
Republican MN Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Pawlenty on other issues.
  • Lost mother at 16; needed & felt God's presence. (Jan 2011)
Joe Arwood on Families & Children
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Joe Arwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anthony Hernandez on Families & Children
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Anthony Hernandez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Families & Children
Former Independent Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Hypocrisy to tell kids to abstain from sex. (Apr 2008)
  • No more tax subsidy for child care; parentsí responsibilty. (Jan 1999)
  • Community regulates behavior better than government. (Jan 1999)
  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Mike Ciresi on Families & Children
Former DFL Senate Challenger (2008): Click here for Mike Ciresi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Grams on Families & Children
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rod Grams on other issues.
  • Voted YES on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors. (May 1999)
Mark Kennedy on Families & Children
Republican (until 2006) (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mark Kennedy on Families & Children
Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Walter Mondale on Families & Children
Former Democratic Challenger (2002) & Vice President (1981): Click here for Walter Mondale on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Families & Children
Independent Senate challenger (2008): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Hypocrisy to tell kids to abstain from sex. (Apr 2008)
  • No more tax subsidy for child care; parentsí responsibilty. (Jan 1999)
  • Community regulates behavior better than government. (Jan 1999)
  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Paul Wellstone on Families & Children
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Wellstone on other issues.
  • Voted NO on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors. (May 1999)
Dean Barkley on Families & Children
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dean Barkley on other issues.
  • Whose family values should we teach? (Aug 2008)
Ford Bell on Families & Children
DFL challenger: Click here for Ford Bell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cavlan on Families & Children
Green Challenger: Click here for Michael Cavlan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Norm Coleman on Families & Children
Republican Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Norm Coleman on other issues.
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids. (Jul 2008)
Mark Dayton on Families & Children
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • More funding for family leave & early childhood. (Nov 2000)
  • Economic rat race is the prime destroyer of families. (Jul 1998)
  • Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Robert Fitzgerald on Families & Children
Independence Party Challenger: Click here for Robert Fitzgerald on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gil Gutknecht on Families & Children
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Gil Gutknecht on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Bill Luther on Families & Children
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Luther on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
David Minge on Families & Children
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Minge on other issues.
  • TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories. (Jun 1993)
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on Families & Children
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Niemackl on Families & Children
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Niemackl on other issues.
  • Teach family values in public schools. (Aug 2008)
James Oberstar on Families & Children
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for James Oberstar on other issues.
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 33% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
Tim Penny on Families & Children
Democrat (1982-1995) (District 1): Click here for Tim Penny on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Ramstad on Families & Children
Republican Representative (MN-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ramstad on other issues.
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 69% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Martin Sabo on Families & Children
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martin Sabo on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 15% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bruce Vento on Families & Children
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 4): Click here for Bruce Vento on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patty Wetterling on Families & Children
Former DFL challenger, 2004 Congressional nominee: Click here for Patty Wetterling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cummins on Families & Children
Challenger: Click here for Michael Cummins on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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